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CITY COUNCIL

 

June 13, 2018                                                                                                       Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Randy Jensen and Rod Petersen. Paula Simonson was absent. Also present were City Supervisor Dan Henry, 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, Jensen seconds to approve the consent agenda as amended with the exception of the claim to Jerry McClun for fire school reimbursement and the claim to the Louisville Volunteer Fire Department to be discussed later in the meeting. Motion carried by unanimous roll call of those attending. Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve the claim to Jerry McClun. Roll call vote: ayes – Petersen, Jensen; abstain – McClun; absent – Simonson; Mayor Behrns voted aye to create majority vote. Motion carried.

There was no report for the Care Center.

Brenda and David Haswell requested approval to keep an emotional support pig at their residence at 422 Main Street. They presented registration of the animal along with a letter from a healthcare individual stating the need for the animal. Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to grant the request upon contingency of appropriate sanitary conditions and a fenced yard. Roll call vote: ayes – Petersen, Jensen; nay – McClun; absent – Simonson; Mayor Behrns voted aye to create majority vote. Motion carried.

Doug Trent formally requested stop signs at the corners of 4th and Maple Streets and 4th and Vine Streets. Resolutions will be prepared for stop signs installed for northbound and southbound traffic at 4th and Maple Streets, southbound traffic on 4th and Vine Streets. A resolution for no parking on both sides of Eastwood Drive from 2nd Street to Highway 66 will also be prepared as requested by Council Member McClun.

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to approve the street closing request for the fire department street dance on June 30, 2018 from noon to midnight; Main Street from 1st to 2nd Streets. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Carrie Sellers reported damage to landscaping from the moving of a tree after the storm over the weekend. She was not in attendance – no council action taken.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve street closing request from B.U.I.L.D. on July 29, 2018; 1st to 3rd Streets, 2nd Street from alley west of Main to alley east of Main, 3rd Street from alley west of Main to Main, parking lot north of city hall and basketball/tennis courts from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for Last Hot Sunday in July car show. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to waive the formal bidding process for the purchase of Stryker Power Load devices for both rescue squads in the amount of $62,995.80. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to approve the fire department expenditure for awards banquet for 19 attendees at $25/person. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the street closing request for fire department practice burn on June 24, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Sandhill Road from Highway 50 east for 200 feet (rain date July 8, 2018). Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve pay application #6 & final with associated change order to Kerns Excavating Co., Inc. for the Platte River State Park sanitary sewer force main in the amount of $42,934.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

Dan Henry reported on ball field updates.

Dan Henry reported 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.

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:02 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