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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

Minutes

April 2, 2007 – 6:30 p.m.

 

Members Present – Russ Hefner, Lloyd Rohr, Brad Howe, Rick Martin, Becky Anderson, Bill Taylor, Betty Nelson, Ken Branch & John Magnuson

Others – Dan Carr, Daryl Johnson, Lou Davis, Judy Neuschafer, Jack & Marliss Detmers, Mark Van Camp, Priscilla Johnson, Thad Morrical, Larry Lindgren, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Bill Gusenius, Kirsten Bruce, Ellen Morgan, Annette Duncan, Pastor James Harrison, Keith Kandt, Bunny Hultgren

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Invocation was given by Pastor James Harrison.

 

 

Public Input – Kirsten Bruce & Daryl Johnson, Hyllningsfest Chairs, gave council a status report on the upcoming festival.  They stated that they have very low funds in the treasury and are working on fundraisers and asking for donations.  They are also making their own buttons this year.  Betty Nelson challenged all council members to donate their April checks to Hyllningsfest committee.

 

 

Amendments to the Agenda – None

 

 

Minutes – Bill Taylor moved to approve the minutes of the March 5, 2007 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed with one abstention from Lloyd Rohr.

 

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Magnuson submitted Kendall Johnson for appointment to the volunteer fire service.  Bill Taylor moved to approve the appointment.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.  Mayor Magnuson submitted Ann Keding for appointment to the Tree Board to fill the vacancy of Peter Ahlers.  Bill Taylor moved to approve the appointment.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.

 

Mayor Magnuson noted the April meetings and noted the Easter Egg Hunt on April 7th and various Vision Lindsborg Action Team meetings and the symphonic band will be playing in Presser Hall this evening at 7:00 p.m.

 

There was a pointed exchange of words concerning the airing of personnel issues and land sale/purchase in a public forum and what should and shouldn’t be addressed in Executive Session.

 

 

 

City Council Minutes – April 2, 2007 – page 2

 

Mayor Magnuson then told council that he had sent a letter of apology to Miguel Contreras concerning his treatment while pursuing the purchase of the Sundstrom building.  Council asked him to read the letter, which he did and it has been filed in the permanent record.

 

 

Planning & Zoning – no report

 

 

Administration & Finance – INSURANCE QUOTE – Brad Howe moved to approve the quote of $78,061 for Smoky Valley Insurance for the property, liability, inland marine, automobile, workers compensation, linebacker and ambulance malpractice insurance.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

RESOLUTION 03-07, SCENIC BYWAYS – It was the consensus of the council to remand this resolution back to committee for further study.  No action taken.

 

 

Utilities – WATERLINE UPGRADE MATERIALS QUOTE – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the bid from Water Products in the amount of $10,215.17 for the materials for the next waterline upgrade.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

KMEA BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTMENT – Lloyd Rohr moved to appoint Greg DuMars, City Administrator, to Position 1 representation for Lindsborg on the MKEA Board.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed.

 

 

Streets & Parks – STREET CHIPSEAL QUOTE – Becky Anderson moved to approve $29,970.00 for Hi Plains Sand to provide chipseal.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Public Safety – ORDINANCE 4488 – J-TURNS – Bill Taylor moved to adopt Ordinance 4488 regarding J-turns and U-turns in the city.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT PAGERS – Bill Taylor moved to approve up to $3,500 for the purchase of 9 pagers from K-Comm.  Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Purchase Order – Brad Howe moved to approve Purchase Order Ordinance 4487.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed by roll call vote with 7 yes votes and one abstention.

City Council Minutes – April 2, 2007 – page 3

 

 

Payroll – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4485 & 4486.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Other – Becky Anderson paid tribute to retiring council member Bill Taylor, thanking him for his 17 years of service to the City.  He represents the best of this community and always does what’s best for Lindsborg.  A hearty THANK YOU to Bill.

 

 

Adjournment – Bill Taylor moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:26 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, CMC

City Clerk


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