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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

MAY 7, 2012 - 6:30 P.M.

Minutes

 

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

Absent - Russ Hefner, Rick Martin & Brad Howe

Others - Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Carla Wilson, Larry Lindgren, Bill Gusenius, Jeanette Martin, Gil Navarro, Jake Meyer, Pastor Loren Mai & Dan Carr

 

 

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

 

Public Input - Chief Berggren reported that the flags were flown at half staff last week in honor of those police officers who have been killed in the line of duty.

Rolland Christenson presented Mayor Neuschafer and the City the certificate and flag designating Lindsborg as Tree City USA for the 27th year.

 

Amendments to the Agenda - None

 

Minutes - ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Becky Anderson moved to approve the minutes of the April 2, 2012 regular meeting. Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.

 

Mayor's Report - Mayor Neuschafer announced Council Member Committee assignments as follows: Administration & Finance - Becky Anderson, Chair; Russ Hefner, David Higbee & Brad Howe.  Utilities - Brad Howe, Chair; Becky Anderson, Russ Hefner & David Higbee.  Streets & Parks - Betty Nelson, Chair; Ken Branch, W. R. Chestnut & Rick Martin.  Public Safety - Rick Martin, Chair; Ken Branch, W. R. Chestnut & Betty Nelson.  Personnel Policy - Betty Nelson, Chair; Becky Anderson, Brad Howe & Rick Martin.  Betty Nelson was nominated and approved as Council President.

 

The following citizens have been recommended to serve on committees:

 

Library Board -     Elizabeth Myers

       Tina McMillan

           

Housing Authority Board -     Eldora Busby

                                                  Dean Anderson

           

Planning & Zoning Commission -     Blaine Heble

                                                             Jay Jensen

                                                             Niels Wilson

 

Board of Zoning Appeals -     Norman Dauer

                                                  Ken Peterson


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Cemetery Board -     Joel Weide          

 

Design Review Board -     L'Jean Swisher

                                             Jeanette Martin

 

Public Safety Advisory Committee -     Ray Mai

                                                                  Doug Smith

                                                                  Larry VanDerWege

 

Sister City -     Joyce Peterson

                         Duane Fredrickson

 

Tree Board -     Karmon Almquist

                           Bill Roth

                           Vacancy

                                                           

Convention & Visitors Bureau Board -     Kathy Richardson 

                                                                       Vacancy

 

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board -     Terry Nation

                                                                     Vacancy    

 

Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointments to citizen committees. Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.

 

Mayor Neuschafer presented the following for Appointed Officials of the City:

 

City Administrator                                Gregory A. DuMars

City Clerk                                             Jerry Lovett-Sperling

Director of Public Safety                      Tim Berggren

Director of Public Works                      Tim Dunn

Director of Parks & Recreation            Vacant

City Attorney                                        William Gusenius

Municipal Judge                                   Gary Price

Fire Chief                                             Kent Ebling

Treasurer                                            Larry Lindgren

 

Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointments as presented. Motion seconded by W. R. Chestnut and passed.

 

Dates to remember: May 15th is the McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility Annual meeting and May 17th is the Council Coffee.

 

Also, Mayor Neuschafer will be attending the All Schools Parade on Friday and will be traveling with the Swedish Dancers on their trip to Sweden this summer.

 

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Planning & Zoning - No items

 

 

Administration & Finance - COMPUTER NETWORK UPGRADE - ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ David Higbee moved to approve $26,169.51 to purchase hardware and software to upgrade the city computer system broken down as $19,029.51 to CDW-G, $5,365.00 to Amazon & $1,775.00 to Hybrid Solution Backup.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Utilities - ORDINANCE 4749 - REFUSE CART FEE - Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 4749 which amends the fee schedule to reflect an increase in multiple refuse cart fees.  Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

WATER TOWER REPAIRS - Betty Nelson moved to approve $4,934.00 for Cunningham Sandblasting & Painting Company to repair the in-town water tower.  Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Streets & Parks - RIVERSIDE PARK RESTROOMS - Becky Anderson moved to approve $116,435.00 for a pre cast concrete restroom structure. Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

KDOT KLINK AGREEMENT - Becky Anderson moved to approve the KDOT KLINK grant agreement for resurfacing McPherson Street from Cole Street to Main Street. Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.

 

 

Public Safety - NOAA WEATHER ALERT RADIOS - W. R. Chestnut moved to approve up to $9,000.00 for the purchase of NOAA Weather Alert Radios. Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Purchase Order - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase order Ordinance 4750. Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Payroll - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4746, 4747 & 4748. Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

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Other - No items

 

 

Adjournment - Betty Nelson motioned to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

 


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