08-18-2014 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




AUGUST 18, 2014

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

2015 Budget Hearing 5:30 P.M.

*****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 18, 2014 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson (5) Absent: None.

The attention of all present was called to the published notice given for the 2015 Budget Hearing. There was nobody present to question the published 2015 Budget which included just a slight mill increase. Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved that this budget be accepted as published.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to adopt an ordinance attesting to an increase in tax revenues for budget year 2015. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson (5). Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2274.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble and seconded by Councilmember Bryant that the minutes from the last regular session held on August 4, 2014 be approved as written.

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, Heath Robinson (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2273.

Chief Call reported that he has been researching the costs of a new patrol vehicle. He explained that the Ford Crown Vic is no longer available in a police pursuit package. He mentioned several options for police pursuit packaged vehicles but has decided that the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe would work best for the city. Councilman Robinson mentioned that the Kansas Highway Patrol has a vehicle resale program but council wasn’t sure that this would be the best option for the city. After further discussion, this matter was tabled to allow Chief Call time to obtain firm vehicle/equipment prices and to look into financing options that will concur with amounts included in the budget for a vehicle/equipment purchase.

Councilman Kampsen recently met with a group of residents that wanted to talk to him about city parks and possible ways to improve the community. He updated council on several topics discussed at this meeting and also reported that this group has established a Facebook page named the Silver Lake, KS Community Engagement Group. They are in the process of creating a survey that they would like area residents to complete on suggestions for community improvements. Council agreed that if they provide this survey information to the city, a link to the survey will be added to the city website.

Chief Call reminded council that the citywide garage sales are scheduled for September 5th and 6th.

Councilman Robinson told council that he has talked to the Westar Energy Green Team and they are interested in assisting Silver Lake with planting trees at Little Lake Park. The city needs to determine how many trees they want planted. Also, if possible, their team would like local youth groups to assist with the planting of these trees.

Councilmember Bryant asked if the city will be purchasing any new holiday decorations. Public Works Superintendent Taylor told her that three (3) new pole mounts have recently been installed so there will be new decorations for the upcoming season.

Regular session August 18, 2014 cont’d.

Mayor Smith recently completed FEMA’s annual online survey of community leaders.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for September 3, 2014 at 5:30 P.M and that he would not be able to attend this meeting. The following meeting will be held on September 15, 2014 at 5:30 P.M.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Kampsen moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:35 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk