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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

September 8, 2008 – 6:30 p.m.

Minutes

 

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

Absent – Russ Hefner

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Thad Morrical, Larry Lindgren, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Dan Carr, Chris Bauman, Jack & Marliss Detmers, Priscilla Johnson and Gary Martin

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Pastor Gary Martin gave the invocation.

 

Public Input – Brad Howe noted that Lindsborg had multiple listings on the 8 Wonders of Kansas Art ballot and urged everyone to vote.  Ken Branch thanked those who made possible the opportunity to get rid of household hazardous waste.

 

Minutes – Betty Nelson moved to approve the minutes of the August 11, 2008 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Neuschafer remarked on the recent salad luncheon for the hospital at the Methodist Church, thanked Susan Achenbach and the CVB for another great fair booth.  She also reviewed the September meetings list.

 

Administration & Finance – EXECUTIVE SESSION - Brad Howe moved to go to Executive Session with the city administrator, city attorney and Allen Glendenning to discuss attorney client privilege for 15 minutes.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.  Executive session started at 6:40 p.m. and returned at 6:55 p.m.  Brad Howe moved to return to executive session for an additional 10 minutes.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.  Session started at 6:57 p.m. and returned at 7:07 p.m.  Brad Howe moved to return to executive session for another 10 minutes.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.  Session began at 7:08 p.m. and returned at 7:18 p.m.  No action taken.

 

PUBLIC RESTROOM LIGHTING REPLACEMENT – Brad Howe moved to approve the bid from Stanion Electric in the amount of $1,069.37 for replacements lights in the public restrooms.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

OFFICIAL CITY DEPOSITORIES – Brad Hose moved to designate the Lindsborg State Bank, Farmers State Bank, Bank of America, Kansas Municipal Investment Pool and Brooke Savings Bank as official city depositories.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

City Council – September 8, 2008 – page 2

 

OFFICIAL CITY NEWSPAPER – Brad Howe moved to designate the Lindsborg News Record as the official city newspaper.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.

 

LEAGUE OF KANSAS MUNICIPALITIES VOTING DELEGATES – Brad Howe moved to designate Judy Neuschafer and Jerry Sperling as voting delegates and Becky Anderson and Lloyd Rohr as alternate delegates for the upcoming conference in Wichita.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.

 

TAX CREDIT SERVICES PROPOSAL – Brad Howe moved to approve $4,750.00 for Christy Davis to continue the preparation work on the tax credits for the renovation of city hall.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

RESOLUTION 09-08 – CONDEMNATION OF 525 S. First #2 – Brad Howe moved to adopt Resolution 09-08.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Utilities – LINDSBORG STREET LIFT STATION QUOTE – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the bid from Smith & Loveless in the amount of $38,979.00.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION – Lloyd Rohr moved to enter an executive session with the city administrator and city attorney to discuss attorney client privilege for 20 minutes.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.  Executive session began at 7:32p.m. and returned at 7:52 p.m.  Lloyd Rohr moved that the City of Lindsborg, in partnership with other municipal electric utilities, engage the services of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, in Westar Energy, Inc., contract negotiations.  Furthermore, that the City of Lindsborg’s financial obligation is in an amount not to exceed $25,465.00.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Streets & Parks – SIDEWALK WAIVER REQUEST – 202 SVENSK RD. – Becky Anderson moved to approve the sidewalk waiver request for 202 Svensk Rd.  Motion seconded by Wes Fisk and passed.

 

RECYCLING CENTER SEED BID – Becky Anderson moved to approve funds not to exceed $1995.00 for Yoder Lawn & Tree Care to provide lawn installation at the new recycling center.  Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

 

 

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Public Safety – SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL AGREEMENT – Rick Martin moved to approve the agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation for the Safe Routes to School Program.  Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed.

 

 

Purchase Order – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4567.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Payroll – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4564 & 4565.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe 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 8:05 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling

City Clerk

 


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