09-21-2015 Agenda and Minutes - Standard
CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING
SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING
Pledge of Allegiance
Geometric Improvement Project
2015 Standard Traffic Ordinance
2015 Uniform Public Offense Code
Monthly Police Report
Monthly Public Works Report
*****PLEASE NOTE: This agenda is subject to additions or changes as may
REGULAR SESSION MONDAY EVENING SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Monday evening September 21, 2015 with Mayor Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) Absent: Heath Robinson (1).
Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved that the minutes from the last regular session held on September 9, 2015 be approved.
Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial report.
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 Councilman Noble 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: AYE: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2306.
Mr. Pat Cox with BG Consultants, Inc. was present to update council on the Geometric Improvement Project. The project location is at the intersection of Railroad and Chestnut with the project scope including the construction of a 200’ x 5’ concrete flume with an inlet for drainage improvement. He explained that the scope of the project is still the same and that it has been determined that there will be no need for land/right of way acquisition or utility relocation. The Kansas Department of Transportation has scheduled a field check meeting for October 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Mr. Cox will attend this meeting along with KDOT representatives and city employees. Council reviewed an agreement received from KDOT in regards to this project. After brief discussion, motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved that this agreement be accepted.
Council reviewed the Standard Traffic Ordinance prepared by City Attorney Luckman. Luckman noted that this ordinance includes a section that prohibits the blowing of grass upon city streets and a section that repeals section 135, relating to the use of coasters on city streets. Motion was made by Councilman Noble 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: AYE: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2307.
Council reviewed the Uniform Public Offense Code prepared by City Attorney Luckman. Motion was made by Councilman Ross 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, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2308.
Motion was made by Councilman Ross to approve an ordinance that will repeal section 2-301 and 2-302 of the city code pertaining to pit bull dogs. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2309.
Council agreed to sell the city portion of the corn crop currently being stored at Cargill Elevator.
Chief Call presented the monthly police report.
Public Works Superintendent Taylor presented the monthly public works report. He also noted that the water tower that was recently painted is now full of water and back in operation.
Regular session September 21, 2015 cont’d.
City Attorney Luckman and Public Works Superintendent Taylor explained to council that Eldon Roberson recently made a request to the county to change the configuration of three (3) tax parcels located in Block B, Lakeland Subdivision No. 2. City Attorney Luckman told council that since the county has approved his request to change the configuration of these lots, no action needs to be taken on behalf of the city.
Council was advised that well no. 5 is having electrical issues and the current estimated cost for repairs is $3,100.00.
Public Works Superintendent Taylor told council that they have obtained prices for mulch to put under the playground equipment in the parks but since the price is so high, they won’t be purchasing any until it is a budgeted item.
Chief Call reported that he has made arrangements with the high school for extra security at football games and dances. At the end of the school year, Call will bill them accordingly for this security.
Chief Call told council that the homecoming parade is scheduled for October 16, 2015. He also reported that Bob Schwarz CFP will be hosting a hot dog roast for the public to coincide with homecoming activities. This event will be held in front of the police station.
The Annual Hotdog Cookout will be held on October 31, 2015. Call indicated that he will need the assistance of Public Works Superintendent Taylor and Public Works Assistant Smith if they are available, if not, he would like the use of a truck and trailer to haul items for this event.
The city has received a Cell Site Lease Program Agreement from Unison Site Management. After reviewing this proposed lease and discussing the lease terms with City Attorney Luckman, motion was made by Councilmember Bryant, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved that this lease be declined.
City Attorney Luckman discussed with council the need for amending several charter ordinances in order to comply with a recently passed legislative bill which moved city elections from April of odd-years to November of odd-years. This matter was tabled until this time next year as council wants to be sure that there are no additional changes when the legislature reconvenes next year.
Councilman Ross questioned the status of the repairs being made to the duplex that was damaged during a fire that occurred last year. Public Works Superintendent Taylor has talked to the new owner of this duplex and he is aware of concerns the city has regarding this duplex. Council instructed Taylor to make contact with this owner again and find out why work on this duplex has recently been suspended.
Councilman Ross also expressed his concern regarding the hole in the street at the intersection of Walnut and Aquarius. This hole is included as part of an upcoming repair project but due to safety concerns, Ross feels the repair should be made as soon as possible. Public Works Superintendent Taylor will contact the contractor and find out when these repairs will be made and if it is going to be awhile, he will try and temporarily fix this hole.
City Clerk Stadler will draft an ordinance that will repeal sections 12-301 through 12-305 of city code, relating to firearm regulations.
Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for October 5, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held on October 19, 2015 at 5:30 P.M.
Discussion concerning the current contract with Storm Softball was tabled until a future meeting.
Regular session September 21, 2015 cont’d.
On August 29th, Silver Lake, KS Pride hosted a Movie in the Park along with providing attendees with ice cream. This event was well attended and council appreciates the PRIDE Community for all their hard work in organizing this community event.
Public Works Superintendent Taylor and Public Works Assistant Smith will be attending training in Holton on Wednesday, September 23, 2015.
With no further business to come before council, it was moved by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved to adjourn at 6:35 P.M.
Darlene M. Stadler,