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Minutes - September 7, 2010

6:30 p.m.


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

Absent - Brad Howe

Others - Greg DuMars, Gary Shogren, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Carla Wilson, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Larry Lindgren, Thad Morrical, Valoree Barrett, Bill Gusenius, Denise Schwantes, Bill & Denise Chestnut, Susan Achenbach, David O'Dell, Dan Carr, Pastor Jeff Waugh and Jill Heggen


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


Public Input - Bill Chestnut, the new president of the Chamber of Commerce, informed council of his background and his vision for the chamber and the city.


Amendments to the Agenda - Betty Nelson requested that the Sundstrom Building Architect be added to Administration & Finance.


Mayor's Report - Mayor Neuschafer noted that she had received 5 volumes on Swedish churches in Pennsylvania that she will present to the Lindsborg Public Library for their Swedish room.  After a review of the meetings for the month Mayor Neuschafer read a proclamation declaring September as National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month.


Planning & Zoning - The public hearing on extraterritorial zoning will be held on September 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers.


Administration & Finance - 2009 AUDIT - Betty Nelson moved to accept the 2009 Audit with revisions as provided by David O'Dell, CPA.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.


RESOLUTION 04-10 - Betty Nelson moved to adopt Resolution 04-10 addressing the transfer of property ownership to the Lindsborg Housing Authority with the Authority responsible for all costs & fees associated.  The resolution also allows the Authority to enter into contracts.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.


ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING DATE AND TIME - The committee will meet on Tuesday, September 21st at 6:30 a.m.


LEAGUE VOTING DELEGATES - Betty Nelson moved to declare Lloyd Rohr and Greg DuMars as voting delegates and Judy Neuschafer and Jerry Lovett-Sperling as alternate delegates for the LKM conference.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.



City Council - September 7, 2010 - page 2



ORDINANCE 4667- CODIFICATION OF ORDINANCES - Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 4667.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.


ARCHITECT FOR SUNDSTROM BUILDING - Betty Nelson moved to direct staff to enter contract negotiations with WDM for the Sundstrom Building.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.


Utilities - REVENUE REQUIREMENT, COST OF SERVICE & RATE DESIGN STUDY - Betty Nelson moved to approve $22,500 for Sawvel & Associates for the study.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.


WESTAR DISTRIBUTION SERVICE FACILITY BUILD - This was a discussion item only and no action was taken.


Streets & Parks - no items


Public Safety - no items


Purchase Order Ordinance - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4666.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.


Payroll Ordinances - Russ Hefner moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4664 & 4665.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed by roll call vote with Rick Martin abstaining and all others voting yes.


Other - The City Clerk gave an update on the Kindles.  The issue of parking on E. Swensson was requested to be placed as a committee item for September Streets & Parks Committee.


Adjournment - Russ Hefner moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,



Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

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