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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

Minutes

July 7, 2008 – 6:30 p.m.

 

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

Absent – Ken Branch

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Thad Morrical, Larry Lindgren, Gary Shogren, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Dan Carr, Bill Gusenius, Priscilla Johnson, Jamie Cruse, Jack & Marliss Detmers, Sue Schlagel & Pastor Ethan Feistner

 

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

 

Public Input – Jamie Cruse presented information regarding the request by Bethany College to fire a cannon during home football games.  Insurance for the cannon would be covered by Bethany College.

 

Amendments to the Agenda – none

 

Minutes – Brad Howe moved to approve the minutes of the June 2, 2008 regular council meeting and the June 23, 2008 special meeting.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – The Mayor gave special thanks to Susan Achenbach and Becky Anderson for their leadership on the Midsummer’s Day festivities.  She noted that at the Sister City dinner held in honor of Bishop Hagberg, the city received a copy of his book to be placed in the Sweden section of our public library.  Thanks to the July 4th committee for their work on the community celebration.   She noted on the July meetings that committee dates may need to change because of the need to move the August council meeting.  Betty Nelson moved to change the August council meeting to the 11th.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.  Council Committees will then move to the 29th and 31st of July.  Mayor Neuschafer requested approval of the appointment of Aubrey Streit to serve on the CVB Board.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointment.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

Planning & Zoning – no report

 

Administration & Finance – STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING QUOTES – SUNDSTROM BUILDING – Brad Howe moved to approve funds not to exceed $1,200 for Arno Rinas & Associated to perform the structural analysis of the Sundstrom building.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

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NATURAL STEP PROGRAM – Brad Howe moved to approve funds not to exceed $1,500 for Bruce Texley to present the Natural Step process to council and staff.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

BILLBOARD CONTRACT – Brad Howe moved to approve payment of $3,036 to Luminous Neon for the last year of the billboard contract.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ORDINANCE 4551 – STREAM DUMPING – Russ Hefner moved to adopt Ordinance 4551 relating to prohibiting stream dumping or certain debris and materials.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

COMMUNITY BROADBAND PROPOSAL – Brad Howe moved to approve funds not to exceed $25,000 for the continued support of the proposal by Sega to design-build the broadband network.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Utilities – ORDINANCE 4552 – CUSTOMER DISTRIBUTED GENERATION INTERCONNECTION ORDINANCE – Brad Howe moved to adopt ordinance 4552, relating to allowing customer connectivity with disseminated generation to the City of Lindsborg’s electrical distribution system.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Streets & Parks – RESOLUTION 07-08 – TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Resolution 07-08, which supports the adoption of a new State-wide Comprehensive Transportation Program.  Motion seconded by Wes Fisk and passed.

 

STREETS CHIP SEAL – Discussion between council and staff indicated that this item should not proceed.

 

SENIOR CENTER POOL TABLE – Becky Anderson moved to approve $2000 to help the Cr. Center purchase a pool table and partner with them to develop intergenerational programs.  Motion seconded by Wes Fisk and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

GOLF COURSE CLUBHOUSE PEST CONTROL QUOTES – Becky Anderson moved to approve the bid from Hassman Termite & Pest Control in the amount of $1,070.00.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

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BACK TO SCHOOL BASH – Becky Anderson moved to approve $1,300 for Jumpin’ Jays to provide equipment for the Back to School Bash.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

CURB CUT COSTS – Becky Anderson moved to approve a curb cut cost increase to $15 per foot.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.

 

SIDEWALK WAIVER REQUEST – Becky Anderson moved to approve the request from Kevin Smith for 910 E. State.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.

 

Public Safety – BETHANY FOOTBALL CANNON REQUEST – Rick Martin moved to approve the request from the Bethany Football program for the use of a cannon during games.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson & passed.

 

ORDINANCE 4553 – Rick Martin moved to adopt Ordinance 4553 relating to limiting parking trailers on city streets.  Motion seconded by Wes Fisk.  Discussion followed which prompted a motion to amend to state no more than 3 days and 24 hours notice.  Motion seconded by Wes Fisk.  After more discussion the vote on the motion to amend failed with 4 no votes and 3 yes votes.  The original motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

CONDEMNATION ENFORCEMENT 525 s. FIRST – Becky moved to approve the bid from Anderson Body Shop for a total of $9,100.00 to remove 4 trailers from 525 S. First.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Purchase Order – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4557.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4554, 4555 & 4556.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Adjournment – Lloyd Rohr 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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