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November 11, 2020

November 11, 2020

CITY COUNCIL

November 11, 2020                                                                                                    Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, November 11, 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 public hearing at 7:02 p.m. to consider replat of Sandhill Road Subdivision, LOTS 1-18, LOUISVILLE, NE DESCRIPTION: THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER, ALL IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 12 NORTH, RANGE 11 EAST OF THE 6TH P.M., CASS COUNTY, NEBRASKA. Jeff Ray, Dave Wedekind’s engineer, stated that adjustments were made to the townhome lots to make them wider and a realignment was made to the sanitary sewer line. It was also noted that all legal easements remained the same. Dave was reminded that sanitary sewer line plans have to be engineered and approved by NE DEE. Mayor Behrns closes the hearing at 7:05 p.m.

 

Jamion Biesterfeld reported for Louisville Care Center saying that insurance still has to be finalized.

 

No request was made and no council action taken for no parking on Sandhill Road.

 

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to recommend approval of Thomas Schram as manager of the American Legion to the NE Liquor Commission. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the City Maintenance Agreement No. 55 renewal with NDOT for period from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve the Certificate of Compliance to Maintenance Agreement No. 55 which reflects roadway surface maintenance has been completed as per the terms of the agreement for period January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to support the correspondence to NDOT requesting no UP Railroad crossing closures upon completion of Highway 66 Project. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

The discussion and action regarding the pump at west end of 1st Street was laid over until the next meeting when an estimate for repairs can be reviewed.

 

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve Windstream CARES Act Memorandum of Understanding. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Joel reported for water, wastewater and streets. Some items discussed: gear boxes and clarifiers at the wastewater treatment plant, well repairs and 6th Street bridge update.

 

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. There were no reports for fire or rescue.

 

An internal audit was conducted of invoices.

 

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to introduce and suspend the 3 readings of Ordinance #1008; LCC longevity compensation. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to adopt Ordinance #1008 on third and final reading by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to introduce and suspend the 3 readings of Ordinance #1009; wages and benefits for city employees and elected officials. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to adopt Ordinance #1009 on third and final reading by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve Resolution 2020-17; surplus equipment – Blizzard Ice Chaser sander, Boss V-plow, 8’ flatbed. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 2020-18; revised final plat for Sandhill Road Subdivision. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:07 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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