12-07-2015 Agenda and Minutes - Standard

Agenda

CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING

CITY HALL

DECEMBER 7, 2015

5:30 P.M.


ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments

Minutes

Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Plat Modification – Eldon Roberson

Water/Sewer Rates

Ordinance Assessing Court Cost in Silver Lake

Application for Liquor License

Applications for Cereal Malt Beverage Licenses

Monthly Police Report

Monthly Public Works Report

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








Minutes


REGULAR SESSION MONDAY EVENING DECEMBER 07, 2015


The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Monday evening December 7, 2015 with Mayor Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (4) Absent: Nancy Bryant (1).

Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved that the minutes from the last regular session held on November 16, 2015 be approved.

The monthly financial report will be presented at the next meeting.

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, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2315.

Discussion was held concerning a water/sewer rate increase for 2016. At the last meeting Public Works Superintendent Taylor was asked to contact Shawnee County Rural Water District No. 2 and obtain more information about an estimated fee for the city to hook onto their system as a backup contingency plan. Taylor reported that the current estimate for this hookup is between $10,000.00 and $15,000.00. Several increase options were discussed as council agrees that the city needs to have consistent higher net revenues to meet the continuing increase in expenses for upgrading/replacement of infrastructure and the need to provide a backup contingency plan. Motion was then made by Councilman Noble to increase the water minimum charge from $9.75 to $10.00 and to increase the sewer charge from $19.25 to $20.00. This increase will go into effect for water consumed after January 1, 2016. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson 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. 2316.

Motion was made by Councilman Kampsen to adopt an ordinance increasing the court cost from $46.00 to $60.00 effective January 1, 2016. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross 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. 2317.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve the Application for Liquor License received from Fox Retail Liquor. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve the cereal malt beverage applications received from Silver Lake 66, Wehner’s Thriftway and Casey’s. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report. Council commended Call for a police chase that he assisted with in which he successfully deployed the stop sticks and stopped the vehicle.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor presented the monthly public works report. He mentioned that it may be necessary to have the City of Topeka assist them by jetting a line that has a blockage problem.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor also mentioned that the Division of Water Resources recently inspected the wells and determined that they need new meters. They will provide the city with information on new meters that will need to be installed by December 2016.

Regular session December 7, 2015 cont’d.


The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony that was held on December 1, 2015 went well with good attendance. Assistant City Clerk Gowin thanked Chief Call, Officer Snyder, Public Works Superintendent Taylor and City Clerk Stadler for their assistance with this event.

Mayor Smith briefly discussed year-end bonuses for city employees. These bonuses were approved at the last meeting. Smith told employees that this is a one (1) time only bonus and that council appreciates all the work that they do.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble that city employees receive salary increases effective January 1, 2016. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross 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. 2318.

Councilmembers and employees were asked to contact City Clerk Stadler if they are planning on bringing their spouses to the holiday dinner that will follow the next meeting scheduled for December 21, 2015.

At the request of council, City Attorney Luckman sent a letter to Bettis Asphalt discussing the recent contract they had with the city for the completion of the 2015 Street Repair Project.

The Shawnee County Clerk has reported to the city the 2015 Assessed Valuation for the City of Silver Lake.

The city has received notification that there will be an increase in the current workers compensation experience rating.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for December 21, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. The following meetings will be held on January 4, 2016 at 5:30 P.M. and January 20, 2016 at 5:30 P.M.

Councilman Noble mentioned that the term of the Chairman of the Board for Shawnee County Fire District No. 1 is almost expired. If anyone is interested in filling this position they can contact the Shawnee County Commissioners.

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 Robinson and approved.



Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk