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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

Minutes - June 7, 2010

6:30 p.m.

 

Members Present - Ken Branch, Betty Nelson, Russ Hefner, Lloyd Rohr, David Higbee, Becky Anderson, Rick martin, Brad Howe & Judy Neuschafer

Absent - none

Others - Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Thad Morrical, Carla Wilson, Bill Gusenius, Dan Carr, Phil Dryden & Susan Achenbach

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Invocation was given by Phil Dryden

 

Public Input - Dan Carr asked that council consider public tornado shelters and also upgrading sirens that have battery backup capability for power outages during severe storms.

 

Amendments to the Agenda - None

 

Minutes - Russ Hefner moved to approve the minutes of the May 3, 2010 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

Mayor's Report - Mayor Neuschafer commended the SVHS students who found and turned in the purse found along the road.  She thanked employees and staff for the efficient move back into the renovated city hall.  She also noted that E. Lincoln would not be open in time for Midsummers Day.  She attended a Municipal Leadership Academy in Lawrence and the ribbon cutting for the Mid-Kansas Coop office building.  Becky Anderson, co-chair of the Midsummers Day Festival gave a brief overview of events scheduled for the festival.

 

Mayor Neuschafer submitted Kathy Richardson for appointment to the CVB Advisory Board.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointment.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.

 

According to code, the July council meeting will be on Tuesday, July 6 as city offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day.  Also note that the city hall open house is scheduled for Sunday, June 27 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

 

Planning & Zoning - no report

 

Administration & Finance - EXECUTIVE SESSION - Brad Howe moved to enter executive session to discuss real estate purchase and include the City Administrator, City Attorney and the Director of Public Safety for 10 minutes.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.  Executive session began at 6:45 and ended at 6:55.  Brad Howe moved to approve the purchase of the property at 110 S. First for $47,500 and authorize Mayor Neuschafer to execute the contract.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.



City Council - June 7, 2010 - page 2

 

Utilities - MOWER REPLACEMENT - Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the purchase of a mower from G & G Sales in the amount of $6,400 with trade.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Streets & Parks - RIVERSIDE PARK PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT - Becky Anderson moved to approve Option 1 design from Fry & Associates in the amount of $29,987.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

GOLF CAR LEASE - Becky Anderson moved to approve the 4 year lease option with Kansas Golf & Turf for ten (10) 2007 golf cars with new batteries at the annual rate of $7,200.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

SCUBA CLASS - Becky Anderson moved to approve the request of Underwater Adventures Dive & Travel Scuba to be evaluated after one year.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.

 

OTHER - Lloyd Rohr voiced concerns about maintenance at the sports complex and the parking lot on the west side which were clarified by the Parks & Recreation Director.

 

There was also a question as to permits for fireworks displays.

 

Public Safety - no items.

 

Purchase Order - Brad Howe moved to approve Purchase Order Ordinance 4651.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll - Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4648, 4649 & 4650.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and pass by roll call vote with Rick Martin abstaining and all others voting yes. 

 

Other - none

 

Adjournment - David Higbee moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:18 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk


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