06-04-2012 Agenda and Minutes - Standard




JUNE 4, 2012

5:30 P.M.


Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments


Financial Report

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items

2012 Street Repair Project

Monthly Police Report

Monthly Public Works 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 June 4, 2012 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (5) Absent: None.

Motion was made by Councilmember Bryant, seconded by Councilman Noble and approved that the minutes from the last regular session held on May 21, 2012 be approved as amended.

Councilmember Bryant presented the monthly financial report.

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, Tim Kampsen, Dave Linderman, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2205.

After discussion, council directed City Attorney Hanson and Utility Superintendent Kalcik to proceed with the preparation of the bid packets for the 2012 Street Repair Project. It was noted that bid letting for this project will be held at 5:00 P.M. on July 2, 2012. At this time, the concrete portion of this project will be put on hold until further information is received from the city engineer. City Attorney Hanson reminded council that after the bid letting, they will not be obligated to complete the whole project. They can choose the locations to repair according to the funds available and the cost of repairs.

Chief Call presented the monthly police report.

Utility Superintendent Kalcik presented the monthly public works report.

Following the recent storm, the city allowed residents to dump their tree limbs in an area near the lagoon. These residents appreciated the city allowing them to dump at this location. Mayor Smith commented that the city employees did a great job organizing this service for the residents. In the future, if residents have limbs to cut following storms, they can contact City Hall or Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor.

Council approved Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor having approximately $300.00 in gas line repairs done to the 2006 Ford truck.

At the next meeting city employees will present a list of items that they would like included in the 2013 Budget.

City Attorney Hanson reported on progress concerning the visibility issue at the intersection at US 24/Railroad Street and Thomas Rd. The Kansas Department of Transportation will begin the traffic engineering report for the location. After this study is completed, the city will determine how to address this visibility issue.

Councilman Linderman passed along information about a residence in Silver Lake that has been vacant for numerous years. The city is having trouble finding an address where the tall weed notices should be sent. In the future, weed notices will be sent to the address on file and if the notice is returned undeliverable, the property will be mowed according to the notice.

Regular session June 4, 2012 cont’d.

A weed notice has been sent to another resident in town that is in violation of the weed ordinance. In the event this resident doesn’t mow, the city will mow this property with the property owner being subsequently charged for the cost of the mowing.

The city has received information on the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Traffic Engineering Assistance Program. No action was taken.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for June 18th, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. The following meetings will be held on July 2, 2012 and July 16, 2012. Both of these meetings will be held at 5:30 P.M.

With no further business to come before council motion was made by Councilman Linderman, seconded by Councilman Noble and approved that council adjourns at 6:15 P.M.

Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk