07-08-2021 Agenda and Minutes - Standard
CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING
THURSDAY JULY 8, 2021
ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING
Pledge of Allegiance
Rescue Funds for Non-Entitlement Unit(NEU)
Salary Ordinance (Effective July 1)
Revenue Neutral Rate Consideration
Mayer Sewer Renewal
Chief McCune-Spending Request
Chief McCune-Policy & Fee Schedule for Copies of Reports
Monthly Public Works Report
Monthly Police Report
Sunday Liquor Sales Ordinance
****PLEASE NOTE: This agenda is subject to additions or changes as may
REGULAR SESSION THURSDAY EVENING July 8, 2021
The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at City Hall on Thursday evening July 8, 2021, at 5:30 PM with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tom Noble, Brad Bryant, and Larry Ross (3). Also present was Public Works Utility Assistant Bill Berndt, Police Chief Marc McCune, City Clerk Liz Steckel, and Assistant Clerk Marie Beam.
John Fisher of 520 Mariner Drive was present during public comments to discuss changing Councilmembers’ terms in order to reduce the risk of 3 Councilmembers being replaced at any given time. Councilmembers decided to consider the suggestion and revisit if needed.
A motion by Councilmember Noble to approve minutes of the June 21, 2021 meeting as amended, was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and carried.
Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial report.
Claim vouchers in the amount of 8615.79 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 Noble 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: Tom Noble, Brad Bryant, and Larry Ross (3) NAY: None. With no further discussion, Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2495.
A motion was made by Councilmember Ross to appoint City Clerk, Liz Steckel as the contact person and Mayor Mack Smith as the Authorized Representative on the application submission for the State of Kansas’ Non-Entitlement Unit Award Request Portal for Rescue Funds. Councilmember Bryant seconded the motion, and with no further discussion, the motion carried.
Councilmembers discussed a plan for deciding the parameters of an Ordinance regarding UTV’s in the city. The council requested that Police Chief Marc McCune present to them examples of UTV policies in comparable cities, including specific requirements regarding ages and licenses, etc. In particular, the Council wants to ensure that what they decide would be enforceable by our Police. The Council decided to table the conversation until City Attorney Todd Luckman is present.
Councilmember Ross motioned to approve Salary Ordinance 2493. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Noble and was then placed on final passage by a roll call of the following vote: AYE: Tom Noble, Brad Bryant, and Larry Ross (3) NAY: None.
The Councilmembers directed City Clerk Liz Steckel to notify the Shawnee County Clerk that we would be holding a RNR(revenue-neutral rate) hearing.
A motion was made by Councilmember Noble to accept the Mayer Sewer contract to renew for a 3-year term. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Ross, and with no further discussion, the motion carried.
Police Chief McCune presented the monthly police report.
Police Chief McCune would like to purchase an additional Police Vehicle with the goal of having 3 vehicles and staggering a new one every 3 years going forward. Police Chief McCune requested 37,000 dollars for the purchase of a 2020 Durango. Council directed Chief McCune to put us on the list with KHP for the additional vehicle.
Police Chief McCune proposed a possible fee schedule for providing police reports to the public. Council advised McCune to present them with a visual for approval at the next meeting.
Public Works Utility Assistant Bill Berndt presented the monthly public works report.
A motion was made by Councilmember Noble to approve the Sunday Liquor Sale Ordinance No. 2494. Councilmember Bryant seconded the motion and after no further discussion, the motion was passed by a roll call of the following vote: AYE: Tom Noble, Brad Bryant Larry Ross (3). NAY: None.
Councilmember Ross mentioned a public complaint of a yard in town.
Mayor Smith commended the Police Staff, the Utility Staff and Councilmember Noble for all their work for the Sesquicentennial Celebration.
Council further commended the Sesquicentennial Committee for all their great work on the celebration.
Councilmember Noble made a motion to appoint George Lambert to replace former Councilmember Kampsen as a City of Silver Lake Councilmember. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Ross and the motion carried.
The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 19, 2021, at 5:30 PM. The following meetings are scheduled for Monday August 2, 2021, at 5:30 PM, and August 16, 2021, at 5:30 PM.
With no further business to come before Council, Councilmember Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:52 PM. Councilmember Ross seconded the motion, and with no further discussion, the motion carried.