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CITY COUNCIL

 

May 9, 2018                                                                                                         Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 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 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. Petersen moves, McClun seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call.

Mayor Behrns opened the public hearing at 7:01 p.m. for consideration of a Class C Liquor License request for GT Saloon LLC dba Good Time Saloon. Jeff Weber and Roxanne Suiter introduced themselves as the new owners of Good Times Saloon. No public comment was made. Mayor Berhns closed the public hearing at 7:02 p.m.

There was no report for the Care Center.

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to recommend approval of a Class C liquor license for GT Saloon LLC doing business as Good Times Saloon. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to authorize GT Saloon LLC as the new owners to conduct a lottery (KENO) on behalf of the City of Louisville at Good Times Saloon.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve the payment agreement with Timber Ridge Enterprises, LLC for the sanitary sewer improvements. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Andrew Farber, LPS Superintendent, was present to state objections to any further TIF projects as they put burdens on the school district. Dave Wedekind explained that growth wouldn’t be possible without TIF.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to authorize Dan Henry to negotiate an agreement with NebraskaLink for space at the water tower for fiber internet service. Roll call vote: ayes – Jensen, Petersen; nays – McClun, Simonson. Mayor Behrns broke the tie with an aye vote. Motion carried.

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve the housing stimulus payout to Sudbeck Homes, Inc. for homes built at 903 South Ridge Dr., 345 Eastwood Dr., 375 Eastwood Dr., 387 Eastwood Dr. and 397 Eastwood Dr. for a total amount of $7,202.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The city council was brought up to date on a garage built in city property on Elm Street. The City Attorney suggests taking care of the situation sooner rather than later.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve the expenses for the clerk’s attendance to LNM’s 2018 Municipal Finance Conference on June 20-22th in Lincoln, NE. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was a brief financial investment discussion. The City Attorney advised that there are restrictions and statutory requirements that are very limited for public funds. More investigation will be done.

Kevin Albert and Bill Lueber gave an update on the ball field. Games started last week and as the season continues tweaks will be made. They reported a sun issue on the legion field. It was decided to call the area the Ash Grove Complex since Ash Grove granted a 100 year lease at no cost to the City. It was also discussed to install no parking signs on Louisville Road; a resolution will be prepared for next meeting. McClun moves, Simonson seconds to purchase fall protection under playground equipment from KENO funds. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve the agreement with the school for use of ball field. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There were no reports for street, water and sewer.

A 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, Petersen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:02 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