02-01-2016 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




FEBRUARY 1, 2016

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Lakeland Subdivision

Zito Media

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 February 1, 2016 with Mayor Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) Absent: Heath Robinson (1).

Motion was made by Councilman Ross, seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved that the minutes from the last regular session held on January 20, 2016 be approved.

Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial report.

Council reviewed the quarterly and yearly financial reports prepared by City Clerk Stadler. They compared these cash balances with previous financial reports.

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 Noble and seconded by Councilman Ross 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, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2322.

Council reviewed a letter received from Mr. Barry Beagle with the Shawnee Council Planning Department addressing Mr. Eldon Roberson’s interest in developing five (5) lots in Block C of Lakeland Subdivision No. 1. Roberson would like a plat footnote removed from this plat. This footnote requires Rice Road to be fully improved from Highway 24 north to the boundary of the subdivision prior to building permits being issued for these lots. Mr. Beagle addressed several concerns and concluded that the only options to consider are to fully improve Rice Road as stated on the plat or to entertain the possibility of constructing Rice Road north of Sage Road and terminating into a cul-de-sac. It was noted that this option would require the property to be replatted to accommodate the change in right-of-way and lot configuration. Mr. Roberson stated that he would discuss this information received from Mr. Beagle with his engineer and then determine how he would like to proceed.

A letter has been received for Zito Media advising that they will no longer hold the cable franchise in Silver Lake effective February 29, 2016. All of their remaining customers have been notified about this decision so they can begin to make other arrangements for their entertainment needs.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor presented the monthly public works report. He mentioned that it may be necessary to have the City of Topeka assist them by jetting a line that has a blockage problem.

Chief Call reported that Officer Snyder will begin teaching the D.A.R.E. curriculum in Silver Lake on February 9, 2016. Motion was made by Councilman Noble that the materials needed for this curriculum be purchased with the price not to exceed $1,200.00. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.

Chief Call reported that National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2016. He will be available at Silver Lake City Hall from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. to collect these drugs.

The computer software at the police department has recently been upgraded.

Chief Call will be providing City Attorney Luckman with the information he needs to write a letter to Ed Bozarth Chevrolet discussing issues the city is having with the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe.
Regular session February 1, 2016 cont’d.

Chief Call reminded council that Silver Lake Municipal Court is scheduled for February 24, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.

Motion was made by Councilman Ross to approve the request received from the Silver Lake Lions Club to use the community building on Saturday, March 12, 2016 for a chili feed. Motion was seconded by Councilman Kampsen and approved. It was noted that the fees for this use will be waived.

City Clerk Stadler reminded council that the Silver Lake Public Schools Foundation Breakfast is scheduled for February 15, 2016. Mayor Smith, Councilmember Bryant, Councilman Noble and Public Works Superintendent Taylor indicated that they would represent the city at this breakfast.

Council approved Public Works Assistant Smith attending the Kansas Rural Water Association Annual Conference being held in Wichita in March.

Mayor Smith distributed a copy of the 2015 year-end report for Heartland Visioning and the Legislative Alerts from the League of Kansas Municipalities.

Mayor Smith reported that he was unable to attend City Hall Day at the Capitol. The League of Kansas Municipalities sponsors this day at the capitol.

Mayor Smith told council that he will be attending career day at the high school.

Brief discussion was held concerning a request for council to consider changing the minimum call out time from one (1) hour to (2) hours. City Clerk Stadler contacted other municipalities about their minimum call out time regulations and passed this information on to council. This matter was tabled for final action as council would like Chief Call to look at the Policies and Procedures Manual for the police department to make sure a change in the minimum call out time will not conflict with this manual.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for February 15, 2016 at 5:30 P.M. Councilman Kampsen mentioned that he will not be able to attend this meeting.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:35 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk