March 2015 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes for March 5th and 16th in 2015.

March 5, 2015

The Jetmore City Council met in regular session on March 5, 2015.  Mayor Bill Goebel called the meeting to order.   Roll call was answered by Michael Hendrickson, Derek Olson, Randy Washburn, Larry Steinbring and Mike Thornburg.  Also attending were City Attorney Craig Crosswhite, City Clerk Deb McKivergan, Sheriff Jared Walker, Pete Shewry, Jess Pitts and Chad Jones.

Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as read.

Councilman Hendrickson made a motion to approve the claims for February, Appropriation Ordinance #2015-02.  Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Sheriff Walker presented the activity report for February and visited with the council about the storm sirens and the recent storm siren test.

Brent Boyd and Chad Jones met with the council to explain improvements they want to make at the rodeo arena and ask if the City would possibly help.  The saddle club will put together a more precise plan and bring it back to the April council meeting.

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT:  City Attorney Craig Crosswhite and Matthew Bradshaw presented a request for the vacation of a portion of the Golden Winds Addition as described:  Lots, four (4), Five (5), Six (6), Seven (7), Eight (8), Nine (9), Ten (10), Eleven (11), Twelve (12), Thirteen (13), Fourteen (14), Fifteen (15) and Sixteen (16), Block One (1); All of Block Two (2); All of Block Three (3); All of Block Four (4) and All of Block Five (5).  Councilman Hendrickson made a motion to allow the vacation of this area of the Golden Winds Addition.  Councilman Olson seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  Mr. Crosswhite reported that He and the City Administrator are working on a contract with Unifirst for fire rated clothing for the outside employees.  They also completed an amendment for the power plant contract and completed the oil and gas lease at the airport property.  Municipal Court continues to go well.  Mr. Crosswhite has visited with the County Attorney about the procedure for requesting the vacation of property around the hospital.

CITY FOREMAN REPORT:  City foreman Brian Beil reported that the outside crew has been performing their routine duties, including monthly water samples; quarterly sewer samples; locates; meter reading; non pay disconnects; tree trimming and monthly safety meetings.  They have also changed out water meters, hooked up the service line to well #14 and worked on the golf course mowers.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT:   In the absence of the City Administrator the City Foreman and the City Clerk presented the report to the council.  The following information was presented to the council:  An update on the power plant project; the new city code is now official and will be implemented over the next few months; the Geometric Improvement Project has an tentative start date of March 24, pending permitting requirements of the EPA and KDHE; updates on the City’s KMEA Agreement for Power Supply;  information on the Governor’s 50 year water vision meeting; information on the upcoming election process and a councilmember orientation packet; the farm lease between the City and the Bradford’s; and a report on the County valuations and how it will affect the City budget.

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

March 16, 2015

The Jetmore City Council met in special session on March 16, 2015.  Mayor Bill Goebel called the meeting to order.  Roll call was answered by Michael Hendrickson, Derek Olson, Mike Thornburg and Randy Washburn.  Absent was Larry Steinbring.  Also attending were City Administrator Grayson Path and City Clerk Deb McKivergan.

The meeting was called to discuss the golf course advertisement; the park mowing and maintenance contract and non-elected personnel.

Councilman Thornburg made a motion to offer half-price memberships for first time golf club members, family and single memberships only.  Councilman Hendrickson seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

City Administrator Grayson Path asked the council if they would like to bid the park mowing contract or if they would like to offer it to Parker’s Lawn Care again this year.  After discussion, it was determined that Parker’s Lawn Care would be offered the contract with the stipulation that the grass at the City park be bagged and hauled off.  Mr. Path will visit with Parker’s Lawn Care to find out what their price would be to bag and haul the grass and then report back to the council.

Councilman Thornburg made a motion to go into executive session for ten (10) minutes, from 6:30 – 6:40, to discuss non-elected personnel,  with the Council, Mayor and City Administrator in attendance.  Councilman Washburn seconded the motion; vote unanimous.  Councilman Thornburg made a motion to come out of executive session.  Councilman Olson seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

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