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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

Public Hearing - July 6, 2010

6:15 p.m.

 

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

Absent - None

Others - Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Larry Lindgren & Gary Shogren

 

Mayor Neuschafer declared the hearing open at 6:15 p.m.

 

The Finance Director gave a review of the need for the amendment to the budget.  There were no comments from those present.  Mayor Neuschafer closed the hearing at 6:18 p.m.

 

 

LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

Minutes - July 6, 2010

6:30 p.m.

 

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

Absent - none

Others - Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Gary Shogren, Thad Morrical, Carla Wilson, Larry Lindgren, Bill Gusenius, Dan Carr, Susan Achenbach and Ted Kessinger

 

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

 

Public Input - None

 

Amendments to the Agenda - Betty Nelson requested to add a business item to Administration & Finance and the city administrator requested the addition of selecting a budget work session and changing the August meeting date to allow enough time to publish the proposed budget.

 

Minutes - David Higbee moved to approve the minutes of the June 7, 2010 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.

 

Mayor's Report - Mayor Neuschafer noted that she attended the birthday party for the library and provided the welcome for the 4th of July celebration.  It was also noted that the Blue Knights Drum Corps will be performing a dress rehearsal on July 12th at Anderson Field.

 

City Council - July 6, 2010 - page 2

 

Mayor Neuschafer submitted Lou Spencer to the Convention and Visitors Bureau Board.  Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the appointment.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.  She then submitted Chris and Angela Venables, Timothy Houghton and Sandra Champlin for appointment to Emergency Medical Services.  Russ Hefner moved to approve the appointments as presented.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

Mayor Neuschafer read a document proclaiming July 17th as Dr. Ted Kessinger Day.  Dr. Kessinger thanked council and shared other comments with those present.

 

It was decided to hold the budget work session on July 14th at 6:30 p.m.

 

Betty Nelson moved to change the August council meeting to the 9th to allow proper time for publication of the proposed 2011 budget.  Motion seconded by  Russ Hefner and passed.

 

Planning & Zoning - no action required.

 

Administration & Finance - 2010 BUDGET AMENDMENT - Brad Howe moved to approve the amendment to the Bond and Interest Fund as presented.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

KINDLE DX PROPOSAL - Brad Howe moved to approve the purchase of 10 Kindle DX Readers with covers from Amazon at a cost of $4,089.90.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

LINDSBORG BUSINESSES - Betty Nelson moved to request staff to investigate ways to boost or maintain businesses in Lindsborg.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson.  After discussion by council the motion failed with yes votes from Betty Nelson, Ken Branch and Becky Anderson and no votes from Russ Hefner, Lloyd Rohr, Rick Martin, David Higbee and Brad Howe.

 

Utilities - SEWER RATE ORDINANCE DRAFT - Betty Nelson moved to adopt the ordinance for sewer rates.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner.  After explanation of the reasoning for the draft ordinance by the City Administrator, the motion failed with all council voting no.

 

WHOLESALE ENERGY COST PRO FORMA WORKSHEET - Betty Nelson noted that this is for study and review only and no action is required.

 

 

 

 

 

City Council - July 6, 2010 - page 3

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION - REAL ESTATE PPURCHASE - Betty Nelson moved to enter executive session with the city administrator and city attorney to discuss a real estate purchase for 10 minutes.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.  Session entered at 7:34 p.m. and returned at 7:44 p.m.

 

Betty Nelson moved to proceed with the purchase of property for the effluent pond for the golf course at a cost of $11,175.00.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Streets & Parks - "BONEYARD" ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROPOSAL - Becky Anderson moved to approve $3,900 for crushed concrete from Vogt's Construction for the Boneyard Road.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Public Safety - ORDINANCE 4654 - MUNICIPAL COURT FEES - Rick Martin moved to adopt Ordinance 4654 which adds a $1 fee to the court costs to establish the Department of Corrections Forensic Psychologist Fund.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Purchase Order - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4655.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll - Russ Hefner moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4652 & 4653.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Adjournment - David Higbee moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

 


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