LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
July 3, 2017 – 6:30
Members Present – Betty Nelson, Kathy
Richardson, Blaine Heble, Corey Peterson, Rick Martin, David Higbee, Emile
Gallant & Bill Taylor
Absent - Mark Friesen
Others Present – Greg DuMars, Gary
Shogren, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Sue Schlagel, Tim Berggren, 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
– Add Water Slide Inspection to New Business and remove Ordinances 5055 &
5056 to be placed on the July 17th meeting agenda.
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor
commented that he has been hearing good things about Bethany College. He also noted that Councilmember Emile
Gallant will be moving out of Ward 1 so will resign his council seat effective
the end of the month. Mayor
Taylor asked for possible replacement options for Ward 1. He also thanked the Public Safety department
in advance for their efforts to keep life and property safe during the July 4th
Consent Agenda – Emile Gallant moved to
approve the minutes of the June 19, 2017 regular council meeting, Payroll
Ordinance 5053 and Purchase Order Ordinance 5054. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
– Mayor Taylor recommended the following
appointments to Citizen Committees: Library Board – Joslin Hubbard and Sandra
Patrick; Planning & Zoning – Jeff Kurtz & Marv Anderson; Cemetery Board
– Tim Boller; Design Review – Liz Lahodney; Golf Course – Ron Rolander, Mike
Dreier & Howard Kahler; Sister City – Don Anderson; Tree Board – Martha
Danielson, Bob Ash & Keith Kandt; CVB Advisory – Ron Michael, Maleta
Forsberg & Becky Anderson; J O Sundstrom – Debbie Jacobson. Betty Nelson moved to approve the
appointments as presented. Motion
seconded by Kathy Richardson and passed.
Planning & Zoning –
Business – ORDINANCE 5055– UNIFORM
PUBLIC OFFENSE CODE – moved to the July 17 meeting.
5056 – STANDARD TRAFFIC OFFENCE CODE – moved to the July 17 meeting.
PRAIRIE TRAIL SCENIC BYWAY EASEMENT - The
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism (KDWPT) has approached the
City of Lindsborg on behalf of the Prairie Trail Scenic Byway to place interpretive
signage plaza near the Välkommen Trail south trailhead. The signage would be in
a kiosk type arrangement between the south trailhead parking lot and the east
side of the trail. A concept drawing and a plaza layout are attached for
reference. The City would need to
approve a permanent easement to allow the placement of the interpretative
signage plaza. Rick Martin moved to
approve the easement for the Prairie Trails Scenic Byway. Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed.
WATER SLIDE INSPECTION – The State of
Kansas initiated the Amusement Ride Permit Program July 1, 2017. The slide at the Lindsborg pool is over 15
feet high, thereby qualifying it as an amusement ride. The slide must be inspected by a qualified
inspector. The city has contacted a
properly qualified inspector who is willing to come to Kansas to perform this
inspection for a fee not to exceed $1,000.00.
Betty Nelson moved to approve funds not to exceed $1,000 for DNS Safety
Consulting of Texas to complete the inspection.
Motion second by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Session - none
Head Reports – PUBLIC
SAFETY – Chief Berggren noted the changes effecting public safety that become
effective July 1, 2017, which includes seat belt fines, and marijuana and
paraphernalia moving from a class A to a class B misdemeanor.
CVB/SUNDSTROM – The city administrator
indicated that the Sundstrom is looking to team up with the Blacksmith Shop for
a coffee bar and with the White Peacock for a Chi tea bar. Additional packets are being sent out daily
and the office is staffed Monday through Friday now.
PUBLIC WORKS – The Public Works Director
talked about the storm cleanup, the arrival of the new bucket truck and the
delay in getting the water tower work started.
Chip seal will be late July/early August and APAC should be in this
Other –Reminders of the upcoming
League Conference in September and the National League of Cities Conference in
Nelson moved to adjourn the meeting.
Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC City Clerk