LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
November 3, 2008 – 6:30 p.m.
Present – Brad Howe, Rick Martin, Becky Anderson, Wes Fisk,
Lloyd Rohr, Russ Hefner, Betty Nelson, Ken Branch and Judy Neuschafer
Others – Wyatt Rutherford, Tanner Van Amburg, Vaughn Cyre,
Jordan Gregg, Jacob Grosland, Seth Peterson, Kaleb Rogers, Erik Peterson, Karna
Peterson, Marc Grosland, Darrel Cooper, Larry & Lena Van Amburg, Greg DuMars, Gary Shogren, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Larry Lindgren, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Thad Morrical, Dan Carr, Chris Bauman, Sue Schlagel
The meeting was called to
order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. The Invocation was
given by Pastor Darrel Cooper.
Public Input – Erik Peterson thanked Lloyd Rohr for attending the
Webelos meeting and discussing local government and citizenship.
Amendments to the Agenda – none
Minutes – Betty Nelson moved to approve the minutes of the
October 6, 2008 regular council meeting. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Neuschafer presented Citizenship pins to the
members of the Webelos in attendance. Mayor Neuschafer noted that 5 attended
the League of Kansas Municipalities Conference in Wichita. Lloyd Rohr moved to
approve the appointment of John R. Miller to the EMS as presented by the
Mayor. Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.
Planning & Zoning – no report
Finance – AUDIT CONTRACT – Brad Howe
moved to approve funds not to exceed $13,900 for the 2008 audit contract with
David O’Dell. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll
FLOODPLAIN ORDINANCE 4566 –
Brad Howe moved to adopt Ordinance 4566 regarding the revised floodplain zoning
regulations based on the model recommended by FEMA and the Ks. Dept. of
Agriculture. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll
HOLIDAY PROMOTION FUNDING REQUEST – Brad Howe moved to
approve funds not to exceed $8,500 to cover the costs of holiday promotions.
Motion seconded by Betty Nelson (Becky Anderson left the meeting at 6:55 p.m.)
and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
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Utilities – RED FLAG POLICY – Betty Nelson moved to approve
the “Red Flag” Policy to help signal the possible existence of identity theft.
Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.
SEWER RATE ORDINANCE 4574 – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 4574 which increases the base sewer rate from $6 to $10
beginning with the December 2008 billing cycle. Motion seconded by Brad Howe
and passed unanimously by roll cal vote.
EXECUTIVE SESSION – Lloyd
Rohr moved to enter executive session with the City Attorney and City
Administrator for 10 minutes to discuss attorney/client privilege. Motion
seconded by Brad Howe and passed. Council entered Executive Session at 7:04
and returned at 7:14 and stated that no action was taken. Lloyd Rohr then
moved approve $2,371.84 as a settlement to DSO for the recent lawsuit. (The
suit concerned property that was annexed into the city that had previously been
in the DSO territory. The court found in favor of the City.) Motion seconded
by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Streets & Parks – ORDINANCE 4575 – STREET VACATION – Rick Martin
moved to Adopt Ordinance 4575 vacating a portion of Green Street. Motion
seconded by Wes Fisk and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
SKATE PARK DESIGN & BID
– Rick Martin moved to approve $49,144.75 for the construction of the skate
park by Patton Construction. Motion seconded by Wes Fisk and passed unanimously
by roll call vote.
Public Safety – EMS CASUALTY TRAILER – Rick moved to approve
$3,380 to purchase a trailer from J & S Custom Trailers. Motion seconded
by Wes Fisk and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Purchase Order – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase
Order Ordinance 4573. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by
roll call vote.
Payroll – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Payroll
Ordinances 4571 & 4572. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously
by roll call vote.
Adjournment – Betty nelson moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion
seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, City