LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
November 6, 2017 – 6:30
Members Present – Betty Nelson, Kathy
Richardson, Rick Martin, Mark Friesen, Corey Peterson, David Higbee, Ed Radatz
& Blaine Heble
Absent – Bill Taylor
Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry
Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Larry Lindgren, Kate Elliott, Chris Lindholm,
Gary Shogren, Jason Bruce, Tricia Clark, David Hay, Shane & Holly Berggren,
Craig Lofton, Duane Fredrickson, Bill Gusenius & Holly Lofton
meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Council President Rick Martin and
the Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Public Input – Jason Bruce asked
about the 2017 budget and the 5,000 by 2023 plan. He is interested in community development.
Amendments to the
Mayor’s Report – President Martin
encouraged everyone to get out and vote on election day. There was recognition for the CVB receiving
the Kansas Tourism Partnership Award, plus
a reminder of the Christmas Dinner on December 1.
Consent Agenda – Betty Nelson moved to approve the minutes of
the October 16, 2017 regular council meeting, Payroll Ordinance 5082 and
Purchase Order Ordinance 5083. Motion
seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Richardson moved to approve the appointment of David Reiswig, a certified
arborist, to the Tree Board. Motion
seconded by Ed Radatz and passed.
Business – none
New Business – NATIONAL LEAGUE OF
CITIES VOTING DELEGATE – David Higbee moved to select Jerry Sperling as the voting
delegate for the NLC Conference.
seconded by Kathy Richardson and passed.
Betty Nelson will be alternate A and Kathy Richardson will be alternate
ORDINANCE 5084 – BUILDING PERMIT FEE
SCHEDULE - Ordinance 5084 amends the Official City Fee Schedule for the cost of
plan reviews, inspection fees and building permit fees. No other fees on the
schedule are being changed.
The City contracted with IBTS for
Building Department Services in March 2017. A new fee schedule was adopted to reflect the
dramatic increase in the cost of fees with IBTS. necessitates a change in the fee
schedule to collect the costs of the services from IBTS. Due to the level of increase, only
50% of the increased cost was approved for the fee schedule amendment. The attached
fee schedule increases the fee to recover the full cost of service for plan
review, inspections and building permit fees with IBTS. This ordinance and the amended fee
schedule would become effective January 1, 2018. Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 5084
setting the fee schedule for building permits.
Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call
SIGNS – This quote is for the last of the new style street name signs. David Higbee moved to approve
the purchase of street name signs from Barco Municipal Supply in the amount of
$1,681.80. Motion seconded by Betty
Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote. There was discussion about what should be
done with the old signs. Betty Nelson
volunteered to devise a plan and bring it back to council at a future meeting.
TRAVELER MAGAZINE AD - Food Traveler Magazine has offered a full-page
ad for the price of $2500. This is typically a $19,500 ad. The CVB was able to
negotiate this to include a full page of editorial and photos for an additional
$250. Lindsborg would be featured on page seven of the magazine, giving
excellent ad placement. Eight businesses
have agreed to partner with the CVB office to pay for this ad and editorial.
CVB would be responsible for $900 of the ad with the remainder of the cost to be
paid by local business partners by December 15, 2017. Each business will be
responsible for $231.25. This offer,
with an editorial option, would include each of the participating businesses in
the editorial. This would also include social media coverage that we can share
to individual business audiences. The ad would run in the December 2nd issue to
a national, not regional, audience. Betty
Nelson moved to approve $2750 initial spend from the CVB with all but
$900 to be reimbursed by local businesses for the Food Traveler Magazine
Ad. Motion seconded by Ed Radatz. The motion passed with Corey Peterson and
Kathy Richardson abstaining and all others voting yes.
EMS BUILDING APPLIANCE BIDS - Chris
Matthews requested bids from 4 different vendors for appliances that included a
refrigerator, stove and microwave. Only
2 vendors responded and that was Jim’s Appliances of Inman and Suburban TV
& Appliance Center, Inc. The low bid was
from Jim’s Appliances of Inman with a total of $1,477.00. Kathy Richardson moved to purchase a refrigerator,
range/stove and microwave from Jim’s Appliances of Inman for $1,477.00. Motion seconded by Mark Friesen and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
EMS OFFICE CHAIRS - Chris Matthews
requested bids from 4 different vendors for one office chair and nine chairs for
counter/sitting area as well as the documentation work station. Sam’s Club was
the low bid at $787.30. Blaine Heble moved
to approve the purchase of 10 office chairs from
Sam’s Club at a cost of $787.30. Motion
seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
EMS BUILDING RECLINERS – The EMS
Director requested bids from 3 different vendors for 3 recliners. Sam’s Club
was the low bid at $1,197.00, however it did not have any information about
warranty. The next low bid was from Furniture Store of Kansas at $1,235.25 with
a 1 year parts and labor, 5 year frame parts only and lifetime mechanism parts
only warranty. Fire Station had a very good warranty however the cost was
$2,250.00. After further consideration,
Chief Berggren recommended the purchase of 2 recliners from the Fire Station at
a cost of $1,500.00. Betty Nelson moved to approve the purchase
of 2 recliners from Fire Station in the amount of $1,500.00. Motion seconded by Kathy Richardson and
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Executive Session – none
Department Head Reports – PUBLIC SAFETY –
Chief Berggren reminded citizens that with the holiday season approaching, it
is important to remain safe by wearing seatbelts, no mobile phone use while
driving and remain sober if you are driving.
He is also working on active shooter training with USD 400.
WORKS – Chris Lindholm updated council on the lab report concerning the piping
at the well. The initial results point
toward material defects. They continue
to work to find the best resolution.
– Holly Lofton expressed thanks for the many community volunteers to help the
CVB accomplish so much. She introduced
Amy Roraback, the new administrative assistant.
They are working on a project to name all of the photos in their data
Other – Kate Elliott has
submitted her resignation, effective November 21, 2017.
proposed federal tax bill, if passed, will present cities with some issues: a)
cities will not be allowed to refinance bonds, b) private activity bonds would
impact non-profits, c) the repeal of historic tax credits.
1/1/2018 we can no longer prohibit firearms in public buildings, however we can
prohibit “open” carry
Martin reminded council of the performance evaluation for the City
Administrator. Please return the
evaluations to City Hall by November 13.
also noted that council had received a letter regarding the city’s ban on
specific breeds of dogs. This topic will
go to a study session.
Adjournment - David Higbee moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Mark Friesen and
passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.