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July 18, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes


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

Absent – David Higbee 

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Gary Shogren, Kate Elliott, Tim Dunn, Holly Lofton, Bill Gusenius, Larry Lindgren, Dan Carr, Angela Oestmann, Alexandria Meyer & Ryan Luppo


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


Public Input – None


Amendment to the Agenda – Add the introduction of the new Public Safety Administrative Assistant.


Mayor’s Report – None


Consent Agenda – Betty Nelson moved to approve the consent agenda that includes the minutes of the July 05, 2016 regular meeting, Purchase Order Ordinance 4998 and Payroll Ordinances 4996.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointment of Alexandria Meyer to the Emergency Medical Service.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed.  Public Safety Director, Tim Berggren, introduced Angela Oestmann as the new administrative assistant to the Public Safety Department.


Planning & Zoning – none


Old Business – none


New Business – ORDINANCE 4997 – INSURANCE PROCEEDS – Emile Gallant                moved to adopt Ordinance 4997 which amends the code to include all perils for damage to structures.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.


J O SUNDSTROM CLEANING CONTRACT – Rick Martin moved to approve the contract with JMH Cleaning Service in the amount of $100 per week for the remainder of 2016.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.


LIFT STATION PUMP REBUILD – Rick Martin moved to approve $3,780 for Johnson Electric to rebuild the Emerald Lake lift station pumps.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.



STORMWATER UTILITY- Betty Nelson moved to approve the proposal from Wilson & Co. for engineering services to explore the development of a stormwater utility feasibility study in the amount of $68,873.00.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.


Executive Session - none


Department Head Reports – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/PARKS – Gary Shogren gave an update on the AuBurn Pharmacy project; 240 Cole – no new development at this time; Prairie Fire Development was unsuccessful with tax credits but will apply again; housing starts are adding to our valuation base; Parks will be adding more mulch to play area and ventilation for the Riverside Park restrooms.


RECREATION – Director Kate Elliott gave an update on the pool slide situation and the report on the recent Camp Dala Days.  The slide will be addressed after the pool closes for the season and the camp continues to grow and expand activities.


ADMINISTRATION/FINANCE – City Administrator, Greg DuMars, updated council on the GO Refund and Improvement Bond and the financial statement analysis through June of 2016.


Other – Mayor Taylor expressed thanks to Becky Anderson for her 15 years of service to the City and citizens of Lindsborg.  She is moving out of the ward that she represents.


Adjournment – Betty Nelson moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,



Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk



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