08-20-2012 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




AUGUST 20, 2012

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items

Certificate of Deposit Renewals

Proposed Tower Lease Agreement - KBI

Proposed Tower Lease Agreement - Verizon

Pedestrian Crosswalks at Chestnut and Pottawatomie & Lake Streets

Request to Use Community Building

*****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 August 20, 2012 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) Absent: David Linderman (1).

Mr. Larry Mah was present and introduced himself as a candidate for Shawnee County Treasurer. He did mention that if elected he would like to research the possibility of putting a motor vehicle annex location in Rossville.

Mr. Bill Hentzler, a Silver Lake resident was present to inquire about the status of adding additional signage at the crosswalks at Chestnut and both Pottawatomie and Lake Street. Chief Call and City Attorney Hanson reported that the state has been contacted and adding additional signage is not in conformance with the standard traffic manual. Hanson will research this matter further and will prepare a letter for the state addressing this issue.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved that the minutes from the last regular session held on August 6, 2012 be approved as amended.

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 Councilmember Bryant 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: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2210.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble that the Certificates of Deposit that are maturing this month at Silver Lake Bank be renewed for terms of eight (8) months. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.

Council continued from the last meeting discussion concerning the request from Verizon to add additional antennas to the new water tower. At the last meeting council agreed that they would like to contract with Steel in the Air for a survey/appraisal for the purpose of assigning water tower lease rates. This will let council know what rental space on water towers is worth. City Attorney Hanson presented council with a proposed Consulting Agreement with Steel in the Air. The fee for this consulting is $1,000.00. Motion was then made by Councilman Ross, seconded by Councilman Noble and approved that this agreement with Steel in the Air be accepted.

A lease proposal by Kansas Broadband Internet was discussed. They have advised City Attorney Hanson that they can install their antenna on the old water tower to avoid interference with the Verizon antennas on the new water tower. Hanson will work with them on preparing the final lease agreement. Council also directed Utility Superintendent Kalcik and Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor to contact the school district to determine if they are still interested in the service provided by Kansas Broadband Internet. They were asked to let City Attorney Hanson know what they find out from the school district.

Motion was made by Councilmember Bryant to approve the written request received from Shawnee County Parks & Recreation to use the community building and city park for several upcoming youth and adult programs. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.

Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor discussed if there is still a need to spray for mosquitoes twice a week. Council agreed that at the current time the mosquito population is low, therefore, the city will only spray one (1) time per week. The city employees will then use their judgment in deciding if they need to resume spraying twice a week.
Regular session August 20, 2012 cont’d.

Council was updated on progress being made by Cox Communications to provide cable service in Silver Lake.

Brief discussion was held concerning the current ATV ordinances. Chief Call answered questions the council had in regards to these ordinances and clarified some issues. Call also mentioned the preparations being made for police coverage during garage sale weekend.

Councilman Ross inquired about the possibility of pickleball lines being painted on the tennis court at the city park. He explained that pickleball is a relatively new racquet sport which is played on tennis courts. Council had no problem with these lines being painted so pickleball can be played. Councilman Ross will work with the city employees on the proper dimensions of this court.

Councilmember Bryant suggested that they also repaint the tennis court lines when they are painting the pickleball lines.

Brief discussion was held concerning the proposed shade/shelter area at Little Lake Park.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik reported that the light on top of the new water tower has been repaired.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the citywide garage sales are scheduled for September 7th and 8th.

Brief discussion was held concerning a possible water rate increase for 2012. Mayor Smith asked that a water rate increase summary be prepared prior to addressing a possible rate increase. He would like this summary to include the last five (5) years.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for September 5, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. The following meetings will be held on September 17, 2012 and October 1, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. He noted that he will not be able to attend the meeting on September 5th and Councilmember Bryant will not be able to attend the meeting on October 1, 2012.

With no further business to come before council it was moved by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved to adjourn at 6:45 P.M.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk