12-07-2020 Agenda and Minutes - Standard

Agenda

CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING

CITY HALL

DECEMBER 7, 2020

5:30 P.M.


ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments

Minutes

Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Police Chief McCune

Storm Contract

Application for Liquor License

Application for Cereal Malt Beverage License

Monthly Police Report

Monthly Public Works Report

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Minutes

REGULAR SESSION WEDNESDAY EVENING DECEMBER 7, 2020

The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall and by conference call on Monday evening November 2, 2020 at 5:30 PM with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Larry Ross, Tom Noble, Brad Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson (5). Absent: None. Also present were City Attorney Todd Luckman, Public Works Utility Superintendent Willie Smith, Police Chief Marc McCune, Clerk Michelle Brown, and Assistant Clerk Marie Beam.

Motion was made by Councilmember Ross and seconded by Councilmember Noble that the minutes from the last regular session on November 16, 2020 be approved, as amended.

Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial report.

Claim vouchers in the amount of 107,783.69 dollars 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 Councilmember Robinson and seconded by Councilmember Noble that said ordinance be accepted as read and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Larry Ross, Tom Noble, Brad Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Heath Robinson (5) NAY: None. With no further discussion Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2478.

Gage Steckel was awarded a Life-Saving Certificate for a medical call on November 17, 2020 at a residence in Silver Lake.

Council revisited the Storm Contract at tonight’s meeting. Every year, at this time, the contract is reviewed and open to the public to express their opinions and concerns about the agreement. Jason Ross, Silver Lake, KS; Kyle Kruger, Silver Lake, KS; Mark Taylor, Topeka, KS; Russ Cobb, a representative for Lions Club; and Kim Rollenhagen were present to discuss their concerns regarding the Lions Club Ball Field and the Storm Contract. The conversation’s focus was on scheduling the ball field and how the ball field could better benefit the City of Silver Lake residents.

Mayor Smith asked if there was anyone on the conference call that would like to speak. No one spoke.

Mayor Smith would like the Storm Contract tabled to next meeting and added to the agenda for further discussion by Council.

Councilmember Noble made a motion to approve the application for liquor license received from Fox Retail Liquor. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Robinson and approved. No further discussion was had.

Councilmember Ross made a motion to approve the Application for Liquor License received from Blacksmith Hall LLC. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and approved. No further discussion was had.

Councilmember Ross made a motion to approve the cereal malt beverage application received from Wehner’s Thriftway. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Noble and approved. No further discussion was had.

Councilmember Ross made a motion to approve the cereal malt beverage applications received from Silver Lake 66. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Noble and approved. No further discussion was had.

Police Chief McCune gave the monthly police report. The Police department has hired a part-time officer.

Police Chief McCune would like to purchase 100 challenge coins at 970.00 dollars. Councilmember Noble made motion to purchase the coins not to exceed 970.00 dollars motion seconded by Councilmember Kampsen and approved. Motion carried with no further discussion.
‘regular session continued….


Public Works Utility Superintendent Smith gave the monthly water report.

Public Works Utility Superintendent Smith would like to hire Ron Taylor for the part-time public works position. Councilmember Noble made a motion to offer Ron Taylor for the part-time public works position at 14.25 dollars and hour. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Kampsen and approved. Motion carried with no further discussion.

The Snow Blade that Public Works Utility Superintendent Smith asked to purchase will cost an additional 862.00 dollars. Councilmember Noble made a motion to pay the additional 862.00 dollars for the blade. Councilmember Ross seconded the motion. Motion carried with no further discussion.

The city has received a thank you note for the flowers sent to a city employee’s funeral.

The City received a quote to update the water billing software for 4,251.00 dollars. Councilmember Noble made motion to approve the quote for 4,251.00 dollars. Councilmember Robinson seconded the motion. Motion carried with discussion on the updating process.

The City received a quote to update the Municipal Court software for 1,125.00 dollars. Councilmember Noble made motion to approve the quote for 1,125.00 dollars. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Robinson and approved. A discussion was held on the updating process.

Councilmember Noble made a motion to give Employee Bill Neary a service bonus. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Ross and approved. No further discussion was had.

Councilmember Noble will not be in attendance at the next two meetings held on December 21, 2020 and January 4, 2021.

Councilmember Robinson mentioned people have commented they appreciate seeing the patrol cars drive through the neighborhood.

A flashing school zone light located on Highway 24 was damaged when a car accidently hit it and is being repaired.

Job descriptions have been completed and turned into Mayor Smith, except for the custodian position.

The next meeting is scheduled for December 21, 2020, at 5:30 P.M. The following meetings are scheduled for January 4, 2021, at 5:30 P.M and Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 5:30 P.M.

With no further business to come before Council, Councilmember Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:39 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Ross and with no further discussion, motion was approved.

Michelle Brown,
City Clerk