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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

Minutes

January 3, 2006

 

 

Members Present – Brad Howe, Rick Martin, Becky Anderson, Bill Taylor, Betty Nelson, Ken Branch and John Magnuson

Absent – Lloyd Rohr & Gary Shogren

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Tim Dunn, Annette Duncan, Thad Morrical, Larry Lindgren, Lou Davis, Helen Weaver, Ken Sjogren, Paul & Sally Train, Jack & Marliss Detmers, Susan Whitfield Lundgren, Paul Gentine & Trevor Voss, Mark Cobb. Bob Scott, Richard Kurtz & Jeff Kurtz

 

The meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.

 

Public Input – Mark Cobb reported that a Board of Directors has been established for the Chess School.  Those members are Wes Fisk, Paul Gentine, Jim Richardson, Becky Anderson, Betty Nelson and Mikhail Korenman.  They will create a mission statement and develop a way to keep the school open and a viable entity for the community.  They also plan to involve the U.S. Chess Federation and he noted that the National Advisory Board will be meeting for the Chess for Peace program.  Paul Gentine spoke is support of the school and emphasized the educational aspect of what the school does.  They are working on an agreement with Bethany College for a certification program for teachers and officials and develop a college level program.

 

Helen Weaver distributed a flyer that will be distributed for the weekend activities.  There are two tournaments in town this weekend, so will have many visitors.

 

Minutes – Rick Martin moved to approve the minutes of the December 5, 2005 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the minutes of the December 28 , 2005 special council meeting.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – Meetings reminders: add January 16th for a meeting of the Recreation Advisory Board.  Planning & Zoning will have a meeting on the 17th at 7:00 p.m.  City Hall Day in Topeka will be the 26th.  Please let Jerry or Greg know if you plan to attend.  On the 21st or the 28th will be a legislative update.  When the date is confirmed, it will be published.  Chief Berggren introduces Trevor Voss, who is with the department doing his practicum. 

Mayor Magnuson recommended David Larson to serve on the tourism committee.  Bill Taylor moved to approve the appointment.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

Mayor Magnuson reminded everyone that the Sundstrom building is not currently for sale and therefore not open to the public. 

The council meeting dates for July and September fall on or near observed holidays and recommends that the July meeting be held on Monday, July 10th and the September

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meeting held on Tuesday, September 5th.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the change in meeting dates.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed.

 

Planning & Zoning – no report

 

Administration & Finance – ASSESSMENT ON 756 N. FIRST – A lien of $1,158.00 has been filed against the property at 756 N. First for cleanup and mowing services as part of a code enforcement effort.  The property was owned by Green Tree Financial Services who failed to pay the bill.  When the property was sold, the realty company failed to inform the new owner of the lien.  Betty Nelson moved to dissolve the action against the new property owner and pursue collection of the money from Green Tree Financial Services.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

DESIGNATION OF OFFICIAL CITY DEPOSITORIES – Betty Nelson moved to approve Lindsborg State Bank, Farmers State Bank and the Kansas Municipal Investment Pool as official depositories for the City of Lindsborg.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

DESIGNATION OF OFFICIAL CITY NEWSPAPERBetty Nelson moved to approve the Lindsborg News Record as the official city newspaper.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor.  There was some discussion about some dissatisfaction with the current newspaper.    Rick Martin moved to table this question to allow further study of the issues.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed with Betty Nelson voting no and all others voting yes.

 

Utilities – SCUM TROUGH QUOTE – Betty Nelson moved to approve the purchase of the scum trough from U. S. Filter in the amount of $1,095.00.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

EMERGENCY INFORMATION MAGNET – Brad moved to approve the purchase of post card magnets for all residents that contain emergency contact information at a cost of $1,582.00.  Motion dies for lack of a second.

 

Streets & Parks – RECREATION DEPARTMENT VEHICLE – Becky Anderson moved to approve $15,696.00 for the purchase of a vehicle from Lacy Motors of McPherson.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed unanimously by roll call vote.  The current vehicle will be traded in.

 

STREET TREATMENT FOR SNOW AND ICE – Becky Anderson moved to approve a policy amendment to allow the county to treat some of the major streets in Lindsborg.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed with Bill Taylor abstaining.

 

 

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Public Safety -POLICE CAR QUOTES – Bill Taylor moved to approve the bid from Long McArthur of Salina for the purchase of a Ford Interceptor in the amount of $16,479.00.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Other – It was decided to send the Pre-Council meeting discussion to committee.

 

Purchase Order – Bill Taylor moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4419.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Adjournment – Bill Taylor moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:33 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, CMC

City Clerk                                                         


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