07-15-2013 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




JULY 15, 2013

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Geometric Improvements

2014 Budget

*****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 July 15, 2013 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) Absent: Nancy Bryant (1).

Motion was made by Councilman Noble and seconded by Councilman Ross that the minutes from the last regular session held on July 1, 2013 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 Ross that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2238.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble that the city enter into an agreement with Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A. (PEC) to provide services for the design of the FY 2016 KDOT Geometric Improvement. This project will assist the city with funding to install drainage improvements along Highway 24 near the corner of Railroad and Chestnut. PEC recently submitted an application for this project and this agreement is subject to the city qualifying for this program. Motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.

City Accountant Annette Fiedler was present to discuss the 2014 Budget. The city employees have provided her with a list of items that each department wanted to include in this budget. She tried to incorporate as many of these items into the budget as possible but some were not considered in an effort to avoid a large mill levy increase. Fiedler will prepare the final budget which will include the discussed changes. The Notice of the Budget Hearing will be published in the newspaper with the 2014 Budget Hearing being scheduled for August 5, 2013 at 5:30 P.M. Council also told City Accountant Fiedler that they would like to meet with her towards the end of the year to discuss possible transfers to reserve funds.

Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor told council that he has purchased two (2) desk top computers for the city shop.

Chief Call reported that there were only a few fireworks warnings issued over the 4th of July holiday.

Chief Call reported that the Shawnee County Swat Team recently used the local schools for pro-active training. This training familiarized them with the layout of the schools.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve Pay Request #1 for the Pump Station #1 and #2 Rehabilitation Project. This request will be submitted to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment for payment. Motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik will follow up on a possible pool violation and tall weed violation that was reported by council.

The city has received complaints regarding a possible public nuisance at a residence in Silver Lake. Council directed city employees to follow up on these complaints and proceed as necessary.

A brief update was given on the visibility issue at the intersection at US 24/Railroad Street and Thomas Rd.

Mayor Smith reported that he attended the Bi-Annual Meeting of the Mayors/Township Officials held today.

Regular session July 15, 2013 cont’d.

Shawnee County Parks & Recreation is conducting community focus meetings on August 1st and 2nd. If council has anything they would like Mayor Smith to address they need to let him know as soon as possible.

Mayor Smith mentioned several articles in the latest issue of the Kansas Government Journal.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for August 5, 2013 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held on August 19, 2013 at 5:30 P.M. The 2013 Budget Hearing will be held at the August 5th meeting.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:55 P.M. The motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk