January 2013 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes for January 17th, 24th, and 30th in 2013.

January 17, 2013

The Jetmore City Council met in regular session on January 17, 2013.  Mayor Bill Goebel called the meeting to order.  Council members present were Alison Guthrie, Joe Dansel, Randy Washburn, Larry Steinbring and Mike Thornburg.  Also attending were City Clerk Deb McKivergan and City Attorney Craig Crosswhite.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Councilman Guthrie made a motion to pay the Appropriation Ordinance #13-01.  Councilman Dansel seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Brian Bergkamp met with the council asking for a variance to Ordinance #613, Section 3 (d).  Councilman Washburn made a motion to grant the variance.  Councilman Dansel seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Mayor Goebel presented enrollment papers for an Electric Essentials class at DCCC that Larry Fagen and Brian Beil might like to attend.  They will be asked to look at their schedules and see if they can attend.

Bonita McClure with Rocking M Radio met with the council about the upcoming Horsethief Festival and presented sponsorship proposals.  No action was taken at this time; the council will continue to negotiate the proposal.

Mike Koss from the League met with the council to discuss the administrator position.  Councilman Dansel made a motion to go into executive session for 30 minutes with the Council, Mayor, City Clerk and Mr. Koss present, to discuss non elected personnel.  Councilman Thornburg seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  Councilman Dansel made a motion to extend the executive session 30 minutes.  Councilman Washburn seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  Councilman Dansel made a motion to come out of executive session.  Councilman Guthrie seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT:  City Attorney Craig Crosswhite reported on court.  He also reported that he is still working on the placement of no parking signs around town.

CITY CLERK REPORT:  City Clerk Deb McKivergan reported that Spring Conference will be March 12 – 15 in Wichita.  She discussed replacing computers in the office – this will wait until later in the year.  She also reported that the librarian had requested that the drainage problem at the library be resolved.  The city will cut the concrete where the downspout covers the sidewalk and place a grate over it.  Options for selling the City’s portion of the grain were also discussed.

The wages for the council were discussed.  No action was taken.

The drainage in front of the Lynn Nuss residence was discussed.  It was suggested that there needs to be a larger culvert to handle the drainage from the school property to Arn Street.

Brian Beil reported that the tags placed by Osmose are not staying in place.  Councilman Washburn will visit with Osmose and identify the problem.

The possibility of Russ Hunt and Chuck Stroud getting their CDL’s was brought up.

The council discussed perfecting the golf course well by December 2013.

A special meeting will be held on January 24th to hold phone interviews with applicants.

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

January 24, 2013

The Jetmore City Council met in special session on January 24, 2013.  Mayor Bill Goebel called the meeting to order.  Councilmen present were Alison Guthrie, Joe Dansel, Randy Washburn, Mike Thornburg and Larry Steinbring.

The meeting was called to conduct phone interviews with the administrator applicants.

Councilman Steinbring made a motion to go into executive session for four (4) hours until 8:00 p.m., to conduct phone interviews, with the council and Mayor present. Councilman Washburn seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

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

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

January 30, 2013

The Jetmore City Council met in special session on January 30, 2013.  Mayor Bill Goebel called the meeting to order.  Councilmen present were Alison Guthrie, Joe Dansel, Randy Washburn, Larry Steinbring and Mike Thornburg.

The meeting was called to discuss the administrator position and determine the applicants to call for a personal interview.

Councilman Thornburg made a motion to enter into executive session for 30 minutes with the council and Mayor present to discuss non-elected personnel.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

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

Mayor Goebel will set up personal interviews with the selected applicants and let the council members know the dates and times.

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