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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

Minutes – July 2, 2007

6:30 p.m.

 

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 was said.

 

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 passed.

 

 

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.

 

City Council – July 2, 2007 – page 2

 

 

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 Leonard.

 

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 passed.

 

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.

 

City Council – July 2, 2007 – page 3

 

 

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.

 

Other

 

Adjournment – Mark Van Camp moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, CMC

City Clerk

 

 

 

 


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