04-16-2012 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




APRIL 16, 2012

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items

2012 Ball Diamond Donations – 5:40 P.M.

Re-platting and Land Development – Eldon Roberson 6:00 P.M.

Lift Station Project

Past Due Water/Sewer Accounts

*****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 April 16, 2012 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble (4) Absent: Mike Geer (1).

Mayor Smith told council that he has received a letter from Councilman Geer advising that due to a change in his work assignment, he must resign from council effective immediately. Council expressed their gratitude for the many years of service that Geer provided to the City of Silver Lake. Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved that this resignation be accepted.

Mayor Smith noted that several residents have expressed interest in filling this position. He told council that if they know of any others that are interested they should let him know. Smith will make an appointment to this position subject to council approval at the next meeting.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Kampsen and approved that the minutes from the last regular session held on April 2, 2012 be approved.

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 Councilmember Bryant 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, Dave Linderman, Tom Noble (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2202.

Council discussed donations for the 2012 ball diamond upkeep. Mike Burton was present representing the American Legion. Wendy Madere and Julie McDaniel were present representing the Silver Lake Ball Association. Each representative discussed how they would use the donations this year. Motion was then made by Councilman Noble that $2,000.00 be donated to the American Legion and the Silver Lake Ball Association for ball diamond upkeep. Motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.

Mr. Eldon Roberson was present to discuss an issue involving several undeveloped lots he owns in Lakeland Subdivision No. 1. The plat for this subdivision states that building permits for these lots shall not be issued until such time that the Rice Road has been constructed from Highway 24 north to the northern boundary of this subdivision. Mr. Roberson stated that at this time, it is not financially feasible for him to construct this road; therefore, these lots must remain undeveloped. He asked council if it would be possible to covert this platted street to a private street. After discussion, council agreed that prior to considering this request, they would like Barry Beagle with the Shawnee County Planning Department to review this plat and advise council. City Attorney Hanson said he would contact Mr. Beagle and the engineer for Mr. Roberson.

Mr. Roberson also inquired about the rules and regulations for crawl spaces in homes built in the flood zone. Utility Superintendent Kalcik will research this question and let Mr. Roberson know what he finds out.

Brief discussion was held concerning whether or not the lake bed is considered wetland. Councilman Noble said he researched this question awhile back and it is considered wetland.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik reported that Geotechnical Engineering Services has completed the test holes for the Wastewater Pumping Station Improvement Project. The city should receive the results from these test holes within the next couple of weeks. He also noted that they will be looking at other lift stations in Topeka prior to the new one being constructed. Kalcik also mentioned that the city will need an agreement with an adjoining property in order to use the empty lot while the lift station is being

Regular session April 16, 2012 cont’d.

constructed. City Attorney Hanson mentioned that this should be done prior to advertising for bids for the project.

Council approved a past due water/sewer bill owed by a former tenant of rental property being forwarded to the property owner for final payment.

Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor reported that Midwest Coating, Inc. has removed and installed the seamless guttering on the city hall roof. It was noted that the fire department will pay for half of these charges.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik reported that Mayer Specialty Services L.L.C. cleaned and inspected a portion of the sanitary sewer system last week. He noted that the inspection looked good.

Utility Supervisor Kalcik reported that he has started working on the 2012 Street Repair Project.

Chief Call reported that he and Officer Snyder will be hosting a Bicycle Safety Program for a Boy Scout Troop in Rossville.

Chief Call announced that Officer Brad Snyder has graduated from the police academy. He started working full time in Silver Lake today. Council congratulated Officer Snyder and welcomed him as a full time police officer.

On Friday, April 20, 2012, Chief Call will be at the Dillons Store in North Topeka assisting with their Customer Appreciation Community Fair.

Council was advised that new tires have been purchased and installed on both patrol cars.

It was reported that starting this week the Kansas Department of Transportation will be resurfacing a 7.4 mile section of Highway 24 from approximately 800 feet west of the city limits of Silver Lake to the Menoken Bridge just west of Topeka.

City Attorney Hanson reported that he will soon be scheduling a meeting with a representative from the Kansas Department of Transportation and a property owner about an intersection on Highway 24 in Silver Lake that has traffic visibility issues. He will keep council posted on the outcome of this meeting.

Councilman Linderman will keep council posted on some research he is doing on issues involving the lake.

Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor told council that he thinks the city should have the generator at city hall serviced twice a year instead just once. He indicated that the fire department has agreed to pay for the additional cost for the second service call.

Councilman Noble reported that a representative from the Silver Lake Township called him to discuss an intersection on Highway 24 in Silver Lake that has traffic visibility issues. They are unable to pull the road grader onto Highway 24 safely. Noble told this representative that the city is currently addressing this matter.

Councilman Noble asked if the city ever heard back from the representative from Kansas Broadband Internet about installing an antenna on the water tower so a new wireless broadband system will be available to the school district. City Clerk Stadler said that she has had no further contact with this company.

Regular session April 16, 2012 cont’d.

Chief Call reported that the D.A.R.E. Graduation went well. The attendance was a lot better this year as it was held in the evening.

On April 10, 2012, Mayor Smith read to the 3rd graders at the grade school in celebration of National Library Week. He said this event went well.

Council received notice from the Kansas State Bank advising that the 2010 patrol car has been paid off and the bank’s lien has been released.

The city has received a thank you note for the contribution that was made to the 2012 Silver Lake Easter Egg Hunt.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for May 7th, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held on May 21, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. Mayor Smith noted that he may not be able to attend the meeting on the 7th but will let City Clerk Stadler know as soon as he finds out.

With no further business to come before council motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved that council adjourn at 6:30 P.M.

Darlene Stadler,
City Clerk