LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
April 3, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
Members Present – Betty Nelson, Rick Martin, David Higbee, Blaine Heble, Emile Gallant,
Mark Friesen, Corey Peterson
Absent – Kelley Menke & Bill Taylor
Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Holly Lofton, Tim Berggren, Gary
Shogren, Larry Lindgren, Kate Elliott, Chris Lindholm, Bill Gusenius, Dan Carr,
Martha Danielson &
The meeting was called
to order at 6:30 p.m. by Council President, Rick Martin, and the Pledge of
Allegiance was said.
Public Input – none
Amendments to the Agenda – none
Mayor’s Report – Council received an invitation from Bethany College President to attend
the Messiah with a meal following.
The CIP meeting is set
for Thursday, April 13th at 5:30 p.m.
Greg DuMars read a
proclamation in honor of Björn-Olov Hallberg, former mayor of our sister city,
Munkfors, Sweden and friend of Lindsborg who recently passed away.
Consent Agenda – David Higbee moved to approve the minutes of the March 20, 2017 regular
council meeting, Payroll Ordinance 5038 and Purchase Order Ordinance 5039. Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Appointments – Mayor Taylor has recommended the appointment of
Marian Lindshield to the Lindsborg Housing Authority Board. Betty Nelson moved to approve the
appointment. Motion seconded by Emile
Gallant and passed.
Planning & Zoning – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 5040 which
rezones the property at 131 S. 3rd from R-1, Single Family Dwelling
District to R-2, Two Family Dwelling District.
Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call
Old Business – none
New Business – OFFICIAL CITY NEWSPAPER – David Higbee moved to designate the Lindsborg
News Record as the official newspaper for purposes of legal publications. Motion seconded by Blaine Heble and passed.
OFFICIAL CITY DEPOSITORIES - Annually
the City must name the official depositories for city funds. Staff recommends
that the following financial institutions be named as official depositories: Peoples
Bank and Trust, Farmers State Bank, First Bank Kansas, Bank of Tescott &
the Kansas Municipal Investment Pool.
Emile Gallant moved to approve the staff recommendations for official
depositories. Motion seconded by David
Higbee and passed.
SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE REQUEST – Blaine Heble moved to approve the
concept idea for the addition of the logo to the J O Sundstrom building. Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed
with Betty Nelson abstaining.
PERSONNELL POLICY - Proposed are
a revision to the Personnel Call Back Policy and the addition of leave for
victims of domestic violence or victim of sexual assault. The only change in the
Call Back Policy is increasing the emergency call back pay from $60 to $90 for
up to two hours of work. The call back pay of $60 was established in 2007. The addition of Section VII-9 Discrimination,
retaliation prohibited, time off for certain purposes; documentation required;
confidentiality of information; limitations on time off, provides for leave and
protection for victims of domestic violence and victims of sexual assault. This
section of policy also brings the City of Lindsborg’s Personnel Policy in compliance
with K.S.A. 44-1132. David Higbee moved to approve the policy changes with the
addition of changing the work “must” with “is expected to” in Section VI-9
a. Motion seconded by Blaine Heble and
Executive Session - no
Department Head Reports – CVB/SUNDSTROM – Director Holly Lofton noted that
considerable time has been spent updating technology on the website and the
PUBLIC SAFETY – Chief
Berggren noted that the fire department has been going through their equipment
making sure all is functioning properly, brought a body camera for council to
see and shared first quarter statistics on runs for Fire, EMS & Police.
PUBLIC WORKS – Director
Chris Lindholm thanked council for their trust in appointing him as the new
director for Public Works, stating that he had a good group of guys and is
looking forward to projects ahead. State
Street is coming along, just need a few days of dry weather. Olsson Street project starts the second week
Other – 1. Kathy Peterson has submitted her letter of intent to retire on
2. The City
Administrator shared deadline dates for the fall elections of the mayor and
Adjournment - David Higbee moved to adjourn the
meeting. Motion seconded by Emile
Gallant and passed. Meeting adjourned at