February 6, 2006
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
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
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
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
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
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.