03-19-2012 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




MARCH 19, 2012

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items

Lift Station 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 Monday evening March 19, 2012 with President Nancy Bryant conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Mike Geer, David Linderman, (3) Absent: Mack Smith, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble (3).

Motion was made by Councilman Linderman, seconded by Councilman Geer and approved that the minutes from the last regular session held on March 5, 2012 be approved as presented.

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 Geer and seconded by Councilman Linderman that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Nancy Bryant, Mike Geer, Dave Linderman (3) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2200.

City Attorney Hanson and Alex Darby, PEC Engineer, reviewed with council several changes that have been agreed upon by Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A. and the City Attorney, who has consulted with the Mayor, to finalize and present to council an Agreement for Engineering Services for the Upgrade/Replacement of Pump Stations #1 and #2 Project. Also, City Attorney Hanson addressed council’s concerns regarding debt coverage for this project. City Attorney Hanson visited with City Accountant Fiedler and they are of the opinion that, with a moderate raise in sewer rates over the next two years, the city should be able to handle loan payments. Attorney Hanson also informed council that there is no additional debt service coverage requirement from KDHE Loan Administration to receive a loan on this project. Following discussion it was moved by Councilman Linderman, seconded by Councilman Geer, and approved to accept the Design Agreement as amended. Motion carried.

Chief Call reported that he has been distributing bike helmets that were made available through the Safe Kids Kansas mini-grant from the KDHE, Bureau of Health Promotion.

Chief Call reminded council that the D.A.R.E. Graduation will be held at 7:30 P.M., April 4, 2012. Dillon’s North will furnish the cake. There will be a Pizza Party on March 30th for the D.A.R.E. participants. Jeff Reamer will be furnishing milk and ice cream bars and Casey’s will furnish pizza for this event.

Chief Call reminded council that Brad Snyder will be graduating from the Police Academy on April 13th. He and Fire Chief Hawkins plan to attend the graduation. If any council member wishes to attend, they should let Chief Call know by April 5th.

Chief Call also reported on a meeting with Fire Chief Hawkins and Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor, regarding the Emergency Preparedness Plan. They will be setting up another meeting to review and begin updating the current plan and manual.

Chief Call gave council an update on efforts to reduce traffic visibility problems at an intersection in Silver Lake by the City and KDOT. It was reported that the Kansas Department of Transportation has surveyed this area; a meeting has been held with the property owner, KDOT and the City; and the property owner has moved his equipment off KDOT property. Chief Call was directed to inspect the intersection to see if visibility is now adequate and to report back if issues remain so KDOT can follow up.

Chief Call informed council that the Safe Kids Coalition will be holding a “Safe Walk” campaign to inform students of the safest routes to school. They also have some grants available to improve sidewalks and to add flashing lights to crosswalks. Council directed Chief Call to further research these grants and report back.

Regular session March 19, 2012 cont’d.

City Attorney Hanson reported that he has been working with the League of Kansas Municipalities on issues with the current city code as a result of changes in several state statues. He reviewed with council changes he would like to propose to the league on these issues before they send the final code draft to the city for adoption. Council directed Attorney Hanson to provide the league with the proposals as outlined.

President Bryant reported Councilman Noble will be participating in the annual “Mayor for Meals” on March 21, 2012 in the absence of Mayor Smith.

President Bryant reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for April 2, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. and the second meeting in April will be on the 16th, also at 5:30 P.M.

Council was reminded that Senator Kelly and Representative Burgess will hold a Town Meeting Saturday, March 31st at 8:00 A.M. at the Silver Lake Community Center. This event is sponsored by the Silver Lake Lions Club.

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt has been scheduled for Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. This event will be held south of the grade school on the practice football field.

With no further business to come before council motion was made by Councilman Linderman, seconded by Councilman Geer and approved that council adjourn at 6:30 P.M.

Janie Kay Gowin,
Assistant City Clerk