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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

April 7, 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 Steve Holmes. Josh Nelson, Scott & Susan Achenbach, Jim & Kathy Richardson, John Presley & Cody Whetstone           

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Invocation was given by Pastor Steve Holmes of the Trinity United Methodist Church. 

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Public Input – None

 

 

Amendments to the Agenda – Becky Anderson stated that there will be an addition to Administration & Finance and the city administrator indicated there will be a discussion of the possible need for a special council meeting.

 

 

Minutes – This item is tabled for approval at the May Council meeting.

 

 

Mayor’s Report – Council President Rick Martin announced that the petitioner for the rezone on Harrison Street has pulled the request for rezoning.   He read a thank you card from the family of Dorene Anderson.  He then read a proclamation for Fair Housing Month. 

April dates of particular note include the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on April 10th, Sister City Dinner on the 17th, City offices closed on Good Friday and committee meetings on April 22nd and 24th.

APPOINTMENTS – EMS: Misty Taylor; motion to approve by Betty Nelson with a second by W R Chestnut and passed.  Fire: Brandon Rogers and Andrew Seehafer; motion to approve by David Higbee with a second by Betty Nelson and passed.  SCC Board: Anna Anderson & Melissa Brumbaugh; motion to approve by W R Chestnut with a second by David Higbee and passed.  Planning & Zoning: Cody Whetstone, John Presley & Terry Peterson; motion to approve by Becky Anderson with a second by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

 

Planning & Zoning – None

 

 

 Administration & Finance Committee – 2014 INSURANCE COVERAGE – Becky Anderson moved to approve $76,408.00 to EMC through Fee Insurance for the city’s coverage.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

OTHER – Becky Anderson requested that the Mayor call a special council meeting in conjunction with Planning & Zoning to discuss future land use options.

 

 

Utilities Committee – RADIO READ ELECTRIC METERS – David Higbee moved to approve $19,752.57 to purchase 360 meters from Stanion Electric.  Motion seconded by Blaine Heble and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

PUBLIC WORKS STANDBY GENERATOR – David Higbee moved to approve the purchase of a 14KW Kohler standby generator from Lowe’s in the amount of $3,742.00 and installation costs paid to Pestingers in the amount of $2,032.00.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

WASTEWATER SLUDGE WAGON TIRES – David Higbee moved to approve the purchase of four tires from Rod’s Tires in the amount of $6,629.00.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

KMEA BOARD POSITION #2 – David Higbee moved to appoint Mayor Bill Taylor for the Director Position #2 on the KMEA Board.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

KMU VOTING DELEGATE – David Higbee moved to appoint Greg DuMars as the voting delegate for KMU and W R Chestnut as the alternate voting delegate.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.

 

OTHER – The City Administrator made council aware that there may be a need for a special council meeting to approve an amendment to the Westar Contract.

 

 

Streets & Parks Committee – RECREATION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE – Betty Nelson moved to approve $1,140.00 to purchase recreation software from MindBODY.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

OTHER – Tim Dunn gave a street repair update, Gary Shogren gave an update on the second floor of the JOS and Greg DuMars gave an update on the Sports Complex Use Agreement.

 

 

 

 Public Safety Committee – PATROL CARE LIGHT BAR – Betty Nelson moved to approve the purchase of a light bar for the new patrol car from 911 Custom in the amount of $1,999.00.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

PATROL CAR RADAR – Betty Nelson moved to approve the purchase of radar equipment for the new patrol car from Stalker Dual Radar in the amount of $2,112.50.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Purchase Order – ORDINANCE 4862 – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4862.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll – ORDINANCES 4860 & 4861 – David Higbee moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4860 & 4861.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Other – None

 

Adjournment - Betty Nelson moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:37 p.m.                       .

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

 

 


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