March 2013 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes for March 7th and 21st in 2013.

March 7, 2013

The Jetmore City Council met in regular session on March 7, 2013.  Mayor Bill Goebel called the meeting to order.  Council present were Joe Dansel, Randy Washburn, Larry Steinbring and Mike Thornburg.  Also attending were City Clerk Deb McKivergan, City Attorney Craig Crosswhite and Derek Olson.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Councilman Steinbring made a motion to pay Appropriation Ordinance #13-04.  Councilman Thornburg seconded the motion, vote unanimous.

Jacque Sherrill met with the council stating that they are working on their budget and requested that the City continue to pay the electric utilities through 2014.  The council agreed to continue for the year 2014.  The drainage problem at the library was discussed.   Brian and Larry will look at it and try to find a remedy.

Michael Allen met with the council requesting permission to erect a building at the airport/industrial park to house his airplane and his truck.  He will work with Brian on the specifics and get back with the council with more precise details.

Beth Warren with Ranson Financials, met with the council and presented the results of her recent water rate study.  We will continue to look at the numbers and discuss the finding with our auditor.

CITY SUPERINTENDENT REPORT:  Acting Superintendent Brian Beil reported on the grader and needed repairs for it.  Councilman Steinbring made a motion to purchase six new radial tires for the grader.  Councilman Washburn seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT:  City Attorney Craig Crosswhite reported on city court.  He will draft a new vendor’s ordinance for a later meeting.  He continues to collect on delinquent utility accounts.

CITY CLERK REPORT:  The City Clerk reported that she would be attending the Spring Clerks Conference on March 12-15.  Larry Fagen will attend the KRWA Conference on March 26-28.

Councilman Thornburg presented a contract with Rocking M Radio for the Horsethief The Festival event.  Councilman Dansel made a motion to approve the contract as presented.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

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

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

Councilman Thornburg made a motion to go into executive session for 20 minutes to discuss non-elected personnel, with the Mayor, council and Brian Beil present.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  Councilman Washburn made a motion to extend the session for 20 minutes.  Councilman Dansel seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

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

Mayor Goebel reported that the recreation commission will be making a donation to the golf course for improvements.

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

March 21, 2013

The Jetmore City Council met in regular session on March 21, 2013.  Mayor Bill Goebel called the meeting to order.  Roll call was answered by Alison Guthrie, Joe Dansel, Larry Steinbring and Mike Thornburg.  Also attending were City Clerk Deb McKivergan, City Attorney Craig Crosswhite, Sheriff Ron Ridley, Deputy John Whistler and Derek Olson.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Councilman Dansel made a motion to approve appropriation ordinance #2013-03.  Councilman washburn seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

HCED REPORT:  E.D. Director LeaAnn Seiler reported that an entrepreneurial certificate program is being held and is available to Hodgeman County residents as long as there are openings and she encourages both new and old business owners to enroll.  She is looking into money to put a wide sidewalk along all four sides of the park; the grants are open but there is no money available.  The Safe Routes to School grant is open again until June and she will again submit an application.

Councilman Dansel made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-02, a resolution in regards to unsustainable federal debt and a call for action.

Kevin Noll and Tony Jones met with the council about platting more land in Cheyenne Development and dedicating the road to the golf course.  Councilman Thornburg made a motion to pay up to $1500 for the city’s share of platting and correcting the legal description of the Cheyenne Development.  Councilman Dansel seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Roy Hargadine, representing the Lake Committee, presented a proposal for a shooting range at the City Lake area.  Councilman Thornburg made a motion to allow the lake committee move forward with the plan.  Councilman Dansel seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Dr. Alan Snodgras spoke with the council about Resolution 2013-02.

Mark Wellbrock met with the council requesting a variance to the set-back ordinance to allow for putting a small storage shed outside his grocery store.  Councilman Dansel made a motion to approve the variance.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Councilman Thornburg presented a bound plat map and asked the city to provide them for the fire trucks.  The fire department will be asked to request the books if needed.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT:  Acting Superintendent Brian Beil reported that it is time to request bids for summer mowing.  Councilman Guthrie made a motion to run an ad for summer mower help.  Councilman Dansel seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  The proposed location for a new hangar at the airport was discussed; they are looking for an alternate location due to the placement of water lines.  Councilman Steinbring and Brian will continue to negotiate the best location.  The location of water lines in the Cheyenne Development was discussed.  United will locate as soon as they are available.  Streets were discussed.  The pothole in the 400 block of main will be repaired with concrete and Brian would like to seal the east side of town, but needs more summer help.  Brian will begin acquiring rock and oil for sealing.  The Governor declared a disaster area for the last snowstorm and money may be available from FEMA for snow removal.  The replacement of the boat dock was discussed and the improvements to the rodeo arena were discussed.

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT:  City Attorney Craig Crosswhite reported that he looked at the contract for the geometric improvement project and voiced his approval of the contract.  He continues to work on the vendors permit and collecting delinquent utility accounts.

CITY CLERK REPORT:  City Clerk Deb McKivergan reported on spring conference.  Cereal malt beverage licenses were presented for the Great American Dirt Track.  Councilman Dansel made a motion to approve the CMB license for the Great American Dirt Track for consumption on the premises.  Councilman Thornburg seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  Councilman Dansel made a motion to approve the CMB license for the Great American Dirt Track for sale in original an unopened container and not for consumption on the premises.  Councilman Thornburg seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Water rates were discussed; no action was taken.

Councilman Guthrie reported on parks.  The money awarded from the Mariah Fund for tree replacement and maintenance needs to be utilized.  She will pursue finalizing the project.  She also reported on the possible availability of Community Foundation funding for a park improvement project.  Council support is needed.  The council gave approval to move forward with a plan.

Councilman Thornburg made a motion to go into executive session for 15 minutes to discuss non elected personnel, with the council, Mayor and Brian Beil present.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  Councilman Steinbring made a motion to extend the session for 15 minutes.  Councilman Dansel seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  Councilman Steinbring made a motion to come out of executive session.  Councilman Dansel seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Councilman Thornburg made a motion to promote Brian Beil to the position of City foreman, with a six month probation period at that position, and increase his wage to $20.00 per hour, effective immediately.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Councilman Steinbring made a motion to increase Larry Fagens wages by $1.00 per hour, effective immediately.  Councilman Dansel seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

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

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

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