LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL
January 8, 2018 – 6:30
Members Present – Ed Radatz, Rick
Martin, Blaine Heble, Corey Peterson, David Higbee, Mark Friesen & Kathy
Absent – Betty Nelson
Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry
Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Larry Lindgren, Chris Lindholm, Holly Lofton, Gary
Shogren, Bill Gusenius, Dan Carr, Beth & Keith Ferguson and Erika
meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Council President Rick Martin and
the Pledge of Allegiance was said.
City Clerk administered the Oath of Office to newly elected council members
Mark Friesen, Ed Radatz, Blaine Heble & Kathy Richardson
Public Input – None
Amendments to the
Mayor’s Report – President Martin
introduced Beth Ferguson, the new Recreation Director who will begin her
employment on January 15, 2015. Beth
thanked council for the opportunity to serve the community.
council study session for January 15th will begin at 4:00 p.m. in
the community room at the Safety Center to review the Citizen Survey.
Consent Agenda – Blaine Heble moved to
approve the minutes of the December 18, 2017 regular council meeting, Payroll
Ordinance 5093 & 5094 and Purchase Order Ordinance 5095. Motion seconded by Kathy Richardson and
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Council President – David Higbee nominated
Rick Martin and Kathy Richardson nominated Blaine Heble. David moved the nominations close, seconded
by Ed Radatz and passed. The vote was
Rick Martin 5 and Blaine Heble 2.
– no report
Business – None
Business – WORKERS
COMPENSATION INSURANCE – The cost of coverage is
driven by the Experience Modifier—set at 0.73 for 2018. This is the same as
last year, and reduced from the prior two years. KMIT also offers a premium discount based
upon various criteria affecting the City’s safety rating. For 2018, based upon
a low experience factor, a 10% discount is being given. David Higbee moved to approve the renewal of
the 2018 workers compensation insurance from Kansas Municipal Insurance Trust
(KMIT) in the amount of $24,065.00. Motion
seconded by Ed Radatz and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
2018 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES - The 2018
Legislative Priorities are essentially the same as prior years. The exceptions
are the allowance of EMS personnel to use Narcan to patients overdosing on
opioids. This was approved last legislative session. The language on historic
tax credits has been removed, as this is not considered under review during the
legislative session. There has been a
section added on electric service territory. The electric cooperatives have drafted
a bill that would inhibit the ability of municipal electric utilities to
provide service in newly annexed territories.
David Higbee moved to approve the 2018 Legislative Priorities as
presented. Motion seconded by Kathy
Richardson and passed.
STREET DEPARTMENT ROOF REPAIR - Part of the roof on the Street Department Building is a
Quonset roof. This section of the roof has a spray foam coating. The spray foam
coated roofing has received hail damage. The hail damage claim has been
submitted to EMC Insurance, the city’s property & casualty insurance
provider. Only one bid has been
received to do the repair work. City staff has been working with EMC Insurance to find other
companies to provide a bid for this work. Washington Roofing & Insulation is
the only company we could find that does spray foam roofs. The bid from Washington
Roofing & Insulation provided a bid in the amount of $14,675.00. The final cost
to the City for the repair will be $6,225.50. This is the amount of the
deductible and depreciation. Blaine
Heble moved to approve $14,675.00 for Washington Roofing & Insulation to
repair the Quonset roof of the Street Department. Motion seconded by Mark Friesen and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
KANSAS RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION VOTING DELEGATES
- Each member of the Kansas Rural Water Association
(KRWA) has a voting delegate and an alternate delegate at the KRWA Annual
Conference business meeting. The KRWA business meeting is March 29,2018, in
Wichita. David Higbee moved to approve Denny
Walker as the City of Lindsborg’s voting delegate and Chris Lindholm as the
alternate voting delegate. Motion
seconded by Mark Friesen and passed.
LED STREETLIGHTS –The City’s has an
ongoing program to replace all streetlights in town with LED lights. Three bids were received. The LED’s are generally accepted as a more
efficient lighting source with a longer service life. This will be the second
year of the program and once these are all installed it will leave
approximately 85 lights to replace. The
lowest per fixture price comes from Stanion Wholesale Electric Co. Blaine Heble moved to approve the purchase of
68 LED lights fixtures from Stanion Electric for $6917.34 including tax. Motion seconded by Kathy Richardson and
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Session – None
Head Reports – PUBLIC WORKS – Director Chris Lindholm gave
updates on the re-routed waterline on W Garfield in anticipation of the
drainage project. Crews are shifting
into tree-trimming mode and getting dead and overgrown trees cleaned up at the
golf course; and starting the planning for the 2018 streets projects to include
looking at concrete options for Lincoln Street.
PUBIC SAFETY - Director Tim Berggren thanked council for
touring the new EMS facility and announced the community open house scheduled
for January 20, 2018 from noon to 4 pm.
McPherson County, the County Attorney and Sheriff’s department are
looking into upgrading their records management program that may have an option
for county-wide use. More information to
CVB/SUNDSTROM – Director Holly Lofton will be attending the
Kansas Rural Leadership conference which will include speaker Eric Liu. He will speak on the topic of civic
engagement. The Conference Center is
working to clean and refresh the center in anticipation of 2018 events. Amy Habiger is no longer at the JOS, but she
left us in a really good place as we plan for new management. New Event Planning software may be on the
horizon at a much more reasonable price.
Travel Industry Association of Kansas (TIAK) is going to address
amusement ride legislation.
FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR – 1) Local Government Day in
Topeka is 1/24/18. 2) There is a KOMA-KORA insert in the newest Kansas
Government Journal. 3) The Study Session for January 15 begins at 4:00 p.m. in
the community room at the safety center. 4) The Related Party Questionnaire is
for the 2017 audit and please return to Larry. 5) The Strategic Planning
Retreat is scheduled for February 9 & 10.
Higbee moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Ed Radatz and passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:25 pm.