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December 8, 2021

December 8, 2021

CITY COUNCIL

December 8, 2021                                                                                                      Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.  Present were Mayor Rod Petersen, Council Members Martyn Myers, Jerry McClun, Jamion Biesterfeld and Larry Gulizia. 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. McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve the consent agenda including annual appointments but excluding the appointment to fill the vacancy on the Care Center Advisory Board. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Biesterfeld, Myers. Motion carried.

 

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the care center. 100% of the employees on the long term care side have been vaccinated and most on the assisted living side. They have made it policy that vaccines are mandatory for all employees and pool labor.

 

There was a misunderstanding of the procedure to get bids for LCC bus. Specifications will be approved at the next meeting and publish for bids following.

 

There was a brief follow up to the complaint letter regarding the LCC policies in August. The council’s LCC committee met with the family members involved. That committee then met with the LCC director. Kari has had staff meetings and made adjustments to policies based on these communications. The LCC committee then followed up with the family. Council members asked the committee if the changes met the family’s needs and were told it didn’t seem to be a concern.

 

The Mayor and the LCC committee expressed an interest in doing a high level risk assessment of the care center for comparisons with other facilities. This would be primarily a financial assessment to establish a baseline for further comparisons. Seeing no opposition from the council members, Mayor Petersen will obtain a proposal for the assessment.

 

Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to approve the request from Cass County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) for annual investment at the Visionary level in the amount of $5,000 from the Economic Development fund. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Biesterfeld, Myers. Motion carried.

 

McClun moves, Myers seconds to approve maintenance agreement No. 55 renewal between NDOT and the City for 2022. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Biesterfeld, Myers. Motion carried.

 

McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve Certificate of Compliance for Maintenance Agreement between NDOT and the City for 2021. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Biesterfeld, Myers. Motion carried.

 

Mayor Petersen gave an update on the 5th Street bridge project with the main obstacle being UP Railroad. Some ideas of putting on the pressure were discussed. It was agreed to wait until the end of the year to see UP’s response.

 

Mayor Petersen reported for street, water and sewer. Items discussed: 6th and 3rd Street bridges.

 

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Council Member McClun reported that the ambulance is to be delivered in January with an upgrade to a 2022 chassis.

 

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

 

McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve Ordinance #1022 by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings; vacate 4th Street between Main Street and Mill Street. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Biesterfeld, Myers. Motion carried. McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to adopt Ordinance #1022 by title only on third and final reading. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Biesterfeld, Myers. Motion carried.

 

McClun moves, Myers seconds to approve Resolution 21-12; signing of the year-end certification of City Street Superintendent 2021. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Biesterfeld, Myers. Motion carried.

 

McClun moves, Myers seconds to approve Resolution 21-13; surplus property – 2005 Chevrolet Van Uplander Extended Wagon 4D LT. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Biesterfeld, Myers. Motion carried.

 

Biesterfeld moves, McClun seconds to approve Resolution 21-14; surplus property – Swenson MDV-A 8’ sander. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Biesterfeld, Myers. Motion carried.

 

Biesterfeld moves, McClun seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:34 p.m. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Biesterfeld , Myers. 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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