10-21-2019 Agenda and Minutes - Standard
CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING
OCTOBER 21, 2019
ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING
Pledge of Allegiance
Revisit Sesquicentennial Request
****PLEASE NOTE: This agenda is subject to additions or changes as may
REGULAR SESSION MONDAY EVENING OCTOBER 21, 2019
The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Monday evening October 21, 2019 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tim Kampsen, Larry Ross, Tom Noble, Heath Robison, Brad Bryant (5) Absent: None. Also present were Public Works Assistant Smith, Police Officer Snyder, City Clerk Brown, Assistant City Clerk Beam and City Attorney Luckman.
Motion was made by Councilmember Ross to approve the minutes from the last regular session held on October 07, 2019 as amended. Motion seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.
Claim vouchers in the amount of $9,403.48 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 Kampsen that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Tim Kampsen, Larry Ross, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Brad Bryant (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2437.
Discussion was held on the reasons why it is sensible to raise the water rates. Motion was made by Councilmember Robinson that the base rate for water service be increased from $11.50 to $12.00 for ¾” meters and 1” or 2” meters stay at $65.50. Also, that the base rate for sewer service be increased from $21.50 to $22.00 effective with water consumed after January 1, 2020. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Noble and approved. An Ordinance will be prepared for the new water rates for the next meeting.
Council resumed a conversation from the last regular session meeting, concerning the 150-year Committee asking for a donation of $5,000 for Sesquicentennial. Motion was made by Councilmember Ross to give the committee $5,000. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Kampsen. Approved by the following vote: 4 Ayes and Councilmember Noble Abstaining.
Motion was made by Councilmember Robinson to Hire Varney and Associates for the 2019 Audit. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Ross and approved.
Bids were submitted by Circle C Electric Co. Inc. This covers the lights in City Hall and electrical updates at the Lions Club park. Councilmember Robinson made motion to adopt the bid from Circle C Electric Co. Inc. minus the bid for the light above the sink in the bathroom. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Ross and approved.
Public Works Assistant Smith would like to buy two tires for the flatbed before winter. Motion was made by Councilmember Noble to buy two tires for the flatbed seconded by Councilmember Robinson and approved.
The Drain at 501 Lakeland is almost complete. More dirt is needed. Councilmember Robinson made motion to purchase more dirt up to $1,000 seconded by Councilmember Kampsen and approved.
Salt and Sand need to be purchased for the winter. Councilmember Robinson made motion to purchase sand not to exceed $2,000 seconded by Councilmember Noble and approved.
Public works assistant Smith mentioned the batteries they have for their power tool are no longer any good and would like to purchase new tools. Motion was made by Councilmember Robinson to purchase tools up to $700.00 seconded by Councilmember Ross and approved.
Regular session October 21, 2019 cont’d.
Police Officer Snyder reported donations for supplies for the Annual Hotdog Cookout will be held on October 31, 2019 at 5:00 P.M are coming in. He also stated the homecoming parade and activities went well.
Brief Discussion was held on the staff Christmas Dinner.
Attorney Luckman brought samples in of other city’s employee manuals to give council ideas as they look at updating the employee manuals.
Mayor Smith and Councilmember Kampsen volunteered to look at the manuals and see what needs updating. Council directed Mayor Smith and Councilmember Kampsen to make changes and talk with staff to see what changes need to made.
Councilmember Robinson showed a picture of a possible solution for the water tower fence.
Mayor Mack Smith would like to remind Public Works Assistant Smith of the bid for the lights at the welcome sign on the eastside of town.
A volunteer of the Silver Lake Fire Department passed away last week and visitation time is 5-7 P.M. on Tuesday October 22, 2019 and the funeral is scheduled for Wednesday October 23, 2019 at 10 A.M. Council directed City Clerk Brown to purchase flowers for the visitation and service.
The next meeting is scheduled for November 4, 2019 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting is scheduled for November 18, 2019 at 5:30 P.M.
Motion was made by Councilmember Noble to recess into executive session to discuss an individual employee’s performance. The session will be for 10 minutes and the open meeting will resume in the City Hall at 6:45 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Robinson and approved.
Regular session reconvened at 6:45 P.M.
Based on the Probationary period of 6 months, Councilmember Noble motioned to give the Assistant City Clerk .50 cent raise. Motion seconded by Councilmember Robinson and approved.
With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:47 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.