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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

August 1, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes

 

Members Present – Emile Gallant, Blaine Heble, Betty Nelson, Rick Martin, Kelley Menke, David Higbee & Bill Taylor (one vacancy)

Absent – Corey Peterson

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Gary Shogren, Kate Elliott, Tim Dunn, Holly Lofton, Bill Gusenius, Larry Lindgren, Dan Carr, Amy Habiger, Chris Lindholm, Shannon Wilson, Gerald Berggren & Bret Shogren

 

 

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

Invocation was given by Pastor Gerald Berggren. 

 

Public Input – Liberty National Insurance – Jennifer Dials presented information on optional supplemental insurance for employees.

 

Amendments to the Agenda – none

 

Mayor’s Report –Happy to note that the EMS building is finally underway.  Don’t forget to Vote August 2, 2016.  In these very hot days ahead, please remember to watch out and check on your neighbors for their safety.  And please remember to RECYCLE!!!

 

Consent Agenda – Kelley Menke moved to approve the consent agenda that includes the minutes of the July 18, 2016, regular meeting, Purchase Order Ordinance 5003 and Payroll Ordinance 4999.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote. 

 

Planning & Zoning – no items   

 

Old Business – no items

 

New Business – SEWER LINE CLEANING – Rick Martin moved to approve funds not to exceed $9,000 for the cleaning and televising of sanitary sewer lines by Mayer Specialty Services.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

AUDIT SERVICES PROPOSAL – Betty Nelson moved to approve funds not to exceed $18,000 to Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball Chartered for the 2016 audit.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

MANAGED IT SERVICES PROPOSAL – Rick Martin moved to approve the contract with Reach Solutions for managed IT services in the amount of $3,215 per month and a one-time backup appliance fee of $3,149.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

PLAYGROUND MULCH PURCHASE – Emile Gallant moved to approve the purchase of 90 yards of playground mulch from Foster Wood Products in the amount of $2,155.50.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ORDINANCE 5000 – UNIFORM PUBLIC OFFENSE CODE – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 5000, the Uniform Public Offense Code.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ORDINANCE 5001 – STANDARD TRAFFIC CODE – Emile Gallant moved to adopt Ordinance 5001, the Standard Traffic Code.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ORDINANCE 5002 – AUTHORIZING STORMWATER DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS –   Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 5002, which authorizes and provides for the construction of stormwater drainage improvements in Lindsborg; and authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds of the city to pay the costs thereof.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

RESOLUTION 12-16 – AUTHORIZING THE OFFERING OF GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING & IMPROVEMENT BONDS –  Betty Nelson moved to adopt Resolution 12-16 authorizing the offering for sale of general obligation refunding and improvement bonds.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

  

Executive Session – REAL ESTATE PURCHASE – Rick Martin moved to go to executive session for 15 minutes to discuss matters related to the purchase of real estate and include the city attorney and the city administrator and return at 7:21 p.m.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.  Council returned at 7:21 p.m. and took no action.

 

 

Department Head Reports – PUBLIC WORKS – The public meetings on the new Westar substation will likely be in September.  There was some discussion on the new materials used for chip sealing on streets.  Chip sealing simply seals the subgrade from moisture and is not a “fix”.

 

PUBLIC WORKS – During this hottest part of the year, please be mindful of hot cars and it’s a good idea to keep vehicle doors locked so children cannot get inside and then be unable to get out.  Since permits are no longer required to carry a concealed weapon, Chief recommended that those interested get proper gun training.

 

 CVB – The “event” goal for the Sundstrom this year is 90 and there are currently 86 events scheduled.  There are already receiving bookings and inquiries for 2017.  The transient guest tax numbers are down and it is anticipated that they will be down 15 – 20 percent by year end.  Pokémon Go seems to be big in Lindsborg and will be looking at it for possible promotional options.

 

 

Other – no items

 

 

Adjournment - Rick Martin moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:36 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

 

 

 


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