11-06-2017 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




NOVEMBER 6, 2017

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Proposal for Audit/Budget Services

Request to Establish a New City Street

Monthly Police Report

Monthly Public Works Report

****PLEASE NOTE: This agenda is subject to additions or changes as may
be necessary.



The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Monday evening November 6, 2017 with President of Council Nancy Bryant conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (4) Absent: Mayor Mack Smith, Tom Noble (2).

Motion was made by Councilman Ross and seconded by Councilman Robinson that the minutes from the last regular session held on October 16, 2017 be approved.

Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial report.

Council reviewed the quarterly financial report prepared by City Clerk Stadler. They compared these cash balances with previous financial reports.

Claim vouchers in the amount of $16,395.56 were submitted to council for appropriation. An ordinance entitled "An ordinance appropriating money to pay certain claims" was introduced and read at length. Motion was made by Councilman Ross and seconded by Councilman Robinson that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2379.

Motion was made by Councilman Robinson that the proposal for audit/budget services received from Reese & Novelly, P.A. be accepted. Motion was seconded by Councilman Kampsen and approved.

The city has received an email from an architect that has questions about the development of a proposed site west of Silver Lake. They are looking at establishing a new street. This street would perform as a frontage road that would access off of the highway and then run along Highway 24 heading west. After discussing this matter, City Attorney Luckman was directed to respond to this email accordingly. He will provide them with the regulations and inform them that this road would have to be extended to the end of their property.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report. He indicated that several more Lawn Mower Permits have been issued.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor presented the monthly public works report.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor received approval from council to proceed with the purchase of new tires for the 2015 Ford 250. These tires will be purchased from Kansas Land Tires at a cost of $707.53.

Motion was made by Councilman Robinson to authorize the necessary repairs to a leaking water valve at the intersection of Highway 24 and Sage with the price not to exceed $4,000.00. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor told Councilmember Bryant that he has some holiday decoration magazines for her to look at so she can start looking ahead for next year. He will also be visiting the City of Maple Hill as they have a streamer similar to what we have and he wants to determine if we can buy a similar one to replace ours as it is deteriorating.

Chief Call told council that an art design class at the school is going to assist him with the decal/striping design for the new patrol car.

Regular session November 6, 2017 cont’d.

Chief Call reported that the Annual Hot Dog Cookout went well even though attendance was down due to the bad weather and a home football playoff game. Council thanked everyone that assisted with this event for all of their hard work in continuing to make it a success.

Council was updated on recent police activity.

The next meeting is scheduled for November 20, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. The following meetings will be held on December 4, 2017 at 5:30 P.M and December 18, 2017 at 5:30 P.M.

Councilmember Bryant reminded council that the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for December 5, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. This ceremony will be held at the Silver Lake Community Building.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Ross moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:05 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler, City Clerk