June 3, 2021
The Jetmore City Council met in regular session on June 3, 2021. Mayor Derek Olson called the meeting to order and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was answered by Councilmen Jeff Channell, Connie Chavez, Kyler Fetters, Michael Hendrickson and Larry Steinbring. Also attending were City Administrator Michael Ort, City Attorney Clayton Kerbs and City Clerk Deb McKivergan.
Councilman Hendrickson made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Councilman Fetters seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REPORT: E. D. Director Lea Ann Seiler presented the following report: She has made website and social media updates. She has worked on several grants and they are in various states of completion. She has an offer from a local business to purchase a dog waste station to be placed in town. Hodgeman County now has two Certified Woman Owned Businesses. The Farmers Market registration for 2021 is renewed and the Ks. Senior Voucher Program was approved and vouchers will be available soon. GROW/Healthy Hodgeman is holding cooking classes this summer. The housing survey is about 1/3 complete. This will allow us to apply for the Moderate Income Housing Grant and is useful for other grants.
CITY ATTORNEY REPORT: Nothing to report.
CITY CLERK REPORT: City Clerk Deb McKivergan reminded the council that the Big Bang is approaching and asked if the council would like to donate once again. Councilman Hendrickson made a motion to donate $1000 to the Big Bang fund. Councilman Fetters seconded the motion; vote unanimous. In an effort to revive the Big Bang of the past, it was decided that the City would purchase hot dogs, chips, watermelon and bottled water for people attending the event at the fairgrounds.
BUSINESS ITEMS: Councilman Chavez made a motion to designate the Farmers State Bank as the official depository of the City of Jetmore. Councilman Fetters seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
The City is in need of a mower that will bag grass, particularly to mow the city park. Mr. Ort received a bid from Delaney Implement for a 60” Hustler mower in the amount of $7,983 and one from BS Trailer Sales in Dodge City for a 61” Grasshopper mower for $13,109. Councilman Channell made a motion to purchase the Hustler Mower. Councilman Hendrickson seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
Mr. Ort presented Ordinance #672, an ordinance amending Chapter II, Article 1 and Article 2 of the Jetmore City Code pertaining to animals running at large. Councilman Channell made a motion to approve Ordinance #672. Councilman Fetters seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
Mayor Olson reported that he has approached people about serving on the library board but has had no response back and has no appointment at this time.
CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: City Administrator Michael Ort presented his June travel and training schedule.
*The siren order was submitted by Blue Valley Public Safety to Federal Siren in late May. Project completion is approximately 11-12 weeks out.
*Mr. Ort followed up with both the architects and USDA after the special meeting and they offered some modifications to the previous design for the park bathroom project that would bring the cost down. A few alternate designs were shown and after discussion Councilman Fetters made a motion to approve the changes to the base bid with alternates one and three. Councilman Hendrickson seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
*Mr. Ort has completed and submitted the application for the CFAP grant to gravel the road at the city lake. The grant is a 75/25 grant and total project costs are estimated at $28,480.
*The city has once again qualified for gold level with KMIT for the work comp insurance, which qualifies the city for a 5% discount on the premium.
*The city crew recently worked on drainage, the road and the beach at the lake and are currently repairing the alley approach at the north end of the alley behind the King Center.
*Four code enforcement letters were sent in May.
The city is accumulating gravel for the upcoming street overlay project. They will also work on the storm gutter at the intersection of Best and Atkin Streets.
Code enforcement was discussed.
Councilman Hendrickson made a motion to adjourn. Councilman Channell seconded the motion; vote unanimous. The meeting was adjourned at 9:52 p.m.