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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

June 2, 2014 – 6:30 p.m.

Minutes

 

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

Absent – Kelley Menke & Blaine Heble

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Holly Lofton, Kate Elliott, Dan Carr, Chuck Boully, Bill Buschbom & Chad Jones

 

 

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, Pastor at Bethany Home.

 

Public Input – Chad Jones presented a petition to Council requesting that the speed limit on Harrison/Cole be increased from 30 to 35 MPH.  Mayor Taylor explained that the petition would be forwarded to the Public Safety Committee for study.

 

Amendments to the Agenda – A Geotechnical Engineering Proposal will be taken up during Public Safety.

 

Minutes – David Higbee moved to approve the minutes of the May 5, 2014 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor reported that he and the City Administrator attended the MASWU meeting where discussion of the new facility out by the construction & demolition site.  There was also discussion about the amount of recyclables that are collected throughout the county.  Lindsborg continues to be leaders in the recycling effort, but we can always improve.  Mayor Taylor also reported that the public meetings to discuss the results of the recent citizen survey will be held on Tuesday, June 10th at the J O Sundstrom Conference Center at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.  He encourages all interested citizens to attend.  Committee meetings are set for the 24th and 26th and don’t forget Midsummer’s is the 21st.

 

Planning & Zoning – Gary Shogren noted that a workshop session is scheduled for the 17th and asked for a date for all council members to attend a repeat workshop.  It was determined that it would be held on Tuesday, June 24th at 7:00 p.m.

 

Administration & Finance – PUBLIC BUILDING BONDS BID AWARD – Becky Anderson moved to accept the bid from Commerce Bank with an interest rate of 3.124844%.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

 ORDINANCE 4868 – AUTHORIZING ISSUANCE OF PUBLIC BUILDING BONDS – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Ordinance 4868 authorizing the issuance of bonds.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

RESOLUTION 05-14 – AUTHORIZING & DIRECTING SALE & DELIVERY OF PUBLIC BUILDING BONDS – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Resolution 05-14.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

SUNDSTROM CONFERENCE CENTER CHANGE ORDERS – Becky Anderson moved to approve $13,575.00 to J C Builders to cover items that include fire sprinkler modification, roof hatch wall framing/finish, add/relocate conference room door, add storage room door, modify placement of the men’s restroom wall as to not conflict with refrigerant lines and add wall tile to the restrooms.  Motion seconded by W. R. Chestnut     and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Utilities – POWER & ENERGY LOGGER – David Higbee moved to approve the purchase of a power and energy logger meter capable of logging and recording voltage and amperage across all three phases of a circuit.  The meter is an AEMC PEL 103 at a cost of $1,795.00 from Test Equip Dept.  Motion seconded by W. R. Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Streets & Parks – MCPHERSON STREET (HWY K-4) BID AWARD – Rick Martin moved to recommend the low bid for the Base Bid of Vogts-Parga Construction be accepted contingent upon KDOT’s approval.  Once KDOT approves they will issue an “Authority to Award” releasing the city to send the “Notice of Award” and contract documents.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

RESOLUTION 04-14 – FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM – The current Federal Transportation Program is set to expire on September 30, 2014.  This resolution encourages Congress to pass a long-term surface transportation bill in a bi-partisan fashion and also encourages intergovernmental cooperation between federal, state & local governments in developing a bill that serves the surface transportation needs of the respective entities.  Rick Martin moved to adopt Resolution 04-14.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

PLAYGROUND IMPROVEMENT FUND – Rick Martin moved to re-deposit the funds received from the Community Foundation back into the Playground Improvement Fund to be combined with existing funds to be used for a larger project in the future.  Motion seconded by W. R. Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Public Safety – EMS SERVICE HONORARIUM PROGRAM – Betty Nelson moved to approve the change to the honorarium to allow volunteers who cover Sunday shifts to receive 3 points toward the honorarium instead of 1.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.

 

GEOTECHNICAL EMGINEERING PROPOSAL – Betty Nelson moved to approve the Geotechnical Engineering Proposal for the EMS facility in the amount of $1,900 to be completed by GSE Engineers.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Purchase Order - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4871.  Motion seconded by W. R. Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4869 & 4870.  Motion seconded by W. R. Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

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

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

 

 


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