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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

Public Hearing – 2008 Budget

August 6, 2007 – 6:15 p.m.

 

Members Present – Brad Howe, Russ Hefner, Becky Anderson, Mark Van Camp, Ken Branch, Lloyd Rohr & Judy Neuschafer

Absent – Betty Nelson & Rick Martin

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Thad Morrical, Annette Duncan, Larry Lindgren, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Ellen Morgan, Jack & Marliss Detmers, Dan Carr, Dennis Blomberg, Pat Shea, Einar Johnson, Denise Schwantes, Priscilla Johnson, Kevin & Marcie Kindelsparger, Terry Hefner, Lou Davis, Sue Schlagel, Pastor Steve Pera

 

The Public Hearing for the 2008 City of Lindsborg Budget was opened at 6:15 p.m.  Director of finance, Larry Lindgren, presented an overview of the budget for 2008 and the reasoning behind the modest increase in the mill levy.  There were no comments from the public and the hearing closed at 6:25 p.m.

 

Council Meeting Minutes

 

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

 

Public Input – Denise Schwantes, Co-chair of Thors Roar Motorcycle Rally that will be held on August 15th.  She presented the schedule of events and also noted that the “noisiest” activity they are having will occur during the day.

Terry Hefner, representing the Hyllningsfest Committee, asked permission to locate one of the craft tents in the 100 block of E. Lincoln, stating that the participants felt more “part of the action” with the tent in that location.  She was informed that the request would go to committee for review.

 

Amendments to the Agenda – none

 

Minutes – Becky Anderson moved to approve the minutes of the July 2, 2007 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Neuschafer thanked Tom Poole and crew for their fantastic fireworks display for the 4th of July.  She also thanked Nancy Salminen for promoting the car show on television.  The Mayor’s Choice at the car show was a 1966 Corvette Stingray.  On July 22 a group served fruit to a group of bicyclists and on last Wednesday she escorted Dr. Leonard, Bethany College President, around town, attended the installation of the Bethany Home Chaplain and then back to the College for an Ice Cream Social. 

Mayor Neuschafer recommended Ron Sickler, Bethany College, for appointment to the Tech Task Force.  Becky Anderson moved to approve the appointment.  Motion seconded by Mark Van Camp and passed.

There will be a council study session on August 23rd at the Safety Center at 7:00 p.m.

City Council – August 6, 2007 – page 2

 

Planning & Zoning – ORDINANCE 4498 – This ordinance rezones the currently empty former Baptist Church on N. Washington for commercial use.  Lloyd Rohr moved to Adopt Ordinance 4498.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.

ORDINANCE 4499 – This ordinance clarifies language in the current zoning regulations as it relates to accessory structures.  Lloyd Rohr moved to Adopt Ordinance 4499.  Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed.

 

Administration & Finance – BUDGET ORDINANCE 4505 – Brad Howe moved to adopt Ordinance 4505 as it relates to an increase in tax revenues for budget year 2008.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

2008 BUDGET – Bead Howe moved to adopt the 2008 Budget for the City of Lindsborg.  Motion seconded by Mark Van Camp and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

RESOLUTION 10-07 – 240 & 250 S. COLE – Brad Howe moved to adopt Resolution 10-07, ordering a hearing on the condemnation of property on Cole Street.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.

 

RESOLUTION 12-07 - 525 S. FIRST #6 - Brad Howe moved to adopt Resolution 12-07, ordering a hearing on the condemnation of property at 525 S. First #6.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.

 

RESOLUTION 13-07 – 525 S. FIRST #20 - Brad Howe moved to adopt Resolution 12-07, ordering a hearing on the condemnation of property at 525 S. First #20.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.

 

Billboard contract – Brad Howe moved to approve the contract with Luminous Sign in the amount of $3036.00 for the billboard just south of Salina along Interstate I-135.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION – Russ Hefner moved to go to Executive Session with the City Attorney & City Administrator for 5 minutes to discuss real estate purchase.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.  Executive Session began at 7:01 p.m.  Session ended at 7:06 p.m.  No action taken.

 

Utilities – ORDINANCE 4506 – REFUSE RATE INCREASE – Lloyd Rohr moved to adopt Ordinance 4506 relating to increasing refuse rates effective for all billings due January 1, 2008 and thereafter.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ANNUAL SEWER LINE CLEANING – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $5,000 for the annual wet well & sewer line cleaning.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

City Council – August 6, 2007 – page 3

 

Streets & Parks – No items.

 

Public Safety – NO PARKING SIGNS – 700 BLOCK N. KANSAS – Becky Anderson moved to approve $165.00 for the purchase of 4 no parking signs for the 700 block of N. Kansas.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.

 

AMBULANCE PURCHASE – Becky moved to approve $111,812.00 for the purchase of an ambulance from Osage Ambulances.  Motion seconded by Mark Van Camp and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

TRAFFIC ENGINEERING STUDY – WEST GRANT STREET – The recommendation of the study is to make Grant a through street and place stop signs on all cross streets.  Becky Anderson moved to approve $801 to purchase the needed stop signs. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed with Lloyd Rohr voting no and all others yes.

 

RESOLUTION 11-07 – NUISANCE ABTEMENT AT 240 & 250 COLE.  Becky Anderson moved to adopt Resolution 11-07 abating the nuisance.  Motion seconded by Mark Van Camp and passed.

 

ORDINANCE 4500 – STANDARD TRAFFIC CODE – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Ordinance 4500.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ORDINANCE 4501 – PUBLIC OFFENSE CODE – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Ordinance 4501.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Purchase Order – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4507.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4502, 4503 & 4504.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Other – none

 

Adjournment – Lloyd Rohr moved to adjourn.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, CMC

City Clerk


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