01-18-2012 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




FEBRUARY 6, 2012

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items

Monthly Public Works Report

Monthly Police 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 January 18, 2012 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Mike Geer, David Linderman, Tom Noble (4) Absent: Tim Kampsen (1).

Motion was made by Councilmember Bryant, seconded by Councilman Noble and approved that the minutes from the last regular session held on January 4, 2012 be approved as amended.

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: Nancy Bryant, Mike Geer, David Linderman, Tom Noble (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2196.

Mr. Jim Rigas with Zito Media was present at the request of council to discuss concerns about the quality of service they are providing to the city. He indicated that they are aware of problems with the system and are currently moving in the direction of providing digital cable which would improve the quality of their service. They are currently negotiating with the broadcast channels which may bring some changes to the channel lineup but he is not sure at this time what those changes will be. A resident was present and reported that channel 19 was out for months and then was back in service today. Mr. Rigas indicated that this outage was due to an equipment problem. Mr. Rigas also mentioned additional improvements that they would like to make to their system in the near future but had no time frame for these additions.

Council approved forwarding two (2) past due water/sewer bills owed by former tenants to the property owners for final payment.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to accept the proposal received from Midwest Coating, Inc. to remove and install seamless guttering on the city hall roof at a cost of $4,659.42. The fire department will be responsible for paying one half of this cost. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved. Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor noted that there will be a fifteen (15) year warranty on this guttering.

Chief Call reported that Brad Snyder is currently attending training at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. He indicated that this training is going well.

Chief Call also mentioned that he will be attending upcoming training at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria, Virginia. He noted that the city cost for this training will be minimal as he received a grant for the training, lodging and travel expenses.

Chief Call mentioned that he is making changes to the monthly police report form.

The memory on the computer at the police department is running low. Chief Call is looking into prices for a new computer or an external hard drive. He will report back to council at a future meeting.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve the liquor license application for Just Chillin LLC pending final approval by Alcohol Beverage Control. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.

The city has been advised that the 2012 Silver Lake Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, March 31st at 11:00 A.M. with a rain date of April 7th.

Regular session January 18, 2012 cont’d.

Councilman Noble asked if the city has heard any more from the company that had shown interest in installing an antenna on the water tower. He was informed that they have not been in contact with the city since the night they attended the council meeting.

A letter has been received from a Silver Lake resident thanking Utility Superintendent Kalcik and Chief Call for recent assistance they provided him. Council thanked Kalcik and Call for assisting this resident.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for February 6, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held February 20, 2012 at 5:30 P.M.

Motion by Councilman Linderman to recess into executive session at 6:25 P.M. to discuss personnel with the council to reconvene the open meeting at 6:30 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.

The public meeting reconvened at 6:30 P.M.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m. The motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk