CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular Meeting

at Wilson City Hall

April 17, 2017 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:   Brad Schiermeyer – Smoky Hill Development Corporation City of Wilson Representative;  Alan Rush – Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter; Theresa Staudinger – City Attorney;  Ted Soukup – City Superintendent;  Bob Doepp – Police Chief; 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 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-
Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve the April 17, 2017 agenda with the addition of a Cereal Malt Beverage License for the Wilson Chamber of Commerce for May 28, 2017.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MINUTES-

Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve the April 3, 2017 Regular Meeting minutes.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS & PAYROLL -

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the April 17, 2017 bills in the amount of $66,439.54 and April 17, 2017 payroll in the amount of $8,878.87.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

CEREAL MALT BEVERAGE APPLICATIONS-

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the Cereal Malt Beverage Application for the Wilson Chamber of Commerce for the Al’s Testicle Festival on May 28, 2017 at Lions Club Park.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried.

 

DEPTS:

SMOKY HILL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION UPDATE-

Brad Schiermeyer, City of Wilson Representative on the Smoky Hill Development Corporation (SHDC), updated the Council.  SHDC has been working in Wilson (and the County) with Wilson Economic Development Corporation, revitalization, and business loans & grants.  

 

7:04 p.m. Bob Doepp left the meeting.

 

Currently, they are working on active projects that can not be released to the public yet.

 

7:06 p.m. Bob Doepp joined the meeting.

 

Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve the 2017 contribution of $5,557.00 with half ($2,778.50) being paid now.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Brad Schiermeyer will email a list of contributions made by SHDC back to Wilson.

 

7:08 p.m. Brad Schiermeyer left the meeting.

 

TRANSFERS-

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the following transfers: 1st  Quarter 2017 from Water to Water Repair $9,662.64;  from Water to Capital Improvement $4,831.32;  Sewer to Capital Improvement $0; from Sewer to Sewer Reserve $7,435.58; and from Water to General $3,843.00.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS-

The Financial Report for March 2017 was presented.

 

DEPTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE BY TED SOUKUP –

·        One grave interment

·        Filled in sunken graves

·        Fixed water meter pit at Kass Gray’s residence

·        Sprayed sterilant

·        Fixed sewer generator

·        Gary Everett made a motion to remove the dangerous and broken playground features at Jellison Park.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried.

 

COUNCIL-

Reported a meter can broken on the northeast corner of the 27th and Ave D intersection.

 

CITY CLERK UPDATE BY SUSAN KRILEY –

·        2016 Water Consumer Confidence Report (required by KDHE) is available on the city’s website.  A note will be included on the city utility bills of its availability.

·        FEMA kick off meeting for reimbursement of the City’s expenses from the Jan 2017 ice storm was held.  The City will receive approximately $4,500 for reimbursement.

·        Ellsworth County (all cities) were the recipients of a Dane G. Hansen Foundation in cooperation with Smoky Hill Charitable Foundation Grant.  Wilson will receive approximately $3,400 for clean up.  Wilson Economic Development will hold the Wilson clean up on Sat June 3, 2017. 

 

POLICE CHIEF UPDATE BY BOB DOEPP –

·        Czech Egg was vandalized (with mud) and the donation box broken into.

 

COUNCIL-

Gary Everett reported that the Wilson Community Foundation received a Dane G. Hansen Foundation Grant to purchase the Marlin & Louanna Robinson house and garage (411 24th). The house will be leased ($1 lease) to the Wilson Heritage Museum with the museum paying the remodeling, utilities, etc.  The garage will be leased ($1 lease) to the City of Wilson to be used for Czech Festival storage and KDOT Public Transportation vehicle storage.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

HUNTER ESTATES DEVELOPMENT-

Hunter Estates development (infrastructure) Phase I – There will be a pre-construction meeting held on  Monday, April 24, 2017 at 1 p.m.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

2018 BUDGET PREPARATION-

Financial information for the 2018 Budget was presented.  

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next Council meeting- Monday, May 1, 2017 7:00 pm   

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:21 p.m.