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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

Minutes – September 4, 2007

6:30 p.m.

 

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

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Bill Gusenius, Ellen Morgan, Annette Duncan, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Thad Morrical, Larry Lindgren, Priscilla Johnson, John Devine, Lou Davis, Dan Carr, Sabrina Spellman, Sue Schlagel, Larry Douglas, Susan Achenbach, Jack & Marliss Detmers, Pastor Jim Harrison, Coleen Lind, Maurice Bastian and Bob Ryan

 

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 – Maurice Bastian, representing the Lindsborg Merchants Association, shared a press release regarding the new artwork donation along the trail at Lincoln Street.

            Sue Schlagel, encouraged people to volunteer to work the Lindsborg booth at the Kansas State Fair.

 

There were no amendments to the agenda.

 

Minutes – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the minutes of the August 6, 2007 regular council minutes.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.

 

Mayors Report – Mayor Neuschafer extended thanks to Ann Keding for her efforts to beautify the trail as it goes by her home.  She also stated that there are so far 10 sponsors for historic signs along the trail.  Festival time is coming and Mayor Neuschafer has asked that all citizens help get ready by making sure their properties are spiffed up and ready to go; and volunteer to help a neighbor if you can.  There will also be many visitors in town for Thor’s Roar on the 15th.  We have received word that there will be 4 visitors from Sweden here for the festival so contact a Sister City Committee member if you can help provide housing.  The next few weeks will be very busy and we are encouraged to help when we can.

            Mayor Neuschafer presented Mike Rose for appointment to the Technical Task Force representing USD 400.  Mark Van Camp moved to approve the appointment.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

Planning & Zoning – no report

 

Administration & Finance – 2006 AUDIT – Larry Douglas gave a brief review of the first of three parts to the 2006 Audit.  The first covers all of the requirements for the State of Kansas.  The second part is the Single Audit Report and the third part covers the utility funds.  He indicated that he would attend the September

 

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18th committee meeting with more information.  Brad Howe moved to accept part one of the 2006 Audit.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.

 

 CVB PRESENTATION – Sue Schlagel, John Devine & Coleen Lind presented the recommended 18 Month Focus of the Convention & Visitors Bureau and requested that Council agree with the targeted segments.  Mark Van Camp moved to accept and support the CVB direction.  Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed.

 

CHARTER ORDINANCE 13 DISCUSSION – Betty Nelson moved to return this item to committee for further discussion.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.

 

LEAGUE CONFERENCE VOTING DELEGATES – Becky Anderson moved to have Jerry Lovett-Sperling & Judy Neuschafer serve as voting delegates to the League conference.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.  Becky Anderson moved to have Lloyd Rohr and Betty Nelson serve as alternate voting delegates.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

CMB APPLICATION – Rosberg House – Betty Nelson moved to approve the CMB application from the Rosberg House.  Motion seconded by Mark Van Camp and passed.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION – Lloyd Rohr moved to go to executive session with the City Administrator and City Attorney to discuss a real estate purchase for 10 minutes.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.  Executive session began at 7:27 p.m. and ended at 7:30 p.m.  No action taken.

 

Utilities – ELECTRIC PERSONNEL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $600 to participate in the Apprenticeship Program sponsored by Kansas Municipal Utilities.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

Streets & Parks – ORDINANCE 4510 – SIDEWALK WAIVER – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Ordinance 4510 relating to conditional waivers for sidewalk construction.  Motion seconded by Mark Van Camp and passed.

 

Public Safety – RESOLUTION 14-07 – VEHICLE NUISANCE ABATEMENT – Rick martin moved to adopt Resolution 14-07 – Abating a vehicle nuisance at 525 S. First.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

RESOLUTION 15-07 – STO AMENDMENT FOR ATV’S – Rick Martin moved to adopt Resolution 15-07 explaining the uses of ATV’s.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.

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RESOLUTION 16-07 – STO AMENDMENT FOR WORK SITE VEHICLES – Rick martin moved to adopt Resolution 16-07 explaining uses for work site vehicles.  Motion seconded by Mark Van Camp and passed.

 

Purchase Order – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4511.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4508 & 4509.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Other

 

Adjournment – Lloyd Rohr moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

______________________

Jerry Lovett-Sperling

City Clerk

 


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