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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

February 01, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes

 

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

Absent – Betty Nelson & Rick Martin

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Tim Berggren, Gary Shogren, Tim Dunn, Holly Lofton, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Dan Carr, Bill Gusenius, Larry Lindgren, Amy Habiger, Kelley Hrabe, Scott & Susan Achenbach

 

 

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

 

 

Public Input – Susan Achenbach, co-chair of the Sesquicentennial Committee, was present to give council an update on the activities and plans for the 2019 celebration.

 

Amendment to the Agenda – Mayor Taylor recommended moving the Bethany College Debt Forgiveness to the February 15th meeting in order to give full council the opportunity to take part in the discussion.  Becky Anderson moved to move the topic to February 15th.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor shared a card of thanks he received from Bethany College for the recent efforts of the city on behalf of the college.  He also thanked council members and staff who attended Local Government Day in Topeka.  The League Conference for 2016 will be held in Overland Park, KS in October and the mayor asked for a preliminary head count of those interested in attending.

 

Consent Agenda – Becky Anderson moved to approve the consent agenda that includes the minutes of the January 18, 2016 regular meeting, Purchase Order Ordinance 4963, Payroll Ordinance 4962 and the appointment of Erica Kruckenberg to the CVB Advisory Board.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote. 

 

Planning & Zoning – ORDINANCE 4964 – 216 HARRISON – Emile Gallant moved to adopt Ordinance 4964 which rezones the property located at 216 Harrison to C-3 General Business District.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

New Business – FIRE TRUCK REPAIR - In the Spring of 2014 one of the Fire Trucks received damage to it when it was being put away at the Safety Center. A police report was generated but the damage was never fixed as it did not impede the use of the truck and filing a claim was below the deductible.  This particular truck sees a lot of use for public events and there is a request to fix the fender and purchase a new hubcap as it is the only tire on the truck without one. The Company where the truck was purchased was contacted and a price was provided for the parts. Staff will be able to install.

Becky Anderson moved to approve the purchase of parts and shipping from Rosenbauer, the Real Wheels Front Cover and Spartan Fenderette for an amount not to exceed $1,263.34.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

  

EMT CLASS – There were originally 10 people signed up for the EMT Class but 2 dropped out.  Each student is billed tuition at $1,113.00 and textbooks are $242.20 each. The total cost of tuition for the EMT Class is $8,904.00 and the total for text books is $1,695.40.  Emile Gallant moved to approve a total of $10,599.40 to Hutchinson Community College to cover costs for the EMT Class tuition and text books.  Motion seconded by Blaine Heble and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

RESOLUTION 05-16 – HOUSING TAX CREDIT APPLICATION - Prairie Fire Development Group of Kansas City, Missouri has approached the City with a plan to build and operate 24 units of work force family housing on property recently annexed into the community. Primary funding for the project will come from the sale of tax credits made available through a Kansas Housing Resource Corporation (KHRC) program. Application to KHRC by Prairie Fire will be made in February, and requires a Resolution of Support from the City, which is attached for consideration. Awards will be announced in late-spring, and if successful, Prairie Fire will begin land-planning and infrastructure development in the summer of 2016.  The construction of low- to moderate-income duplexes will represent a significant step forward in ongoing efforts to provide affordable housing for current and future residents of Lindsborg.  The project also creates opportunities to create additional residential development on the remaining portion of the 20-acre tract, adding much-needed buildable lots to the short supply currently available.  Emile Gallant moved to adopt Resolution 05-16.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

IPAD QUOTES - At the January 4, 2016, Council meeting, a bid was awarded to CDWG for 16 iPad Air 2’s at $382.99 for a total of $6,127.84. When the order was placed, we were informed they could not honor the quote and the price would be $467.66 each for a total of $7,482.56. In reviewing the original quote there was no guarantee how long the price would be honored.  Due to the significant change in price, new quotes were solicited. Following are the quotes: CDWG $467.66/each $7,482.56 Total; B&H Photo & Video $473.69/each $7,579.04 Total; Amazon $418.99/each $6,703.84 Total.  There is no charge for shipping for any of the quotes.  Additionally, 16 cases for the iPad Air 2 were approved in the amount of $559.84 from CDWG.  Upon learning the iPad quote would not be honored, the order for the cases was withdrawn and found another vendor, HD Accessory. The new case ordered was a 360 Smart Rotary Leather Case at $10 each, total with shipping $185.56, saving $414.28. An additional cost of $162.72 is required to purchase the 16 iPad Air 2’s. This is due to the cost savings of purchasing a less costly Smart Cover for the iPads.  David Higbee moved to approve the purchase of 16 iPad Air 2’s from Amazon at $418.99 each and approve the additional encumbrance of $162.72 for the purchase.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

LEADERSHIP KANSAS NOMINATIONS - CVB Director Holly Lofton and City Administrator Greg DuMars have been nominated to participate in Leadership Kansas. This is a competitive application process and over 500 applications are received for 40 available slots. This is a statewide program providing leadership training that emphasizes skills and development. The class has training at 6 different locations across the state, plus an initial orientation session. The tuition is $1500, plus the cost of travel and lodging. The question for discussion is whether the City would be willing to sponsor either the CVB Director or the City Administrator if either one of them were selected to participate in the 2016 Leadership Kansas program.  Becky Anderson moved to approve $1,500 plus travel and lodging expenses to sponsor a City of Lindsborg participant in the 2016 Leadership Kansas Program if selected.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Executive Session – none

 

Other – The City Administrator shared information about a company hauling wind turbine blades & equipment will be detouring through the city in February because the clearance on the Wells Fargo Bridge over I-135 is too low.

 

Adjournment - Meeting adjourned at 7:07 p.m.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk



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