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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

October 6, 2014 – 6:00 p.m.

Public Hearing – Minimum Housing

 

Members Present –Betty Nelson, Rick Martin, David Higbee, Emile Gallant, Becky Anderson, Kelley Menke, Blaine Heble & Bill Taylor

Absent

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Berggren, Corey Peterson, Barb Arnold, Chet Peterson, Joe Hulse, Dan Carr

 

Mayor Bill Taylor declared the Public Hearing on Minimum Housing Standards open at 6:00 p.m.  City Attorney Bill Gusenius, stated that the Lindsborg Police Department had inspected the property at 523 S. 1st #9 and issued the notice that it was not fit for habitation.  The resident at that location, Nels Peterson, asked for a hearing before council.  The action that is required by council is to either uphold or reject the finding of the Police Department.  Then the Chief of Police spoke of their response of a citizen who requested a welfare check on Mr. Peterson and the results of their contact with the resident.  They determined that there were violations of Sections 10-532 and 10-533 of the Lindsborg Municipal Code enacted by Ordinance 4667.  Mr. Peterson was allowed equal time to present his side of the events and expressed the reason that he had no water service was a result of actions by his landlord.

 

After the discussion ended, Rick Martin moved to uphold the findings of the Police Department.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.

 

Mayor Taylor declared the public hearing closed at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

October 6, 2014 – 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes

 

 

Members Present –Betty Nelson, Rick Martin, David Higbee, Emile Gallant, Becky Anderson, Kelley Menke, Blaine Heble & Bill Taylor

Absent

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Gary Shogren, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Kate Elliott, Holly Lofton, Bill Gusenius, Dan Carr & Corey Peterson

 

 

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

 

Mayor Taylor asked for a moment of silence in remembrance of W R Chestnut and asked that we keep his family in our prayers as we mourn his passing.

 

 

Appointment - Mayor Taylor presented Corey Peterson to fill the remainder of the term for the vacancy in Ward 4.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointment.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed.  Mr. Peterson was administered the Oath of Office by the City Clerk and took his position.

 

 

Public Input – None

 

 

Amendments to the Agenda – none

 

 

Minutes Rick Martin moved to approve the minutes of the September 2, 2014 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.

 

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor thanked council for their participation in the recent strategic planning retreat.  He thanked the newspaper for getting the recycling information out to the public.  He asked staff to plan a study session on recycling and invite the folks from MASWU.

 

Appointments – Mayor Taylor presented Morganne Del Baehler for appointment to the EMS staff.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointment.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.  Mayor Taylor also presented Tom Haxton for appointment to the Volunteer Fire Department.  Blaine Heble moved, seconded by Emile Gallant, to approve the appointment.  Motion passed.

 

            October Meetings – Remember the addition of October 20 for the joint Strategic Planning session with Council and Department Heads from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 

 

Planning & Zoning – No action required.

 

 

Administration & Finance – CHARTER ORDINANCE 19 – TRANSIENT GUEST TAX – This item has returned after being tabled at the September meeting.  Betty Nelson moved to adopt Charter Ordinance 19.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and failed by roll call vote with one yes vote and 7 no votes.

 

ORDINANCE 4889 – CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS – David Higbee moved to adopt Ordinance 4889, which would change council meetings to the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant.  After discussion, a roll call vote resulted as follows: 3 yes votes, 4 no votes and 1 abstaining.  Motion failed.

 

 

RESOLUTION 07-14 – MULTI-FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION HEARING – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Resolution 07-14 setting the hearing date as November 3, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

RESOLUTION 08-14 – NORMAL ADDITION NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION HEARING – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Resolution 08-14 setting the hearing date as November 3, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

 

Utilities – SEWER LINE CLEANING – David Higbee moved to approve funds for the sewer line cleaning by Mayer Specialty Services at a cost not to exceed $8,000.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.     

 

CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CONTEST - David Higbee moved to approve funding in the amount of $500 to hold a holiday outdoor lighting contest.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

BETHANY COLLEGE RAW WATER AGREEMENT – David Higbee moved to approve the 10 year contract with Bethany College for water from well #8 at a cost of $1.52 per 1,000 gallons.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed.

 

NORMAL STREET LIFT STATION STUDY – The City received the results of the study that has determined that the lift station is adequate for the new residence hall and potential expansion of the cafeteria at Bethany College.

 

 

Streets & Parks – DOWNTOWN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT – Rick Martin moved to authorize a new KDOT Project agreement which will increase the City’s matching funds due to increased project costs since the grant was approved in 2013.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Public Safety – RURAL FIRE AGREEMENT – Betty Nelson moved to approve the Rural Fire Agreement which proposes a 3% increase in the City-provided services and vehicle storage.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.

 

AMBULANCE MONITOR – Betty Nelson moved to approve the purchase of a heart monitor from Phillips Healthcare in the amount of $16,890 which includes the trade in of the old monitor.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

                   

   

Purchase Order - Becky Anderson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4890.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll – Rick Martin moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4887 & 4888.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Other – Corey Peter thanked Mayor Taylor for recommending him to serve the remainder of the term for W.R. Chestnut.  He has big shoes to fill and hopes to do a good job for the city and its citizens.

 

 

Adjournment Mayor Taylor declared the meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 


Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

 


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