12-18-2017 Agenda and Minutes - Standard

Agenda

CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING

CITY HALL

DECEMBER 18, 2017

5:30 P.M.


ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments

Minutes

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Certificate of Deposit Renewal

****PLEASE NOTE: This agenda is subject to additions or changes as may
be necessary.








Minutes


REGULAR SESSION MONDAY EVENING DECEMBER 18, 2017

The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Monday evening December 18, 2017 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.

Several Silver Lake residents were present to discuss the easement located behind their house on Center. They are concerned that in an emergency situation, emergency responders will not be able to access this easement. Mayor Smith and City Attorney Luckman explained that having an easement gives specific persons the right to cross or use someone else’s land for certain purposes. They are allowed to do what is needed to access this easement. These residents mentioned a recent incident in which the fire department needed to access this easement. Councilman Noble is a member of the Silver Lake Fire Board and advised that he would talk to Chief Hawkins about this matter.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor mentioned that he has received the parts needed to repair the leaking water valve at the intersection of Highway 24 and Sage.

Motion was made by Councilman Ross and seconded by Councilmember Bryant that the minutes from the last regular session held on December 4, 2017 be approved.

Claim vouchers in the amount of $36,310.06 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 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: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2383.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble that the Certificate of Deposit that matured at Silver Lake Bank on December 15, 2017 be renewed for a term of thirteen (13) months at an interest rate of 1.65 %. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.

City Engineer Pat Cox was present with a list of the 2018 discounted hourly rates for BG Consultants., Inc. He noted that these rates become effective on January 1, 2018.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor told council that he is still working on getting the manual transfer switches for the wells installed. This project will now be reconsidered at the next meeting scheduled for January 3, 2018.

Taylor also mentioned that CWC Electric is preparing a proposal to provide generator services to the city.

The 2011 Chevrolet Colorado is in need of new tires. Public Works Superintendent Taylor said that the cost of these tires should not exceed $400.00.

A letter has been received from the Kansas Department of Transportation confirming the Preliminary Statement of Project Cost for the Geometric Improvement Project that has already been completed.

The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony that was held on December 5, 2017 went well and had a great attendance.

A letter of inquiry has been received from someone wanting to rezone some property in Silver Lake to a commercial zone. City Attorney Luckman has responded to this letter accordingly.


Regular session December 18, 2017 cont’d.


Councilman Robinson asked Chief Call what the regulations are for parking a trailer on the street during a construction project at a Silver Lake residence. Call explained the ordinance regulating trailers parking on the street.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble that city employees receive salary increases effective January 1, 2018. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2384.

Mayor Smith mentioned an article in the recent League news relating to the mill levy.

The next meeting is scheduled for January 3, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held on January 17, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. Councilmember Bryant indicated that she may be unable to attend the January 3rd meeting.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:55 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.


Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk