06-15-2015 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




JUNE 15, 2015

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Sidewalk Compliance

2015 Street Repair Project

2016 Budget

2015 July 4th Fireworks Resolution

*****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 June 15, 2015 with Mayor 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 Noble, seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved that the minutes from the last regular session held on June 1, 2015 be approved.

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 Councilmember Bryant 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: AYE: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2298.

Shannon Bergmann representing Silver Lake, KS PRIDE was present to update council on recent PRIDE activities. Their citywide cleanup day went well and also included other activities such as planting flowers in pots and placing them in front of businesses around town. They are currently planning a parade for the 4th of July and have asked Chief Call and Public Works Superintendent Taylor to assist with this parade and provide road barricades as needed. The parade route will be in the vicinity of Rice and Lake. She also mentioned that they are looking into the possibility of using the city park for upcoming events including a movie in the park. Council thanked her and the PRIDE Community for all their hard work in organizing community activities.

City Attorney Luckman reported that a resident that received a letter from the city in regards to a violation of the city code has agreed to rectify this violation within thirty (30) to forty five (45) days, weather permitting.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor presented a list of proposed areas to be considered for the 2015 Street Repair Project. After review and discussion, motion was made by Councilman Robinson that the proposed list be approved and that City Attorney Luckman prepare the bid package for this project with bid letting being scheduled for July 20, 2015 at 5:00 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved. It was noted that as in the past, there will be a sixty (60) day completion requirement for this project.

City employees presented a list of items that they would like included in the 2016 Budget. These lists will be forwarded to Reese & Novelly so they can prepare the draft budget prior to the July 6, 2015 meeting.

After discussion, Councilman Robinson made a motion to approve the following Resolution Authorizing the Discharge Of Fireworks Within The City: Fireworks may be lawfully discharged within the corporate limits of the City only between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. on June 27th, June 28th, June 29th, June 30th, July 1st, July 2nd and July 5th, 2015; and between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and Midnight on July 3rd and July 4th 2015. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved. Call noted that it is illegal to shoot off fireworks in the streets of Silver Lake. In the event of a county wide burn ban, the lighting of fireworks within the city will be prohibited.

The city has received a request from the Silver Lake Township to add a link on the city website for the Silver Lake Cemetery. This link would direct people to the site www.findagrave.com which would assist them with finding all the graves in the cemetery as well as provide them with a picture of most gravestones and the obituary. Council agreed that this link can be added to the city website.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that he is currently talking to CRWD #2 about being a backup water supplier for the City of Silver Lake.
Regular session June 15, 2015 cont’d.

Councilman Ross and Mayor Smith commended Chief Call on the good job he did while participating in Wehner’s Thriftway 100th Year Celebration this past weekend.

Councilman Ross reported that there is a broken limb in a tree near the intersection of Walnut and Gemini and if this limb breaks off, it would be dangerous for motorist. Public Works Superintendent Taylor will follow up on this and talk to the owners of the tree.

Councilman Noble asked how long it has been since the city has taken bids for the insurance policy. The Silver Lake Housing Authority is on the city policy and their portion of the insurance increased substantially. He was informed that it hasn’t been that long but it is difficult finding a company that is able to insure a municipality. City Clerk Stadler will look into the company that the fire department recently switched to.

Councilman Noble also asked Public Works Superintendent Taylor to follow up on a drainage problem at the intersection of W. Railroad and Masche.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that they are now spraying for mosquitos twice a week. They also placed mosquito briquettes out today to help control the mosquito larva.

Mayor Smith reported that the city has fulfilled requirements for a Kansas Water Pollution Control Permit and Authorization to Discharge under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.

The city has provided the Kansas Department of Health & Environment the Consumer Confidence Report Certificate of Delivery. This certificate confirms that the city has distributed the CCR report to all customers as required by law.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for July 6, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held on July 20, 2015 at 5:30 P.M.

Mayor Smith updated council on current Legislative Alerts from the League of Kansas Municipalities with the main focus being on the new tax lid.

Part Time Summer Help Employee Madison Wegner recently made the first team for All-State Softball Honors as the catcher for Silver Lake High School. Mayor Smith and council commented on a job well done.

With no further business to come before council, it was moved by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved to adjourn at 6:25 P.M.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk