02-20-2012 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




FEBRUARY 20, 2012

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items

Lift Station Project – PEC Engineers – 5:40 P.M.

Farm Lease Agreement

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 February 20, 2012 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, David Linderman, Tom Noble (3) Absent: Mike Geer, Tim Kampsen (2).

Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved that the minutes from the last regular session held on February 6, 2012 be approved as amended.

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, David Linderman, Tom Noble (3) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2198.

Mr. Alex Darby with Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A. was present with the Preliminary Engineer Report for the proposed Pump Stations #1 and #2 Project. This report provides an evaluation of the existing wastewater collection and treatment system with a detailed report into the replacement of Pump Stations #1 and #2. These pump stations were constructed in 1976 and are beginning to show their age. In this report they recommend that both of these pump stations be replaced. Mr. Darby briefly explained details regarding the proposed pump station sizing and answered several questions asked by council. The city could apply for a KDHE twenty (20) year revolving loan for this project with an approximate interest rate of 2.42%. Prior to proceeding with consideration of the agreement for this project, City Attorney Hanson will make suggested changes to the agreement that Mr. Darby presented. Also, Utility Superintendent Kalcik will contact KDHE and the Kansas Rural Water Association regarding a possible rate change to fund this project. City Clerk Stadler will also contact City Accountant Annette Fielder about this project.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved that the 2012 Farm Lease Agreement with Wendell Mohler, Dennis Mohler, Robert Mohler and Colleen Dougan be accepted. This agreement is for the 2012 crop season.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik presented the monthly public works report.

Chief Call reported that Officer Brad Snyder graduates from the police academy on Friday, April 13, 2012. If anyone is interested in attending this graduation they need to let him know by April 4, 2012.

Brief discussion was held concerning the hours that Officer Brad Snyder will work after he graduates from the academy. Chief Call mentioned that he would also like to continue working the part time officers about the same number of hours they are working now to provide additional coverage. He said the money that was budgeted for the radios that we no longer need to fund could cover these additional hours. Mayor Smith told Call to meet with Councilman Linderman about a proposed schedule.

Brief discussion was held concerning traffic visibility problems at an intersection in Silver Lake.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for March 5, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held March 19, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. Councilmember Bryant confirmed that she will be able to attend the meeting scheduled for March 19th. Mayor Smith is unable to attend this meeting so Bryant will have to chair the meeting.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m. The motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.

Darlene Stadler, City Clerk