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CITY COUNCIL

September 12, 2018                                                                                          Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, September 12, 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 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, McClun seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Behrns opened the public budget hearing at 7:00 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:01 p.m.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #974; appropriations for fiscal year 10/01/18 – 09/30/19. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petersen moves, McClun seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #974. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Behrns opened the public levy hearing at 7:03 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:04 p.m.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve the allowable 2½% restricted funds base increase. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the additional 1% allowable restricted funds increase. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 18-10 to set the property tax request at $341,127.50 for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to temporarily adjourn as city council at 7:04 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to convene as Community Development Agency (CDA) at 7:04 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Mayor Behrns opened the CDA budget hearing at 7:05 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:06 p.m.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn as CDA at 7:06 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to reconvene the city council meeting at 7:06 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #975; CDA appropriations for fiscal year 10/01/18 – 09/30/19. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #975. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

There was no report for the Care Center.

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the request from KCCB for an electronics recycling event in conjunction with the City’s fall cleanup on November 3, 2018. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

No council action was taken after a discussion with Rick Gruber regarding a garage built on city property at 7th and Elm Streets. The Gruber family has lived there for over 60 years and the garage has been there the entire time. Mr. Gruber and neighbor Joe Kessler requested the city vacate the street. The city council is not in favor of vacating the street and told those concerned that a revocable license to occupy the property is an option.

Sean Davis, from the Omaha Volkswagen Car Club asked the city council for permission to move the club’s annual show to September. The city council has no issues with the date change and Sean will return with a specific date at a later time.

Some questions will be answered before the contract for professional services with Schemmer for water main extension 2018 on Walnut Street is approved. A meeting will be set up.

Dave Wedekind agreed pay for materials to extend the water main on west side of Prairie Ridge Commercial development and install a fire hydrant and the city crew will do the labor. This work will create a loop and provide extra fire protection.

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve the street closing request; September 28, 2016 from 2:30 to 3:13 for Homecoming Parade – 3rd Street from school to Main, north to 2nd, west to school parking lot. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve the bid from Ernco, Inc. for the Senior Center roof project in the amount of $15,000.00. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

No council action taken after a discussion on the mobile home park.

At the request of the Rescue Captain, an ordinance will be prepared for presentation at the next meeting with 3-5% increases on rescue services.

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the assistant city supervisor job description as presented. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

The hiring of an additional employee was discussed. An ad will be published.

The turn-around at the dead end of Southridge Dr. was discussed. The City will visit with the owner of the property west of the lift station to get an easement for a road to turn around on rather than a cul-de-sac.

Preston Derby 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, Petersen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #976; wages and benefits for City employees and public officials. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #976. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #977; wages for Louisville Care Center employees. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #977. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:41 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