Meeting Minutes for January 2nd
The Jetmore City Council met on January 2nd, 2020. Mayor Derek Olson called the meeting to order. There being no quorum, the Mayor adjourned the council until Monday, January 6th at 7:00 p.m.
The Jetmore City Council reconvened on January 6th, 2020. Mayor Olson called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered by Councilmen Jeff Channell, Connie Chavez, Kyler Fetters, Mike Hendrickson and Larry Steinbring. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Also present were City Administrator Michael Ort, City Clerk Deb McKivergan, and City Attorney Clayton Kerbs.
Councilman Hendrickson made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Councilman Channell seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
Mike Thornburg reported on the Feed the Spirit Christmas Day dinner and thanked the council for their support and the use of the King Center. There were 50 – 60 citizens who attended the meal and many meals were delivered to people who were working Christmas Day.
Hanston Mayor Gary Seiler, and Councilmembers Brand Shank, Levi Salmans and Brett Horyna visited with the council about the possibility of sharing an employee in the water department. Dialog was opened and Hanston will return with a more specific proposal.
Ned Marks presented his report on well #12. He presented graphs and information on the construction of the well. There were several options presented for how to move forward with the repair of the well. At this point he suggested sampling on a monthly basis. Mr. Ort has reached out to Don Teeters for a second opinion; he is still gathering data and will send a report soon.
CITY ATTORNEY REPORT: City Attorney Clayton Kerbs reported that court is going well and that ticket numbers were down overall for 2019.
CITY CLERK REPORT: City Clerk Deb McKivergan confirmed contact for the council members. The Firemen’s ball will be held on February 8th and they are once again requesting donations. One yearly family golf membership, two yearly student golf memberships and one yearly lake vehicle permit will be donated this year. Resolution 2020-01, the GAAP Waiver resolution was presented for 2020. Councilman Steinbring made a motion to approve Resolution 2020-01. Councilman Hendrickson seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: City Administrator Michael Ort presented the council with his January travel schedule.
*The 2019 end of year financial report was presented and explained to the council.
*Mr. Ort met with Don Teeters and filled him in on the difficulties with well 12. Mr. Teeters will gather the data and report back to Mr. Ort.
*The final bills for Lee Construction and Gerard Tank have been received. There were no change orders for the water tower, but there were change orders for the water line project. There will still be expenses from Don’s Electric upon completion of the telemetry system. Mr. Ort calculated that the project came in under the $2.3 M projected budget.
*The new water tower is in service. Mr. Ort is talking with Don’s Electric to find a time they can come to Jetmore and finish the telemetry system.
*Mr. Ort ran the engine on Friday ahead of Farabee’s return on Monday. That will enable them to inspect upon their arrival. They made adjustments to the engine and will begin a run again this week.
*The KCAMP insurance premium was down slightly for 2020. The decrease was due to a decrease in our projected expenditures, spending less on the water project. The KMIT Work Comp insurance was received and also down slightly.
*The Federal DOT and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have implemented a new alcohol and drug testing clearinghouse that all employers who employ CDL drivers are required to be registered with. Mr. Ort has registered our CDL holders and set up the administration of random testing and reporting to the clearinghouse.
Councilman Channell made a motion to go into executive session at 10:05 p.m. for 15 minutes to discuss non-elected personnel pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception, K.S.A. 75-4319(b)(1) with the Mayor, Council, and Administrator present. The open meeting will resume in the council chamber at 10:20 p.m. Councilman Hendrickson seconded the motion; vote unanimous. Councilman Channell made a motion to come out of executive session. Councilman Hendrickson seconded the motion; vote unanimous. Councilman Channell made a motion to extend the session for 10 minutes with the Mayor and Council present. The open meeting will resume in the city council chamber at 10:31. Councilman Fetters seconded the motion; vote unanimous. Councilman Channell made a motion to come out of executive session. Councilman Hendrickson seconded the motion; vote unanimous. Councilman Channell made a motion to increase the wages of Jeff Rydquist by $1.44 per hour and the wages of Jared Borger $2.25 per hour. All other current employees will be increased by 4%. Seasonal wages will be addressed when hired. Michael Ort’s wages will be increased $3,306.25 annually. Councilman Hendrickson seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
Thank You’s were received from Theta Pi Sorority and Linda Hubin. Councilman Steinbring made a motion to adjourn. Councilman Hendrickson seconded the motion; vote unanimous.