03-02-2015 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




MARCH 2, 2015

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Custodian Position

Request for Easter Egg Hunt Donation

Renew Copy Machine Maintenance Agreement

Farm Lease Agreement

Monthly Police Report

Monthly Public Works Reports

*****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 March 2, 2015 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson (4) Absent: David Linderman (1).

Motion was made by Councilman Noble and seconded by Councilmember Bryant that the minutes from the last regular session held on February 18, 2015 be approved.

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 Robinson 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 (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2291.

At the last meeting Mayor Smith formed a small committee to review the applications that were submitted for the custodian position. Motion was made by Councilman Kampsen that the individual that was recommended for hire by this committee be offered the position at a rate of $12.00 per hour with a six (6) month probation period. This is contingent on all background searches being completed with satisfactory results. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.

Motion was made by Councilmember Bryant that $200.00 be donated to the Annual Easter Egg Hunt that has been scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM. This event will be held south of the grade school on the practice football field. Motion was seconded by Councilman Kampsen and approved.

Motion was made by Councilmember Bryant to renew the service agreement with Logan Business Machines for copy machine maintenance. Motion was seconded by Councilman Kampsen and approved.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved that the 2015 Farm Lease Agreement with Wendell Mohler, Dennis Mohler, Robert Mohler and Colleen Dougan be accepted for the 2015 crop season.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor presented the monthly public works report.

The City of Topeka has flushed the influent line at the lagoon as there was some blockage. Public Works Superintendent Taylor noted that the line is now clear but he will have to do a sludge test in the near future.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor told council that he has obtained price estimates for water tower maintenance. He is planning on presenting these estimates at the next meeting.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that the scheduled well maintenance has been completed.

Council discussed the possible purchase of an auto dialer for the well. This dialer would automatically call city employees should problems arise with the water tower. Public Works Superintendent Taylor will contact Alexander Pump and get a price quote for this dialer. After this quote is received, council will address questions that Taylor has regarding required workers compensation insurance.

Regular session March 2, 2015 cont’d.

Chief Call reported that on March 1, 2015, Officer Snyder fell while on duty and injured his ankle. Call has contacted the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department about assisting with the DARE Program that Officer Snyder was teaching. He will also try to cover all of Snyder’s shifts with the assistance of the part time officers. If necessary, another officer that worked for the city in the past has agreed to help out.

Chief Call reported that D.A.R.E. Graduation will be held on May 14, 2015.

Chief Call has ordered new batteries for the Taser guns. He noted that he will soon have to start replacing these guns as they are becoming obsolete.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next Silver Lake, KS PRIDE Community meeting is scheduled for March 9, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. This meeting will be held at the Silver Lake Community Building.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to adopt the Region J Kansas Multi-Hazard, Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.

A letter has been received from the Shawnee County Commissioners asking council to consider committing a portion of city sales tax receipts towards the replacement cost of the NW Carlson Road (Willard) Bridge. After discussion, council agreed that they support the commissioner’s decision to replace this bridge for the safety of all motorists that travel over it, but at this time the city is not in a financial position to contribute towards this project. A response letter will be sent to the commissioners explaining the decision of council based on recent revenue cuts and not enough excess money in the budget.

Mayor Smith updated council on current Legislative Alerts from the League of Kansas Municipalities. These alerts related to city elections, police body cameras and the Kansas Open Records Act.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for March 16, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. Councilman Robinson noted that he would not be able to attend this 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 Kampsen and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk