11-20-2017 Agenda and Minutes - Standard
CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING
NOVEMBER 20, 2017
ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING
Pledge of Allegiance
Review Contract with Storm Softball/Lions Club
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REGULAR SESSION MONDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 20, 2017
The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Monday evening November 20, 2017 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (3) Absent: Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson (2).
Motion was made by Councilman Ross and seconded by Councilmember Bryant that the minutes from the last regular session held on November 6, 2017 be approved.
Claim vouchers in the amount of $5,350.18 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 Ross and seconded by Councilmember Bryant that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: Nancy Bryant, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (3) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2380.
Council discussed the current contract with Storm Softball and the Silver Lake Lions Club. It was agreed that there are no changes that need to be made to the current contract as this year Storm Softball was able to meet all the contract stipulations. Motion was then made by Councilman Noble to accept this contract contingent on all parties approving it. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.
Public Works Superintendent Taylor told council that Clifford Power Systems is scheduled to replace the radiator on Lift Station No. 3. Also, he is still working at getting the manual transfer switches for the wells installed this year. He will contact the bidding company on this switch project one (1) more time and remind them that council would like this project completed as soon as possible.
Motion was made by Councilmember Bryant that Public Works Superintendent Taylor purchase a holiday streamer to replace the one hung in front of the police station that is deteriorating. The price for the streamer will not exceed $1,500.00. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.
Chief Call told council that they will be ordering the DARE materials for classes that start at the beginning of the year. He noted that these items will not exceed $800.00.
Chief Call updated council on a recent traffic stop that involved an individual that is already facing charges in Silver Lake.
Council was reminded that the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for December 5, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. This ceremony will be held at the Silver Lake Community Building.
City Attorney Luckman has responded to an architect that has questions about the development of a proposed site west of Silver Lake. Council reviewed this response which included a suggestion that they contact Barry Beagle with Shawnee County Planning and Zoning.
The city has received a letter from the Kansas Department of Health & Environment about the RTCR Microbiological Sample Site Plan that must be submitted to them no later than December 15, 2017. Public Works Superintendent Taylor told council that they are in the process of completing this map and that it will be submitted before the deadline.
Public Works Superintendent Taylor has purchased the new tires for the 2015 Ford 250.
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 they have not made this repair yet but they will in the near future.
Regular session November 20, 2017 cont’d.
The city has received a request to recognize January 21 – 27, 2018 as School Choice Week in Silver Lake. No action was taken.
Mayor Smith recently read a book to the preschoolers at the Silver Lake Library. Smith will also be volunteering at the Silver Lake High School on December 11, 2017.
Motion was made by Councilman Ross, seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved that the salary for Part Time Custodian Joyce Grimmett be increased to $13.00 retroactive to November 1, 2017.
Motion was made by Councilman Noble to enter into executive session at 6:02 P.M. to discuss personnel matters. Regular session was scheduled to reconvene at 6:12 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.
The public meeting reconvened at 6:12 P.M.
Motion was made by Councilman Noble to enter into executive session at 6:13 P.M. to discuss personnel matters. Regular session was scheduled to reconvene at 6:30 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.
The public meeting reconvened at 6:30 P.M.
Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve year-end bonuses for city employees as recommended by council and to designate Tuesday, December 26, 2017 as a holiday. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.
Motion was made by Councilman Noble for the mayor and city clerk to hire the most qualified individual as an assistant city clerk for a salary of $13.00 per hour. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.
Motion was made by Councilman Ross to approve salaries effective January 1, 2018 for city employees as recommended by council. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.
With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:35 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.
Darlene M. Stadler,