02-18-2015 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




FEBRUARY 18, 2015

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Geometric Improvement Project

Custodian Position

Patrol Car Lease

*****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 Wednesday evening February 18, 2015 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Heath Robinson (4) Absent: Tom Noble (1).

Motion was made by Councilman Robinson and seconded by Councilman Linderman that the minutes from the last regular session held on February 2, 2015 be approved as amended.

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 Linderman and seconded by Councilman Robinson 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, David Linderman, Heath Robinson (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2290.

City Attorney Luckman has reviewed the Process Guidelines for the Geometric Improvement Project. These guidelines were provided by the Kansas Department of Transportation and are to assist with the consultant selection process. The council selected five (5) consultants that will receive a “Letter of Interest” from the city, giving them the opportunity to notify the city that they are interested in this project. City Clerk Stadler, with the assistance of City Attorney Luckman will prepare these letters according to the guidelines.

Councilmember Bryant entered the meeting at 5:35 P.M.

Several names were submitted as possible candidates for the custodian position. A small committee was formed to review the applications that were submitted and proceed as necessary. Council agreed that the salary range for this position will be $10.00 to $12.00, depending on experience.

City Attorney Luckman has reviewed the documents associated with the purchase of a new vehicle for the police department. He recommended that council proceed with the execution of these documents as presented. Motion was made by Councilman Linderman, seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved to execute all documents associated with the purchase of the 2015 Chevrolet Patrol Vehicle. Chief Call noted that he is working with another agency on the purchase of the 2007 patrol car.

Motion was made by Councilmember Bryant to approve a Resolution authorizing the execution of a lease purchase with Silver Lake Bank for the 2015 Chevrolet Patrol Vehicle. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that he has contacted the City of Topeka about flushing the influent line at the lagoon as there is a blockage. They have agreed to assist and will be here sometime this week.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor also reported that he has scheduled to have some additional well maintenance done.

Council agreed that a past due water/sewer account owed by former tenant of rental property in Silver Lake will be forwarded to the property owner as the city has allowed sufficient time for this former tenant to pay.

Chief Call and City Attorney Luckman updated council on the upcoming court proceedings stemming from a recent car chase.

Regular session February 18, 2015 cont’d.

Chief Call reported that Officer Snyder started teaching the D.A.R.E curriculum on February 17, 2015. D.A.R.E. Graduation will be held on May 14, 2015.

Brief discussion was held concerning the lease agreement that allows Storm Softball to use the park ball diamond for their ball club. Public Works Superintendent Taylor will present this agreement to the Silver Lake Lions Club and Storm Softball Organization for their approval.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next Silver Lake, KS PRIDE Community meeting is scheduled for March 9, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. This meeting will be held at the Silver Lake Community Building.

Mayor Smith told council that he attended “The Breakfast of Champions” that was held on Monday, February 16, 2015. This is the 2nd annual fundraising breakfast for the Silver Lake USD #372 Public School Foundation. He noted that this event was well attended.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor has talked to the Lions Club about the status of the tree trimming at the park. They told him that someone that will be removing these trees in the near future.

Mayor Smith suggested that council read several articles in the latest issue of the Kansas Governmental Journal. He thought these were great articles that relate to city government.

The Silver Lake Lions Club will host the meet your legislator event on March 28, 2015 at the Silver Lake Community Building. This event will begin at 9:00 A.M.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for March 2, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held on March 16, 2015 at 5:30 P.M.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Linderman moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:17 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk