CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular Meeting  

at Wilson City Hall

November 6, 2017 7:00 p.m.

 

MAYOR:  LARRY PTACEK

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                         

STEVE CLAUSSEN

GARY EVERETT

CINDY HEINZE

DARCY HUBKA-VOPAT

LORIE TAYLOR

 

Others present for the meeting were:   Alan Rusch – Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter; Theresa Staudinger – City Attorney; Bob Doepp – Wilson Police Chief; Ted Soukup – City Superintendent; Jonathan Lawrence – part time police officer; and Susan Kriley – City Clerk.

 

CALL TO ORDER-
Mayor Larry Ptacek called the Regular Meeting of the Wilson City Council to order on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-
Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve the November 6, 2017 agenda.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MINUTES-

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the October 16, 2017 regular meeting.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

7:03 p.m. Cindy Heinze joined the meeting.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS AND PAYROLL-

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the November 6, 2017 bills in the amount of $20,232.71 and November 1, 2017 payroll in the amount of $9,929.80. Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

INCOME RECEIVED REPORT; FINANCIAL REPORT; AND BUDGET REPORT-

The Income Received Report- Sept & Oct and Financial Report- Sept & Oct were presented for information.  The Budget Report- as of October 31, 2017 will be mailed.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT WITH TED SOUKUP-

-          Winterized park restrooms

-          Installed stop signs at 30th and Ave G (as discussed at the previous Council meeting)

-          New water and sewer tap

SEWER LAGOONS – testing violations – KDHE representative Rod Geisler indicated to Ted Soukup that it is time for the City to hire a state approved engineer and look into a permanent solution to fix the violations.  The first step is to meet and hire an engineer to determine what the best solution will be.  Gary Everett made a motion to approve for Ted to talk to three (3) engineers.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

HUNTER ESTATES DEVELOPMENT-

Hunter Estates development (infrastructure) Phase I – APAC packed the base of road and is now drying out.  Items to complete the job- curb & gutter, asphalt (saw cut by road), cement apron to tie into asphalt.

 

CITY CLERK WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

-          2018 Unemployment Rate issued -- .20% for first $14,000 wages

-          2018 Blue Cross Blue Shield rates - $443.62 per employee per month

 

POLICE CHIEF WITH BOB DOEPP-

-          Presented October 2017 report

-          Vehicle burgularies still under investigation

 

COUNCIL-

FIRE DEPT- Gary Everett made a motion to approve Caleb Mikulecky as a volunteer firefighter subject to the 90 day probation period.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION-

Gary Everett made a motion to enter executive session for five minutes at 7:16 p.m. contract negotiations to include the City Attorney and City Clerk.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Lorie Taylor made a motion to return to open session at 7:21 p.m.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

No action taken.

 

COUNCIL-

Darcy Hubka-Vopat reported that the City received $1,000 from the Midwest Energy grant for sidewalk replacement.  Council members are asked to provide suggestions on how to proceed with the project and recipients.  It was suggested to contact the Wilson Schools Project Construction Class.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT WITH TED SOUKUP-

Requested to install a “No thru trucks” sign at the west end of alley on the block between Ave E and Ave F / 27th and 28th street.  There is a sewer main located in that area.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

RUSSELL COUNTY PROPERTY-

Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the Quitclaim Deed on the Russell County property (the property was supposed to have been deeded back to Gary & Nancy Kratky when the water wells were abandoned).  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

RED FLAG POLICY-

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the Nov 2016- Oct 2017 Red Flag Policy Report.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

FY 2019 KDOT OPERATING EXPENSE GRANT-

Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve FY 2019 KDOT Operating Expense Grant. Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next Council meeting- Monday, November 20, 2017 7:00 pm   

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:33 p.m.