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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

September 2, 2014 – 6:30 p.m.

Minutes

 

Members Present –Betty Nelson, W. R. Chestnut, Emile Gallant, Becky Anderson, Kelley Menke, Blaine Heble & Bill Taylor

Absent – Rick Martin & David Higbee

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Holly Lofton, Kate Elliott, Dan Carr, Bill Gusenius, Jamie Samson, Jill Bremyer & Dan Moye     

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. 

 

Public Input – Jamie Samson was present to express concern about a neglected property on M Chestnut.  Jill Bremyer was present to invite everyone to the reception for the Meadowlark Trail ribbon cutting on Saturday, September 13th at 11:00 a.m. at the trail head.

 

Amendments to the Agenda – None

 

Minutes W R Chestnut moved to approve the minutes of the August 11, 2014 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor thanked those involved with and sponsors of the Front Porch Friday Movie Night and the King Midas Street Dance.  He also gave a reminder to reuse and recycle.

            Appointments – Mayor Taylor presented Jason Sherwood for appointment to the Fire Department.  Motion to approve by Betty Nelson; second by Becky Anderson and passed.  He presented Nick Shipman for appointment to the Cemetery Board.  Motion to approve by Betty Nelson; second by W R Chestnut and passed.  Mayor Taylor presented Jeremy Steimel and Samantha McFall for appointment to EMS.  Motion to approve by Betty Nelson; second by Becky Anderson and passed.

            September Meetings – It was noted that the Council Retreat is September 19 & 20.  And the Strategic Planning Interviews with John Devine are September 8th.

 

Planning & Zoning – No action required.

 

Administration & Finance – 2013 AUDIT – Becky Anderson moved to accept the 2013 Audit as prepared by David O’Dell, CPA.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.

 

NORMAL ADDITION NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM (NRP) – W R Chestnut moved to approve 25% rebate on taxes for 5 years for the Bethany College student housing project.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

 

 

CHARTER ORDINANCE 19 – TRANSIENT GUEST TAX – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Charter Ordinance 19 to “opt out” of the 28 day stay provision of Kansas statutes.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut.  After much discussion, Betty Nelson moved to table the item until the October Council meeting.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.

 

ORDINANCE 4886 – IDEATEK FRANCHISE AGREEMENT – Becky Anderson                       moved to adopt Ordinance 4886 for the franchise agreement.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

LEAGUE OF KANSAS MUNICIPALITIES VOTING DELEGATES – Becky Anderson nominated Blaine Heble and Jerry Lovett Sperling as voting delegates and Greg DuMars and Gary Shogren as alternate voting delegates.  There was no further discussion.

 

 

Utilities – WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT ARC FLASH STUDY – Becky Anderson moved to approve up to $6,000 for PEC and Hedlund Electric to conduct the Arc Flash Study using funds from contract services.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant                      and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Streets & Parks – DE-ICING EQUIPMENT – Betty Nelson moved to approve the purchase a 750 gal Turbo-Turf sprayer in the amount of $8724.92 which includes freight to be paid for from previous items budgeted but not purchased.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Public Safety – ORDINANCE 4879 – RV & TRAILER PARKING – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 4879 which limits the time that recreational vehicles and trailers can be parked on public streets.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

RESOLUTION 06-14 – ABATEMENT OF 131 S. 3RD STREET – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Resolution 06-14 ordering the abatement of code violations at 131 S. 3rd.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ORDINANCE 4881 – UNIFORM PUBLIC OFFENSE CODE – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 4881.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

 

ORDINANCE 4882 – STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 4882.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Purchase Order - W R Chestnut moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4885.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Payroll – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4883 & 4884.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Other – Query about water standing in the field east of Pizza Hut; comment regarding the recent heavy rains that flooded some streets was caused by storm drains clogging up from so many downed leaves from the hail; comment about possibly looking at the speed limit on Swensson/Wells Fargo east of Harrison.

 

 

Adjournment – Betty Nelson moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by W R Chestnut and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:44 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

 


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