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Public Hearing Minutes

January 7, 2008 – 6:15 p.m.

 

Members Present – Russ Hefner, Lloyd Rohr, Rick Martin, Brad Howe, Becky Anderson & Judy Neuschafer

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Larry Lindgren, Thad Morrical, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren & Dan Carr

 

Public Hearing – 330 S. Third Code Violation – The hearing was opened at 6:15 p.m. with a brief review of the situation.  The director of Public Safety updated council on the progress being made by the property owner and recommended that council allow the owner more time to continue to remedy the problems.  The hearing was closed at 6:21 p.m.

 

 

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

January 7, 2008 – 6:30 p.m.

 

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

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Larry Lindgren, Thad Morrical, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Dan Carr, Bill Gusenius, Sue Schlegel, Dennis Blomberg, Marlin Johnson, Chris Bauman, Priscilla Johnson

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.

 

Appointment – Mayor Neuschafer presented Wes Fisk for appointment to the Ward 1 Council Position vacated by Mark Van Camp.  Ken Branch moved to approve the appointment.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.

 

Public Input – none

 

Amendments to the Agenda – none

 

Minutes – Rick Martin noted an incorrect name that was corrected.  Rick Martin moved to approve the minutes of the December 3, 2007 regular council meeting as corrected and the December 28, 2007 special council meeting.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Neuschafer thanked the citizens of Lindsborg for their understanding and patience during the recent winter storms.  She also thanked the City employees for their extra work and dedication to the citizens of Lindsborg.  Mayor Neuschafer also noted that she had the honor of crowning

 

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Erika Peterson as the 2007 Lucia.  She stated that she is looking forward to a productive and exciting 2008.

 

January meetings of note include the VPN training for council members on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in council chambers.  Sunday, January 13, 2008 is the City Hall open house from 2 – 4 p.m. and the Streets & Parks and Public Safety committee meetings will be changed to Monday the 21st,  so that council members and staff can attend City Hall Day at the Capitol on Thursday, January 24, 2008.

 

 

Planning & Zoning – Ordinances 4528 & 4529 – A joint request for annexation was received from the Bethany Home and the City of Lindsborg for the property that lies on the north side of Wells Fargo between the old McDonalds building and the Baptist Church/Emerald Lake Estates.  The second request is for a small tract of land on East State Street.  The planning & Zoning Commission has reviewed both requests and they recommend adoption of the ordinances for annexation.  Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinances 4528 & 4529.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.

 

 

Administration & Finance – No items.

 

 

Utilities – EXECUTIVE SESSION – Lloyd Rohr moved to enter Executive Session with council, Mayor, City Administrator & City Attorney for 15 minutes to discuss a real estate purchase.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.  Executive Session began at 6:44 p.m.  Executive Session ended at 6:59 p.m. with no action taken.

 

 

Streets & Parks – PARKS STORAGE SHED – Becky Anderson moved to approve $1,719.24 to purchase a storage shed to house the swim team equipment from Howe’s Building Supply.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin.  After discussion about foundation and labor costs, Becky Anderson moved to amend her motion to not to exceed $2,000.00 and was agreed to by Rick Martin.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

GOLF COURSE DISCUSSION – The City Administrator gave a review of current expenses and revenues and proposed goals if council would decide to take over the golf course.  The course covers approximately 62 acres and the estimated outstanding debt is $14,912.00.  Russ Hefner moved to authorize the city administrator to negotiate a sales contract with the Lindsborg Golf Club with a

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purchase price not to exceed $18,000.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Public Safety – PATROL CAR BIDS – Rick Martin moved to approve the bid from Long McArthur for a police interceptor at a cost of $19,995.00.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

RECOLUTION 01-08 – 330 S THIRD – Rick Martin moved to table this discussion until the February 4, 2008 Council Meeting.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

 

Purchase Order – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4530.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Payroll – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinance 4527.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Other

 

 

Adjournment – Brad Howe moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

 

 

 


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