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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

August 12, 2013 – 6:00 p.m.

Public Hearing – 2014 Budget


 

Members Present –Betty Nelson, W. R. Chestnut, David Higbee, Becky Anderson, Rick Martin, Emile Gallant, Russ Hefner & Bill Taylor

Absent – Kelley Menke

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Holly Lofton, Andrew Tabor, Bill Gusenius, Dan Carr

Mayor Taylor declared the Public Hearing open at 6:00 p.m.

City Administrator, Greg DuMars, gave a brief overview of the proposed budget.  There is a proposed increase in the budget primarily to fund a comprehensive study of the condition of the streets.  The city continues to see decreases in funding from the state.

There were no questions from the public.

Mayor Taylor declared the hearing closed at 6:17 p.m.

 

LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

August 12, 2013 – 6:30 p.m.

Minutes

 

Members Present –Betty Nelson, W. R. Chestnut, David Higbee, Becky Anderson, Rick Martin, Emile Gallant, Russ Hefner & Bill Taylor

Absent – Kelley Menke

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Holly Lofton, Andrew Tabor, Bill Gusenius, Josh Nelson, Dan Carr, Sue Schlagel, Maleta Forsberg, Dane Pavlovich 



The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.

                        
Public Input – Sue Schlagel – Scenic Byways

Amendments to the Agenda – There will be a change order for the Sundstrom Conference Center under Administration & Finance.

Minutes – Rick Martin moved to approve the minutes of the July 1, 2013 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed.  Becky Anderson moved to approve the minutes of the July 15th and 25th, 2013 special council meetings.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.

Mayor’s Report
– Mayor Taylor expressed thanks to everyone who provided rescue, aid and support during the recent flood disaster.  Thanks also to volunteer groups such as the Red Cross, TACOL and the many church affiliated aid groups. Although the flood waters have receded, there is still much to be done and the aid efforts continue.

August Meetings – Becky Anderson, Bill Taylor & Greg DuMars will attend the Power Supply Planning meeting in Garden City on August 21 and Greg DuMars, Larry Lindgren, Tim Dunn, W R Chestnut & possibly David Higbee will attend the same meeting in Ottawa on August 22nd.

On August 27th there will be a council orientation meeting to cover responsibilities for the Sundstrom Conference Center Grand Opening & Open House.  The Grand Opening Gala is on August 31st from 7 – 9 p.m. and the Open House is on September 1st from 2 – 4 p.m.

September Council Meeting – The September council meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Planning & Zoning – none

Administration & Finance – 2012 AUDIT – Becky Anderson moved to accept the 2012 Audit as completed by David O’Dell.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.

ORDINANCE 4821 – 2014 BUDGET - Becky Anderson moved to adopt Ordinance 4821 attesting to an increase in tax revenues for 2014.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

2014 BUDGET - Becky Anderson moved to adopt the 2014 Budget for the City of Lindsborg.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.  It was noted that the city of Ellsworth, population 3,116, is levying 74.127 mills; while the city of Lindsborg, population 3,458 will levy 39.478 mills.

SUNDSTROM CONFERENCE CENTER USE AGREEMENT – Becky Anderson moved to approve the Sundstrom Conference Center Use Agreement and Facility Guide as presented.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.

CHANGE ORDER – SUNDSTROM CONFERENCE CENTER FENCING – Becky moved to approve change order option 1 in the amount of $6,523.00 for the fence along the south sidewalk.  Roll call vote: Betty Nelson, David Higbee & Emile Gallant voted no; Russ Hefner, Rick Martin, W R Chestnut & Becky Anderson voted yes.  Motion passed.


Utilities – coolSAVINGS PROGRAM EXPANSION – David Higbee moved to approve the expansion of the program, with an additional $10,000 set aside, to aid those impacted by the recent flooding.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Streets & Parks – RESOLUTION 04-13 – PRAIRIE TRAIL SCENIC BYWAY – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Resolution 04-13 in support of the expansion of the byway.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed.

POOL HOUSE PAINTING BIDS - Betty Nelson moved to approve the bid from Pettit in an amount up to $4,000.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

LOADER TIRE BID – Betty Nelson moved to approve the purchase of a tire for the loader in the amount of $1,900.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

RESOLUTION 05-13 – KDOT REQUEST FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Resolution 05-13 for downtown infrastructure project.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Public Safety – 2014 RURAL FIRE AGREEMENT – Rick Martin moved to approve the agreement with Rural Fire District #8.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

ORDINANCE – 4816 – STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE – Rick Martin moved to adopt Ordinance 4816 – the 2013 Standard Traffic Ordinance.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

ORDINANCE 4817 – UNIFORM PUBLIC OFFENSE CODE – Rick Martin moved to adopt Ordinance 4817 – the 2013 Uniform Public Offense Code.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

FIREWORKS – BETHANY COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES – W R Chestnut moved to approve the request for fireworks at the Bethany College home football games.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed. (These are non-commercial fireworks)

Purchase Order – Russ Hefner moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4822.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Payroll – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4818, 4819 & 4120.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Adjournment – Rick Martin moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk









 

 


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