03-04-2013 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




MARCH 4, 2013

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Farm Lease Agreement

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 March 4, 2013 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (5) Absent: None.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble and seconded by Councilmember Bryant that the minutes from the last regular session held on February 18, 2013 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 Councilman Ross 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, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2229.

Mayor Smith thanked Utility Superintendent Kalcik and Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor for doing a great job with snow removal following recent snow storms.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved that the 2013 Farm Lease Agreement with Wendell Mohler, Dennis Mohler, Robert Mohler and Colleen Dougan be accepted. This agreement is for the 2013 crop season.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik presented the monthly public works report. He noted that due to the postal system, there was delay in getting a water sample into the Kansas Department of Health & Environment so in the future he will hand deliver the samples.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report.

Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor reported that he is going to take his truck to the shop as the transmission has been hesitating. He will keep Mayor Smith updated on the cost of repairs.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik reported that Mayer Specialty Services, L.L.C. was scheduled to clean one third of the sanitary sewer system on March 11, 2013 but have postponed this cleaning until sometime in April because of the recent snow.

Chief Call told council that the D.A.R.E. Graduation will be held at 1:30 P.M., April 18, 2013.

Chief Call reported that National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013. This event allows people who have accumulated unwanted or unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of these medications. Chief Call will be available at Silver Lake City Hall on April 27, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. to collect these drugs.

City Clerk Stadler reported that the hand held meter reading equipment is not working properly and it may be necessary to purchase new equipment.

Mayor Smith and Councilman Ross attended the meet your legislators event hosted by the Silver Lake Lions Club this past weekend.

Regular session March 4, 2013 cont’d.

Mayor Smith made a presentation to the 8th graders at the Silver Lake Junior High this morning. He also participated in the annual “Mayor for Meals” today at lunch. Mayor Smith assisted with delivering meals to local senior citizens.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the Annual Easter Egg Hunt has been scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM. This event will be held south of the grade school on the practice football field. Mayor Smith will invite Senator Kelley to this event as she has attended it in previous years.

Mayor Smith updated council on recent 2013 Legislative issues.

City Engineer Alex Darby has provided Mayor Smith with additional documents that need to be signed for the loan agreement with the Kansas Department of Health & Environment. The purpose of this loan is for financing the Wastewater Treatment Project.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for March 18, 2013 at 5:30 P.M.

Councilman Noble advised that he will review the Hazard Mitigation Plan and the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) to make sure they are up to date.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:53 P.M. The motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk