01-03-2018 Agenda and Minutes - Standard





5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Certificate of Deposit Renewal

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 January 3, 2018 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (4) Absent: Nancy Bryant (1).

Motion was made by Councilman Ross and seconded by Councilman Noble that the minutes from the last regular session held on December 18, 2017 be approved.

Claim vouchers in the amount of $7,047.29 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 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: Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2385.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble that the Certificate of Deposit that matured at Silver Lake Bank on December 25, 2017 be renewed for a term of eleven (11) months at an interest rate of 1.15 %. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report. He updated council on the case/incident report numbers for 2017.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor presented the monthly public works report.

Motion was made by Councilman Robinson that CCE Service, Inc. be authorized to install manual transfer switches on the wells with the condition that the completion of this project does not exceed thirty (30) days from today’s date. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.

The city has received a check from U.S.D. #372 for security that the police officers provided at the home football games this fall.

Chief Call reported that the Rossville Police Department will bill the city for Police Officer Brad Snyder’s hours to teach the DARE curriculum at the conclusion of the course.

Chief Call reported that the patrol car software provided by New World Systems will be changing in the near future. He will keep council updated on this transition as it will likely affect the patrol car computers.

An application has been received from someone wanting to rezone property in Silver Lake to a commercial zone. City Attorney Luckman has responded to this letter accordingly as some of the information that was included with the application was not accurate.

Brief discussion was held concerning all dogs except service dogs being prohibited at city hall. Chief Call and City Attorney Luckman explained the regulations concerning services dogs. They are allowed as long certain criteria is met. Chief Call will discuss this matter with the individual that made this inquiry.

Councilman Ross told council that he would like to do a little research on skateboard parks to determine if it would be feasible to construct one in Silver Lake. Mayor Smith mentioned that this has been talked about in the past but council never proceeded. Ross will keep council updated on his research.

Councilman Robinson and Public Works Superintendent Taylor will begin to prepare the list of streets to consider for the 2018 Street Repair Project. Also, hiring a street sweeper will be considered later on this year.
Regular session January 3, 2018 cont’d.

City Clerk Stadler will contact Russ Cobb with the Silver Lake Lions Club and remind him that council would like the contract between the City, Storm Softball and the Silver Lake Lions Club signed and returned as soon as possible.

Mayor Smith asked Public Works Superintendent Taylor if he has made the necessary repairs to the leaking water valve at the intersection of Highway 24 and Sage. Taylor indicated that the parts are in and they will make these repairs in the near future, weather permitting.

The next meeting is scheduled for January 17, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. The following meetings will be held on February 5, 2018 and February 19, 2018 at 5:30 P.M

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:10 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk