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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

Minutes

February 6, 2006

7:00 p.m.

 

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

Absent – Gary Shogren

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Tim Berggren, Dan Carr, Annette Duncan, Thad Morrical, Helen Weaver, Lou Davis, Paul Train, Sally Train, Jack & Marlyss Detmers, Bill Gusenius, Mike Rodriguez, Bob Scott, Naomi Durant, Richard Kurtz, Dan Hiebert, Ron Chandler, Doug Daneher, Sue Schlagel and Priscilla Johnson

 

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

 

Public Input – None

 

Minutes – Rick Martin moved to approve the minutes of the January 3, 2006 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

Mayor’s Report – The Mayor reported that we have recycling volunteers through May of this year.  Bill Taylor noted that Most people bring in their recyclables pre-sorted, but that there are a few who still bring in bags all mixed together.  Please remember to sort before you come to the center.  On Wednesday, February 8th, there is an energy efficiency meeting in Salina from 1 – 3 p.m. at the 4-H Building.  The Parks Master Plan Committee will meet on February 20th at 7:30 p.m.

 

Planning & Zoning – no report

 

Administration & Finance – PRE-COUNCIL MEETING DISCUSSION – Lloyd Rohr moved to discontinue the Pre-Council Meeting.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe.  Becky Anderson spoke in favor of keeping the meeting, but there should be parameters set.  Betty Nelson said that she sees a value in the session but would not put up a roadblock against it.  The motion passed with Becky Anderson voting no and all others voting yes.  Bill Taylor moved to change the meeting time to 6:30 p.m.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.  The Council meeting time can only be changed by ordinance, so this will go to committee for consideration.

 

ECIVIS CONTRACT RENEWAL – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $3,300.00 to renew the contract with eCivis, a grant search service.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson.  There was discussion about the possibility of other grant search sites that would be beneficial.   After discussion, the motion passed unanimously by toll call vote.

 

 

 

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DESIGNATION OF OFFICIAL CITY NEWSPAPER – Lloyd Rohr moved to designate the Lindsborg News Record as the Official City Newspaper.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.

 

CHILDREN’S CENTER REQUEST – Lloyd Rohr moved to submit a letter of support of a property tax exemption for the Children’s Center to the Board of Tax Appeals. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

OTHER – Betty Nelson asked if an invocation could be given at the beginning of our council meetings.  It was explained that TACOL used to do that, but it was a special project of Leo Opat.   Betty said that she would contact representatives of TACOL to see if they would like to do that again.

 

Utilities – 7200 ELECTRICAL UPGRADE – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $223,200.00 for Capital Electric to continue with the upgrade of the city electrical system.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed unanimously by roll call vote.  This is year 7 of a multi-year project.

 

TREE TRIMMING QUOTE – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve funds not to exceed $25,000.00 for Salina Tree to continue with our ongoing tree trimming schedule.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

AQUAMASTER WATER METER QUOTES – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $6,400.00 to purchase one 6” meter for the chlorination building and one 8” meter for the valve vault in town.  Meters are to be purchased from Salina Supply.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

KS RURAL WATER VOTING DELEGATES – Lloyd Rohr moved to designate Tim Dunn as the delegate and Jere Ellis as the alternate for the Ks Rural Water Association Conference meeting.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed.

 

MUTUAL AID PROGRAM – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve our continued membership in the Mutual Aid Program with KMEA.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed.

 

Streets & Parks – DRAINAGE STUDY PRESENTATION – Representatives of Wilson & Company presented an overview of the drainage study that they performed on Cow Creek. 

 

TRAIL ORDINANCE 4423 – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Ordinance 4423 which limits the use of certain types of vehicles on the trail.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

WATERSLIDE RESURFACE QUOTES – Becky Anderson moved to approve $14,870.00 for Polyshell Resurfacing to resurface the interior of the slide and make the

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slide joints seamless.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

VÄLKOMMEN TRAIL CONSTRUCTION BIDS – Becky Anderson moved to accept the bid from Bryant & Bryant Construction in the amount of $1,501,216.50.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

CONCRETE HEADER – MAIN & MCPHERSON STREETS – Becky Anderson moved to approve $2,500 for a concrete header at Main & McPherson Streets to be constructed during the trail construction.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

OTHER – SUNDSTROM BUILDING – Rick Martin started the conversation with a question on clarification of remarks regarding the options for the Sundstrom building that took place at prior meetings.  $800,000.00 is the amount of the grant that the city has applied for.  Until we know the outcome of that application, the building cannot be sold; however, the Mayor said that if someone offered the city $800,000.00 for the building, he would consider it.  It was the consensus of the council that more work sessions should be held to discuss the future of the building.  Additionally, it was asked that the Economic Development Director attend committee meetings.  No action taken at this time.

 

Public Safety – No items.

 

Purchase Order – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4424.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed with Bill Taylor abstaining and all others voting yes.

 

Payroll – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4420, 4421 & 4422.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Other – It was noted that there are several broken windows in downtown businesses.  The building improvement rebate program is still in place.  It was also noted that instead of a Main Street Program, the city should look into the Pride Program.

 

Adjournment – Lloyd Rohr moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Rick

Martin and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 9:51 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling

City Clerk


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