April 11, 2018 Louisville, NE
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Paula Simonson and Rod Petersen. Randy Jensen was absent. 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. McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the claim to Rod Petersen for conference reimbursement expenses. Motion carried by unanimous roll call of those attending. McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve the claim to Rod Petersen. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Simonson; abstain – Petersen; aye to create a majority – Mayor Behrns. Motion carried.
Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center by stating the gazebo is almost done and the international nurse will be starting in May.
Kari Wockenfuss and Darlene Petrzilka stated objections to the LCC annual transfer. McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve a transfer of $25,000 which is slightly less than the targeted 5% of net cash from LCC to City funds. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.
Kim Vandenbroucke, representing the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts thanked the city council for the use of the community center for meetings and activities. While thoroughly cleaning the basement, there has been some maintenance and other issues uncovered. Kim and the clerk will look at resolving them with the help of the maintenance crew. Kim was reminded that they are in the building more than the city crew or staff, and to let the clerk know when they have any concerns.
Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve a special designated liquor license request for the fire department for a street dance on June 30, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on Main Street and in the fire hall. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.
Dan gave an update on the ball field. The first game is May 4th, so that is the target date for completion. The water has just been turned on to the restrooms, the handicapped parking has been completed, the retaining wall on the west end of the complex is complete and the electrical is the last thing to be finished.
McClun moves, Petersen seconds to instruct the city attorney to draft an agreement with Dave Wedekind for repayment of the lift station expenses with terms as discussed. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.
An agreement with the school for use of ball field was discussed. Mayor Behrns visited with Superintendent Farber and the City is waiting for a response from the school about the proposed agreement.
Dan reported for street, water and sewer.
There were no reports for sheriff or the fire and rescue departments.
An internal audit control of invoices was conducted.
McClun moves, Simonson seconds to adjourn the meeting at 7:48 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.
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