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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

February 3, 2014 – 6:30 p.m.

Minutes

 

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

Absent

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Holly Lofton, Kate Elliott, Bill Gusenius, Dan Carr, Pastor Loren Mai & Katie Sawyer  

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Invocation was given by Pastor Loren Mai. 

 

Council Appointment – Mayor Taylor proposed the appointment of Blaine Heble to fill the reminder of the term vacated by Russ Hefner.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointment, seconded by W.R. Chestnut and passed.  Mr. Heble was sworn in by the City Clerk.                                                   .

 

Public Input – Katie Sawyer, Director of Marketing for the Bethany Home, reminded council of the upcoming Open House for the new assisted living facility.  The public open house is scheduled for February 16th from 1 – 4 p.m.

 

Amendments to the Agenda – None

 

Minutes – Rick Martin moved to approve the minutes of the January 6, 2014 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor reminded everyone of the upcoming Messiah Festival and encouraged participation both through singing in the chorus and attending associated events.

February Meetings include the committee meetings on the 18th and 20th and the downtown infrastructure group is meeting on Tuesday, the 4th at 7:00 a.m.

Appointments – For Recreation Advisory Board: Rick Martin moved, seconded by Becky Anderson to approve the appointments of Amanda Franklin and Amanda Luttig; motion passed.  For the CVB Advisory Board: Betty Nelson moved, seconded by Emile Gallant to approve the appointments of Maleta Forsberg and Blakely Bunning; motion passed.  For the Cemetery Board: Rick Martin moved, seconded by W.R. Chestnut to approve the appointment of Julie Truhlar; motion passed.

 

 Planning & Zoning – David Higbee moved to adopt Ordinance 4852 which prohibits height variances on fences in front yards.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed by roll call vote of council member Emile Gallant voting no and all others voting yes.

 

Administration & Finance – ORDINANCE 4853 – David Higbee moved to approve the adoption of Ordinance 4853 which establishes the Sundstrom Conference Center Advisory Board.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

2014 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES – David Higbee moved to approve the 2014 Legislative Priorities.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.  It was suggested that this document should be sent to all of our legislators.

SUNDSTROM SECOND FLOOR PROPOSALS – Rick Martin moved to approve the bid from JC Builders in the amount of $308,560.00 and proceed with a contract.  Motion seconded by WR Chestnut and passed by roll call vote with Betty Nelson and Becky Anderson voting no and all others voting yes.

 

Utilities – INCODE PRINTING INTERFACE SOFTWARE QUOTE – David Higbee moved to approve $5,188.00 to purchase software from INCODE for the new utility bill printing and interface software.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Streets & Parks – PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR VEHICLE REPLACEMENT – Rick Martin moved to approve the purchase of a Ford F150 from Midway Motors in the amount of $11,845 after trade-in.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Public Safety – STAIR CHAIR BIDS – Betty Nelson moved to approve $5,474.70 for the purchase of 2 sets of Stryker stair chairs.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

EMS CLASS – Betty Nelson moved to approve funds up to $13,200 to cover the cost of the EMT class.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

  

Purchase Order – ORDINANCE 4854 – WR Chestnut moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4854.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll – ORDINANCES 4850 & 4851 – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4850 & 4851.  Motion seconded by WR Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Other – None

 

Adjournment - Rick Martin moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by WR Chestnut and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 8:13 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk


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