Meeting Minutes for July 8th and 18th
The Jetmore City Council met in regular session on July 8, 2019. Mayor Derek Olson called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered by Councilmen Jeff Channell, Mike Hendrickson, Jesse Pitts, Orval Shewry and Larry Steinbring. Also attending were City Administrator Michael Ort, City Clerk Deb McKivergan and Attorney Edgar Pando filling in for City Attorney Clayton Kerbs.
Councilman Hendrickson made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Councilman Channell seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
Darrell Abbott visited with the council about lighting the cross on the “Christ Died For Me” hill. He would like to install a solar light to be used during the Christmas season so the land owners don’t have to drag extension cords. He was asking for some parts from our street lights and other supplies. The City agreed to work with him, along with the Community Foundation, to make this happen.
Mr. Pando reported that Mr. Kerbs has sent a letter to Earles Engineering and they have retained an attorney. Mr. Pando also explained SB 105 regarding the date that council members are sworn in after election.
Lea Ann Seiler, Economic Development Director, reported that Jon Schallert will be here on Wednesday, July 10th, with a mini workshop presentation and invited the council to attend. She reminded the council of the county’s new home incentive program and asked them if they would like to participate. Scott Lyndon, with Wing Shooters USA will be working jointly with Ford and Hodgeman counties this year. Outdoor Writers of Kansas will also be working jointly with Ford and Hodgeman Counties for their publication.
Kevin Cowan, with Gilmore & Bell was in attendance to complete the paperwork for establishing the GO bonds for the water tower project. Councilman Steinbring made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 663, an ordinance authorizing and providing for the issuance of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019, providing for the levy and collection of an annual tax for paying the bonds and authorizing other documents and actions in connection therewith. Councilman Hendrickson seconded the motion; vote unanimous. Councilman Hendrickson made a motion to approve Resolution 2019-04, a resolution prescribing the form and details of and authorizing and directing the sale and delivery of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019, previously authorized by Ordinance #663. Councilman Pitts seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
Mathew Medill with Dirks, Anthony, and Duncan Accounting Firm, presented the 2018 audit report.
Michael Ort, City Administrator, presented Charter Ordinance No. 11, relating to the election of council members and their terms of office. Councilman Channell made a motion to approve Charter Ordinance No. 11. Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
CITY ADMINISTRATORS REPORT: City Administrator Michael Ort presented his July travel schedule.
*The results from the visual and electrical testing in the transformer have been received and are all rated as good. As part of the testing they also pulled oil samples, but results for those haven’t been received yet. There was some confusion on testing to be done and the billing and Mr. Ort is working through that with Reed Hammond at Solomon.
*Farabee Mechanical will be here the week of July 8th to work on the engine. Mr. Ort will update the council with any information he has.
*The water lines are all in the ground now, filled, and bacteria sampling completed. They need to finish running the line to the water tower and make individual service connections. The current estimated time of completion is August. Don’s Electric is working on the telemetry system at the water tower and the tower will be filled when it is completed and the water line to the tower is completed.
*The bathrooms at the lake are fully functional now with shower supplies in place. The new campsites were made fully operational on July 2nd. Two broken hydrants have been replaced. The Rick Schroeder memorial picnic shelter project is moving forward and will be completed soon. Mr. Ort was recently informed that there is a great deal of musk thistle around the lake property that needs to be dealt with.
*Nine code letters were sent out in May for high grass and weeds. Seven have been complied with.
*Mr. Ort will be preparing the Fairmount Cemetery Budget for them this year.
Mayor Olson proclaimed the month of August Back to School Shop Local Pledge Month. There will be more information coming; the city is working with the Economic Development director on this project.
The county’s new home incentive program was discussed. Councilman Shewry made a motion to provide $5,000 for up to five new homes built within the city limits according to the specifications outlined in the county’s program. Councilman Pitts seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
Councilman Hendrickson made a motion to recess into executive session to discuss non-elected personnel pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception K.S.A. 75-4319(b)(1) with the Mayor, Council and City Administrator in attendance. The open meeting will resume in the council chamber at 10:02 p.m. Councilman Pitts seconded the motion; vote unanimous. Councilman Hendrickson made a motion to come out of executive session. Councilman Pitts seconded the motion; vote unanimous. No action was taken.
The council asked about risers for sewer main covers. The city staff continues to work on the ones that can be repaired. It was also suggested that cameras be placed at the golf course due to recent vandalism at the clubhouse. Two or more cameras will be placed soon.
Councilman Channell made a motion to adjourn. Councilman Pitts seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
The Jetmore City Council met in special session on July 18, 2019. Mayor Derek Olson called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered by Councilmen Jeff Channell, Mike Hendrickson, Jesse Pitts, Orval Shewry and Larry Steinbring. Also attending were City Administrator Michael Ort and City Clerk Deb McKivergan.
The meeting was called to discuss and finalize the 2020 budget.
Councilman Hendrickson made a motion to publish the budget as presented. Councilman Channell seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
Councilman Hendrickson made a motion to adjourn. Councilman Channell seconded the motion; vote unanimous.