LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
Minutes - July 2, 2012
Members Present - Rick Martin, Brad Howe, Becky Anderson, W. R. Chestnut, Russ Hefner, Betty Nelson, Ken Branch and David Higbee
Absent - Judy Neuschafer
Others - Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Carla Wilson, Dan Carr, Bill Gusenius, Marlin Johnson, Tom Montgomery, Dr. Eugene Bales, Roy Lister, Joel Weide& Richard Patrick,
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. Invocation was given by Dr. Eugene Bales.
Public Input - Richard Patrick, representing the Elmwood Cemetery Board, asked that the Mayor and the township trustee set the funding level for the cemetery. The item will be referred to Administration & Finance committee for consideration.
Amendments to the Agenda - None
Minutes - Russ Hefner moved to approve the minutes of the June 4, 2012 council meeting. Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.
Mayor's Report - Council President, Betty Nelson, noted that Mayor Neuschafer is with the Swedish Dancers touring Sweden. July 19, 2012 has been selected as the council budget session at 7:00 p.m. July Meetings/Events: Old Fashioned 4th at the Bandshell begins at 6:30 p.m.; Broadway RFD July 20, 21, 27 & 28. August City Council Meeting - David Higbee moved to hold the August council meeting on the 13th to accommodate publication of the budget. Motion seconded by W. R. Chestnut and passed.
Planning & Zoning - BETHANY HOME MASTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN - Ken Branch moved to approve the Master Development Plan as presented by Bethany Home and recommended by Planning & Zoning. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
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BETHANY HOME DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT - W. R. Chestnut moved to approve the agreement with the Bethany Home for their development project. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
GRANT OF DRAINAGE EASEMENTS - W. R. Chestnut moved to approve both easements for drainage control as proposed on the property north of the Bethany Home expansion. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Administration & Finance - RESOLUTION 03-12 - SUNDSTROM BUILDING REMOVAL FROM HISTORIC FEGISTER - Becky Anderson moved to adopt Resolution 03-12 which removes the Sundstrom building from the historic register to enable renovation project to begin. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.
RESOLUTION 04-12 - AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF TEMPORARY NOTES - Becky Anderson moved to adopt Resolution 04-12 which authorizes the sale of temporary notes for the construction of improvements to the J. O. Sundstrom Conference Center. Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
SESQUICENTENNIAL FUND DISCUSSION - Becky Anderson moved to include $15,000 in the 2013 budget for partial funding of the "Lindsborg history" book/s. Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed. Funding for the sesquicentennial will be for committee discussion in July.
Utilities - UTILITY EXTENSION POLICY - Brad Howe moved to approve the Utility Extension Policy as prepared by staff. Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.
Streets & Parks - No items
Public Safety - ORDINANCE 4756 - DOG RUNNING AT LARGE - Rick Martin moved to adopt Ordinance 4756 which clarifies the dog at large section of the municipal code. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
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Personnel Policy Committee - RECREATION DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION - After council review, David Higbee moved to approve the description. Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - NON-ELECTED PERSONNEL - W. R. Chestnut moved to go to Executive Session for 10 minutes to discuss non-elected personnel and include the city administrator. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed. Session began at 7:43 p.m. and ended at 7:53 p.m. No action taken.
Purchase Order - ORDINANCE 4759 - Russ Hefner moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4759. Motion seconded by W. R. Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Payroll - ORDINANCES 4757 & 4758 - Russ Hefner moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4757 & 4758. Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed by roll call vote with Rick Martin abstaining.
Adjournment - Brad Howe moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m.
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC