July 5, 2005
Members Present – Brad Howe, Rick Martin, Becky
Anderson, Lloyd Rohr, Gary Shogren, Betty Nelson, Ken Branch & John
Members Absent – Bill Taylor
Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling,
Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Thad Morrical, Larry Lindgren, Paul Train, Jack &
Marliss Detmers, Bob & Sally Scott, Paul Dahlberg, Keith Kandt, Maurice
Bastion, Helen Weaver, Lou Davis, Linda Branch, Ken Swisher, John Marshall,
Jene Heape, Dan Fricke, Misha Korenman, Bill Lambert, Richard Kurtz, Krishan
Bhatnager, Beth Walker, Bunny Hultgren, Susan Whitfield-Lundgren, Marc
Anderson, Sue Schlagel, Priscilla Johnson & Larry Douglas
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Public Input – Ken Swisher, representing Smoky Valley
Development Co, distributed a letter expressing concern about the denial of the
grant request for the Karpov Chess School. The letter urges the City to aid in
helping to secure the “Laubach Center” as a facility for both the Chess School and a Community Center.
Misha Korenman, Karpov Chess School, expressed thanks to the
council for its support of Chess for Peace. He confirmed that he was not given
much reason for the denial of the grant, and indicated that the school will
have no operating budget after the current month. He noted that the Chess School is not the type of business to generate a large income, so was thinking about
adding equipment for sale. He had a teaching coach lined up to come, but that
has fallen through and the 2nd rated female player is ready to move
to Lindsborg, but is now on hold. He thanked the community for their support
and hopes to save the chess school and remain in Lindsborg.
Keith Kandt voiced his personal support for the chess
program. It has brought many students to Lindsborg and will benefit the new
charter school as well as the huge economic impact.
Nancy Salminen, Chamber Director, spoke in regard to
marketing Lindsborg. She stated that marketing Lindsborg is the basis of all
efforts of the Chamber. They are ambassadors for the community with many
responsibilities and expectations. They have a common goal with the Lindsborg
Marketing Association and the City and hopes that all can work together for the
good of the community.
Minutes – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the minutes of
the June 6, 2005 regular council meeting. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Magnuson thanked JoAn Hamilton
and Alan Lindfors for their efforts on the July 4th celebration.
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Mayor Magnuson recommended the appointment of Kelsey
Brunsell to the EMS department. Betty Nelson moved to approve the
appointment. Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed. Mayor Magnuson then
recommended Mim Johnson to the Library Board, Toni Thompson to Planning &
Zoning, Ken Peterson to Board of Zoning Appeals and Jay Jensen to fill the spot
to be vacated by Cassie Urban at the end of the July. Gary Shogren moved to
approve the appointments. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.
Planning & Zoning – no report
Administration & Finance – LINDSBORG MARKETING
ASSOCIATION – Ken Branch moved to approve $8,000 to help provide funding for
the 2006 marketing plan. Motion seconded by Brad Howe. Discussion: Becky
Anderson stated that the bottom line is that the Chamber, LMA and others are
interested in marketing Lindsborg and hopes that all can work together as a
community and can cease the divisiveness. Betty Nelson noted that she would be
supportive of the City paying the $3,100 for the 2006 Ks. Getaway Guide. She
supports the marketing Lindsborg and agrees that the various groups should work
together. Ken Branch was persuaded by the fact that the LMA is prepared to
market the whole town and that they are up and ready to go. He stated that his
personal feelings are with the Chamber & wishes that all could be done
through them, only with all money monitored and evaluated. He also believes
there might be some advantage to being a 501C6. Betty Nelson moved to amend
the original motion to state approval of $3,100.00 to fund the ad for the 2006
Kansas Getaway Guide with the City Administrator to sign off on the objectivity
of the ad and to pay the agency directly rather than going through the MLA.
Motion seconded by Gary Shogren. Discussion: the funds would come from
reserves & general fund. Becky Anderson: the issue is about loyalty to the
group you’re coming from. Maybe the Chamber of commerce is not a viable entity
– we have evolved and grown – maybe we are moving more toward a Convention
& Visitors Bureau. We are asking people (chamber employees) to do a
yeoman’s job with little salary or benefits. Lloyd Rohr: stated that he
supports the Chamber even though he hasn’t always agreed with their decisions.
