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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 Martin


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 and passed.


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 vote.


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 call vote.


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.



Respectfully submitted,





Jerry Lovett-Sperling, CMC

City Clerk 


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