March 11, 2020
March 11, 2020 Louisville, NE
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Randy Jensen, Rod Petersen and Paula Simonson. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson, Assistant City Supervisor Preston Derby 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. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the claim to Rod Petersen for LNM conference reimbursement. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve the claim to Rod Petersen. Roll call vote: ayes, McClun, Jensen, Simonson; abstain, Petersen. Motion carried.
Mayor Behrns reported for the care center stating how they are handling the COVID 19 virus.
The city council acknowledges receipt of records from Mark Meisinger and will compare to city records regarding electricity paid for lights at Gambino’s and Taylor Quik Pik. The matter will be back before the city council when records have been reviewed.
Keith Witte was present from Southridge HOA with discussion and ideas for turn-around property at the end of Southridge Dr. Possibilities of park or green space area will be considered.
The council agreed to have the clerk solicit proposals for liability insurance packages.
Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to approve the purchase of X Series AED (automated external defibrillator) monitor from Zoll Medical Corporation in the amount of $58,894.50 to be paid in four annual installments. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
There was a brief discussion on boring and excavating permits. More research will be done.
Jensen moves, McClun seconds to approve the JEO proposal for 6th Street Bridge project not to exceed $6,000. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve the license agreement with Julie Meisinger for placement of sign on Gambino’s pole. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
The city attorney informed the council that the Keith Austin drainage issue that was before the council last month is a civil matter between the property owners.
There was a brief discussion on training classes for building inspections.
Preston reported for water, wastewater and streets.
No reports from sheriff, fire and rescue.
An internal audit control of invoices was conducted.
Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve Resolution 20-04; surplus property – X Mark Mower with a minimum of $500. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
McClun moves, Simonson seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
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