LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
September 5, 2017 –
Members Present – Betty Nelson, Kathy
Richardson, Rick Martin, Mark Friesen, Ed Radatz, Corey Peterson & Bill
Absent – David Higbee &
Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry
Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Larry Lindgren, Kate Elliott, Chris Lindholm,
Bill Gusenius, Dan Carr, Gary Shogren & Mitch Walter
meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Bill Taylor and the Pledge of
Allegiance was said.
Public Input – none
Amendments to the
– Item 10c – Personnel Policy is removed from the agenda.
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor asks
Lindsborg citizens to keep the victims of Hurricane Harvey in their thoughts
and prayers. Asked for recommendations
for the NAB Observer.
Consent Agenda – Rick Martin moved to
approve the minutes of the August 21, 2017 regular council meeting, Payroll
Ordinance 5067 and Purchase Order Ordinance 5068. Motion seconded by Kathy Richardson and
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
–SERVICE LINE WARRANTY PROGRAM - The City of Lindsborg endorsed the Service
Line Warranties of America (SLWA) program in 2012. This program was offered in
partnership with the National League of Cities. Under this program, repair
coverage for private water lines and sewer lines is provided to the property
owner. It has been brought to the City
attention that currently there are no local plumbers who contract with SLWA.
This is due to extended time it takes for the contractor to get paid for the
work. Often more than 90 days. Rick
Martin moved to discontinue the City’s endorsement of the Service Line Warranties of America
program and prohibit the use of the City of Lindsborg’s logo and endorsement
letter in the company’s marketing efforts.
Motion seconded by Ed Radatz and passed.
BETHANY HOME ASSOCIATION INSTALLMENT
CONTRACT - The City of Lindsborg and Bethany Home Association (BHA)have been negotiating
the City selling Sunflower
Meadows to BHA. The agreement has been approved
the BHA Board of Directors. There is one item in the Installment Contract that
could potentially cost the City more than the revenue from the sale of the
property. Revising language has been
discussed with BHA administration and a copy forwarded for review and
consideration. Betty Nelson moved to approve the contract with Bethany Home as
presented. Motion seconded by Corey Peterson
and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
WATERLINE PIPE TESTING PROPOSAL - As
discussed at the last City Council meeting, a reoccurring issue with water line
breaks between well # 9 and the country water tower have warranted a thorough
investigation into the cause. Information for PSI Labs in Longmont Co was
presented. PSI Labs is one of the few labs in the country that can do this type
of Failure Analysis of PVC pipe. There
is the need to find the root cause of why this keeps reoccurring to know if the
breaks are due to a material defect, a problem from the installation of the pipe
or if it is an operational problem. The results of these findings will provide
a better understanding of which direction to plan. The plan could range from a simple and inexpensive
operational change to a complete and very costly replacement of the waterline. Betty Nelson moved to approve for PSI Labs
to run a Failure Analysis of the water pipe at a cost not to exceed $4,000. Motion seconded by Ed Radatz and passed unanimously
by roll call vote.
ORDINANCE 5069 – PROVIDING FOR THE
ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR EMS BUILDING - The long-term financing of the new EMS Building
is to be financed via a 30-year bond that is purchased by USDA Rural
Development. The amount to be financed is $650,000 at an interest rate of
3.25%. The bond ordinance authorizes the issuance of the bond. Kathy Richardson moved to adopt Ordinance
5069. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
RESOLUTION 06-17 – AUTHORIZING THE
ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR EMS BUILDING. - The long-term
financing of the new EMS Building is to be financed via a 30-year bond that is
purchased by USDA Rural Development. The amount to be financed is $650,000 at
an interest rate of 3.25%. The resolution prescribes the form and details of
and authorizes and directs the sale and delivery of general obligation bonds
for the construction of the EMS Building.
Rick Martin moved to adopt Resolution 06-17 which prescribes the form
and details of and authorizes and directs the sale and delivery of general
obligation bonds for the construction of the EMS Building. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
ORDINANCE 5070 – PROTECTION OF LAND
RESOURCES AND MITIGATION MEASURES -
ordinance states that the City of Lindsborg will comply with construction stormwater runoff, State
Historic Preservation Office regulations and all local zoning codes, plus a building
permit will be secured for the construction of the EMS Building. This is a compliance
requirement of USDA Rural Development. The City of Lindsborg has complied with all
the requirements of this ordinance. The ordinance will certify to that fact. Rick Martin moved to adopt Ordinance
5070. Motion seconded by Kathy
Richardson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Executive session – none
Department Head Reports
WORKS – Chris Lindholm updated council on the in-town water tower: Verizon
equipment is back on the tower with new wiring and fewer turkey buzzards. Also, has looked at some new possibilities
for street maintenance that may give us more years of use before the need to resurface.
Holly Lofton informed council that the JOS is currently 4 events away from the
total event number for 2016. Amy and
Elizabeth are working together to make sure all times are covered at the JOS
and are doing additional training. Tricia
Clark has resigned from the CVB office and has taken a position with Bethany
SAFETY – Chief Berggren updated council on the proposed new radio system for
McPherson County. The County
Commissioners will take up the issue at their next meeting. It will either be a Motorola system or a
Harris system. The plan is to have it up
and running by December of 2018.
Other – Corey Peterson said he had been approached
about moving the large St. Lucia that is currently on the northwest corner of
Main and State.
Adjournment – Rick Martin moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and
passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.