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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

May 2, 2011 - 6:30 p.m.

Minutes

 

Members Present - Ken Branch, Betty Nelson, W. R. Chestnut, David Higbee, Becky Anderson, Rick Martin, Brad Howe & Judy Neuschafer

Absent - Russ Hefner

Others - Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Carla Wilson, Bill Gusenius, Dan Carr, Lloyd Rohr, Ron Michael, Jack & Marliss Detmers, Julie Kippes, Paul & Sally Train, John & Skippy Rathlef, Susan Achenbach, Mike Henry, Gary Martin, Gretchen Peterson & Jim Turner

 

 

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

 

The Oath of Office was given to David Higbee, Betty Nelson, Rick Martin, W. R. Chestnut as council members and to Judy Neuschafer as Mayor.

 

Public Input - Gretchen Peterson and Mike Henry, representing the Elmwood Cemetery, asks council to consider increasing the funding for the cemetery.

 

Amendments to Agenda - Adding to Planning & Zoning a replat for the Sapphire section of Emerald Lake Estates.

 

 Minutes - David Higbee moved to approve the minutes of the April 4, 2011 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed.

 

Mayor's Report -

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS - Mayor Neuschafer presented the following persons for appointment to citizen committees: Library Board - Gavin Doughty; Housing Authority Board - Darrell Malpert; Planning & Zoning - Krishan Bhatnagar, Jeff Kurtz & Toni Thompson; Board of Zoning Appeals - Jay Jensen; Cemetery Board - Roy Lister; Design Review Board - Linda Branch; Public Safety Advisory Board - Lindsey Pfenninger, Delwin Koons, Sarah Toll & Tim Berggren; Sister City - Sharon Bruce & Ed Leonard; Tree Board - Ann Keding & Rolland Christensen; Convention & Visitors Bureau - Jim Turner & Ron Michael; Parks & Recreation Advisory Board - Joel Weide & Lloyd Rohr.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointments.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.  Mayor Neuschafer thanked those who have served on various citizen committees in the past and offered encouragement to those newly appointed.

 

  

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APPOINTED OFFICERS - Mayor Neuschafer presented the following persons for City Officers: City Administrator - Gregory A. DuMars; City Clerk - Jerry Lovett-Sperling; Director of Public Safety - Tim Berggren; Director of Public Works - Tim Dunn; City Attorney - William Gusenius; Municipal Judge - Gary Price; Fire Chief - Kent Ebling; Treasurer - Larry Lindgren. Becky Anderson moved to approve the city official appointments as presented.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.

 

APPOINTMENTS - Mayor Neuschafer presented the following persons for appointment to the volunteer fire department: Matt Lloyd, currently with the city electric department, and Gil Lobdell, former Lindsborg firefighter and current member of volunteer EMS. Brad Howe moved to approve the appointments.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION:  Mayor Neuschafer presented Lloyd Rohr with a certificate of appreciation for 24 years of dedication to the citizens of Lindsborg while serving on City Council.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT - David Higbee moved, seconded by Becky Anderson to select Betty Nelson as Council President.  Motion passed.

 

Mayor Neuschafer offered congratulations to the graduates of Smoky Valley High School and Bethany College.  She is representing the city at the McPherson All Schools Day parade. 

 

National Hospital Week was declared by proclamation.

 

MAY MEETINGS: There is a public meeting scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 3rd to discuss possible partnering with the Salina YMCA.

 

Planning & Zoning - ORDINANCE 4696 - Ken Branch moved to adopt Ordinance 4696 allowing ground floor residential used in C-2 Retail Business District.  Motion seconded by W. R. Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Betty Nelson moved to approve the replat of the Sapphire plat of Emerald Lake Estates.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

Administration & Finance - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN - Brad Howe moved to withdraw from the KSU Envisioning program and initiate a local effort based on the LEAD Council model.  Motion seconded by WR Chestnut and passed with Brad Howe voting no..

 

PAINTING OF LUCIA PARK RESTROOM - Brad Howe moved to approve $1,275.00 for R.D. Rasmusson to repaint the interior of the public restroom at Lucia Park.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

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Utilities - SEWER LINE CLEANING - Betty Nelson moved to approve $5,950.00 for Mayer Specialty Services to clean and video the mains of the sewer system.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

PEC ENGINEERING FEES - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of the additional engineering fees for the WWTP to PEC in the amount of $23,725.00.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

THERMOSTAT REBATE PROGRAM - Betty Nelson moved to approve expand the Thermostat Rebate Program to include commercial properties and extend the program through the end of the year 2011.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.

 

KDHE LOAN AMENDMENT - Betty Nelson moved to approve the additional principle forgiveness in the amount of $113,000.00 in the loan amendment with KDHE and authorize the mayor to sign the documents.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.                                

 

Streets & Parks - STREET MILL AND OVERLAY BID - Becky Anderson moved to approve funds not to exceed $155,000.00 for APAC-Kansas to mill, fly ash treatment and overlay the 100, 200 & 300 blocks of S First St. and the 400 block of N. Roosevelt.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ENGINEERING SERVICES - KDOT KLINK GRANT - Becky Anderson moved to approve $1,000.00 for Wilson & Company for engineering services to apply for the KDOT KLINK grant for K-4 highway.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Public Safety - RESOLUTION 03-11 - Rick Martin moved to adopt Resolution 03-11 allowing certain all terrain vehicles for limited use on public streets within the city.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.

 

RESOLUTION 04-11 - Rick Martin moved to adopt Resolution 03-11 allowing certain work site vehicles for limited use on public streets within the city.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed with Brad Howe voting no.

 

FLOOR TILE REPLACEMENT - Rick Martin moved to approve $3,908.16 to replace the tile in the Safety Center by Jerry's Floor Covering.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

RESOLUTION 05-11 - Rick Martin moved to adopt Resolution 05-11 adopting the McPherson County Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.

 

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OTHER - Chief Berggren was asked to give a brief update of the city's disaster plan.

 

Purchase Order - Betty Nelson moved to adopt Purchase Order Ordinance 4699.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.      

 

Payroll - Brad Howe moved to approve Payroll Ordinances 4697 & 4698.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Adjournment - Rick Martin moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk  


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