11-19-2012 Agenda and Minutes - Standard

Agenda

CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING

CITY HALL

NOVEMBER 19, 2012

5:30 P.M.


ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments

Minutes

Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Safe Routes to School Program – Rebecca Pepper 5:40 P.M.

Request to Use Community Building

Agreement with Kansas Broadband Internet, Inc.

*****PLEASE NOTE: This agenda is subject to additions or changes as may
be necessary.








Minutes



REGULAR SESSION MONDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 19, 2012

The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Monday evening November 19, 2012 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, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved that the minutes from the last regular session held on November 5, 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 Councilmember Bryant 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, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2220.

Curt Niehaus, Becky Pepper and Sara Peters, all representatives from the Kansas Department of Transportation were present to discuss the Safe Routes to School Program. Ms. Pepper explained that this federally funded program provides reimbursements to cities that provide improvements that encourage children to walk or bicycle to school more safely. She said the city would be responsible for a twenty (20) percent local match and there in an approximate two (2) to three (3) year turn around for projects. She also noted that at this time there is no information about the application guidelines for 2013 but she would provide this information to the city as soon as it is available. This grant would not be limited to Highway 24, it would include streets within two (2) miles of the K – 8 school. Also discussed was the issue of having a pedestrian zone within a school zone. This is not allowed, therefore, the city could not have a pedestrian crosswalk zone within our current school zone. Ms. Peters discussed other school zone issues. Chief Call explained that the city is having trouble getting motorist to obey the school zone signs. The city is trying to find away to make these zones safer for the children, possibly by adding additional signage. Further discussion on this issue will be held at a future meeting.

Motion was made by Councilmember Bryant to approve the written request received from Shawnee County Parks & Recreation to use the community building and the city park for numerous upcoming events. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve the Tower Lease Agreement with Kansas Broadband Internet, Inc. of Salina. This agreement will allow them to install equipment/antennas on the water tower on Railroad for the purpose of providing broadband internet to the Silver Lake area. Motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.

Mayor Smith reminded council that there will be an executive session at the end of the meeting to discuss employee salaries and benefits for 2013.

Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor told Councilmember Bryant that he will order holiday decorations early next spring so we have them prior to the 2013 holiday decorating season. He noted that the lighted decoration that he will order will be the poinsettia.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik is in the process of having the easements signed that are needed for Upgrade/Replacement of Pump Station No. 1 and No. 2 Project.


Regular session November 19, 2012 cont’d.


The Office of the Shawnee County Clerk has reported to the city the re-certified 2012 Assessed Valuation for Silver Lake City.

Council was advised that RDR Excavating is scheduled to repair the pipe that settled near the distribution box at the lagoon sometime within the next couple of weeks.

Councilman Linderman discussed the street lighting at the intersection of Chestnut and Lake.

Council approved the letter being sent to water/sewer customers advising them of an increase effective January 1, 2013.

Mayor Smith mentioned that the Silver Lake Football Team will be playing in the state championship game on Saturday. Council expressed pride for this team that will be representing our school and the community at this game.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for December 3, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held on December 17, 2012 at 5:30 P.M.

Motion was made by Councilman Linderman to recess into executive session to discuss personnel matters relating to salaries and performance of city employees with the council to reconvene the open meeting at 7:10 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.
 
The public meeting reconvened at 7:10 P.M.

Motion was made by Councilman Linderman to approve year-end bonuses for city employees as recommended by City Treasurer Bryant. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.

Motion was made by Councilman Linderman to approve salaries effective January 1, 2013 for city employees as recommended by City Treasurer Bryant. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Linderman moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:45 p.m. The motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.



Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk