August 10, 2022
August 10, 2022 Louisville, NE
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. Present were Mayor Rod Petersen, Council Members Jerry McClun, Jamion Biesterfeld and Martyn Myers. Larry Gulizia was absent. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson and guests. Mayor Petersen 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 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 Petersen called the meeting to order and asked the Council to review the consent agenda. Biesterfeld moves, McClun seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the claim to Jerry McClun for EMS school reimbursement and appointment to the library board. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Myers, Biesterfeld; absent – Gulizia. Motion carried. Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to approve the claim to Jerry McClun. Roll call vote: ayes –Myers, Biesterfeld; abstain – McClun; absent – Gulizia. Motion carried.
Jim Grotrain introduced himself as a candidate for OPPD Board from Buccaneer Bay and gave a brief history.
Kari Wockenfuss reported for the care center. Some items discussed: carpet replacement, painting, budget and hiring incentive pay and referral bonuses.
Louisville Care Center (LCC) hiring incentive pay and referral bonuses were discussed. There was a lengthy discussion on health care employee shortages, recruitment, longevity, turn over, team work and work culture. The decision on incentive pay and referral bonuses was tabled until a later meeting.
The annual LCC transfer was tabled.
Myers moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve the reserved parking request from American Legion on September 10, 2022; Main Street from north side of Mrs. T’s south to south side of Louisville Liquors from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for 3rd Annual Poker Run. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Myers, Biesterfeld; absent – Gulizia. Motion carried.
Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to approve street closing request for Mill Creek Show N Shine on September 23, 2022 from 3:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Main Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets. Roll call vote: ayes – Myers, Biesterfeld; nays – McClun, absent – Gulizia. Motion carried.
Chuck LaFayette was not present with a request to purchase the property adjacent to his residence at 1009 Prairie Bill Cr. No council action was taken.
Myers moves McClun seconds to approve the reserved parking request from Good Times Saloon on August 13, 2022 from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. on west side of Main Street from 3rd Street corner north for four parking spots for food truck. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Myers, Biesterfeld; absent – Gulizia. Motion carried.
Niche columbaria (permanent structures with banks of cremation niches) were discussed for the cemetery. The council showed interest and more information will be gathered.
Dave Wedekind wanted to gauge the council’s interest on SIDs before he pursued the notion. The council needs a feasibility study before making a determination of interest.
A review of the current fee schedule was discussed at length. Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to direct the preparation of an ordinance with changes discussed to be presented at the September meeting. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Myers, Biesterfeld; absent – Gulizia. Motion carried.
A preliminary budget was discussed. It was determined that a budget workshop would be beneficial.
Removing the recycle dumpster from the city shop area decision was tabled for a later meeting.
The Mayor will direct preparation of all paperwork by Ameritas for bonding of the ball field remaining balance of debt.
The council acknowledged the receipt of the resignation of Larry Gulizia from the city council.
Myers moves, McClun seconds to declare a vacancy on the City Council caused by Larry Gulizia resignation and direct posting of notice of vacancy for balance of term; to December 2024. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Myers, Biesterfeld. Motion carried.
McClun moves, Myers seconds to schedule a special meeting for 2:55 p.m. on August 24, 2022 to fill the vacancy. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Myers, Biesterfeld. Motion carried.
An update was given on the shredding event in conjunction with fall cleanup day. KCCB has expressed interest and will be coordinating the event.
The revised one and six year road plan was reviewed and approved.
The LPS agreement for use of ball field was briefly discussed. No council action taken at this time.
Dave Wedekind was present to discuss Sandhill Road curb and sidewalk. JEO determined curbs were not necessary but the city council reiterated that sidewalks are necessary.
Dave Wedekind also asked about the emergency access to Henry Streets from lot 3, Sandhill Road Subdivision. There is an emergency access there, but wondered if he should cut the curb to make it more usable for emergencies. The city will have the fire chief investigate the height of the curb and make a recommendation.
Mayor Petersen reported for street, water and sewer. Some items discussed: speed signs and sheriff contract.
A written sheriff’s report was circulated. No reports for fire/rescue.
No report for the Ball Parents’ Association.
An internal audit was conducted verifying checks to invoices by the council members.
McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve Resolution 22-07; signing of the program project agreement – BL2233 (6th Street Bridge). Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Myers, Biesterfeld. Motion carried.
Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to approve Resolution 22-08; signing of the municipal annual certification of program compliance 2022. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Myers, Biesterfeld. Motion carried.
Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:49 p.m. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Myers, Biesterfeld. Motion carried.
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