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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

March 2, 2009 – Public Meeting

6:00 p.m.

 

Members Present – Russ Hefner, Wes Fisk, Becky Anderson, Rick Martin, Brad Howe & Judy Neuschafer

Absent – Betty Nelson, Ken Branch & Lloyd Rohr

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Dan Carr, Gary Shogren, Tim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Chris Lindholm, Priscilla Johnson, Charles Stout, Dorothy Stout, Lauren Bristow, Jim Martin, Steve Sandberg, Marliss & Jack Detmers

 

Mayor Neuschafer declared the public meeting open to hear information about the WWTP (wastewater treatment plant) upgrade.  Steve Sandberg, of Professional Engineering Consultants, reviewed the project upgrade.  Audience members signed an attendance sheet and were informed that if they desired to have written comments entered into the record of the public hearing, they could do so.  Mr. Sandberg reviewed the background, the issues identified in the assessment report and the assessment of alternatives.  Mayor Neuschafer declared the Public Meeting closed at 6:15 p.m.

 

Public Hearing – 6:15 p.m.

 

Mayor Neuschafer declared the public hearing open.  Steve Sandberg, of PEC, gave a review of the proposed improvements, project costs, the issues that drive the costs and the impact on sewer usage charges.  He then shared data on the comparison of the current average sewer charge and the proposed increased average charge.  Estimated construction dates and funding possibilities were shared as well.  There were no additional comments and Mayor Neuschafer closed the hearing at 6:27 p.m.

 

Regular Council Meeting – 6:30 p.m.

 

Additional Present – Tim Berggren, Thad Morrical, Chris Bauman, Bryan Pope, Rick Clark, Woody Meredith, Chuck Boully & Susan Achenbach

 

The meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Invocation was given by Pastor Loren Mai.

 

Public Input – Woody Meredith, of Bethany College, gave a brief update on the upcoming Messiah Festival, with 200 voices in the chorus and ticket sales are through the roof.

 

Amendments to the Agenda – Selection of the KMEA Director #1 will be added to Utilities.

 

 

City Council – March 2, 2009 – page 2

 

Minutes – Brad Howe moved to approve the minutes of the February 2, 2009 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Neuschafer noted that there will be a Special council meeting on Monday, March 16, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.  She also encouraged residents to observe Earth Hour on March 28th at 8:30 p.m. by not using any electricity for one hour.

 

Planning & Zoning – no report

 

Administration & Finance – ARCVIEW LICENSE REQUEST – Brad Howe moved to approve $1,199.00 for an additional license for ARCVIEW.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION – Rick Martin moved to enter executive session with the city administrator for 15 minutes to discuss non-elected personnel.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.  Session began at 6:42 p.m. and returned at 6:57 p.m.  No action taken.

 

Councilmember Lloyd Rohr joined the meeting.

 

Utilities – RESOLUTION 06-09 – KWPCRF LOAN APPLICATION – Lloyd Rohr moved to adopt Resolution 06-09 – authorizing the application for the revolving fund loan for the WWTP upgrade.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

RESOLUTION 08-09 – AUTHORIZING SALES OF ELECTRIC BONDS – Lloyd Rohr moved to adopt Resolution 08-09.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION – Russ Hefner moved to enter executive session with the city administrator and city attorney to discuss attorney/client privilege for 15 minutes.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.  Session entered at 7:03 p.m. and returned at 7:18 p.m.  Not action taken.

 

KMEA DIRECTOR SELECTION – Lloyd Rohr moved to declare Greg DuMars to fill the Director #1 position for KMEA.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.

 

Streets & Parks – EAST LINCOLN GRANT APPLICATION – Becky Anderson moved to grant authorization to apply for grant funding to upgrade E. Lincoln Street.  Motion seconded by Wes Fisk and passed.

 

 

City Council – March 2, 2009 – page 3

 

EAST SWENSSON/BETHANY DRIVE GRANT APPLICATION – Becky Anderson moved to grant authorization to apply for grant funding to upgrade El Swensson and Bethany Drive.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.

 

Public Safety – RESOLUTION 07-09 – VEHICLE ABATEMENT – Rick Martin moved to adopt Resolution 07-09.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson.  Chief Berggren noted that the vehicle had been abated.  Rick Martin then moved to table the existing motion and was seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.

 

Purchase Order – Rick Martin moved to approve payment of Purchase order Ordinance 4590.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4588 & 4589.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Other

 

Adjournment – Rick Martin moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

 

 


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