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CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Minutes

July 10, 2006

6:30 p.m.

 

Members Present – Brad Howe, Becky Anderson, Lloyd Rohr, Gary Shogren, Betty Nelson, Ken Branch and John Magnuson

Absent – Bill Taylor & Rick Martin

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Rim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Bill Gusenius, Dan Carr, Rev. James Harrison, Beth Walker, Lou Davis, Corky Malm, Susan Whitfield Lundgren, Maurice Bastian, Bob & Sally Scott, Richard Kurtz, Helen Weaver, Jack & Marliss Detmers, Nancy Salminen, Jeff Barnes, Darren Ebling, Brandon Whetstone, Priscilla Johnson, Betty Shultz, Jeff Kurtz and Ron Stam

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Reverend James Harrison gave the invocation.

 

Public Input – Beth Walker, representing the Chamber of Commerce, told a bit about what the Chamber and what it does with the transient guest tax money that they receive from the city.  She hopes council approves the contract with the Chamber of Commerce and requests approval for the Chamber to receive the rest of the transient guest tax money for the remainder of 2006.  The Chamber asked the Lindsborg Marketing Association to join with the m in the marketing of Lindsborg.

 

Maurice Bastian, representing the Lindsborg Marketing Association, asked Council to amend the agenda to allow a presentation by the association.

 

Paul (Corky) Malm, representing him and the historical society, thanked the city and others involved for their work on the new trail.  He stated that the trail is also very historical and asked council if they would consider allowing the historical society to develop historical markers to be placed as information posts along the trail.  He stated that the city storage property along the trail is also a historical place and the city should just clean it up and be proud of it.  He also noted that the citizens of Lindsborg need to show the state that we are united and work together.

 

Mayor Magnuson introduced Darren Ebling and Brandon Whetstone who are the SVHS students who will be filming our meetings to air on the local cable channel 13.

 

 

Amendments to the Agenda – Becky Anderson asked about the report from the Parks Task Force.  The Parks & Recreation Director is on vacation, so that will be added to the July committee items.  The presentation by the Lindsborg Marketing Association was added to Administration & Finance.

 

 

 

City Council – July 10, 2006 – page 2

 

 

Minutes – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the minutes of the June 5, 2006 regular council meeting and the June 15, 2006 special council meeting.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Magnuson announced that the council meeting broadcast will be on July 17, 19 & 21 at 9 a.m., noon and 8 p.m.  He also made note that the trail dedication is set for July 29, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. on the new bridge over the Smoky Hill River.  The Mayor submitted Erik Peterson for appointment to the Fire Department.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointment.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

 

Planning & Zoning – no report

 

 

Administration & Finance – 2005 AUDIT – This item is moved to August.

 

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AGREEMENT – The Tourism Committee met and reviewed the new agreement with the Chamber and recommended to council that they approve the contract.  Gary Shogren moved to approve the agreement as presented.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

SUNDSTROM BUILDING CODE FOOTPRINTS PROPOSAL – Gary Shogren moved to approve the bid from DMA Architects in the amount of $2,500.00.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.  Becky Anderson asked what was next for the building.  Council decided to meet on July 26th at 6:30 to continue their discussion of the future of the building.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES POLICY – Gary Shogren moved to approve the policy as presented.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

OTHER – PRESENTATION BY THE LINDSBORG MARKETING ASSOCIATION – The group made a presentation requesting funding under the city policy guidelines.  After their presentation, Gary Shogren explained how the process will work and moved to refer this request to the Administration & finance Committee for further study.  Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed.

 

 

Utilities – No action.

 

 

 

City Council – July 10, 2006 – page 3

 

 

Streets & Parks – BACK TO SCHOOL BASH – This is an activity that the city partners with the school district for all Smoky Valley High School students.  Becky Anderson moved to approve $1,200 for Jumpin’ J’s to provide inflatable games.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Public Safety – ORDINANCE 4445 – INCREASE IN COURT COSTS – The state legislature has mandated increases in certain court costs that are remitted to the State.  Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 4445.  Motion seconded by Becky Anderson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Purchase Order – Gary Shogren moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4444.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve payment of Payroll Ordinances 4441, 4442 & 4443.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Other – Priscilla Johnson expressed concerns about downtown.  Brad Howe asked about ballast rock along the trail.  He was informed that the trail work has not been accepted as yet and that those issues would be addressed.

 

Adjournment – Betty Nelson moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 


Jerry Lovett-Sperling

City Clerk


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