October 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes for October 4th

October 4, 2018

The Jetmore City Council met in regular session on October 3, 2018. Mayor Derek Olson called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered by Councilmen Mike Hendrickson, Jesse Pitts, Orval Shewry and Larry Steinbring.  Absent was Councilman Jeff Channell. Also attending were City Administrator Michael Ort and City Clerk Deb McKivergan.

Councilman Hendrickson made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Councilman Shewry seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

CITY CLERK REPORT:  A verbal complaint was filed in the city office concerning horse droppings on the city streets. After a council discussion it was determined that we would ask the Sheriff’s department to visit with the horse owner.

BUSINESS ITEMS:  The meeting was turned over to the City Administrator for the budget hearing for the Land Bank budget. There being no public comment, Councilman Shewry made a motion to approve the land bank budget. Councilman Hendrickson seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

The roof on the city shop extension is in need of repair. Two quotes for repair were received – one from Scot McKibbin for $5400 – $6600 and one from Diamond Roofing not to exceed $6600. Councilman Hendrickson made a motion to accept the bid of Scot McKibbin. Councilman Pitts seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

Mayor Olson appointed Kenton Gleason to fill the unexpired term of Karen Kyle for the amount of $200 per month. Councilman Pitts made a motion to approve the appointment. Councilman Hendrickson seconded the motion; vote unanimous.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT:  City Administrator Michael Ort gave the council his October travel schedule.

*Mr. Ort reported that the scout house roof has been replaced with a metal roof after finding that it was leaking into the building.

*Water Line Project Update – the line adjacent to the bridge thought to be a 6” line was found to be a 4” line. This resulted in one of two change orders, the other was a tap completed after the city staff finished straightening a 4” line that angled across Arn Street.

*Water Tower Project Update – Work has begun at the water tower site. They are beginning to work on the footing and base wall that will support the structure.

*Reassembly on the power plant generator was recently completed and after being started it was found to need more repairs. Farabee Mechanical has presented the options for fixing it to the city and insurance company. Either one will add time and expense to the process. Both options are being considered by the insurance company.

*Mr. Ort met with David Luke of KCAMP and discussed the steps the city has taken to meet the demands of Liberty Mutual for continued equipment failure coverage in the electric utility. Some of the work was done with a planned power outage. With help, he believes all pieces are in place to satisfy Liberty Mutual.

*Internet service has been established at the power plant for remote monitoring. It is planned to eventually establish a wi-fi connection and broadcast to the city shop, eliminating the internet connection at the shop.

*Three code letters were sent in August, all for grass and weeds. All three complied with the order.

*The corn was recently harvested and sold shortly after at Pride Ag.

*It was determined that the city is eligible for government subsidy therefore the application for wheat crop insurance was completed by the September 30 deadline.

*The code enforcement property at 508 Adams has had tin placed over the back portion of the roof per the January resolution. It is not known at this time if the underlayment issues were addressed prior to installing the tin.

*Per Nathan Haskell at Luminous Neon, they are planning to install the new electronic sign the week of October 29th.

When Arensman Services was recently in town, it was determined that there needs to be some tree work done at Kenyon Park and at the city park, with an estimated cost of $2,000. Michael will work with Arensman Services to have the work done.

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