LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
June 3, 2013 – 6:30 p.m.
Members Present –Betty Nelson, W. R. Chestnut, David Higbee, Becky Anderson, Rick Martin, Emile Gallant, Kelley Menke & Bill Taylor
Absent – Russ Hefner
Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Larry
Lindgren, Holly Lofton, Andrew Tabor, Bill Gusenius, Dan Carr & Pastor Mai
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Taylor, at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. Invocation was given by Pastor Mai. .
Public Input – None
Amendments to the Agenda – There will be an additional item under Public Safety addressing a personnel issue.
Minutes – Betty Nelson moved to approve the minutes of the May 6, 2013 regular meeting. Motion seconded by W. R. Chestnut and passed.
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor remarked on the Governing Body Institute and encouraged others to attend next year. He and the City Administrator also attend the McPherson Area Solid Waste Annual meeting and told of the upcoming single stream recycling for the city. He reminded everyone of MidSummer’s Festival on June 15th and committee meetings on the 18th and 21st. There are no appointments this month.
Planning & Zoning – The committee is proposing a rezoning of 6.4 acres just east of Subway as a PUD in an effort to steer the type of development as lodging/commercial and senior housing/residential. Betty Nelson moved to recommend that the Community Development Director proceed in this process. Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.
Administration & Finance – RESOLUTION 03-13 – INDUSTRIAL REVENUE BOND (IRB) POLICY- Becky Anderson moved to adopt Resolution 03-13 which sets the policy for Industrial Revenue Bonds. Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
EXECUTIVE SESSION – Rick Martin moved to enter Executive Session with the City Administrator to discuss non-elected personnel and return at 7:05 p.m. Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed. Executive Session began at 6:50 p.m. and ended at 7:05 p.m.
Utilities – DEMAND RATE STUDY – David Higbee moved to approve $25,362.00 for Sawvel & Associates to complete Phase 2 of the demand rate study. Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Streets & Parks – GOLF CART RENEWAL – Rick Martin moved to approve $7032.24 for the lease of 10 golf carts from Kansas Golf and Turf. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
PLAYGROUND FUND PROCEEDS – Rick Martin moved to deposit the funds received from donations to the Playground Improvement Funds back into the fund with the Smoky Valley Community Foundation to be used for future improvements to the playground. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed. Staff was urged to review the status of Viking Valley to assess needed repairs and/or updating.
Public Safety – ORDINANCE 4808 – BANNING FLYING LANTERN FIREWORKS – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 4808 which bans Flying Lantern Fireworks. Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
NIGHT VISION GOGGLES – Betty Nelson moved to approve $1,795.00 for the purchase of one pair of night vision goggles from ATN. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
POLICE OFFICER RETIREMENT – Betty Nelson moved to accept the letter of retirement received from Office Mike Woodhull effective June 24, 2013. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.
Purchase Order – ORDINANCE 4812 – Rick Martin moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4812. Motion seconded by W. R. Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Payroll – ORDINANCE 4810 & 4811 – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4810 & 4811. Motion seconded by W. R. Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Other – None
Adjournment – Rick Martin moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:27 p.m.
Jerry Lovett Sperling, MMC