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BUDGET HEARING

LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

Minutes

August 8, 2005

6:45 p.m.

 

Members Present – Brad Howe, Rick Martin, Becky Anderson, Bill Taylor, Lloyd Rohr, Gary Shogren, Betty Nelson, Ken Branch & John Magnuson

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Larry Lindgren, Tim Berggren, Thad Morrical, Tim Dunn, John Marshall, Bob & Sally Scott, Paul Dahlberg, Bunny Hultgren, Helen Weaver, Jeff Kurtz, Sue Schlagel, Lou Davis, Nancy Salminen, Richard Kurtz, Tom DeWitt, Gary Neuschafer & Priscilla Johnson

 

The 2006 Budget Hearing was declared open at 6:45 p.m.

 

The Finance Director gave a brief overview of the proposed 2006 Budget that includes an increase of 2.543 mils over last year.  This would equate to a little less than $30 for a home valued at $100,000.  He indicated that the budget looks different from last year because he was able to separate the bond & interest accounts.  Questions from the council addressed recreation funds, industrial development and the idea of a recreation district.

 

Mayor Magnuson thanked staff for their efforts in completing the budget process.  He then declared the public hearing closed at 6:58 p.m.

 

 

 

 

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Minutes

7:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Public Input – None

 

Minutes – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the minutes of the July 5, 2005 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Annette Duncan, Economic Development Director, announced that the city had just been notified that we are to receive a grant in the amount of $15,000 to help publicize the visit from Mr. Gorbachev.  Thanks go out to Kola Johnson and her crew for their work on decorating the windows of the Sundstrom building.  He stated that there had been an auctioneer’s convention in Salina that had brought a few tourists our way.  He apologized for stumbling over himself while trying to point about tourism that was mistook for being discourteous toward women attorneys.  Thanks to Nancy Salminen for working on the accounting upgrades at the Chamber of Commerce.  Mayor Magnuson

City Council – August 3, 2005 – page 2

 

 

then recognized David Reiswig, Streets Superintendent, for 25 years of service to the City of Lindsborg.

 

Mayor Magnuson noted that Planning & Zoning will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, August 10 and encouraged council to attend.  Additionally, the Chamber of Commerce General Membership meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 11th.

 

Mayor Magnuson presented the following persons for appointment:  Matt Clark to the Fire Department, Robert Ferguson & Paul Collins to EMS, and Phil McCoury to Tourism.  Bill Taylor moved to approve the appointments.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

It was mentioned that the idea of eliminating the council briefing before each council meeting be eliminated.  This topic will go to committee for further discussion.

 

 

Planning & Zoning – The committee recommends that council adopt Ordinances 4393 & 4394.  These are the ordinances that will annex properties at the North & South ends of the city that will be part of the hike/bike trail.  Bill Taylor moved to adopt Ordinance 4393.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.  Bill Taylor moved to adopt Ordinance 4394.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Administration & Finance – 2004 AUDIT – Larry Douglas was not in attendance because he had not received all of the information from the Library to complete the audit.

 

BUDGET ORDINANCE 4399 – Gary Shogren moved to adopt Ordinance 4399, which allows the city to budget property tax revenues in an amount exceeding the levy in the 2005 budget.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

2006 BUDGET – Gary Shogren moved to approve the 2006 Budget for the City of Lindsborg.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

SUNDSTROM BUILDING FOUNDATION REPAIR – Gary Shogren moved to approve funds not to exceed $7,000.00 to remove the coal chutes and repair the foundation & sidewalk on the west & south sided of the building.  Repair to be done by Power Construction.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed with 7 yes votes and one no vote from Councilman Taylor.

 

 

 

 

City Council – August 3, 2005 – page 3

 

 

Utilities – SBC FRANCHISE – ORDINANCE 4388 – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve Ordinance 4388, which is the franchise agreement with SBC for 5 years.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

WATER METERS – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the purchase of 59 meters from Salina supply at a cost of $11,210.00.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

UTILITY ATTORNEY RETAINED – City staff recommends that the city contract with Bob Bezek, an attorney with much experience in dealing with utility issues.  His rate will be $100 per hour.  Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the retainer.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

PUBLIC WORKS UNIFORM BIDS – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the contract with Cintas for uniforms, mats, etc.  The current company has failed to fulfill their contracted obligations.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

REPLACEMENT OF IMPACT HAMMER DRILL – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $808.68 plus shipping for the impact hammer drill from Horizon Fleet Services.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Streets & Parks – K-4 HIGHWAY OVERLAY – no action needed.

 

TRAIL AGREEMENT WITH CENTRAL KANSAS CONSERVANCY – Becky Anderson moved to approve the agreement with the CKC for develo0pment of the city hike/bike trail.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

OTHER – The Yellow Bike program was discussed briefly.

 

 

Public Safety – TRAILER ORDINANCE 4392 – Bill Taylor moved to adopt Ordinance 4392, which prohibits certain vehicles from being parked on city residential streets for more than 7 days.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

STOP SIGN AT WASHINGTON & NORMAL – It is the recommendation of the Police Department and the Public Safety Advisory Committee to not place any stop signs at Washington & Normal.  No council action required.

 

 

City Council – August 3, 2005 – page 4

 

 

NO PASSING SIGNS ON K-4 FROM THIRD TO CORONADO AVE. – It is the recommendation of the Police Department & the Public Safety Advisory Committee to not place any “no passing” signs on K-4 Highway.  No council action required.

 

STANDARD TRAFFIC OFFENSE CODE ORDINANCE 4390 – Bill Taylor moved to adopt Ordinance 4390.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously.

 

PUBLIC OFFENSE CODE ORDINANCE 4391 – Bill Taylor moved to adopt Ordinance 4392.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously.

 

 

Purchase Order Ordinance 4398 – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Ordinance 4398.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed unanimously.

 

 

Payroll Ordinances 4395, 4396, 4397 – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4395, 4396 & 4397.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed unanimously.

 

 

Adjournment – It was moved, seconded and passed that the meeting be adjourned.  Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling

City Clerk


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