12-07-2016 Agenda and Minutes - Standard

Agenda

CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING

CITY HALL

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016

5:30 P.M.


ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments

Minutes

Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Review Contract with Storm Softball/Lions Club

Charter Ordinance Relating to November Elections

Ordinance Authorizing the Discharge of Fireworks

Application for Liquor License

Applications for Cereal Malt Beverage Licenses

Monthly Police Report

Monthly Public Works Report

****PLEASE NOTE: This agenda is subject to additions or changes as may
be necessary.








Minutes


REGULAR SESSION WEDNESDAY EVENING DECEMBER 7, 2016

The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Wednesday evening December 7, 2016 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) Absent: None.

Motion was made by Councilman Ross and seconded by Councilman Noble that the minutes from the last regular session held on November 21, 2016 be approved as amended.

Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial reports for October and November.

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 Robinson that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2350.

Council discussed the current contract with Storm Softball and the Silver Lake Lions Club. At the last meeting it was decided that this agreement needs to be amended. With this amendment, Storm Softball will be required to spray the weeds in the parking lot no less than one (1) time per month during the softball season. City Attorney Luckman has amended this contract accordingly and presented the draft for council to review. After discussion, motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve this offer contingent on all parties accepting it by February 3, 2017. If not accepted by February 3, 2017, the offer will be withdrawn. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.

Motion was made by Councilman Ross to approve a charter ordinance exempting the city from the provisions of K.S.A. 15-201, relating to the election of officers, their terms of office and transitioning to November elections. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Charter Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 9.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to adopt a resolution authorizing fireworks to be discharged within the corporate limits of Silver Lake for a period of 30 minutes between the hours of 11:45 P.M. on December 31, 2016 and 12:15 o’clock on January 1, 2017. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve the Application for Liquor License received from Fox Retail Liquor. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve the cereal malt beverage applications received from Silver Lake 66, Wehner’s Thriftway and Casey’s. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor presented the monthly public works report. He noted that the new meters for the wells should be installed starting Friday.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that a contractor recently hit a water line near the intersection of Masche and Theresa. He said they had located the line according to the city maps but the maps were wrong as the line was actually on the other side of the road.


Regular session December 7, 2016 cont’d.


Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that he has heard nothing from the Lakeside Baptist Church in regards to their interest in being annexed into the city.

At the last meeting council approved the purchase of a new Taser with the price to not exceed $2,100.00. After further research, Chief Call determined that he can purchase two (2) Tasers for $2,800.00. Council approved the purchase of two (2) Tasers at a total cost of $2,800.00.

Discussion concerning a draft ordinance regulating the possession or use of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia within the city limits was tabled until the meeting scheduled for January 2, 2017.

Motion was made by Councilman Ross that city employees receive salary increases effective January 1, 2017. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2351.

Council was provided a list of the 2017 Silver Lake Municipal Court dates.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve the quotation received from Clifford Power Systems, Inc. for additional work that needs to be performed on the generators. The quotation amount is $1,764.38. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

At a previous meeting Public Works Assistant Smith presented an estimate from Rural Water District #2 to use them as a back-up in the event of an emergency affecting the city’s ability to provide water to residents. Council had questions regarding this estimate and asked Public Works Superintendent Taylor to follow up with the water district. Taylor indicated that as soon as the district meets with their engineer, they should have answers to council’s questions.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor told council that he is still obtaining information on a maintenance program for the city’s water tower.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor also reported that the snow plows are ready for upcoming season.

The city has received notification that there will be a slight decrease in the current workers compensation experience rating.

Mayor Smith reported that the owner of the property that was ordered to abate the violations on his property in order to avoid further actions, has complied with the order.

The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony that was held on December 5th went well with good attendance. Mayor Smith thanked everyone for their assistance with this event.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for December 19, 2016 at 5:30 P.M. The following meetings will be held on January 2, 2017 and January 18, 2017 at 5:30 P.M.

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 Robinson and approved.



Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk