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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

April 4, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes

 

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

Absent – Blaine Heble

Others Present – Tim Berggren, Gary Shogren, Kate Elliott, Bill Gusenius, Larry Lindgren, Amy Habiger, Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Dunn, Dan Carr, Darrin Dohrman, Jeff Waugh, Kevin Fately, Joe Hulse, Casey Law, Scott & Susan Achenbach

 

 

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

The Invocation was given by Pastor Waugh.

 

 

Public Input – Joe Hulse asked why he was not notified of the public hearing he had requested.

 

 

Hearing 240 Cole Street – Casey Law, representing the Roxbury Bank, notified Council that the bank had filed suit against Joe Hulse regarding the property at 240 Cole on April 1, 2016.  Mr. Hulse has 20 days from date of service to remedy the situation.  This suit could last several months.  The hearing was closed at 6:42 p.m.

 

 

Amendment to the Agenda – There will be a Cereal Malt Beverage Application addressed during item #13 - Other.

 

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor reminded council of the retreat this weekend and to return the answers to Mr. Divine.  He noted that the topic of the required fencing at the Riverside Mobile Home Park is being researched by staff and will be brought before council soon.  Also he gave a reminder of the upcoming April meetings.

 

 

Consent Agenda Betty Nelson moved to approve the consent agenda that includes the minutes of the March 21, 2016 regular meeting, Purchase Order Ordinance 4976, Payroll Ordinances 4975.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote. 

 

 

Planning & Zoning – no items

 

  

Old Business – no items

 

 

New Business – RESOLUTION 08-16 – 240 COLE – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Resolution 08-16 ordering the abatement of premises nuisance at 240 Cole Street.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

FOOT GOLF – Recreation Director, Kate Elliott presented information about introducing “Footgolf” at the Lindsborg Golf Course.  Rick Martin moved to approve funds in the amount of $4,500 for implementation of Footgolf at the Lindsborg Golf Course through the USFGA.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant.  After more discussion by council, David Higbee moved to table the item until the next meeting.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and failed by a vote of 2 yes votes and 5 no votes.  The original motion passed by roll call vote of 6 yes votes and Corey Peterson voting no.

 

 

DIVING BOARD – Betty Nelson moved to approve the purchase of a diving board for the high dive from Larry Arlan at a cost of $2,325.00.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin                           and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

POOL FURNITURE – Emile Gallant moved to approve the purchase of 20 chairs and 5 tables for the pool patio area from Arlan Company in the amount of $1,395.00 plus shipping.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

WORK ORDER SYSTEM – Becky Anderson moved to approve the purchase of an electronic work order system for electric, water and wastewater from SEMS Technologies in the amount of $5,625.00.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

CITY HALL PAINTING BIDS – The exterior of City Hall is budgeted to be painted in 2016.  It has been in excess of 20 years since it was last painted.  Betty Nelson moved to approve $17,000.00 for Atlas Painting, Inc. to paint the exterior of City Hall.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

OFFICIAL CITY NEWSPAPER – David Higbee moved to approve the designation of the Lindsborg News Record as the Official Newspaper for all legal publications for the City.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

  

OFFICIAL CITY DEPOSITORIES – Rick Martin moved to approve the designation of Peoples Bank and Trust, Farmers State Bank, First Bank Kansas, Bank of Tescott and the Kansas Municipal Investment Pool as official city depositories.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.

 

 

ANNEXATION ORDINANCE 4972 – 216 HARRISON – David Higbee moved to adopt Ordinance 4972 annexing a 40x200 parcel adjacent to 216 Harrison.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

RURAL HOUSING INCENTIVE DISTRICT – Staff presented highlights from the Housing Assessment Tool Report which will be presented to the Housing Interagency Advisory Committee as the first step in establishing a Rural Housing Incentive District for a proposed Low Income Housing Tax Credit residential development.  No action required.

 

 

ORDINANCE 4973 – DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK ENHANCEMENT ORDINANCE – Community Development has been working with the Ad Hoc Roundtable Group to amend the current sidewalk seating licensing policy. Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 4973.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

ORDINANCE 4974 – AMENDING THE FEE SCHEDULE FOR DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK ENHANCEMENT – Rick Martin moved to adopt Ordinance 4974, amending the fee schedule for sidewalk streetscape enhancement permits.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

SUNDSTROM MANAGEMENT CONTRACT – Becky Anderson moved to approve the contract with Amy Habiger, dba Yours Truly Gifts & Events, as presented at a cost of $5,333.33 monthly.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT GENERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE - Becky Anderson moved to approve $1,689.25 for Central Power Systems to perform a load bank test and inspection on the plant generator.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

  

U-TURN SIGNAGE – There was discussion about no U-turn signs in the downtown area.  The result was to ask the Public Safety Director to review the sign regulations and bring back to council next meeting.

 

 

Executive Session – NON-ELECTED PERSONNELL – Rick Martin moved to enter executive session with the City Administrator and City Attorney to discuss non-elected personnel for 10 minutes, to return to session at 8:35 p.m.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.  Council returned at 8:35 p.m. and took no action.

 

 

Department Head Reports – PUBLIC WORKS – Tim Dunn gave a brief update on the sectionalizing fuse study and the proposed action to remedy the situation.

 

CVB/SUNDSTROM – Holly Lofton gave an update on activity at the Sundstrom and updates on tours and advertising from the CVB.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY – Chief Berggren gave an update on the recent auto burglaries.

 

 

Other – CMB APPLICATION – BRICKHOUSE GRILL – Rick Martin moved to approve the application for CMB at the Brickhouse Grill.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

 

Adjournment – Betty Nelson moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 8:51 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

 

 

 



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