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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

November 7, 2006 – Minutes

6:30 p.m.

 

Members Present – Rick Martin, Brad Howe, Becky Anderson, Bill Taylor, Lloyd Rohr, Betty Nelson, Ken Branch, Russ Hefner & John Magnuson

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 the council.

 

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 proposal.

 

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.

 

 

City Council – November 7, 2006 – page 2

 

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 call vote.

 

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.

 

 

City Council – November7, 2006 – page 3

 

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 voting yes.

 

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.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, CMC

City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

                       

 

 


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