08-03-2015 Agenda and Minutes - Standard
CITY OF SILVER LAKE COUNCIL MEETING
AUGUST 3, 2015
ORDER OF BUSINESS MEETING
Pledge of Allegiance
2015 Curb/Guttering Project
Monthly Police Report
Monthly Public Works Report
*****PLEASE NOTE: This agenda is subject to additions or changes as may
REGULAR SESSION MONDAY EVENING AUGUST 3, 2015
The Governing Body of the City of Silver Lake met in regular session at city hall on Monday evening August 3, 2015 with Mayor Smith conducting the meeting and the following Councilmembers present: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, 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 July 20, 2015 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 Robinson and seconded by Councilman Ross 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, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson, Larry Ross (5) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2301.
Motion was made by Councilman Noble to approve the concrete bids received from Saia Construction. The bid to remove and replace a portion of the curb on Mariner is $6,900.00 and the bid to replace part of the concrete at the intersection of Walnut and Aquarius is $5,250.00. Motion was seconded by Councilman Ross and approved.
Chief Call presented the monthly police report.
Public Works Superintendent Taylor presented the monthly public works report. He reminded council that Superior Tank Company, Inc. is scheduled to be here on August 17th to paint the 50,000 gallon tank on Railroad. He explained how they will drain the water tower with minimal disruption to water customers.
Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that the new owner of the duplex that was damaged during a fire that occurred last year is actively working on rebuilding this duplex.
Chief Call reported that USD #372 starts school on August 13, 2015. The school lights will be turned on a couple days before this start date to make motorists aware that school will be starting soon.
Chief Call has provided a resident with information on the current law that prohibits the riding of electric motorized scooters on the streets in Silver Lake.
City employees have been telling residents that continually blow grass clipping in the street when they are mowing their yards that this is a violation of city code.
At the last meeting discussion was held concerning a business in Silver Lake that is receiving deliveries by semi-trucks and these trucks are doing damage to yards, a culvert and a fire hydrant in an adjoining residential area. Chief Call has followed up on this matter and reported that the business owner is willing to work with the city in re-routing these trucks to avoid further damage.
Motion was made by Councilman Noble to adopt an ordinance repealing Section 14-203 of the City Code dealing with the use of roller skates and other similar devices. The current law prohibits the riding of these devices on the streets in Silver Lake. Motion was seconded by Councilmember Bryant and was then placed on final passage by roll call of the following vote: AYE: Nancy Bryant, Tim Kampsen, Tom Noble, Heath Robinson (4) NAY: None. Ordinance was declared passed and was given No. 2302.
Regular session August 3, 2015 cont’d.
The citywide garage sale is scheduled for September 11th and 12th.
Councilman Robinson inquired as to what days they are spraying for mosquitoes. Public Works Superintendent Taylor reported that they are currently spraying on Tuesdays and Thursdays as weather and work schedules permit.
Mayor Smith reminded council that the 2016 Budget Hearing will be held at the next meeting which is scheduled for August 17, 2015 at 5:30 P.M.
Mayor Smith reminded council that the next meeting is scheduled for August 17, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. The following meetings will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 and Monday, September 21, 2015 at 5:30 P.M.
Councilman Robinson indicated that he would be unable to attend both meetings in September and Councilmember Bryant indicated that she would be unable to attend the September 9, 2015 meeting.
The city has received a letter from the League of Kansas Municipalities encouraging governing body members to thank their legislators for their service and support of local governments during the last session. After discussion it was agreed that Mayor Smith will write these letters on behalf of the city.
Mayor Smith mentioned an article that he recently read that talked about the increase in the cost of government expenses with a good portion of the expenses being the cost of living/health care increases for the employees.
Mayor Smith thanked City Clerk Stadler and Chief Call for their assistance in cleaning out the old electronics in the attic at city hall. Smith noted that Wolf Construction graciously offered to recycle these items for the city.
Mayor Smith updated council on an employee that has surgery scheduled for tomorrow.
With no further business to come before council, it was moved by Councilman Noble, seconded by Councilman Ross and approved to adjourn at 6:10 P.M.
Darlene M. Stadler,