02-19-2018 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




FEBRUARY 19, 2018

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

2018 Street Repair Project – City Engineer Cox 5:40 P.M.

Contract for Purchase of 2018 Chevrolet Police Vehicle

Kwikom Communications

Request for Easter Egg Hunt Donation

Monthly Police Report

****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 February 19, 2018 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (3) Absent: Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson (2).

Motion was made by Councilman Ross and seconded by Councilman Noble that the minutes from the last regular session held on February 5, 2018 be approved as amended.

Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial report.

Claim vouchers in the amount of $23,627.34 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 Councilmember Bryant that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Nancy Bryant, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (3) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2388.

City Engineer Pat Cox was present to discuss the street problem at the intersection of Aquarius and Walnut. After discussing several options to repair this intersection, Cox suggested that he meet with Public Works Superintendent Taylor so they can determine the best repair option that is cost effective for the city. This repair will then be included in the 2018 Street Repair Project.

City Engineer Pat Cox reported that they are moving forward on the Water System Preliminary Engineering Report. As soon as the weather warms up, they will begin the necessary field work.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve a Resolution authorizing a Lease Purchase Agreement with Silver Lake Bank for the 2018 Chevrolet Patrol Vehicle. Also, authorization was given to Mayor Smith and City Clerk Stadler to sign all documents associated with the purchase of this vehicle. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.

At the last meeting representatives from Kwikom were present and presented council with a Tower Lease Proposal for providing High Speed Internet in the Silver Lake area. City Attorney Luckman has reviewed this proposal and discussed some recommended changes. He will make these changes accordingly and then forward the amended proposal to Kwikom for their approval.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble that $200.00 be donated to the Annual Easter Egg Hunt that has been scheduled for Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6:30 P.M. with a rain/snow date of March 16, 2018 at 6:30 P.M. This event will be held south of the grade school on the practice football field. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that Madison Wegner has agreed to return this year to fill the Part Time Summer Help position.

Council continued discussion about the street problem at the intersection of Aquarius and Walnut. It was agreed that the most cost effective fix would be to make this repair with asphalt. Public Works Superintendent Taylor will contact City Engineer Pat Cox and notify him of this decision.

Chief Call updated council on Police Officer Snyder’s schedule for teaching the Dare Curriculum in both Silver Lake and Rossville.

Regular session February 19, 2018 cont’d.

Chief Call told council that they will continue to remind motorist that it is against the law to leave unlocked vehicles running outside unattended. He told council that a vehicle was recently stolen from the Casey’s General Store parking lot after the keys were left inside the vehicle.

The new patrol vehicle was delivered today but it will not be used until all the equipment has been installed. At that time, they will decide what to do with the old vehicle.

Brief discussion was held concerning the Farm Lease Agreement with Wendell Mohler, Dennis Mohler, Robert Mohler and Colleen Dougan. Council assessed the current rent being paid for this lease property with no action being taken.

Discussion was held concerning the bill received from Clifford Power Systems, Inc. for the Annual Service Agreement. At a recent meeting Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that the last service they completed for the city was unacceptable. City Attorney Luckman will proceed with addressing these concerns with Clifford Power Systems, Inc.

An email has been received from the Kansas Department of Transportation regarding a proposed development and the access road for this development on a site west of Silver Lake. The representative from KDOT has recommended that they meet with city personnel to discuss this issue and share information on this development. Council asked City Attorney Luckman to contact KDOT and set up a meeting as recommended.

Chief Call reported that a funeral that is being held in Silver Lake on Wednesday will have a 21 gun salute after the service. Call wanted to make council aware of this just in case residents become concerned after hearing the guns discharge.

Councilman Noble inquired about the discussion that was being held prior to the meeting about obtaining water well permits. He was updated on this conversation.

The Silver Lake Lions Club hosted a “Meet your Legislator” event on February 17, 2018. Mayor Smith reported that this event went well.

Mayor Smith also reported that the Silver Lake Public Schools Foundation Breakfast that was held this morning went well and had excellent speakers.

The next meeting is scheduled for March 5, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. Councilman Robinson will not be able to attend this meeting. The following meeting that was scheduled for March 19, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. will be moved to Wednesday, March 21, 2018 as there were several council conflicts with the March 19th date.

Mayor Smith provided information on several matters going before the legislature this session.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:47 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk