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October 12, 2022

October 12, 2022

CITY COUNCIL

October 12, 2022                                                                                                        Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.  Present were Mayor Rod Petersen, Council Members Jerry McClun, Jamion Biesterfeld and Justin Barnes. Martyn Myers 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, Biesterfeld seconds to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Barnes; absent – Myers. Motion carried.

 

Darlene Petrzilka reported for the Care Center. Some items discussed: Kari was at a National Conference in Nashville, an intergovernmental transfer from the state came through, advisory board recommendations and ARPA funds.

 

Biesterfeld moves, McClun seconds to approve the specs and instruct the clerk to advertise for bids for the Louisville Care Center carpet project. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Barnes; absent – Myers. Motion carried.

 

No action taken on longevity pay as it will be covered in the ordinance later in the meeting.

 

Biesterfeld moves, Barnes seconds to approve the street closing request from Jason McClun for 3rd Street Circle for Halloween party on October 31, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Barnes; absent –  Myers. Motion carried.

 

Barnes moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve visionary membership with Cass County NE Economic Development Council (CCNEDC) in the amount of $5,000 from the economic development fund. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Barnes; absent – Myers. Motion carried.

 

Mayor Petersen reported for street, water and sewer with an update on the 5th Street Bridge project.

 

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.

 

McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #1034; wages and benefits for Louisville Care Center employees. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Barnes; absent – Myers. Motion carried. McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #1034. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Barnes; absent – Myers. Motion carried.

McClun moves to enter closed session for the protection of the public interest to discuss negotiations and possible terms of a lease of the baseball/softball fields to Louisville Public School District for high school baseball. Barnes seconds the motion. Mayor Petersen reiterated the reason for the closed session and entered at 7:55 p.m. The Mayor reconvened the city council into open session at 8:15 p.m.

 

Biesterfeld moves, McClun seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:19 p.m. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Barnes; absent – Myers. 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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