04-19-2021 Agenda and Minutes - Standard
CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING
APRIL 19, 2021
ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING
Pledge of Allegiance
American Legion Baseball Donation
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REGULAR SESSION MONDAY EVENING APRIL 19, 2021
The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall and by conference call 1-844-474-0925 passcode 73370940 on Monday evening April 19, 2021, at 5:30 PM with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Council members present: Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross, and Tim Kampsen (4). Absent: Brad Bryant (1). Also present were City Attorney Todd Luckman, Public Works Utility Superintendent Willie Smith, Police Chief Marc McCune, Assistant Clerk Marie Beam, and Clerk Michelle Brown.
Jordan Landis was here to discuss concerns she had about her water bill and water meter. Council reviewed the water usage history and discussed what the options were to fix the problem. A motion was made by Councilmember Robinson that said the use of service will be billed at an average from Jan. 2020 to Nov. 2020 for the January, February, March, and April 2021 billing period. Then after 30 days, the meter will be reviewed to see if it is within regular use. Councilmember Ross seconded the motion, and with further discussion, Councilmember Robinson withdrew his motion. Councilmember Kampsen made a motion to put payment and all fees on hold for 30 days to get an accurate reading and then discuss the new bill at that time. Councilmember Robinson seconded the motion, and with no further discussion, the motion carried.
A motion was made by Councilmember Noble and seconded by Councilmember Kampsen that the minutes from the last regular session on April 5, 2021, be approved as written.
Claim vouchers in the amount of 8,818.11 dollars were submitted to the Council for appropriation. An Ordinance entitled "An Ordinance appropriating money to pay certain claims" was introduced and read at length. A motion was made by Councilmember Noble and seconded by Councilmember Ross that said Ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by a roll call of the following vote: AYE: Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross, and Tim Kampsen (4) NAY: None. With no further discussion, Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2487.
Mike Burton, a representative from the American Legion, was present to discuss the 2021 American Legion baseball team donation. Burton updated the Council on the upcoming season and anticipated purchases for this year. After consideration by Council, a motion was made by Councilmember Noble that 2,500.00 dollars be donated to the American Legion for the 2021 ball season. Councilmember Robinson seconded the motion, and with no further discussion, the motion was approved.
Kayla Blosser was present to update Council on the events for the 150th Celebration. Two applications for the 150th committee were turned into Council for approval. The first is a temporary street closing. Councilmember Noble made a Motion to approve the Temporary Street Closure Permit. Councilmember Robinson seconded the motion, and with no further discussion, the motion carried. The second is a Temporary CMB Permit. Councilmember Noble made a motion to approve the Temporary CMB permit. Councilmember Robinson seconded the motion, and with no further discussion, the motion carried.
City employees presented a list of items that they would like included in the 2022 Budget. These lists will be forwarded to Tyler Boxberger so that he can prepare a draft budget.
Public Works Superintendent Smith reported one of the pumps had blown a fuse over the weekend, but everything is up and running now. They are also working on moving water pits and fixing water leaks.
Police Chief McCune updated Council on the School Crossing Guard volunteer program.
Councilmember Noble made a motion to pay for the membership for City Attorney Assn. of Kansas. Councilmember Kampsen seconded the motion, and with no further discussion, the motion carried.
Regular session APRIL 19, 2021 cont'd
Councilmember Robinson made a motion to pay for the membership for Kansas Municipal Judges' Assn. Councilmember Ross seconded the motion, and with no further discussion, the motion carried.
Mayor Smith asked about the school light on HWY 24 that needs to be fixed. Public Works Superintendent Smith stated they would begin work next Friday.
Council has not decided how long they will be using the conference phone for meetings.
Council asked Public Works Superintendent Smith to look at a house on Sage Street to see if there are any Ordinance violations.
The following meetings are scheduled for Monday, May 3, 2021, at 5:30 PM and Monday, May 17, 2021, at 5:30 PM.
Councilmember Noble updated Council on a conversation he had with an individual regarding a building that may be listed for sale soon. This building could possibly be used for the Police Department.
May 3, 2021, Street Bids will be opened starting at 5:00 PM.
With no further business to come before Council, Councilmember Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:03 PM. Councilmember Robinson seconded the motion, and with no further discussion, the motion carried.