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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

July 6, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes

 

 

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

Absent

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Tim Berggren, Holly Lofton, Larry Lindgren, Dan Carr, Kate Elliott, Gary Shogren, Tim Dunn, Bill Gusenius, Amy Habiger, David O’Dell, Norm Hope & Pastor Cooper

 

 

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

Invocation was given by Pastor Cooper of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

 

Public Input – Mayor Taylor noted for the viewing audience that council meetings will now be on the first and third Mondays of each month.

 

Amendments to the Agenda – None

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor thanked the 4th of July celebration planners for their efforts.  He also mentioned the citizens, city employees and council members for their continued efforts to help Lindsborg grow and change to meet the growing needs of our citizens.

 

            JULY MEETINGS – The 2016 Budget meeting will be on July 13th at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers.

 

Consent Agenda – Rick Martin moved to approve the consent agenda that includes the minutes of the June 1, 2015 regular council meeting, Purchase Order Ordinance 4926 and Payroll Ordinances 4924 & 4925.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Planning & Zoning – None

 

Old Business – None

 

New Business – 2014 AUDIT – David Higbee moved to approve the 2014 Audit as completed by David A. O’Dell, CPA, LLC.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed.

 

BILLBOARD RENEWAL/WRAP REPLACEMENT – Betty Nelson moved to approve the contract with Luminous Neon, Inc. and to pay $1,344.00 for four months of rental costs.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

VISITOR GUIDES – Corey Peterson moved to approve the purchase of 10,000 Visitor guides from Mennonite Press in the amount of $3,548.76.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

CONCRETE CORE DRILL – Rick Martin moved to approve the purchase of a concrete core drill from Coy Construction in the amount of $2,210.00.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

EXPRESSION SWING – Rick Martin moved to approve the purchase of two expression swings and one frame from Cunningham Recreation in the amount of $3,312.02.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

STREET DEPARTMENT HVAC – Rick Martin moved to approve the purchase of an HVAC unit from Royal Flush, LLC in the amount of $2,770.93 for the Street Department.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

DOWNTOWN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT – LIGHT POLE FOUNDATION – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of $4,745.33 (the city portion of the additional cost of installing the light pole foundation.)  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

CAMERA SYSTEM – Betty Nelson moved to approve the purchase of a camera system for the police department and city hall from Hopp Sound & Electric in the amount of $8,920.00.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Executive Session – PERSONNEL MATTERS OF NON-ELECTED PERSONNEL – Rick Martin moved to enter Executive Session to discuss non-elected personnel to include the city administrator and city attorney for 10 minutes.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.  Session began at 7:00 p.m. and ended at 7:10 p.m.  No action taken.

 

Adjournment – Rick Martin moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:11 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

            



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