CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular Meeting  

at Wilson City Hall

April 16, 2018 7:00 p.m.

 

MAYOR: LARRY PTACEK

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                         

STEVE CLAUSSEN

GARY EVERETT

DARCY HUBKA-VOPAT

LORIE TAYLOR

 

Others present for the meeting were:   Lang Memorial Library Board Members – Chuck Crawford, Donna Curtiss, Lucille Janda, Philip Mieszala, Margaret Stadelman; Lang Memoria Library Director – Cherilee Ward;  Wilson Economic Development Corporation – Mike Peschka, David Criswell, Larry Foster;  Alan Rusch – Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter;  Theresa Staudinger – City Attorney;  Bob Doepp – Wilson Police Chief;  Ted Soukup – City Superintendent;  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 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-
Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve the April 16, 2018 agenda.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MINUTES-

Steve Claussen made a motion to approve the April 2, 2018 regular meeting minutes.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS, PAYROLL, AND QUARTERLY TRANSFERS-

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the April 16, 2018 bills in the amount of $38,573.56; April 16, 2018 payroll in the amount of $6,364.64; and the following transfers: 1st Quarter 2018 from Water to Water Repair $7,569.08;  from Water to Capital Improvement $5,046.05;  Sewer to Capital Improvement $0; from Sewer to Sewer Reserve $7,823.10; from Water to General $3,843.00.  Gary Everett amended the payroll amount to $7,437.94.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.   

 

DEPARTMENTS:

LANG MEMORIAL LIBRARY-

Chuck Crawford, Lang Memorial Library Treasurer, presented the Library 2019 budget.  The Library has requested an annual $1,553 increase in City funds  (now $15,600 – requested $17,153).  Gary Everett indicated that the City will keep it under advisement for the City’s 2019 budget planning.

 

OPEN DISCUSSION:

WILSON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION WEDC-

Mike Peschka, WEDC representative, reported that they are working on the Wilson Community Clean Up with the City (and a Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation grant).  The WEDC have presented a list of possible properties to the City that they feel need some clean up done. 

David Criswell, WEDC President, requested the City of Wilson’s support to participate in the K-State First Impressions program.  There is no cost.  Gary Everett made a motion to support the First Impressions application with WEDC.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

7:31 p.m.  Philip Mieszala, Margaret Stadelman, Lucille Janda, and Cherilee Ward left the meeting.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT WITH TED SOUKUP-

-          One grave interments

-          Attended wastewater school in Salina

-          Spraying sterilant

-          Installed new locks on the City Hall back door

-          SEWER LAGOON PROJECT – The City received four engineer bids for the Sewer Lagoon project.  He recommended the Council select an engineer and proceed soon before the State mandates a schedule of compliance.

 

CITY CLERK WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

-          Rabies Clinic was held Saturday April 7th – sold 79 tags (in 2017 sold 90 tags)

-          1983 Sludge Truck was sold through Purple Wave for $3,600

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT-

Gary Everett made a motion to approve Zach Barta as successfully completing his probation period on the Wilson Fire Department.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

LANG MEMORIAL LIBRARY-

Darcy Hubka-Vopat made a motion to accept the resignation of Cathy Reeder on the Library board.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

POLICE CHIEF WITH BOB DOEPP-

Presented the list of March activities.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

KDOT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION POLICIES-

Mandatory policy changes were presented to the Passenger Rules Policy and General Policy.  The policy changes will need to be approved at the May 7, 2018 Council meeting.

 

CEREAL MALT BEVERAGE APPLICATION AND ALCOHOL APPROVAL-

Darcy Hubka-Vopat made a motion to approve the Cereal Malt Beverage Application for Sunday May 27, 2018 for the Wilson Chamber Al’s Testicle Festival and allow alcohol at Lions Club Park.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next Council meeting- Monday, May 7, 2018 7:00 pm   

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:38 p.m.