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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

April 3, 2006 Minutes

6:30 p.m.

 

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 and passed.

 

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 passed.

 

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 General’s Office.

 

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 vote.

 

Public Safety – No action.

 

Other – The City Administrator gave an update on the trail construction.

 

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.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling

City Clerk


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