July 7, 2014 – 6:30
Members Present –Betty Nelson, Rick
Martin, W. R. Chestnut, David Higbee, Emile Gallant, Becky Anderson, Kelley
Menke, Blaine Heble & Bill Taylor
Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry
Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Holly
Lofton, Kate Elliott, Dan Carr, Mr. & Mrs. Norman Yoder and Karen
meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was
Public Input – None
Amendments to the
Minutes – W R Chestnut moved to approve the minutes of the June 2, 2014
regular council meeting. Motion seconded
by David Higbee and passed.
Mayor’s Report – The City
Administrator introduced Karen Stugelmeyer as the new manager of the J O
Sundstrom Conference Center. Mayor
Taylor thanked those who helped with the July 4th celebration.
OF NOTE - The brainstorming session for the 150th anniversary will
be Tuesday night, 7 p.m. at the Old Grind.
The Meadowlark Trail has opened the first mile south from Lindsborg with
the anticipation of 2 more miles by autumn.
Thanks to city crews for the storm cleanup and repair. Reminder that Broadway FRD will be July 17,
18, 25 & 26 in Swensson Park. July
23rd from 6 – 9 p.m. is the date and time selected for the 2015
Budget planning session. The Strategic
Planning Retreat is set for September 19 & 20. The National League of Cities annual
conference is November 18 – 22 in Austin, TX.
Those who desire to attend must contact the City Clerk by Wednesday,
July 16th to take advantage of early registration.
COUNCIL MEETING DATE CHANGE – W R Chestnut moved to hold the August Council
meeting on August 11, 2014, for budget purposes. There will be a hearing at 6:00 p.m. and
council meeting at 6:30 pm. Motion
seconded by Rick Martin and passed.
– Mayor Taylor requested approval of appointing Alesha Schoshke and Tiffany
Holcom to the volunteer EMS squad. Betty
Nelson moved to approve the appointments.
Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed. Mayor Taylor requested approval of the appointment
of Ash Alam to the CVB Advisory Board.
Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointment. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.
Zoning Commission – No items for
– ORDINANCE 4872 – VACANT PROPERTY REGISTRY – Council discussed several points
on this ordinances and requested that it go back to staff for further
detail. The item will be on the August Council
CVB VISITOR BROCHURE BIDS – Becky
Anderson moved to approve the purchase of 10,000 visitor brochures from
Mennonite Press in the amount of $3,785.67.
Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call
MARKETING SERVICES AGREEMENT – Becky
Anderson moved to approve the contract with Jim Prugh, of The Cedar Group, for marketing
services for his extended-stay vacation rentals, Tradhuset and Vetehuset. Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.
PROPOSAL – NORTHWEST DRAINAGE STUDY – Becky
Anderson moved to approve the proposal from Wilson & Company to conduct a
drainage study for the northwest part of Lindsborg that flooded July 29, 2013
in the amount of $26,400. Motion
seconded by David Higbee. The study would include complete hydrologic and
hydraulic analysis, mapping of the floodplain in this area, examining the 2013
rain and flood event, establish some concept remedial improvements with cost
estimates, research funding opportunities, and the development of a preliminary
engineering report. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.
SUNDSBROM CONFERENCE CENTER BOARD ROOM
FURNISHINGS – Becky Anderson moved to approve the purchase of furniture items
for the upstairs boardroom at the Sundstrom Conference Center from Feldkamp’s
Furniture at a total cost of $1,501.00. Motion seconded by David Higbee. The
items to be purchased are: two Lazy Boy arm chairs in the amount of $478.00 per
chair, a console table in the amount of $238.00, and an end table in the amount
of $158.00. Each item would include a five-year warranty which totals $149.00.
The total expense would be 1501.00. The motion passed unanimously by roll call
Utilities – LONG TERM POWER
SUPPLY – In May, the City of Lindsborg indicated to the Kansas Municipal Energy
Agency that we had interest in a portfolio of long term generation resources.
The interest expressed was for 2800 KW of baseload power and 1200 KW of intermediate
power. Since the original intent was expressed, KMEA has identified additional
generation resources. Additionally several KMEA members have expressed that
they do not want a portfolio of generation, but would like to select a specific
generation resource type. Staff presented a letter from KMEA providing the
different options and asking whether the City of Lindsborg would like to
consider any of the new options or change its original indication of interest.
The deadline to express the City’s indication of interest in the generation
resources is July 15, 2014. David Higbee moved to indicate the interest to the
Kansas Municipal Energy Agency in 2800 KW baseload power, 1200 KW of
intermediate power and 200 KW of wind power.
Motion seconded by W.R. Chestnut and passed.
– SIDEWALK WAIVER REQUEST – Rick Martin moved to approve the waiver request for
214 S. Cherry as there are no sidewalks on either side of the street on the
block. Motion seconded by Blaine Heble
BAND SHELL ROOF REPLACEMENT - The June
5 wind storm damaged the Swensson Park Band Shell roof, determined to be a
total loss by adjusters. Staff presented a summary of the insurance settlement,
and the fact that three bids are in process. Staff requests that two existing
layers of asphalt shingles be removed to be replaced with 30-year Heritage style
shingles in the same color scheme. The cost differential will be paid out of
General Parks Commodities fund. Rick Martin moved to approve the bid from Alan
Weis Construction at a cost of $5,061.37.
Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call
Safety – PETITION
– HARRISON/COLE SPEED LIMIT CHANGE – Denied at committee level.
– Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4875. Motion seconded by Emil Gallant and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Payroll – Betty Nelson moved
to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4873 & 4874. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Other – Becky Anderson
noted that this is the 25th year that the Women Attorney’s
Association has chosen Lindsborg as host of their conference.
Adjournment – Rick Martin moved
to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded
by W R Chestnut and passed. Meeting
adjourned at 7:48 p.m.
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC