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September 11, 2019

September 11, 2019

CITY COUNCIL

September 11, 2019                                                                                                    Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Paula Simonson, Rod Petersen 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, Petersen seconds to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Mayor Behrns opened the public budget hearing at 7:01 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:02 p.m.

 

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #987; appropriations for fiscal year 10/01/19 – 09/30/20. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, McClun seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #987. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Mayor Behrns opened the public levy hearing at 7:03 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:04 p.m.

 

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve the allowable 2½% restricted funds base increase. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to approve the additional 1% allowable restricted funds increase. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve Resolution 19-12 to set the property tax request at $380,770 for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2019. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to temporarily adjourn as city council at 7:05 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to convene as Community Development Agency (CDA) at 7:05 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Mayor Behrns opened the CDA budget hearing at 7:06 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:06 p.m.

 

Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to adjourn as CDA at 7:06 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Jensen moves, McClun seconds to reconvene the city council meeting at 7:06 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #988; CDA appropriations for fiscal year 10/01/19 – 09/30/20. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Petersen moves, Jensen seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #988. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Mayor Behrns opened the public hearing at 7:08 to review the one and six year road plan; to hear objections and/or recommendations. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:09 p.m.

 

Council Member Petersen reported for the care center stating that they have hired a director of nursing and two new nurses from the international program.

 

Jeff Ray reviewed the blight and substandard study as performed by JEO Consulting Group. He explained that by making the area smaller as recommended by the planning commission it still meets the state statutory requirements to be declared blighted. He explained TIF to city council and audience members. Several audience members had questions and made comments. Dave Wedekind spoke about the potential plan.

 

McClun moves, Jensen seconds to approve Resolution 19-11; to declare blighted and substandard based on a blight study entitled Louisville, NE blight study No. 4. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve a license to occupy E 7th Street east of Elm Street between City and Ernest Gruber. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Council Member McClun reported for the LB840 application review committee. They reviewed two applications and made a recommendation based off state suggested scoring method. Simonson moves, Jensen seconds to approve the loan/grant request from Lindy Schmidt for The Market as recommended by the LB840 application review committee and direct the City Attorney to prepare the documents. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

No action taken on the agenda item to borrow money for LB840 program.

 

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to approve the agreement with Collection Associates and related documents and authorize Mayor to execute for rescue collections. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Preston reported for streets, water and sewer.

 

No reports from rescue, fire or sheriff.

 

An internal audit control of invoices was conducted.

 

Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to approve Resolution 2019-13; One & Six Year Road Plan for Street Improvement Program 2019-2020. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance 989; wages and benefits for city employees and public officials. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Jensen moves, Simonson seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance 989. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Simonson moves, McClun seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance 990; wages and benefits for Louisville Care Center. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. Simonson moves, McClun seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance 990. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Jensen moves, Petersen seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance 991; fee schedule. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. McClun moves, Jensen seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance 991. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

 

Some audience members voiced concerned and complaints about S & S Homes.

 

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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