05-04-2015 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




MAY 4, 2015

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Appointment of City Employees

Approve Signature Letter for Silver Lake Bank

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 May 4, 2015 with President of the Council Nancy Bryant conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) Absent: Mayor Mack Smith (1).

Motion was made by Councilman Noble and seconded by Councilman Ross that the minutes from the last regular session held on April 20, 2015 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 Robinson 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, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2295.

In accordance with the statutes, Mayor Smith has prepared for council a list of the following names for appointive office to the City of Silver Lake for a one (1) year term: City Clerk – Darlene Stadler; Assistant City Clerk – Janie Kay Gowin; Public Works Superintendent – Ron Taylor; Public Works Assistant – Willie Smith; Police Chief – Randy Call; Full-Time Police Officer – Brad Snyder; Part-time Police Officers – Doug Ashcraft and Ed Nelson; Part-time Light Custodian – Kay Yette; Part-time Public Works Employee – Elwyn Miller; City Attorney – Todd Luckman; Assistant City Attorney – Gary Hanson; City Judge – Karen Wittman. Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved that Mayor Smith’s recommendations be accepted.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved that Silver Lake Bank be provided with a new signature letter. This letter notifies them who is allowed to transfer funds and issue checks on behalf of the city. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor presented the monthly public works report.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that they have been getting the mosquito sprayer ready for the upcoming spraying season. He noted that they will probably spray one week in the morning and the next week in the evening to see if that helps control the mosquitos.

Council was made aware of a resident that is currently in violation of the city code.

Councilman Robinson and Public Works Superintendent Taylor will be meeting to discuss the 2015 Street Repair Project.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that Madison Wegner has been hired to fill the Part Time Summer Help position and will start work on June 1, 2015.

The Ex-mark mower was recently repaired by Schwant Tractor & Service.

Chief Call reported that Midwest Radar was here to certify the radar units on April 8, 2015.

Regular session May 4, 2015 cont’d.

The Silver Lake Prom is scheduled for May 9, 2015 with the After Prom activities being held at the high school.

Chief Call reminded council that D.A.R.E. Graduation will be held at 2:00 P.M., May 13, 2015. There will be a pizza party for the students prior to this graduation with pizza provided by Casey’s and milk/ice cream provided by Reamer Distribution.

The Silver Lake High School Graduation will be held on May 17, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. and the last day of school for all other students will be May 20, 2015.

Chief Call updated council on an incident that recently occurred near the high school. He will let council know if he learns any additional information as this incident was not officially reported.

Councilman Robinson inquired about the status of the duplex that was damaged during a fire that occurred last year. Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that he has seen some workers at this property but has not yet talked to them about a time frame for completing these repairs.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor has not been notified as to when Superior Tank Company, Inc. will start the water tower maintenance that was approved at the last meeting.

The District Attorney’s Office has recently updated Chief Call on a case in which the city may be entitled to restitution. Call noted that at this time, this case has not been finalized.

With no further business to come before council, it was moved by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved to adjourn at 5:55 P.M.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk