01-20-2016 Agenda and Minutes - Standard





5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Geometric Improvement Project

*****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 January 20, 2016 with Mayor Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (4) Absent: Tom Noble (1).

Shannon Bergmann, a representative from the Silver Lake, KS Pride Community was present to update council on activities they held in 2015 along with plans for 2016. They are going to register as a 2016 Kansas Pride Program with the K-State Extension Office. Bergmann is also in the process of scheduling a meeting with a representative from Heartland Visioning. If possible, she would like Mayor Smith and members of council to attend this meeting to show their support of the Pride Program. She will keep them posted on the meeting date and time. The Silver Lake, KS Pride Community will continue to meet on the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:00 P.M. These meetings will be held at the Silver Lake Community Building. Council thanked Mrs. Bergmann and the PRIDE Community for all their hard work in organizing community activities.

Motion was made by Councilman Robinson, seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved that the minutes from the last regular session held on January 4, 2016 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 Councilman Robinson 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, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2321.

Motion was made by Councilman Ross that the Status of Utilities and Right of Way Clearance forms be approved for the Geometric Improvement Project. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that as soon as Wester Energy repairs a substation in Silver Lake the high voltage problems with Lift Station No. 1 should be fixed. Until then, they will run the generator as needed.

Brief discussion was held concerning a request for council to consider changing the minimum call out time from one (1) hour to (2) hours. This matter was tabled to allow City Clerk Stadler time to contact other municipalities about their minimum call out time regulations.

City Clerk Stadler reported that the Shawnee County Commissioners are in the process of forming a Building Code Committee to discuss building codes on property located outside city limits in Shawnee County. There are currently no building codes in these areas. If anyone on council is interested in this committee, Stadler will submit their name to the Shawnee County Planning Department.

Motion was made by Councilman Robinson 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 Ross and approved. Mayor Smith, Councilmember Bryant and Public Works Superintendent Taylor indicated that they would represent the city at this breakfast.

Mayor Smith reminded council that Silver Lake Municipal Court is scheduled for January 27, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.

Regular session January 20, 2016 cont’d.

Council reviewed a copy of the letter that City Attorney Luckman sent to EMC Insurance Companies acknowledging the receipt of the risk improvement survey they completed for the City of Silver Lake.

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

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for February 1, 2016 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held on February 15, 2016 at 5:30 P.M.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Ross moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:10 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk