06-04-2018 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




JUNE 4, 2018

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Resolution for Discharge of Fireworks

Review Quote for Tractor Mower Bid

Monthly Police Report

Monthly Public Works Report

****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 June 4, 2018 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (3) Absent: Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson (2).

Motion was made by Councilman Ross and seconded by Councilman Noble that the minutes from the last regular session held on May 21, 2018 be approved.

Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial report.

Claim vouchers in the amount of $7,542.48 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 Councilman Ross 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, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (3) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2396.

Motion was made Councilman Noble to approve the following Resolution Authorizing the Discharge Of Fireworks Within The City: Fireworks as defined in Section 7-301 of the Code of the City of Silver Lake, Kansas may be lawfully discharged within the corporate limits of the City only between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. on June 27th, June 28th, July 1st, July 2nd, and July 5th, and between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and Midnight on June 29th, June 30th, July 3rd, and July 4th, 2018. Furthermore, fireworks may be lawfully discharged between the hours of 11:50 P.M., December 31, 2018 and 12:10 A.M. on January 1, 2019. In the event of a county wide burn ban, the lighting of fireworks within the city will be prohibited. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.

At the next meeting council will review prices for the purchase of a new tractor mower.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor presented the monthly public works report.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that City Engineer Cox has advised that as soon as the water levels at the lagoon lower, the turtle guards will be removed to eliminate blockage in the influent line at the lagoon.

Mayor Smith asked Public Works Superintendent Taylor if he has followed up on the complaint received about the buildup of dirt in the ditches near the school. Taylor indicated that he has not but he will take care of it in the near future.

Councilman Ross reported that the city has received a compliment on the recent street patching that was done.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that prior to school starting in August, they will remove the low hanging limbs located in the city right of way.

Pat Cox with BG Consultants, Inc. will be at the next meeting to update council on the Water System Engineering Report.

Chief Call has been contacted about the 4th of July holiday parade that is being planned for this year. He will have more information at a future meeting.

Regular session June 4, 2018 cont’d.

Chief Call reported that the Silver Lake Library will once again host a weekly Farmer’s Market at the library beginning tomorrow night. Public Works Superintendent Taylor has already provided them with road barricades for these events.

A representative from the City of Auburn has asked Chief Call if he can provide them with information on peddler regulations in Silver Lake. City Attorney Luckman said he will provide them with this information.

Brief discussion was held concerning what to do with the old patrol car. Council told Chief Call to use his own discretion in deciding whether to keep it or sell it.

City Clerk Stadler asked that all budget requests for 2019 be turned in prior to the next meeting.

City Attorney Luckman provided council with a copy of the response letter that he sent to a resident regarding her request for a variance to the side yard setback requirements on property located on Mercury St. In this letter he discussed the appropriate procedure steps for variance requests.

A letter has been received from the League of Kansas Municipalities asking members of council to thank their legislators for their service and support of local government.

The Notice to Proceed has been issued for the 2018 Street Repair Project with a date of completion for this project being July 14, 2018.

At the last meeting council approved the proposal from Inland Portable Services, Inc. for visual inspection of the interior and exterior of the newer water tower. Public Works Superintendent Taylor indicated that he does not know when this work will be completed.

The First Baptist Church has invited the members of council and all city employees to Red, White and Blue Sunday on June 24, 2018. This invite is in honor for all they do in the community.

Chief Call reported that he is actively working on having several vehicles parked on Gemini Street that are in violation of city code removed. Several of the vehicle owners have been sited into Silver Lake Municipal Court.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor is still looking into the pricing for a 12 volt hand valve exerciser.

Brief discussion was held concerning a possible fireworks stand in Silver Lake. No action was taken.

The next meeting is scheduled for June 18, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. The following meetings are scheduled for July 2, 2018 and July 16, 2018 at 5:30 P.M.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:08 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk