LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
December 1, 2008 – 6:30 p.m.
Present – Wes Fisk, Betty Nelson, Rick Martin, Russ Heffner,
Ken Branch, Becky Anderson, Lloyd Rohr & Judy Neuschafer
Absent – Brad Howe
Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Larry Lindgren, Chris Bauman, Thad Morrical, Bill Gusenius, Jack & Marliss Detmers, Priscilla Johnson, Sue Schlagel, Pastor Loren Mai,
Adela Jirikova, Alisa Nikitina & Dan Carr
The meeting was called to
order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. Invocation was given
by Pastor Loren Mai.
Public Input – Maggie Hartter informed council that she is the
current treasurer for the Library Board.
Amendments to the Agenda – Two items will be added to Administration &
Finance: Holiday bonus for employees & an agreement for a film crew to use
the city logo.
Minutes – Russ Hefner moved to approve the minutes of the
November 3, 2008 regular council meeting. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Neuschafer shared some of the recent holiday
activities and encouraged everyone to shop locally as much as possible.
Meetings of note: the Wellness Center forum at the Covenant Church on Dec. 2; the Personnel Policy Meeting on the 11th and the year end council
meeting on the 30th. Mayor Neuschafer presented Kelsey Pihl for
appointment to EMS. Motion to approve the appointment by Betty Nelson; seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.
Planning & Zoning – no report
Finance – RESOLUTION 11-08 – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Resolution 11-08 adopting a sustainable Community Development
Policy. Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed unanimously.
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CITIZEN LOBBYIST PROPOSAL – Betty Nelson moved to approve the proposal from Citizen Lobbyist at a cost of $3,000 to assist
the city to identify Federal programs to secure funding. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
RESOLUTION 12-08 –
NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Resolution 12-08
which sets a date & time for the public hearing for the Neighborhood
Revitalization Program. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.
COMMUNITY BROADBAND – The
study is completed and the concern is that after much study, the return on
investment may exceed 18 years. The information gathered is very important for
future use, however now may not be the time to move forward with this project.
No action taken.
EMPLOYEE HOLIDAY BONUS – Betty Nelson moved to approve a holiday bonus for each regular city employee in the amount of
$100. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
AGREEMENT TO USE THE CITY
LOGO FOR MOVIE FILMING – Betty Nelson moved to approve the request with an
addendum approved by the City Attorney. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and
EXECUTIVE SESSION – Lloyd
Rohr moved to enter an executive session with the City Attorney & City
Administrator to discuss attorney/client privilege for 15 minutes. Motion
seconded by Russ Hefner and passed. Executive Session began at 7:00 p.m. and
ended at 7:15 p.m. Lloyd Rohr then moved to approve the settlement with
Roxbury Bank in the amount of $15,850, of which the city will pay one half.
Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Utilities – TELEMETRY SYSTEM UPGRADE – Lloyd Rohr moved to
approve $7,160 for Comm-Tronix to upgrade the telemetry system for the water
wells. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call
ASSESSMENT-POPULATION STUDY PROPOSAL – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the proposal
from Schwab-Eaton to complete an assessment & population projection for
water needs for the city at a cost not to exceed $5,900. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
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Streets & Parks – no items
Public Safety – no items.
Purchase Order – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase
Order 4578. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call
Payroll – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Payroll
Ordinances 4576 & 4577. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner 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 7:22 p.m.
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC