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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

December 1, 2008 – 6:30 p.m.

Minutes

 

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 passed.

 

 

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

 

 

Administration & 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.

 

 

 

City council – December 1, 2008 – page 2

 

 

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 passed.

 

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 vote.

 

WATER NEEDS 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.

 

 

City Council – December 1, 2008 – page 3

 

 

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 vote.

 

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.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 


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