06-16-2014 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




JUNE 16, 2014

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

2015 Budget

Proclamation for Shrine Bowl Day

*****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 June 16, 2014 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson (5) Absent: None.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble and seconded by Councilmember Bryant that the minutes from the last regular session held on June 2, 2014 be approved as written.

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, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2269.

City employees presented a list of items that they would like included in the 2015 Budget. These lists will be forwarded to Reese & Novelly so they can prepare the draft budget prior to the July 7, 2014 meeting.

A Proclamation of Kansas All-Star Football Shrine Bowl Day was presented to council. Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved to proclaim July 26, 2014 as Kansas All-Star Football Shrine Bowl Day. It was noted that Dailin Kruger of Silver Lake will be participating in this football game.

At the last meeting council directed Public Works Superintendent Taylor to contact Alex Darby with Professional Engineers Consultants and advise that council has asked for a final completion date for the Pump Station #1 and #2 Rehabilitation Project. Taylor contacted Mr. Darby and he stated that there are still issues concerning the trash bin that had been included in the original plans but did not fit when they tried to install it. Council agreed that this trash bin was designed to be installed and that modifications need to be made in order for it to fit. Taylor will contact Mr. Darby and ask that he proceed with the Change Order for this modification.

Chief Call reported that fireworks may be lawfully discharged within the corporate limits of the City beginning on June 27, 2014. He also mentioned the steps the school district is taking to prevent fireworks from being discharged in the school parking lots. These steps are being taken as there was damage done at the school last year caused by fireworks.

Chief Call and City Attorney Luckman briefly discussed an ordinance they are drafting relating to the prosecution of motorist that are caught with drug paraphernalia while driving though Silver Lake.

Several residents have complained to the city about a cable line belonging to Zito Media laying across the sidewalk in the vicinity of 101 Sage. City Clerk Stadler has been in contact with Zito Media several times and they are now saying this line will be buried sometime tomorrow. Council agreed that if this line is not buried tomorrow, City Attorney Luckman should write them a letter addressing the concerns of the city.

Councilman Robinson asked if the city receives franchise fees from Kaw Valley Electric. He was advised that they do pay franchise fees as they provide service to residents on several streets in Silver Lake.

The 2014 Bike Across Kansas route traveled through Silver Lake on June 12, 2014. Approximately 900 bikers traveled through Silver Lake.

Silver Lake Municipal Court is scheduled for June 25, 2014 at 5:00 P.M.
Regular session June 16, 2014 cont’d.

The spraying of mosquitoes will continue early on Wednesday mornings until it is necessary to spray twice a week.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will be conducting a public hearing to discuss the availability of funds for the Kansas Public Water Supply Loan Fund. At this time, the city is not planning on participating in this program.

Mayor Smith inquired about the drainage work being done near the high school baseball field. Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that this is a school project and is not related to any city project.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for July 7, 2014 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held on July 21, 2014 at 5:30 P.M

The city has received a letter from an individual that is interested in moving to Silver Lake and is inquiring about a home occupation veterinary clinic. City Attorney Luckman has addressed these questions in a memorandum that Public Works Superintendent Taylor will provide to this individual for future reference.

Chief Call mentioned that he has made contact with the Topeka Mars Plant about their assistance with sponsoring the Annual Hotdog Cookout which will be held on October 31, 2014. They advised Call that they need a letter of request from the police department prior to considering this request. Council approved Chief Call sending this request letter.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved that council enter into executive session at 6:20 P.M. to discuss a personnel matter. Regular session was scheduled to reconvene at 6:30 P.M.

The public meeting convened at 6:30 P.M.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Linderman moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk