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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

January 5, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes

 

 

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

Absent – Emile Gallant

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Holly Lofton, Bill Gusenius, Larry Lindgren, Dan Carr, Steve Holmes, Larry Van Der Wege, Lauren von Klinggraeff, Gaylen Bunning, Karen Stugelmeyer, Cassie Johnson, Chuck Oleen, Joe Hulse & Noel Eshelman

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Invocation was given by Pastor Steve Holmes from the Methodist Church

 

Public Input – Joe Hulse was present to voice concern about cats damaging one of the units in Riverside Mobile Home Park and the number of cats being kept by a certain resident of the same mobile home park.

Larry Van Der Wege, of Lindsborg Community Hospital, thanked council for their continued support of the hospital and the repayment of the bond debt.  In requesting continued funding for this year, he stated that the hospital plans to use money collected through the county sales tax will enable them to make a partial payment this year.

Noel Eshelman, 343 N. Kansas, asked for help to enforce leash laws with 2 tenants in the mobile home park on N. Kansas.

 

Amendments to the Agenda – no amendments

 

Minutes Betty Nelson moved to approve the minutes of the December 1, 2014 regular council meeting and the December 30, 2014 Special meeting.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report –
Becky Anderson moved to approve the appointment of Lauren von Klinggraeff to the CVB Advisory Board.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

Mayor Taylor reminded council of the “Moving Forward Together” discussion on January 21st; committee meetings on the 20th & 22nd and City Hall Day in Topeka on February 4th.

 

Planning & Zoning – No action.

 

Administration & Finance – EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM – Becky Anderson moved to approve the Employee Wellness Program as presented and to hire Comcare as the third party administrator, plus provide incentives that do not exceed $9,100.00.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

SUNDSTROM CONFERENCE CENTER ASSISTANT JOB DESCRIPTION – Becky Anderson recommended tabling this item until more information is received

 

HOSPITAL BOND PAYMENT – Becky Anderson moved to approve $5,615 to pay the April interest payment on the Lindsborg Hospital bond.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed by roll call vote with David Higbee voting no and all others voting yes.

 

WORKERS COMPENSATION PREMIUM – Becky Anderson moved to approve $37,375.00 for the renewal of the workers compensation insurance with KMIT.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Utilities – SEWER LINE CLEANING QUOTE – David Higbee moved to approve the sewer line cleaning bid not to exceed $8,000.00 from Mayer Specialty Services. This will combine this cleaning and the previously approved funding for the 2014 cleaning into one project.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

TREE TRIMMING QUOTE – David Higbee moved to approve $11,000.00 for Weis Tree Trimming for the annual scheduled tree trimming.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION FUSING – As a result of the Arc Flash Study it was determined that the line fuses in the system need to be reviewed. The cost of the coordination study would be for the unbilled remainder of the Arc Flash Study, $2,520.00.  David Higbee moved to approve $2,520.00 for Mid States Energy to complete this study.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Streets & Parks – BLEACHER BOARD REPLACEMENT – Rick Martin moved to approve the quote from Kansas Contract Design in the amount of $4,459.24.  The motion was seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

PARKS TRUCK BIDS – Rick Martin moved to approve the purchase of a Ford F150 from Long McArthur in the amount of $18,022.28. Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

OLD MILL BRIDGE AGREEMENT – Rick Martin moved to approve agreement between the City and McPherson County regarding Bridge 138270 (Old Mill Bridge). Motion seconded by Blaine Heble and passed.

 

 

Public Safety – ABMULANCE MONITOR - Betty Nelson moved to approve the purchase of one monitor from Philips Healthcare in the amount of $16,890.00 which includes the trade-in of the old monitor.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

AMBULANCE MONITOR BATTERY CHARGER - Betty Nelson moved to approve the purchase of the charger/conditioner for the ambulance monitors from Philips Healthcare in the amount of $983.00. Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

CONTRACT FOR EMS MEDICAL DIRECTOR - Dr. Jeremiah Ostmeyer is the EMS

Medical Director and has been for the past 1 ½ years. Dr. Ostmeyer is the MD for the Emergency Department at Salina Regional Health Center. Betty Nelson moved to prepare a contract for the EMS Medical Director and compensate him $4,000.00 yearly. Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Purchase Order – Becky Anderson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4903.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Other – The City Administrator gave a brief update on the Downtown Infrastructure Project.  The estimated time for completion is 70 working days.  Trenches will be dug for irrigation; electric & communication then go back with ABS rock to minimize disruption.  The tree issues have been basically resolved.

 

Another asked about the status of the post office – we are waiting on a response from Senator Moran.

 

Adjournment – Betty Nelson moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:36 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk


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