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June 6, 2011 - 6:30 p.m.



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

Absent - None

Others - Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Carla Wilson, Larry Lindgren, Dan Carr, Denise Schwantes, Sue Schlagel, Susan Achenbach, B. Anderson, Don Hellwig & Stephanie McDowell



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



Public Input - Denise Schwantes, representing the Chamber of Commerce, asking that a request for matching funds for their grant be placed on the June committee agenda for Administration & Finance.


B. Anderson spoke against the increase in transient guest tax that is on the Administration & Finance agenda.


Amendments to Agenda - None



Minutes - Russ Hefner moved to approve the minutes of the May 2, 2011 council meeting.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.



Mayor's Report - Mayor Neuschafer noted that the wastewater treatment plant is basically completed.  She and the City Administrator attended the annual McPherson Area Solid Waste meeting and remarked that they are continuing to improve their recycling programs.  Mayor Neuschafer reminded everyone of Midsummers Festival on June 17-19 that includes the Volvo Convention where they expect to have 65 cars for display.  The Economic Development Summit is on the 16th at City Hall from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.



Planning & Zoning - no report.



Administration & Finance - CHARTER ORDINANCE 18 - TRANSIENT GUEST TAX - Brad Howe moved to adopt Charter Ordinance 18, increasing the Transient Guest Tax to 6%.  Motion seconded by W. R. Chestnut and passed by a roll call vote of 6 yes votes, 1 no vote and 1 abstention.






City Council - June 6, 2011 - page 2



SUNDSTROM BUILDING PROJECT - Brad Howe moved to direct staff to begin negotiations with WDM Architects for a full architectural design contract on the Sundstrom Building employing the "Building in Building" concept.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.



Utilities - ORDINANCE 4701 - DS&O FRANCHISE AGREEMENT - Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 4701.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.




Streets & Parks - GOLF CAR LEASE - Becky Anderson moved to approve $7,032.24 to Kansas Golf & Turf for the second year lease on 10 golf cars.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.



Public Safety - ORDINANCE 4700 - SEAT BELT COURT COSTS - Rick Martin moved to adopt Ordinance 4700.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.



Purchase Order - Russ Hefner moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4705.  Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed unanimously by roll call vote.



Payroll - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4702, 4703 & 4704.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.


Other -



Adjournment - Betty Nelson moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:37 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

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