10-16-2017 Agenda and Minutes - Standard

Agenda

CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING

CITY HALL

OCTOBER 16, 2017

5:30 P.M.


ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments

Minutes

Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Meals on Wheels – Facility Use Agreement

Water/Sewer Rates

****PLEASE NOTE: This agenda is subject to additions or changes as may
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Minutes


REGULAR SESSION MONDAY EVENING OCTOBER 16, 2017

The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Monday evening October 16, 2017 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (4) Absent: Tom Noble (1).

Motion was made by Councilman Ross and seconded by Councilman Kampsen that the minutes from the last regular session held on October 2, 2017 be approved as amended.

Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial report. She commented that the employees have done a good job in curtailing spending this year.

Claim vouchers in the amount of $4,760.37 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 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: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2377.

Council reviewed the Facility Use Agreement received from Meals on Wheels, Inc. This agreement allows them to use the community building for the Senior Nutrition Program. Motion was made by Councilman Robinson, seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved that this agreement be accepted.

Motion was made by Councilman Kampsen that the base rate for water service be increased from $10.50 to $11.00 for ¾” meters and from $64.50 to $65.00 for 1” or 2” meters. Also, that the base rate for sewer service be increased from $20.50 to $21.00 effective with water consumed after January 1, 2018. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2378.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor is still obtaining prices for a 12 volt hand valve exerciser.

Chief Call reported that he has been researching costs for a new patrol car. The patrol car won’t be purchased until 2018 but he wants to go ahead and purchase the equipment for the car in 2017. Councilman Robinson and Councilman Kampsen questioned the items on this equipment list. Motion was then made by Councilmember Bryant that the items on this list be purchased with the total price not to exceed $25,000.00. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.

Chief Call told council that the Homecoming Parade went well. There were some issues the night before with the house decorating. He noted that next year there will be a meeting prior to the decorating activities to remind those participating the rules they must follow.

City Attorney Luckman responded to a question that has been asked regarding a resident that is using his back easement to store firewood. Public Works Superintendent Taylor was asked to meet with this resident and remind him of the rules regulating easements.

Councilmember Bryant discussed possibly purchasing additional holiday decorations. Public Works Superintendent Taylor stated that it is probably too late for this year but he will start looking ahead for next year. He noted that the City of Maple Hill has a streamer similar to what we have and he is going to take a look at it to determine if we can buy a similar one to replace ours as it is deteriorating.

Mayor Smith reported that the greenhouse and park shelter that the school district is constructing is coming along nicely.
Regular session October 16, 2017 cont’d.


Council decided on a gratitude gift for former Part Time Public Works Employee Elwyn Miller as he resigned on October 2, 2017.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor told council that newly hired Public Works Part Time Employee William Neary has started work and things are going great.

The Annual Hotdog Cookout will be held on October 31, 2017.

The Silver Lake Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Silver Lake City Hall. Purpose of the hearing is to hear a request for a variance to the fence height requirements on property located at 304 Sunset Ct.

Motion was made by Councilman Ross, seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved that the resignation received from Part Time City Clerk Janie Gowin be regretfully accepted effective December 31, 2017. Mayor Smith noted that she has graciously offered to work on an as needed basis, if available, after her retirement date. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.

Motion was made by Councilman Robinson, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved that advertisements be posted for the Part Time City Clerk position.

The next meeting is scheduled for November 6, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held on November 20, 2017 at 5:30 P.M.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Ross moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:23 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.


Darlene M. Stadler, City Clerk