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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

            April 6, 2009 – Minutes

6:30 p.m.

 

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

Others – Tim Dunn, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Larry Lindgren, Thad Morrical, Dan Carr, Larry Van Der Wege, Priscilla Johnson, Sue Schlegel, Peter Rupert, Susan Achenbach & Tim Berggren

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Invocation was given by Pastor Peter Rupert.

 

Public Input – None

 

Amendments to the Agenda – none

 

Minutes – Russ Hefner moved to approve the minutes of the March 2, 2009 regular council meeting and the March 16, 2009 special council meeting.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Neuschafer reported that she and the City Administrator had been to Washington DC to visit with our legislators regarding current and future projects for the city.  She commended the city crews for their quick action during the recent snow storm.  She also noted the ribbon cutting at the new recycling center.  Reminders: Election Day on Tuesday and the grand opening of Swede Sk8 on April 11 at 10:00.

 

Planning & Zoning – ORDINANCE 4595 – Lloyd Rohr moved to adopt Ordinance 4595, which places all of the Lindsborg Community Hospital property in the S-1 College and Institutional District.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

Administration & Finance – 2009 INSURANCE QUOTE – Brad Howe moved to approve the 2009 insurance quote of $83,097.00 from Smoky Valley Insurance.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ARCHITECT INVOICE – Brad Howe moved to approve the invoice from Fred Abercrombie of $9,555.00 for additional services relating to the renovation of City Hall.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

START THINKING AGENCY AGREEMENT – Council was notified that the city had received a letter of intent to sever the current agreement.

 

 

 

City Council – April 6, 2009 – page 2

 

 

Utilities – WASTEWATER LINE CLEANING QUOTE - Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $7,725.00 for Mayer Specialty Services to provide sewer line & wet well cleaning.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

WASTEWATER STORAGE CONTAINER – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the purchase of a storage container from Chuck Henry Sales in the amount of $3,250.00.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

WWTP UPGRADE - ARCHEOLOGICAL BIDS – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $2,100.00 for the archeological investigation from Hughes Archeology.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe.  After discussion by the council Lloyd Rohr amended his motion to approval of funds not to exceed $4,500.00 with staff approval on the work.  The amended motion was agreed to by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ORDINANCE 4594 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY ADDER – Lloyd Rohr moved to adopt Ordinance 4594, approving an electric adder of $0.001 per kWh used.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Streets & Parks – SVHS TENNIS FACILITY PROJECT – Becky Anderson moved to approve city participation with in kind services to the tennis facility improvements.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Public Safety – RESOLUTION 10-09 – VEHICLE ABATEMENT – Rick Martin moved to adopt Resolution 10-09 relating to vehicle abatement at 124 S. First.  Motion seconded by Wes Fisk and passed.

 

BULLET PROOF VEST PURCHASE – Rick martin moved to approve the purchase of 4 vests from PDQ in the amount of $3,040.00.  The Department of Justice funds of $1,200.00 will be used to reimburse the city.  Motion seconded by Wes Fisk and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Purchase Order – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4596.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

City Council – April 6, 2009 – page 3

 

 

Payroll – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4592 & 4503.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Other – none

 

Adjournment – Betty Nelson moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk


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