April 18, 2016 – 6:30
Members Present – David Higbee,
Emile Gallant, Corey Peterson, Kelley Menke, Betty Nelson, Becky Anderson, Blaine
Heble, Rick Martin & Bill Taylor
Others Present – Tim Berggren, Gary
Shogren, Kate Elliott, Bill Gusenius, Larry Lindgren, Amy Habiger, Holly
Lofton, Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Dunn, Dan Carr & Joe Hulse
meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Public Input – Joe Hulse was
present and asked why there was a tire dump allowed downtown. Mayor Taylor stated that staff would look in
to it and respond.
Hearing 315 E Lincoln
Street Property– Mayor
Taylor opened the hearing and Chief Berggren gave a review of events which led
up to the issuance of the nuisance violation letter. Mr. Hulse asked several questions of the
Chief. It was noted that there had been
5 citizen complaints and the hearing was recessed to allow Mr. Hulse to read
the complaints. The hearing recessed at
6:48 p.m. and reopened at 6:57 p.m. and
Amendment to the
– Under “Other” there will be added a permit for the Midsummer’s Festival beer
garden and the issue of overnight parking on Main Street.
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor stated
that he had received a letter from the Golf Course Advisory Board that he had
distributed to council members. He also
reminded everyone of the upcoming “Lindsborg In Bloom” event. It was determined that the Council CIP/Budget
meeting will be on Tuesday, April 26th at 5:30 p.m. David Higbee moved to approve the Arbor Day
Proclamation that was read by Gary Shogren.
Motion was seconded by Rick Martin and passed.
Consent Agenda – Rick Martin moved to
approve the consent agenda that includes the minutes of the April 4, 2016
regular meeting, Purchase Order Ordinance 4979, Payroll Ordinances 4978. Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Planning & Zoning – no items
Old Business – NO U-TURN SIGNS – David
Higbee moved to remove the U-turn signs from downtown. Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.
New Business – RESOLUTION 09-16 –
315 E LINCOLN STREET – Rick Martin moved to adopt Resolution 09-16
relating to code violations at that location with the item “old vehicle tires”
removed from the resolution. Motion
seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
COVER BID – Becky Anderson moved to approve the purchase of 98 cutout covers,
aka “critter covers” to keep animals from shorting out power lines from Kriz
Davis in the amount of $1,673.84. Motion
seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
4977 – OFFICIAL STREET TREE LIST – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 4977
which designates approved species for street trees. Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Executive Session – none
– COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – Gary Shogren gave an update on the recent
notification of the grant for the trail extension.
– Kate Elliott gave an update on the expansion of foot golf at the golf course
and invited all council to the Kick-Off event on April 29th at 6:00
– Greg DuMars reviewed the Quarterly Financias Statement Analysis.
Other – TEMPORARY CMB PERMIT
– The Midsummers Day Committee has requested a permit for a beer garden in
Riverside Park. Betty Nelson moved to
approve the permit for the Midsummers Day Committee. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.
PARKING SIGNS DOWNTOWN – There was no action on this item and will be added to
the next meeting agenda.
Adjournment – Betty Nelson moved
to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded
by Rick Martin and passed. The meeting
adjourned at 7:31 p.m.