01-18-2017 Agenda and Minutes - Standard





5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Item:

Request for After Prom Donation

****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 Wednesday evening January 18, 2017 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 January 4, 2017 be approved.

Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial report. She commented that everyone did a good job in curtailing spending in 2016 as we came in under budget.

Claim vouchers in the amount of $9,572.83 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 Robinson and seconded by Councilmember Bryant 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, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2354.

Motion was made by Councilmember Bryant that $500.00 be donated to the 2017 Silver Lake After Prom Party. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that the Division of Water Resources has inspected the new meters that were installed on the wells and the city is now in compliance.

The council is still waiting for Shawnee County Rural Water District No. 2 to provide them with information on the city hooking onto their system as a backup contingency plan.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor is currently getting a bid to have a transfer switch installed on each well.

Council is still waiting for information on the bid for concrete at Lake and Rice. Public Works Superintendent Taylor indicated that he may have this information by the next meeting.

A diving company has provided information to Public Works Superintendent Taylor on the services that they provide by inspecting water towers. No action was taken.

At the last meeting council discussed a draft mutual aid agreement between the City of Silver Lake and the City of Rossville. City Attorney Luckman is still working on this agreement as he would like to know how the city insurance company would handle mutual aid.

Councilman Noble mentioned to Public Works Superintendent Taylor that the latest issue of the Kansas Government Journal has information on Maguire Iron, Inc. He suggested that Taylor contact them regarding their water tower maintenance services.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor and Councilman Robinson will be meeting with Bettis Asphalt tomorrow as they want them to assist with preparing the prioritized list of streets to consider for the 2017 Street Repair Project. Council agreed that they want information on sealing the cracks throughout the city.

Motion was made by Councilman Kampsen that the city purchase a table for eight (8) at the Silver Lake Public Schools Foundation Breakfast. The total cost of this table is $300.00 with the proceeds of this event being used to support educational programs and projects that directly benefit the students and staff of Silver

Regular session January 18, 2017 cont’d.

Lake schools. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved. If council would like to attend this breakfast they need to let City Clerk Stadler know by the next meeting.

Mayor Smith reported that Pat Cox with BG Consultants would like the city to send an email to the Kansas Rural Water Association asking that they supply BG Consultants with information on the GIS mapping that they completed for the city numerous years ago. This information is needed for a possible utility infrastructure systems project.

Following the last meeting a letter was sent to a representative of Lakeside Baptist Church providing them with information on the installation of sanitary sewer by private owners. Public Works Superintendent Taylor has been contacted by their representative and he indicated that they will obtain a cost for water/sewer installation. Taylor said they questioned the cost for annexation. City Attorney Luckman explained the annexation fee and noted that it would be approximately $500.00.

Mayor Smith reported that Local Government Day at the Capitol is scheduled for January 25, 2017. The League of Kansas Municipalities sponsors this day at the capitol, which includes presentations by legislative leaders and league staff.

Mayor Smith asked Public Works Superintendent Taylor the status of researching the drainage problem that occurs on the property located at 104 Center following heavy rains. Taylor indicated that he will follow up with Engineer Cox about this problem.

Mayor Smith told council that the Kansas Government Journal has a good article on the loss of demand transfers over the years.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for February 6, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held on February 20, 2017 at 5:30 P.M.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:00 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk