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May 12, 2021

May 12, 2021

CITY COUNCIL

May 12, 2021                                                                                                              Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at Louisville Senior Center. Present were Mayor Rod Petersen, Council Members Jerry McClun, Jamion Biesterfeld, Martyn Myers and Larry Gulizia. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson, City Planner Joel Jones and guests. 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.

 

Mayor Petersen opened the hearing at 7:01 p.m. for the consideration to change the zoning classification from RS District to B-1 District on property legally described as: 27-12-11 SL2 of TL18, Cass County, Nebraska. No public comment was made. Mayor Petersen closed the hearing at 7:02 p.m.

 

Mayor Petersen opened the hearing at 7:02 p.m. for the consideration of a conditional use permit request from Osmany Ramos – Ozzy Construction, 14378 Sandhill Road, legally described as: 27-12-11 SL2 of TL18, Louisville, Nebraska, Cass County, for living quarters used by owners. No public comment was made. Mayor Petersen closed the hearing at 7:03 p.m.

 

Biesterfeld moves to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #1011; zoning change from RS to B-1 on property legally described as: 27-12-11 SL2 of TL18, Cass County, Nebraska. Motion died for lack of second.

 

No action taken to approve the conditional use permit request from Osmany Ramos – Ozzy Construction, 14378 Sandhill Road, legally described as: 27-12-11 SL2 of TL18, Louisville, Nebraska, Cass County, for living quarters used by owners.

 

There was no report for the Care Center. It was made abundantly clear that the council members expect representation from LCC administration at the city council meetings. The council members also feel strongly that the visitor policy restrictions need to be relaxed.

 

Jason McClun was not in attendance regarding ball field fire training

 

Mike Hoover was present with misuse of rescue squad issues by Louisville Care Center. Mike gave an extensive history of the relationship between rescue department and LCC and stated they are concerned about the policies. A meeting was suggested between department, facility, city council and health care attorney representing LCC.

 

McClun moves, Myers seconds to approve the no parking request for Good Times for Muscular Dystrophy Association poker run June 12, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on west side of Main Street from Good Times south and east side of Main Street from Liebman’s south to 3rd Street. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Biesterfeld moves, McClun seconds to approve the request from Good Times Saloon for a special designated liquor license on July 25, 2021 during the Last Hot Sunday in July car show from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Myers moves, McClun seconds to approve the request from B.U.I.L.D. for street closing for Last Hot Sunday in July car show; July 25, 2021 Main Street from 1st to 3rd and 2nd Street from alley to alley east and west of Main from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with no parking in front of fire hall and access for fire lane. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to approve the request from B.U.I.L.D. for use of tennis/basketball courts for a craft show on July 25, 2021 during the Last Hot Sunday in July car show from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.

 

There was a lengthy discussion on green space in new developments and having the planning commission and the city council on the same page. Ronda Anderson from the planning commission stated that they worked extensively on the comprehensive plan requiring green space and the city council didn’t accept the green space in the last development. The city council isn’t opposed to green space they just don’t want little pieces of property all over town that require maintenance. Roger Johnson said it’s possible to mandate the HOA takes care of it and makes it available to the public. The comp plan and zoning regulations will be reviewed. It was also agreed that more communication between the city council and planning commission was advisable.

 

Sealed bids for water tower maintenance and painting were opened and read aloud. The bids were referred to Joel for evaluation and will be returned with recommendation at the June city council meeting.

 

Cleanup day, yard waste and concrete disposal area were discussed. A fee schedule ordinance will be presented at the next meeting for more discussion of various charges.

 

Myers moves, McClun seconds to excuse City Attorney Roger Johnson from the June 9, 2021 city council meeting. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Myers moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve the payment to Hampton Inn Grand Island for fire school lodging up to $2,010.00. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.

 

McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve payment to Terracon for deeper soil samples for pier/pile load bearing calculations for up to $6,000 for 6th Street Bridge Project. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Joel reported for street, water and sewer. Items discussed: 6th Street Bridge project, library painting, East Ridge Subdivision issues, shop expansion, community walking trail concept, equipment and other items.

 

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. McClun reported for fire and rescue.

 

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

 

McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve Resolution 21-05; No parking on east side of Sandhill Road from Sandhill Circle north to the south end of Prairie Hill Subdivision. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Gulizia. Nays – none. Motion carried.

 

McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:13 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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