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Minutes

May 1, 2006

6:30 p.m.

 

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 &

 

City Council – May 1, 2006 – page 2

 

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

 

City Council – May 1, 2006 – page 3

 

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.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, CMC

City Clerk


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