LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
May 5, 2008 – 6:30 p.m.
Members Present – Brad Howe, Becky Anderson, Lloyd Rohr, Russ Hefner, Betty Nelson, Ken Branch and Judy Neuschafer
Absent – Wes Fisk & Rick Martin
Others – Greg DuMars, Gary Shogren, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Larry Lindgren, Dan Carr, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Thad Morrical, Jack & Marliss Detmers,
Harlan Shogren, Charles Stout, Priscilla Johnson & Richard Kurtz
The meeting was called to
order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Public Input – Betty Nelson commented on the great job done by Chris Bauman, CVB Director, promoting Lindsborg at the Kansas Sampler Fair in Concordia.
Amendments to the Agenda
Minutes – Russ Hefner moved to approve the minutes of the
April 7, 2008 regular council meeting. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Neuschafer noted that she had attended some
of the events surrounding the inauguration of President Leonard at Bethany College, attended a tree planting in honor of Arbor Day and attended an awards
ceremony of the Kansas Association of Public Works for the Välkommen Trail.
She thanked citizens for their efforts as “Spring Cleaning” of their
properties. She also thanked everyone (citizens, council & staff) for
their support and encouragement during her first year as Mayor of Lindsborg.
Mayor Neuschafer reminded
council of the special meeting on Monday, May 12 at 7:00 a.m.
Mayor Neuschafer submitted
the following for appointment: Gill Lobdel to EMS. Motion to approve by Betty Nelson. Second by Ken Branch and passed.
For City Officials: City
Administrator, Greg DuMars; City Clerk, Jerry Lovett Sperling; Director of
Public Safety/Police Chief, Tim Berggren; Public Works Director, Tim Dunn;
Parks & Recreation Director, Thad Morrical; Fire Chief, Willard Keding;
City Attorney, William Gusenius; Municipal Judge, Gary Price; City Treasurer,
Ruth Flohr. Motion to approve by Brad Howe. Second by Lloyd Rohr and passed.
Fir Citizen Committees:
Cemetery Board – Roy Lister; Library Board – Wesley Detmers & Maggie
Hartter; CVB Board – Mary Swenson & Pamela Stalcup; Public Safety Advisory
– Delwin Koons, Sarah Toll & Tim Berggren; Sister City – Mary Anne Almquist
& Abner Vickrey; Board of Zoning Appeals – Jay Jensen &
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Terry Nation; Design Review
– Linda Branch & Toni Thompson; Planning & Zoning – Jeff Kurtz, Toni Thompson & Krishan Bhatnagar; Lindsborg Housing Authority Board – Judy Rooth; Parks
& Recreation – Terry Nation & Melissa Freeman. Motion to approve by
Lloyd Rohr and seconded by Betty Nelson; passed.
Planning & Zoning – ORDINANCE 4544 – 701 N. First – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 4544, which rezones 701 N. First to “R-1”, Single Family
Residential. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll
Finance – SUNDSTROM BUILDING
COMMUNITY FORUM – Brad Howe moved to approve $1,257.05 for a representative of
R. E. Alexander & Associates to facilitate the public forum on the Sundstrom Building. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call
LAND PLANNING SERVICES
PROPOSAL – Brad Howe moved to approve funds not to exceed $3,000 for a contract
with Riggs & Associates to provide planning & design for the newly
purchased Northeast Addition. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
SERVICES AGREEMENT – Brad Howe moved to approve $4,000 to employ the services
of a historical consultant to apply to have City Hall placed on the National
Historic Register. Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed unanimously by
roll call vote.
Utilities – UTILITY EFFICIENCY PBLIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN – Lloyd
Rohr moved to approve our portion of mailing expenses not to exceed $5,000 for
the annual total. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll
Streets & Parks – SENIOR CENTER POOL TABLE/LEAGUE – Becky Anderson moved to approve $2,000 to help purchase a pool table for the Sr. Center. Motion seconded by Ken Branch. Discussion followed concerning whether the Board
of Directors for the Sr. Center had approved the plan for the table along with
implementing a program to involve youth with seniors in a pool league. Motion
failed. Betty Nelson moved to return the plan to committee for further
investigation. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.
ORDINANCE 4545 –
RIGHT-OF-WAY VACATION – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Ordinance 4545 regarding
vacating the right-of-way on Kansas Street between Swensson and Olsson Streets.
Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
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Public Safety – No items
Purchase Order – Brad Howe moved to approve payment of Purchase
Order Ordinance 4546. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously
by roll call vote.
Payroll – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Payroll
Ordinances 4542 & 4543. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Adjournment – Lloyd Rohr moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion
seconded by Brad Howe and passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:22 p.m.
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC