LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
April 17, 2017 – 6:30
Members Present – Betty Nelson, David
Higbee, Blaine Heble, Emile Gallant, Mark Friesen, Corey Peterson, Kelley Menke
& Bill Taylor
Absent – Rick Martin
Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry
Lovett-Sperling, Holly Lofton, Tim Berggren, Gary Shogren, Larry Lindgren, Kate
Elliott, Chris Lindholm, Bill Gusenius & Dan Carr
meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Taylor and the Pledge of
Allegiance was said.
Public Input – none
Amendments to the
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor expressed
his thanks to all who were involved in the Holy Week activities at Bethany
College and throughout the Lindsborg community.
accepted the resignation of Council Member Kelley Menke and thanked her for her
years of service on the council and to the citizens of Lindsborg.
Shogren read a proclamation for Arbor Day.
Consent Agenda – Betty Nelson moved to
approve the minutes of the April 3, 2017 regular council meeting, Payroll
Ordinance 5041 and Purchase Order Ordinance 5042. Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Planning & Zoning –
Old Business – SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE REQUEST – David
Higbee moved to approve the logo design with the box around the wording for the
J O Sundstrom building. Motion seconded
by Kelley Menke and passed with Betty Nelson abstaining.
New Business – SUNDSTROM MANAGEMENT
CONTRACT – 30 DAY EXTENSION – Emile Gallant moved to approve extending the
existing agreement with Yours Truly LLC to expire on May 31, 2017, at a cost of
$5,333.33, to allow for continued management services at the Sundstrom
Conference Center and to allow for continued negotiations on a new agreement. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
WATER VALVE VAULT REBUILD – There is a
valve located in a valve vault at the southwest corner of town that is used to
control the flow of water as it comes to town from the country tower. Because of the continual open / closed
operation the valve requires some routine maintenance. In 2007, the valve was
torn down and inspected, the main diaphragm looked good and was not replaced at
that time. This year because of the age of the valve it was decided it would be
best to replace the diaphragm and associated parts to ensure its continued
reliable service. Betty Nelson moved to
approve the quote from B&B Services in the amount of $1,430.25 to rebuild
the Clow valve located in the valve vault.
Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call
WESTERN AREA POWER ADMINISTRATION (WAPA)
INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN – Every 5 years the City of Lindsborg is required to
file an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with the Western Area Power
Administration (WAPA). Attached is the beginning draft of the IRP along with
supporting documentation. The purpose of presenting the early draft is to
gather input on future power supply. The City’s current contract with Westar
Energy is a full requirements contract and expires May 31, 2020. Input is sought on whether there are any
specific types of resources desired for future power supply, length of terms
for future power supply and whether the City want to consider having its own
generation. Discussion item only.
GOLF CART LEASE - This is to approve the
current golf cart lease for another year. We have signed a 5-year lease for
$7,500 good through 2019 through Kansas Golf and Turf in Wichita, KS. Kelley Menke moved to approve $7,500 to
Kansas Golf and Turf for lease of golf carts for the Lindsborg Municipal Golf
Course. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Executive Session - none
Department Head Reports
RECREATION – Kate Elliott updated council on summer staffing, possible 3x3
basketball, and the status of the golf course.
DEVELOPMENT/PARKS – Gary Shogren noted that mowing in the city parks is ramping
up, guiding the Masonic Lodge to work with the dog park project and news on the
band shell painting for the summer production.
– Larry Lindgren updated council on the first quarter 2017 financial analysis.
Other – none
Adjournment – David Higbee moved to
adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by
Emile Gallant and passed. Meeting
adjourned at 7:26 p.m.