08-17-2015 Agenda and Minutes - Standard
CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING
AUGUST 17, 2015
ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING
Pledge of Allegiance
2016 Budget Hearing 5:30 P.M.
Ordinance Authorizing an Increase in Tax Revenues for Budget Year 2016
Resolution Waiving GAAP Requirements
Geometric Improvement Project
*****PLEASE NOTE: This agenda is subject to additions or changes as may
REGULAR SESSION MONDAY EVENING AUGUST 17, 2015
The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Monday evening August 17, 2015 with Mayor Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) Absent: None.
Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved that the minutes from the last regular session held on August 3, 2015 be approved as amended.
The attention of all present was called to the published notice given for the 2016 budget hearing. There was nobody present to question the published 2016 budget with a mill levy tax rate of 25.430. Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved that this budget be accepted as published.
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 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, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2303.
Motion was made by Councilmember Bryant to adopt an ordinance attesting to an increase in tax revenues for budget year 2016. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5). Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2304.
Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved to adopt a Resolution that would waive the requirements of K.S.A.75-1120a (a) for the year 2015. This statute relates to the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in the preparation of financial statements and reports.
The Kansas Department of Transportation has provided the city with a proposed agreement for the Geometric Improvement Project on Highway 24 and Railroad in Silver Lake. This matter was tabled as City Attorney Luckman would like to discuss the specifics of this agreement with BG Consultants, Inc., as they are the city engineers for this project.
Motion was made by Councilmember Bryant that Public Works Superintendent Taylor purchase a barrel of mosquito spray at a cost of $1,600.00. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.
Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that he has issued an Order of Violation to a resident that has numerous nuisance violations on his property. Taylor noted that this resident is working on rectifying these violations.
After discussion it was agreed that when City Attorney Luckman prepares the 2015 Uniform Public Offense Code, a section will be added specifying that blowing grass clippings in the street is a violation of city code. After this code is approved, city employees will distribute copies of it to violators.
Public Works Assistant Smith reported that Superior Tank Company, Inc. was scheduled to be here on August 17th to paint the 50,000 gallon tank on Railroad but has delayed this until a later date. He noted that the tower has been drained and is ready for this maintenance.
Regular session August 17, 2015 cont’d.
Chief Call told council that Wolf Construction is planning on providing a trailer and the manpower to haul unsold items from garages sales to local charity organizations. A representative from Wolf Construction asked Chief Call if the city could provide some type of dumpster near this trailer for the unwanted items. Council has provided Public Works Superintendent Taylor with some information on dumpster costs and asked that he research this request further.
After discussion it was agreed that when City Attorney Luckman prepares the 2015 Standard Traffic Offense Code, section 136 will be eliminated from the code. This section prohibits the use of human powered devices such as skateboards, roller skates and scooters on the streets of Silver Lake.
It was suggested that when the city sends out the annual CCR report next year, an additional notice be included that will apprise residents of changes to the city code.
Assistant City Clerk Janie Gowin was present and thanked council for the flowers the city sent her following a recent surgery.
Brief discussion was held concerning the ordinance relating to pit bulls. No action was taken.
Councilman Noble expressed his concern about lawn mowers being driven on the streets in Silver Lake. Chief Call noted that if he witnesses this violation, it is enforced.
Councilmember Bryant reminded council that she will not be able to attend the next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, 2015.
Included in the council packets tonight was a copy of the letters that Mayor Smith sent to Senator Kelly and Representative Patton thanking them for their service and support of local governments during the last session. Also included was a copy of the letter that Mayor Smith sent to Chad Shafstall thanking him for picking up and recycling the old computers, printers and fax machines from city hall.
Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5:30 P.M.
With no further business to come before council, it was moved by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved to adjourn at 6:30 P.M.
Darlene M. Stadler,