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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

October 17, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes

 

Members Present –Rick Martin, Kelley Menke, Betty Nelson, Mark Friesen, Blaine Heble, Corey Peterson, Emile Gallant

Absent – David Higbee & Bill Taylor

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Gary Shogren, Kate Elliott, Holly Lofton, Larry Lindgren, Dan Carr, Tim Dunn, Amy Habiger, Martha Danielson, Chris Lindholm, Nick Alvarado & Jamil Walters

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Council President, Rick Martin, and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.

 

Public Input – None

 

Amendments to the Agenda – None

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor was unable to attend the meeting.

 

Consent Agenda – Betty Nelson moved to approve the minutes of the October 3, 2016, regular meeting and the two special meetings held on October 10, 2016.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.  Betty Nelson moved to approve Payroll Ordinance 5014 and Purchase Order Ordinance 5015.  Motion seconded by Corey Peterson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Appointments – none

 

Planning & Zoning – No report

 

Old Business – None

 

New Business – ELECTRIC WWTP DEPARTMENT INFRARED CAMERA – Emile Gallant moved to approve the purchase of a FLIR-E8 Infrared Camera from Kriz-Davis in the amount of $3,064.91.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

ROAD ROCK BIDS – BONEYARD ROAD & GOLF COURSE – Kelley Menke moved to approve the purchase of 350 tons of AB-3 rock from E & M Sand in the amount of $8,050.00 to be used on the boneyard road and the cart paths at the golf course.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

BOBCAT FOR STREETS & WATER DEPARTMENT – Emile Gallant moved to approve the lease renewal for the Bobcat at the Streets & Water Departments in the amount of $2,708.42.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

BOBCAT FOR WWTP – Emile Gallant moved to approve the lease renewal for the Bobcat for the WWTP in the amount of $1,200.00.  Motion seconded by Blaine Heble                              and passed unanimously by roll call vote.   

 

2017 HEALTH INSURANCE – Betty Nelson moved to approve the renewal of the City Employee Health Insurance through Aetna/Freedom Claims at an estimated annual cost of $248,389.68.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

WATER RIGHT LEASE – Consensus of council is that they are not opposed to the concept, but to gather more data before making a decision.  

 

Executive Session - none

 

Department Head ReportsCommunity Development/Parks – Parks will be doing fall plantings and dormant grass seeding in sparse areas in the parks and along the trail.  Tree Board will be having a workday on Tuesday and Gary will working on the possibilities with a storm water utility.

Recreation – Kate gave an update on Youth Basketball.  It will be three weeks of games in December, then break for the holidays and follow up with three weeks in January.  Itty Bitty will be in February with more skills training.  The 4th through 6th grade teams may still play some games with Mac as the locations for those grades are better.

Administration/Finance – #1 the power supply contract expires in 2020, but the need to start looking at options for the future starts in 2017.  Options include hydro power, wind and solar.  There is also need to look at transmission options as well.

#2 The Stormwater Utility needs a taskforce to begin studying options.  There are openings for 2 residential representatives.

 

Other - none

 

Adjournment – Betty Nelson moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Blaine Heble and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk

 

 


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