04-04-2016 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




APRIL 4, 2016

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

2016 Street Repair Project

Monthly Police Report

Monthly Public Works Report

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



The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Monday evening April 4, 2016 with Mayor Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) Absent: None.

Motion was made by Councilman Ross, seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved that the minutes from the last regular session held on March 21, 2016 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 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: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2326.

Discussion was held concerning the 2016 Street Repair Project. City Attorney Luckman presented the draft bid documents as requested at the last meeting. Council approved these documents as presented and directed Luckman to prepare the bid package for this project with the bid letting being scheduled for May 2, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. Public Works Superintendent Taylor noted that he is trying to obtain bids for repairing the ditch at the intersection of Rice and Lake. This project will be bid separately as it will be repaired with concrete.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor presented the monthly public works report. Taylor noted that Public Works Assistant Smith has successfully completed another level of certification and that the next time it is offered, he will the test for Class 2 Water Certification.

It has been brought to the attention of Public Works Superintendent Taylor that a residence in town may be in violation of several sections of city code including building without a permit. City Attorney Luckman addressed these possible violations but council agreed that prior to proceeding any further, they would like Taylor to inspect this property so the violations can be validated.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Chief Call will be available at Silver Lake City Hall from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. to collect these drugs. He briefly explained this drug takeback process.

Motion was made by Councilman Kampsen, seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved that David Stadler be appointed to vote for the City of Silver Lake at the annual meeting to elect supervisors for Tri-County Drainage District No. 1.

On March 30, 2016, members of Heartland Visioning met with the Silver Lake, KS Pride Community to discuss how they can assist the Silver Lake area. This meeting was held at the Silver Lake Methodist Church and was open to the public. Mayor Smith, Councilmember Bryant and Councilman Ross attended this meeting which was well attended.

Mayor Smith reported that the next Silver Lake, KS Pride Community meeting is scheduled for April 11, 2016 at 6:00 P.M.

Regular session April 4, 2016 cont’d.

Mayor Smith will be participating in March for Meals with Meals on Wheels. He will be delivering meals to local seniors tomorrow, April 5, 2016.

Chief Call announced that D.A.R.E. Graduation will be on May 4, 2016 at the Silver Lake Grade School.

A letter has been received from the Commissioner of Elections advising that the Primary Election is scheduled for Tuesday, August 2, 2016 and the General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016. If the city would like to have a ballot question placed on the ballot for the Primary Election, it must be in their office by Friday, May 20, 2106.

The council has been invited to the next Citizens for Accountability in Government community forum to update and discuss the status of the JEDO (Joint Economic Development Organization). This meeting will be held at 6:30 P.M. on April 14, 2016 at the Shawnee County Library.

Mayor Smith reported that there is currently a vacancy on the Silver Lake Board of Zoning Appeals. Mayor Smith asked council to think of residents that may be interested in filling this vacancy.

Mayor Smith reported that Judge Karen Wittman is resigning following the next court session which is scheduled for April 27, 2016. Council regretfully accepted this resignation.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble that Darian Dernovish be appointed as Municipal Court Judge at a starting salary of $272.73 per session. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.

Council briefly discussed some concerns that residents have expressed about crosswalks and speed limits in Silver Lake.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for April 18, 2016 at 5:30 P.M. The following meetings will be held on May 2, 2016 and May 18, 2016 at 5:30 P.M.

Councilman Kampsen said he would like to see the city move forward with placing new mulch under the playground equipment at the parks. Public Works Superintendent Taylor was asked to look into prices for mulch and delivery of the mulch.

Councilman Ross told council that a local resident has told him that she thinks Public Works Superintendent Taylor and Public Works Assistant Smith are doing a great job.

A local resident has asked Councilman Robinson if the city would consider removing the stop sign located at the intersection of Lakeland Drive and Lakewood Terrace. Since Lakewood Terrace is not a thru street, this resident feels that the stop sign is not needed. Discussion on this matter was tabled until the next meeting to allow time for further research.

Councilmember Bryant inquired about the ownership of the lake. She was informed that there are numerous owners of this lake and that it is considered federal wetland which would prevent any development of this lake.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:45 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk