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CITY OF LINDSBORG

Minutes

April 4, 2005

7:00 p.m.

 

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

Members Absent – None

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Larry Lindgren, Thad Morrical, Tim Dunn, John Marshall, John Magnuson, Brad Howe, Krishan & Rosalee Bhatnager, Ken Branch, Jack & Marliss Detmers, Jim Richardson, Craig Boyers & Jeff Kurtz

 

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

 

Public Input – None

 

Minutes – It was noted that a name was miss-typed in the special council meeting minutes and was corrected.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the minutes of the March 7, 2005 regular council meeting and the amended March 30, 2005 special council meeting.  Motion seconded by David Spellman and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Rolander noted the April meetings.

 

Planning & Zoning – They are about to wrap up the work on the comprehensive plan.

 

Streets & Parks – ARTWORK FOR THE TRAIL – Becky Anderson moved to award the $500 for the Trail Artwork Design to Craig Boyers.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.  Council also thanked the Lindsborg Arts Council for taking on this project.  There were 36 entries.

 

HARRISON/COLE ENGINEERING – Becky Anderson moved to approve the proposal from Wilson & Company for preliminary engineering on the Harrison/Cole Street project in the amount of $42,572.80.  Motion seconded by David Spellman and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

BETHANY COLLEGE TRAIL AGREEMENT – Becky Anderson moved to approve the lease agreement with Bethany College for the development of a trail head for the Välkommen Trail.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed 8-0 by roll call.  This agreement has been reviewed by attorneys for both entities.

 

SPORTS COMPLEX REQUEST – Becky Anderson moved to approve $1,300 for ½ of the rock and grading at the sports complex.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed 8-0 by roll call.  The other half of the rock is to be purchased by Bethany College.

 

 

 

City council – Minutes – April 4, 2005 – page 2

 

 

FLOWERS FOR DOWNTOWN – The city requested bids from three businesses, received two and the third declined to submit a bid.  The bid from Nelson was for $2,211.24 and the bid from Lindsborg Greenhouse was $1,265.00.  Becky Anderson moved to approve the bid from Lindsborg Greenhouse.  Motion seconded by Ken Sjogren and passed 7-0 with Gary Shogren abstaining.

 

 

Administration & Finance – PROPERTY, LIABILITY, INLAND MARINE, AUTOMOBILE, WORKERS COMPENSATION & LINEBACKER INSURANCE – Gary Shogren moved to approve $79,611.00 for insurance from Smoky Valley Insurance.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed 8-0 by roll call.

 

DOWNTOWN FLAG DISCUSSION – Two council members have been approached by Paul Dahlberg concerning the need to purchase Swedish & American flags to replace some that have worn out or been stolen.  There is a need for 6 Swedish, 2 American and 5 flag poles for a combined estimated cost of $190.25 plus shipping.  After discussion by those present, Gary Shogren moved to approve $190.25 + shipping for the purchase of the needed flags & poles.  Motion seconded by Ken Sjogren and passed 8-0 by roll call.

 

 

Utilities – MATERIALS FOR WATERLINE UPGRADE – Gary Shogren moved to approve $8,887.97 to purchase needed materials for the Third Street waterline upgrade from Water Products.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed 8-0 by roll call.

 

KDHE WATER SUPPLY CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT – No action taken.

 

KMEA BOARD OF DIRECTORS – Gary Shogren moved to select Greg DuMars as position #1 and Lloyd Rohr as position #2.  Motion seconded by Ken Sjogren and passed.

 

 

Public Safety – POLICE PROGRAM/COMUTER SOFTWARE – Bill Taylor moved to approve $2,342.50 to purchase the software program from Computer Solutions.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin & passed 8-0 by roll call.

 

 

Purchase Order – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4377.  Motion seconded by David Spellman and passed 8-0 by roll call.

 

 

Payroll – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4374, 4375 & 4376.  Motion seconded by David Spellman and passed 8-0 by roll call.

 

City Council Minutes – April 4, 2005 – Page 3

 

Other – Mayor Rolander presented Councilman Ken Sjogren with a certificate of appreciation for his work on the council.

 

 

Adjournment – Betty Nelson moved to adjourn.  Motion seconded by David Spellman and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling

City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 


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