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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

November 3, 2008 – 6:30 p.m.

Minutes

 

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

 

Administration & 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 call vote.

 

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 call vote.

 

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.

 

Lindsborg City Council – November 3, 2008 – page 2

 

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.

 

Respectfully submitted

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, City Clerk

 


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