Minutes – October 1,
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
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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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
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
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, CMC