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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

May 1, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes

 

Members Present – Betty Nelson, Blaine Heble, Emile Gallant, Mark Friesen, Corey Peterson, & Bill Taylor

 

Absent – David Higbee & Rick Martin

 

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Holly Lofton, Tim Berggren, Gary Shogren, Larry Lindgren, Kate Elliott, Chris Lindholm, Pastor Bill Buschbom, Ed Kenney, Martha Danielson, Danielle Hollingshead, Amy Habiger & Dan Carr

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Taylor and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.  The Invocation was given by Pastor Bill Buschbom. 

 

Public Input – none

 

Amendments to the Agenda – none

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor thanked those involved with Lindsborg in Bloom.  A successful event even with the rain!  The council position for Ward 4 is open.  If anyone has a recommendation, please contact Mayor Taylor.  Triple A World Magazine featured Coronado Heights!   It is time to fill Citizen Committee vacancies.  If interested, contact City Hall.

 

Consent Agenda – Betty Nelson moved to approve the minutes of the April 17, 2017 regular council meeting, Payroll Ordinance 5043 and Purchase Order Ordinance 5044.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Appointments – Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointment of Sherry Jerome to the Emergency Medical Service.  Motion seconded by Blaine Heble and passed.

 

Planning & Zoning – no items

 

Old Business – AUTO SWITCH FOR GENERATOR – PUBLIC SAFETY – Emile Gallant moved to approve the purchase of an automatic transfer switch plus installation from Pestinger’s Heating and Air conditioning at a cost of $2,100.00.  Cost to be split between the Fire Department and the Police Department.  Motion seconded by Mark Friesen and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

WESTERN AREA POWER AUTHORITY (WAPA) – FIVE YEAR INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN – Blaine Heble moved to approve the updated Integrated Resource Plan in compliance with the Western Area Power Administration hydropower allocation. 

Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.

 

New Business – 2016 AUDIT REPORT – Betty Nelson moved to accept the 2016 Audit as presented by Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball.  Motion seconded by Mark Friesen and passed.

 

J O SUNDSTROM EVENT MANAGER – Emile Gallant moved to approve the Event Manager job description and authorized staff to hire an Event Manager for the J O Sundstrom Conference Center.  Motion seconded by Mark Friesen and passed.

 

J O SUNDSTROM MANAGEMENT CONTRACT – Betty Nelson moved to approve the contract with Yours Truly for conference center management through the end of 2017 in the amount of $26,250.00.  Motion seconded by Corey Peterson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

CHIPPER – Betty Nelson moved to approve the purchase of the Bandit Model 150XP chipper from Fairbank Equipment in the amount of $30,360.80.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Executive Session - none

 

Department Head Reports – PUBLIC WORKS – Chris Lindholm updated council on the continuing transition in the department.  Denny Walker has been promoted to Wastewater Superintendent and Cutler Croomes will begin 18 months of classes to become certified for WWTP.

PUBLIC SAFETY – Chief Berggren reported that spring cleanup has begun and the department will put more emphasis on code enforcement in the coming weeks.  There also need to be a reminder to the citizens to not blow grass clippings into the streets.

CVB/SUNDSTROM – Holly Lofton reported on recent and upcoming events at the Sundstrom.  She also noted that this is the last year of the Kansas Sampler Festival and the giveaway at the event will be seed packets with an invitation to come to Coronado Heights to spread the seeds.

 

Other - none

 

Adjournment – Betty Nelson moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:23 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk


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