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
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
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
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 NEWSPAPER – Betty 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
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
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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.
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, CMC