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August 11, 2021

August 11, 2021

CITY COUNCIL

August 11, 2021                                                                                                          Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. Present were Mayor Rod Petersen, Council Members Jerry McClun, Jamion Biesterfeld, Martyn Myers and Larry Gulizia. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson, City Planner Joel Jones 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 including annual appointments effective June 30, 2021. Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the check to Jerry McClun for EMS conference reimbursement. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – none. Motion carried. Myers moves, Gulizia seconds to approve the check to Jerry McClun. Roll call vote: ayes – Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; abstain – McClun. Motion carried.

 

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center stating they just finished a very favorable state health survey. She also pointed out that visitation is open to the facility by appointment.

 

Jennifer Serkiz reported for Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council (CCNEDC). Her main focus was Broadband Speed Testing. She encouraged everyone to promote testing to identify areas of need.

 

Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to approve the agreement between Capital Care Staffing and the City of Louisville, dba Louisville Care Center for staffing service. Roll call vote: ayes McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to approve the Fieldwork Affiliation agreement between Clarkson College and the City of Louisville, dba Louisville Care Center. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Covid 19 vaccination requirements for LCC employees were presented by Council Member McClun and discussed at length. The subject has been laid over until the next meeting.

 

A request access to LCC by council members at any time to make visual inspections was presented by Council Member Gulizia. Kari stated that all are welcome by calling to make an appointment but must follow their protocols.

 

Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to approve the reserved parking request from Heather Zebley/TGB Boutique for three spots east of alley on north side of 2nd St. west of Main on September 25, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Myers moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve the street closing request from Dan Kudlacek for the Mill Creek Show ‘N Shine car show on September 24, 2021 on Main Street between 2nd and 3rd from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Roll call vote: ayes –Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – McClun. Motion carried.

 

Julie Bauman CPA was present for a preliminary budget discussion. The budget hearing has been set for September 1, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

 

After a presentation by Tanner Christie, McClun moves, Marty seconds to approve the agreement with Heartland Natural Gas subject to legal review. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

McClun moves, Myers seconds to waive the formal bid process for concrete work on the 6th Street Bridge Project. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

The city council acknowledged receipt of a letter from a concerned citizen regarding LCC issues. City Attorney Johnson suggested that the LCC liaisons that were appointed from the council members earlier meet with the author of the letter then with LCC administration with concerns then report back to the city council next month.

 

Biesterfeld moves, McClun seconds to allow an Adult Co-ed Softball League the use of the ball fields for games and tournament at a cost of $300 for the season. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

The One & Six Year Road plan was reviewed. No changes were made.

 

The removal of the recycle bin at the city shop area was tabled until the shop area has been fenced.

 

Myers moves, Biesterfeld seconds to direct the city attorney to counter the offer made by Nextlink and present them with a one year contract at $350/month for use of water tower space for internet. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Joel reported for street, water and sewer. Items reported: 6th Street Bridge project, library ramp completion, tower painting update, sewer/water issues, trails, shop expansion including fencing and security, and the yard waste area update.

 

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. McClun reported for fire and rescue saying there has been over 200 calls so far this year. He also reported about upcoming training. Delivery date of the new ambulance is still unknown.

 

An internal audit was conducted verifying checks to invoices by the council members.

 

McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve Resolution 21-08; signing of the Municipal Annual Certification for Program Compliance 2021. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

McClun moves, Myers seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:24 p.m. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. 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

 

 

 

 

 

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