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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

February 7, 2011 - 6:30 p.m.

Minutes

 

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

Absent - none

Others - Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Thad Morrical, Carla Wilson, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Dan Carr, Bill Gusenius, Joy Everhart, Jake Arroyo, Susan Achenbach, David Olson, Stephanie McDowell, Kelley Menke, J.D. Weis & Pastor John Boyle

 

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

 

Public Input - None

 

Amendments to Agenda - None

 

Minutes - David Higbee moved to approve the minutes of the January 3, 2011 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

Mayors Report - Mayor Neuschafer noted that several council members & staff would be attending City Hall Day in Topeka on Feb 9, 2011.  She also noted that Messiah tickets are on sale now.  The February meeting highlight is the candidate informational meeting on February 17, 2011 at 6:30 at City Hall.

 

Mayor Neuschafer recommended the following appointments: to the CVB - Stephanie McDowell; Pub Safe Adv - Doug Smith; EMS - Ryan DuMars & Kelsey Kagle.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointments as recommended.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.

 

Mayor Neuschafer read a proclamation honoring the sesquicentennial for the state of Kansas.

 

Planning & Zoning - No Report

 

Administration & Finance - 2010 AUDIT PROPOSAL - Brad Howe moved to approve $21,800 for David A. O'Dell, CPA to perform the 2010 Audit including additional work resulting from the upgrade at the wastewater treatment plant.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW - SUNDSTROM BUILDING - Brad Howe moved to approve $1,350 to Vac-U-Strip for an environmental assessment of the Sundstrom Building.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

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ADMINISTRATION VEHICLE - Brad Howe moved to approve the bid from Wallace Chevrolet for a 2011 Equinox in the amount of $21,653.00.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

LINDSBORG HOUSING AUTHORITY PILOT WAIVER REQUEST - With the deed transfer of property from the city to the Lindsborg Housing Authority, so was the responsibility for the landfill assessment fee.  The LHA has asked for a waiver of ½ of the PILOT for 2011 in an amount of $7,559.88.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the request.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by voice vote.

 

Utilities - TREE TRIMMING BIDS - Lloyd Rohr moved to approve funds not to exceed $20,000 for Salina Tree to continue the annual tree trimming project.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT CHANGE ORDER NO. 3 - Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $1,492.52 for change order #3 for the upgrade at WWTP.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ELECTRIC SUBSTATION SCADA SYSTEM - Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $28,989.94 for a combination of Nova Tech and the Phone Connection with installation provided by Mid-States Energy Works for the data monitoring system for the substation.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Streets & Parks - RIGHT OF WAY MOWER BIDS - Becky Anderson moved to approve the bid from Grasshopper in the amount of $15,275.75.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

RESOLUTION 01-11 - SUPPORT OF ARTS COMMISSION - Becky Anderson moved to adopt Resolution 01-11 in support of the Arts Commission.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously b voice vote.

 

Public Safety - 2011 RURAL FIRE AGREEMENT - Rick Martin moved to approve the 2011 Rural fire Agreement.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

Personnel Committee - EXECUTIVE SESSION - NON-ELECTED PERSONNEL - Betty Nelson moved to enter executive session with the City Administrator and City Attorney to discuss non-elected personnel for 10 minutes.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.  Council entered executive session at 7:13 p.m. and returned at 7:23 p.m.  No Action taken.

 

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OTHER - Betty Nelson, acting as chair of the Personnel Policy Committee, moved to accept the letter of resignation of Thad Morrical, effective April 30, 2011.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.

 

Purchase Order - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4687.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll - Russ Hefner moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinances 4685 & 4686.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Adjournment - Rick Martin moved to adjourn.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:26 p.m.           

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling

City Clerk


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