10-07-2013 Agenda and Minutes - Standard

Agenda

CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING

CITY HALL

OCTOBER 7, 2013

5:30 P.M.


ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments

Minutes

Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

2013 Standard Traffic Ordinance

2013 Uniform Public Offense Code

Facility Use Agreement with Meals on Wheels

Monthly Police Report

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








Minutes


REGULAR SESSION MONDAY EVENING OCTOBER 7, 2013


The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Monday evening October 7, 2013 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tim Kampsen, David Linderman Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) Absent: Nancy Bryant (1).

Several residents were present to discuss continuing problems with a neighbor. Most recently, one (1) of his many dead trees fell onto their fence causing issues including utility line damage and fence damage. Although the city can’t get involved with this damage as it is a civil matter between neighbors, they can have Public Officer Russell Kalcik inspect the other trees and this property for possible public nuisance violations. Chief Call updated council on issues relating to vehicles on this property. City Attorney Hanson explained how public nuisance complaints will be handled under the new city code.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble and seconded by Councilman Ross that the minutes from the last regular session held on September 16, 2013 be approved.

Council reviewed the monthly financial report prepared by Councilmember Bryant.

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 Linderman that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: David Linderman, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2246.

Council reviewed the Standard Traffic Ordinance prepared by City Attorney Hanson. Motion was made by Councilman Noble and seconded by Councilman Linderman that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2247.

Council reviewed the Uniform Public Offense Code prepared by City Attorney Hanson. Motion was made by Councilman Noble and seconded by Councilman Linderman that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2248.

Council reviewed the Facility Use Agreement received from Meals on Wheels, Inc. This agreement allows them to use the community building for the Senior Nutrition Program. Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved that this agreement be accepted.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report and briefly discussed traffic enforcement during garage sale weekends.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve the written request received from Shawnee County Parks & Recreation to use the community building and city park for several upcoming programs. Motion was seconded by Councilman Kampsen and approved.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve Pay Request #5 for the Pump Station #1 and #2 Rehabilitation Project. This request received from PEC in the amount of $11,529.85 will be submitted to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment for payment. Motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.
Regular session October 7, 2013 cont’d.


Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve Pay Request #6 for the Pump Station #1 and #2 Rehabilitation Project. This request received from Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc. in the amount of $199,318.50 will be submitted to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment for payment. Motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.

Council has received a copy of a letter that PEC sent to Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc. regarding the Pump Station #1 and #2 Rehabilitation Project not reaching substantial completion by September 30, 2013 as required by the contract documents. As of this date, Walters-Morgan has not responded to this letter.

Councilman Linderman inquired about large potholes located on some private property that adjoins Highway 24. The city is not responsible for the repairs of these holes but it was mentioned that they were patched today.

Councilman Ross inquired about the turnaround time for property cleanup if the owner fails to mow or cleanup their property as requested by the city. It was explained that if the owner has already received notice from the city about mowing, the city can mow the property just as soon as the weeds exceed twelve (12) inches in height. The other violations could possibly have up to a two (2) month turnaround time.

Chief Call will follow up on a complaint about a resident that has several motorcycles lying on his property near the alley way.

Chief Call also reported that the Homecoming festivities went well.

A letter has been received advising that the Kansas Gas Service Franchise Agreement will be transferred and assigned to Kansas Gas Service, A Division of ONE Gas, Inc. This transaction will be completed in the first quarter of 2014.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for October 21, 2013 at 5:30 P.M. The following meetings will be held on November 4, 2013 and November 18, 2013 at 5:30 P.M. Councilman Ross noted that he would not be able to attend the October 21, 2013 and November 4, 2013 meetings.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Linderman moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:55 P.M. The motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.


Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk