08-06-2018 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




AUGUST 6, 2018

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

2019 Budget Hearing – 5:30 P.M.

Maintenance Agreement for Generators

Monthly Police Report

Monthly Public Works 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 August 6, 2018 with President of the Council Nancy Bryant conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (5) Absent: Mayor Mack Smith (1).

The attention of all present was called to the published notice given for the 2019 Budget Hearing. There was nobody present to question the published 2019 Budget with a mill levy tax rate of 29.511. Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved that this budget be accepted as published.

A local resident was present and asked whether or not a shock collar is an acceptable restraint if they are with their dog in their front yard. Council discussed this matter with City Attorney Luckman and Chief Call but agreed to table this matter to a later date as additional research needs to be done.

Motion was made by Councilman Ross and seconded by Councilman Noble that the minutes from the last regular session held on July 16, 2018 be approved.

Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial report.

Claim vouchers in the amount of $131,656.14 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 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, Heath Robinson, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2400.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor presented the monthly public works report.

Foley Equipment Co. has submitted a Maintenance Plan Agreement for the generators. This matter was tabled until the next meeting as City Attorney Luckman needs time to review this agreement prior to being considered by council.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved to accept the resignation received from Judge Darian Dernovish effective August 16, 2018. Council was advised that Governor Jeff Colyer recently appointed Judge Dernovish as the newest Shawnee County District Judge. Council extended their congratulations to Judge Dernovish and they appreciate the years of service he has provided to the City of Silver Lake.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble that as recommended by Mayor Smith, Alan E. Streit be appointed as Silver Lake Municipal Judge effective immediately. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and was approved by the following vote: AYE: Nancy Bryant, Health Robinson, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) NAY: Tim Kampsen (1). It was noted that his salary will be the same salary that was being paid to Judge Dernovish.

Chief Call is still trying to determine what to do with the old patrol car. He has posted the car on several websites but as of today, no one has expressed interest in the car.

Chief Call reported that the city has issued seven (7) lawn mowers permits this year.

Regular session August 6, 2018 cont’d.

Discussion was held concerning the tall weeds growing around the pond that is located in Lakeland Subdivision. Chief Call and Public Works Superintendent Taylor will follow up on this matter. They will also follow up on the tall weeds growing in the vacant lot across from Casey’s General Store.

Councilman Robinson asked Public Works Superintendent Taylor the status of making the necessary repairs to the leaking water valve at the intersection of Highway 24 and Sage. Taylor indicated that he has purchased a new tool that will be used to fix this leak.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor told council that due to the need to extend the patch on Aquarius, Bettis Asphalt did not include crack seal as part of the 2018 Street Repair Project. Councilman Ross indicated that water in this area is draining better.

J&E Lawn and Tree will remove the low hanging limbs along the bus route on August 14th but the remaining limbs will not be removed until his truck is either fixed or replaced.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor has received several bids to have the carpet at the community building replaced. He will now talk to members of the Senior Citizen’s Board about possibly assisting the city with the costs.

The next meeting is scheduled for August 20, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 5:30 P.M.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:15 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk