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CITY COUNCIL

November 8, 2017                                                                                                      Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, November 8, 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. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the claims to Kerns Excavating Co., Inc. Motion carried by unanimous roll call.

Bart Pugh from Schemmer Associates; Architects/Engineers/Planners gave a presentation of his firm’s services.

Mayor Behrns reported for the Care Center. Some items discussed were property/liability insurance renewal and new furniture by nurse’s station.

Steve Parr from JEO Consulting Group was in attendance to review the one & six year road plan. Some updates will be made and presented at a public hearing in January.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to authorize the City Clerk to offset the tax increment financing distribution to Dave Wedekind for legal fees based on section 4/03 of the Redevelopment Contract which obligates the Redeveloper to reimburse the Agency or the City as the case may be or “legal fees and costs incurred or expected to be incurred in connection with this Redevelopment Contract and the issuance of the Indebtedness”. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen Petersen to approve pay application #3 to Kerns Excavating Co., Inc. for 2017 Platte River State Park Sanitary Sewer Force Main in the amount of $101,877.66. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve pay application #2 to Kerns Excavating Co., Inc. for 2017 Sanitary Lift Station in the amount of $70,733.70. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Timber Ridge Log Homes as the general contractor for townhome built at 1190 Prairie Ridge Cr. in the amount of $1,320.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Timber Ridge Log Homes as the general contractor for townhome built at 1030 Prairie Ridge Cr. in the amount of $1,310.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Timber Ridge Log Homes as the general contractor for townhome built at 1138 Prairie Ridge Cr. in the amount of $1,310.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Timber Ridge Log Homes as the general contractor for townhome built at 1150 Prairie Ridge Cr. in the amount of $1,321.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the hiring of Chris Osterloh for the maintenance position with a six month probationary period. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan gave a ball field update. Items completed: sod, bases, pitcher’s mounds and some trees planted. More trees will be delivered Friday to be planted this weekend. Wiring is left to do. Heidi Novotny was present with concerns about maintenance expenses and coordination with the ball parents and the Legion.

Dan reported for streets, water and sewer. The work on Walnut Street shoulders will continue in the spring.

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.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve by title only on second reading Ordinance #970; 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.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #971; wages and benefits for Louisville Care Center employees as it relates to longevity pay. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. McClun moves, Petersen seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #971. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #972; wages and benefits for City employees and public officials. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #972. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Simonson moves, McClun seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:14 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