09-05-2012 Agenda and Minutes - Standard





5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items

Request to Use Community Building/Waive Fees

Monthly Public Works Report

Monthly Police 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 September 5, 2012 with President of the Council Nancy Bryant conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tim Kampsen, David Linderman (3) Absent: Mayor Mack Smith, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (3)

Motion was made by Councilman Linderman, seconded by Councilman Kampsen and approved that the minutes from the last regular session held on August 20, 2012 be approved as amended.

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 Linderman and seconded by Councilman Kampsen 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 (3) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2211.

A lease payment for the playground equipment was included in the bills tonight. Councilman Linderman questioned when this lease matures. City Clerk Stadler reported that it matures on August 25, 2015.

Motion was made by Councilman Linderman to approve the written request received from the Girl Scout Cadettes to use the community building for their monthly meetings and registration night. Motion was seconded by Councilman Kampsen and approved. The fees for these uses will be waived.

Council reviewed a request to use the community building and waive the fees for a resident that is providing a lunch for the runners that are running a relay with the proceeds going towards a mission trip fund raiser. It was agreed that with the information provided, this use does not meet the criteria for using the building free of charge. If further information is provided, council will reconsider.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik presented the monthly public works report.

Council was updated on progress being made by Cox Communications to provide cable service in Silver Lake.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report. He noted that there has been an increase in the number of garage doors being left open at night. Call also mentioned that he recently had a visit from Shawnee County Sheriff Jones.

Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor reported that the tennis court lines and the pickleball lines have been painted at the city park.

It was reported that the Kansas Department of Transportation is scheduled to have the highway striping project completed in Silver Lake by Thursday.

Chief Call recommended that new stop signs be posted at the following intersections; Gemini & Apollo, Gemini & Aquarius. He explained that the number of children in the vicinity has increased and these new signs will insure that motorist stop prior to pulling out onto Gemini. Chief Call also mentioned some minor changes that will be made to the new Standard Traffic Ordinance in regards to the school zone signage on Pottawatomie.

Regular session September 5, 2012 cont’d.

Chief Call also mentioned some changes that will be made to the parking signage at the city park.

Council was updated on the preparations being made for police coverage during garage sale weekend.

Chief Call reported that he has started preparations for the Annual Hot Dog Roast that is scheduled for October 31, 2012.

The Ride for the Red, benefiting the Kansas Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross will make a stop in Silver Lake on Saturday, September 8, 2012.

At the next meeting council will discuss possible dates for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Motion was made by Councilman Kampsen to adopt a Resolution authorizing Mayor Smith to execute and file an application on behalf of the city with the Kansas Department of Health & Environment for a loan to aid in the construction and rehab/replacement of Lift Station #1 and #2. Motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.

It was reported that the school crosswalks have been repainted.

Brief discussion was held concerning the proposed shade/shelter area at Little Lake Park.

Chief Call expressed his concern about the need of a restroom facility near the practice football field. Councilman Linderman will make contact with Superintendent Hallacy and see if this is a concern that the school district can address.

A lease proposal by Kansas Broadband Internet was discussed. The school district has been contacted and they are still interested in the service provided by this company. City Attorney Hanson is in the progress of preparing the final lease agreement.

Councilmember Bryant reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for September 17, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held on October 1, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. She noted that she will not be able to attend the meeting on October 1, 2012.

With no further business to come before council it was moved by Councilman Kampsen, seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved to adjourn at 6:20 P.M.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk