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February 12, 2020

February 12, 2020

CITY COUNCIL

February 12, 2020                                                                                                       Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Council Members Jerry McClun, Rod Petersen and Paula Simonson. Mayor Roger Behrns and Randy Jensen were absent. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson, Assistant City Supervisor Preston Derby and several guests. Council President McClun 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 McClun called the meeting to order and asked the Council to review the consent agenda. Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Council President McClun opened the hearing at 7:01 p.m. for the purpose of hearing support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of the public regarding the passage of a small wireless facilities regulation ordinance. No public comment was made. Council President McClun closed the hearing at 7:02 p.m.

 

Robert Sorenson introduced himself as a candidate for Cass County Sheriff in 2022.

 

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve Resolution 20-03; calling of general obligation water refunding bonds dated December 15, 2011. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #995; issuance of general obligation water refunding bonds, Series 2020. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to adopt Ordinance #995 by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

No report for the care center.

 

Laura McKeen gave the annual library report.

 

Steve Parr from JEO presented a proposal for 6th Street Bridge project to determine load rating and load analysis. The discussion and decision was laid over until the next meeting.

 

Terri Scholting from B.U.I.L.D. presented a “Louisville Downtown” sign project. Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve up to $1,185 from the Economic Development fund for the sign project as presented. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

License agreement with Mark Meisinger for placement of sign will be laid over until the next meeting.

 

Dave Wedekind presented a concept drawing of development for Sandhill Road project. The city council looked favorably on the idea.

 

Dave Wedekind presented a concept drawing of development for the Maxon project. The city council looked favorably on the idea.

 

Paul Austin, representing his parents, was present with drainage issues from their neighbor’s garage construction. City Attorney Roger Johnson stated more information will be needed. The subject has been laid over until the next meeting after more investigation.

 

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve a Diamond membership of $500 to Keep Cass County Beautiful from KENO funds. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve half cost reimbursement for city attorney’s attendance to LNM Midwinter Conference. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

The council members reviewed the correspondence from the planning commission regarding building inspections. The possibility of an interlocal agreement with other cities in comparable size was discussed. The issue has been tabled for more research.

 

Preston reported for water, wastewater and streets.

 

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Council President McClun stated that the new ambulance has arrived and being put into service.

 

An internal audit control of invoices was conducted.

 

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #996; TO ADOPT CHAPTER VIII MUNICIPAL PLANNING, ARTICLE III ZONING REGULATIONS, SECTION 7.10A ENTITLED “SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES REGULATIONS FOR THE RIGHT-OF-WAY” with modifications as discussed. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #996. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:28 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

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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