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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

November 04, 2013 – 6:30 p.m.

Minutes

 

 

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

Absent

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Larry

Lindgren, Holly Lofton, Kate Elliott, Bill Gusenius, Josh Nelson, Dan Carr, Bill Buschbom, Michelle Rambo, Jenni Yulich, Nate Estores & Jacob Spiker

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. Invocation was given by Pastor Bill Buschbom of the Bethany Home.

                                    

Public Input – None

 

Amendments to Agenda – None

 

Minutes – Russ Hefner moved to approve the minutes of the October 7, 2013 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by W.R. Chestnut and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor commented on the early success of single stream recycling.  He encouraged all residents to keep it up as it will add years of use to the landfill.  Mayor Taylor introduced Kate Elliott as the new Recreation Director and welcomed her to the City.

 

 

Planning & Zoning – No items

 

Administration & Finance – JOS LIGHTING CONTROLS – Becky Anderson moved to approve Option 2 from Hedlund Electric in the amount of $2,995.65 for the simple switch control system.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ORDINANCE 4834 – INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE 2012 VERSION – David Higbee moved to adopt Ordinance 4834 for the updated version of the building code.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ORDINANCE 4835 – NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE 2011 VERSION – David Higbee moved to adopt Ordinance 4835 for the updated version of the electric code.  Motion seconded by W.R. Chestnut and passed unanimously by toll call vote.

 

ORDINANCE 4836 – INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE 2012 VERSION – David Higbee moved to adopt Ordinance 4836 for the updated version of the plumbing code.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Utilities – No items

 

Streets & Parks – No items

 

 

Public Safety – EMS BUILDING DESIGN & ENGINEERING PROPOSAL – Betty Nelson moved to approve the agreement with Clark Architecture & Design for the EMS building expansion in the amount of $45,000.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin.  Public Safety Director Tim Berggren noted that the Architect would be present to answer questions, but had not arrived yet.  Betty Nelson then moved to table the discussion until the architect arrived.  Motion seconded by W. R. Chestnut and passed

 

CONCEALED CARRY – There was discussion regarding the opinion of the Attorney General regarding prohibiting concealed carry in parts of buildings.  It was determined that this will return to committee for additional study.

 

EMS BUILDING DESIGN & ENGINEERING PROPOSAL – CONTINUED – Betty Nelson moved to pull the EMS building agenda item off the table for consideration.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.  After further discussion with the architect, Betty Nelson called for the question.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

POLICE VEHICLES – IN CAR CAMERAS – Betty Nelson moved to approve the purchase of 2 Watchguard cameras in the amount of $16,720.00.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Purchase Order 4840 – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4840.  Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll Ordinances 4837, 4838 & 4839 – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4837, 4838 & 4839.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Other – Mayor Taylor gave possible dates for the Community Forum for January.  It was determined to hold the forum on January 16th.  David Higbee asked to receive information about JOS pricing.  Emile Gallant asked about the status of the SVHS Prom being held at JOS.  Becky Anderson gave a pitch about holiday events downtown this weekend.

 

Adjournment – Rick Martin moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by W.R. Chestnut and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:34 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk


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