November 9, 2022
November 9, 2022 Louisville, NE
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. Present were Mayor Rod Petersen, Council Members Jerry McClun, Jamion Biesterfeld, Martyn Myers and Justin Barnes. 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, Biesterfeld seconds to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Barnes, Myers; nays – none. Motion carried.
Council Member Biesterfeld reported for the Care Center. Some items discussed: health insurance renewal, carpet and bus bids.
Biesterfeld moves, McClun seconds to approve the bid for LCC Carpet Project 2022 as recommended by the LCC advisory board from DFC Flooring Specialists in the amount of $22,833.80. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Barnes, Myers; nays – none. Motion carried.
Waiving the formal bid process for LCC bus purchase was not necessary.
Biesterfeld moves, Barnes seconds to approve the bid for LCC bus purchase from Master’s Transportation in the amount of $122,418.00. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Barnes, Myers; nays – none. Motion carried.
Steve and Kim Novotny from Mrs. T’s Dairy Crème were present with a request for a “parklette”. They presented renderings of a temporary sitting area off the front of their building into three parking spots. Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to refer to planning commission for review and to develop design standards. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Barnes, Myers; nays – none. Motion carried.
Joel and Deb Jones discussed traffic and speeding concerns at the intersection of East 2nd and Oak Streets. A blind driveway sign will be installed and more research done on instant read speed signs for various locations around town.
Dave Wedekind presented more information about sanitary improvement districts as compared to tax increment financing. After a brief analysis, it was determined that an SID was not feasible for the area discussed. TIF will be reconsidered.
Noah Steiren asked the city council to consider vacating a portion of the alley between 2nd and 3rd Streets and the UP railroad and Walnut. There is still a question as to whether it has already been vacated. The register of deeds will be contacted.
McClun moves, Barnes seconds to approve the revised program agreement with NDOT for the 6th Street Bridge Project subject to legal review. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Barnes, Myers; nays – none. Motion carried.
Mayor Petersen reported for street, water and sewer.
A written sheriff’s report was circulated. No report for fire/rescue.
An internal audit was conducted verifying checks to invoices by the council members.
Representatives from Louisville Ball Parents Association (LBPA) were present with their requests for items to be included in the agreement between the city and the school for use of the ball fields for baseball. A draft agreement will be presented at the next meeting.
Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to adjourn the meeting at 9:17 p.m. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Barnes, Myers; 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