02-05-2018 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




FEBRUARY 5, 2018

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

KwiKom Communications

Silver Lake Public School Foundation Breakfast

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 Monday evening February 5, 2018 with Mayor Mack 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 Ross and seconded by Councilman Noble that the minutes from the last regular session held on January 17, 2018 be approved.

Claim vouchers in the amount of $44,783.58 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 Councilman Noble 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. 2387.

Council reviewed the quarterly and yearly financial reports prepared by City Clerk Stadler. They compared these cash balances with previous financial reports.

Representatives from Kwikom were present and presented council with a Tower Lease Proposal for providing High Speed Internet in the Silver Lake area. They briefly discussed the service they provide and answered a few questions asked by council. City Attorney Luckman will review this proposal and report back at the next meeting.

Motion was made by Councilmember Bryant that the city purchase a table for eight (8) at the Silver Lake Public Schools Foundation Breakfast. The total cost of this table is $300.00 with the proceeds of this event being used to support educational programs and projects that directly benefit the students and staff of Silver Lake schools. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved. If council would like to attend this breakfast that is scheduled for February 19, 2018, they need to let City Clerk Stadler know as soon as possible.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor presented the monthly public works report. He also informed council that the installation of the manual transfer switches on the wells is almost complete. The bill for this project will be paid when the project is completed.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor also reported that Public Works Assistant Smith will be attending the annual water and wastewater conference being held in Wichita in March.

Councilman Robinson and Public Works Superintendent Taylor have prepared a map of streets to consider for the 2018 Street Repair Project. Council will review this list prior to the next meeting to determine if there are any streets they want to add. Also, Public Works Superintendent Taylor will contact City Engineer Pat Cox about the street problem at the intersection of Aquarius and Walnut as Taylor needs a cost estimate for this repair.

The monthly police report will be presented at the next meeting as Chief Call is not present tonight.

Police Officer Snyder was present and updated council on the arrival of the new patrol car. He also reported that he will start teaching the Dare Curriculum in Silver Lake tomorrow and that he has already started teaching it Rossville.

Police Officer Snyder also mentioned that they have been reminding motorist that it is against the law to leave unlocked vehicles running outside unattended.

Regular session February 5, 2018 cont’d.

Motion was made by Councilman Robinson to approve the written request received from Bob Schwarz Financial to waive the fees for the breakfast fundraiser they are hosting for the Silver Lake Public Library Foundation on March 31, 2018. All proceeds with benefit the foundation’s expansion and renovation project. Motion was seconded by Councilman Kampsen and approved. The fees for this event will be waived.

Motion was made by Councilman Ross that $500.00 be donated to the 2018 Silver Lake After Prom Party. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.

Council signed the new signature letter for Silver Lake Bank. This letter notifies them who is allowed to transfer funds and issue checks on behalf of the city.

The city has received several email from the developer of a proposed site west of Silver Lake as well as from the Kansas Department of Transportation regarding the proposed development and the access road. The representative from KDOT has recommended that they meet with city personnel to discuss this issue and share information on this development. Council asked City Attorney Luckman to contact KDOT and set up a meeting as recommended.

Discussion was held concerning the bill received from Clifford Power Systems, Inc. for the Annual Service Agreement. At the last meeting Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that the last service they completed for the city was unacceptable. City Attorney Luckman is going to address these concerns with Clifford Power Systems, Inc. but needs pictures and documentation from Taylor in order to proceed. Taylor indicated that he will provide this information to Luckman tomorrow.

Councilman Kampsen discussed concerns that a resident has expressed to him concerning a proposed development west of Silver Lake. Kampsen will provide this resident with the information the city has received so this resident is aware of the development plans.

Council provided City Clerk Stadler with corrections to the current employee roster/contact information.

Councilman Ross told council that at this time, he is going to end his research on skateboard parks.

Councilman Robinson briefly discussed the current amount being paid by companies that have installed equipment on the water towers.

Mayor Smith mentioned an editorial in the newspaper relating to the discharge of fireworks in Topeka.

The Silver Lake Lions Club will host their “Meet your Legislator” event on February 17, 2018 at the Silver Lake Community Building. This event will begin at 9:00 A.M. Senator Laura Kelly and Representative Fred Patton will both attend this event.

Council was provided a list of the 2018 Silver Lake Municipal Court dates.

The next meeting is scheduled for February 19, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. The following meetings will be held on March 5, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. and March 19, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. Councilman Robinson will not be able to attend the March 5th meeting and Councilmember Bryant will not be able to attend the March 19th meeting.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:40 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.
Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk