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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

November 5, 2012 – Minutes

Members Present – Becky Anderson, W.R. Chestnut, Russ Hefner, David Higbee, Betty Nelson, Rick Martin & Judy Neuschafer

Absent – Ken Branch & Brad Howe

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Holly Lofton, Andrew Tabor, Larry Lindgren, Bill Gusenius, Dan Carr, Julie Truhlar, Bill Taylor, Josh Nelson, Bria Rosenberry, Michelle Stebens, Steve Fyler & Tyrie Allen 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Invocation was given by Julie Truhlar from the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Public Input – None
Amendments to the Agenda – none

Minutes – Russ Hefner moved to approve the minutes of the October 1, 2012 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by W. R. Chestnut and passed.

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Neuschafer remarked on the recent LKM Conference that she attended with Rick Martin & David Higbee.  She also noted that the Streets & Parks and Public Safety Committees will meet on Monday, November 19th

Mayor Neuschafer presented Heather Hipp and Nick Brumbaugh for appointment to the Recreation Advisory Board.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointments as presented.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.

Planning & Zoning – ORDINANCE 4780 – IRRIGATION/LAWN SYSTEMS IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY – Russ Hefner moved to adopt Ordinance 4780, regulating irrigation/lawn systems in the right-of-way.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed by roll call vote with David Higbee voting no and 5 others voting yes.

Administration & Finance – COUNCIL COFFEE – Becky Anderson moved to eliminate the monthly council coffee with the last one scheduled for November 29, 2012.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.

LODGING REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – Becky Anderson moved to approve the proposal from The Simmons Company in the amount of $6,400.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

BRUNSWICK CODE ENFORCEMENT – The Public Works Director updated council on the status of the code enforcement at the Brunswick.  He stated that many issues had been addressed while others were in process.  Overall, decent progress has been made.


Utilities Committee
– VERIZON TOWER LEASE AMENDMENT – David Higbee moved to approve the lease agreement with Verizon Wireless for placement of antennae on the water tower.  Motion seconded by W.R. Chestnut and passed.

City Council Minutes – November 5, 2012 – page 2


Streets & Parks – K-4 (MCPHERSON STREET) DESIGN ENGINEERING CONTRACT – Betty Nelson moved to approve $9,000 to Wilson & Co. for the survey work required for the project.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Public Safety – EMS COMPUTER SOFTWARE – Rick Martin moved to approve the purchase of Code Red software for the EMS in the amount of $6150.00.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson.  After lengthy discussion by council and a clarification from Chief Berggren that it is actually AmbuPro software, the motion failed unanimously by roll call vote.

EMS APPAREL – Rick Martin moved to approve $1,191.00 for the purchase of uniform apparel from Artshirt.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Purchase Order – ORDINANCE 4781 - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4781.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Payroll
– ORDINANCES 4778 & 4779 – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4778 & 4779.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Other – Reminder to remember to vote and thanks to the Bethany College students who attended the meeting.

Adjournment
– Rick Martin moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:37 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

 


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