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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

February 2, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes

 

 

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

Absent – Betty Nelson

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Holly Lofton, Bill Gusenius, Larry Lindgren, Dan Carr, Kate Elliott, Chris Lindholm, Bradley Barrett, Gerald Berggren & Mike Dreier

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Invocation was given by Gerald Berggren of Freemont Lutheran Church

 

Public Input – none

 

Amendments to the Agenda – An appointment to the Recreation Advisory Board and a driveway request.

 

Minutes Rick Martin moved to approve the minutes of the January 5, 2015 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – The City received a note from the Tree Board thanking the city for the Christmas Dinner.  Mayor Taylor offered thanks to everyone for their patience and cooperation during the downtown project.  Things are moving along on schedule.

 

Rick Martin moved to approve the appointment of Bradley Barrett to the Fire Department.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.

Becky Anderson moved to approve the appointment of Dan Carr to the Recreation Advisory Board.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.

 

Planning & Zoning – No action.

 

Administration & Finance – FIBER OPTIC PROPOSAL – Becky Anderson moved to approve $18,616.75 for Parsons Communications, Inc. to install the underground fiber optic system as part of the downtown project.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

OIL LEASE – CHISHOLM PARTNERS - The City has received a request for a 5-year oil lease on the 31 acres commonly referred to as Sunflower Meadows. In consideration of the lease, the City would receive $50 per acre, plus a 1/8th royalty. The lease also contains an option to renew for three years at $50 an acre. The initial lease payment would be $1,550. At this time there is no long term plan for this acreage but it may be a

possibility for future housing development.  Rick Martin moved to approve the lease.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and failed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

NETWORK SWITCH PROPOSAL – Becky Anderson moved to approve $6,150.27 for the purchase of 4  network switches from CDW-G.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Utilities – RADIO READ ELECTRIC METERS – David Higbee moved to approve the purchase of 550 radio-read electric meters from Stanion Electric at a cost of $30,177.54.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

BACKHOE TIRES – David Higbee moved to approve the purchase of two backhoe tires from Gallant Tire and Automotive in the amount of $1283.90. Motion seconded by Blaine Heble and passed by roll call vote with Emile Gallant abstaining and all others voting in favor.

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT SOFTWARE UPGRADE - The SCADA system computer at the Wastewater Plant is currently utilizing a Windows XP operating system that is no longer supported by Microsoft. There is a need to upgrade this computer earlier than the planned upgrade in 2016 and as part of that, we will have to upgrade the SCADA software.  David Higbee moved to approve the purchase of the software and PC configuration from R.E. Pedrotti in the amount of $4,250.00.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

RESOLUTION 01-15 WAPA HYDROPOWER ALLOCATION EXTENSION – David Higbee moved to adopt and execute Resolution 01-15 regarding the WAPA contract 30 year extension.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Streets & Parks – VÄLKOMMEN TRAIL PROPOSAL – Rick Martin moved to approve the preliminary engineering proposal presented by John Riggs in the amount of $12,500.00 for the next phase of the trail.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

YOUTH HEAD COACH INCENTIVE – Rick Martin moved to approve the Youth Head Coach Incentive Program as presented.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed.

 

YOUTH SPORTS SPONSORSHIP - Rick Martin moved to approve an agreement with Fuqua Ruth Typer Insurance to donate $500 to City of Lindsborg to assist in the cost of shirts each for the soccer and baseball/softball seasons this year in return for having the company logo on the back of the shirts and to develop a policy for future sponsors.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.

 

STREET DEPARTMENT SHOP HEATER BIDS – Rick Martin moved to approve the purchase of a tube heater for the Streets Shop in the amount of $2,999.65 from Ol’ Timers Plumbing.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

DRIVEWAY REQUEST – Rick Martin moved to replace the driveway at 131 S. Main as part of the downtown infrastructure project.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and failed unanimously by voice vote.

 

Public Safety – EMS CLASS – Rick Martin moved to approve funds not to exceed $4,800 for 3 students in the EMT class.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ORDINANCE 4906 – JAKE BRAKES – Rick Martin moved to adopt Ordinance 4906, which addresses the use of Jake Brakes in the city.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Purchase Order – Rick Martin moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4907.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll – Rick Martin moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4904 & 4905.  Motion seconded by Corey Peterson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Other – The City Administrator gave a brief update on the power outage on Feb. 1. 

Also a reminder of the lodging meeting on Tuesday evening.

 

Adjournment - Mayor Taylor declared the meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.                            

 

              

 

Respectfully submitted,

 


Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

 


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