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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

January 5, 2009 – Minutes

6:30 p.m.

 

Members Present – Rick Martin, Russ Hefner, Becky Anderson, Wes Fisk, Ken Branch, Betty Nelson, Brad Howe, Lloyd Rohr and Judy Neuschafer

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Larry Lindgren, Thad Morrical, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Chris Bauman, Bill Gusenius & Dan Carr

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Public Input – none

Amendment to Agenda – Add to Utilities, the selection of voting delegates to the Kansas Rural Water Association conference.

Minutes – Russ Hefner moved to approve the minutes of December 1, 2008 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Neuschafer thanked the city employees for their work throughout the year and especially with the recent snow removal.  She also acknowledged the projects that were completed during the year.  Mayor Neuschafer also reminded council of the upcoming retreat on Thursday, January 8th at Bethany College, the council/mayor candidate information night on Thursday, January 15th at City Hall and City Hall Day at the Capitol on January 28, 2009.

Planning & Zoning – no items

Administration & Finance – RESOLUTION 01-09 ENHANCED ENTERPRISE ZONE - Brad Howe moved to adopt Resolution 01-09 in support of the qualifying regional strategic plan and requesting the Secretary of Commerce to approve McPherson County as a Kansas Enterprise Zone designated non-metropolitan region.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.

Utilities – COMPACT FLOURESCENT LIGHT (CFL) BID – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $2,030.00 for the purchase of CFL bulbs for a giveaway to promote energy efficiency.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

ELECTRIC SYSTEM UP-GRADE MATERIALS – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $184,029.24 for upgrade materials from Kriz-Davis.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

TRANSFORMER QUOTE – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $136,421.22 to purchase transformers from Solomon Electric for the upgrade.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

CAPITAL ELECTRIC QUOTE – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $945,450.00 for Capital Electric to complete the 7200 upgrade.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

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TREE TRIMMING CONTRACT – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve up to $22,000 for Salina Tree to do the trimming needed in the areas of the electrical upgrade.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

KMEA MUTUAL AID PROGRAM – RECOLUTION 02-09 - Lloyd Rohr moved to adopt Resolution 02-09 authorizing membership in the KMEA Mutual Aid Program.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

VOTING DELEGATES FOR KRWA CONFERENCE – Lloyd Rohr moved to appoint Tim Dunn as the voting delegate and Lynn Johnson as the alternate delegate for the KRWA Conference.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.

Streets & Parks – no items

Public Safety – 2009 RURAL FIRE AGREEMENT – Rick Martin moved to approve the 2009 Rural Fire Agreement.  Motion seconded by Wes Fisk and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Purchase Order – Russ Hefner moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4583.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Payroll – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinance 4582.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Other – Lloyd Rohr noted that he had heard from a citizen who was very pleased with the WWTP Upgrade information that was mailed out.  Very much appreciated.  The City Administrator reminded council of City Hall Day, the filing deadline for elections and the candidate information meeting on January 15th.

Adjournment – Betty Nelson moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

  

Respectfully submitted,

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk


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