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June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020

CITY COUNCIL

June 10, 2020                                                                                                              Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at the Louisville Senior Center. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Randy Jensen and Rod Petersen. Paula Simonson 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 which includes the annual appointments. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Mayor Behrns opened the hearing at 7:03 p.m. for the purpose of hearing support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of taxpayers relating to a proposed redevelopment plan titled Sandhill Road III Redevelopment Area 2020 for real estate consisting of approximately 23 acres located in the SW ¼ SE ¼ of 22-12-11, Cass County, Nebraska to determine whether the proposed Plan is in conformity with the general plan of the City of Louisville, Nebraska. Dan Henry asked for clarification of the plan area and intended uses. Dan also had suggestions about repayment for the lift station. He stated that this plan is a good use of the property. Keith Witte spoke in opposition of tax increment financing. Keith also asked if it was a possibility to take the residential portion out of the TIF area. Dave Wedekind explained the plan and stated most of cost is dirt work. He also talked about the potential incoming businesses. Mayor Behrns and City Attorney Roger Johnson explained TIF. Deb Jones and Marty Myers had a few questions answered. Jeff Ray from JEO spoke regarding the conformity with the current comprehensive plan and that it met many of the objectives set forth by the planning commission when the comp plan was written. Ron Armbrust asked about truck traffic and the ability of Sandhill Road to handle the weight. Andy Mixan represented the school board and stated they understand that this project doesn’t affect the school directly, but it does indirectly and the school board has an issue with using TIF for residential. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:48 p.m.

 

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to approve the street closing request for B.U.I.L.D. on July 26, 2020 for the Last Hot Sunday in July car show; Main Street from 1st to 3rd, 2nd Street from alley east to alley west of Main Street and 3rd Street from alley west of Main Street to Main Street, and parking lot north of city hall and basketball/tennis courts from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as long as in conformity with the directive health measures provided by Sarpy/Cass Department of Health. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to waive the bidding process for Louisville Care Center computer upgrade; hardware and software. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Deb Derby was present to discuss the replacement of 6th Street Bridge. Some history was given by Mayor Behrns and previous Mayor Mueller. A rate study done recently proved the bridge capacity was below three tons so had to be permanently closed. Everyone agrees that it needs to be replaced, but funding is the issue. The hope is to have it bundled with the 5th Street Bridge project.

 

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to settle the entire claim with Mark Meisinger for excess payment of street light bills in the amount of $2,486.16. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

More research will be done regarding additional lots at Riverview Cemetery.

 

More research will be done regarding the possible purchase of the empty lots north of the fire station.

 

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the City Project Manager/Planner job description. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the City Superintendent job description. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

The sheriff will be notified and more research done on various nuisance properties around town.

 

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to approve the hiring of Joel Jones as City Project Manager/Planner as a full-time employee. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve Resolution 20-06; approval of LPSNRD Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #997; wages and benefits for City employees and elected officials. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. McClun moves, Petersen seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #997. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #998; wages and benefits for Louisville Care Center employees as it relates to COVID-19 pay. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #998. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 20-09; a resolution of the city council of the City of Louisville, NE finding that the redevelopment plan entitled Sandhill Road III Redevelopment Area 2020 complies and is consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 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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