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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

Public Hearing - 2011 Budget

August 9, 2010 - 6:00 p.m.

 

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

Others - Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Thad Morrical, Larry Lindgren, Tim Dunn, Carla Wilson, Gary Shogren, Tim Berggren and Dan Carr

 

Mayor Neuschafer declared the hearing for the 2011 Budget at 6:00 p.m.

 

The City Administrator gave a brief overview of the proposed budget for 2011.  He indicated that with the decline in assessed valuation of property and the pledge to lower the mill levy by 3, the actual decrease in the mill levy is 3.53 mills.  He also noted the increased health insurance premiums will be borne by the city and the employees.  Salaries are budgeted for a 1% COLA increase and up to a 1.5% merit increase.

 

There was no input or questions from audience members and Mayor Neuschafer declared the hearing closed at 6:08 p.m.

 

 

LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

Minutes - August 9, 2010

6:30 p.m.

 

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

Others - Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Thad Morrical, Larry Lindgren, Tim Dunn, Carla Wilson, Gary Shogren, Tim Berggren, Dan Carr, Bret Sauvage, Nils Peterson, Wesley Johnson, Kaleb Rogers, Lars Peterson, Daniel Norland, Tanner VanAmberg, Yohannes Apel, Jake Grosland, Allan Wampler, Clayton Couchman, Jacob Bryan, Marcus Sanders, Austin Sanders, Garret Hoffman, Danny Norden, Mark Grosland, William Johnson, Joy Everhart, Jason and Geneva Huff

 

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 the Agenda - Item 6 under Administration & Finance will be moved to #1.

 

 

City Council - August 9, 2010 - page 2

 

Minutes - Russ Hefner moved to approve the minutes of the July 6, 2010 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

Mayor's Report - Mayor Neuschafer thanked city employees and staff for their continued work during these extremely hot days and encouraged all citizens to be cautious about being outdoors for any prolonged periods of time.  She reminded Council of the upcoming League of Kansas Municipalities conference in October and the National League of Cities conference later in Denver.

 

Mayor Neuschafer presented Steve Adams for appointment to the volunteer fire department.  Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the appointment that was seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

Planning & Zoning - no July meeting.

 

Administration & Finance - LINDSBORG HOUSING AUTHORITY - A brief presentation was given by Joy Everhart, Executive Director, indicating that in order to continue to receive Federal Funding, the real property needs at the facility needs to be owned by the housing authority.  Betty Nelson moved to forward this request to the City Attorney for review and address it at the next committee meeting.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.

 

2011 BUDGET - Brad Howe moved to adopt the 2011 budget as presented.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ORDINANCE 4659 - SUNDAY LIQUOR & CMB SALES - Brad Howe moved to adopt Ordinance 4659 allowing Sunday liquor and cereal malt beverage sales.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed 6-2 with Betty Nelson and David Higbee voting no and all others voting yes.

 

SUNFLOWER MEADOW PROPOSAL - Betty Nelson moved to approve $7,870.00 for Riggs &Associates to proceed with plat and covenants for the addition.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

LETTER OF SUPPORT TO CHANGE BUDGET CERTIFICATION DATE - Brad Howe moved to approve a letter of support to change the budget certification date.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.

 

APPOINTED OFFICER RESIDENCY - After a brief discussion, Mayor Neuschafer directed this topic back to committee for further review.

 

 

 

City Council - August 9, 2010 - page 3

 

 

CODIFICATION COST CHANGE - Brad Howe moved to approve $3,300 for Municipal Code to complete the codification process for the city code book.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Utilities - CREDIT/DEBIT CARD IMPLEMENTATION & FEES - Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the credit/debit card implementation with fees imbedded in the cost of services.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

 

Streets & Parks - STREET MILL & OVERLAY PROPOSAL - Becky Anderson moved to approve $138,207.37 for APAC Kansas for street mill and overlay.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Public Safety - SENIOR CENTER HANDICAP PARKING REQUEST - Rick Martin moved to approve the request of handicap parking signs for the Senior Center.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

ORDINANCE 4660 - FIREWORKS REQUEST - Rick Martin moved to adopt Ordinance 4660 regarding requests for public fireworks displays.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ORDINANCE 4661 - STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE - Rick Martin moved to adopt Ordinance 4661.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ORDINANCE 4662 - UNIFORM PUBLIC OFFENSE CODE - Rick Martin moved to adopt Ordinance 4662.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ORDINANCE 4658 - COURT COST INCREASE - Rick Martin moved to adopt Ordinance 4658.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Purchase Order 4663 - Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4663.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.


City Council - August 9, 2010 - Page 4

 

 

Payroll 4656 & 4657 - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4656 & 4657.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed with Rick Martin abstaining and all others voting yes.

 

 

Other - Consideration should be given to attendance requirements for citizen committees.  It was requested that the city storage lot on S. 1st be put on next months committee agenda.

 

 

Adjournment - Ken Branch moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 8:09 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk


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