LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Adjournment – Brad Howe moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion
seconded by Russ Hefner and passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC