12-15-2014 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




DECEMBER 15, 2014

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Update on Geometric Improvement Project – 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 15, 2014 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson (4) Absent: Nancy Bryant (1).

Motion was made by Councilman Noble and seconded by Councilman Kampsen that the minutes from the last regular session held on December 1, 2014 be approved.

Councilman Linderman entered the meeting at 5:33 P.M.

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 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, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2286.

Mr. Pat Cox with BG Consultants, Inc. was present to update council on the Geometric Improvement Project. The project location is at the intersection of Railroad and Chestnut with the project scope including the construction of a 200’ x 5’ concrete flume with an inlet for drainage improvement. This project will be included in the Kansas Department of Transportation fiscal year 2017 Geometric Improvement Program.

Motion was made by Councilman Linderman, seconded by Councilman Noble and approved to regretfully accept the resignation received from Custodian Dan Farris effective December 31, 2014. Public Works Superintendent Taylor has talked to Public Works Employee Elwyn Miller and he is willing to cover this position at this time.

Chief Call has received a letter from the District Attorney’s Office asking for information on a case in which the city may be entitled to restitution. City Attorney Luckman will assist Chief Call in responding to this letter.

The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony that was held on December 2, 2014 went well with good attendance.

The city has received a response from Eldon Roberson with R & W Land Development in regards to the letter that City Attorney Luckman sent him regarding the development of six (6) lots in Block C of Lakeland Subdivision No. 1. No action was taken.

A letter has been received from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment confirming their receipt of the Notice and Proof of Completion for the Pump Stations No. 1 and No. 2 Project.

Chief Call updated council on several individuals that the Silver Lake Police Department has been dealing with over recent months.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for January 5, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held on January 21, 2015 at 5:30 P.M.

With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:05 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk