11-05-2012 Agenda and Minutes - Standard

Agenda

CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING

CITY HALL

NOVEMBER 5, 2012

5:30 P.M.


ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments

Minutes

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Contract Amendment for Lift Station Project

2012 Standard Traffic Ordinance

2012 Uniform Public Offense Code

Request for After Prom Donation

Monthly Public Works Report

Monthly Police Report

*****PLEASE NOTE: This agenda is subject to additions or changes as may
be necessary.








Minutes



REGULAR SESSION MONDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 5, 2012

The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Monday evening November 5, 2012 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) Absent: Nancy Bryant (1).

Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved that the minutes from the last regular session held on October 15, 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 Councilman Noble and seconded by Councilman Ross that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2217.

Motion was made by Councilman Ross, seconded by Councilman Noble and approved that Amendment No. 1 to the Contract for the Upgrade/Replacement of Pump Station No. 1 and No. 2 be accepted. This amendment is necessary to expand the scope of the engineer’s services.

Council reviewed the Standard Traffic Ordinance prepared by City Attorney Hanson. Motion was made by Councilman Noble and seconded by Councilman Linderman that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2218.

Council reviewed the Uniform Public Offense Code prepared by City Attorney Hanson. Motion was made by Councilman Kampsen and seconded by Councilman Linderman that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2219

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to donate $500.00 to the 2013 Silver Lake After Prom Party. Motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik presented the monthly public works report.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik reported that RDR Excavating is in the process of repairing the pipe that settled near the distribution box at the lagoon.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report.

Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor reported that with the assistance of Shawnee County Fire District No. 1, the new shade/shelter cover has been built at Little Lake Park. He noted that this project came in under budget.

Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor reported that the holiday decorations for the poles are no longer available this year. Council agreed that they would like to discuss the purchase of these decorations early next spring so we have them prior to the holiday decorating season. He did note that he is going to place wreaths with solar lighting on the “Welcome to Silver Lake” monuments.



Regular session October 5, 2012 cont’d.

Chief Call informed council that the D.A.R.E. Hot Dog Roast held this past weekend went well. They served approximately 700 people. Mayor Smith thanked Call for all of his hard work in continuing to make this event a huge success every year.

At the November 19, 2012 meeting, Rebecca Pepper, State Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the Kansas Department of Transportation will be present with information on the Safe Routes to School Program. This program provides funding for pedestrian and bicycle crossing improvements. Chief Call mentioned that the city is obtaining signs and materials from the Kansas Department of Transportation to assist with school zone safety.

City Attorney Hanson reported that he is waiting on a response from Kansas Broadband Internet in regards to the final lease agreement. Also, the amendment to the current Verizon Lease with the City of Silver Lake for additional equipment to be located on the water tower has been delayed by Verizon.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik is in the process of having the easements signed that are needed for Upgrade/Replacement of Pump Station No. 1 and No. 2 Project.

Councilman Linderman mentioned possible lighting issues at the intersection of Chestnut and Lake.

Councilman Ross discussed the signage information that the city has received for the crosswalks.

Discussion was held concerning safety issues at city hall. Chief Call was going to research possible ways to insure the safety of city employees.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the Holiday Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for December 11, 2012 at 6:30 P.M.

Mayor Smith recently appeared on channel 27 when they broadcasted live at the Annual Hotdog Roast and then he talked on a radio show that was broadcasting live at Wehner’s Thriftway. During the radio broadcast he promoted Silver Lake.

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

It was reported that the city’s share of the soybean crop has been sold.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has acknowledged their receipt of the city’s application for a Floodplain Fill Permit. This permit is needed for the Upgrade/Replacement of Pump Station No. 1 and No. 2 Project.

Chief Call has received a letter from Westboro Baptist Church Religious Ministries thanking him for assisting their group while they were in Silver Lake engaging in a public demonstration.

The Office of the Shawnee County Clerk has reported to the city the 2012 Assessed Valuation for Silver Lake City. Mayor Smith noted that the assessed valuation has increased.

Council received a copy of a letter that Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones sent to Officer Snyder thanking him for participating in the Sheriff’s Office Annual United Way Chili Contest.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for November 19, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. At this meeting council will discuss employee salaries and benefits for 2013.

Regular session October 5, 2012 cont’d.


Councilman Ross asked if the city has ever considered purchasing the property to the west of city hall. He was told that the city has looked at this property in the past but didn’t think it was in the best interest of the city to purchase it.

With no further business to come before council it was moved by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved to adjourn at 6:25 P.M.



Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk