May 1, 2006
Members Present – Betty Nelson, Brad Howe, Becky
Anderson, Gary Shogren, Lloyd Rohr, Ken Branch and John Magnuson
Absent – Rick Martin, Bill Taylor
Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Thad
Morrical, Larry Lindgren, Tim Dunn, Tim Berggren, Annette Duncan, Beth Walker,
Dan Carr, Chet Peterson, Bob & Sally Scott, Jack & Marliss Detmers,
Jeff Waugh, Priscilla Johnson, Michael Fox, Judy Neuschafer, Bill Gusenius,
Betty Shultz, Lou Davis, Paul Gentine, Dorman Lehman, Helen Weaver, Sue
Schlagel, Ron Stam, Keith Kandt, Jeff Barnes, Jeff Kurtz, Janice Rathlef, Jean
Warta & Jeff Barkman
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. The invocation was offered by Pastor Jeff Waugh.
Public Input – Maurice Bastion requested that the
Main Street Application be removed from the agenda and reconsidered at a
Special Council Meeting on May 15, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.
Dan Carr – chose not to speak at this time because he had
concerns about the Main Street Application.
Chet Peterson, representing the Library Board, was present
to encourage council to consider the utility waiver request from the Library.
Amendments to Agenda – Ken Branch moved to amend the
agenda to exclude the Main Street application and hold a special meeting on May 15, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. to consider the application. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson
and passed. Ken Branch moved to approve the agenda as amended. Motion
seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.
Minutes – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the minutes of
the April 3, 2006 meeting. Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed.
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Magnuson reviewed the meetings
list and informed council that all city offices and services would be closed on
May 11 from 11:30 to 3:00 for employee training.
Mayor Magnuson presented the council a list of citizen
committee appointments; Library Board – Mim Johnson & Susan
Whitfield-Lundgren; Housing Authority Board – Jerry Leaf; Parks & Rec.
Advisory Board – Ervalene Johnson; Planning & Zoning – Bill Lambert, Jay
Jenson & Niels Wilson; Board of Zoning Appeals – Ken Peterson & Russ
Hefner; Cemetery Board – Ernie Allen; Design Review Board – L’Jean Swisher
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Virginia Swisher; Gifts & Bequests – Don Trued; Public
Safety Advisory Committee – David Admire, Larry Van Der Wege & Carolyn
Gibson; Sister City – Dean Anderson & Maleta Forsberg; Tree Board – Bill
Roth & Phyllis Kelling; Tourism Committee – Sue Schlagel & June Weller.
Gary Shogren moved to approve the committee appointments. Motion seconded by
Becky Anderson and passed.
Mayor presented council with a list of officer appointments:
City Administrator – Greg
DuMars; City Clerk - Jerry Lovett-Sperling; Director of
Public Safety – Tim Berggren; Director of Public Works – Tim Dunn; Director of
Parks & Recreation – Thad Morrical; City Attorney – William Gusenius;
Municipal Judge – David A. Page; Fire Chief – Kent Ebling and Treasurer – Ruth
Flohr. Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointment of city officers. Motion
seconded by Brad Howe and passed.
Mayor Magnuson presented Curtis Eppenbach for appointment to
the Fire Department. Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the appointment. Motion
seconded by Gary Shogren and passed.
Election of Council President – Betty Nelson nominated Becky
Anderson. Ken Branch moved that nominations cease. Motion seconded by Gary
Shogren and passed.
Planning & Zoning – The commission has approved
the re-plat of Smoky Valley Estates – Phase 2 and submit it to council for
their approval. Gary Shogren moved to approve the re-plat subject to the
approval of all those required. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Administration & Finance – TELEVISION EQUIPMENT
QUOTE FOR CHANNEL 13 - Gary Shogren moved to approve $8,357.73 to purchase
equipment to tape and televise council meetings for our local Channel 13.
Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr. Ken Branch indicated that he had some
misgivings about purchasing the equipment. He states that he saw no real need
to televise the meetings and the money could go towards funding an
administrative assistant. Ken moved to table the purchase. Motion seconded by
Betty Nelson and failed. The roll call vote on the original motion was Ken
Branch voting no and all others voting yes. Motion passed.
Utilities – LINDSBORG LIBRARY UTILITY WAIVER REQUEST
– Betty Nelson moved to take the $1,500 that the city uses to purchase artwork
each year and give it to the Library for the purchase of books. Then further
examine the needs of the library for the 2007 budget year. Motion seconded by
Ken Branch and passed with Brad Howe and Gary Shogren voting no and Becky
Anderson, Lloyd Rohr, Betty Nelson and Ken Branch voting yes.
Streets & Parks – no action
Public Safety – no action
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Purchase Order – Betty Nelson moved to approve
payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4435. Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Payroll – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of
Payroll Ordinance 4433 & 4434. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Other – none
Adjournment – Lloyd Rohr moved to adjourn the
meeting. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, CMC