November 7, 2016 –
Members Present –Rick Martin, Betty
Nelson, Mark Friesen, Blaine Heble, Corey Peterson, Emile Gallant, David Higbee
& Bill Taylor
Absent – Kelley Menke
Others Present – Greg DuMars, Jerry
Lovett-Sperling, Tim Berggren, Gary Shogren, Kate Elliott, Holly Lofton, Larry
Lindgren, Dan Carr, Tim Dunn, Amy Habiger, Martha Danielson, Chris Lindholm, Mike
Peterson, Dorothy Peterson, Gary & Dixie Mattis, Pastor Ethan Feistner and 4
meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Taylor and the Pledge of
Allegiance was said. Invocation was given by Pastor Ethan
Public Input – None
Amendments to the
Mayor’s Report – Mayor Taylor reminded
everyone to vote on Tuesday. City
offices will be closed on November 11 for Veterans Day. Review of November meetings.
Consent Agenda – Blaine Heble moved
to approve the Consent Agenda which includes the minutes of the October 17,
2016, regular meeting, Payroll Ordinance 5016 and Purchase Order Ordinance 5017. Motion seconded by Rick Martin and passed
unanimously by roll call vote.
Appointments – Betty Nelson moved
to approve the appointment of Becky Anderson to the Convention & Visitors
Bureau Advisory Board. Motion seconded
by Emile Gallant and
Planning & Zoning
Old Business – WATER RIGHT LEASE - At the October 17, 2016,
City Council meeting, staff was directed to gather more information regarding
the value of the water right lease. Based upon the gathering of additional information
the calculation (Method Attached) of the value of the annual water lease was revised.
For years 1-5, the annual lease is $3800. For the renewal term, the calculation
method is described along with the source documents. Renewal term amount is
based upon the same methodology as the initial term lease payment.
Rick Martin moved to
recommend approval of the Water Rights Agreement with the Dorothy E. Peterson
Trust pending approval of the Kansas Division of Water Resources and the Water
Rights Agreement be presented to City Council subsequent to the approval by the
Kansas Division of Water Resources.
Motion seconded by Blaine Heble and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
New Business – PARKS MOWER REPAIR – The Parks Grasshopper
Model 930D mower, purchased in February 2011, developed problems with the
hydraulic drive motor. Staff took the mower to All Seasons Power Equipment,
Salina, our regular repair service for Grasshopper brand mowers, and an
estimate is attached. The cost of material and labor to replace the hydrostatic
pump requires Council action to proceed. Contact with other repair services
confirmed that the estimate was reasonable, and that the expense to transport
the mower in order to obtain comparable bids was not justified.
It is possible that
drive belts will need to be replaced. We will not know that until the mower is
disassembled, therefore, additional funds have been added to the request.
Betty Nelson moved to
approve funds not to exceed $1,400 for All Seasons Power Equipment to repair
the mower. Motion seconded by David
Higbee and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
EMS BUILDING – Council
reviewed a proposal from Wiens Construction to reduce the cost of the proposed
EMS building. After discussion, David
Higbee moved to approve the amendments to the EMS structure to reduce the cost
to $700,000.00. Motion seconded by Rick
Martin and passed unanimously by roll call vote.
Executive Session - None
Department Head Reports- CVB/SUNDSTROM – There
were 13 events held at the JOS in October (5 were weddings). CVB also had a busy October with travel
writers, AAA publications and Mid-West Living.
There are 2 previous Leadership Kansas classes who will be meeting here
in December. Cleaning & Maintenance
issues need attention at the JOS.
PUBLIC WORKS – There
was discussion on the new option for water tower maintenance. It was the consensus of council to pursue
PUBLIC SAFETY – Chief
reported that he had met with officials of Bethany College to discuss the extra
funding the city has provided to added security. Bethany suggested additional police presence
at college events and that has been working very well.
Other - None
Adjournment – Betty Nelson moved to adjourn the
meeting. Motion seconded by Cory
Peterson and passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.