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September 14, 2022

September 14, 2022

CITY COUNCIL

September 14, 2022                                                                                                    Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, immediately following the budget meeting at 6:46 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, Myers, Barnes; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Mayor Petersen opens the Tax Request public hearing at 6:50 p.m. for the purpose of hearing support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of taxpayers relating to the final tax request for the Louisville, NE budget for fiscal year October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023 which is in an amount different from the request for the prior year. No public comment was made. Mayor Petersen closed the hearing at 6:53 p.m.

 

McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to approve Resolution 22-09; a resolution of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Louisville, NE to adopt the budget for fiscal year October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Barnes; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Biesterfeld moves, Myers seconds to approve Resolution 22-10; a resolution of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Louisville, NE to set the tax request for the budget for fiscal year October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Barnes; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #1032; an ordinance to adopt the budget statement for fiscal year October 2, 2022 through September 30, 2023. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Barnes; nays – none. Motion carried. Myers moves, McClun seconds to adopt by title only of third and final reading Ordinance #1032. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Barnes; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Mayor Petersen opens the public hearing at 6:59 p.m. to consider the one & six year road plan. No public comment made. Mayor Petersen closed the public hearing at 7:02 p.m.

 

 

Jamion Biesterfeld reported for the Care Center stating he’d attended the advisory board meeting earlier today. The board tabled the carpet replacement project.

 

The next two items for the LCC carpet replacement project were tabled for further recommendation from the LCC advisory board.

 

Biesterfeld moves, McClun seconds to approve the reserved parking request from Benji Gover for Temptin’ Your Pleasin’ food truck during special events with no objections from business owners for the last three spots on west side of Main Street north of 3rd Street. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Barnes; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

No council action taken on the sheriff contract.

 

Biesterfeld moves, McClun seconds to enter closed session to protect the public interest to receive legal opinions on a proposed interlocal agreement at 7:30 p.m. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Barnes; nays – none. Motion carried. Mayor Petersen restated the reason for the closed session. McClun moves, Barnes seconds to exit closed session and reconvene to regular session at 7:40 p.m. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Barnes; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to not pursue agreement with Louisville Public Schools for a school resource officer. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Barnes; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

LPS ball field agreement for baseball was tabled to gather more information.

 

Mayor Petersen reported for street, water and sewer. Items reported: 5th Street Bridge update.

 

A written sheriff’s report was circulated.

 

An internal audit was conducted verifying checks to invoices by the council members.

 

Myers moves, McClun seconds to approve Resolution 22-11; one & six year road plan for Street Improvement Program 2022-2023. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Barnes; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

McClun moves, Myers seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #1033; wages and benefits for City employees and public officials. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Barnes; nays – none. Motion carried. McClun moves, Biesterfeld seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #1033. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Barnes; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Ordinance #1034; wages and benefits for Louisville Care Center employees was tabled until the LCC advisory board can review and recommend.

 

Biesterfeld moves, McClun seconds to introduce by title only and suspend the three required statutory readings of Ordinance #1035; approval and adoption authorizing the City to enter into one or more lease purchase financings in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $440,000 for the purpose of refinancing the costs related to constructing certain recreational facilities, for use by the City. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Barnes; nays – none. Motion carried. McClun moves, Myers seconds to adopt by title only Ordinance #1035. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Barnes; nays – none. Motion carried.

 

Myers moves, Biesterfeld seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:28 p.m. Roll call vote: ayes – McClun, Biesterfeld, Myers, Barnes. 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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