09-07-2016 Agenda and Minutes - Standard





5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

2016 Uniform Public Offense Code

2016 Standard Traffic Ordinance

Meals on Wheels – Facility Use Agreement

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 Wednesday evening September 7th, 2016 with Nancy Bryant, President, conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) Absent: Mayor Mack Smith.

Motion was made by Councilman Ross and seconded by Councilman Noble that the minutes from the last regular session held on August 15, 2016 be approved as presented. Motion carried.

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: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2340.

Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial report.

Changes in the 2016 Uniform Public Offense Codes and 2016 Standard Traffic Ordinances were briefly discussed, but in the absence of the City Attorney, any action on approval was deferred until the September 19th meeting when City Attorney Luckman will be present.

The Facility Use Agreement for Meals on Wheels for October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 was presented for approval. City Attorney Luckman has suggested an addition to the agreement and, since he was absent to explain this suggestion, approval was deferred until the September 19th meeting.

A request from the Silver Lake Lions Club to waive all fees for the use of the Community Center on October 15th for a Pancake Feed was presented. That date is available for their use. It was moved by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Robinson, and approved to waive all fees for the Lions Club on that date. Assistant City Clerk Gowin was directed to inform them of this approval.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor presented the monthly public works report.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor has contacted the Silver Lake Lions Club requesting financial assistance from them for the deductible on repairs for wind/hail damage earlier this year to the shelter house and restrooms at the Lions Club Park. This will be presented to club members at their next meeting. Superintendent Taylor has received one (1) bid for the repairs and is waiting for bids from two (2) other companies.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that he is still researching the cost for replacement of meters for the wells that need to be installed by the end of December, 2016.

Chief Call reported that he has been asked to attend the hearing on September 9th regarding a property in Silver Lake that does not currently meet city code.

Chief Call informed council that the D.A.R.E. Cookout is planned for Monday, October 31st if council wishes to hold a cookout this year. Council directed Call to proceed planning for one again this year.

Regular session September 7, 2016 cont’d.

Chief Call also informed council that the individual who has provided a semi to haul unsold garage sale items away for donation will no longer be providing the Silver Lake community with this service. He and his family, who donate their time to sort and pack the truck with items suitable for donation, can no longer justify their time and personal out-of-pocket expenses to sort and dispose of what was considered to be items unsuitable for donation (household garbage, dead animal carcasses and dirty diapers, etc.). He thanked the community for items donated in the past that he has been able to give to various organizations. It was very much appreciated.

Chief Call reported that the police department is working on solutions to the problem of doorbell ringers and door knockers in the community.

Chief Call reported that school is once again in session and there have been several problems with the school lights, mostly as a result of frequent power outages, making it necessary to reset the lights.

Councilman Noble asked about progress on apprehending person(s) responsible for recent trailer thefts. Chief Call informed council that he has been unable to identify the parties responsible. He recently caught those responsible for several thefts from automobiles.

Councilman Noble asked how long traffic will be rerouted at the intersection on Highway 24 due to the KDOT Geometric Project now underway. He was informed the project is expected to last 21 working days, starting September 6th.

President Nancy Bryant announced that the next meeting will be held on September 19 at 5:30 P.M. with the Mayor absent for that meeting. The following meetings will be October 3 and October 17 at 5:30 P.M. She requested anyone not able to attend any of the above meetings to please notify the city clerk so we can be assured of a quorum.

President Bryant asked about the status of an estimate on a maintenance program for the city’s water tower. Public Works Superintendent Taylor said Public Works Assistant Smith is working with Utility Service to provide council with that information.

Brief discussion was held about wording changes that were made to the policy for minimum call out time for all employees, those changes being approved at the February 15th, 2016 meeting. A copy of the wording change was provided to council. Public Works Assistant Smith had asked for clarification on the wording and since he is not present, the matter was tabled until the September 19th meeting.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:20 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

Janie Kay Gowin,
Assistant City Clerk