October 19, 2015 –
Members Present – Rick Martin, Betty
Nelson, Kelley Menke, David Higbee, Emile Gallant, Corey Peterson, Blaine Heble & Mayor Bill Taylor
Absent – Becky Anderson
Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry
Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Larry Lindgren, Dan Carr, Kate Elliott, Gary
Shogren, Tim Dunn, Bruce Buchannan, Jan Buchannan, Amy Habiger & Casey Law
meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Public Input – None
Amendment to the
– Mayor Taylor added the appointment of Judy Murphy to fill a vacancy on the
Library Board to the consent agenda.
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor thanked
everyone who helped provide a great Hyllningsfest weekend. The weather cooperated and it was a great
event for the community. He specifically
thanked all city departments for their extra work pre, during and post festival. He read a card of thanks from the Ad Hoc
business roundtable group.
was given to council of the LKM Regional Suppers coming up next week. Let Jerry know if you wish to attend.
Consent Agenda – Betty Nelson moved
to approve the consent agenda that includes the minutes of the October 5, 2015
regular meeting, Purchase Order Ordinance 4947 and Payroll Ordinance 4946 and
the appointment of Judy Murphy to the Library Board. Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Planning & Zoning – No report but the
joint meeting with council is October 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sundstrom
Old Business – Sundstrom Conference
Center Stairwell Carpet – Betty Nelson moved to remove this item from
the table. Motion seconded by David
Higbee and passed. After a review of the
clarification on the bids, Betty Nelson moved to approve the bid from Sunflower
Carpet and Tile in the amount of $2,116.53.
Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed by roll call vote.
New Business – HEARING REQUEST –
240 COLE STREET - A notice of violations under the Environmental Code was sent
to Roxbury Bank for the property located at 240 Cole Street, Lindsborg. Under
the Environmental Code, the property owner is given 10 days to remediate the
violations or request a hearing. On October 13, 2015, the City Clerk received a
letter from the bank’s legal counsel requesting a hearing. David Higbee moved to hold the hearing
requested on November 2, 2015. Motion
seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.
4945 – KEEPING CHICKENS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS - At the last Council Meeting
during public input two citizens requested a change that would allow chickens
(egg laying hens) to be kept at a residence. The current Ordinance requires
that all chickens in the City limits be at a distance of 200 feet from the
nearest residence which eliminates the possibility to have chickens for most residents. At the request of City Council an Ordinance
change was put together for consideration and discussion involving chickens
(egg laying hens).
Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 4945.
Motion seconded by David Higbee.
After discussion by council for additional revisions, Emile moved to
forward the item to the November 2, 2015 regular council meeting. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.
PARKING – 600 BLOCK OF NORTH MAIN STREET - A request from the Police Department to look at permanent
“NO PARKING” signs in the 600 block of North Main Street on the west side.
Currently part of this block is posted through the area of the Water Tower. Due
to traffic flow issues the Police Department wants to limit parking to the east
side of the street through the entire block.
In the City of Lindsborg Comprehensive Plan, Main Street is classified
as a collector street. The Comprehensive
Community Plan, City of Lindsborg, Kansas, states for collector streets, “The
function of the collector street is to collect traffic from the local streets
and distribute it to the arterial streets. Land access is a secondary function,
parking should be controlled and design should emphasize traffic movement.
Gallant moved to approve the
permanent posting of “NO PARKING” signs for the entire west side of the 600
block of North Main Street. Motion
seconded by Kelley Menke and passed.
CARD SCANNERS - Effective October 1, 2015, there was a change in credit card
processing. The city must upgrade its equipment to be able to scan credit cards
with the new EMV “chip” technology. Using
the current equipment, if there is a fraudulent charge placed through the
equipment, the liability rests on the city rather than the issuing bank. The
company that the city uses to process credit/debit cards (ETS) and our current
financial software company (Incode) recommends the ISC 250
card terminal. The price of this scanner is $649. There are two computers at the
front counter that are used for financial transactions so will require two
scanners. Betty Nelson moved to approve
the purchase of two scanners from ETS at a cost of $1,298.00. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
LEAGUE OF CITIES VOTING DELEGATE – David Higbee nominated Rick Martin as the
voting delegate and was seconded by Blaine Heble and passed. Rick Martin nominated David Higbee and Becky
Anderson as the first and second alternate voting delegates. Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed.
Executive Session – none
Other – the parking signs
on North 2nd Street are down.
Adjournment – Rick Martin moved
to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded
by David Higbee and passed. Meeting
adjourned at 7:00 p.m.