April 3, 2006 Minutes
Members Present – Rick Martin, Betty Nelson, Brad
Howe, Gary Shogren, Ken Branch, Becky Anderson, Lloyd Rohr & John Magnuson
Absent – Bill Taylor
Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Thad
Morrical, Tim Berggren, Helen Weaver, Sue Schlagel, Dan Carr, Ronald Stam, Tim
Dunn, Annette Duncan,
Larry Lindgren, Lou Davis, Priscilla Johnson, Jack &
Marliss Detmers, Krishan & Rosalie Bhatnagar, Bob & Sally Scott, Linda
Branch & Darlene Handlin
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Public Input – Krishan Bhatnagar stated that he felt
that the Mayor and Council should work together to address the concerns of the
people they represent and not personal agendas. He stated that there shouldn’t
be any closed meetings as had happened in the past. Councilmen Rick Martin
asked and received a clarification on the remark about closed meetings. Mr.
Bhatnagar then stated he would be watching.
There were no amendments to the agenda.
Minutes – Gary Shogren moved to approve the minutes
of the March 6, 2006 regular council meeting. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Magnuson reviewed the meeting
schedule for April and noted that Thursday, April 6, 2006 is the Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast at 6:45 a.m.
Mayor Magnuson submitted Richard Kurtz for appointment to
the Tourism Board to fill the position left vacant by Sabrina Spellman. Gary
Shogren moved to approve the appointment. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and
Mayor Magnuson presented a proclamation designating April as
Fair Housing Month. Ken Branch moved to approve the proclamation. Motion
seconded by Gary Shogren and passed.
By consensus of council, April 28th at 11:00 a.m. will be the date and time for BREES Training to be held at City Hall.
Mayor Magnuson then stated the following: Ms. Heidi
Peterson’s assumption that the Economic Development Director would share the
preliminary draft business plan with the Mayor and City Council is incorrect.
Economic Development Professionals “cannons on ethics” do
not allow the release of proprietary information without written permission
from the provider on the plan.
City Council – March 6, 2006 – page 2
The actions of several individuals and elected officials
have placed the City of Lindsborg in jeopardy for possible significant fines
and sanctions, not only by the State of Kansas but the United States Government as well.
On February 24, 2006, a Chief Investigator for a
government agency contacted me (as mayor) with a number of questions pertaining
to the Sundstrom Building. After reviewing the questions with Lindsborg City Attorney Bill Gusenius the information was forwarded to McPherson County Attorney Ty Kaufman. Mr. Kaufman, due to potential conflicts of interest, has recused
himself from the investigation and has turned it over to the Kansas Attorney
Planning & Zoning – No report
Administration & Finance – KANSAS OPEN RECORDS
ACT ORDINANCE 4429 – Gary Shogren moved to adopt Ordinance 4429 which amends
the Open Records Act Ordinance to allow additional custodians to be named.
Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
KANSAS OPEN RECORDS ACT RESOLUTION 03-06 – Gary Shogren moved
to adopt Resolution 03-06 which establishes policies and procedures for the
maintenance preservation and protection of public records and the procedures
for accessing and copying open records. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
INSURANCE QUOTES – The city received two proposals for
property, liability, in-land marine, automobile, workers compensation,
line-backer and ambulance malpractice insurance this year. Gary Shogren moved
to approve the proposal from Smoky Valley Insurance in the amount of $75,074.00.
Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
WORK SESSION – Council members consulted their calendars and
determined that the best time to do the work session is April 29, 2006 from 8a.m.to noon. Gary Shogren noted that although it is an open meeting, comments
are limited to mayor, council and staff.
Utilities – CONFINED ENTRY SPACE EQUIPMENT – a.
Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $1,996.32 to purchase a DBI Salalift System from
Fastpro. Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed unanimously by roll call
vote. b. Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $129.00 for the purchase of a safety
harness from Fastpro. Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed unanimously
by roll call vote.
KMEA DELEGATE – Lloyd Rohr moved to appoint Brad Howe as the
second delegate to KMEA. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.
City Council – April 3, 2006 – page 3
Streets & Parks – STREETS CHIP SEAL QUOTE - Becky
moved to approve the bid from Hi-Plains Sand for $28,488.96 for chip sealing on
First Street from the 500 block south to the 300 block north, East Lincoln
Street from the 100 block east to the 300 block east, Second Street from the
100 block south to the 200 block south, North Maple Street from the 100 block
north to the 200 block north and East Grant from the 100 block east to the 200
block east. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call
Public Safety – No action.
Other – The City Administrator gave an update on the
Purchase Order – Brad Howe moved to approve the
payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4432. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Payroll – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of
Payroll Ordinances 4430 & 4431. Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Adjournment – Betty Nelson moved to adjourn the
meeting. Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.