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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

March 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 Dean Apel         

 

 

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

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Public Input – None

 

Amendments to the Agenda – There will be a quote for tree removal in Utilities and a quote for street repair in Streets & Parks

 

Minutes – Rick Martin moved to approve the minutes of the February 3, 2014 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor commented on his participation in upcoming meetings on the downtown project, lodging opportunities, a visit with the Bethany Church Sunday School and his weekly meetings with the City Administrator.  He also reminded everyone to “Reuse/Recycle” 

Mayor Taylor proposed the appointments of Debbie Jacobson, Ky Swisher, Mike Dreier & Corey Peterson to the newly established Sundstrom Conference Center Advisory Board.  W R Chestnut moved to approve the appointment, seconded by Rick Martin and passed.  

Citizen Committee appointments will be in May.  If anyone has suggestions, please email the Mayor

 

Planning & Zoning – No report

 

Administration & Finance – EXECUTIVE SESSION – DISCUSSION ON ACQUISITION OF REAL ESTATE – Rick Martin moved to enter executive session with the City Administrator and the Community Development Director for 20 minutes to the acquisition of real estate.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.  Session began at 6:40 p.m. and returned at 7:00 p.m. with no action taken.

 

Utilities – BONEYARD ROAD ROCK – David Higbee moved to approve funds not to exceed $11,500 to purchase AB-3 rock from E & M Sand for the Boneyard Road.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

SOLAR POWERED SCHOOL CROSSING SIGNAL – David Higbee moved to approve the purchase of a solar powered school zone crossing signal from Kriz-Davis for $3,657.56.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

WATER NEEDS STUDY – David Higbee moved to accept the proposal from Schwab-Eaton to perform the water needs evaluation in the amount of $6,900.00 to be funded through the Water Fund Contract Services budget line.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ORDINANCE 4857 – AMENDING FEES SCHEDULE FOR ELECTRIC METER TESTING – David Higbee moved to adopt Ordinance 4857 which amends the fee schedule to reflect increases to single ($75) and three phase ($90) electric meters.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

2014 WATER LINE PROJECT – David Higbee moved to approve the bid from H D Supply in the amount of $19,477.32 for the 2014 Water Line Project which will replace the 4” cast iron line on Main Street, between Garfield & Sheridan with an 8” water line.  The bid includes materials for a new service main to provide fire protection and water service to the new Pearson Chapel at Bethany College.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

TREE REMOVAL BID – David Higbee moved to approve $1,000.00 for Weis Tree Trimming to remove 2 alley trees behind Farmers State Bank.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Streets & Parks – PAINT STRIPER – Rick Martin moved to approve the purchase of a Graco 130 HS paint sprayer from PMSI in the amount of $5,688.00.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

STREET REPAIR PROPOSAL – Rick Martin moved to approve the quote from APAC Shears for repair of several street repairs and W. Lincoln Street in front of the Covenant Church in the amount of $51,993.60.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.  Repairs should take approximately 2 weeks for completion.

 

Public Safety – ASBESTOS REMOVAL – 110 S. FIRST STREET – Betty Nelson moved to approve $1,990.00 for Remediation Contractors to remove the asbestos from the building at 110 S. 1st.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

 ORDINANCE 4858 – J-TURNS DOWNTOWN – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 4858 which repeals Section 44-2(e) from the Lindsborg Municipal Code regulating J-turns.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

SALVAGE YARD – Betty Nelson moved to authorize staff to send a letter to the resident operating a salvage yard against city zoning regulations.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.

 

Purchase Order – ORDINANCE 4859 – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4859.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll – ORDINANCES 4855 & 4856 – W R Chestnut moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4855 & 4856.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Other – The National Citizen Survey post card notices go out next week.  Rick Martin complimented the EMS service.  He stated that they had a recent need of their services and all involved were very professional.  W R Chestnut reminded residents that the city still has a small supply of weather radios available for residents.

 

Adjournment – Rick Martin moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:38 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk


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