January 2014 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes for January 2nd, 20th and 29th in 2014.

January 2, 2014

The Jetmore City Council met in regular session on January 2, 2014.  Mayor Bill Goebel called the meeting to order.  Councilmen answering roll call were Michael Hendrickson, Derek Olson, Randy Washburn, Larry Steinbring and Mike Thornburg.  Also attending were City Administrator Grayson Path, City Attorney Craig Crosswhite, City Clerk Deb McKivergan and City Foreman Brian Beil.

Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as presented.

Councilman Hendrickson made a motion to pay the claims for December, Appropriation Ordinance #2013-16.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT:  City Administrator Grayson Path reported that Sawvel and Associates continues to analyze the electrical contract and will have proposals in soon.  Mr. Path explained that Exline will need to come back for a second examination of the power plant; Phase 1 was only a maintenance assessment to determine if there are issues; Phase 2 will determine what is causing the issues.  Brandon Harms, Fire Chief, has requested that the City consider selling the 1965 Ford Fire Truck as it needs repairs and parts are not available.  The City Administrator will look into options for listing the truck.  Mr. Path explained that he would like to contract for a sewer lines maintenance program; per a suggestion from KDHE.  He will proceed with RFP’s soon to determine cost.  Eleanor and Jarrell Nuss have requested that the City of Jetmore vacate the right-of-way of Wash Street west of the elementary school.  The council asked for more information as to development of lots, etc.  KDHE has required the City to update its Emergency Water Supply Plan, a plan describing the type of piping, storage, sources, mutual aid, emergency contact numbers, etc.  The update was made by the Kansas Municipal Utilities and the City Staff.  Councilman Washburn made a motion to approve the plan as presented.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  Mr. Path reported on his findings concerning hiring out city employees as contractors for the public.  The LKM is not familiar with anyone utilizing this practice and listed several issues to consider.  This practice will not be considered at this time.   Mr. Path reported on funding for the Geometric Improvement Project.  The designated sales tax and the use of the Special Highway Fund should more than cover the expected debt service.  Mr. Path also reported on the speed zone survey taking place on West Highway 156.

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT:  City Attorney Craig Crosswhite reported that he had visited with Mindy Cure to make sure the City’s insurance policy would still be in force if we take no action on the concealed carry law.  He will follow up with her and request a written statement from EMC Insurance.  He discussed the code book; time will be dedicated to finalizing it at the February council meeting.  Mr. Crosswhite also reported on municipal court.

Councilman Olson made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-01, a GAAP Waiver Resolution.  Councilman Thornburg seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

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

January 20, 2014

 The Jetmore City Council met in special session on January 20, 2014.  Mayor Bill Goebel called the meeting to order.  Councilmen answering roll were Michael Hendrickson, Derek Olson, Randy Washburn, Mike Thornburg and Larry Steinbring.  Also attending were City Administrator Grayson Path, City Foreman Brian Beil and City Clerk Deb McKivergan.

The Meeting was called to discuss the electric contract and power supply for the City of Jetmore.

Mr. Path introduced Joe Herz with Sawvel and Associates, who has been negotiating our electrical contract.

Councilman Thornburg made a motion to enter into executive session for 30 minutes with the Mayor, Council, Administrator, Clerk, Foreman and Mr. Herz present.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  Councilman Steinbring made a motion to extend the executive session for 30 minutes more.  Councilman Thornburg seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

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

Councilman Olson made a motion to direct the City Administrator and Mr. Herz (Sawvel and Associates) to pursue negotiations with KMEA for the electrical contract.

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

January 29, 2014

The Jetmore City Council met in special session on January 29, 2014.  Mayor Bill Goebel called the meeting to order.  Roll was answered by Michael Hendrickson, Randy Washburn, Mike Thornburg, Larry Steinbring and Derek Olson.   Also attending were City Administrator Grayson Path, City Clerk Deb McKivergan, City Foreman Brian Beil, and Joe Herz with Sawvel & Associates.

The meeting was called to discuss the purchase of a new transformer at the substation and to discuss the City’s wholesale power contract with KMEA (Kansas Municipal Energy Agency).

City Administrator Grayson Path presented purchase options for a CCVT (substation transformer).  Councilman Steinbring made a motion to purchase one CCVT from Kriz-Davis in the amount of $5994.00.  Councilman Thornburg seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Mr. Path then introduced Janssen Bruse and Tom Saitta with KMEA. They presented background on their company and explained the process for interconnection with them.  They presented draft contracts and answered questions along with Mr. Herz.

Councilman Washburn made a motion to retain the legal services of Duncan & Allen to assist with the process of transferring the contract.  Councilman Olson seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

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