July 05, 2016 – 6:30
Members Present – David Higbee,
Emile Gallant, Blaine Heble, Betty Nelson, Rick Martin, Becky Anderson, Kelley
Menke & Bill Taylor
Absent – Corey Peterson
Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry
Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Gary Shogren, Kate Elliott, Tim Dunn, Holly
Lofton, Bill Gusenius, Larry Lindgren, Amy Habiger, Dan Carr, Sue Schlagel,
Maleta Forsberg, Duane Fredrickson, Christy Mai, Cooper Mai, Danielle
Hollingshead & David Carlson
meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Invocation was given by Pastor David Carlson.
Public Input – Sue Schlagle,
representing Prairie Trails Scenic Byways, gave an update on the group’s progress.
Amendment to the
– No amendments
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor reminded
council to contact the City Administrator if you plan to attend the National
League of Cities Conference by July 15.
Council decided on July 11 as the date for a 2017 budget work
session. Please note the other July
meetings in the packet. Mayor Taylor
offered congratulations to the planners and volunteers for a great Independence
Consent Agenda – Rick Martin moved
to approve the consent agenda that includes the minutes of the June 20, 2016
regular meeting, Purchase Order Ordinance 4994 and Payroll Ordinances 4993. Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Planning & Zoning – ORDINANCE 4995 –
C-2 CHANGE WITH SPECIAL USE PERMIT – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Ordinance
4995 which allows child care facilities in the C-2 Business District with a
Special Use Permit. Motion seconded by Kelley
Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Old Business – none
New Business - 2015
City of Lindsborg Audit – Danielle Hollingshead, of Adams, Brown, Beran &
Ball, presented an overview of the 2015 Audit.
There were no significant findings in the audit. Betty Nelson moved to approve the 2015 City
of Lindsborg Audit as presented. Motion
seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
DS&O MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT - Betty Nelson moved to
approve the Mutual Aid Agreement with DS&O Electric Cooperative. Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.
– There was no
Reports – CVB – Holly Lofton updated council on JOS Conference Center bookings
and events for the year to date and a look ahead to 2017. She also updated members on tour activities
for the year.
Public Safety – Chief Berggren updated council on the
status of the Public Safety building and some repair that will be
required. Additionally, the Fire
Department is looking at putting the air hoses overhead in the bay area rather
than on the floor.
Public Works – Tim Dunn informed council of needed maintenance
on the water tower at Main & Swensson.
There are other options available and he asked if council was interested
in his investigating alternatives. They
indicated he should pursue additional information.
Other – The weeds and
assorted yard items at 121 N Pine were brought to the attention of code
Adjournment – Betty Nelson moved
to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded
by Rick Martin and passed. Meeting
adjourned at 7:37 p.m.
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC