09-20-2021 Agenda and Minutes - Standard

Agenda

CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING

CITY HALL

SEPTEMBER 20, 2021

5:30 P.M.


ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments

Minutes

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Dump Day October 23rd

Hook Farms Corn Sale

STO Ordinance

Uniform Public Code Ordinance


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Minutes

REGULAR SESSION
MONDAY EVENING September 20, 2021

The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at City Hall and by conference call 1-844-474-0925 passcode 73370940 on Monday evening September 20, 2021, at 5:30 PM with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Brad Bryant, George Lambert, Tom Noble and Heath Robinson (4) Absent: Larry Ross (1). Also present were City Attorney Todd Luckman, Public Works Utility Superintendent Willie Smith, Police Chief Marc McCune, City Clerk Liz Steckel, and Assistant Clerk Marie Beam.  

For Public Comment Nicki Womack, the Director of the Silver Lake Public Library, was present to discuss using the City’s Park space as a location for a future story walk project. The library plans to apply for a grant to buy metal posts with sleaves that would hold deconstructed children’s books. Ms. Womack presented photos of some location options that would accommodate the approximate twenty signs needed to complete the project. She is to discuss the details of the possible locations with Public Works Utility Superintendent Smith.

Local Resident Ken Lilley was also present. He continued a discussion from a previous meeting about the issue of the deterioration of the Post Office parking lot and again addressed Council about determining who is responsible for the repairs. More research will be done to allow Council to make a determination.

A motion was made by Councilmember Noble and seconded by Councilmember Bryant that the minutes from the last regular session on September 8, 2021, be approved as amended. 
 
Claim vouchers in the amount of 6,390.35 dollars were submitted to the Council for appropriation. An Ordinance entitled "An Ordinance appropriating money to pay certain claims" was introduced and read at length. A motion was made by Councilmember Noble and seconded by Councilmember Robinson that said Ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by a roll call of the following vote: AYE: Brad Bryant, George Lambert, Tom Noble and Heath Robinson (4) NAY: None. With no further discussion, Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2505.

Council decided to move forward with the free trash disposal day for local residents on October 23, 2021. This year, the trash bins are to be sponsored by Bahm Demolition, Inc. There will be bins placed at the Senior Center for trash, concrete, recycling and glass. A place to dispose of limbs will also be provide on the adjoining farm ground. City Clerk Steckel will add a note to the October water bills, as well as put flyers around town to notify citizens.

Hook Farms notified the Council that the corn harvested from the city’s farm ground is being stored. Councilmember Noble made the motion that the corn be sold. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Robinson and passed.

Council reviewed the Uniform Public Offense Code. Motion was made by Councilman Noble and seconded by Councilman Bryant that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on
Regular session September 20, 2021 cont’d.

final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Brad Bryant, George Lambert, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2503.

Council also reviewed the Standard Traffic Ordinance. Motion was made by Councilman Noble and seconded by Councilman Bryant that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Brad Bryant, George Lambert, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2504.

Police Chief McCune requested to attend some upcoming training. Council directed him to attend the requested training. Police Chief McCune also noted that the new police vehicle should be available soon.

Public Works Utility Superintendent Smith has received a bid for fixing the concrete curbs in town for 2022. He stated that there is an issue with one of the city’s lift stations. He made a request to purchase the parts to fix it. Councilmember Noble made a motion to purchase the parts not to exceed 1,200 dollars. Councilmember Lambert seconded the motion, and with no further discussion, the motion carried.

City Clerk Steckel presented a request form the Silver Lake Library for a road closure east of the Library on October 10, 2021 from 1-5 p.m. The request was approved. City Clerk Steckel discussed the need to have a city logo for the city letterhead. Council directed her to get several options created by the graphics department at Silver Lake High School and return them to Council for approval. City Clerk Steckel also presented Council with upcoming events in Silver Lake. The Silver Lake Education Foundation is having a Taco Bar at Blacksmith Event Centre on October, 9 2021 from 6-10 p.m. Tai Chi is being offered every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Silver Lake Community Center. The Silver Lake Library is having outside movie nights October 16, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. and October 23, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The city is still in need of more crossing guards.

Councilmember Robinson requested input from the residents attending the meeting about the parking lot at the Post Office. The public stated it might be unfair to fix the parking of one business and not others.

Mayor Smith mentioned the ceremony, which took place the previous Thursday, to pass the keys to the Mason building from the Masons to the City. The ceremony went very well.

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 4, 2021, at 5:30 PM. The following meeting is scheduled for October 18, 2021, at 5:30 PM.

With no further business to come before Council, Councilmember Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:35 PM. Councilmember Robinson seconded the motion, and with no further discussion, the motion carried.
  Marie Beam, Assistant City Clerk