09-03-2014 Agenda and Minutes - Standard





5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Certificates of Deposit Mature at Silver Lake Bank

Monthly Police Report

Monthly Public Works 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 September 3, 2014 with President of the Council Nancy Bryant conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson (5) Absent: Mayor Mack Smith (1).

Motion was made by Councilman Noble and seconded by Councilman Robinson that the minutes from the last regular session held on August 18, 2014 be approved as written.

Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial report.

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 Kampsen 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, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2275.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble that the Certificates of Deposit maturing this month at Silver Lake Bank be renewed for terms of seven (7) months at an interest rate of .35 percent. Motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report. He reported that there were several thefts from vehicles that occurred in Silver Lake this past weekend with an investigation underway. He also stressed the importance of residents removing valuables from their vehicles and keeping them locked.

The Annual Citywide Garage Sales is scheduled for next weekend. The first home football game is also scheduled for Friday night.

Chief Call reported that he has been researching the costs of a new patrol vehicle. He has contacted the Kansas Highway Patrol about their resale program but decided that this would not be the best option for the city. After researching finance options, he decided that he would like to purchase the equipment for this new patrol vehicle this year and then enter into a two (2) year lease agreement with Silver Lake Bank in January. The funds that were set aside for a patrol vehicle payment this calendar year would be used to purchase the equipment as the vehicle will not be purchased until next year. Motion was made by Councilman Robinson that Chief Call purchase the equipment needed for the new patrol vehicle with the price not to exceed $19,000.00. Motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved. Call also reported that he has found another department that may be interested in purchasing the old patrol car. He will talk to them and determine when they would want to pick up this car as council was not sure if they want to sell the car prior to receiving the new one as there wouldn’t be a backup vehicle. Councilman Kampsen suggested that Call look into possible options for a temporary vehicle should they sell this car and the city end up needing a backup vehicle.

Councilman Kampsen said that members of the Silver Lake, KS Community Engagement Group have recently expressed concerns about the speed of motorists on several streets in Silver Lake. He has advised them to contact Chief Call with their concerns.

Councilman Noble expressed concerns about riding lawn mowers being driven on the streets and the continuous problem of residents blowing grass clipping onto the streets while mowing. Chief Call will watch for these violations and educate the public as needed.

Regular session September 3, 2014 cont’d.

Councilman Robinson told council that the Westar Energy Green Team has ordered the trees that they will be planting in Little Lake Park. Robinson will find local youth to assist with the planting of these trees. He mentioned that he will contact the FFA in Silver Lake and see if they are interested in assisting.

Councilmember Bryant reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for September 15, 2014 at 5:30 P.M.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:15 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk