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Minutes

February 4, 2008 – 6:30 p.m.

 

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

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Thad Morrical, Larry Lindgren, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Chris Lindholm, Dan Carr, Jack & Marliss Detmers, Jeff Waugh, Chris Bauman, Steve Johnson, Jim & Kathy Richardson, Bill Gusenius, Jim Martin, Dan Masterson, Dan Nordin and assorted Boy Scouts

 

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

 

Public Input – none

 

Amendments to Agenda – Becky Anderson requested an executive session at the end of the meeting under “other”.

 

Minutes – Betty Nelson moved to approve the minutes of the January 7, 2008 regular meeting.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Thanks again to the city crews for all their work with snow removal and limb pick-up.  Mayor Neuschafer, Tim Dunn & Greg DuMars traveled to Overland Park to receive the Ready Mix Concrete Association 2007 Municipal Award for the trail.  On January 24th a contingent from the city attended City Hall Day at the Capitol and had an opportunity to visit with legislators.  The CVB also had a booth in the rotunda for those interested in Lindsborg.  She also attended the committee meetings, Sister City meeting and the annual Chamber Dinner and sends congratulations to Leon & Judy Burch who received the 2008 Community Service Award.

            Mayor Neuschafer read a proclamation honoring Jim Richardson as Kansas of the Year.

 

 

Planning & Zoning – no report

 

 

Administration & Finance – CITY BOARDS & COMMISSIONS – Brad Howe moved to approve the Citizen Board & Commission Expression of Interest Form.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.

 

KANSAS TOURISM INITIATIVE PRESENTATION – Chris Bauman, CVB Director, gave a brief update on the recent hearings on proposed Senate Bill 501 that would establish a Kansas Travel Initiative.  It was the consensus of the council to send to committee for consideration of a letter of support.

 

City Council – February 4, 2008 – page 2

 

 

Utilities – KANSAS RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION VOTING DELEGATE – Lloyd Rohr moved to name Tim Dunn as the voting delegate and Jere Ellis as the alternate delegate.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.  The conference provides certification classes for water and wastewater operators.

 

VFD PUMP MOTOR DRIVE – NORMAL STREET LIFT STATION – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $1,124.36 plus freight for 2 Soft Start Variable Frequency Drives from Electric Motor Specialists.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT STUDY – Lloyd Rohr moved to accept the study.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed. 

 

ENGINEERING SERVICES CONTRACT – WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the engineering contract for the wastewater treatment plant improvements with Professional Engineering Consultants at a cost of $642,500.00.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Streets & Parks – ORDINANCE 4533 – CEREAL MALT BEVERAGE EXEMPTION – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Ordinance 4533 which exempts the Lindsborg Golf Course from Lindsborg Municipal Code Section 3-104 & 3-105(b).  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.

 

PARKS MOWER BID – Becky Anderson moved to approve the purchase of a 928 Diesel Grasshopper mower from Moridge Manufacturing at a cost not to exceed $15,000.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

GRAPPLING HOOK – Becky Anderson moved to approve $1,389 for the purchase of a grappling hook for use in debris removal.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Public Safety – RESOLUTION 01-08 – 330 S. THIRD CONDEMNATION – The Public Safety Director noted that a citizen group has taken on the project of addressing the situation at this property.  It is the recommendation of staff that the issue be tabled.  Rick martin moved to table the resolution with monthly updates on progress from the Public Safety Director.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

 

City Council – February 4, 2008 – page 3

 

Purchase Order – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4534.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Payroll – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4531 & 4532.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Other – Becky Anderson moved to enter executive session with council, mayor and city administrator to discuss non-elected personnel for 10 minutes.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin.  Council entered executive session at 7:24 p.m. and ended at 7:34 p.m.  There was no action taken after the session.

 

 

Adjournment – Lloyd Rohr moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:36 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling

City Clerk


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