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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

Minutes

October 3, 2005

7:00 p.m.

 

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

Absent – None

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Thad Morrical, Annette Duncan, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Bill Gusenius, Kathi Patterson, Bunny Hultgren, Rosalee & Krishan Bhatnagar, Sally Train, Jack & Marliss Detmers, Helen Weaver, Martin Larson, Bob Scott, Richard Kurtz, Sue Schlagel, Maurice Bastion, Misha Korenman, Dan Carr, Dee Roth, Jeff Kurtz, Galina Kovaleva, Steve Reed, Kaleb Mulhern, Bret Nuremburg, Alec Schneider, Sam Reed, August Peterson, Magnus Peterson, Maverick Raile, Taylor Hazen, Mike & Donna Raile.

 

 

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

 

Public Input – Kathi Patterson commented that there are some unresolved issues with the Comprehensive Plan, but that they approved it because Council needed it in order to apply for a grant.  They intend to begin the review process immediately and encourage all to attend.

 

Helen Weaver, representing the Lindsborg Marketing Association provided samples of ads for Lindsborg and showed one of the television ads that is currently running.

 

Minutes – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the minutes of the September 6, 2005 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Magnuson introduced Galina Kovaleva, who is visiting Lindsborg and will stay through Hyllningsfest.  Misha Korenman translated for her as the Mayor presented her with gifts.  She thanked the citizens of Lindsborg for their warm welcome.

The Mayor noted that the Girl Scouts had finished repainting the refuse containers in time for the festival.  He thanked them for their work. 

There are also some German students visiting Lindsborg. 

October 15th through the 25th is the 125th Anniversary of Bethany College.  Chess for Peace activities are set for October 29th

The signs on the public restrooms have been corrected.

The Public Hearing for the application for the transportation enhancement grant for the Sundstrom Building Needs to be scheduled.  Betty Nelson moved to hold the hearing at a special council meeting on October 13, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.  The location will be announced.

The Council retreat will be held on November 14 at 6:00 p.m.  The notice will also be put on the city website.

City council – October 3, 2005 – page 2

 

Planning & Zoning – THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN – Gary Shogren moved to adopt the Comprehensive Plan by Ordinance 4407.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin.  After discussion, the motion passed by roll call vote with Ken Branch voting no and all others voting yes.

 

Administration & Finance – WEBSITE CALENDAR EVENTS SUBMISSION POLICY – Gary Shogren moved to approve the Website Calendar Events Policy.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.  This information will appear on the website and letters will be sent to civic institutions.

 

TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT POLICY – Gary Shogren moved to approve the Travel Reimbursement Policy.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed.  Gary Shogren then moved to adopt Ordinance 4408, which adopts the policy by reference.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Utilities – KANSAS GAS SERVICE FRANCHISE ORDINANCE 4400 – Lloyd Rohr moved to adopt Ordinance 4400 relating to the Kansas Gas Service Franchise Agreement.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

PRINTER PURCHASE – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve funds not to exceed $1,350.00 for the purchase of a printer to be used for larger print jobs (example: 11 X 17).  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Streets & Parks – C-2 SIDEWALK REPAIR & REPLACEMENT PROGRAM – Becky Anderson moved to approve the repair and program for the C-2 Central Business District.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.  Becky Anderson moved to set aside $10,000.00 for the replacement/rebate program.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

CONTRACT WITH FRED ABERCROMBIE FOR WORK ON THE SUNDSTROM BUILDING – Becky Anderson moved to approve $4,166.00 for planning and opinion of probable cost for the proposed rehabilitation of the Sundstrom building from C.F. Abercrombie Architects.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed by roll call vote with Brad Howe voting no and all others voting yes.

 

Public Safety – Mayor Magnuson recommended the appointment of David Admire to replace Greg Pearce on the Public Safety Advisory Board.  Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the appointment.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed.

 

Purchase Order Ordinance 4409 – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4409.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

City council – October 3, 2005 – page 3

 

Payroll – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4405 & 4406.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Other – The City of Lindsborg received a plaque from the National League of Cities commemorating 5 years of membership.

 

Adjournment – Lloyd Rohr moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling

City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 


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