LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
July 6, 2009 - Minutes
Members Present - Brad Howe, Rick Martin, Becky Anderson, Lloyd Rohr, Betty Nelson, Ken Branch & Judy Neuschafer
Absent - Russ Hefner and one vacant seat
Others - Greg DuMars, Tim Dunn, Gary Shogren, Larry Lindgren, Bill Gusenius, Thad Morrical, Dan Carr, Pastor Chris Matthews, Cuong Ngo, Louis Arnel, Philip Peterson, Evelyn Peterson, Pat Hull, Richard Kurtz, and Ethan Feistner.
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. Invocation was given by Ethan Feistner.
Public Input - Pastor Chris Matthews from Smoky Valley Baptist Church spoke to oppose a change allowing liquor stores in the downtown district. Reasons included the resulting decline in the ambience of Main Street and that liquor tax revenues would not offset additional social and public safety costs. Pat Hull expressed his desire to keep liquor sales off of Main Street. Phillip Peterson pointed out that Council meetings begin with the Pledge and a prayer, and that voting for expanded liquor sales would be contrary to this practice.
Amendments to Agenda - Discussion of a CVB advertising expense added to Administration & Finance.
Minutes - Becky Anderson moved to approve the Minutes of the June 1, 2009 regular council meeting. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.
Mayor's Report - Mayor Neuschafer requested that Elizabeth Walker be appointed to serve on CVB Advisory Board and that Ryan DuMars be appointed to serve with the Lindsborg Volunteer Fire Department. Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointment. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.
Mayor Neuschafer read a proclamation declaring August 8, 2009 Dr. Duane Fredrickson Day. Betty Nelson encouraged the public to attend an event on August 8th at 6:30 p.m., Stroble-Gibson Auditorium to honor the accomplishments of Dr. Fredrickson.
Motion made by Betty Nelson to move the August City Council meeting to August 10. Seconded by Brad Howe and passed. A budget work session has been scheduled for the evening of July 23.
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Planning & Zoning - Two actions were taken at the June 16, 2009 meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission.
The first dealt with the permitted or special use by a retail liquor store in the "C-2" Retail Business District. The Commission denied the request. Betty Nelson moved to approve the Commission?s decision. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed by roll call vote with Councilperson Howe voting no.
The second dealt with Ground Floor Residential Permitted Use in the "C-2" Retail Business District. The Commission denied the request. Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the Commission's decision. Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Administration & Finance - LEAGUE OF KANSAS MUNICIPALITIES 100TH ANNIVERSARY - Brad Howe moved to place a $1,000 donation to the LKM in the 2010 budget. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.
ARTWORK DONATION - Marty Hardy has donated a rune stone for placement at Riverside Park. Brad Howe moved to accept the donation. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.
DESTINATION AD FOR HOLIDAY PROMOTION - Betty Nelson moved to approve $966 for the CVB to place an additional advertisement in the Fall issue of Destination Lindsborg, specifically for holiday season promotion. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Utilities - 60' AERIAL TRUCK REBUILD BID - Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $140,675 plus sales tax to purchase the ALTEC Hi Ranger for the Electric Department. Brad Howe seconded. The trade-in option was removed from the quote because the City should get considerably more than $6,000 if privately sold. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.
WASTEWATER TREATEMENT PLANT DESIGN SERVICES AGREEMENT AMENDMENT #2 - Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $18,312 to accept the amendment. Brad Howe seconded. The amount was higher than expected because of recent ARRA Buy American Act requirements. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote
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EXECUTIVE SESSION - Lloyd Rohr moved to go into executive session for 15 minutes to discuss matters under attorney-client privilege and to include the city attorney and the city administrator. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed. Executive session began at 7:21 p.m. and ended at 7:35 p.m. Mayor Neuschafer stated that no action was taken.
Streets & Parks - No action items.
Public Safety - No action items
Purchase Order - Brad Howe moved to approve payment of Purchase Order 4605. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Payroll - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinance 4603 & 4604. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed by roll call vote with one abstention by Rick Martin.
Other - Concerns were heard by Lloyd Rohr regarding Council action on the Wellness Center Group's request for $2,000 and a recent "tie vote" opinion offered by City Attorney Bill Gusenius.
Adjournment - Lloyd Rohr moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:47 p.m.