November 4, 2021
The Jetmore City Council met in regular session on November 4, 2021. There being no members present, the meeting was adjourned to November 10 at 7:00 p.m.
The Jetmore City Council meeting reconvened on November 10, 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 and Larry Steinbring. Absent was Councilman Michael Hendrickson. Also attending were City Administrator Michael Ort, City Attorney Clayton Kerbs and City Clerk Deb McKivergan.
Councilman Chavez made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Councilman Fetters seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
Kim Shewry and Theresa Burns, representing the library board, met with the council expressing concerns about maintenance at the King Center and asked about contact procedures for making requests for maintenance. All requests will be directed to the City Administrator, Michael Ort.
CITY ATTORNEY REPORT: No report.
CITY CLERK REPORT: Four cereal malt beverage applications were presented; two renewals and two new licenses. (Action on these items is recorded below in Business Items).
*Mr. Ort presented the quote from B & H to complete the north/south streets on the west side of town as discussed at last month’s council meeting. At approximately 65,500 sq. yards, the project will cost an estimated $84,495, which includes the equipment, oil and personnel with the city supplying the chat and sweeping of streets prior to their arrival. Total project cost would be approximately $116,500. If the city performed all the tasks it would cost approximately $107,000. Larry Fagen was present to discuss in person the issues with the two small dump trucks and the distributor truck at the council’s request. After discussion, Councilman Fetters made a motion to sign the quote from B & H for next year’s street project. Councilman Channell seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
* Councilman Fetters made a motion to approve the renewal application for Dollar General #20286, for sale in original and unopened container and not for consumption on the premises. Councilman Channell seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
* Councilman Fetters made a motion to approve the renewal application for Corner Market 104 LLC, for sale in original an unopened container and not for consumption on the premises. Councilman Channell seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
* Councilman Channell made a motion to approve the application for Bill Goebel, dba JJ’s Sports Bar, for consumption on the premises. Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous. Councilman Channell made a motion to approve the application for Bill Goebel, dba as JJ’s Sports Bar for sale in original and unopened container and not for consumption on the premises. Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
*A legal services agreement for the park bathroom project, a requirement of USDA, was presented to the council. Councilman Steinbring made a motion to approve the legal services agreement with Clayton Kerbs. Councilman Fetters seconded the motion; vote unanimous.
*The Housing Board is currently short one member. One name was presented for consideration; no action was taken at this time.
*The annual KACM Conference is scheduled for December 1-3. Since Mr. Ort serves on the Board of Directors, he is expected to attend the conference. The December council meeting is scheduled for Dec. 2, therefore Mr. Ort is requesting that either the meeting be adjourned to a later date or he is given permission to be absent. After a brief discussion the council and mayor decided to move the December meeting to Wednesday December 8.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REPORT: Lea Ann Seiler met with the council and presented Resolution 2021-09, a resolution making certain findings and determinations as to the need for housing within the City of Jetmore and setting forth the legal description of real property proposed to be designated as an upper story Rural Housing Incentive District (RHID) within the city. Councilman Fetters made a motion to approve Resolution 2021-09. Councilman Channell seconded the motion; vote unanimous. Ms. Seiler also reported that Christmas on Main will be held on December 4th.
CITY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: Mr. Ort presented his November travel/training schedule.
*Mr. Ort presented the final report on farm revenue and expenses for the year 2021.
*Mayer Specialty arrived this week for the annual sewer maintenance program. Results of the survey will be shared with the council when they are received from Mayer; likely later in November.
*Per a conversation with Mike Schmaderer, the first two reclosers are scheduled to be installed in early December. The work is expected to be completed without an outage, but Mr. Ort will verify that once we get closer to the project.
*As discussed last year, we have called for a port-a-potty to be placed at the lake now that the bathroom house has been closed for the winter. It has been placed adjacent to the bathroom house on the east side.
*Nine code enforcement letters were sent in October.
Councilman Channell asked when the city lake road grant project would be completed. Mr. Ort reported that he has been told the rock will be delivered in December. The wash outs by the boat ramp and dock were discussed and solutions were suggested. There has been some work done and there will be follow up on the project.
Councilman Channell made a motion to enter into executive session for 30 minutes at 8:48 p.m. to discuss non-elected personnel pursuant to the non-elected personnel exception K.S.A. 75-4319(b)(1) with the Mayor, Council, Administrator and Attorney present. The open meeting will resume in the city council chamber at 9:18 p.m. Councilman Chavez seconded the motion; vote unanimous. Councilman Chavez made a motion to come out of executive session. Councilman Channell seconded the motion; vote unanimous. No action was taken. Councilman Channell made a motion to adjourn. Councilman Steinbring seconded the motion; vote unanimous. Meeting adjourned at 9:19 p.m.