12-19-2016 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




DECEMBER 19, 2016

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Engineering Projects Update – Pat Cox, BG Consultants

****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 December 19, 2016 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) Absent: None.

Brenda McAbee, owner of the Blacksmith Hall was present to discuss snow removal on Railroad near their business. Public Works Superintendent Taylor explained that they only push snow from the police department to the city hall parking lot or to the drain east of the parking lot depending on the snow. Also, from the intersection of Railroad and Madore to the intersection of Railroad and Beaubein as the city maintains the curb and guttering in this area. Mayor Smith noted that if she has any further questions about snow removal, the questions need to be directed to Public Works Superintendent Taylor. Mrs. McAbee did ask Taylor not to pile the snow in the parking stalls west of their business as they need these stalls available for their customers.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble and seconded by Councilman Ross that the minutes from the last regular session held on December 7, 2016 be approved as amended.

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 Councilmember Bryant 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: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2352.

Mr. Pat Cox with BG Consultants, Inc. was present to wish council happy holidays. He also mentioned that in the near future there may be potential funding for major infrastructure improvement. He will let council know as soon as additional information is made available.

Mayor Smith thanked Mr. Cox for the good job he did on the Geometric Improvement Project. Smith noted that Cox graciously provided additional modifications and work at no cost to the city.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that the installation of new meters on the wells has been started.

Taylor has also purchased salt/sand mixture for snow and ice control.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for January 4, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held on January 18, 2017 at 5:30 P.M.

Councilmember Bryant reported that she will not be able to attend the meeting scheduled for January 4, 2017.

Mayor Smith has received information on National School Choice Week. No action was taken.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:55 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk