City Council Minutes - February 8, 2012

 

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall.  Present were Council Members Roger Behrns, Jerry McClun and Randy Jensen. Clete Petrzilka was absent. Mayor Alan Mueller was absent. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson, City Supervisor Dan Henry. Council President Behrns presided over the meeting and 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. 

Council President 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.

Council President Behrns opened the hearing on the one and six year road plan at 7:01 p.m. Dan mentioned the streets on the asphalt overlay project. No public comments were made. Council President Behrns closed the hearing at 7:02 p.m.

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center. A firm has been approved to prepare bids for the hallway remodel. Surveys have been completed by the state in the last month with only one paper deficiency. The state fire marshal also inspected last month with minor deficiencies which will be corrected with the hallway remodel.

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to approve the creation of an Assistant Director of Nursing position at LCC. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

McClun moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the creation of the Marketing/Social Services Director position at LCC. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

John Yochum was present from CCNEDC with an update of activities. His presentation included economic development and investor updates, site development, business expansion, upcoming meetings, trade shows and development leads.

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #869; Louisville Care Center wages. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to adopt Ordinance #869 by title only on third and final reading. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve Resolution 12-02; adoption of One & Six Year Road Plan. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Jake Vasa from JEO was in attendance to present negotiation results with US Asphalt for additional street repairs. There was a lengthy discussion regarding the project. Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to direct the preparation of a change order with US Asphalt for an overlay project as negotiated. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Proposed rescue billing rate increases were discussed and compared to current rates. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve a ten percent increase rounded to the nearest five dollar increment. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

A comprehensive plan update was discussed in length. The City Attorney suggested searching for grant funds. There are also other companies that provide the service besides JEO, who provided a proposal. The City’s plan was done in 1996 and it’s suggested to update every ten years. No council action was taken.

Dan gave an update on the lots north of city hall.

Jensen moves, Petrzilka seconds to approve the appointment of Beth Diekman to fill the vacancy caused by Greg Scholting’s resignation on the Board of Adjustments whose term will expire on June 30, 2013. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

City Attorney Roger Johnson is waiting to hear back from the rural fire board’s attorney to finish the agreement with their board.

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Fire chief Jason McClun presented an annual run report for fire and rescue. The departments responded to 145 total calls in 2011. He asked about using the money in the certificates of deposit for matching grant funds for air packs. The department is using fundraisers for matching funds too.

Dan reported for water, wastewater and streets. He stated that DEQ was in town for an inspection at the wastewater plant today. Preston is taking the certification test tomorrow for wastewater. Employees and benefits were briefly discussed.

Petrzilka moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 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