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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

Minutes

December 5, 2005

 

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

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Thad Morrical, Larry Lindgren, Annette Duncan, Lou Davis, Helen Weaver & Krishan Bhatnagar, Bill Gusenius, Sue Schlagel, Keith Kandt, Trisha Dietz, Angie Hainen, Seth Kuhl, LaShelle Parker, Jeff Kurtz, David Hutfles, Candis Friedrich, Bob Scott, Marc Anderson, Samantha Barrows, Derek Kellerman, Clinton Plenert, Jake Warren, Taylor Eicholz, Emily White, Chris Green, Sam Jackson & Scott Withers

 

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

 

Public Input – Marc Anderson was present, representing the Chamber of Commerce, to express concerns regarding the Public Funds Grant Policy that is before council.  Although the Chamber is not opposed to accountability, they already operate on a limited budget, and there is concern that they will not be able to use the bed tax money to fund promotions.  The bed tax money makes up one third of the Chamber annual budget.  They request that council postpone action on this policy until after a meeting between the city, Chamber and the Lindsborg Marketing Association can take place.

 

Minutes – Bill Taylor moved to approve the minutes of the November 7, 2005 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Dates to remember:  December 7, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. is the pre-bid conference for the trail; December 6, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. is the Park Planning Committee meeting; Personnel Policy will meet on Friday, December 16, 2005 at 7:00 a.m.

 

Bill Taylor moved to hold the year-end council meeting on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 7:00 a.m. Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed.  Bill Taylor then moved to hold the January council meeting on Tuesday, the 3rd of January 2006 at the regular time.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed.

 

Planning & Zoning – no report

 

Administration & Finance – 2005 AUDIT CONTRACT – Gary Shogren moved to approve $7,450.00 for the contract with Larry Douglas for the 2005 city audit.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanim0ously by roll call vote.

 

RESOLUTION 06-05 – Gary Shogren moved to adopt Resolution 06-05 in support of the McPherson Enterprise Zone.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

 

Lindsborg city council – December 5, 2005 – page 2

 

 

GRANT REQUEST POLICY – Gary Shogren moved to approve the Grant Request Policy.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe.  After much discussion by council members, Gary Shogren amended his motion to allow the effective date for the policy to be July 1, 2006.  Brad Howe agreed to second the amended motion.  Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Bill Taylor left the meeting at 7:43 p.m.

 

Utilities – TRANSFORMER QUOTE – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the purchase of transformers from Solomon Electric in the amount of $31,570.07 less a credit for trade-in of old transformers.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

7200 CHANGEOVER MATERIALS BID – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve a bid from Stanion Wholesale Electric Company in the amount of $37,739.46 plus tax for materials for the 7200 electric changeover.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Streets & Parks – no items

 

Rick Martin left the meeting at 7:46 p.m.

 

Public Safety – RURAL FIRE AGREEMENT – Becky Anderson moved to approve the Rural Fire Agreement, which contains a 3% increase.  Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Personnel Policy – Becky Anderson moved to approve a Christmas bonus for city employees of $100 each.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Purchase Order 0 Betty Nelson moved to approve Purchase Order Ordinance 4415.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve Payroll Ordinances 4413 & 4414.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Adjournment – Lloyd Rohr moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling

City Clerk


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