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July 3, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes


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


The 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 Agenda – 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 holiday festivities.


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.


Appointments –  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 –  


Old Business


New Business –  ORDINANCE 5055– UNIFORM PUBLIC OFFENSE CODE – moved to the July 17 meeting.                   

ORDINANCE 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.


Executive Session -  none


Department 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 month.


Other –Reminders of the upcoming League Conference in September and the National League of Cities Conference in November.


Adjournment – Betty Nelson moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC City Clerk

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