01-23-2019 Agenda and Minutes - Standard
CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING
JANUARY 23 2019
ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING
Pledge of Allegiance
Request for After Prom Donation
Silver Lake Foundation Breakfast
****PLEASE NOTE: This agenda is subject to additions or changes as may
REGULAR SESSION MONDAY EVENING JANUARY 23, 2019
The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Monday evening January 23, 2019 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (4) Absent: Nancy Bryant (1).
A Silver Lake resident was present and advised that the alley behind the Eagle Apartments has large pot holes and is in need of some maintenance. Public Works Assistance Smith indicated that as soon as the weather permits, they will maintain this alley as needed.
This Silver Lake resident also asked council to consider saying a prayer at the beginning of council meetings. No action was taken on this matter.
Motion was made by Councilman Ross and seconded by Councilman Noble that the minutes from the last regular session held on January 7, 2019 be approved as amended.
Claim vouchers in the amount of $6,653.83 were submitted to 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 Robinson that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2415.
Motion was made by Councilman Robinson that $500.00 be donated to the 2019 Silver Lake After Prom Party. Motion was seconded by Councilman Kampsen and approved.
Motion was made by Councilman Ross that the city purchase a table for eight (8) at the Silver Lake Public Schools Foundation Breakfast. The total cost of this table is $300.00 with the proceeds of this event being used to support educational programs and projects that directly benefit the students and staff of Silver Lake schools. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved. If council would like to attend this breakfast that is scheduled for February 18, 2019, they need to let City Clerk Stadler know as soon as possible.
Motion was made by Councilman Noble that Public Works Assistant Smith be authorized to purchase salt/sand mixture for snow and ice control. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.
Public Works Assistant Smith asked council to consider changing the method in which chlorine is added to the water system. They currently are using gas chlorine but would like to change to liquid chlorine. Council asked him to obtain prices and also talk to City Engineer Pat Cox about this change before proceeding any further.
Chief Call reported that Officer Snyder will begin teaching the DARE curriculum in Silver Lake on February 12, 2019 with the DARE Graduation being scheduled for May 2, 2019.
Chief Call reported that he has picked up the bullet proof vests they were awarded by the Fox4 Active Shooter Vest Telethon. He also noted that they need to purchase the soft plates for these vests. Motion was made by Councilman Robinson, seconded by Councilman Noble and approved that these soft plates be purchased with the total cost not to exceed $1,400.00.
Motion was made by Councilman Noble that Chief Call purchase a new computer for the police department with the price not to exceed $1,500.00. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.
Regular session January 23, 2019 cont’d.
Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve the purchase of two (2) new computers for city hall with the price not to exceed $4,000.00. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.
City Attorney Luckman told council that he will need an executive session at the end of the meeting to discuss an attorney/client privileged matter.
At the last meeting council approved a weed notice being sent to the owner of the property that surrounds the pond located near South Rice Road as there is various weeds, foliage and other overgrowth on this property. This property owner was given ten (10) days to abate the nuisance or request a hearing before the governing body of the City. Since the property owner failed to abate the nuisance or request a hearing, Public Works Assistant Smith was directed to abate the weeds, foliage and other overgrowth as soon as weather permits.
Councilman Noble reminded council that in the year 2020, the City of Silver Lake will celebrate its 150th Anniversary. He asked council to keep this in mind as he would like the city to host some type of celebration.
Councilman Robinson has been contacted by a Silver Lake resident that has concerns about storm water drainage issues near a house that is currently being constructed. City Attorney Luckman told him that the city has no authority on this issue and this individual needs to talk to the builder of the house if he has concerns.
Public Works Assistant Smith reported that they have purchased a new clothes dryer for the shop.
At the last meeting council reviewed a complaint received about a residence on Railroad Ave. that has furniture in front of it and lots of trash sitting around the property. Chief Call has talked to the tenant of this property and they are working on getting these nuisances cleaned up. He noted that the furniture has been removed from in front of the property.
Motion was made by Councilman Noble that the salary of Assistant Clerk Michelle Brown be set at $17.00 per hour effective January 1, 2019. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2416.
Mayor Smith reported that former City Judge Karen Wittman has agreed to act as judge pro tem on January 30, 2019 as Judge Streit is unable attend court.
The next meeting is scheduled for February 4, 2019 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting is scheduled for February 18, 2019 at 5:30 P.M.
Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved that council adjourn into executive session at 6:12 P.M. to discuss matters relating to an attorney/client privileged issue. The regular session was scheduled to resume at 6:22 P.M. City Attorney Luckman was present during this executive session.
The regular session resumed at 6:22 P.M.
With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:22 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.
Darlene M. Stadler,