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CITY COUNCIL

October 11, 2017                                                                                                        Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall.  Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Paula Simonson, Randy Jensen and Rod Petersen. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson, City Supervisor Dan Henry and several guests. Mayor Behrns stated that the Open Meetings Act is posted at the rear of the room and a copy of all meeting materials is available with the clerk.

Notice of the regular meeting was given in advance thereof by publication in the Plattsmouth Journal and by posting in three (3) public places as shown by the certificate attached to these minutes.  Notice was simultaneously given to all council members.  Their acknowledgement of receipt of notice and the agenda is attached to these minutes.  All proceedings thereafter were taken while the convened meeting was open to the public. 

Mayor Behrns called the meeting to order and asked the Council to review the consent agenda. Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the claims to Kerns Excavating Co., Inc. Motion carried by unanimous roll call.

Mayor Behrns opened the public hearing at 7:01 p.m. to consider annexation of property legally described as: Beginning at the Southeast Corner of Lot 10, Block 5, Southridge Subdivision in the Southwest One-Quarter of Section 23, Township 12 North, Range 11 East of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Cass County, Nebraska; thence N40°09'28"E and along the East line of said Lot 10 a distance of 197.94 feet to the Northeast Corner of said Lot 10; thence S46°19'52"E a distance of 130.83 feet; thence S00°24'56"E a distance of 231.44 feet to the Northeast Corner of Tax Lot 16 located in the Southwest One-Quarter of said Section 23; thence Northwesterly and along the North line of said Tax Lot 16 the following three courses: 1.  N89°56'09"W a distance of 14.65 feet; 2.  Along the arc of a curve to the right having a radius of 20.00 feet and a central angle of 40°05'37" for an arc length of 14.00 feet; 3. N49°50'32"W and along the North Right-of-Way of South Ridge drive a distance of 257.02 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing 0.93 acres, at the request of the property owner. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:02 p.m.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center stating that an international nurse from the Philippines is starting soon.

Terry Hovey and Rick Stephens were present from the Cornhusker Country Music Theater. They are looking for ideas to generate new business and members. They requested notices on the scrolling sign in front of the city office. The city clerk told them to bring in the schedule and she’d get it on the sign. They also asked about signage on the highway and were directed to the NE Department of Transportation for more information.

Cory Chubb had asked the city to consider vacating the south 50’ of Hazel Street. The council agreed that it is in the best interest of the City to retain ownership because of the utilities. No council action taken.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve pay application #2 to Kerns Excavating Co., Inc. for 2017 Platte River State Park Sanitary Sewer Force Main in the amount of $96,723.69. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Simonson moves, McClun seconds to approve pay application #1 to Kerns Excavating Co., Inc. for 2017 Sanitary Lift Station in the amount of $14,146.74. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

No report on the nuisance property at 106 Main St.

Dan gave a ball field update. The sod on the baseball field has been installed and trees will be planted soon.

Dan gave a lift station update stating that the electricity was set today to the location.

Applications for a water/wastewater operator will be taken for two weeks. Ads will be placed in the Plattsmouth Journal and the Cassgram then interviews will take place.

Dan reported for streets, water and sewer. The crew is currently working on the shoulders of Walnut Street.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There were no reports for the fire and rescue departments.

An internal audit was conducted verifying checks to invoices by the council members.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve by title only on first reading Ordinance #967; annexation of property legally described as beginning at the Southeast Corner of Lot 10, Block 5, Southridge Subdivision in the Southwest One-Quarter of Section 23, Township 12 North, Range 11 East of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Cass County, Nebraska; thence N40°09'28"E and along the East line of said Lot 10 a distance of 197.94 feet to the Northeast Corner of said Lot 10; thence S46°19'52"E a distance of 130.83 feet; thence S00°24'56"E a distance of 231.44 feet to the Northeast Corner of Tax Lot 16 located in the Southwest One-Quarter of said Section 23; thence Northwesterly and along the North line of said Tax Lot 16 the following three courses: 1.  N89°56'09"W a distance of 14.65 feet; 2.  Along the arc of a curve to the right having a radius of 20.00 feet and a central angle of 40°05'37" for an arc length of 14.00 feet; 3. N49°50'32"W and along the North Right-of-Way of South Ridge drive a distance of 257.02 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing 0.93 acres. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 7:21 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

I, the undersigned clerk, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the proceedings had and done by the Mayor and City Council of Louisville.  To the best of my knowledge, the agenda was kept continually current and available for public inspection; and the minutes were in written form and available for public inspection within 10 working days.  The minutes are published in summary form.  Upon request a complete copy is available at City Hall.

Dee Arias, City Clerk