06-02-2014 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




JUNE 2, 2014

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Senior Citizen’s Liability Insurance

Lease Agreement from Silver Lake Bank – 2015 Ford F-250

Resolution - Authorizing the Discharge of Fireworks

Monthly Public Works Report

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 June 2, 2014 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson (4) Absent: Tim Kampsen (1).

Motion was made by Councilmember Bryant and seconded by Councilman Noble that the minutes from the last regular session held on May 19, 2014 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, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2268.

Council was advised that City Insurance Agent Harry Lamar has determined that it is possible to allow the senior citizens to carry General Liability Insurance as an add-on to the city’s policy. The total cost would be $100.00 per year and this amount would be reimbursed by the senior citizens. After discussion, motion was made by Councilmember Bryant that the city add this coverage to the city policy for one (1) year. During this year the city will monitor the senior citizens activities and continuing this coverage in the future will be reconsidered next year. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.

Motion was made by Councilman Linderman to approve a Resolution authorizing the execution of a lease purchase with Silver Lake Bank for the 2015 Ford F250. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson with Councilman Noble abstaining from the vote.

After discussion, Councilman Robinson made a motion to approve the following Resolution Authorizing the Discharge Of Fireworks Within The City: Fireworks may be lawfully discharged within the corporate limits of the City only between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. on June 29th and June 30th and July 1st, July 2nd and July 3rd; and between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 11:59 P.M. on June 27th, June 28th, July 4th and July 5th, 2014. In the event of a county wide burn ban, the lighting of fireworks within the city will be prohibited. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor presented the monthly public works report.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report. He also mentioned some steps the school district may take to prevent fireworks from being discharged in the school parking lots.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that newly hired Public Works Assistant Willie Smith has been doing a great job.

Discussion was held concerning a time frame for the completion of the Pump Station #1 and #2 Rehabilitation Project. Council directed Public Works Superintendent Taylor to contact Alex Darby with Professional Engineers Consultants and advise that council has asked for a final completion date.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor told council that he appreciates the assistance that City Clerk Stadler and Assistant Clerk Gowin have provided during the job transitions that have occurred in his department.

Chief Call reported that the American Legion Memorial Service held on Memorial Day went well. He appreciates the assistance that Public Works Superintendent Taylor and Corporal Tim Kampsen provided.
Regular session June 2, 2014 cont’d.

The 2014 Bike Across Kansas route travels through Silver Lake on June 12, 2014. Chief Call is assisting them with anything they made need while stopping in Silver Lake.

Chief Call, Officer Snyder and Officer Ashcraft will be attending mandatory training in Rossville tomorrow night.

Silver Lake Municipal Court is scheduled for June 25, 2014 at 5:00 P.M.

Councilman Linderman briefly discussed the protocol for painting the parking lines in the business areas on and near Railroad. Council agreed that the painting of these lines should be a judgment call for Public Works Superintendent Taylor.

Councilman Noble advised that he needs a short executive session at the end of the meeting to discuss a personnel matter.

It was reported that the Notice to Proceed has been issued to Bettis Asphalt and Construction, Inc. for the 2014 Street Project.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that they have started spraying for mosquitos. They will be spraying early on Wednesday mornings until it is necessary to spray twice a week.

Taylor also reported that the X-Mark mower has been repaired and is working fine.

The Farmer’s Market & Family Fun Fair hosted by the Silver Lake Library will start tomorrow and will be held every Tuesday evening from June through September. The hours for this event will be 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Public Works Superintendent Taylor noted that they will be using the city’s barricades during these events.

Mayor Smith mentioned the concern a resident brought to his attention regarding a city employee working in the heat.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for June 16, 2014 at 5:30 P.M. The following meetings will be held on July 7, 2014 and July 21, 2014 at 5:30 P.M. Anyone unable to attend future meetings is encouraged to call the city clerk so we are assured of a quorum.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved that council enter into executive session at 6:07 P.M. to discuss a personnel matter. Regular session was scheduled to reconvene at 6:17 P.M.

The public meeting convened at 6:17 P.M.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:17 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk