10-15-2018 Agenda and Minutes - Standard

Agenda

CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING

CITY HALL

OCTOBER 15, 2018

5:30 P.M.


ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments

Minutes

Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Momentum 2022 – Go Topeka

Water/Sewer Rates

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








Minutes


REGULAR SESSION MONDAY EVENING OCTOBER 15, 2018

The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Monday evening October 15, 2018 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) Absent: None.

Motion was made by Councilman Ross and seconded by Councilman Noble that the minutes from the last regular session held on October 1, 2018 be approved.

Councilmember Bryant entered the meeting at 5:32 P.M.

Claim vouchers in the amount of $45,027.29 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 Noble and seconded by Councilman Ross that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2405.

Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial report.

Council reviewed information on Momentum 2022, a project that is funded by several groups including GO Topeka. This project is a comprehensive plan to guide local communities in the years to come. They are currently awarding funds for qualified quality projects in Topeka and Shawnee County. After discussion council agreed not to participate in this project at this time as they were just made aware of it and the deadline is October 22, 2018. If the project is made available in the future and they have time to prepare, they will present an idea to the selection committee.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble that the base rate for water service be increased from $11.00 to $11.50 for ¾” meters and from $65.00 to $65.50 for 1” or 2” meters. Also, that the base rate for sewer service be increased from $21.00 to $21.50 effective with water consumed after January 1, 2019. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2406.

Chief Call reported that the 2010 patrol car has been sold to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department for $5,500.00.

Call also told council that he assisted with the motorcade when President Trump visited Topeka.

At a future meeting Chief Call will be presenting price quotes for new rifles and bullet proof vests.

Council was provided a copy of a letter that City Attorney Luckman sent to a resident that is in violation of the pool/fence ordinance.

At the last meeting a local property owner was present to discuss the development of the land he recently purchased in Silver Lake. He submitted a letter as an application for a Floodplain Development Permit. City Attorney Luckman has reviewed this letter and responded to the property owner’s attorney accordingly. Public Works Assistant Smith indicated that they have not located the sewer line on the property but will take care of this soon. This information will then be provided to City Engineer Pat Cox so he can proceed with a survey of this area. Motion was then made by Councilman Noble that a survey be completed on this property with the price not to exceed $2,000.00. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.

Regular session October 15, 2018 cont’d.

A letter has been received from the Kansas Department of Transportation advising that beginning Monday, October 15, 2018, work will begin on the Silver Lake TEAP Study at US-24 intersections at Lake and Pottawatomie Streets. The purpose of this study is to address school zone signage in this area.

A letter has also been received from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment thanking the city for the assistance provided during a January 25, 2018 sanitary sewer inspection of the public water supply. This letter also noted that on September 25, 2018 they received the city’s response to the remaining deficiencies and that this response is adequate to correct these deficiencies.

Councilmember Bryant told council that Mike and Denise Dallman have resigned their position as managers of Heritage Court Apartments. The board has interviewed and hired a new management company that was highly recommended.

Discussion relating to dogs at large and the use of electric fences was tabled as council asked Chief Call to do additional research.

Council briefly discussed weight limit parking on city streets. No action was taken.

Mayor Smith told council that the Silver Lake Library will be hosting an open house to celebrate their remodeled north façade and revamped interior. This open house will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

The Annual Hotdog Cookout will be held on October 31, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. Chief Call updated council on the progress of this event preparation. He noted that volunteers should arrive at 3:30 P.M.

The League of Kansas Municipalities has provided Mayor Smith with information on their annual “If I Were Mayor” Essay Contest. Mayor Smith has forwarded information about this contest to the school to determine if they have an interest in participating.

The next meeting is scheduled for November 5, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting is scheduled for November 19, 2018 at 5:30 P.M.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:20 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.


Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk