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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

December 1, 2014 – 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes

 

 

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

Absent

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Holly Lofton, Bill Gusenius, Dan Carr, Galen Bunning, Mike Dreier, Ashley D’Amour, John Lohman, Kyler Atwood

 

 

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

 

Public Input – Galen Bunning, VP of Advancement at Bethany College, gave a message of thanks for the community and the many ways that people give back.  He spoke of the holiday, black Friday, cyber Monday and an invitation to “Giving Tuesday”.  He thanked council for their leadership.

 

Amendments to the Agenda – Under Streets & Parks there will be possible change orders to the Downtown Infrastructure Project.

 

 

Minutes Rick Martin moved to approve the minutes of the November 3, 2014 regular council meeting and the November 14, 2014 Special meeting.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

 

Mayor’s Report – Reminder that the Christmas Dinner is this Friday at the JOS at 6:30 p.m.; a Strategic Planning session is scheduled for December 15 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.; a Personnel Policy Meeting on December 17th at 6:30 a.m. and the year-end council meeting on Dec 30, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.

 

Planning & Zoning 

 

Administration & Finance – MANAGEMENT INTERN JOB DESCRIPTION – Becky Anderson moved to approve the Management Intern job description with the addition that it is a 9 – 12 month position.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.

 

AUDIT PROPOSALS – Becky Anderson moved to approve the proposal from David O’Dell. CPA, LLC in the amount of $16,800 for the 2014 audit.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote. 

 

  

INSURANCE BROKERAGE SERVICE PROPOSALS – Becky Anderson moved to approve the proposal from Fuqua-Ruth-Typer Insurance (dba Smoky Valley Insurance).  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

2015 LEFISLATIVE POLICY – Becky Anderson moved to approve the 2015 Legislative Policy.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.  Corey Peterson voted no noting a concern about the sales tax item.

 

EMPLOYEE HOLIDAY BONUS – Becky Anderson moved to approve a $100 holiday bonus gift to each of the 31 regular full time city employees.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote. 

 

OTHER –

 

Utilities – ORDINANCE 4898 – AMENDING FEE SCHEDULE FOR REFUSE RATES – David Higbee moved to adopt Ordinance 4898 which increases the refuse rates effective January of 2015.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

OTHER –

 

Streets & Parks – OLD MILL BRIDGE AGREEMENT – No action taken.

 

SIDEWALK WAIVER REQUEST – 214 W. NORMAL DR. – Rick Martin moved to approve the sidewalk waiver request for 214 W. Normal Dr.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed.

 

AMERIPRISE SIDEWALK – Betty Nelson moved to accept the recommendation of the committee to pay one half of the estimated $3,283.24 to replace the snow melt system when the sidewalks are replaced as part of the project.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant.  After much discussion, the result of the roll call vote was David Higbee and Blaine voting yes and all others voting no.  The motion failed.

 

GALLANT TIRE & AUTO WEST DRIVEWAY – Rick Martin moved to leave the west driveway as a driveway as part of the Downtown Infrastructure Project.  Motion seconded by David Higbee.  As part of the discussion, Mr. Gallant stated that he had no issue if it remained as planned in the project to eliminate that driveway.  The roll call vote was Emile Gallant abstained and all others voted no.  The motion failed.

 

MOUNTAIN CLEAR DRIVEWAY - Rick Martin moved to leave the driveway at Mountain Clear as part of the Downtown Infrastructure Project on E. Grant.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

 

MAIN & LINCOLN INTERSECTION DOUBLE FLAGS – Rick Martin moved to have the flag standards moved up 12 inches on the light poles at the intersection.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed with Emile Gallant voting no and all others voting yes.

 

OTHER -

 

 

Public Safety – ORDINANCE 4899 – STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE CORRECTION – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 4899 when corrects an error in the Standard Traffic Ordinance book.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

OTHER -

 

 

Purchase Order – PURCHASE ORDER ORDINANCE 4900 – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4900.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin               and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Payroll – PAYROLL ORDINANCES 4896 & 4897 – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4896 & 4897.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Other – David Higbee congratulated the CVB and all entities involved for a great weekend of downtown activities.

 

 

Adjournment – Rick Martin moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m. 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk                  

 

 


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