05-21-2018 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




MAY 21, 2018

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Tree Limbs Over Public Ways

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

****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 May 21, 2018 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) Absent: Nancy Bryant (1).

Motion was made by Councilman Ross and seconded by Councilman Noble that the minutes from the last regular session held on May 7, 2018 be approved as amended.

Claim vouchers in the amount of $17,896.76 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 Councilman Robinson that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2395.

Council continued from the last meeting discussion on a complaint received concerning tree limbs over public ways. Numerous limbs in town are hanging so low they are hitting the school buses. Public Works Superintendent Taylor asked council to consider allowing him to rent a lift and have the city employees remove the limbs that are hanging too low. This would be considerably cheaper than hiring a tree company and it would assist the residents that are unable to remove the limbs themselves. Motion was then made by Councilman Ross that Taylor be allowed to facilitate the equipment needed to remove the low hanging limbs located in the city right of way with the price not to exceed $2,000.00. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.

The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony has been set for December 4, 2018 at 6:30 P.M.

Motion was made by Councilman Robinson that Public Works Superintendent Taylor purchase a barrel of mosquito spray at an estimated cost of $1,600.00. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that he will be purchasing chlorine for the water system.

At the next meeting council will review prices for the purchase of a new tractor mower.

The city has received a request for a variance to the side yard setback requirements on property located on Mercury St. City Attorney Luckman will research this request further as there are some questions council has in regards to the location of the proposed garage and the proximity to the city right of way.

City Attorney Luckman reported that a representative from the Kansas Department of Transportation has asked if the city owns North Madore. Luckman researched this and determined that the railroad granted this road to the city in 1916.

Councilman Ross reported that the Mayor of Rossville told him that Officer Snyder did a great job teaching the DARE curriculum in Rossville. He asked Chief Call to make Officer Snyder aware of this compliment.

Councilman Robinson has received a complaint about the buildup of dirt in the ditches near the school. Public Works Superintendent Taylor indicated that they would take care of this matter.

Chief Call reported that he is actively working on having several vehicles parked on Gemini Street that are in violation of city code removed. Several of the vehicle owners have been sited into Silver Lake Municipal Court.

Regular session May 21, 2018 cont’d.

Mayor Smith announced that the city has received a dividend check from EMC Insurance.

As of today, the city has heard nothing from the Silver Lake Ball Association in reference to making a request to the city for a 2018 Ball Diamond Donation. Chief Call indicated that they are aware that a representative needs to appear and make a request to council.

The Notice to Proceed has been issued for the 2018 Street Repair Project.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that he still needs to contact City Engineer Cox about when the turtle guards will be removed to eliminate blockage in the influent line at the lagoon.

Public Works Superintendent Taylor is still looking into the pricing for a 12 volt hand valve exerciser.

The next meeting is scheduled for June 4, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting is scheduled for June 18, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. Councilman Robinson will be unable to attend the meeting scheduled for June 4th.

Chief Call reminded council that at the June 4, 2018 meeting a resolution will be adopted authorizing the dates and times for the discharging of fireworks.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:18 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilman Robinson and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk