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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

2007 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING

August 14, 2006 – 6:15 p.m.

 

Members Present – Brad Howe, Gary Shogren, Bill Taylor, Rick Martin, Ken Branch, Becky Anderson, Lloyd Rohr, Betty Nelson & John Magnusson

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Thad Morrical, Tim Berggren, Annette Duncan, Brandon Whetstone, Darrin Ebling, Bill Gusenius, Bob & Sally Scott, Susan Whitfield Lundgren, Marge Swensson, Linda Branch, Mim Johnson, Lou Davis, Paul & Sally Train, Dan Carr, Maurice Bastian, Chester Peterson, DeVere Blomberg, Sue Schlagel

 

The Public Hearing for the City of Lindsborg 2007 Budget was called to order at 6:15 p.m.

 

Larry Lindgren, Finance Director, gave a brief overview of the proposed budget noting that the mill levy is slightly down but total dollars are increased because overall assessed valuation is up.  He also noted that this is an extremely tight budget and we will be using all reserves.  Council member Brad Howe asked for further explanation of the Library funding. 

 

With no further questions, Mayor Magnuson closed the hearing at 6:23 p.m.

 

 

 

LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

August 14, 2006 – 6:30 p.m.

Minutes

 

Members Present – Brad Howe, Gary Shogren, Bill Taylor, Rick Martin, Ken Branch, Becky Anderson, Lloyd Rohr, Betty Nelson & John Magnusson

Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Dunn, Larry Lindgren, Thad Morrical, Tim Berggren, Annette Duncan, Brandon Whetstone, Darrin Ebling, Bill Gusenius, Bob & Sally Scott, Susan Whitfield Lundgren, Marge Swensson, Linda Branch, Mim Johnson, Lou Davis, Paul & Sally Train, Dan Carr, Maurice Bastian, Chester Peterson, DeVere Blomberg, Sue Schlagel, Jack & Marliss Detmers, Gaye Lindholm, Marsha Howe, Priscilla Johnson, Keo O’Rourke, Richard Kurtz & Jeff Kurtz

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.

 

Public Input – DeVere Blomberg, Chairman of the Library Board, was present to speak in favor of further funding for the Library. He encouraged council to reconsider adopting any ordinances that would put limits on that funding and to consider having Paul Hawkins on the agenda for the next committee meeting.

 

 

City Council – August 14, 2006 – page 2

 

Mim Johnson, also on the Library Board, read a statement from the treasurer offering various statistics on populations of similar size compared to mill levy. 

Marsha Howe, President of Friends of the Library, explained their goal for funding special projects for the Library.

 

Agenda Amendments – none

 Minutes – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the minutes of the July 10, 2006 regular council meeting.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.

 

Mayors Report – Mayor Magnuson presented the following names for the CVB Task Force: John Magnuson, Sue Schlagel, Marc Anderson, Helen Weaver, Annette Duncan, Becky Anderson, David Larson, Arne Reinert, Jeff Kurtz & Greg DuMars.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointments to the CVB Task Force.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed.

Mayor Magnuson thanked Corky Malm for repairing the road up to Coronado Heights.  He asked council if any of them stopped to speak to any of the dignitaries who came to the trail opening.  He stressed the importance of making guests feel welcome and to make contact with people for future activities and opportunities.

 

Planning & Zoning – no report

 

Administration & Finance – 2005 AUDIT REPORT – Gary Shogren moved to accept the 2005 Audit report as prepared by Larry Douglas.  Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed.

 

2007 BUDGET ORDINANCE 4450 – Gary Shogren moved to adopt Ordinance 4450.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

2007 BUDGET – Gary Shogren moved to approve the 2007 Budget for the City of Lindsborg.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

LIBRARY BUDGET LEVY ORDINANCE 4451 AND CHARTER ORDINANCE 16 – Gary Shogren moved to postpone these 2 items and take back to committee.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.

 

DESIGNATION OF OFFICIAL CITY DEPOSITORIES – Gary Shogren moved to designate Farmers State Bank, Lindsborg State Bank, Bank of America, Bank of the West and the Kansas Municipal Investment Pool as official depositories for the City of Lindsborg.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.

 

LINDSBORG MARKETING ASSOCIATION FUNDING REQUEST FOR 2006 – Brad Howe moved to approve the funding request from the LMA in the amount of $7,646.00 in accordance with the City policy on funding requests.  Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

City Council – August 14, 2006 – page 3

 

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2006 TRANSIENT GUEST TAX BUDGET – The Tourism Committee has recommended that the Chamber of Commerce receive the 2nd half of the 2006 Transient Guest Tax funds.  Gary Shogren moved to approve the recommendation of the Tourism Committee.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

TOURISM COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION – MARKETING PROPOSAL FOR 2007 – The Tourism Committee has recommended that the City approve $11,177 in Transient Guest Tax for 2007 be given to the Lindsborg Marketing Association unless the City starts a Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Council felt it unwise to proceed on this recommendation until it is determined whether the city will indeed set up a CVB.  Therefore, Lloyd Rohr moved to table any action for now.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed. 

 

BILLBOARD PROPOSAL – A billboard location coming south out of Salina has become available to the City.  It is 12’ X 40’ and is an excellent location.  Gary Shogren moved to approve up to $4,000 for Luminous Neon to prepare and maintain the sign for one year.  Motion seconded by Betty nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Utilities – KMU VOLUNTATY ASSESSMENT – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve $1,180.67 for the voluntary dues assessment for the Kansas Municipal Utility.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

SEWER RATE INCREASE ORDINANCE 4452 – Lloyd Rohr moved to adopt Ordinance 4452 which will increase the sewer rates effective with the billing that is due on May 10, 2007.  Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Streets & Parks – STREET DANCE REQUEST – Becky Anderson moved to approve the request to hold a street dance in the 100 block of N. Main on August 26th.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed.

 

TREE SPECIES ORDINANCE 4453 – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Ordinance 4453 which updates the list of approved trees and placement guidelines for street trees.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed by roll call vote with Brad Howe voting no and all others voting yes.

 

TV AD PROPOSAL – Annette Duncan, Economic Development Director, presented the television ad that has been prepared for broadcast in conjunction with Bethany College, USD 400, Bethany Home and the Lindsborg Community Hospital.  The objective of the ad is to encourage people to move to Lindsborg, not just visit.  Betty nelson moved to proceed with the ad and to provide our share of funding ($550.00).  Motion seconded by Kan Branch and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

City Council – August 14, 2006 – page 4

 

 

FISH POND PUMP REPLACEMENT – Becky moved to approve the bid from Nelson Nursery in the amount of $1,525.65.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

TREE STATION ELECTRICAL BIDS – The City received 3 sealed bids for this project.  The City Clerk opened the bids as follows: Royal Flush, $2,701.06; Spoon Electric Service, $2,441.00; and Pestinger $3,659.00.  Becky Anderson moved to approve the bid from Spoon Electric Service in the amount of $2,441.00.  Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Streets & Parks – STANDARD TRAFFIC OFFENSE CODE ORDINANCE 4446 – Bill Taylor moved to adopt Ordinance 4446.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

PUBLIC OFFENSE CODE ORDINANCE 4447 – Bill Taylor moved to adopt Ordinance 4447.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Purchase Order – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4454.  Motion seconded by Gary Shogren.  After clarification of questions by Brad Howe, motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Payroll Ordinance 4448 & 4449 – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of the payroll ordinances.  Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling

City Clerk


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