10-19-2020 Agenda and Minutes - Standard
CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING
OCTOBER 19, 2020
ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING
Pledge of Allegiance
Ordinance #2472 Public Offense Code
****PLEASE NOTE: This agenda is subject to additions or changes as may
REGULAR SESSION MONDAY EVENING OCTOBER 19, 2020
The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Monday evening October 19, 2020 at 5:30 PM with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Heath Robinson, Tom Noble, Brad Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Larry Ross (5). Also present were City Attorney Luckman, Public Works Utility Superintendent Smith, Police Chief McCune, Clerk Brown, and Assistant Clerk Beam.
Motion was made by Councilmember Ross and seconded by Councilmember Noble that the minutes from the last regular session on October 5, 2020 be approved.
Claim vouchers in the amount of $11,299.76 were submitted to 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 Noble and seconded by Councilmember Robinson that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Heath Robinson, Tom Noble, Brad Bryant, Larry Ross, Tim Kampsen (5) NAY: None. With no further discussion Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2473.
Council reviewed the current water rates. Discussion was held on the reasons why it is sensible to raise the water rates. Motion was made by Councilmember Noble that the base rate for water service be increased from $12.00 to $12.50 for ¾” meters and 1” or 2” meters increased from $65.50 to $66.00. Also, that the base rate for sewer service be increased from $22.00 to $22.50 effective with water consumed after January 1, 2021. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Robinson and approved. An Ordinance will be prepared for the new water rates for the next meeting.
Council revisited the conversation about Radio Water Meters from last meeting. Councilmember Robinson called some references for the water meters. Discussion and Questions on how the meters will work and what the pros and cons are. Motion was made by Councilmember Noble to approve the bid of $93,889.00 dollars for the first phase of meters and installation. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Ross and with no further discussion motion was approved.
Police Chief McCune would like to get Digi Ticket. There are two option we can purchase the program for $15,886.00 dollars or we can lease it for $580.00 dollars a month. Police Chief McCune would like to lease it. Digi Ticket would make giving and entering tickets more efficient and would be of assistance to the office staff. Discussion was tabled for next meeting on November 2, 2020.
Public Works Utility Superintendent Smith would like to order water supplies not to exceed $5,000 dollars. Councilmember Robinson made motion to purchase water supplies not to exceed $5,000.00 dollars for water system parts. Motion seconded by Councilmember Noble and with no further discussion motion was approved.
Public Works Utility Superintendent Smith is getting bids for the front doors at City Hall next week.
The waterline located at 449 S Chilson is 90% done. They are waiting for the results of the water samples to come back before the connection can be done.
The S.L. Police Department along with the Shawnee County Fire District #1 and the Shawnee County Emergency Management Department will have a trunk or treat at the Silver Lake High School parking lot form 5p.m.-7p.m. on October 31, 2020. Candy donations have been made by the First Baptist Church and Councilmember Kampsen.
Hooks Farms has cut the soybean crop and it is ready to sell. Councilmember Ross said to go ahead and sell.
Regular session October 19, 2020 cont’d.
Casey’s General store would like to pay their water bill electronically and sent a funds transfer agreement. Council directs Mayor Smith to sign the agreement.
The Silver Lake Senior Committee, that meets at the community center, graciously decided to pay $350.00 dollars a month in 2021; to help pay for the custodian.
The City received a Thank You card from the Silver Lake After prom for the money that the City donated.
Councilmember Kampsen would like for the company that is giving the bid on the front door, to also look at the back door. The door is rusting at the bottom. Utility Superintendent Smith said he would ask them to do so.
Councilmember Noble is on the Shawnee County Solid Waste Committee and would like Councilmembers to think of some goals they would like to accomplish with solid waste and report back next meeting.
The Silver Lake American Legion Post #160 has sold its building and would like for the City to take over the veteran Memorial located on Hwy 24 and Railroad. Council was in agreement to do so but will wait for written direction from Post #160 before proceeding. To assist Post #160, the City will begin maintaining the property at this time.
Councilmember Robinson inquired about the crack seal that was supposed to be done in conjunction with the street project. Public Works Utility Superintendent Smith commented that it probably won’t get done this year. Discussion was held on next year’s street project.
Councilmember Bryant does not believe he will be able to attend the meeting scheduled for November 16, 2020.
A Proclamation Request was sent to Mayor Smith. Council took no action on the request.
The next meeting is scheduled for November 2, 2020, at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting is scheduled for November 16, 2020, at 5:30 P.M.
With no further business to come before council, Councilmember Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:29 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Robinson and with no further discussion motion was approved.