December 2013 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes for December 5th and 16th in 2013.

December 5, 2013

The Jetmore City Council met in regular session on December 5, 2013.   Mayor Bill Goebel called the meeting to order.  Roll call was answered by Councilmen Derek Olson, Randy Washburn, Larry Steinbring, and Mike Thornburg.  Not present was Michael Hendrickson.  Also attending were City Clerk Deb McKivergan, City Foreman Brian Beil, City Attorney Craig Crosswhite and Sheriff Ron Ridley.

Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as presented.

Councilman Olson made a motion to pay the claims for November, Appropriation Ordinance #2013-15.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT:  City Attorney Craig Crosswhite reported that he had received an agreement for the Safe Routes to School Grant from KDOT.  Councilman Washburn made a motion to approve the agreement as presented.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  He discussed the contract with the Great American Dirt Track.  The open carry law was discussed.  The city code was addressed; we will wait for the return of the Administrator and the full council.

SHERIFF’S REPORT:  Sheriff Ron Ridley handed out a monthly activity report to the council.  He discussed the radar speed sign at the west city limits on Highway 156.  Municipal Court and diversions and a diversion fund were also discussed.  Cereal Malt Beverage applications were presented by the City Clerk.  Councilman Steinbring made a motion to approve the application for Presto #1603 for sale in original and unopened containers and not for consumption on the premises.  Councilman Thornburg seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  Councilman Thornburg made a motion to approve the CMB application for The Hideout Bar & Grill for sale in original and unopened containers and not for consumption on the premises.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  Councilman Washburn made a motion to approve the CMB application for the Hideout Bar & Grill for consumption on the premises.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  Councilman Olson made a motion to approve the CMB application for Lock Restaurant for consumption on the premises.  Councilman Washburn seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  Councilman Thornburg made a motion to approve the CMB application for Jetmore Food Center for sale in original and unopened containers and not for consumption on the premises.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

CITY FOREMAN REPORT: City Foreman Brian Beil, reporting in the absence of the City Administrator, reported that Exline has completed their assessment of the engines at the power plant.  Councilman Washburn made a motion to approve the invoice from Exline in the amount of $10443.51.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  Councilman Olson made a motion to allow Mid State Electric to examine the control systems in the power plant for a bid of $1150.00.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  The Administrator was also given approval to proceed with finding a company to perform an assessment on the cooling system at the power plant.  KRWA performed a meter calibration on the city wells.  Well #12 appears to be jammed up and KRWA offered to treat the problem for us for only the cost of the chemicals which is estimated to be between $2000 and $3000.  Councilman Washburn made a motion to have KRWA treat the well for us.  Councilman Thornburg seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

A special meeting was requested and was called for December 16 at 7:00 p.m. for the budget hearing and to perform employee evaluations.

Mayor Goebel reported that he has visited with the county about helping with the shooting range at the City Lake and asked the City Foreman to visit with the County Engineer to set up a time to work together.

CITY CLERK REPORT:  City Clerk Deb McKivergan asked on behalf of the United Methodist Church to once again close the street north of and the alley east of the Church for the annual Journey to Bethlehem. Permission was granted.  Ordinance #626, an ordinance establishing a meeting time for the City Council was presented.  Councilman Steinbring made a motion to approve Ordinance #626.  Councilman Thornburg seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Councilman Thornburg reported on Feed The Spirit dinner to be held on Christmas Day.

Councilman Thornburg made a motion to adjourn. Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

December 16, 2013

The Jetmore City Council met in special session on December 16, 2013.  Mayor Bill Goebel called the meeting to order.  Councilmen answering roll call were Michael Hendrickson, Derek Olson, Randy Washburn, Mike Thornburg and Larry Steinbring.  Also attending were City Administrator Grayson Path and City Clerk Deb McKivergan.

The meeting was called to hold the hearing for the amended 2013 budget and for employee performance evaluations.

Councilman Thornburg made a motion to approve the 2013 budget amendment as presented.  Councilman Washburn seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Councilman Washburn made a motion to go into executive session for 30 minutes from 7:24 p.m. to 7:54 p.m. with the Council, Mayor and Administrator present.  Councilman Hendrickson seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Councilman Thornburg made a motion to come out of executive session.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Councilman Olson made a motion to go into executive session for 25 minutes from 8:05 until 8:30 p.m.  Councilman Hendrickson seconded the motion, vote unanimous.

Councilman Hendrickson made a motion to come out of executive session.  Councilman Washburn seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  Councilman Thornburg made a motion to increase wages 2.5% for full time employees and 1.5% for Linda Hubin.  Councilman Olson seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Councilman Steinbring made a motion to go into executive session for 15 minutes with the Council and Mayor present.  Councilman Thornburg seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Councilman Thornburg made a motion to come out of executive session.  Councilman Hendrickson seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Councilman Steinbring made a motion to go into executive session for 10 minutes with the Mayor, Council and Administrator present.  Councilman Washburn seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Councilman Olson made a motion to come out of executive session.  Councilman Hendrickson seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

The Administrators contract was discussed.

Councilman Hendrickson made a motion to adjourn.  Councilman Washburn seconded the motion; vote unanimous.