December 12, 2018 – Louisville, NE
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, December 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, Assistant City Supervisor Preston Derby 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, Simonson seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Dave Wedekind was present with a lengthy discussion on design plans for future potential developments. TIF funding would be necessary to make them work. More information will be gathered.
McClun moves, Simonson seconds to adjourn and reconvene as the newly elected city council at 7:40 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Council Members McClun and Petersen were sworn is as newly elected officials.
Petersen moves, McClun seconds to approve the consent agenda consisting of annual appointments. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to nominate Jerry McClun as the Council President. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Council Member Petersen reported for the Care Center. An assistant office manager has been hired.
Steve Parr from JEO was present to review the one and six year road plan. Some minor changes were discussed.
There was a brief discussion regarding Wirebuilt’s role as official website. The city council feels that the current website and the new one being developed will work well together and can be cross linked. The current one geared toward community news and the new website to be used more for reference and official city business.
Paid time off and holiday pay procedures were discussed and clarified. PTO will accumulate and holidays paid for those employees working 40 hours a week.
McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the transfer of $25,000 from cemetery savings to cemetery checking. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Simonson moves, McClun seconds to approve SceenConnect hosting service for SCADA system at the water plant for $400/year. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Some miscellaneous purchases for the water department were discussed. Dehumidifiers and a tablet for the water plant will be purchased and lighting will be further researched.
Preston reported for street, water and sewer.
A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There were no reports for the fire and rescue departments.
An internal audit was conducted verifying checks to invoices by the council members.
Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:57 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