11-18-2013 Agenda and Minutes - Standard

Agenda

CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING

CITY HALL

NOVEMBER 18, 2013

5:30 P.M.


ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments

Minutes

Appropriation Ordinance

Business Items:

Water/Sewer Rates

Certificate of Deposit Matures November 16, 2013

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








Minutes


REGULAR SESSION MONDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 18, 2013


The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Monday evening November 18, 2013 with Mayor Mack Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) Absent: Nancy Bryant (1).

Motion was made by Councilman Noble and seconded by Councilman Ross that the minutes from the last regular session held on November 4, 2013 be approved.

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 Linderman 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, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2251.

Discussion was held concerning a water/sewer rate increase for 2014. City Accountant Annette Fiedler was present with an overview of recent rate increases. She also presented her recommendation for a 2014 increase based on current operating expenses which includes the Upgrade/Replacement of Pump Station #1 and #2 Project and 2014 Debt Service Requirements. Several increase options were discussed as council agrees that the city needs to have consistent higher net revenues to meet the continuing increase in expenses and the need for upgrading/replacement of infrastructure. Motion was then made by Councilman Noble that the water minimum charge be increased $1.50 and that the sewer charge be increased $2.50. This increase for both residential and commercial customers will go into effect for water consumed after January 1, 2014. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Tim Kampsen, David Linderman, Tom Noble, Larry Ross (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2252.

Motion was made by Councilman Kampsen that the Certificate of Deposit maturing this month at Silver Lake Bank be renewed for terms of ten (10) months. Motion was seconded by Councilman Noble and approved.

Building/Grounds Superintendent Taylor told council that the brakes on the 2006 Ford need to be replaced. He will be making these repairs with the assistance of other employees.

Brief discussion was held concerning the agreement between the city, the Silver Lake Lions Club and the Storm Softball Organization. Mayor Smith asked that council be provided with a copy of the last signed agreement so they can discuss the terms of this agreement when City Attorney Hanson is present.

Chief Call reported that he has registered Police Officer Brad Snyder for DARE Certification Training in Minnesota.

Council was advised that the Silver Lake vs. Rossville Football Game will be held in Rossville on Friday, November 22, 2013. He will be providing security at this game.

Chief Call briefly discussed current regulations in the Uniform Public Offense Code.

A letter has been received from a local business owner wanting to know the rules and regulations for a proposed business they would like to open in the building located at 101 W. Railroad. This matter is currently being reviewed by the city attorney and will be addressed at a future meeting.


Regular session November 18, 2013 cont’d.


Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve Pay Request #7 for the Pump Station #1 and #2 Rehabilitation Project. These requests received from PEC in the amount of $13,258.00 and Walters Morgan Construction in the amount of $51,750.00 will be submitted to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment for payment. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.

Assistant City Clerk Gowin reminded council that the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for December 4, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. This ceremony will be held at the Silver Lake Community Building.

Councilman Noble reported that the current Hazard Mitigation Plan has been taken care of.

Councilman Ross presented a letter of resignation from council effective immediately as he is moving out of Silver Lake. Motion was made by Councilman Noble, seconded and Councilman Linderman and approved that this resignation be regretfully accepted.

Mayor Smith reported that Heath Robinson, a Silver Lake Resident, has agreed to fill this vacancy on council. Mr. Robinson will be sworn into office at the next meeting.

There is currently a vacancy on the Silver Lake Planning Commission and the Silver Lake Board of Zoning Appeals. Mayor Smith asked council to think of residents that may be interested in filling these vacancies.

At the next meeting council will open bids for the two (2) generators the city has for sale. These generators are from the lift stations that are currently being upgraded.

Council was reminded that an administrative hearing has been set for tomorrow at 1:30 P.M. to address the nuisance violations on the property located at 603 Center in Silver Lake.

On November 20th Mayor Smith will be attending the 2013 Regional Supper hosted by the League of Kansas Municipalities. At this supper they will also discuss the upcoming Legislative session that will include highlights of the LKM’s Legislative priorities.

The Silver Lake Library and Heartland Visioning hosted a community meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. The purpose of this hearing was to join them as they “Review, Revise and Refocus” their direction for the next three (3) to five (5) years. Mayor Smith attended this meeting and presented council with information on the discussion that were held.

Mayor Smith will also attend an upcoming Mayor & Township Elected Official Luncheon hosted by Heartland Visioning’s Government Foundation.

Mayor Smith updated council on a property owners attempt to have KDOT remedy a drainage problem in front of his business.

Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for December 2, 2013 at 5:30 P.M. The following meeting will be held on December 16, 2013 at 5:30 P.M. He also noted that Silver Lake Municipal Court is scheduled for November 20, 2013 at 5:00 P.M.

Motion was made by Councilman Noble to enter into executive session at 6:20 P.M. to discuss personnel matters. Regular session was scheduled to reconvene at 6:40 P.M. Motion was seconded by Councilman Linderman and approved.

The public meeting convened at 6:40 P.M.


Regular session November 18, 2013 cont’d

 
Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve year-end bonuses for city employees as recommended by Acting City Treasurer Linderman and to designate Tuesday, December 24, 2013 as a holiday.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.
 
Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve salaries effective January 1, 2014 for city employees as recommended by Acting City Treasurer Linderman.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.
 
With no further business to come before council, Councilman Noble moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:45 P.M.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.



Darlene M. Stadler,
City Clerk