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September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020

CITY COUNCIL

September 9, 2020                                                                                                      Louisville, NE

A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Louisville was held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at the Louisville Senior Center. Present were Mayor Roger Behrns, Council Members Jerry McClun, Rod Petersen and Paula Simonson. Randy Jensen was absent. Also present were City Attorney Roger Johnson 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. McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the check to Candy McClun for fire station painting. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to approve the claim to Candy McClun. Roll call vote: abstain – McClun, ayes – Petersen, Simonson, Behrns. Motion carried.

 

Mayor Behrns opens Budget Hearing for the purpose of hearing support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of taxpayers relating to the proposed budget for the City of Louisville, Nebraska for Fiscal Year October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 at 7:01 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closes the public hearing at 7:02 p.m.

 

Mayor opens Tax Request Hearing for the purpose of hearing support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of taxpayers relating to the final tax request for the Louisville, Nebraska budget for Fiscal Year October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 which is in an amount different from the request for the prior year at 7:02 p.m. Mayor Behrns closes the Tax Request Hearing at 7:03 p.m.

 

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to approve RESOLUTION 20-14: A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOUISVILLE, NEBRASKA TO ADOPT THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR OCTOBER 1, 2020 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2021. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to approve RESOLUTION 20-15: A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOUISVILLE, NEBRASKA TO SET THE TAX REQUEST FOR THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR OCTOBER 1, 2020 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2021. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to introduce and suspend the 3 readings of ORDINANCE #1002: AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT THE BUDGET STATEMENT FOR FISCAL YEAR OCTOBER 1, 2020 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 TO BE TERMED THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION BILL; TO SET THE TAX REQUEST; TO APPROPRIATE SUMS FOR NECESSARY EXPENSES AND LIABILITIES; AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to adopt Ordinance #1002 on third and final ready by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to temporarily adjourn as city council and convene as Community Development Agency (CDA) at 7:07 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Mayor Behrns opened the CDA budget hearing at 7:07 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closed the public hearing at 7:08 p.m.

 

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to adjourn as CDA and reconvene the city council meeting at 7:08 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to introduce and suspend the 3 readings of Ordinance #1003 CDA appropriations for fiscal year 10/1/20 – 9/30/21. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Simonson moves, McClun seconds to adopt Ordinance #1003 on third and final reading by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Mayor Behrns opens the public hearing to consider One & Six year road plan and to hear objections and/or recommendations at 7:10 p.m. No public comment was made. Mayor Behrns closes One & Six year road plan hearing at 7:11 p.m.

 

There was no report for Louisville Care Center.

 

DJ and Lindy Schmidt have decided to hold off on the food truck event.

 

Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to waive the bidding process and approve the purchase of a new ambulance from Demers in the amount of $211,060 per specs. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

The policy for EMS training in the future will be for the member to pay up front and turn in receipts and proof of attendance for reimbursement.

 

Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to give Executive Janitorial Services a written 30 day cancelation. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to authorize the Mayor to execute a contract with a new cleaning service up to a maximum of $300/month. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Joel gave a power point presentation on ideas to replace 6th Street Bridge that included his recommendation. McClun moves, Petersen seconds to authorize preliminary work with JEO to review and present a proposal for engineering. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

ATV/UTV/Golf cart license plate/decal options were presented and a design was selected.

 

Joel reported for water, wastewater and streets.

 

A written sheriff’s report was circulated. Jason McClun reported for fire and rescue stating that there have been 109 rescue calls and 40 fire calls so far this year.

 

An internal audit was conducted of invoices.

 

McClun moves, Simonson seconds to approve Resolution 2020-13; one and six year road plan for Street Improvement Program 2020-2021. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Petersen moves, McClun seconds to introduce and suspend the 3 readings of Ordinance #1004; wages and benefits for City employees and public officials. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. McClun moves, Simonson seconds to adopt Ordinance #1004 on third and final reading by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

McClun moves, Petersen seconds to introduce and suspend the 3 readings of Ordinance #1005; wages and benefits for Louisville Care Center employees. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending. Petersen moves, Simonson seconds to adopt Ordinance #1005 on third and final reading by title only. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

Ordinance #1006; ATV/UTV/Golf Carts regulations and procedures was laid over until the October meeting.

 

Simonson moves, Petersen seconds to adjourn the meeting at 8:52 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote of those attending.

 

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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