12-21-2020 Agenda and Minutes - Standard

Agenda

CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING

CITY HALL

DECEMBER 21, 2020

5:30 P.M.


ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments

Minutes

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Storm Agreement

Ordinance #2477

Water Billing Software

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Minutes



REGULAR SESSION WEDNESDAY EVENING DECEMBER 21, 2020

The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall and by conference call on Monday evening December 21, 2020, at 5:30 PM with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Larry Ross, Tom Noble (via telephone), Brad Bryant, Tim Kampsen (via telephone), and Heath Robinson (5).  Absent: None. Also present were City Attorney Todd Luckman, Public Works Utility Superintendent Will Smith, Police Chief Marc McCune, Clerk Michelle Brown, and Assistant Clerk Marie Beam.  
 
A motion was made by Councilmember Ross and seconded by Councilmember Robinson that the minutes from the last regular session on December 7, 2020, be approved.  
 
Claim vouchers in the amount of 23,470.17 dollars were submitted to the Council for appropriation. An Ordinance entitled "An Ordinance appropriating money to pay certain claims" was introduced and read at length. A motion was made by Councilmember Robinson and seconded by Councilmember Ross that said Ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by a roll call of the following vote: AYE: Larry Ross, Tom Noble, Brad Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson (5) NAY: None. With no further discussion, Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2479.
 
Council revisited the Storm Contract. Mayor Smith asked if anyone had any comments on the subject. Jason Ray, Silver Lake, KS; Mark Taylor, Topeka, KS; Jason Ross, Silver Lake, KS; Kyle Kruger, Silver Lake, KS; Russ Cobb, a representative for Lions Club; Buck Breckenridge, Topeka, KS; and Mike Kruger, Silver Lake, KS; were present to discuss their concerns regarding the Lions Club Ball Field and the Storm Contract. The conversation focused on scheduling the ball field, the public use of the park, and how the ball field could better benefit the City of Silver Lake residents.
 
Mayor Smith asked if there was anyone on the conference call that would like to speak. No one spoke.
 
Councilmember Robinson made a motion not to renew the contract with Storm Softball and the Lions Club. Councilmember Ross seconded the motion. Councilmember Bryant wanted to clarify that this motion was not to renew the Storm/Lions Club Softball contract. The motion was placed on final passage by a roll call of the following vote: AYE: Tim Kampsen, Larry Ross, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Brad Bryant (5)  NAY: None. Motion declared passed with discussion.   
 
Mayor Smith read the deed that notes the Lions Club is retaining the right to operate and supervise and improve said premises. Russ Cobb with the Lions Club will continue to schedule the field but would like some direction from Council on how to set up the scheduling process. Discussion about a lottery type scheduling for the ball field was held.
 
City Attorney Luckman wanted to specify that the Lion's Park remains a public park and that the park's maintenance will not take place during practice times.
 
Councilmember Kampsen is the Park Commissioner. Any maintenance concerns can be directed to Public Works Utility Superintendent Will Smith or to Councilmember Kampsen.
 
Councilmember Ross made a motion to approve an Ordinance that said city employees may receive salary increases effective January 1, 2021. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and was then placed on final passage by a roll call of the following vote: Tim Kampsen, Larry Ross, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Brad Bryant, (5) NAY: None. With no further discussion, Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2477.
'December 21, 2020 regular session continued….


Councilmember Ross made a motion to pay the additional 2,000.00 dollars for the Water Billing software upgrade bringing the total to 6,251.00 dollars. A motion was seconded by Councilmember Robinson and was then placed on final passage by a roll call of the following vote: Tim Kampsen, Larry Ross, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Brad Bryant, (5) NAY: None. With further discussion, the motion was declared passed.
 
Public Works Utility Superintendent Smith reported he has been working on a water leak.
 
Police Chief McCune introduced the new part-time officer, Carl Boyce.
 
The School Zone light repair costs were sent to the district court for possible restitution. 
 
The local Police Officers cannot enforce the mask order that Shawnee County has in place.
 
The Attorney Municipal Rates are going up to 175.00 dollars an hour. 
 
Councilmember Noble stated he would be absent from the meeting on January 4, 2021.
 
Councilmember Bryant moves that Council recess into executive session for fifteen (15) minutes and reconvene the meeting at 6:47 PM in the conference room at City Hall located at 218 West Railroad in Silver Lake, Kansas and by the telephone conference number 1-844-474-0925 passcode #73370940 For the purpose of discussing nonelected personnel matters.
 
Councilmember Bryant further moves that Mayor Mack Smith, Police Chief McCune, and Clerk Brown join the executive session to aid the Council in their discussion relating to the personnel matter. Councilmember Ross seconded the motion, and with no further discussion, the motion carried.

Council returned to regular session at 6:47 p.m.
 
The next meeting is scheduled for January 4, 2021, at 5:30 PM. The following meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at 5:30 PM.
 
With no further business to come before Council, Councilmember Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:49 PM Motion was seconded by Councilmember Ross. With no further discussion, the motion was approved.

Michelle Brown,
City Clerk