11-04-2013 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




NOVEMBER 4, 2013

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Certificate of Deposit Matures on November 6. 2013

Water/Sewer Rates

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 November 4, 2013 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, David Linderman (3) Absent: Tom Noble, Larry Ross (2).

Motion was made by Councilmember Bryant and seconded by Councilman Kampsen that the minutes from the last regular session held on October 21, 2013 be approved as amended.

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 Linderman and seconded by Councilman Kampsen that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, David Linderman (3) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2250.

Council reviewed the quarterly financial report prepared by City Clerk Stadler. They compared these cash balances with previous financial reports.

Motion was made by Councilmember Bryant that the Certificates of Deposit maturing this month at Silver Lake Bank be renewed for terms of ten (10) months. Motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik presented the monthly public works report.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik presented a draft notice advertising two (2) generators that the council has elected to sell. These generators are from the lift stations that are currently being upgraded. Council approved the posting of these notices after review by City Attorney Hanson. They will be posted at numerous locations in Silver Lake and on the City Website.

Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor has received a bid for the removal of dead trees on some property in Silver Lake. The city will proceed with the removal of these trees only if the property owner fails to comply with the nuisance order that he was served.

Motion was made by Councilman Linderman that Utility Superintendent Kalcik and Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor landscape the area around Lift Station No. 1 with the price not to exceed $500.00. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik briefly discussed the city’s participation in the Community Rating System (CRS) for flood insurance. At the last meeting it was determined that, since there is apparently no downside to not participating, the city would not elect to take part in this program. After researching this issue, Kalcik has determined that at this point, the city may not be able to opt out of this program. Council asked Kalcik to discuss this matter with City Attorney Hanson prior to the next meeting.

Chief Call informed council that the D.A.R.E. Hot Dog Roast went well. Mayor Smith thanked Call and everyone that assisted him for all of their hard work in continuing to make this event a success.

Chief Call reported that Police Officer Brad Snyder will be attending DARE Certification Training in Minnesota from January 27, 2014 to February 7, 2014.
Regular session November 4, 2014 cont’d.

Mayor Smith told council that the Silver Lake Library and Heartland Visioning are hosting a community meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. The purpose of this hearing is to join them as they “Review, Revise and Refocus” their direction for the next three (3) to five (5) years. This meeting will be held at the Silver Lake Community Building. Mayor Smith will be attending this meeting and encouraged others to attend if possible.

The Shawnee County Clerk has reported to the city the 2013 Assessed Valuation for Silver Lake City.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for November 18, 2013 at 5:30 P.M. The following meetings will be held on December 2, 2013 and December 16, 2013 at 5:30 P.M.

Brief discussion was held concerning the holiday dinner.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Linderman moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:15 P.M. The motion was seconded by Councilman Kampsen and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk