05-16-2016 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




MAY 16, 2016

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Request to Sale Fireworks in Silver Lake

All-Terrain Utility Vehicles on City Streets

Peddler’s Licensing Procedures

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The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Monday evening May 16, 2016 with Mayor Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (3) Absent: Nancy Bryant, Tom Noble (2).

Steve Samuelson, Division of Water Resources/Flood Plain Management and Andy McGrail, FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Regional Coordinator were present to present the City with a plaque recognizing the city for its participation and effective floodplain management. The work expended by city employees allows city residents living in the flood plain certain benefits when purchasing flood insurance.

Motion was made by Councilman Ross and seconded by Councilman Robinson that the minutes from the last regular session held on May 2, 2016 be approved as presented.

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 Robinson 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, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (3). NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2329.

Council continued from the last meeting, discussion on a request for them to consider amending the ordinance that prohibits the sale of fireworks in Silver Lake. City Attorney Luckman presented a revised draft ordinance that would allow the sale of fireworks to include certain requirements requested by councilmembers at the last meeting. After review of the revised ordinance, it was moved by Councilmember Ross and seconded by Councilman Robinson that said ordinance be accepted as presented and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (3). NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2330.

Discussion continued from the May 2 meeting to consider a request to amend the ordinance that prohibits the riding of all-terrain utility vehicles, golf carts, and lawn mowers on city streets in Silver Lake. After lengthy discussion Councilman Robinson moved that the council direct City Attorney Todd Luckman to draft a revised ordinance, so council can give further consideration to this matter. After more discussion the motion died due to lack of a second. City Attorney Luckman was asked to research ordinances allowing city employees to access various mowing locations throughout the city via city streets.

Discussion continued from the last meeting regarding the current ordinance regulating solicitors, canvassers and peddlers in Silver Lake. Discussion was held regarding current fees, limits on initial applications for licenses, and license renewals. Council directed City Attorney Luckman to draft an ordinance to replace the current one for council’s consideration at the next meeting.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that Haynes Equipment was here to replace the winch portion of the crane that pulls the pump on Lift Station No. 3.

Superintendent Taylor also reported that he had a call from KDOT regarding the scheduling of the Geometric Project for either Fall of 2016 or Spring of 2017. Since there was no guarantee of funds for the Spring option, Taylor approved for them to go ahead with a Fall 2016 starting date.

Superintendent Taylor also requested council’s appointment of a Public Officer for the city since several violations of the weed ordinance have been recently identified. Councilman Kampsen moved and Councilman Ross seconded that Superintendent Taylor be named the City’s Public Officer. Steps necessary to enforce this ordinance were reviewed with City Attorney Luckman.

Regular session May 16, 2016 cont’d.

Assistant City Clerk Gowin informed council that the elementary music teacher had proposed several dates her class could perform for the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Her original request for November 30th conflicts with Municipal Court so she gave us two (2) alternate dates: Tuesday, November 29th and Monday, December 5th. After discussion it was agreed by council that Monday, December 5th would be the best date and the regularly scheduled Council Meeting for that date would be moved to Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

Mayor Mack Smith reviewed Quarterly Financial Statements with council emphasizing possible impact on future budgets.

Mayor Smith questioned Public Works Superintendent Taylor about the status of the concrete bid for the corner of Rice and Lake streets. Superintendent Taylor said he and the construction firm have come up with a revised plan for the repair project and the estimate will be lower than originally thought. He will get a written bid from the company.

Chief Call announced that D.A.R.E. Graduation, May 4th was well attended. A pizza party was held for the graduates.

A draft resolution was presented setting the dates and times for the discharge of fireworks in the city limits during the 2016 July 4th Celebration. After review Councilman Robinson moved and Councilman Ross seconded that the Resolution be accepted as written. Motion was approved.

Mayor Smith asked Public Works Superintendent Taylor about projects the city has proposed for the PRIDE organization. Superintendent Taylor is waiting for PRIDE to respond about spreading mulch under playground equipment at the parks, and the painting of fire hydrants.

Mayor Smith announced that the City has received a Dividend Check from EMC insurance in the amount of $5,981.54.

Mayor Smith called councilmembers attention to the thank you for the donation from the After Prom Committee.

Mayor Smith asked about the status of mosquito spraying. It was reported that they are currently spraying once per week and will continue to do so until ordered otherwise by council.

In light of the new ordinance allowing the sale of fireworks in the city, Mayor Smith encouraged Police Chief Call to be diligent when issuing permits. Chief Call said he will be working with Fire Chief Hawkins when granting permits to address safety issues.

Mayor Smith reviewed some recently passed legislation and encouraged councilmembers to reference the League’s newsletter for detailed information.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meetings will be held on June 6, 2016 and June 20, 2106 at 5:30 P.M.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Robinson moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:55 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Kampsen and approved.

Janie Kay Gowin
Assistant City Clerk