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July 14, 2021

July 14, 2021

CITY COUNCIL

July 14, 2021                                                                                                              Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, July 14, 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. 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 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 Petersen called the meeting to order and asked the Council to review the consent agenda. McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the Care Center including working on budget and keeping up with COVID restrictions.

 

Jennifer Serkiz was unable to attend to report for Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council (CCNEDC).

 

Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to approve the agreement between Health Carousel International Staffing/Passport USA and the City of Louisville, dba Louisville Care Center for staffing service. Roll call vote: ayes –Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – McClun. Motion carried.

 

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

 

Laura McKeen from the library board was present with a concern about the library painting bill that was approved without the board’s notice. They want to be in full control of the trust. The trust agreement will be located and reviewed.

 

No action taken on the Cass County interlocal agreement for recycling services

 

McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to request an engagement letter from Julie Bauman CPA for auditing/budgeting services. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Biesterfeld moves, McClun seconds to accept American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds of 2021. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

McClun moves, Myers seconds to form a new municipal fund for ARPA funds. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to appoint city clerk as authorized representative for ARPA funds. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

It was requested that a representative from Heartland Natural Gas come to the next meeting.

 

Joel reported for street, water and sewer. Items reported: 6th Street Bridge progress, street/sidewalk repairs, library ramp replacement, state lake water meter, water tower painting, water quality, power outages, Eastwood issues, trail update, lift station generator, insurance claims and theft of tools.

 

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. No report for fire and rescue.

 

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

 

McClun moves, Gulizia seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #1013; alley vacation between Oak Street, Elm Street, 7th Street and south corporate city limits. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – none. Motion carried. McClun moves, Myers seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #1013. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to approve Resolution 21-06; designation of official locations for posting notices of meetings. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

McClun moves, Myers seconds to approve Resolution 21-07; League Association of Risk Management renewal for one year with a 90 day termination. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

McClun moves, Myers seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:42 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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