01-17-2018 Agenda and Minutes - Standard





5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Contract with Storm Softball/Silver Lake Lions Club

****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 Wednesday evening January 17, 2018 with Mayor Mack 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 Robinson and seconded by Councilman Ross that the minutes from the last regular session held on January 3, 2018 be approved.

Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial report. She commented that everyone did a good job in curtailing spending in 2017 as we came in under budget.

Discussion was held concerning a bill received from Clifford Power Systems, Inc. for the Annual Service Agreement. Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that the last service they completed for the city was unacceptable as the generator is currently not operable. City Attorney Luckman will address these concerns with Clifford Power Systems, Inc.

At a previous meeting council instructed Public Works Superintendent Taylor to contact other generator service companies and obtain an estimate for their services. Taylor has met with Foley Equipment about their services and he will contact them about the generator that is currently not operable.

Claim vouchers in the amount of $6,906.78 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 Councilmember Bryant that said ordinance be accepted as read with this exception of check no. 5641, and it 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. 2386.

Motion was made by Councilman Ross to approve the city agreement with Storm Softball Club of Topeka and the Silver Lake Lions Club. This lease agreement allows Storm Softball to use the park ball diamonds for their ball club. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble that Public Works Superintendent Taylor be authorized to purchase salt/sand mixture for snow and ice control at an approximate price of $65.00 per ton. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved. It was mentioned that the amount the city charges the school to apply salt/sand mixture on their parking lots will be increased to $100.00 each time it is applied.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve the Application for Liquor License received from Blacksmith Hall LLC. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.

The city has received an email from an architect that had additional questions about the development of a proposed site west of Silver Lake. The questions are regarding the street that would perform as a frontage road and allow access off of the highway and then run along Highway 24 heading west. City Attorney Luckman has responded to this email accordingly and noted to council that the first step of this development will be the annexation of the property.

Councilman Ross updated council on the research he is doing on skateboard parks to determine if it would be feasible to construct one in Silver Lake.

No action was taken on an anonymous letter received addressing several matters in Silver Lake.

The next meeting is scheduled for February 5, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held on February 19, 2018 at 5:30 P.M.
Regular session January 17, 2018 cont’d.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor told council that repairs have been made to the leaking water valve at the intersection of Highway 24 and Sage.

Brief discussion was held concerning an article in the Kansas Government Journal relating to roadside panhandling.

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

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk