03-05-2018 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




MARCH 5, 2018

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Farm Lease Agreement

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 March 5, 2018 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) Absent: Heath Robinson (1).

Motion was made by Councilmember Bryant and seconded by Councilman Noble that the minutes from the last regular session held on February 19, 2018 be approved as amended.

Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial report.

Claim vouchers in the amount of $18,265.70 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: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2389.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved that the Farm Lease Agreement with Wendell Mohler, Dennis Mohler, Robert Mohler and Colleen Dougan be accepted for the 2018 crop season.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor presented the monthly public works report. He mentioned an upcoming quarterly lagoon sample that will be submitted to KDHE as required.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that Madison Wegner has agreed to return this year to fill the Part Time Summer Help position. Motion was made by Councilman Ross that the salary for this position be $11.50 per hour. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.

Council discussed the 2018 Street Repair Project. At a recent meeting, council reviewed a list of streets to consider for this project as recommended by Councilman Robinson and Public Works Superintendent Taylor. Council agreed that the intersection of Aquarius and Walnut should be added to this list. City Attorney Luckman was then directed to prepare the bid documents for this project. Luckman indicated that he would have the draft documents ready for approval at the next meeting.

Council was reminded that the Annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6:30 P.M. This event will be held south of the grade school on the practice football field.

Chief Call reported that he will be ordering materials for the D.A.R.E. Graduation at an estimated cost of $650.00.

Brief discussion was held concerning recent police activity in which the patrol car was damaged. Chief Call presented an estimate for the necessary repairs. He noted that this estimate does not include the cost for new striping. Council asked Chief Call to contact the city insurance agent to determine if the repairs are covered. Call will also follow up with the district attorney’s office about this matter.

Chief Call told council that with the assistance of the Shawnee County IT Department, the mobile data units in the patrol cars have been transitioned to the new software.

Regular session March 5, 2018 cont’d.

City Attorney Luckman is still trying to make contact with Kwikom to discuss recommended changes to the Tower Lease Proposal that they presented to council at a recent meeting. This lease would allow them to provide high speed internet in the Silver Lake area.

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.

Council reviewed a notice of violation sent to a resident that is in violation of the city ordinance regulating fences around swimming pools.

Councilman Noble mentioned that in the year 2020, the City of Silver Lake will celebrate its 150th Anniversary. He asked council to keep this is mind as he would like the city to host some type of celebration.

The city has received the 2018 Annual Notice of Value for the city property located at 502 E. Lake. There was an increase in valuation.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the Silver Lake Planning Commission will meet on March 7, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. Purpose of this hearing will pertain 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 is “C – 2” Central Business District.

Mayor Smith inquired about the status of the new patrol vehicle. Chief Call advised that they are waiting for the equipment to be installed before being used.

The next meeting is scheduled for March 21, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. Councilmember Bryant will not be able to attend this meeting. The following meetings are scheduled for April 2, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. and April 16, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. Mayor Smith reminded council to let City Clerk Stadler know if they are unable to attend a meeting.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:10 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk