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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

September 6, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes

 

Members Present – Emile Gallant, Betty Nelson, Rick Martin, Kelley Menke, David Higbee, Mark Friesen, & Bill Taylor

Absent – Blaine Heble, Corey Peterson

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Gary Shogren, Kate Elliott, Tim Dunn, Holly Lofton, Bill Gusenius, Larry Lindgren, Dan Carr, Amy Habiger, David Worthington, Bret Shogren, Martha Danielson, Dale Whetstone & Pastor Bill Buschbom

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. The Invocation was given by Pastor Buschbom

 

Public Input – none           

 

 

Amendments to the Agenda – Emile Gallant moved to remove the appointments from the consent agenda and take them up individually.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed.

 

 

Mayor’s Report – COUNCIL APPOINTMENT – Mayor Taylor appointed Mark Friesen to fill the vacancy in Ward 2.  Mr. Friesen was sworn in by the City Clerk.

 

Mayor Taylor informed council and citizens of an incidence of a racially offensive message that was chalked on the sidewalk at Bethany College.  He stated that this sort of thing must not be tolerated here or anywhere!  There is a prayer and sing-a-long at the Bethany College Chapel at 9:00 and invited everyone to attend.

 

September Meetings – LKM Conference in October, Overland Park and the Westar Open House at the JOS on September 20 from 5 – 7 p.m. referencing the new electric feed into Lindsborg.

 

 

Consent Agenda – Betty Nelson moved to approve the consent agenda that includes the minutes of the August 16, 2016, regular meeting, Payroll Ordinances 5007 & 5008 and Purchase Order Ordinance 5009.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointment of Martha Danielson to the Tree Board.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.

 

  

Rick Martin moved to approve the appointment of Dale Whetstone to the Planning & Zoning.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed.  

 

Emile Gallant moved to approve the appointment of Marv Anderson to the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Design Review Board.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed. 

 

Betty Nelson moved to approve the appointment of Julia Neuman & David Worthington to the EMS.   Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed. 

 

 

Planning & Zoning – None

 

 

Old Business – None

 

 

New Business – ORDINANCE 5006 – Authorizing the Issuance of General Obligation Refunding & Improvement Bonds – Betty Nelson moved to adopt Ordinance 5006.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

RESOLUTION 13-16 – Authorizing and Directing the Sale of General Obligation Refunding & Improvement Bonds – Rick Martin moved to adopt Resolution 13-16 for the authorization and sale of the GO refunding and improvement bonds.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

LEAGUE OF KANSAS MUNICIPALITIES VOTING DELEGATES – Betty Nelson                           moved to select Rick Martin & Jerry Lovett-Sperling as voting delegates.  Emile Gallant and passed.  David Higbee moved to select Greg DuMars and Bill Taylor as alternate voting delegates.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.

 

BASE MAPPING & BOUNDARY SURVEY FOR VALKOMMEN TRAIL EXTENSION – Emile Gallant moved to approve $12,300.00 to hire Wilson Engineering to complete the Base Mapping and Boundary Survey for the Välkommen Trail Extension Project.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

STREETS DEPARTMENT TRUCK BIDS - Two items that had been budgeted to replace in 2016, a tow trailer and the mosquito spraying truck, have not deteriorated to the level that they need to be replaced. The 2006 Ford F-450 dump truck needs to be replaced but was not on the 5 Year CIP. We would like to use the money from the trailer and the mosquito truck, $22,000.00, as part of the money to replace the truck and bed which would cost $34,878 with the lowest bid. In addition, $90,000 was budgeted to install restrictor plates on the Coronado drainage structure. This item will now be covered under the newly bonded Garfield Drainage project. We would propose taking

 

the remaining $12,878 from the restrictor plate budget item.  As to the truck bids, we received two bids for a Ford F-450. A bid on a Chevy truck was solicited but not received. Long-MacArthur has the low bid of $22,102.00. A quote on the dump bed was received from Midwest Truck Equipment for $12,776.00.  Emile Gallant moved to approve the purchase of the Ford F-450 from Long-MacArthur for $22,102.00 and the bed from Midwest Truck Equipment for $12,776.00 for a total of $34,878.00.  Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

GARFIELD DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS ENGINEERING PROPOSAL - The Northwest Drainage Study which was conducted subsequent to the flood of July 29, 2013, identified several remediation projects. At the February 1, 2016, Study Session, the restrictor plates on the Coronado Bridge were discussed. During the discussion it was presented that by itself the restrictor plates would not have a significant mitigating impact to lessen flooding. The direction from the meeting was that the restrictor plates, along with floodway channel work between Coronado Avenue and Garfield Street, along with converting the Garfield Street culverts to concrete box culverts would be more effective. The challenge had been how to finance the project.  With the bond refunding issue, the decision was made to issue an additional $60,173.00 for this stormwater drainage improvement project.  Rick Martin moved to approve the engineering proposal in the amount of $60,173.00 from Wilson & Company to engineer the Garfield Street Drainage Improvement Project.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

EMS BUILDING BID AWARD – Greg DuMars updated council on the status of the bids for the EMS building.  All bids were considerably higher than the architects estimate so the city is looking to see if it could be value engineered.  He is in talks with the state architect and will come back with further options.

 

 

Executive Session – none

 

 

Department Head Reports – PUBLIC WORKS – The Public Works Director gave an update on the alternate method for water tower maintenance stating that he is waiting for additional information about the process.  He still believes it is a viable option.  He also stated that the heavy rains of last week did some street flooding but the water drained quickly.

 

CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU – JOS Manager, Amy Habiger, gave council an update on how Google AdWords is being utilized for the JOS.  They have been targeting day conference opportunities and have booked 3 events.  The CVB Director stated that they are not using Google AdWords as much but are having better results with Facebook Ads.  She also stated that the Kiosk has been refurbished with new paint, ceiling tiles and heating & air conditioning. 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY – Chief Berggren said that the first “Coffee With a Cop” was a very successful event with a good turnout.  He stated that code violations was a prominent topic.

 

 

Other – none

 

 

Adjournment – Rick Martin moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed.  The meeting adjourned at 7:34 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

 

 

   

 

 


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