June 5, 2006
Members Present – Rick Martin, Ken Branch, Gary
Shogren, Brad Howe, Becky Anderson, Bill Taylor, Betty Nelson, Lloyd Rohr &
Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling,
Annette Duncan, Tim Berggren, Richard Kurtz, Nancy Salminen, Beth Walker, Larry
Lindgren, Darrel Cooper, Linda Branch, Tim Dunn, Marc Anderson, Ron Stam, Jack
& Marliss Detmers, Lou Davis, Sue Schlagel, Bill Gusenius, Dan Carr, Helen
Weaver, Jeff Kurtz, Sally Train, Richard Patrick & Jeff Barnes
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. The invocation was offered by Pastor Darrel
Public Input – Nancy Salminen read a description of
what the Chamber of Commerce does and encouraged Council to approve transfer of
the transient guest tax money to the chamber. Marc Anderson spoke on behalf of
the Chamber Board of Directors and also requested that Council approve the
continued funding of the Chamber with the transient guest tax funds.
Agenda Amendments – Betty Nelson asked the Grant
Request Policy be added to the agenda. Mayor Magnuson stated that it would be
addressed during Administration & Finance.
Minutes – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the minutes of
the May 1, 2006 regular council meeting and the May 15, 2006 special council meeting. Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed.
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Magnuson noted that the final
meeting for the Parks Task Force will be June 19th at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.
Mayor Magnuson presented the following names for
appointments: Sharon Bruce to Sister City, Annette Johnson to Planning &
Zoning and Mark Lott to the Fire Department. Bill Taylor moved to approve the
appointments. Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed.
Planning & Zoning Ordinance 4438 – Gary Shogren
moved to adopt Ordinance 4438, which adds definitions and a Farm Winery Outlet
to the uses in C-2 Retail Business District. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and
passed with 7 yes votes and Betty Nelson abstaining.
Administration & Finance – GRANT POLICY- Betty
Nelson moved to delay, until a later date, the implementation of the Grant
Policy that was to be put in force July 1, 2006. The motion was seconded by Becky Anderson. There was discussion that with the
implementation of this policy, the contract with the Chamber
would become void. It was explained that the reasoning behind making the
policy effective date July 1st was to allow time for the Chamber to
negotiate a new contract with the City. Realistically, requests for funding
for the year 2007 should be submitted before the July 2006 council meeting to
allow those requests to be included in the city budget process.
Bill Taylor moved to amend the motion to make the Grant
Policy effective date as September 1, 2006 with the intent to start immediate
contract negotiations with the Chamber of Commerce. Motion seconded by Rick
Martin. Motion passed on roll call with Lloyd Rohr & Brad Howe voting no
and all others voting yes.
The original motion, as amended, passed on voice vote.
TOURISM COMMITTEE REQUEST – The Tourism committee met and
recommended that Council approve expending the money received from Transient
Guest Tax revenues since January 1, 2006 to the Chamber of Commerce. Gary
Shogren moved to approve the expenditure as recommended by the Tourism
Committee. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed by roll call vote of Ken
Branch voting no and all others yes.
SUNDSTROM BUILDING STUDY SESSION – It was agreed that
council members would meet for a study session at 6:30 on Wednesday, June 14, 2006.
Utilities – RURAL REQUEST FOR WATER SERVICE – Lloyd
Rohr moved to approve the request of Richard Patrick to receive city water.
Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
RIGHT OF WAY ORDINANCE 4439 – Lloyd Rohr moved to adopt
Ordinance 4439 which will regulate how the local right-of-way can be used and
help the city retain control and management of the local public right-of-way.
Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
HANDHELD READER UPGRADE – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve
$3,250.00 for Salina Supply to upgrade our second hand held reader to a radio
reader. Motion seconded by Betty nelson and passed unanimously by roll call
STORAGE YARD FENCE – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $4,600 to
put up a 6 foot chain link fence along the trail by the storage yard on South First Street. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson. There was much discussion and to
motion failed with Gary Shogren & Lloyd Rohr voting yes and all others
voting no. Rick Martin stated that he thought the inventory should be moved.
NORMAL STREET LIFT STATION – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the
bid of $29,573.00 from Smith & Loveless for the equipment for the lift
station. Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed unanimously by roll call
vote. Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the bid of $3,500.00 from Hickman
Environmental Services for the installation
of the equipment. Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
OTHER – Betty Nelson moved to hold a special council meeting
on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 6:30 to address the issue of the storage yard
followed by the work session on the Sundstrom building. Motion seconded by
Gary Shogren and passed.
Streets & Parks – No items.
Public Safety – SALE OF 1980 FIRE TRUCK – Bill Taylor
moved to approve the sale of the 1980 fire truck to the Rural Fire District #8
at a cost of $16,000. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by
roll call vote.
EMS POINT SYSTEM/SERVICE HONORARIUM – Bill Taylor moved to
approve the EMS Point system & Service honorarium Program. Motion seconded
by Betty Nelson and passed. This program will honor previous service.
FIREWORKS PERMIT – Bill Taylor moved to approve the
Fireworks Permit application from the Chamber of Commerce. Motion seconded by
Rick Martin and passed.
FIRE TRAINING TOWER – Bill Taylor moved to remove the fire
training tower. Motion seconded by Betty nelson and passed.
OTHER – Council asked about a plan for the avian flu
pandemic. Staff will be looking at workshops and include information in the
Purchase Order – Betty Nelson moved to approve
payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4440. Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and
passed by roll call vote with Bill Taylor abstaining.
Payroll – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of
Payroll Ordinances 4436 & 4437. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Adjournment – Ken Branch moved to adjourn the
meeting. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed. Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.