November 13, 2019
November 13, 2019 Louisville, NE
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Rod Petersen, Paula Simonson and Randy Jensen. 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. Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Mayor Behrns opened the public hearing at 7:01 p.m. to consider an amendment an area previously designated as substandard and blighted as legally described in the agenda. It was clarified that this amendment adds Sandhill Road and Tax Lot 59 to the designation. This allows improvements on Sandhill Road. There was no public comment. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:02 p.m.
Kari Wockenfuss reported for the care center.
Jennifer Serkiz gave a quarterly update for CCNEDC.
Jensen moves, McClun seconds to authorize the issuance of credit cards in the name of the City to employees for city use. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Petersen moves, McClun seconds to discontinue the monthly transfer of $2,000 from water fund to general fund. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
No council action was taken on a quiet zone for BNSF Railroad.
A new Ash Grove entrance on Walnut Street was discussed. The council agreed the proposed design is better than what they currently have. They suggest tearing out the old access rather than just installing a gate. The council will officially approve when final plans are submitted and the city engineer has reviewed.
Preston reported for water, wastewater and streets.
A written sheriff’s report was circulated. No reports from fire and rescue.
An internal audit control of invoices was conducted.
Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 19-17; surplus 2006 Chevy Colorado. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve Resolution 19-18; revised declaration of blighted and substandard designation for Study Area No. 2. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 19-19; for participating members of LARM to ratify the elections of members of the LARM Board of Directors. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
McClun moves, Simonson seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:01 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