LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
July 5, 2011 - Meeting
Members Present - Brad Howe, Rick Martin, WR Chestnut, Russ Hefner, Ken Branch and Judy Neuschafer
Members Absent - Becky Anderson, Betty Nelson & David Higbee
Others - Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Carla Wilson, Larry Lindgren, Dan Carr, Bill Gusenius, Martin Madden, Denise Schwantes, Brian Freeman, Duane Donaldson and Susan Achenbach
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. The invocation was given by Councilmember Ken Branch.
Public Input - Martin Madden spoke regarding reimbursement for mowing a triangle of property. Denise Schwantes and Brian Freeman were present to encourage council to approve the matching funds for the grant the Chamber received for an inventory for a historical district.
Amendments to Agenda - none
Minutes - Brad Howe moved to approve the minutes of the June 6, 2011 regular council meeting. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.
Mayor's Report - Mayor Neuschafer thanked Jim Miracle for 39 years of service to Lindsborg. She gave the welcoming speech at both Mid-Summers festival and the July 4th celebration. She asked citizens to be friendly and cautious of bike riders and walkers. She also reminded everyone to stop at stop signs and be aware of the various new laws that became effective on July 1, 2011. There are no appointments. She also reminded everyone that the August council meeting will be held on August 8th with the 2012 Budget Hearing set for 6:00 p.m. and the council meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Planning & Zoning - No report
Administration & Finance - ELMWOOD CEMETERY 2012 FUNDING REQUEST - Brad Howe moved to approve an increase of $3,565 for a total of $12,565 for the 2012 fiscal year. Motion seconded by Ken Branch. The motion failed with all members voting no.
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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MATCHING FUNDS REQUEST - Brad Howe moved to approve $2,430 as half of the matching funds required for the Historic Preservation Fund Grant from KSHS. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and the roll call vote was Ken Branch and Russ Hefner voting yes, W.R. Chestnut abstained, Rick Martin and Brad Howe voting no causing a tie which was broken by the Mayor voting no. Motion failed.
SUNDSTROM BUILDING ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES CONTRACT - WR Chestnut moved to table this item for further discussion. Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed.
ASSET CAPITALIZATION POLICY - Brad Howe moved to approve the Asset Capitalization Policy. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.
Utilities - SKID STEER LOADER - WATER DEPARTMENT - Betty Nelson moved to approve $1,600.00 to Bobcat of Salina for a skidsteer loader trade-in with severe duty tires. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
SKID STEER LOADER - WASTEWATER DEPARTMENT - Brad Howe moved to approve $1,000.00 to Bobcat for a skidsteer loader trade-in. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
ELECTRIC RATES - ORDINANCE 4706 - Brad Howe moved to adopt Ordinance 4706 which sets electric rates. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Streets & Parks - MADDEN CLAIM - Rick Martin moved to table this item and send back to committee for further study. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.
SALINA FAMILY YMCA MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING - Rick Martin moved to approve the memorandum of understanding with the Salina YMCA for youth recreational services. Motion seconded by WR Chestnut and passed.
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Public Safety - No items.
Purchase Order - Russ Hefner moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4709. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Payroll - Brad Howe moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4707 & 4708. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed by roll call vote of yes votes from council members Branch, Hefner, Chestnut & Howe; council member Martin abstained and Mayor Neuschafer voted yes.
Adjournment - Ken Branch moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:39 p.m.
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC