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July 11, 2018                                                                                                        Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, July 11, 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 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. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jerry McClun reported for the Care Center stating that there was no change in board officers for the upcoming year.

Penny Henson was in attendance regarding concerns about the use of the non-vacated, unimproved alley between Oak and Elm from 7th Street south to the corporate limits. The property owner from the other side of the alley was not in attendance. A letter will be sent stating that each owner is responsible to maintain half the alley and that no obstructions will be allowed.

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve a reserved parking request from Good Times Saloon as follows: Shriner’s Poker Run on July 14, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Main Street west side from alley south of library south to 3rd Street and east side from Pinnacle Bank south to 3rd Street; BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) on July 28, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Main Street west side from alley south of library south to 3rd Street. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was a preliminary budget discussion held. Some items discussed: equipment purchases and trades, wages, employment, building improvements and projects.

LARM renewal was discussed. A resolution will be presented at the next meeting to renew for the required one year term with a 90 day cancellation clause. Other insurance alternatives will be investigated in the spring.

Cooperative advertising with Sudbeck Homes, Inc. to promote Louisville was discussed. Some research will be done and presented at the next meeting.

Kevin Albert gave a report on ball field usage for the summer. Some drainage concerns and finishes to the project were also discussed.

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.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 18-05; stop sign northbound and southbound on Maple Street as it intersects 4th Street. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves McClun seconds to approve Resolution 18-06; stop sign southbound on Vine Street as it intersects 4th Street. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve revised Resolution 18-07; no parking on east side of Eastwood Drive from 2nd Street south to Highway 66. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:06 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