09-17-2018 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Discuss Bid to Replace Community Building Carpet

****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 September 17, 2018 with President of the Council Nancy Bryant conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (5) Absent: Mack Smith (1),

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

Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial report.

Claim vouchers in the amount of $3,871.20 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 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, Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2403.

At the last meeting several bids were presented to replace the carpet at the community building. The bid received from Carpet One Commercial was recommended but prior to proceeding any further, council wanted to find out if the Silver Lake Senior Citizens would assist with the funding for this carpet. Council was advised that they have agreed to pay $2,000.00 towards the purchase of this carpet. Motion was then made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved that the bid received from Carpet One Commercial in the amount of $7,596.36 be accepted. Public Works Superintendent Taylor was asked to contact Carpet One and ask if this is a firm quote.

City Attorney Luckman briefed council on a court hearing scheduled for tomorrow morning at 10:30 A.M.

City Attorney Luckman told council that he still needs to follow up on several nuisance violations that were brought up by Public Works Assistant Smith. He will try to get this done prior to the next meeting.

Public Works Assistant Smith told council that on Wednesday they will begin making the necessary repairs to the leaking water valve at the intersection of Highway 24 and Sage. He noted that RDR Excavating will assist with this repair.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor and Public Works Assistant Smith discussed with council issues they have been having with the pumps on both wells. They have been in contact with Sargent Drilling and a bid has been presented to pull both wells, repair pumps and VFD Installation. The total cost estimate for both wells is $62,886.00. Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved that this estimate received from Sargent Drilling be accepted.

Discussion was held concerning the tall weeds growing around the pond that is located in Lakeland Subdivision. Public Works Assistant Smith told council that he has talked to Gary Roberson about this matter so they are aware that these weeds need to be taken care of. A suggested option to taking care of these tall weeds was to have the Silver Lake Township assist but they are having a mower problem.

At the last meeting discussion was held concerning a storm drain on an empty lot located at the west end of Lakewood Terrace. Councilman Robinson has received a complaint that a large sink hole at the end of this drain is causing a public safety issue. Public Works Assistant Smith indicated that he has discussed this matter with the property owner.

Regular session September 17, 2018 cont’d.

Council was advised that over the Labor Day weekend the speed trailer was set up on Railroad Ave. Chief Call gave council the results that this trailer provided in regards to the speed of motorist.

Chief Call reported that he has a department interested in possibly purchasing the old patrol car. After discussion it was agreed that Call should just use his best judgement in setting a purchase price for this car.

Councilman Ross told council that behind his house there is a concrete storm drainage tube that is broken. Public Works Superintendent Taylor indicated that he will follow up on this matter and report back to council.

The next meeting is scheduled for October 1, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. Councilman Robinson and Councilmember Bryant told council that they will not be able to attend this meeting. The following meeting is scheduled for October 15, 2018 at 5:30 P.M.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:00 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk