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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

November 3, 2014 – 6:00 p.m.

Public Hearing – Neighborhood Revitalization Plans

 

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

Absent – Mayor Bill Taylor

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Cassie Johnson, Gary Shogren, Dan Carr, Dennis Stugelmeyer, Gilmore & Bell Attorney Garth Hermann, Andrea Vidales, Charles Beckhauser

 

Council President Rick Martin declared the Public Hearing on the Neighborhood Revitalization Plans open at 6:00 p.m. 


Gary Shogren briefly explained the incentive plans. The City is required by state statute to hold a hearing regarding the Neighborhood Revitalization Plans.

 

Council President Rick Martin declared the public hearing closed at 6:03 p.m.

 

 

 

LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

November 3, 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

Absent – Mayor Bill Taylor

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Cassie Johnson, Gary Shogren, Tim Berggren, Kate Elliott, Holly Lofton, Bill Gusenius, Dan Carr, Mandy Francisco, Sam Francisco, Chet Peterson, Barb Arnold, Larry Lindgren, Pastor Loren Mai & Bethany College Leadership Class Students: Andrea Vidales, Charles Beckhauser, Anthony Burgess, Isaac Mier, Clayton Cozznono

 

 

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

 

 

Public Input – none

 

Amendments to the Agenda – The information for the agenda item, Downtown Infrastructure Project Bids, under Streets and Parks was not received so it will not be discussed.

 

  

Minutes David Higbee moved to approve the minutes of the October 6, 2014 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.  Becky Anderson moved to approve the minutes of the October 20, 2014 Special meeting.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.

 

 

Mayor’s Report – Council President encouraged everyone to vote on Election Day which is Tuesday, November 4, 2014. City Hall will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday for an employee health insurance meeting.

 

APPOINTMENTSMayor Taylor presented Samuel Francisco for appointment to the Recreation Advisory Board; Cody Whetstone for appointment to the Design Review Board; and Carla Wilson for appointment to the Sundstrom Conference Center Advisory Board. Betty Nelson moved to approve all three appointments.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed.

 

NOVEMBER MEETINGS – Becky Anderson stated that the Swedish Public Television crews would be filming in Lindsborg November 13 -17. The businesses downtown will be involved with this filming along with the Lindsborg Convention and Visitors Bureau. They may have people dressed up for Christmas walking around Lindsborg.

 

 

Planning & Zoning – Gary Shogren explained that the Planning & Zoning Commission has agreed to pursue the appearance guidelines with the Design Review Board. They will also meet and discuss possible solutions with the City Council within the next two to three months.

 

 

Administration & Finance – EXECUTIVE SESSION – ATTORNEY CLIENT PRIVILEGE – Becky Anderson moved to go into executive session to discuss matters under attorney-client privilege and to include the City’s bond counsel, city attorney, finance director and city administrator; and to return to regular session at 7:10 p.m. Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed. Council returned to regular session at 7:10 p.m.  Becky Anderson moved to return to executive session to discuss matters under attorney-client privilege and to include the City’s bond counsel, city attorney, finance director and city administrator; and to return to regular session at 7:35 p.m. Motion seconded by Blaine Heble and passed. Executive session ended at 7:35 p.m. Becky Anderson made a motion to approve the agreement with Gilmore & Bell in the amount of $4,000 to provide the City of Lindsborg with legal advice regarding the review of the City’s past continuing disclosure compliance and to provide legal advice to the City regarding self-reporting under the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative. Betty Nelson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

ORDINANCE 4894 – MULTI-FAMILY NRP – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Ordinance 4894 relating to the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan along the Harrison/Cole corridor.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ORDINANCE 4895 – NORMAL ADDITION NRP – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Ordinance 4895 relating to the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan for the demolition of Deere Hall and construction of living facilities on N. 2nd Street.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote. A motion was made by Betty Nelson for Mayor Bill Taylor to sign the inter-local agreement, coupled with the Multi- Family NRP and the Normal Addition NRP between McPherson County, USD 400 and the City of Lindsborg. The motion was seconded by Kelley Menke. The motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ECIVIS GRANT RENEWAL – No action taken.

 

2015 HEALTH INSURANCE -   Becky Anderson moved to renew the employee health insurance policy with Freedom Claims Management/Coventry Healthcare as presented.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

LAND ACQUISITION – Becky Anderson moved to approve the purchase of a ¾ acre parcel of land along Cow Creek at a cost not to exceed $6,500.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

OTHER -- none

 

 

Utilities – ELECTRIC ARC FLASH STUDY – David Higbee moved to approve the proposal from Mid-States Energy Works in the amount of $5,415.00 to be paid out of the Electric Distribution Fund for the Arc Flash Study.  Motion seconded by Blaine Heble                  and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ELECTRIC LINE LOSS REVIEW PROPOSAL – David Higbee moved to approve the proposal from Mid-States Energy in an amount not to exceed $2,500.00 for a preliminary assessment of line loss on the City’s electric distribution system.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

SEWER MASTER PLAN – David Higbee moved to recommend approval of the proposal from Wilson & Company in the amount of $22,970 for completion of the Sewer Master Plan.  Motion seconded by Blaine Heble and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

 

WESTAR ELECTRIC CONTRACT – David Higbee moved to approve the settlement agreement before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Docket Nos. ER14-804 and ER14-805 and to authorize Debra D. Roby, the City of Lindsborg’s FERC legal counsel to sign the settlement agreement on its behalf. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

OTHER -- none

 

 

Streets & Parks -- none

 

 

Public Safety – none

 

 

Purchase Order – PURCHASE ORDER ORDINANCE 4896 – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4896.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Payroll – PAYROLL ORDINANCES 4891, 4892 & 4893 – Becky Anderson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4891, 4892 & 4893.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Other - none

 

 

Adjournment – Betty Nelson moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m. 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk                  

 


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