Maharishi Vedic City

Maharishi Vedic City

Minutes of a City Council Meeting

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 7:00 PM

City Hall, 1750 Maharishi Center Avenue


Present: Mayor Rogers Badgett, Councilmembers Chris Johnson (joined the meeting at 7:30 PM), Steve Boss (joined the meeting at ­7:30 PM)), Kara Anastasio, Leslee Goldstein, Marty Hulsebos (All by Zoom as it was impractical to attend in person due to the on-going concern by the council for the COVID-19 Pandemic)

Absent: None.

Present in Addition: Dr. Kent Boyum, Loraine Przybylski

Mayor Badgett called the meeting to order.

  1. Silence—Three minutes of silence was taken.
  2. Public Comments—Kara Anastasio congratulated City Clerk Loraine Przybylski for earning a master’s degree in AyurVeda from MIU.
  3. Minutes—Hulsebos moved, Anastasio seconded to approve minutes from a meeting held June 8. 2022; Ayes: Anastasio, Goldstein, Hulsebos; Nays none.
  4. Receipts and Claims—Goldstein moved, Anastasio seconded, to approve the report; Ayes: Anastasio, Goldstein, Hulsebos; Nays none.
  5. Treasurer’s Report—Loraine Przybylski presented an amendment to the February Treasurer’s Report. Anastasio moved, Hulsebos seconded, to approve the report for February as amended; Ayes: Anastasio, Goldstein, Hulsebos; Nays none. Hulsebos moved, Goldstein seconded, to approve the report for April; Ayes: Anastasio, Goldstein, Hulsebos; Nays none.
  6. Utilities Report
    1. Sewer—Dr. Boyum reported there are no new issues with system, and that the replacement pump is expected in about eight weeks.
    2. Water Testing—Dr. Boyum reported he is helping Maharishi Foundation navigate the water system at the Ideal Life Campus.
    3. Solar—Dr. Boyum reported that discussions have slowed down with Ideal Energy because of COVID at the company. [Chris Johnson joined the meeting.]
  7. Roads and Bridges Report—Dr. Boyum reported on progress in the reconstruction of Mitchell Creek Bridge, which is due to be completed by the end of July.
  8. Organic Planting, Inspection and Certification Report—Dr. Boyum reported that he has confirmed that all farming in the City is being done according to USDA standards. He reported that results of an inspection of the field north of the Ideal Life campus show 6% organic matter in the soil, a high reading that indicates rich soil and proper handling.
  9. Consider Approving Modification to Prairie Village Subdivision Approval Agreement from Developer—Tim Fitz-Randolph proposed two modifications to the agreement approved at the last City Council meeting. After thorough discussion, no action was taken and the agreement stands.
  10. Consider Approving Engagement of City Attorney on Ordinance Revisions—After discussion, Boss moved, Goldstein seconded, to assign himself to work with Patrick O’Connell to review the City Code of Ordinances; Ayes: Johnson, Boss, Anastasio, Goldstein, Hulsebos; Nays none.
  11. Committee Reports—On behalf of the Community Outreach Committee, Marty Hulsebos presented a proposed resident survey for the location of a replacement welcome sign. The Council discussed including sign designs with the survey. No action was taken. Mr. Hulsebos asked the Council to share sign ideas.
  12. Other Business—Steve Boss reported the City Attorney recommends installing signs at City trailheads warning people of the risk of Lyme disease during tick season and to wear insect repellant.

Mayor Badgett adjourned the meeting.

Rogers Badgett, MayorLoraine Przybylski, City Clerk