LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
November 20, 2017 –
Members Present – Betty Nelson, Kathy
Richardson, Rick Martin, Blaine Heble, Corey Peterson, David Higbee, Ed
Absent – Mark Friesen & Bill Taylor
Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry
Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Larry Lindgren, Kate Elliott, Chris Lindholm,
Gary Shogren, Holly Lofton, Bill Gusenius
meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Council President Rick Martin and
the Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Public Input – none
Amendments to the
Mayor’s Report – Please not the
remainder of the November meetings,.
City offices will be closed November 23 & 24 for Thanksgiving.
Consent Agenda – Betty Nelson moved to approve the minutes of
the November 6, 2017 regular council meeting, Payroll Ordinance 5085 and
Purchase Order Ordinance 5086. Motion
seconded by Blaine Heble and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Business – none
Business – CEREAL
MALT BEVERAGE LICENSE - The KAPS convenience store has been sold to BW Gas
& Convenience. They have applied for
a Cereal Malt Beverage License. The background investigation has been completed
by the Police Department and the appropriate fees have been paid. David Higbee moved to approve the CMB license
for BW Gas & Convenience. Motion
seconded by Corey Peterson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
RESOLUTION 07-17 – BUCKEYE WIND PURCHASE
POWER AGREEMENT - The City has an opportunity to enter into a 15 year agreement
with the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency (KMEA) for the purchase of wind energy
from the Buckeye Wind Farm located in Ellis County, Kansas. Resolution 07-17
would authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the purchase power
agreement with KMEA of 1megawatt (MW) from the Buckeye Wind Farm. Betty Nelson moved to adopt Resolution 07-17
as presented. Motion seconded by Kathy
Richardson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT - This is a
continued effort to provide video surveillance of areas around City owned
property to enhance security and provide additional tools for the
investigations of criminal activity. With the purchase of these two cameras the
plan is to put one at Public Works and
one at the Street Department building. Our bid request was for a domed fixed
camera and a zoom wall mount camera compatible with the camera system that we
currently are using. The police department budgeted $2,500 for these purchases.
Reach Solutions, Inc provided a bid of
$2,148.00. Reach Solutions is also IT support for the City and they are
already familiar with the system. Wilson
Security Solutions provided a bid of $1,645 but did not meet the bid request as
they provided a bullet fixed camera and a pole mount zoom camera. Amazon listed compatible cameras in a dome
and wall mount totaling $2,221.43. Betty
Nelson moved to approve the purchase of two cameras from Reach Solutions in the
amount of $2,148.00. Motion seconded by Ed
Radatz and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
FLYGT MIXER REBUILD - One of the two pumps used to recirculate
liquid between the treatment basins suffered a bearing failure and needs to be
repaired. These pumps are a critical part of the treatment process because they
recirculate liquid from one basin back to another to achieve a higher reduction
in nitrogen. Although only one pump is running at a time, with one down it
leaves no room for additional problems.
David Higbee moved to approve the repair of the Flygt 4640 recirculation pump from
JCI Industries in the amount of $2,466.21 plus any additional freight. Motion seconded by Kathy Richardson and
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
PSI LAB REPORT AND INVOICE - PSI Lab was
hired to do a failure analysis of the water pipe at well nine. Shortly after they were hired, and the
samples were delivered to their lab, we experienced another pipe failure. That
sample was shipped to the lab and added to the batch for testing. The analysis
of this third sample was not part of the original cost estimate. The lab also
went beyond what their scope of work was and preformed some extra tests at a
reduced or no cost to the city. The results of this testing have been very helpful
in gaining an insight into what is happening to the pipe and why we have experienced
some of the failures. An additional $1,000 is requested for the cost of the failure
analysis on the additional failure and extra testing.
David Higbee moved to approve an
additional $1,000 for the cost of the Failure
Analysis testing done by PSI lab. Motion seconded by Corey Peterson and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
S & L IMPELLERS - The Normal Street
lift station has been in operation for 13 years with no more than normal
maintenance required. Initially we anticipated a significant increase in flows
to the lift station once the new dorm was complete at the college. After a few years
of operation that has not been the case. We had budgeted to go through the pumps
and upgrade the control system. Now that we are comfortable with the flows coming in to the station it has been
decided that the cost/benefit for the new control system is not worthwhile. However,
because of the age of the pumps and hours of operation, the motors and pumps still
need attention. There is only one bid from Smith & Loveless as they
manufacture and are the supplier of the impellers and seals.
Betty Nelson moved to approve the
purchase of new impellers and seals from Smith & Loveless for $4,374.48 +
freight. Motion seconded by Ed Radatz and
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
– RECREATION – Kate Elliott presented current golf course stats. She thanked council for the opportunity to
work for the City as she moves to a new position in her home state.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/PARKS – The Parks
Department is dealing with chopping and mowing leaves and lots of
watering. The Tree Board is wrapping up
a busy year as they welcome a new member as Martha Danielson resigns. He will be doing a video conference with the
flood plain engineers on the FEMA mapping.
ADMINISTRATION/FINANCE – 1. Nick Shipman
has resigned from the Cemetery Board. 2. We have received the report of
distribution analysis from KMEA. 3.
Asked for more direction from council on the dog ordinance. The next step will be another study session.
Other - none
Adjournment – David Higbee moved
to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded
by Ed Radatz. Meeting adjourned at 7:13
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC