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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

May 4, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes

 

 

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

Absent – Kelley Menke & Corey Peterson 

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Holly Lofton, Larry Lindgren, Dan Carr, Kate Elliott, Gary Shogren, Pastor Jim Bridges, Amy Habiger, Duane Fredrickson, Susan Higbee, Sue Schlagel, Gaylen Bunning, Steve Cohen & Henry Janzen

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Council President, Rick Martin, and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Pastor Jim Bridges of the First Baptist Church gave the invocation.  

 

City Clerk, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, administered the Oath of Office to Council Members David Higbee, Rick Martin and Betty Nelson. 

 

Public Input – Galen Bunning, Bethany College, gave a “Thank You” for the many lives touched by Messiah Week activities, the recent Pearson Scholar, the community walks at the Bethany track, upcoming graduation, summer activities and the football family reunion planned for the Midsummers weekend.

Local Boy Scout, Henry Janzen, was present as part of earing his civics badge.

 

Amendments to the Agenda – There will be a Proclamation read for National Nursing Home Week later in the meeting.

 

Minutes David Higbee moved to approve the minutes of the April 6, 2015 regular council meeting and the April13, 2015 special meeting.  Motion seconded by Blaine Heble and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS – President Martin presented the following committee appointments as submitted by Mayor Taylor: Library Board – Jeremy Elseth & Phillip Hett; Housing Authority Board – Darrell Malpert & Gordon Bengtson; Recreation Advisory – Brad Bengtson & Amy Dreier; Planning & Zoning Commission – Cody Whetstone, Jay Jensen & Curtis Eppenbach; Board or Zoning Appeals – Norman Dauer; Cemetery Board – Nick Shipman, Tim Boller & Shirley Reissig; Golf Course – Brian Bengtson; Public Safety – Larry Van Der Wege & Loranelle Lockyear & Van Bloomquist; Sister City – Ed Leonard & Sharon Bruce; Tree Board – Karmon Almquist, Bill Roth & Angie Jensen; Convention & Visitors Bureau Advisory Board – Tim Stewart, Lauren Von Klinggraeff & Amy Kay Pavlovich; Sundstrom Conference Center Advisory Board – Anna Anderson.  Betty Nelson

 

 

moved to approve the citizen committee appointments.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.

 

APPOINTED OFFICERS – President Martin presented the following as appointed officers for the ensuing year as submitted by Mayor Taylor: City Administrator Gregory A. DuMars; City Clerk Jerry Lovett-Sperling; Director of Public Safety Tim Berggren; Director of Public Works Tim Dunn; Director of Recreation Kate Elliott; City Attorney William Gusenius; Municipal Judge Gary Price; Fire Chief Kent Ebling & Treasurer Larry Lindgren.  David Higbee moved to approve the appointed officers.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.

 

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SELECTION – David Higbee nominated Rick Martin, seconded by Blaine Heble, as council president.  Betty Nelson nominated Becky Anderson as council president.  Betty Nelson’s motion failed for lack of a second.  Rick Martin elected Council President.

 

MAY MEETINGS – no additions to the list

 

Planning & Zoning - none

 

Administration & Finance – PRAIRIE TRAIL SCENIC BYWAY CORRIDOR MANAGEMENT PLAN – Becky Anderson moved to accept the documents as presented.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.

 

WAGE & SALARY STUDY – The study was presented by Larry Cohen of the Labor Management Advisory Group.  After discussion and questions from council, Rick Martin moved to send the document to Committee for further review.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

Mayor Taylor arrived at 6:56 p.m. and he was administered the Oath of Office as Mayor of Lindsborg.

 

SIDEWALK CAFÉ LICENSING – Council continued the discussion of sidewalk café licensing to include alcohol sales.  Consensus is to continue with crafting an ordinance for committee to discuss.

 

SUNDSTROM CONFERENCE CENTER TABLES & CHAIRS – Becky Anderson                         moved to approve the purchase of 6 round tables from Wholesale Tables & Chairs in the amount of $1,407.00 and 60 chairs from3Tailer in the amount of $2,288.59.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Proclamation for National Nursing Home Week – Rick Martin moved to adopt the proclamation.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.

  

Utilities – KMU VOTING DELEGATE – David Higbee moved to select Blaine Heble as the alternate voting delegate for KMU.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.

 

WESTAR POLE ATTACHMENT AGREEMENT – Mayor Taylor directed this item back to committee as we have had no response from Westar.

 

Streets & Parks – ASPHALT STREET BIDS – Rick Martin moved to approve $73,225.00 for Hi-Plains Sand, Inc. to chip seal an assortment of areas within the city.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

Rick Martin moved to approve $107,050.00 for APAC Shears to Asphalt portions of Union, S Washington, Main and Garfield Streets.  The motion was seconded by Betty Nelson.  There was much discussion about E. Garfield being an “unimproved” street and to asphalt it would go against city policy. The motion passed by roll call vote with Becky Anderson voting no and all others voting yes.

 

Public Safety – ORDINANCE 4917 – AMENDING FEE SCHEDULE FOR EMS SERVICES – Rick Martin moved to adopt Ordinance 4917 – increasing the run fees for EMS.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION – Betty Nelson moved to enter Executive Session to discuss land purchase to include the City Administrator for 15 minutes.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.  Executive session began at 8:07 p.m. and ended at 8:22 p.m.  No action taken as a result of the session.

 

Purchase Order Ordinance - Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4916.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4914 & 4915.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Other

 

Adjournment – Rick Martin moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

 

 


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