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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

May 5, 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

Absent – Bill Taylor

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Gary Shogren, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Holly Lofton, Kate Elliott, Bill Gusenius, Dan Carr, Susan Achenbach, Chuck Boully, Gerald Berggren, Rolland Christenson, Darrin Dohrman & Dale Hoosier

 

 

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

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Public Input – None

 

Amendments to the Agenda – The executive session will be moved to item #11 – Other.

 

Minutes – David Higbee moved to approve the minutes of the March 3, 2014 and April 7, 2014 regular council meetings.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Committee Appointments – Council President, Rick Martin presented the following committee appointments as submitted by Mayor Taylor: Library Board – Phyllis Kelling, John Leaf & Mary Parker; Housing Authority Board – Sarah Toll; Recreation Advisory – Nick Brumbaugh; Planning & Zoning Commission – Jeff Kurtz & Marv Anderson; Board or Zoning Appeals – Jay Jensen; Cemetery Board –Roy Lister; Golf Course – Tim Roets, Howard Kahler & Ron Rolander; Public Safety – Tim Berggren, Delwin Koons & Jim Osner; Sister City – Dean Anderson; Tree Board – Ann Keding & Keith Kandt; Convention & Visitors Bureau Advisory Board – Sarah Ash & Sue Schlagel; Sundstrom Conference Center Advisory Board – Kathy Toll.

Becky Anderson moved to approve the citizen committee appointments.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

Appointed Officers – Council President, Rick Martin presented the following as appointed officers for the ensuing year: City Administrator Gregory A. DuMars;

City Clerk Jerry Lovett-Sperling; Director of Public Safety Tim Berggren; Director of Public Works Tim Dunn; Director of Recreation Kate Elliott; City Attorney William Gusenius; Municipal Judge Gary Price; Fire Chief Kent Ebling & Treasurer Larry Lindgren.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointed officers.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed.

 

Council President Selection – Emile Gallant nominated Rick Martin as council president.  There being no other nominations, Rick Martin was elected Council President.

 

 

 

Council President Rick Martin read a Proclamation for Nursing Home Week.

May Meetings – May meetings were noted with reminders for the CIP meeting on Monday, May 12 and work session on May 29.

 

Other – Rolland Christenson was presented a certificate of appreciation for his dedicated service to the Tree Board.

 

Planning & Zoning – none

 

Administration & Finance – RESOLUTION 02-14 – OMNIBUS CONTINUING DISCLOSURE – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Resolution 02-14 relating to the JOS Conference Center.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

RESOLUTION 03-14 – OFFERING OF G.O.PUBLIC BUILDING BONDS – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Resolution 03-14 relating to the bond offering for the JOS Conference Center.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

SPECIAL EVENT CMB PERMIT APPLICATION – Becky Anderson moved to approve the Special Event CMB Permit for the Midsummer’s Festival.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed.

 

SCC OFFICE AND SECOND FLOOR FURNISHINGS – Becky Anderson moved to approve $8,010.00 for office and second floor furnishings for the conference center.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

SCC SECOND FLOOR HAND WASH SINK – Becky Anderson moved to approve the change order request for JC Builders to include a hand wash sink for the second floor of the conference center at a cost of $3,625.00.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

KANSAS RURAL HOUSING CONFERENCE MEMBERSHIP – Becky Anderson moved to approve $500.00 for membership and conference registration to Kansas Rural Housing.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.

 

SCC NORTH WALL BID – Becky Anderson moved to approve the change order from J C Builders to sheet rock and paint the north wall of the second floor SCC in the amount of $4,550.00.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

OTHER – HARRISON/COLE REZONE MORATORIUM – Becky Anderson moved to place a 90 day moratorium on any rezone requests along the Harrison/Cole corridor to allow council to discuss future development.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed 5 – 3 by roll call vote as follows: Yes votes from Kelley Menke, Betty Nelson, Blaine Heble, W R Chestnut and Becky Anderson.  No votes from Rick Martin, David Higbee and Emile Gallant.

 

 

Utilities – POWER SUPPLY PLANNING – David Higbee moved to approve securing 4 megawatts (MW) of capacity through the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency power supply planning options.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed.

 

MARKET BASED RATE (MBR) INTERIM CONTRACT – David Higbee moved to approve the Market Based Rate Interim Contract with Westar.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and was defeated on an 0-8 vote.

 

 

 

Streets & Parks - RECREATION AFFILIATION – Betty Nelson moved to approve the Lindsborg non-recreation affiliation policy/agreement with a fee of $50 for the Lindsborg affiliated or traveling teams. Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed.

 

RECREATION VEHICLE REPLACEMENT – Emile Gallant moved to approve the purchase of an F150 pickup from Midway Motors in the amount of $17,069.00 to replace the recreation vehicle.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

PLAYGROUND MULCH – Kelley Menke moved to approve the purchase of 90 yards of mulch delivered by Foster Brothers at $23.95 per yard for a total of $2,155.50.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

GOLF CART LEASE – Betty Nelson moved to approve a lease agreement with Kansas Golf and Turf for 10 golf carts in the amount of $7500.00.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

STREET CONDITION ASSESSMENT AGREEMENT – Emile Gallant moved to accept the proposal from Wilson & Co. to perform a street study for Lindsborg in an amount not to exceed $23,027.00.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

PHONE SOFTWARE UPGRADE – David Higbee moved to approve the phone system software upgrade with The Phone Connection in the amount of $1,794.20.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

KDOT SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT – HIGHWAY K-4 – Betty Nelson moved to approve the supplemental agreement with KDOT for the Highway K-4 project.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed.

 

 

 

Public Safety – ORDINANCE 4866 – FIRE CHIEF STIPEND – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 4866 to increase the Fire Chief Stipend to $6300.00 annually.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll vote.

 

 

Purchase Order – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4867.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll – Betty Nelson moved to approve Payroll Ordinances 4863, 4864 & 4865.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Other – EXECUTIVE SESSION – Emile Gallant moved to enter executive session for 15 minutes with the city administrator to discuss real estate purchase.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.  Executive session began at 8:23 p.m. and ended at 8:38 p.m.  No action taken.

 

 

Adjournment - Betty Nelson moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.                     .

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

 

 

 

                           


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