November 7, 2006 – Minutes
Members Present – Rick Martin, Brad Howe, Becky
Anderson, Bill Taylor, Lloyd Rohr, Betty Nelson, Ken Branch, Russ Hefner &
Others – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim
Berggren, Tim Dunn, Annette Duncan, Larry Lindgren, Thad Morrical, Priscilla
Johnson, Sue Schlagel, Sally Train, Lou Davis, Ron Heape, Ron & Marsha
Rolander, David Larson, Jack & Marliss Detmers, Dan Carr, Faye Lindholm,
Jeff Waugh, Walden Peterson, Jeff Kurtz, Keith Kandt, Linda Branch, Kathy
Richardson, Ken Sjogren
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Pastor Jeff Waugh gave the Invocation.
Appointment – Mayor Magnuson submitted Russell Hefner
to fill the vacancy left by Gary Shogren in Ward 3. Betty Nelson moved to
approve the appointment of Russ Hefner. Motion seconded by Lloyd Rohr and
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Mr. Hefner was given the Oath of Office and took his seat on
Public Input – Ron Rolander, former Mayor or
Lindsborg, stated that last spring, he had received a letter from the Kansas
Real Estate Commission informing him that a complaint had been received from
John Magnuson of Lindsborg. He has since received notice that the case had
been reviewed and found no violations. He requested that the letter of
exoneration be made part of the permanent record of the City of Lindsborg.
Marsha Rolander spoke against allowing Alltel to install
additional equipment at the city water tower site at Main and Swensson Streets.
Robert Jensen also spoke against allowing the Alltel
Amendment to Agenda – An item regarding resurfacing
of K-4 from Third Street to Coronado Ave.
Minutes – Lloyd Rohr moved to approve the minutes of
the October 2, 2006 regular council meeting.
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Magnuson recommended the
appointment of Cameron Starnes to the EMS Department. Ken Branch moved to
approve the appointment. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.
Mayor Magnuson noted the November meetings list and also
noted that the Municipal Leadership Academy is offering a session on Ethics
scheduled for December 1, 2006 in Russell, Ks. Those interested in attending
should contact the City Clerk.
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Planning & Zoning – ORDINANCE 4461 – Covenant Church – The city has not received a response from the State Historical group
regarding this rezone request. Rick Martin moved to table the issue until the
December council meeting. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed.
Administration & Finance – CONVENTION &
VISITORS BUREAU TASK FORCE – Marc Anderson presented the recommendations of the
task force. Lloyd Rohr moved to proceed with the establishment of the CVB as a
city department. Motion seconded by Bill Taylor. After discussion, the motion
passed unanimously by roll call vote.
All Council members donated their checks for November to the
fund to start up the CVB.
Utilities – ALLTEL REQUEST – Alltel has requested
permission to install a cellular antenna to the city water tower. This will
require additional equipment being installed on the ground. They propose an
8’X4’ structure with a fence around it plus landscaping. Lloyd Rohr moved to
approve the request. Motion seconded by Brad Howe. After discussion by
council members, Ken Branch moved to table the proposal indefinitely. Motion
seconded by Becky Anderson. Roll call vote as follows: Ken Branch, yes; Betty
Nelson, yes; Russ Hefner, abstain; Lloyd Rohr, no; Bill Taylor, no; Becky
Anderson, yes; Rick Martin, no and Brad Howe, no. Motion failed. Further
discussion by council revealed that the equipment currently on the tower is
only a repeater and the coverage and service with an antenna will greatly
improve. There was a call for the question by Bill Taylor. The roll call vote
on the original motion is as follows: Brad Howe, yes; Rick Martin, yes; Becky
Anderson, no; Bill Taylor, yes; Lloyd Rohr, yes; Russ Hefner, yes; Betty
Nelson, yes; and Ken Branch, no. Motion passed.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT HEATING SYSTEM – Lloyd Rohr moved
to approve $2,628.00 for the purchase of a 40’, 130,000 Btu, single stage tube
heater from Pestingers. Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed unanimously
by roll call vote.
MANHOLE REHABILITATION CONTRACT – Lloyd Rohr moved to
approve the contract with Utility Maintenance Contractors to rebuild
deteriorated manholes on the city sewer collection system in an amount not to
exceed $12,000. Motion seconded by Russ Hefner and passed unanimously by roll
Streets & Parks – PARKS MASTER PLAN PROPOSAL –
Becky Anderson moved to accept the proposal from Landworks Studio for the parks
master plan. Motion seconded by Bill Taylor and passed.
TOOL CAT AUGER AND BIT – Becky Anderson moved to approve
$2,287.00 to purchase an auger, bit and mounting bracket for the parks tool cat
to assist with planting of 482 trees along the trail. Motion seconded by Bill
Taylor and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
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RESURFACING AGREEMENT WITH KLINK – Becky moved to approve
the agreement to resurface K-4 from Third Street to Coronado Street. Motion
seconded by Bill Taylor and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Public Safety – ORDINANCE 4466 ADDRESSING OPEN
BURNING – Bill Taylor moved to adopt Ordinance 4466 as it relates to open
burning and chimineas within the city limits. Motion seconded by Rick Martin
and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Purchase Order – ORDINANCE 4467 – Betty Nelson moved
to approve payment of Purchase Order Ordinance 4467. Motion seconded by Lloyd
Rohr and passed by roll call vote with Bill Taylor abstaining and all others
Payroll – Betty Nelson moved to approve payment of
Payroll Ordinances 4464 & 4465. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Adjournment – Rick Martin moved to adjourn the
meeting. Motion seconded by Brad Howe and passed. Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
Jerry Lovett-Sperling, CMC