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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

Minutes

September 6, 2005

7:00 p.m.

 

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

Members Absent – Brad Howe & Bill Taylor

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Thad Morrical, Annette Duncan, Jack & Marliss Detmers, Larry Douglas, Bill Gusenius, Sue Schlagel, Mark Flynn, Emma Flynn, Kristin Vidrine & ???

 

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 August 8, 2005 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Magnuson noted that there had been lots of discussion about aid for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, but reminded people to choose reputable agencies for donations.  The City Administrator distributed copies of an article addressing procedures for disaster relief.  It is important to note that the primary responsibilities for disaster relief begin at the local level, not FEMA.  Mayor Magnuson noted that he will be attending the League Conference along with Lloyd Rohr, Greg DuMars and Jerry Lovett-Sperling.  The list of meetings for September was reviewed with special note of the Planning & Zoning meeting scheduled for September 20 which will be the public hearing for the Comprehensive Plan.  John Riggs of Riggs Associates will be present at the hearing to give an overview of the plan.  Council members were encouraged to attend. 

Mayor Magnuson recommended the appointment of Bill Lambert to fill the remaining term of Roy Lister on Planning & Zoning.  Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the appointment.  Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed.

 

Planning & Zoning – The Public Hearing on the Comprehensive Plan will be held on September 20, 2005.

 

Administration & Finance – 2004 AUDIT – Gary Shogren moved to accept the 2004 Audit as prepared by Larry Douglas.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

OFFICE FURNITURE QUOTES – The city received two quotes for office furniture to the offices of the city administrator and city clerk.  Gary Shogren moved to approve the bid from Indoff at a cost of $7,906.03.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

City Council – September 6, 2005 – page 2

 

GIRL SCOUT REQUEST TO REPAINT DOWNTOWN TRASH CONTAINERS- The city received a request from the Junior Girl Scout Troop 331 for permission to repaint the downtown trash containers as a service project.  After discussion by council, Betty Nelson moved to approve the request to repaint the downtown trash containers with a similar color and the city will cover the cost of the paint.  Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed.

 

STAFF UPDATE DISCUSSION – The suggestion has been made that there is no real need for the 6:30 staff update session prior to council meetings.  Lloyd Rohr moved to eliminate the 6:30 update session.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson.  There was much discussion about the need for council accessibility to the public and reviewing agenda items.  The motion failed on a roll call vote of 2 yes votes by Lloyd Rohr & Gary Shogren and 4 no votes by Betty Nelson, Becky Anderson, Rick Martin & Ken Branch.  Staff requested guidance on the format of the 6:30 session.  Rick Martin moved to return to the pre-council format.  Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed.

 

VOTING DELEGATES FOR THE LEAGUE OF KANSAS MUNICIPALITIES CONFERENCE – Lindsborg qualifies to have 2 voting delegates at the conference and 2 alternate delegates.  Gary Shogren moved to designate Lloyd Rohr and John Magnuson as voting delegates and Greg DuMars and Jerry Lovett-Sperling as alternate delegates.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

CITY HALL FRONT DOOR REPLACEMENT BIDS – The city has received three bids to replace the front door of City Hall.  After discussion by council it was decided to replace the door and the transom window above.  Gary Shogren moved to approve $4,016 plus tax to replace the front door and transom window from Hollow Metal Door Company.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.  The door from this company will match the wood grain design of the council room doors and will be able to use the current door pull.

 

Utilities – KMU VOLUNTARY LEGAL FEES – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of $1,396.81 to Kansas Municipal Utilities for legal fees for the intervention in the SPPRTP and Westar transmission rate increase cases.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

WATERLINE SEEDING – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the bid from Yoder Lawn Care for seeding for the waterline project on Third Street.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed by roll call vote with 5 yes votes and Gary Shogren abstaining.

 

Streets & Parks – ORDINANCE 4404 – VACATING CARLSON STREET – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Ordinance 4404, vacating Carlson Street.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

City Council – September 6, 2005 – page 3

 

FLAGS FOR BETHANY COLLEGE 125TH ANNIVERSARY – Ken Branch moved to approve funds not to exceed $1,800 to purchase flags for Bethany College.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Public Safety – JAWS OF LIFE – Becky Anderson moved to approve $7,829.49 for the city share of the Jaws of Life that is owned jointly with the rural fire district.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.  Mayor Magnuson thanked Jessica Patterson for her efforts in starting the fund-raising drive to purchase the Jaws of Life.

 

Purchase Order – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4403.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4401 & 4402.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Other – Annette Duncan, Economic Development Director, gave a brief update on the projects she is working on. 

 

Adjournment – Ken Branch moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 8:28 p.m.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, CMC

City Clerk


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