03-21-2018 Agenda and Minutes - Standard





5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

2018 Street Repair Project

****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 March 21, 2018 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) Absent: Nancy Bryant (1).

Motion was made by Councilman Noble and seconded by Councilman Ross that the minutes from the last regular session held on March 5, 2018 be approved.

Claim vouchers in the amount of $51,810.29 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 Ross 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. 2390.

Discussion was held concerning the 2018 Street Repair Project. City Attorney Luckman presented the draft bid documents as requested at the last meeting. Council approved these documents that will now be provided to contractors with the bid opening being set for April 16, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.

Motion was made Councilman Noble that J & E Lawn and Tree be hired to remove three (3) trees/stumps at the community building at a cost of $1,100.00. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor told council that he is going to obtain a bid to have the city streets cleaned. Council agreed that there is an excessive amount of sand on the streets because of icy roads this winter

Chief Call asked council to start thinking about the days/hours they would like to allow for the discharge of fireworks within the city limits. He noted that the City of Topeka recently made changes to their fireworks resolution and they have shortened the time frame for the selling and discharging of fireworks.

Council discussed the status of the new patrol vehicle. Chief Call advised that they are waiting for the equipment to be installed before being used. Call also reported that the necessary repairs have been made to the old patrol car.

City Attorney Luckman and Public Works Superintendent Taylor met with representatives from the Kansas Department of Transportation regarding a proposed development and the access road for this development on a site west of Silver Lake. They indicated that KDOT would not approve the exit off of the highway. Luckman will discuss possible options with the developer as well as making them aware that the council is not in favor of moving forward with annexation until KDOT’s approval for any location.

Brief discussion was held concerning obstructions that are lowering the visibility at the intersection of Highway 24 and Thomas Road. No action was taken at this time.

City Attorney Luckman has made contact with Kwikom to discuss recommended changes to the Tower Lease Proposal that they presented to council at a recent meeting. As soon as changes are made, this contract will be presented to council for further review.

At a recent meeting discussion was held concerning the bill received from Clifford Power Systems, Inc. for the Annual Service Agreement. Public Works Superintendent Taylor has determined that the last service they completed for the city was unacceptable. City Attorney Luckman has sent a letter to them addressing these concerns and as of today, the city has received no response.
Regular session March 21, 2018 cont’d.

The Silver Lake Planning Commission met on March 7, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. Purpose of this hearing pertained to the rezoning request for property located at 449 Chestnut in Silver Lake. The present zoning is “R” Single Family Dwelling District and the requested zoning was “C – 2” Central Business District. Council will take final action on this rezoning request at the next meeting.

Councilman Noble expressed concerns with children trespassing on private property and playing in the lake bed near his house. Chief Call will follow up on these concerns.

The city has received a thank you note for the contribution that was made to the 2018 Silver Lake Easter Egg Hunt.

The city has received a letter from the Kansas Department of Health & Environment regarding preparation of the 2018 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). This report covers calendar year 2017 and must be distributed to customers by July 1, 2018. Public Works Superintendent Taylor will proceed in the preparation of this report.

Mayor Smith discussed several proposed legislative bills.

The next meeting is scheduled for April 2, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting is scheduled for April 16, 2018 at 5:30 P.M.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk