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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

FEBRUARY 6, 2012 - 6:30 P.M.

Minutes

 

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

Others - Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Carla Wilson, Larry Lindgren, Bill Gusenius, Darren Ebling, Jessica Patterson, Richard Patrick, Daryl Johnson, Carrie Bellah & Dan Carr

 

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

 

Public Input - None

 

Amendments to the Agenda - None

 

Minutes - Russ Hefner moved to approve the minutes of the January 2, 2012 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.

 

 

Mayor's Report - Mayor Neuschafer reported that the study session prior to the council meeting was held with representatives of Bethany Home to discuss their expansion project.  There were also reminders that the Messiah Chorus is still accepting singers for the festival; the Chocolate Lovers event and the upcoming test of the City Connect notification system set for February 29th at 6:00 p.m.

 

Appointments - Mayor Neuschafer noted that she had accepted a letter of resignation from Warren Webster for the Cemetery Board and offered Jessica Patterson to replace him.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointment.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.

 

 

Planning & Zoning - ORDINANCE 4737 - 525 E. Union - Russ Hefner moved to adopt Ordinance 4737 which rezones the property at 525 E. Union to C-3 General Business District.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Administration & Finance - CITIZEN SURVEY - Brad Howe moved to approve up to $12,000.00 to National Citizen Survey for the basic survey.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin.  After much discussion about other possible vendors that might provide this service, Betty Nelson called the question, seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.  The roll call vote resulted in yes votes from David Higbee, Rick Martin and Brad Howe.  All others voted no.  Motion failed.

 

City Council - February 6, 2012 - page 2

 

 

Betty Nelson moved to approve up to $12,000 for the citizen survey, allowing staff to select the best vendor for the project.  Motion seconded by David Higbee.

 

The roll call vote resulted as follows: Yes votes from Ken Branch, Betty Nelson, W. R. Chestnut  and David Higbee; No votes from Russ Hefner, Becky Anderson, Rick Martin & Brad Howe resulting in a tie.  Mayor Neuschafer voted no.  The motion failed.

 

MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY - Brad Howe moved to approve the Mobile Electronic Device Policy as presented.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed. 

 

COUNCIL COFFEE - Brad Howe moved to approve the Council Coffee project.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed. 

 

 

Utilities - KANSAS DATA WATER TOWER LEASE - Betty Nelson moved for approval of a 5-year lease for Kansas Data, Inc. at $1,250 annually and 5 year renewal option of $1,437.50 annually on water tower space rental.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT BUCKET TRUCK - Betty Nelson moved to approve up to $55,000 to Utility Fleet for a factory certified pre-owned bucket truck based on staff action. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Streets & Parks - SWIMMING POOL ENTRY DOORS - Becky Anderson moved to approve $1,587.50 to Dauer Welding & Machine for doors for the swimming pool entrance with installation provided by the city streets department.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Public Safety - BLS SERVICE WITH ALS CAPABILITIES - Rick Martin moved to approve the EMS move to Basic Life Support with Advanced Life Support Capabilities.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

MEDICAL SUPPLIES/EQUIPMENT PURCHASE FOR ALS UPGRADE - Rick Martin moved to approve the purchase of ALS equipment, medication and reusable items for a total cost of $7,806.95.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

City Council - February 6, 2012 - page 3

 

 

TORNADO SIREN UPGRADE - Rick Martin moved to approve $6,395 for KaComm, which includes shipping, installation and configuration to upgrade three of four existing tornado sirens for required switch from wide band to narrow banding frequency.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Purchase Order Ordinance 4738 - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4738.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll Ordinance - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4735 & 4736.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Other - none

 

Adjournment - Rick Martin moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:37 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk


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