210 Main St, PO Box 370, Louisville, NE 68037-0370
Phone: 402-234-7605/7705, Fax: 234-2221
E-mail: [email protected]

March 28, 2002

Spring Clean Up Day is scheduled for May 4, 2002 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the city shop. Alternate rain date is May 18th. Acceptable items are general trash, leaves and grass, white goods (refrigerators and appliances) $5.00 each. Items not accepted include paint, tires, batteries, oil and hazardous items. The key to discarding old paint is to empty the old paint can on cardboard, let both the can and cardboard dry and then toss it away. The Louisville Jay Cees will be available to help individuals unable to transport their items to the city shop. Contact a member of the Jay Cees for assistance. Residents mowing and doing spring clean up should prevent grass clippings from falling into the street, as this blocks the storm sewer from draining. Also, trees are to be kept trimmed to a height of 8 feet and shrubs should be trimmed and kept from hanging over sidewalks. This year's clean up day will be part of the Great American Cleanup, which is organized by Keep America Beautiful, Inc., and being coordinated in our state by Keep Nebraska Beautiful. Litter collection bags will be provided free of charge and can be picked up at City Hall. As part of this event the local Girl Scouts will be planting a "Liberty Garden" in the City Park. 

The Pet Vaccination Clinic has been scheduled for April 6, 2002 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Fire Station. The clinic is sponsored by the Plattsmouth Animal Hospital and vaccinations for dogs and cats will be available. City staff will also be available for pet licensing. A fee schedule for the vaccinations is available at City Hall. The cost of pet licenses is $5.00 per year and are due by May 1st of each year. A current rabies certificate is required for a pet license. Any person, who owns, keeps or harbors a dog or cat over the age of six months within the city limits is required to obtain a pet license. It is also unlawful for the owner of any dog or cat to allow them to run at large at any time within the corporate limits of the City. 

Please keep in mind that building permits are required for fences, porches, patios, home additions, swimming pools, accessory structures, retaining walls, remodeling, electrical and plumbing, and location of curb cuts and sidewalks just to name a few. If you are planning any type of construction, please contact the City Hall or the building inspector, Bill Krejci at 234-2423. The City adopted the 1997 Uniform Building Codes. 

Sewer rates will be recalculated in April. Your water usage for January, February and March is used to calculate your sewer rate and your rate will remain the same until April, 2003. Water bills are due on the 15th of each month, after that date the delinquent amount will be due. Payments can be made at City Hall between the hours of 8-5, M-F. A drive through window is located at the rear of the building and there is also a night deposit for after hour's payments located next to the drive through window. If you have an after-hours problem with water or sewer, please contact Larry Wittrock of People Service. Larry can be reached by phone at 670-6450 or can be paged at 444-8462. As soon as weather permits, hydrant flushing will resume on Tuesdays. 

The Louisville Jay Cees have been very busy lately. They hosted the State Super Shooters Competition earlier this month and are currently working on plans for the annual Louisville Daz Celebration. Louisville Daz will be held on May 25th. Watch for flyers for a schedule of events planned. 

Open burning of outdoor rubbish and fires for the purpose of clearing land requires a permit from the local fire chief or his designee. This permit is issued by the fire chief or his designee in writing, signed by the fire chief or his designee and on a form provided by the State Fire Marshal. Anyone wishing to obtain a burn permit will need to contact the Fire Department. 

The City has CDBG Housing Rehab Reuse Funds available for owner-occupied homes that are in need of emergency for such items as new roofs, new furnaces, water heaters, etc. If you own your home and are interested in financial assistance, please contact City Hall for more information. To be eligible for assistance, your income must be under certain limits according to family size. Some deductions are used such as children under 18 and medical bills paid by the homeowner. 

The end of the school year is quickly approaching and graduation is just around the corner. The Louisville Ball Parents Association is working on scheduling the baseball and softball schedules for this summer. This will mean an increased amount of children walking and riding bicycles on the street and sidewalks. Please take extra caution in watching for children at play while driving.

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