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CITY COUNCIL

March 14, 2018                                                                                                           Louisville, NE

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

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center.

Kari Wockenfuss objected to the annual 5% transfer of net cash provided by operating expense from Louisville Care Center to City. The discussion will be carried over to the next meeting.

The discussion of Dave Wedekind’s portion of the lift station expenses was tabled for further investigation of engineer’s estimates.

Dave Wedekind wanted the city to be aware of the unreasonable fees the city’s bond counsel attorneys are charging.

Jennifer Serkiz was present with an update from Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council. They have met or exceeded all the goals they set for the 2017 and have been very active. She was particularly excited about Careerocket – a business/student learning initiative. Jennifer reminded the council about the Investor Meeting on May 16th.

A 10” water main under the UP tracks on the south side of town was briefly discussed. Dan will contact some engineers for estimates.

Mayor Behrns gave a brief history of the LARM insurance pool. The City is locked into a contract for two years and will continue. No council action required.

The city received some complaints about Copple parking some vehicles on South Depot Street. It was determined that the trucks were parked there as a favor to the city for safety reasons; to keep people from driving down there since the bridge is out. It was also determined that BNSF owns the property anyway.

An interlocal agreement will be worked out with the school for participation in maintenance of ball field for softball use.

There was a brief discussion of the process to fill the vacancy in the maintenance department caused by the resignation of David “Goldie” Mikell. The second choice in the last set of applicants will be contacted.

Dan gave an update on the ball field. The wiring and drywall in the concession stand/bathroom areas is being completed. Kevin Albert reported that the ball parents have 234 kids registered this year creating 19 teams. The projects to finish were discussed.

Dan reported for street, water and sewer. Chris completed his Grade 4 water certification.

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.

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 18-03; participating members of LARM to call for a special meeting of members and to select a voting representative and alternate to elect 15 members to the LARM Board of Directors. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #973; fee schedule. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to adopt Ordinance #973 by title only on third and final reading. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:56 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