His concern is that when we get people to town, many of the shops do not stay
open long enough to give the tourists something to do in the evening. He will
support the $3,100.00. Priscilla Johnson: sees the need for administrative
coordination so that everyone is working together toward the goal.
The question was called. The motion to amend passed
unanimously by roll call vote. The amended motion passed unanimously by roll
call vote. The City will provide $3,100.00 for the ad in the 2006 Kansas
Getaway Guide with city administrator to sign off on the ad and funds paid
directly to the agency and not the MLA.
DESIGNATION OF THE OFFICIAL CITY DEPOSITORIES – Gary Shogren
moved to designate Farmers State Bank, Lindsborg State Bank and the Kansas
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Investment Pool as Official City Depositories. Motion
seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
DESIGNATION OF OFFICIAL CITY NEWSPAPER – Gary Shogren moved
to designate the Lindsborg News Record as the Official City Newspaper. Motion
seconded by Betty Nelson. Brad Howe stated that the local paper should improve
on keeping the community’s best interest first, provide a forum for public
debate, report the news objectively, and timely printing. Brad Howe voted “no”
and all others voted “yes”.
TAX STATUS OF MAYOR’S TRIP – Gary Shogren moved to have
staff submit the proper documents to have Mayor Rolander’s trip overseas added
as a fringe benefit. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr. The city had obtained a 3rd
party opinion on this issue to help council determine the proper way to handle
the issue. The motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.
TOURISM COMMITTEE – The city Tourism Committee met on June 29, 2005 and at that meeting it was recommended that the city dissolve the agreement
with the Chamber of Commerce to regulate and disperse the transient guest tax
money for the city. The Tourism committee is an advisory board and would have
no jurisdiction to spend the money, but would recommend to council how the
money should be spent. Gary Shogren moved to send this to the Administration
& Finance committee for further study. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and
Utilities – SBC FRANCHISE AGREEMENT – Gary
Shogren moved to accept this agreement and consider this the first reading of
the contract. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.
Streets & Parks – BACK TO SCHOOL BASH – The Back
to School Bash is a joint project between the Parks & Recreation
Department, the Police Department and USD 400 for Smoky Valley School District students going into grades 7 – 12. The Parks & Rec. Dept contracts for
inflatable games for the evening. The city received five bids and Becky
Anderson moved to approve the bid from Jumpin’ Jays in the amount of
$1,100.00. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call
TRAIL CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION CONTRACT – Becky Anderson
moved to approve the construction administration contract between the City and
Wilson & Co. in the amount of $68,994.41. Motion seconded by Rick Martin
and passed unanimously by roll call vote. This cost is 80% reimbursable under
the grant the city received.
ASPHALT MILLING CONTRACT REVISIONS – Becky Anderson
moved to approve $8,618.40 to APAC Shears to mill and overlay the westbound
lane of K-4 between 3rd & Chestnut Streets. Motion seconded by
Gary Shogren and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
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GRANT STREET VACATION – Ordinance 4389 – Becky Anderson
moved to approve Ordinance 4389, which vacates Grant Street from Cole Street west to the spot where Ash Street was previously vacated. Motion seconded by
Rick Martin and passed unanimously.
Public Safety – RIFLE PURCHASE – Rick Martin moved to
approve the purchase of two DPMSAR15 APR Panther Carbine rifles from Chuck’s
Outback in the amount of $1,500.00. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
LESS LETHAL SHOTGUN PURCHASE – Rick Martin moved to approve
the purchase of two Remington 870 shotguns that fire shells that contains a
sock or beanbag projectile, at a cost of $809.20 from Chuck’s Outback. Motion
seconded by Becky Anderson and passed unanimously by roll call vote. These
shotguns have orange stocks so that there will be no mistake about which guns
fire the less lethal shells.
Purchase Order – Betty Nelson moved to approve
payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4387. Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Payroll – Gary Shogren moved to approve payment of
Payroll Ordinances 4385 & 4386. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Other – Lloyd Rohr moved to change the August meeting
to the 8th to allow for the budget hearing. Motion seconded by Gary
Shogren and passed.
Adjournment – Lloyd Rohr moved to adjourn the
meeting. Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed. Meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.