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Council Minutes

February 7, 2005

7:00 p.m.

 

Members Present  - Rick Martin, Ken Sjogren, Betty Nelson, Bill Taylor, Gary Shogren, Lloyd Rohr, Becky Anderson, David Spellman & Ron Rolander

 

Others Present – Tim Berggren, Thad Morrical, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Dee Chandler, Marc Anderson, Chris Lindholm, Bill Gusenius, John Marshall, Norm Dauer, Jim Richardson, Joyce & Bob Lindholm, Jeff Kurtz, Brad Howe, Keith Kandt, Susan Whitfield-Lundgren, Sally & Paul Train, Daryl Johnson, Robert J. Lindholm and Ken Branch

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.

 

 

Public Input – Marc Anderson gave a brief update on the current activities of the Chamber of Commerce.  They are working on some strategic planning and mission statement revisions as well as goals.  They are revitalizing the Signage Committee and working on numbers of signs, locations, maintenance and redesign.  They are working with SVDC and ask that the city consider a council member to serve on that committee.

 

Bob Lindholm expressed his appreciation for all of the work that the city does on behalf of its citizens.

 

Jim Richardson, as a member of SVDC, he seconded what Marc Anderson said.  It is a priority to help move forward with a comprehensive plan for highway signage and it is important that all parties be part of the process.  From a personal standpoint, he made the observation that since the original plan for the downtown improvement was presented by Landplan Engineering, many items have been changed as a result of citizen input.  He noted that there is really not much left of the original plan.

 

 

Minutes – David Spellman moved to approve the minutes of the January 3, 2005 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed.

 

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Rolander noted that the City Administrator has been away from the office with a family issue.  He also made note of the meetings for February.  He then recommended the appointment of Melissa Sare to serve with the Emergency Medical Service.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointment.  Motion seconded by Ken Sjogren and passed.

City council minutes – February 7, 2005 – page 2

 

Planning & Zoning – Annexation Ordinance 4367 – Bill Taylor moved to adopt Ordinance 4367 which annexes approximately 4 acres of land just west of the

Tree Station along Wells Fargo Road.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren.  There was discussion concerning getting the proper utilities to the property.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Administration & Finance – LETTER OF SUPPORT OF TAX CREDIT APPLICATION FOR HERITAGE VILLAS – Gary Shogren moved to supply the letter of support for tax credit application for Heritage Villas.  Motion seconded by Ken Sjogren and passed.

 

WEBSITE UPGRADE – This item tables for further discussion with the City Administrator.

 

 

Utilities - MATERIALS FOR 7200 ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION UPGRADE – Gary Shogren moved to approve $28,966.48 to purchase materials for the upgrade from Kriz Davis.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

TRANSFORMERS FOR ELECTRIC UPGRADE AND BETHANY HOME – Gary Shogren moved to approve $21,785.70 to purchase the required transformers for the upgrade plus a back up for Bethany Home from Solomon Electric.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

TRACTOR FOR WWTP – Gary Shogren moved to approve the purchase of a Case IH tractor from Straub in the amount of $71,700.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

TREE TRIMMING QUOTE – Gary Shogren moved to approve funds not to exceed $12,000 for Salina Tree to continue with the annual tree trimming plan for the city.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Streets & Parks – ENTRYWAY PROPOSAL – Norm Dauer was present to answer any questions by council regarding the design for the entryway on E. Lincoln.  Bill Taylor moved to approve $14,500 (does not include the cost of the footings) for the construction of the entryway arch as proposed by Norman Dauer.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed with 7 yes votes and Lloyd Rohr abstaining.

 

 

City council minutes – February 7, 2005 – page 3

 

TRAIL TREE QUOTE – Bill Taylor moved to approve funds not to exceed $3,000 for the purchase of the needed trees for the trail.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

RADIOS FOR DUMP TRUCK & MOTOR GRADER – Bill Taylor moved to approve $952.00 to purchase 2 radios from TFMComm.  Motion seconded by David Spellman and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

MOWER DECK FOR STREETS TRACTOR – Bill Taylor moved to approve the purchase of a Land Pride FDR2560 mower deck in the amount of $1,700.00 from Straub.  Motion seconded by David Spellman and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

WELCOME SIGNS – Bill Taylor moved to approve the bid from Jennifer Hopp to repaint the three welcome signs as a cost of $150.00 each. (Total of $450)  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.

 

OTHER – SENATE BILL 87 – Rick Martin presented a copy of Senate Bill 87 which would add $5 to every vehicle tag purchased in the state of Kansas.  That money would then be used to fund the Department of Wildlife & Parks and also provide grant money to cities for improvements.  This would then eliminate the entry fee to state parks for Kansas residents.  Bill Taylor moved to submit a letter of support for the bill to the appropriate senate committee members.  Motion seconded by Ken Sjogren and passed.

 

 

Public Safety – TACTICAL LIGHT AND HOLSTER SETS – Bill Taylor moved to approve the purchase of 3 light & holster sets at a cost of $582.75 plus shipping from Emergency Equipment Company.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

RESOLUTION 03-05 – 414 N. Chestnut – Bill Taylor moved to adopt Resolution 03-05 relating to nuisance code violations at 414 N. Chestnut.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Purchase Order – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4370.  Motion seconded by Ken Sjogren and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Payroll – Bill Taylor moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinance 4368 & 4369.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

City council minutes – February 7, 2005 – page 4

 

 

Other – Lloyd Rohr suggested that the city put in money toward the reward for information about the burning of the Julbok.  This will go to committee for study.

 

 

Adjournment – Lloyd Rohr moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by David Spellman and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling

City Clerk

 

 

 

 


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