July 2013 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes for July 8th and 18th in 2013.

July 8, 2013

The Jetmore City Council met in regular session on July 8, 2013.  Mayor Bill Goebel called the meeting to order.  Councilmen present were Michael Hendrickson, Derek Olson, Randy Washburn, Mike Thornburg and Larry Steinbring. Also attending were City Administrator Grayson Path, City Attorney Craig Crosswhite, City Foreman Brian Beil and City Clerk Deb McKivergan.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Councilman Washburn made a motion to pay the claims for June, Appropriation Ordinance #2013-09.  Councilman Hendrickson seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Sheriff Ron Ridley met with the council to discuss the City /County Law Enforcement contract and the amendment to Ordinance #575 pertaining to the operation of golf carts on the city streets.  After discussion, Councilman Thornburg made a motion to approve Ordinance #619, an ordinance pertaining to the operation of golf carts on the city streets and amending a portion on Ordinance #575.  Councilman Olson seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Roger Duncan, with Dirks, Anthony and Duncan, presented the audit report for the year 2012.  He also presented a proposed 2014 budget for council review.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT:  City Administrator Grayson Path presented Resolution #2013-04, a resolution allowing the city to enter into the Kansas Mutual Aid Program (KSMAP).  Councilman Washburn made a motion to approve Resolution #2013-04.  Councilman Hendrickson seconded the motion; vote unanimous. Mr. Path has joined the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Mr. Path reported that a Pepsi truck had damaged a power line in the alley behind the recycle center and he has sent the company a bill to reimburse for the expenses of repair. Mr. Path discussed the Bond Attorneys for the street project and the council determined that they would go with Gilmore and Bell out of Wichita. Mr. Path reported on the wind turbines.  He presented a proposal for a maintenance contract from Lawrence Wind and Solar out of Larned.  No action was taken at this time as the Council would like to examine the city budget further before proceeding with any contracts.

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT:  City Attorney Craig Crosswhite reported that he had prepared the resolution for the KSMAP.  He will take the code book to the League of Kansas Municipalities (LKM) on July 12th to review it with their attorneys.  He reported on municipal court.   He discussed the environs laws in regards to buildings on the National Historical Register and our upcoming street project.  He also reported that he had attended the recent LKM meeting in Topeka.

CITY CLERK REPORT:  City Clerk Deb McKivergan presented a request from the Housing Authority Board to re-appoint Ken Cole to the board for another four (4) year term.  Councilman Steinbring made a motion to approve this re-appointment.  Councilman Thornburg seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  It is time to renew our Advance Insurance policy.  Councilman Olson made a motion to renew the policy.  Councilman Hendrickson seconded the motion; vote unanimous. The Aflac policy was also discussed.  Deb will find out if our Advance Insurance policy can be increased.

NEW BUSINESS:  Councilman Thornburg stated that a Concealed Carry class will be offered at a discounted rate to local city/county government employees if there is enough interest. He will report back that there is some interest from the City employees.

The Park Improvement Committee was discussed.  This committee was formed under the authorization of the City Council to plan and design improvements and upgrades for the City Park.  The committee will present any plans to the council for final approval.  The committee will seek grants and other funding.  The procedure for setting up a “Park Improvement Donation Fund” was discussed.  Deb will visit with the auditor and report back at the next meeting.

The council discussed weeds and blight in the city and determined we need to begin enforcing our ordinances controlling them.

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

July 18, 2013 

The Jetmore City Council met in regular session on July 18, 2013.  Mayor Bill Goebel called the meeting to order.  Councilmen present were Michael Hendrickson, Randy Washburn, Larry Steinbring and Mike Thornburg.  Not present was Derek Olson.  Also attending was City Administrator Grayson Path, City Attorney Craig Crosswhite, City Clerk Deb McKivergan and City Foreman Brian Beil.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

HCED REPORT:  Basil Dannebohm, setting in for Lea Ann Seiler, invited the council to attend the upcoming “Collaboration on the Plains” to be held at the King Center on July 25th from 2:00 – 4:00.    He also reported that Lea Ann is working on issues with the County website.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT:  City Administrator Grayson Path presented a proposed budget for the council to review.  Councilman Thornburg made a motion to approve the budget as presented, along with the mill levy and rate increases required to fund the budget.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  Mr. Path also discussed a Mutual Aid Agreement between Hanston and Jetmore, similar to the KSMAP.  He reported that the City and the County would be working together to oil and chat a portion of the city streets, the hospital parking lot and a school parking lot.  He reported on information received for smart meters and set up a committee of Randy Washburn, Brian Beil and himself to go through the proposals and prepare a presentation for the council.  Mr. Path received web site information from several designers and will meet with Councilman Thornburg to prepare a presentation for the council.

CITY CLERK REPORT:  Deb reported on insurance rates she had found for Group Term Life policies through Advance Insurance.  The council asked the Administrator and Clerk to find the best policy for the city and proceed with obtaining that policy.

NEW BUSINESS:  Councilman Thornburg made a motion to donate $500 to the Big Bang fund.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

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