11-02-2015 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




NOVEMBER 2, 2015

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Request to Use Community Building

Certificates of Deposit Mature on October 27, 2015 & October 31, 2015

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 November 2, 2015 with Mayor Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (3) Absent: Nancy Bryant, Tom Noble (2) .

Motion was made by Councilman Robinson, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved that the minutes from the last regular session held on October 19, 2015 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 Robinson and seconded by Councilman Ross that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (3) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given no. 2313.

Council reviewed the quarterly financial report prepared by City Clerk Stadler. They compared these cash balances with previous financial reports.

Motion was made by Councilman Ross to approve the written request received from Shawnee County Parks & Recreation to use the community building for several upcoming programs. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

City Clerk Stadler has provided council with copies of the Certificates of Deposit that were renewed at the last meeting.

Motion was made by Councilman Robinson that the three (3) Certificates of Deposit maturing at Silver Lake Bank be renewed for terms of nine (9) months at an interest rate of .35 percent. Motion was seconded by Councilman Kampsen and approved.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor presented the monthly public works report. Brief discussion was held concerning the increased number of water leaks that have occurred this year.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report.

Chief Call discussed with council and City Attorney Luckman issues concerning in-custody medical care. He noted that the officers are dealing with this issue more frequently.

Motion was made by Councilman Ross to recess into executive session with City Attorney Luckman to discuss an attorney-client privileged matter with the regular session to reconvene at 5:55 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.
The public meeting reconvened at 5:55 P.M.

Silver Lake Fire Chief Joe Hawkins and Silver Lake Fire Captain Jim Yette were present to discuss a proposed agreement with the city to allow them access to the water tower on Railroad Ave. They need access to this tower for the purpose of erecting an antenna so they have a wireless link to the new fire station. They had previously showed interest in the new tower but were unable to get the line of site they need. Mayor Smith expressed the need for an agreement before the tower is accessed due to liability issues. After discussion, City Attorney Luckman was directed to prepare a Tower Lease Agreement with Shawnee County Fire District No. 1. He will include specifics discussed tonight relating to interference, termination rules for both parties and electricity access. Mayor Smith asked Chief Hawkins to contact

Regular session November 2, 2015 cont’d.

Kansas Broadband Internet and ask that they provide a letter to the city advising that this new antenna will not interfere with the antenna the city has already allowed Kansas Broadband Internet to install on this tower.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that Saia Construction will be here this week to complete the concrete projects scheduled for this year.

At the last meeting council asked Public Works Superintendent Taylor to contact Bettis Asphalt & Construction, Inc. to find out when they will be starting the 2015 Street Repair Project. The representative that he contacted asked if the council would consider deferring this project until the spring. After discussion, council agreed that they want this project completed this year, as stated in the contract.

Council was advised that the Silver Lake vs. Rossville Football Game was held in Silver Lake last Friday. He noted that there was increase in security and that things went well.

Chief Call reported that the Annual Hot Dog Cookout went well and that the attendance was great. Mayor Smith thanked everyone that assisted with this event for all of their hard work in continuing to make it a success.

Chief Call mentioned that he recently had the Chevrolet Tahoe serviced for a recall problem.

Discussion was held concerning possibly increasing municipal court fines, court costs and diversion fees. Mayor Smith asked Chief Call to gather information on what other municipalities are charging prior to council discussing this further.

Councilman Kampsen thanked Chief Call for all of his hard work and dedication in making the Annual Hot Dog Cookout a huge success.

Mayor Smith reported that members of the Silver Lake, KS PRIDE community recently attended a meeting with Shawnee County Parks and Recreation and Heartland Visioning members. Council was invited to this meeting but wasn’t notified early enough to attend.

Silver Lake Municipal Court will be held on November 18, 2015 at 5:00 P.M. It is being held a week earlier this month due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for November 16, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. The following meetings are scheduled for December 7, 2015 and December 21, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. At the next meeting council will discuss employee salaries and benefits for 2016.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for December 1, 2015 at 6:30 P.M. This ceremony will be held at the Silver Lake Community Building.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Robinson moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:35 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk