10-01-2012 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




OCTOBER 1, 2012

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items

Water Rates

Facility Use Agreement with Meals on Wheels

Draft Agreement with Kansas Broadband Internet, Inc.

Lift Station Project

Monthly Public Works Report

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 October 1, 2012 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Larry Ross (3) Absent: Nancy Bryant, Tom Noble (2).

Motion was made by Councilman Ross, seconded by Councilman Kampsen and approved that the minutes from the last regular session held on September 17, 2012 be approved.

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 Kampsen 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: Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Larry Ross (3) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2213.

Discussion was held concerning a water rate increase for 2013. Council reviewed a water rate increase summary for the last five (5) years. Several increase options were discussed with a decision being made to increase the usage of water over and above the 1,000 gallons included in the minimum charge from $3.75 to $4.25. Motion was made by Councilman Kampsen that this increase be made and that it go into effect for water consumed after January 1, 2013. The sewer charge will also increase to $15.25 per month. Motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Larry Ross (3) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2214. City Attorney Hanson and Utility Superintendent Kalcik researched the water rates of other cities and other rate information to have on file if anyone wants information regarding the basis for this increase.

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 Ross, seconded by Councilman Kampsen and approved that this agreement be accepted.

The lease proposed by Kansas Broadband Internet was discussed. City Attorney Hanson is in the process of preparing the final lease agreement. He discussed several specifics about this contract with council and will now forward the proposed agreement to Kansas Broadband Internet for their final approval.

City Attorney Hanson has reviewed loan documents for the Silver Lake Wastewater Pump Station Project. Mayor Smith will sign these documents at the end of the meeting.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik presented the monthly public works report.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report.

Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor reported that the strap broke on the roll up window over the kitchen counter at the community building. He noted that the estimated cost for this repair is $1,951.00. After brief discussion council agreed that this is not a budgeted item, therefore, at this time it will not be replaced by the city. Taylor will discuss this issue further with the senior citizens that operate the senior meal site at this location.

Motion was made by Councilman Linderman to accept the resignation received from Mary Zimmerman, the D.A.R.E. Officer for Silver Lake. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved. Council appreciates the many years of service that Officer Zimmerman provided to the city.

Regular session October 1, 2012 cont’d.

Chief Call reported that the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department will provide an officer to teach D.A.R.E. next year. Call will research possible grants that would help with the cost to send a Silver Lake Officer to D.A.R.E. Training which is only offered out of state. Officer Snyder has expressed interest in becoming a D.A.R.E. Officer in the future.

Chief Call will be attending the 2012 Midwest Crime Stoppers Training Conference that is being held in Iola, Kansas later this month.

At the November 19, 2012 meeting, Rebecca Pepper, State Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the Kansas Department of Transportation will be present with information on the Safe Routes to School Program. This program provides funding for pedestrian and bicycle crossing improvements.

Chief Call reported that he will be assisting with the security for the upcoming Silver Lake vs. Rossville football game that will be held in Rossville.

City Attorney Hanson reported that the League of Kansas Municipalities has completed the re-codification of the city code. Council will adopt this re-codification at the next meeting.

At the next meeting council will take final action on the 2012 Standard Traffic Ordinance and the 2012 Uniform Public Offense Code.

Councilman Kampsen offered his assistance in updating the Silver Lake Web Site. If possible, he would like to include more information about the city and community. Council appreciated Kampsen’s willingness to help with the website.

The city has received information on the Governor’s Water Conference which is being held in Manhattan, KS on October 30th and 31st.

At the last meeting Councilmember Bryant mentioned that she would like the city to consider purchasing additional holiday lighting decorations. Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor provided her with magazines so she can see what is available. This matter was tabled until the next meeting when Councilmember Bryant is present.

Council reviewed a letter received from an individual that received a traffic citation.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the annual hotdog roast is scheduled for October 31, 2012 at 5:30 P.M.

Mayor Smith also reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for October 15, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. The following meetings will be held on November 5, 2012 and November 19, 2012, with both of these meetings beginning at 5:30 P.M.

With no further business to come before council it was moved by Councilman Linderman, seconded by Councilman Kampsen and approved to adjourn at 6:35 P.M.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk