02-20-2017 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




FEBRUARY 20, 2017

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Item:

2017 Street Repair Project

Liquor License for Blacksmith Hall, LLC.

Contract with Storm Softball/Lions Club

****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 20, 2017 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 February 6, 2017 be approved.

Councilman Kampsen entered the meeting at 5:32 P.M.

Claim vouchers in the amount of $42,001.75 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 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: Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2356.

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

Council discussed the 2017 Street Repair Project. A cost estimate prepared by Bettis Asphalt & Construction, Inc. was reviewed along with budget amounts for the Special Highway Fund. City Attorney Luckman was then directed to prepare the bid documents for the streets included on this cost estimate. Luckman indicated that he would have the draft documents ready for approval at the next meeting.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble that the bid received from RDR Excavating, Inc. to repair the ditch at the intersection of Lake and Rice be accepted. The bid in the amount of $18,460.00 includes the repair of this deteriorating road/ditch and installation of a retaining wall. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve the Application for Liquor License received from Blacksmith Hall LLC. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.

City Attorney Luckman reported that he has made changes to the contract with Storm Softball and the Silver Lake Lions Club. He forwarded it to a representative from Storm but has received no response. Council asked Luckman to follow up with Storm as they would like to take action on this contract at the next meeting.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that he is still obtaining additional bids to have a transfer switch installed on each well.

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

Chief Call reported that Officer Snyder will begin teaching the D.A.R.E. curriculum in Silver Lake on February 21, 2017. A tentative date for the D.A.R.E. Graduation is May 4, 2017.

Council reviewed a copy of the letter that City Attorney Luckman sent to the city insurance agent regarding how they would handle mutual aid between cities. The agent has not yet responded to this letter.

Councilman Ross questioned the letter received from the Kansas Department of Labor regarding a recent on-site safety inspection of the city facilities. Public Works Superintendent reported that corrective actions will be taken prior to the correction due date of April 11, 2017.
Regular session February 20, 2017 cont’d.

Mayor Smith discussed a compliance letter received from the Kansas Department of Health & Environment in regards to a recent sample. Public Works Superintendent Taylor said these results came back good, just routine monitoring but analyzed at a different lab.

Mayor Smith will be participating in the 15th annual March for Meals by delivering meals to local seniors.

A letter has been received from the Kansas Department of Health & Environment regarding the 2017 Capacity Development Survey. Public Works Superintendent Taylor and City Clerk Stadler were asked to follow up on this survey request.

The Kansas Department of Transportation is currently taking applications for the Kansas Traffic Engineering Assistance Program. No action was taken.

Mayor Smith updated council on current Legislative Alerts from the League of Kansas Municipalities. He also noted that changes are being considered in regards to current seatbelt laws.

Silver Lake Municipal Court is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mayor Smith told council that the Silver Lake Foundation Breakfast was held today and was well attended.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for March 6, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held on March 20, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. Councilmember Bryant noted that she will be unable to attend the March 6, 2017 meeting and Chief Call noted that he may be late.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:13 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk