October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021 Louisville, NE
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. Present were Mayor Rod Petersen, Council Members Jamion Biesterfeld and Martyn Myers. Jerry McClun and Larry Gulizia were 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. Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote: ayes –Biesterfeld, Myers, Petersen; absent – McClun, Gulizia. Motion carried.
Darlene Petrzilka reported for the care center stating Kari is attending a meeting of the Health Care Association of which she is the President.
Rick Stephens requested the city be involved in the Cornhusker Music Club celebration on December 4, 2021 by decorating the downtown and helping them to advertise. He also had questions about signage on the building.
Steve York, from the Prairie Ridge HOA was present and there was a lengthy discussion on the retention ponds in the Prairie Ridge Subdivision. The ponds were designed and built according to plans. The council agreed that the city could clean the silt from the lower pond one time only and future maintenance would be the HOA’s responsibility.
Dave Wedekind presented a conceptual idea for the Maxon property development and wanted to get the council’s view on TIF financing for the project. Jim Lang, Dave’s TIF attorney was present to answer questions. They are working with the school board to come up with a solution.
There was a discussion on the status of the library trust. The City attorney has reviewed and based on statutes the board has the right to control the funds. He warned that there would be fiduciary obligations and suggested talking to a CPA and Laura McKeen, library board chairperson asked to be in attendance at that meeting.
Bob Copple and Terri Scholting were present to discuss the floodplain/floodway status of the trailer court at the north end of Main Street. The City Attorney’s interpretation is that if the mobile home park as a whole has been in operation continually, then it can continue to be in operation as long as all licensing and inspections are kept current.
It was agreed that the deputy clerk’s job description shall include City website updates.
Speeding in South Ridge was briefly discussed. 25 MPH is the standard and will be maintained in that area.
Mayor Petersen reported for street, water and sewer. Items reported:
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.
Myers moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve Ordinance #1016 on first reading by title only; wages and benefits for Louisville Care Center employees. Roll call vote: ayes –Biesterfeld, Myers, Petersen; absent – McClun, Gulizia. Motion carried.
Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to approve Ordinance #1017 on first reading by title only; fee schedule ordinance. Roll call vote: ayes – Biesterfeld, Myers, Petersen; absent – McClun, Gulizia. Motion carried.
Myers moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve Ordinance #1018 on first reading by title only; speed limits on 6th Street between Main and Walnut Streets. Roll call vote: ayes –Biesterfeld, Myers, Petersen; absent – McClun, Gulizia. Motion carried
Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to approve Resolution 21-10; lessee resolution for lease of two Kawasaki Mowers. Roll call vote: ayes –Biesterfeld, Myers, Petersen; absent – McClun, Gulizia. Motion carried.
Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to approve Resolution 21-11; surplus equipment – two Skagg mowers and one Bush Hog mower. Roll call vote: ayes –Biesterfeld, Myers, Petersen; absent – McClun, Gulizia. Motion carried.
Myers moves, Biesterfeld seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:36 p.m. Roll call vote: ayes –Biesterfeld, Myers, Petersen; absent – McClun, Gulizia. 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