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November 10, 2021

November 10, 2021

CITY COUNCIL

November 10, 2021                                                                                                    Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.  Present were Mayor Rod Petersen, Council Members Martyn Myers, Jerry McClun and Larry Gulizia. Jamion Biesterfeld was absent. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson 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 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, Gulizia seconds to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Myers; absent – Biesterfeld. Motion carried.

 

Kari Wockenfuss reported for the care center stating that the board approved health insurance and a new entrance sign for $12,328.90. They are waiting to see what the NE Healthcare Association guidelines are for mandatory vaccinations.

 

Gulizia moves, McClun seconds to not waive the bidding requirements for the purchase of a replacement bus for the care center. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia; nays – Myers; absent – Biesterfeld. Motion carried. Specifications will be prepared and published as required.

 

Gulizia moves, Myers seconds to approve the street closing request from the Volkswagen car club on September 17, 2022 as follows: Main Street from 1st to 3rd and 2nd Street from alley east of Main to alley west of Main from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Myers; absent – Biesterfeld. Motion carried.

 

A request for work on Sandhill Road from residents in Prairie Ridge regarding drainage was discussed. It was agreed that the design met engineer’s requirements and an HOA issue.

 

Gulizia moves, McClun seconds to direct the clerk to prepare an ordinance to vacate 4th Street between Main Street and Mill Street to be presented at the next meeting. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Myers; absent – Biesterfeld. Motion carried.

 

Mayor Petersen reported for street, water and sewer. Items discussed: rip rap water way on Elm Street, lights at sewer plant, heater at city shop, and items on Main Street to be removed before snow removal starts.

 

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There was no report for fire/rescue.

 

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

 

McClun moves, Myers seconds to approve Ordinance #1019 by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings; COVID/longevity compensation for Louisville Care Center employees. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Myers; absent – Biesterfeld. Motion carried.

McClun moves, Myers seconds to adopt Ordinance #1019 by title only on third and final reading. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Myers; absent – Biesterfeld. Motion carried.

 

McClun moves, Myers seconds to approve Ordinance #1020 by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings; establish wages and benefits for city employees and elected officials. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Myers; absent – Biesterfeld. Motion carried. McClun moves, Myers seconds to adopt Ordinance #1020 by title only on third and final reading. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Myers; absent – Biesterfeld. Motion carried.

 

McClun moves, Myers seconds to approve Ordinance #1021 by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings; related to permits to occupy the City’s rights-of-way. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Myers; absent – Biesterfeld. Motion carried. McClun moves, Myers seconds to adopt Ordinance #1020 by title only on third and final reading. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Myers; absent – Biesterfeld. Motion carried.

 

Myers moves, McClun seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:02 p.m. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Gulizia, Myers; absent – Biesterfeld. 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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