Lindsborg City Council
August 1, 2011
Members Present - W.R. Chestnut, Rick Martin, Becky Anderson, David Higbee, Ken Branch, Judy Neuschafer, Betty Nelson
Members Absent - Russ Hefner, Brad Howe
Others - Greg DuMars, Dan Carr
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 a.m.
1. RECREATION PROGRAMMING - The City Administrator informed City Council that the agreement for recreation programming with the Salina Family YMCA could not be honored because Lindsborg was not in the Salina Family YMCA's territory, but was in the McPherson YMCA territory. Six options were presented to City Council for recreation programming: partner with the McPherson YMCA; partner with the McPherson Recreation Commission; fill the Parks & Recreation Director vacancy; separate Parks & Recreation and hire a Recreation Supervisor; partner with the City of Marquette to share the cost of a Recreation Supervisor; and, discontinue city sponsored recreation programs. The last option was immediately removed from consideration. After Council discussion, the City Administrator was directed to follow up with the McPherson YMCA with City Council's programming expectations and determine the level of interest in partnering on recreation activities; follow up with the Bethany College Sports Management program to see if there was an instructor who might serve as Recreation Director; check with Bethany College to see if there is a coach who may serve as Recreation Director; and, also the 2012 budget impacts of hiring a full-time Parks & Recreation Director. No action was taken.
Meeting adjourned at 8:03 a.m.