November 2, 2015 –
Members Present – Rick Martin, Betty
Nelson, Kelley Menke, David Higbee, Emile Gallant, Corey Peterson, Becky Anderson, Blaine Heble & Mayor Bill
Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry
Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Larry Lindgren, Dan Carr, Gary Shogren, Tim
Dunn, Casey Law, Joe Hulse, Amy Habiger, Stan Henne, Jay Jensen, Holly Lofton,
Bill Gusenius, Pastor Gerald Berggren & Jamie Weibert
meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. Invocation was given by Pastor Berggren.
Public Input – None
Amendment to the
– The hearing for 240 Cole will be addressed after the Mayors Report.
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor stated
that the City Clerk will be emailing council members the list of Citizen
Committee rosters and would like council input to fill current vacancies.
remember to Recycle!
– HEARING – 240 COLE STREET – At the request of Roxbury Bank, Mayor Taylor
declares the hearing open.
Representatives from Roxbury bank stated that they had no issue with the
resolution that would allow them 30 days to get the personal property removed
from the location. After brief
discussion, Mayor Taylor declared the hearing closed.
Consent Agenda – Betty Nelson moved
to approve the consent agenda that includes the minutes of the October 19, 2015
regular meeting, Purchase Order Ordinance 4949 and Payroll Ordinance 4948. Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Planning & Zoning – no report
Old Business – ORDINANCE 4945 –
CHICKENS – Rick Martin moved to adopt Ordinance 4945 allowing the keeping of
chickens within the city limits. Motion
seconded by David Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
New Business – cont.
06-15 – CODE ENFORCEMENT 240 & 250 COLE – Rick Martin moved to adopt
Resolution 06-15 regarding the code enforcement against 240 & 250 Cole. Motion seconded by David Higbee and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
CITY DEPOSITORIES – Annually, the City must name the official depositories for
City funds. There are four local banks and they are the Bank of Tescott,
Farmers State Bank, First Bank Kansas, and Peoples Bank and Trust. The City may
also place idle funds with the Kansas Municipal Investment Pool. Betty Nelson moved to name the Bank of
Tescott, Farmers State Bank, First Bank Kansas, Peoples Bank and Trust, and the
Kansas Municipal Investment Pool as official depositories for City funds. Motion seconded by Kelley Menke and passed.
OFDINANCE 20 – FALL ELECTIONS 2017 - The 2015 Kansas Legislature adopted HB
2104 which moves local elections from April (Spring) to November (Fall). It
provides that the local election can either be in odd numbered years or in
even-numbered years to coincide with State and Federal elections. Charter Ordinance No. 20 was drafted to meet
the requirements of HB 2104. The Charter Ordinance moves the city council
elections to the first Tuesday in November 2017. Subsequent elections would be
in odd-numbered years on the first Tuesday in November. This Charter
also extends the council terms that would normally expire the end of April 2017
to January 2018. HB 2104 also changes
the appointment time for appointed staff. Currently those appointments occur
the first Council meeting in May. Charter Ordinance 20 changes those
appointments to the first Council meeting in February of each year.
is a charter ordinance. A charter ordinance provides for a referendum if a
is filed. If no petition is filed, then the ordinance becomes effective 61 days
after the final publication. A charter ordinance must also be approved by a
minimum of2/3rds majority of City Council. Betty Nelson moved to adopt Charter
Ordinance 20. Motion seconded by Emile
Gallant and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
LAPTOP - The old Toughbook laptops can’t keep up with our software and EMS is currently
using personal laptops to complete their run forms. Bids were submitted after receiving
direction by IT Mike Rose. The plan is to purchase one now and the other in
2016. Bids were placed for a Lenova Yoga
3 Pro laptop; 8GB Memory; touch screen.
Betty Nelson moved to approve the purchase of a Lenova Yoga 3 laptop
through Amazon.com in the amount of $918.48.
Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Executive Session – none
Other – none
Adjournment – Rick Martin moved
to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded
by Emile Gallant and passed. Meeting
adjourned at 7:02 p.m.