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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

Minutes – October 1, 2007

6:30 p.m.

 

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

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Thad Morrical. Priscilla Johnson, Susan Achenbach, Chester Peterson, Bill Gusenius, Darrell Cooper, Lou Davis, Mary Swenson, Linda Branch, Dan Carr, Sue Schlagel, Dean Anderson, Ellen Morgan, Chris Bauman & Joe Hulse

 

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

 

Public Input – Susan Achenbach presented the City with the Grand Champion Ribbon & Certificate won at the State Fair for the Lindsborg Booth.  She introduced members of the booth committee.

Chester Peterson, representing the Lindsborg Library, stated the request for waiver of utilities to aid in purchasing more books and other expenses.

Linda Branch, local business owner, asked council to delay the City Hall renovation and do more study of the Sundstrom building.

 

Amendments to the Agenda – none.

 

Minutes – Becky Anderson moved to approve the minutes of the September 4, 2007 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Neuschafer introduced Chris Bauman, CVB Director for the City of Lindsborg.  She attended a dinner along with the Sister City Committee, welcoming the 2007 Pearson Professor of Swedish Studies.  The Community Worlds Fair was held on Sunday, September 30.  There were upwards of 250 people attending the “tastes and talents” of our multi-cultural community.  The City of Lindsborg will be hosting a delegation of 4 from Munkfors for Hyllningsfest.  Meetings of note: October 29th will be the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board and November 3rd is the Fall Council Retreat at the Safety Center.

 

Planning & Zoning – ORDINANCE 4514 – Brad Howe moved to adopt Ordinance 4514, rezoning the property at 321 Harrison to R-3 – Multiple Family Dwelling District.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed by 7 to 1 vote.

 

Administration & Finance – CONDEMNATION HEARING – 240 & 250 COLE STREET – Evidence was given that the nuisance has not been abated.  Property owner asked for additional time.  Hearing was closed.

 

 

 

City Council – October 1, 2007 – page 2

 

CONDEMNATION HEARING – 525 S FIRST #6 – Evidence was given that the nuisance has not been abated.  Property owner asked for clarification as to the condemnation of the mobile home or the lot.  Hearing closed.

 

RESOLUTION 17-07 – CONDEMNATION 240 & 250 COLE – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Resolution 17-07, ordering the abatement of the nuisance.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

RESOLUTION 18-07 – CONDEMNATION 525 S FIRST #6 – Brad Howe moved to adopt Resolution 18-07, ordering the abatement of the nuisance.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.

 

RESOLUTION 19-07 – CONDEMNATION HEARING DATE 525 S FIRST #20 – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Resolution 19-07 setting the date for the condemnation hearing on November 5, 2007.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION – REAL ESTATE PURCHASE – Betty Nelson moved to go to Executive Session with the City Administrator and City Attorney for 10 minutes to discuss a real estate purchase.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.  Executive Session began at 7:10 p.m. and ended at 7:20 p.m.   No action.

 

CHARTER ORDINANCE 16 – APPOINT OFFICIALS RESIDENCY – Brad Howe moved to adopt Charter Ordinance 16 as it relates to the residency requirements of certain city officials.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

CITY HALL RENOVATION – Russ Heffner moved to proceed with City Hall renovation.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed by roll call with 5 yes votes and 3 no votes.  (note: council members to take time to prepare for an entire work session on the Sundstrom building)

 

CVB 36 MONTH MARKETING PLAN – Ellen Morgan presented the CVB 36-month marketing plan and implementation schedule for review by council.  No action required.

 

Utilities – LIBRARY UTILITY WAIVER REQUEST – Brad Howe moved to approve the request from the library to waive the utility fees.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner.  Motion failed with four yes votes and 4 no votes; Mayor casts the tie breaker with a no vote.

 

DEMAND METERING COMPUTER LAPTOP – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $800 for the purchase of a Compaq Notebook computer.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

 

City Council – October 1, 2007 – page 3

 

 

INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the Integrated Resource Plan; guideline focusing on (electric) energy efficiency and a higher level of proficiency in energy conservation. No public input received.

 

Streets & Parks – Becky Anderson moved to accept the donation of land located at the northwest corner of E. Garfield and N. First Streets.  Motion seconded by Mark Van Camp and passed.

 

ENGINEERING PROPOSALS FOR HWY K-4 – Becky Anderson moved to approve funds not to exceed $17,750 for the engineering for K-4 from Third Street to Coronado Avenue.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Public Safety – FIRE SERVICE HONORARIUM PROGRAM – Rick Martin moved to approve the program as proposed.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.  This is a budgeted item.

 

Purchase Order – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4515.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4512 & 4513.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Adjournment - Lloyd Rohr moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Mark Van Camp and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, CMC

City Clerk


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