LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
March 2, 2009 – Public Meeting
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 &
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
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
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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
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
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.
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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.
Adjournment – Rick Martin moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion
seconded by Becky Anderson and passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC