July 8, 2020
July 8, 2020 Louisville, NE
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at the Louisville Senior Center. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Randy Jensen and Paula Simonson. Rod Petersen was absent. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson 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, McClun seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.
Mayor Behrns opened the hearing at 7:02 p.m. for the consideration to approve the preliminary plat for Sandhill Road Subdivision; property legally described as: THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER LYING EAST OF STATE HIGHWAY 50 AND THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER, EXCEPT TAX LOT 59 AND EXCEPT SAND HILL ROAD, AND EXCEPT LAND TAKEN FOR PRAIRIE RIDGE COMMERICAL SUBDIVISION, AS SURVEYED, PLATTED AND RECORDED IN CASS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, AND FILED IN REGISTER OF DEEDS OFFICE IN MISC. BOOK 75, PAGE 193-194, DECEMBER 7, 2017, ALL IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 12 NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST OF THE 6TH P.M., CASS COUNTY, NEBRASKA. Jeff Ray from JEO presented the preliminary plat. There are no internal streets and the planning commission wondered about the green space and whether it would be developed. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:06 p.m.
There was no report for the care center.
Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the preliminary plat as presented. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.
Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to direct the city clerk to revise the fee schedule ordinance to reflect an increase of rescue rates as discussed to be presented at the next meeting. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.
There was a lengthy discussion on the revision of the ATV/UTV ordinance. Some community input will be received and more research will be done.
An update was given on the nuisance properties discussed at the last meeting.
Joel Jones reported for water, sewer and streets.
There was no report for fire/rescue. A written sheriff’s report was circulated.
An internal audit control of invoices was conducted.
Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve Resolution 20-11; LARM renewal with a one year commitment at 2% discount. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.
McClun moves, Jensen seconds to enter closed session at 7:53 p.m. to prevent the needless injury to the reputation of an individual regarding employment status of a former employee. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Mayor Behrns reiterated the reason for the closed session. Simonson moves, McClun seconds to exit closed session and reconvene in open session at 8:25 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.
Ryan Beck from the planning commission addressed the Mayor and council regarding the difference in opinion of the green space at the proposed Sandhill Road III project. He was reminded that if the city takes it over it becomes a liability and a maintenance issue. The council will look into whether that portion can become part of the HOA for that area.
McClun moves, Jensen seconds to enter closed session at 8:37 p.m. for the protection of public interest as it relates to real estate negotiations. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Mayor Behrns reiterated the reason for the closed session. Simonson moves, McClun seconds to exit closed session and reconvene in open session at 8:45 p.m.
McClun moves, Simonson seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:48 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