08-21-2017 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




AUGUST 21, 2017

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Item:

Water Distribution Master Plan – Pat Cox, BG Consultants, Inc.

****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 August 21, 2017 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Larry Ross (3) Absent: Tom Noble, Heath Robinson (2).

A Silver Lake resident was present and inquired about the ordinance that prohibits the riding of lawn mowers on the streets in Silver Lake. He was informed that discussion on this ordinance is scheduled for the September 6, 2017 meeting.

Chief Call recognized the resident that was present for his and his wife’s assistance in cleaning up the property on Center St. in which the property owner has recently passed away.

Motion was made by Councilman Ross and seconded by Councilman Kampsen that the minutes from the last regular session held on August 7, 2017 be approved.

Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial report.

Claim vouchers in the amount of $5,969.07 were submitted to 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 Ross and seconded by Councilmember Bryant 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, Larry Ross (3) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2372.

Mr. Pat Cox with BG Consultants, Inc. presented information on a proposed Water System Preliminary Engineering Report. This plan would consist of a system study along with a hydraulic model of the system. If deficiencies in the system are found, they will assist the city in finding funding options to make necessary improvements. The cost of this study will not exceed $9,500.00 and will be billed as the work is done. The estimated time frame for completion is one (1) year. After consideration, motion was made by Councilman Ross, seconded by Councilman Kampsen and approved that this proposal be accepted.

City Engineer Pat Cox discussed the street problem at the intersection of Aquarius and Walnut. He will prepare a written report with repair options and costs. He explained that it may be necessary to widen the valley gutter and extend it to the north.

At a recent meeting several citizens were present to express concerns about the retaining wall that was recently constructed at the intersection of Lake and Rice. This wall was constructed to stabilize the deterioration of this road which has a high volume of school traffic. City Engineer Pat Cox was asked to look at this wall and address the concerns of the citizens. He will prepare a written report with repair options and costs. He suggested that this wall be marked with some type of safety reflector and height markings for the safety of motorists. Public Works Assistant Smith was asked to contact the contractor and find out when this project will be completed. An owner of property that adjoins where this wall was constructed was present and expressed concerns about the drainage going to the east. This concern will be addressed in Engineer Cox’s written report.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor and Public Works Assistant Smith attended the last Senior Citizen Board Meeting and updated them on the community building carpet replacement which is planned for 2018. Taylor and Smith will obtain bids for this project later this fall and then talk to this board again about possibly assisting the city with the costs.

Regular session August 21, 2017 cont’d.

The police department will provide security to USD #372 for the 2017 Football Season. The city will bill them accordingly at the end of the season.

Chief Call discussed police coverage during the citywide garage sales that are scheduled for September 8th and 9th.

Chief Call also updated council on recent crime that has occurred in Silver Lake. Numerous vehicles both locked and unlocked have been burglarized.

City Attorney Luckman presented a draft letter that will be sent to a Silver Lake resident advising that his shed must be removed as it is currently located on a dedicated road easement and is also in violation of the City’s Floodplain Ordinance. Council approved the letter as drafted.

The Silver Lake Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled to meet at 7:00 P.M. on August 23, 2017 to address an application filed by Katherine Cole-Esparza requesting a variance to the off-street parking space requirements on property located at 109 E. Railroad, Silver Lake, Kansas.

Mayor Smith briefly discussed the Shawnee County Comprehensive Plan.

Mayor Smith reported that the next meeting is scheduled for September 6, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held on September 18, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. Mayor Smith will not be able to attend the meeting on September 6, 2017.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Ross moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk