September 5, 2006 - 6:30 p.m.
Members Present – Gary Shogren, Brad Howe, Lloyd
Rohr, Becky Anderson, Betty Nelson, Ken Branch & John Magnuson
Absent – Bill Taylor & Rick Martin
Others – Greg DuMars, Tim Berggren, Jerry Lovett-Sperling,
Darren Ebling, Stephen Carlson, Dan Carr, Robert Jensen, Bill Gusenius, Larry
Lindgren, Tim Dunn, Annette Duncan, Dan Masterson, Priscilla Johnson, Helen
Weaver, Sally Train, Faye Lindholm, Sue Schlagel, Thad Morrical & Gary
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. Rev. Gary Martin gave the invocation.
Public Input – Paul Gentine, representing Smoky
Valley Development Company, reported that they were finalizing the sale of
their property on east Union Street. There is no available development land
and they encourage the council to look hard at annexing land for both
industrial and residential development.
Robert Jensen, of 610 N. Main, stated that he
had read in the paper that the city had been contacted by Alltel to enhance
their antennae on the water tower put a small building on the property. He
indicated that he had a problem with a public entity using city property for
profit and reminded council that this issue was defeated 4 years ago. A park
is not a good place for industry.
Faye Lindholm, of 622 N. Main, would like to see
some attention to the drainage of the slough. There is a hold under the bridge
where water stands all year long. Even when it is dry, there is water in that
hole that smells very bad. There was a study done in August of 2004 that
indicated that work should be done.
Amendments to the Agenda – Gary Shogren moved to
remove item # 2 from Administration & Finance to item #12 – Other since it
will require an executive session. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed.
Minutes – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the minutes of
the August 14, 2006 regular council meeting. Motion seconded by Gary Shogren
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Magnuson noted that the
November meeting date is the same date that Garrison Keillor will be speaking
at Presser Hall. Lloyd Rohr moved to hold the November meeting on Tuesday,
November 7th. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.
Mayor Magnuson presented a proclamation citing
“Sign Up For Scouting”. Brad Howe moved to approve the Proclamation. Motion
seconded by Gary Shogren and passed.
Betty Nelson reported that the Chamber of
Commerce is holding a fund raiser called the “Minnesota Hot Dish Supper” on
November 6th, prior to the Keillor presentation. There will be
three seatings at the Messiah Church.
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Mayor Magnuson thanked Lindsborg Live for the
great street dance event. He noted that he has seen many folks enjoying the
trail in their “Vandringsklub” shirts. He also noted our “camera men” and
thanked them for their efforts. The BREES surveys need to be returned in
preparation for a report to the State. The Mayor stated that he had met some
tourists in downtown Lindsborg on Sunday morning and he reports that they said
it would be helpful if store posted their store hours on their front doors or
windows. He passed around a picture of the upcoming state fair booth and said
that there is still a need for volunteers to man the booth.
Addition to the monthly meetings: CVB Task
Force will meet Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.
Planning & Zoning – No action to report, but they
are working on future land use.
Administration & Finance – VOTING DELEGATES FOR
LEAGUE CONFERENCE – The Council must select 2 voting and 2 alternate delegates
for the upcoming League of Kansas Municipalities Conference. Brad Howe moved
to designate John Magnuson and Lloyd Rohr as voting delegates and Greg DuMars
and Jerry Lovett-Sperling as alternate delegates. Motion seconded by Gary
Shogren and passed.
Utilities – STANDPIPE PAINTING BID – Lloyd Rohr moved
to approve the bid from Cunningham Sandblasting & painting Co., Inc in the
amount of $14,780 to clean and paint the standpipe. Motion seconded by Betty
Nelson and approved unanimously by roll call vote.
Streets & Parks – TRAIL CHANGE ORDER- Becky
Anderson moved to approve the change order on the trail with a cost to the city
of $4,000. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and approved unanimously by roll call
Public Safety – ORDINANCE 4457 – DRUGS &
PARAPHERNALIA – Becky Anderson moved to adopt Ordinance 4457 as it relates to
possession of drugs & paraphernalia. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
JAWS CUTTER FOR RURAL FIRE - Becky Anderson moved to approve
$2,052.50 for the city chare of additional equipment for the “jaws” from Weis
Fire Equipment. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed unanimously by roll
Purchase Order – Betty Nelson moved to approve
Purchase Order Ordinance 4458. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Payroll – Betty Nelson moved to approve Payroll
Ordinances 4455 & 4456. Motion seconded by Ken Branch and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Other – EXECUTIVE SESSION – Gary Shogren moved to go
into executive session with the City Administrator, City Attorney and Economic
Development Director for 15 minutes to discuss acquisition of real estate.
Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr. Betty Nelson asked to clarify a comment made during
Public Input before the executive session began. Her comment is that the
location of the water tower at Swensson & Main is not a park and the
location submitted by the cellular company does not fit the set back
requirements of the area. The motion for executive session passed and began at
7:12 p.m. Council returned at 7:27 p.m. Becky Anderson moved to return to
executive session for 10 minutes. Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.
Council entered the session at 7:28 p.m. and returned at 7:38 p.m.
Adjournment – Brad Howe moved to adjourn the
meeting. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, CMC