LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
Minutes - February 1, 2010
Members Present - Brad Howe, Becky Anderson, David Higbee, Lloyd Rohr, Betty Nelson, Ken Branch, Russ Hefner and Judy Neuschafer
Absent - Rick Martin
Others - Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Thad Morrical, Carla Wilson, Susan Achenbach, Jack & Marliss Detmers, Larry Van Der Wege
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. Invocation was given by Mayor Neuschafer . .
Public Input - None
Amendments to Agenda - There will be an item during "Other".
Minutes - David Higbee moved to approve the minutes of the January 4, 2010 regular council meeting.
Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.
Mayor's Report - Mayor Neuschafer stated that she attended the Chamber Dinner and congratulated on Susan & Scott Achenbach for receiving the Community Service Award.
February Meetings - Reminder of City Hall Day in Topeka on Wednesday.
Appointments - Mayor Neuschafer recommended Christopher Matthews for the fire department. Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the appointment. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.
Planning & Zoning - no report
Administration & Finance - CVB VISITORS GUIDE - Brad Howe moved to approve $2982.54 to Mennonite Press Inc. for printing 5,000 CVB Visitors Guides. Motion second by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
CITIZEN LOBBYIST RENEWAL - Brad Howe moved to approve $3,000 for the renewal of our contract with Citizen Lobbyist. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
RESOLUTION 01-10 - SALES TAX BALLOT - Brad Howe moved to adopt Resolution 01-10 as it relates to the sales tax proposal. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed by roll call vote with Betty Nelson abstaining and all others voting yes.
The statement read by Ms. Nelson follows: "As a member of our City Council, I ask the record reflect that I wholeheartedly support the initiative for the financial stability of the City of Lindsborg and the short and long term benefits that will be realized by our citizens.
However, I am abstaining from this vote since the Lindsborg Community Hospital has been specifically identified as a beneficiary of this initiative, and as you know, the Lindsborg Community Hospital and Rural Health Clinic is my employer.
I commend the City staff for developing a solid and unique initiative that creates real solutions and extends a hand in partnership that will result in strengthening a valuable community partner, provide property tax relief, boost economic development and provide for much needed improvements to our infrastructure in Lindsborg. I also commend my fellow council members for a show of solidarity in moving this initiative ahead with a unanimous vote".
FUND BALANCE POLICY - Brad Howe moved to approve the Fund Balance Policy as presented by staff. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Utilities - other
City Council - Minutes - February 1, 2010 - page 2
Streets & Parks - GOLF TEE BOX MARKERS - Becky Anderson moved to approve funds in the amount of $7,720.00 for the purchase of markers from Tee Box Creations. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote. These funds will be reimbursed to the city resulting from the golf tournaments sponsored by Mike Lysell.
Public Safety - POLICE CAR LIGHT BAR BIDS - Becky Anderson moved to approve $1,746.98 to purchase the light bar from OMB. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
RESOLUTION 02-10 - VEHICLE ABATEMENT - Becky Anderson moved to adopt Resolution 02-10 addressing vehicle abatement at 120 N. Maple #4. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.
Purchase Order Ordinance - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4636. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Payroll Ordinance - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4634 & 4635. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Other - Lloyd Rohr read a poem
The City Administrator distributed information about a proposal from Sega to provide grant application support for the broadband project.
Also a reminder of the meeting at 5:30 p.m. on the 11th with reps from Westar.
Adjournment - Lloyd Rohr moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC