03-17-2014 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




MARCH 17, 2014

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Lift Station Project

Proclamation for Fair Housing Month

Request for Easter Egg Hunt Donation

2014 Street Repair Project

*****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 March 17, 2014 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble (4) Absent: Heath Robinson (1).

Tracy and Christopher Bruntz were present to present the city with an application for a Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP) traffic study of US 24 and East Lake and East Pottawatomie Street, in hopes of identifying crosswalk problems at those locations. This application is supported by USD #372. After discussion, including explanation of previous attempts by the city to improve safety at these two intersections, it was moved by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Kampsen and approved to proceed with this study to try and develop solutions to ensure the safety of pedestrians.

Motion was made by Councilmember Bryant and seconded by Councilman Noble that the minutes from the last regular session held on March 3, 2014 be approved as amended.

A request from the Silver Lake Easter Egg Fund for a donation to their Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Friday, April 4 at 7:00 P.M. at the grade school ball diamonds was presented. Councilman Linderman moved, it was seconded by Councilman Kampsen and approved to donate $200.00 to the organization.

Claim voucher was submitted to the council for appropriation. An ordinance entitled "An ordinance appropriating money to pay certain claims" was introduced and read at length. Motion was made by Councilmember Bryant and seconded by Councilman Noble 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 David Linderman, Tom Noble (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2261.

Alex Darby, Engineer on the Lift Station Project, was present to give council an update on completion of the project. Walters Morgan Construction, Inc. has completed installation of pressure gauges on the new pump stations. PEC and Walters Morgan have looked at the trash basket that did not fit at the time of construction on the project, and have determined that there is a good possibility that it can be made to fit with minor modifications. The city will be responsible for reimbursement of the $195.00 cost for a 10” drop bowl installed during construction as a substitute for the trash basket. Alex told council that Walters Morgan would install the trash basket at the same time they return to finish grade work and seeding at the lift station sites.

Councilmembers were presented with a Proclamation celebrating 46 years of fair housing by naming the month of April as “Fair Housing Month”. Councilman Noble moved and Councilmember Bryant seconded the Proclamation be approved. Motion was approved.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik presented a list of proposed areas to be considered for the 2014 Street Repair Project. After review and discussion, council felt that proposed repairs at Rice and E Lake, curb work, and street sweeping should be bid separately from areas designated for mill and overlay and patch work. Council directed the City Attorney, Building and Grounds Superintendent and Utility Superintendent to prepare bids as directed.

Police Chief Call announced that the Silver Lake Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Friday, April 4th at 7:00 P.M. at the grade school ball diamonds.

Chief Call told council that City Traffic Attorney Todd Luckman and Municipal Court Judge Karen Wittman are reviewing proposed ordinances to prosecute possession of small amounts of marijuana in city court and one that would allow Silver Lake to hear first offense D.U.I’s in Silver Lake Municipal Court.

Regular session March 17, 2014 cont’d.

City Attorney Gary Hanson reminded council that the city is still withholding payment of funds to both PEC and Walters Morgan Construction until the Lift Station Project has been completed.

Councilman Linderman questioned council on where responsibility rests if water restriction is required in the event of drought conditions.

Councilmember Bryant announced that she will be absent for the April 21st council meeting.

A planning commission meeting has been scheduled on April 2, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. at Silver Lake City Hall to address a request to rezone the property located at 109 Madore from Thomas and Cheryl Corwin. The present zoning is “R” Single Family Dwelling District and the requested zoning is “R-2” Two Family Dwelling District. Notices have been published and mailed to commission members and to property owners of adjoining properties as required.

Mayor Mack Smith reported on the recent “Meet your Legislator” event sponsored by the Silver Lake Lions Club on March 8th. He reported it was well attended and both Laura Kelly and Representative Powell were present.

Utility Superintendent Russell Kalcik announced that he is retiring effective March 31st, 2014, after 30 years of service to the city. Council thanked Kalcik for his many years of service and wished him good luck in the future.

With no further business to come before council it was moved by Councilman Linderman and seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved to adjourn at 6:40 P.M.

Janie Kay Gowin
Assistant City Clerk