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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

April 4, 2011 - 6:30 p.m.

Minutes

 

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

Absent

Others - Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Carla Wilson, Larry Lindgren, Thad Morrical, Dan Carr, Rolland Christenson, Bill Gusenius, Kelley Menke, Bill Buschbom & Susan Achenbach

 

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

 

Public Input - Rolland Christenson presented the city with the Tree City USA plaque and flag commemorating 26 consecutive years as a Tree City.

 

Amendments to the Agenda -

 

Minutes - Brad Howe moved to approve the minutes of the March 7, 2011 regular council meeting and the March 12, 2011 special meeting.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.            

 

Mayor's Report - Reminder to vote on April 5th; city-wide cleanup and compost giveaway on Saturday, April 9th; Mayor's Prayer Breakfast on April 14th at the Methodist Church; the Messiah Festival during Easter week and city offices closed on Good Friday; the Governing Body Institute in Topeka May 14 & 15

 

Planning & Zoning - The hearing was held to consider allowing ground floor living space in the C-2 Business District.  The item will be on the May council agenda for consideration.

 

Administration & Finance - INSURANCE RENEWAL - Brad Howe moved to approve $93,283.00 to renew the city insurance with Fee Insurance Group.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

WDM PROPOSAL - SUNDSTROM BUILDING - Brad Howe moved to approve $6,500.00 for WDM Architects to provide a revised schematic for the building.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

EASEMENT REQUEST - Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the utility easement request behind the Sundstrom building contingent upon the approval of the city attorney and the requester paying all costs involved.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.

 

 

City Council - April 4, 2011- page 2

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION - REAL ESTATE PURCHASE - Brad Howe moved to enter executive session with the city administrator and city attorney to discuss real estate purchase for 15 minutes.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.  Session began at 7:20 p.m. and returned at 7:35 p.m.  No action taken.

 

Utilities - PARK ELECTRIC SECONDARY BIDS - Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $3,765.60 for Stanion Electric Company for underground placement of secondary lines in Swensson Park.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

OIL FILTRATION SYSTEM - Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $764.94 to Lorett Oil for an oil filtration system for the WWTP.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

WATER LINE REPLACEMENT BIDS - Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $9,165.66 for the purchase of water line replacement materials from Water Products.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

PEC ENGINEERING FEES - The City Administrator gave the council an update on the current state of the wastewater treatment plant upgrade.

 

Street & Parks - POOL LANE ROPES & REEL COVERS - Becky Anderson moved to approve $2,545.00 plus shipping to purchase 7 lane ropes and reel covers from D&J Sports, Inc.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Public Safety - NO PARKING SIGNS - EAST OLSSON STREET - Rick Martin moved to approve posting 2 no parking signs in specified areas of Olsson Street.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.

 

Personnel Policy Committee - RETIREMENT NOTICE - Betty Nelson moved to accept with gratitude, the retirement notice from Electric Superintendent Jim Miracle.  He will retire on June 21, 2011 after 39 years of service to the city of Lindsborg.

 

Purchase Order - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4695.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4693 & 4694.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

City Council - April 4, 2011 - page 3

  

Other - #1 - CMB APPLICATION - THE BRICK HOUSE GRILL - Betty Nelson moved to approve the cereal malt beverage application from the Brick House Grill.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.

 

#2 - Council and staff were urged to attend events of the Messiah Festival.

 

#3 - The Convention & Visitors Bureau was congratulated on receiving the first place Gold award in the category of Social Media or Marketing Campaign with a budget under $400,000 by the North American Travel Journalists Association.

 

#4 - Jerry Lovett-Sperling was congratulated on receiving the Mildred Vance City Clerk Municipal Finance Officers Association Clerk of the Year award.  She will be recognized at the League Conference in October.

 

Adjournment - Rick Martin moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

 


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