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LINDSBORG CITY COUNCIL

April 17, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes

 

Members Present – Betty Nelson, David Higbee, Blaine Heble, Emile Gallant, Mark Friesen, Corey Peterson, Kelley Menke & Bill Taylor

 

Absent – Rick Martin

 

Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry Lovett-Sperling, Holly Lofton, Tim Berggren, Gary Shogren, Larry Lindgren, Kate Elliott, Chris Lindholm, Bill Gusenius & Dan Carr

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Taylor and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.  

 

Public Input – none          

 

Amendments to the Agenda – none

 

Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor expressed his thanks to all who were involved in the Holy Week activities at Bethany College and throughout the Lindsborg community. 

He accepted the resignation of Council Member Kelley Menke and thanked her for her years of service on the council and to the citizens of Lindsborg.

Gary Shogren read a proclamation for Arbor Day.

 

Consent Agenda – Betty Nelson moved to approve the minutes of the April 3, 2017 regular council meeting, Payroll Ordinance 5041 and Purchase Order Ordinance 5042.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Appointments – none

 

Planning & Zoning – no item

 

Old Business –  SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE REQUEST – David Higbee moved to approve the logo design with the box around the wording for the J O Sundstrom building.  Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed with Betty Nelson abstaining.

 

New Business – SUNDSTROM MANAGEMENT CONTRACT – 30 DAY EXTENSION – Emile Gallant moved to approve extending the existing agreement with Yours Truly LLC to expire on May 31, 2017, at a cost of $5,333.33, to allow for continued management services at the Sundstrom Conference Center and to allow for continued negotiations on a new agreement.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

WATER VALVE VAULT REBUILD – There is a valve located in a valve vault at the southwest corner of town that is used to control the flow of water as it comes to town from the country tower.  Because of the continual open / closed operation the valve requires some routine maintenance. In 2007, the valve was torn down and inspected, the main diaphragm looked good and was not replaced at that time. This year because of the age of the valve it was decided it would be best to replace the diaphragm and associated parts to ensure its continued reliable service.  Betty Nelson moved to approve the quote from B&B Services in the amount of $1,430.25 to rebuild the Clow valve located in the valve vault.  Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

WESTERN AREA POWER ADMINISTRATION (WAPA) INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN – Every 5 years the City of Lindsborg is required to file an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA). Attached is the beginning draft of the IRP along with supporting documentation. The purpose of presenting the early draft is to gather input on future power supply. The City’s current contract with Westar Energy is a full requirements contract and expires May 31, 2020.  Input is sought on whether there are any specific types of resources desired for future power supply, length of terms for future power supply and whether the City want to consider having its own generation.  Discussion item only.

 

GOLF CART LEASE - This is to approve the current golf cart lease for another year. We have signed a 5-year lease for $7,500 good through 2019 through Kansas Golf and Turf in Wichita, KS.  Kelley Menke moved to approve $7,500 to Kansas Golf and Turf for lease of golf carts for the Lindsborg Municipal Golf Course.  Motion seconded by Betty Nelson and passed unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Executive Session - none

 

Department Head Reports – RECREATION – Kate Elliott updated council on summer staffing, possible 3x3 basketball, and the status of the golf course.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/PARKS – Gary Shogren noted that mowing in the city parks is ramping up, guiding the Masonic Lodge to work with the dog park project and news on the band shell painting for the summer production.

ADMINISTRATION/FINANCE – Larry Lindgren updated council on the first quarter 2017 financial analysis.

 

Other – none

Adjournment – David Higbee moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion seconded by Emile Gallant and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 7:26 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Jerry Lovett-Sperling, MMC

City Clerk


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