01-04-2012 Agenda and Minutes - Standard

Agenda

CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING

CITY HALL

JANUARY 4, 2012

5:30 P.M.


ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments

Minutes

Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items

Certificate of Deposit Matured on December 27, 2011

Review Water/Sewer Rate Increase Letter

Monthly Public Works Report

Monthly Police Report

*****PLEASE NOTE: This agenda is subject to additions or changes as may
be necessary.








Minutes

REGULAR SESSION WEDNESDAY EVENING JANUARY 4, 2012


The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Wednesday evening January 4, 2012 with President of the Council Nancy Bryant conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Mike Geer, Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble (5) Absent: Mayor Mack Smith (1).

Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Geer and approved that the minutes from the last regular session held on December 19, 2011 be approved.

Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial report. She commented that everyone did a good job in curtailing the spending this year as we came in under budget.

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 Noble and seconded by Councilman Kampsen that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Nancy Bryant, Mike Geer, Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2195.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble that the Certificate of Deposit that matured at Silver Lake Bank on December 27, 2011 be renewed at Silver Lake Bank for a term of eight (8) months. Motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.

Council approved the letter that will be sent to water/sewer customers advising of a rate increase for services provided after January 1, 2012. Councilman Noble asked several questions about the current rate structure. City Clerk Stadler will provide him a copy of the ordinance that explains this structure.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik presented the monthly public works report.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report. Councilman Geer commented on the activity for the month.

Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor is still getting prices for seamless guttering for city hall. He needs to meet with Midwest Coating, Inc. to discuss the warranty associated with the roof that was recently installed. Council also asked Taylor to contact City Attorney Hanson and get his opinion on this matter.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik reported that the new street light has been installed at 111 ½ E. Lake. He noted that this new light is really illuminating this area that includes the high school parking lot.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to accept the bid received from Saia Construction to replace the curb that was removed when the new water meter was installed at the Silver Lake United Methodist Church. The bid amount for this project is $1,150.00. Motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.

Motion was made by Councilman Geer to accept the bid received from Saia Construction to remove the old asphalt sidewalk and replace with a new concrete sidewalk which will have a tube under it at the intersection of Lake St. and Rice Rd. The bid amount for this project is $2,150.00. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.

City Clerk Stadler reported that a representative from Zito Media L.P. will be present at the next meeting to address concerns the council has regarding their failure to comply with the terms of their franchise agreement with the City of Silver Lake.
Regular session January 4, 2012 cont’d.


Randy Luebee, with Shawnee County Parks & Recreation has contacted City Clerk Stadler about a Park Advisory Board that has been formed to oversee the consolidation of Topeka Parks & Recreation with Shawnee County Parks & Recreation. They are interested in hosting public meetings throughout the county to discuss this consolidation and would like to host a meeting in Silver Lake. Council agreed that if a meeting was held at the Silver Lake Community Building this would allow residents the opportunity to learn more about this consolidation.

Chief Call reported that Brad Snyder will be attending upcoming training at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.

Councilmember Bryant questioned the letter received from the Office of the Attorney General regarding a request for open records. This request relates to documents provided to the city by the Shawnee County Treasurer’s Office. City Clerk Stadler reported that she has followed up on this request.

Council discussed a letter received from a local resident about certain information he feels should be included in the minutes. No action was taken at this time.

Councilmember Bryant thanked everyone that assisted with putting up the holiday decorations and took part in planning and preparation of the Tree Lighting Ceremony. She thought the decorations looked great and the ceremony went well.

Motion by Councilman Geer to recess into executive session at 6:05 p.m. to discuss personnel matters with the council to reconvene the open meeting at 6:15 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.

The public meeting reconvened at 6:15 p.m.

Motion by Councilman Geer to recess into executive session at 6:15 p.m. to discuss personnel with the council to reconvene the open meeting at 6:25 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.

The public meeting reconvened at 6:25 p.m.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:25 p.m. The motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.



Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk