LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
October 2, 2017 – 6:30
Members Present – Betty Nelson, Kathy
Richardson, Rick Martin, Mark Friesen, Corey Peterson, David Higbee, Blaine
Heble, Ed Radatz & Bill Taylor
Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry
Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Larry Lindgren, Kate Elliott, Chris Lindholm,
Gary Shogren, Dan Carr, Bill Gusenius, Emile Gallant
meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Bill Taylor and the Pledge of
Allegiance was said.
Public Input – Emile Gallant spoke
in support of the ordinance on the agenda to allow auto sales in the C-2
Business District via a special Use Permit.
Amendments to the
– Adding a proclamation for Public Power Week and an Executive Session.
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor asked
for prayers for those in Las Vegas as they recover from the recent mass
shooting. He also expressed thanks for
the Svensk Hyllningsfest Committee, City employees and volunteers for their
work on the festival.
Taylor asked the City Clerk to read the proclamation for Public Power Week.
Consent Agenda – Betty Nelson moved to
approve the minutes of the September 18, 2017 regular council meeting, Payroll
Ordinance 5073 and Purchase Order Ordinance 5074. Motion seconded by Kathy Richardson and
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
– ORDINANCE 5076 – ACCESSORY BUILDING SITING – Betty Nelson moved to adopt
Ordinance 5076 relating to the permissible location of accessory buildings in
the side and rear yard. Motion seconded
by Kathy Richardson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
ORDINANCE 5075 – C-2 ALLOWED USES
AMENDMENT – David Higbee moved to adopt Ordinance 5075 relating to allowing
Auto Sales & Service by special use permit in the C-2 Business
District. Motion seconded by Betty
Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
ORDINANCE 5077 – BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
AUTHORITY – Rick Martin moved to adopt Ordinance 5077
relating to the authority of the Board of Zoning Appeals clarification. Motion seconded by Corey Peterson and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
ORDINANCE 5078 – FRONT YARD FENCE HEIGHT
- Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance
5078 relating to front yard height restrictions. Motion seconded by Corey Peterson. After discussion by the council, Betty Nelson
moved to table the item to obtain additional information. Motion seconded by Corey Peterson and passed
by roll call vote with David Higbee voting no and all others voting yes.
Business – WASTEWATER
TREATMENT PLANT CONTROLS - An important controller that receives data from
probes on the aeration basin and transfers that data to the SCADA system has a
digital display that has gone bad. This controller is vital to the SCADA system
as the data it receives controls the speed of the aerators. With a bad display,
it is impossible to make calibration corrections or diagnosis problems with the
probes. If the SCADA system does not see the data, it locks the aerator speed
to a constant slow speed and not enough oxygen is generated for the bacteria to
survive. The replacement controller is a new design with some added features.
Also included is a spare dissolved oxygen probe and spare caps for the
dissolved oxygen probes. David Higbee moved
the purchase of the YSI controller, spare D.O. probe and spare D.O. caps from
R. E. Pedrotti for $3,568.00. Motion
seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
SPORTS COMPLEX TURF MAINTENANCE - The
Sports Complex Board met on September 21, 2017. At the meeting, Bethany College
presented a turf management program for the baseball field and softball fields.
The plan is to core aerate the field, top dress with sand, overseed, apply various
fertilizers and apply a broadleaf fertilizer. The purposed of this is to create
a better and more durable playing surface. The cost to the City of Lindsborg to
participate in this program on all 3 ballfields would be $3,958.05.
Betty Nelson moved
to approve $3,958.05 for the city share of the turf maintenance at the sports complex. Motion seconded by Ed Radatz and passed by
roll call vote with Corey Peterson abstaining and all others voting yes.
Session – Rick
Martin moved to go into executive session to discuss a claim against the City pursuant
to the attorney-client privilege exception, K.S.A. 75-4391(b)(2), for 10
minutes and to include the city attorney and city administrator. The open meeting will resume at 7:43 p.m.
Head Reports – PUBLIC
SAFETY – Chief Berggren asked all residents and business owners to take the opportunity
to spruce up their locations for the festival.
Flags have been ordered to lower to half-staff for the victims and their
families of the Las Vegas mass shooting.
Police staff remain busy with the majority of cases involving alcohol
and/or drugs. The extra patrolling at
Bethany College continues.
CVB/SUNDSTROM – Director Lofton stated
that the office has been very busy with Hyllningsfest questions and ticket
sales. Advertising is going well with
questions from California, Arizona and New York. The JOS is busy with H-fest preparations. Over 50 people have signed up for the Coronado
Heights Hike sponsored by Rendezvous Sports.
Tours are a bit sower in 2017, but they have had 2 requests in a weeks’
time asking about Native American history of the area. Barbara Buskirk will be aiding with
PUBLIC WORKS – Director Lindholm reports
that Hyllningsfest preparations are at the top of his crews’ to-do lists. There was another leak in the piping at well
#9. He has sent a sample off to be
Other – Update on flood
mitigation – staff continues to work on getting the proper easements for the
project, It is anticipated that the plan will go to bid before the end of the
year with construction to start in 2018.
Adjournment - The meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC