CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular Meeting

at Wilson City Hall

April 15, 2019 7:00 p.m.

 

MAYOR:  LARRY PTACEK

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                     

CHUCK CRAWFORD

GARY EVERETT

CINDY HEINZE

DARCY HUBKA-VOPAT

LORIE TAYLOR

 

Others present for the meeting were:  Joe & Susan Curtiss owner Simple Haven Bed & Breakfast;  Stacie Schmidt Smoky Hill Development Corporation;  Melinda Merrill owner Midland Railroad Hotel;  Jerry Florian resident; Mike Peschka - Wilson Economic Development Corporation; Alan Rusch Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter;  Theresa Staudinger City Attorney; Ted Soukup City Superintendent; Joshua Tipton Wilson Police Chief to start April 22, 2019;  and Susan Kriley City Clerk.

 

CALL TO ORDER-
Mayor Larry Ptacek called the Regular Meeting of the Wilson City Council to order on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-
Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve the April 15, 2019 agenda.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MINUTES-

Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the April 1, 2019 Regular Meeting minutes; April 3, 2019 Special Meeting minutes; April 4, 2019 Special Meeting minutes; and April 8, 2019 Special Meeting minutes.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the April 15, 2019 bills for $36,578.13. Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

TRANSFERS

Gary Everett made  motion to approve the 1ST Quarter transfers 2019 from Water to Water Repair $7,410.74;  from Water to Capital Improvement $4,940.49;  Sewer to Capital Improvement $3,845.91; from Sewer to Sewer Reserve $7,905,48; from Water to General $3,843.00.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.   

 

DEPARTMENTS:

APPOINTMENT-

Mayor Larry Ptacek introduced and appointed Joshua Tipton as the new Wilson Police Chief.

 

OPEN DISCUSSION:

WILSON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION-

Mike Peschka, Wilson Economic Development Corporation President, informed the Council that they have scheduled the city wide clean up for June 1-8, 2019 (the City received the $4,600 Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation grant).  The Council approved the location to the area south of the power plant.  Mike indicated that they will section off the areas for white metal appliances (iron), tires, and other household items for dumpsters

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

TRANSIENT GUEST TAX ORDINANCE NO 849- DRAFT-

A draft Transient Guest Tax Ordinance was submitted for review.  A suggestion was made to increase the tax from .25% to 2%, include the bed and breakfast, and removes the requirement of the Tourism Committee.  Discussion took place with Mayor & Council with comments received from the audience.  No decision was made at this meeting.

 

OPEN DISCUSSION:

BIKING ACROSS KANSAS (BAK)-

Melinda Merrill, BAK Wilson committee co-chair, informed the Council that the BAK visit in Wilson on June 11-12, 2019 is planned.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE WITH TED SOUKUP-

        The next tourist egg will arrive next week and be placed on the sidewalk along Ave E.

        Filled in sunken graves at the Cemetery

        KDHE performed their routine sewer site visit

        Summer help Chuck Crawford made a motion to hire Bob Powers for Cemetery for $10.00 per hour; Trey Fink for summer city for $10.00 per hour; and Jan Shaw for city for $10.00 per hour.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

        Street Sweeper repairs- Repairs were approved in summer of 2018.  KanEquip made repairs for $829.18 plus the cost of (2) seal kits & installation by Janda Repair Service.

 

CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

        City received Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation grant for $4,600 for WEDC clean up.

        2018 audit financials are being review by Susan.  2018 final reports and 2019 year to date reports should be available at the next Council meeting.

        A notice will be displayed that the City is accepting contract mowers for Board of Health mowing properties that have passed the deadline (as done in 2018).

        Rabies Clinic 80 tags sold (same number as 2018).   Susan thanked Chuck Crawford and Larry Langerman for their help with set up and tear down.

 

 

 

MAYOR/COUNCIL-

Chuck Crawford informed the Council that he attended the April 10, 2019 Smoky Hill Development Corporation Annual Meeting.  Rick Weigel, owner of Wilson Foods, was named the change over award.  SHDC is organizing the Workforce Meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 6 pm at the Lang Memorial Library.

 

Darcy Hubka-Vopat reported that the Library hand railing is loose and has a sharp edge.  Ted Soukup will check it out when they work on the interior portion.

 

COUNCIL MEETING-

Due to a conflict, the next City Council meeting will be Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7 p.m.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next Council meeting- Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:00 pm  

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m.