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CITY COUNCIL

February 14, 2018                                                                                                       Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Randy Jensen, Paula Simonson 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, Simonson seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call.

Mayor Behrns opens the hearing to consider opposition and/or recommendations to the one and six year road plan at 7:01 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the hearing at 7:02 p.m.

Mayor Behrns opens the hearing at 7:02 p.m. to consider a Class D Liquor license request for Taylor Oil Company Inc. dba Taylor Quik Pik. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the meeting at 7:03 p.m.

Council President McClun reported for the Care Center. Some items reported: Roloff working on the gazebo, payroll outsourcing and conflicts with next meeting date.

Laura McKeen presented the annual library report. She gave financial information and reported that they are launching a new website. The city council thanked the library board for all their service.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to recommend approval of Class D Liquor License for Taylor Oil Company, Inc. dba Taylor Quik Pik. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Behrns declared a conflict with the next agenda item and left the meeting at 7:19 p.m. Council President McClun presided over the meeting. Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to renew Diamond membership to Keep Cass County Beautiful at $500 to be paid from the KENO fund. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Mayor Behrns reentered the meeting at 7:21 p.m.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve paying half the cost for City Attorney Johnson to attend LNM Midwinter Conference. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to suspend the $1/square foot housing stimulus; applications accepted until March 1, 2018 and certificate of occupancy permits signed before June 1, 2018. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to approve housing stimulus payout to Melvin Sudbeck Homes, Inc. for home built at 424 Eastwood Dr. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to enter closed session at 7:44 p.m. for attorney/client privilege to discuss delinquent account policy. Mayor Behrns reiterated the reason for entering closed session. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to exit closed session at 8:28 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to authorize the city clerk to file liens on delinquent utility bills. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Dan gave an update on the ball field.

Dan reported for street, water and sewer.

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

An internal audit control of invoices was conducted.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 18-02; one and six year road plan. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:52 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