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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

March 06, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes

 

Members Present – Betty Nelson, Rick Martin, David Higbee, Blaine Heble, Emile Gallant, Mark Friesen, Corey Peterson, Kelley Menke

 

Absent – Bill Taylor

 

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Gary Shogren, Larry Lindgren, Tim Dunn, Amy Habiger, Chris Lindholm, Bill Gusenius, Holly Lofton, Dan Carr, Kate Elliott, Ed Kenney, Horacio Aldrete, Joe Hulse & Pastor Steve Holmes 

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Council President Rick Martin and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.   Invocation was given by Pastor Steve Holmes.

 

 

Public Input – Joe Hulse asked council to investigate a bill he received for nuisance abatement that was not his property.

 

Police Chief Tim Berggren introduced new Police Officer, Horacio Aldrete.

 

Amendments to the Agenda – None

 

Mayor’s Report – President Martin asked everyone to keep the Allton family in their prayers after the death of their son Wade.

 

Council will have a study session on Monday, March 13 at 5:30p.m.

 

Consent Agenda – Betty Nelson moved to approve the minutes of the February 20, 2017 regular council meeting, Payroll Ordinance 5033 and Purchase Order Ordinance 5034.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Appointments – none

 

 

Planning & Zoning – no action needed. 

 

Old Business - none 

 

New Business – KMEA POSITION #1 – Emile Gallant moved to approve City Administrator Greg DuMars to represent Lindsborg as Director #1 on the KMEA Board of Directors.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed.

 

COMPUTER BIDS – As part of the continued program of upgrading computer hardware and software for the City, Emile Gallant moved to approve the bid from Reach Solutions in the amount of $16,823.00 for 10 HP desktops, 10 MS Office upgrades and an HP server.  Motion seconded by Corey Peterson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

COUNCIL MEETING LIVE STREAMING PROPOSAL - Kelley Menke moved to approve the Boxcast proposal for broadcast streaming equipment and service for a total 12 month cost of $1,699.86.   Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

IBTS AGREEMENT FOR INSPECTION SERVICES – David Higbee moved to approve the agreement with IBTS, Institute for Building Technology and Safety, for the future management of the City’s building inspection services. Those services would include Plan Review, Permitting, Inspections, GOVmotus software, and Property Maintenance/Code Enforcement.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

STANDPIPE MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT - The maintenance agreement from Utility Service Company for the City’s water standpipe at the wellfield is virtually the same agreement we have on the in-town tower with only the costs being different due to the size differential and the fact that this tower won’t need to be painted as soon as the in-town tower.  Under the agreement, the tank shall receive repairs prior to the end of Contract Year 2.  The tank shall receive an exterior renovation and interior renovation prior to the end of Contract Year 4. The first three (3) annual fees shall be $1,800.00 per Contract Year.  The annual fee for Contract Year 4 shall be $68,408.00 per Contract Year. The annual fee for Contract Year 5 shall be $7,240.00 per Contract Year. Each anniversary thereafter, the annual fee shall be adjusted to reflect the current cost of service. The adjustment of the annual fee shall be based on the Producer Price Index (PPI).  Emile Gallant moved to approve the maintenance agreement as proposed by Utility Service Company.  Motion seconded by Corey Peterson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

WEST SWENSSON STREET DITCH CLEANING PROPOSAL – Emile Gallant moved to approve the bid from Coy Construction to clean the West Swensson Street ditch in the amount not to exceed $1,500.00.  Motion seconded by Blaine Heble and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

CRITTER GUARDS - Emile Gallant moved to approve up to $1,800, plus sales tax and shipping for the purchase of Critter Guards from Power Equipment Sales Company.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT HANDGUNS – Emile Gallant moved to approve the purchase eight (8) Glock model 17 – Gen- IV 9mm semi-automatic handguns for a total of $1,452.00 from GT Distributors, Inc. and the purchase of seven (7) duty holsters from Chief Supply for $950.72 for a total cost of $2,402.72.  Motion seconded by Blaine Heble and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Executive Session - None

 

Department Head Reports – PUBLIC SAFETY- Chief Berggren noted that a resident had contacted him about his mail being stolen. 

 

PUBLIC WORKS – Director Tim Dunn updated council on the work being done on East State Street.  Work has slowed due to excessive moisture under the old tracks.

 

CVB/SUNDSTROM – Director Holly Lofton shared her thoughts after her visit to the Celebration Center in Lyons.  She also thanked Council and staff for their help at various times when help has been needed at the JOS.

 

Other - none

 

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

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

 


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