LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
Minutes – September 4, 2007
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.
encouraged people to volunteer to work the Lindsborg booth at the Kansas State
There were no amendments to
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.
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
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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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
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
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
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.
Adjournment – Lloyd Rohr moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion
seconded by Russ Hefner and passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.