LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
Minutes - September 7, 2010
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.
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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.
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC