October 3, 2016 –
Members Present –Rick Martin, Kelley
Menke, Betty Nelson, David Higbee, Mark Friesen, Blaine Heble, Corey Peterson
& Bill Taylor
Absent – Emile Gallant
Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry
Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Gary Shogren, Kate Elliott, Holly Lofton, Larry
Lindgren, Dan Carr, Tim Dunn, Amy Habiger, Martha Danielson, David Worthington
& Kyle Sundell
meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Public Input – None
Amendments to the
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor
congratulated Holly Lofton, CVB Director, on her graduation from Leadership
Kansas. The ceremony will be in Topeka
on October 28th. Holly then
spoke briefly of her experience in the program.
Mayor Taylor then announced the retirement reception for David Reiswig being
held on October 7, 2016 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.
Mayor spoke of the continued struggles with racism and hate speech in the
community and encouraged attendance at a showing of the film “Not in Our Town”
on Monday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m. in Messiah Lutheran Church.
Consent Agenda – Betty Nelson moved
to approve the consent agenda that includes the minutes of the September 19,
2016, regular meeting, Payroll Ordinances 5012 and Purchase Order Ordinance 5013. Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Appointments – Betty Nelson moved
to approve the appointment of Kyle Sundell to the Emergency Medical
Service. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and
passed. Rick Martin moved to
approve the appointment of Alexander Brooks, David Worthington and Eric
Kruckenberg to the Lindsborg Fire Department.
Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed.
Planning & Zoning
Old Business – None
New Business – BUDGET TRANSFER – Betty
Nelson moved to approve the transfer of $30,000 from the Street Department
Capital Budget fund to the Police Department Personnel Expense fund to cover
the cost of additional patrol on and around the Bethany
College campus through the end of the calendar year. Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed with
Corey Peterson abstaining and all others voting yes.
BUILDING – NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD – Rick Martin moved to approve the Notice
of Intent to Award for the EMS building to Wiens Construction contingent upon
value engineering the project to a construction amount no greater than
$700,000. If the City must terminate the
Intent to Award, they agree to pay Wiens Construction as sum of $10,000.00 Motion
seconded by Blaine Heble and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
MANIKIN – Betty Nelson moved to approve $1,695.76 to purchase a manikin and ECG
Code Simulator from BoundTree Medical for EMS & Fire training. Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT – Blaine Heble moved to approve the purchase of
three sets of Personal Protective Equipment from Municipal Emergence Services
in the amount of $4,637.94. Motion
seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
STREET NAME SIGN BIDS – Rick Martin moved
to approve the purchase of street signs to meet the size and reflectivity requirements
from the MUTCD (Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices) at a cost of $954.00
from Barco Municipal Products. Motion
seconded by Kelley Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Executive Session – Rick Martin moved to
go into executive session for 15 minutes to discuss matters regarding the
purchase of real estate and to include the city administrator and return to
regular session at 7:20 p.m. Motion
seconded by David Higbee and passed. Council returned at 7:20 p.m. A special council meeting will be held on
Monday, October 10, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. on the topic of real estate purchase.
Reports – PUBLIC
WORKS – Public Works Director Tim Dunn addressed council on future planning for
after he retires in the spring of 2017. The
primary is regarding building permitting and inspections. Options include hiring a director who has
prior inspection experience which would be costly, borrowing inspectors from
neighboring communities or a new possibility of the League of Kansas
Municipalities partnering with IBTS to supply these services to cities in Kansas. Either way, the cost of building (permitting
and inspections) will go up. As time
gets closer, this topic will be a study session for council.
& VISITORS BUREAU – Director Holly Lofton reported that the JOS Conference
Center has been hiring Bethany students to fill staff positions as events pick
up coming into the fall and winter seasons.
They are also providing recommendations to the cleaning company they
have contracted with on a few items that need attention. Holly is almost finished with the new
billboard advertising artwork and has been contacted
by Horizon magazine to do a feature on Lindsborg. It is a bit too expensive for the budget this
year but they hope to include Lindsborg next year.
SAFETY – Director Tim Berggren updated council on the recent hiring of Angela
Oestman as the Administrative Assistant for Public Safety. He noted that she is very intelligent and is
beginning to make the position her own.
She has a technology background so has been quick to understand the
various programs that are specific to law enforcement and has been very helpful
with the recent computer upgrades. He
also reported that the Fire Department roster is up to 26 right now. The maximum they can have 30 but they don’t
look to add any more until next year.
EMS is also doing well in that they are increasing their numbers as
well. When they have a larger pool of
volunteers, it helps keep the burnout rate lower.
Other - none
Adjournment – Betty Nelson moved
to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded
by Rick Martin and passed. The meeting
adjourned at 7:43 p.m.