Minutes – July 2,
Present – Russ Hefner, Rick Martin, Brad Howe, Mark
Van Camp, Ken Branch, Betty Nelson & Judy Neuschafer
Absent – Becky Anderson & Lloyd Rohr
Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Dan Carr, Maurice Bastian, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Bill Gusenius, Annette Duncan, Larry
Lindgren, Thad Morrical, Ellen Morgan, Sue Schlagel, Lou Davis, Don Anderson,
Nicholas Van Camp, Priscilla Johnson & Richard Kurtz
The meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance
Public Input – none
Amendments to Agenda – An ordinance vacating portions
of Swensson Street at the request of Bethany College.
Minutes – Mark Van Camp moved to approve the minutes
of the June 4, 2007 regular council meeting. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Neuschafer invited everyone to
the Park for the july 4th Celebration.
Mayor Neuschafer presented Pat Shea for appointment to the
Fire Department and Nathan Finch for appointment to EMS. Ken Branch moved to
approve the appointments. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.
Mayor Neuschafer submitted the following persons for
appointment to establish a Technology Task Force: Glen Suppes – USD 400, Chuck
Peters – USD 400, Laraine Gengler – LCH, Trisha Rick – LCH, Julie Aeschliman –
Hemslöjd, John Marshall – LNR, Mark Van Camp – City Council, & Greg DuMars
– City Administrator. Russ Hefner moved to approve the appointments. Motion
seconded by Rick Martin and passed.
Mayor Neuschafer moved to approve the appointments of Susan
Achenbach and Irene Nielson to the CVB Board. Brad Howe moved to approve the
appointments. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.
Mayor Neuschafer reminded council of the budget meeting on
the 18th of July.
Planning & Zoning – The committee has recommended
that Council approve the proposal from John Riggs to develop an annexation
sequencing plan and extraterritorial zoning definition for a total cost of
$8,675.00. After discussion by council, Russ Hefner moved to approve the
contract with John Riggs for a cost of $8,675.00. Motion seconded by Rick
Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
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Administration & Finance – BETHANY COLLEGE INPUT/DISCUSSION – Don Anderson & Bill Gusenius serve on a Transition Committee for
the new Bethany College
President to act as a listening group to provide input on
his presidency and work at Bethany. Mr. Anderson spoke on behalf of the
committee and asked council to consider the following: what is known about the
new President, what do we want to know about him, what should he know about us,
what does he heed to know to be successful, what significant issues need to be
addressed, what we do well, and any advice before he starts? Council responded
to those queries and information will be compiled and given to President
SUNDSTROM BUILDING SPATIAL & CONEPT DESIGN PROPOSAL –
Rick Martin moved to approve the proposal from C.F. Abercrombie at a cost of
$4,183.00. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed by roll call vote with
Brad Howe voting no and all others yes.
Utilities – ELECTRIC METER BID – Brad Howe moved to
approve the bid from Stanion Electric at a cost of $14.300 + tax. Motion
seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Streets & Parks – BACK TO SCHOOL BASH – Rick
Martin moved to approve the bid from Jumpin’ J’s for inflatable games for the
Back to School Bash at a cost of $1,400.00. Motion seconded by Mark Van Camp
and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
SIDEWALK WAIVERS – The City has received 3 requests for
sidewalk waivers. There was a motion and second to approve, however they were
withdrawn to allow the City Attorney to review them. No action taken.
PUBLIC ART DONATION – Maurice Bastian was present to request
space along the trail for a donated sculpture by John Whitfield. After
discussion, Mark Van Camp moved to provide space for the artwork along the
trail as it intersects with Lincoln Street. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and
STREET VACATION ORDINANCE 4498 – Rick Martin moved to adopt
Ordinance 4498 vacating portions of Swensson Street at Bethany College. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.
Public Safety – NO PARKING SIGNS – Rick Martin moved
to approve the purchase and placement of 3 No Parking signs along the East side
of Mill Road along the trail at a cost of $125.00. Motion seconded by Mark Van
Camp and passed.
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Purchase Order – Betty Nelson moved to approve
payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4497. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Payroll Ordinances – Betty Nelson moved to approve
payment of Payroll Ordinances 4495 & 4496. Motion seconded by Mark Van
Camp and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Adjournment – Mark Van Camp moved to adjourn the
meeting. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed. Meeting adjourned at 8:45
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, CMC