October 25, 2023
October 25, 2023 Louisville, NE
A special meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. Present were Mayor Rod Petersen, Council Members Jerry McClun, Paul Pankonin and Jamion Biesterfeld. Justin Barnes 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 the Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Mayor Petersen opened the floor for public comment to hear support and opposition to turning 2nd Street between Main and Cherry Streets into one-way, westbound. Joel Jones gave a brief rundown saying that the distances and widths are recommended by the City Engineer. He also gave a rough cost estimate. Council member McClun clarified that this would be a city project at no cost to the property owners. Liz Cochran, owner of Feathers on that block is all for it, especially the additional parking. Mark Zebley, owner of TBG Boutique is all for it, especially the safety aspect. The clerk reported for Kevin Holdorf, who was unable to attend, owner of Around the Spool Quilt Shop, stating he is in full support of the concept. Deb Jones asked if there had been any voiced opposition. Mayor Petersen stated that’s why a town hall meeting was held. No other public comment was made.
McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve the contract with Armstrong for dietary needs at Louisville Care Center subject legal review. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Pankonin, Biesterfeld; absent – Barnes. Motion carried.
Biesterfeld moves, Pankonin seconds to adjourn the meeting at 6:33 p.m. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Pankonin, Biesterfeld; absent – Barnes. 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