CITY OF WILSON

 

Regular Meeting

at Wilson City Hall

August 5, 2019 7:00 p.m.

 

MAYOR:    LARRY PTACEK

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                     

CHUCK CRAWFORD

GARY EVERETT

CINDY HEINZE

DARCY HUBKA-VOPAT

 

Others present for the meeting were:  David & Aneta Boyle- residents; Alan Rusch – Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter;  Theresa Staudinger – City Attorney; Ted Soukup – City Superintendent; Josh Tipton – City 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, August 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-
Chuck Crawford made a motion to approve the August 5, 2019 agenda.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MINUTES-  

Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the July 15, 2019 Regular Meeting minutes.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS AND PAYROLL–

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the August 5, 2019 bills for $40,275.66; July 16, 2019 payroll for $9,347.91; and August 1, 2019 payroll for $11,077.51. Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

OPEN DISCUSSION:

RESIDENTS COMMENT-

David & Aneta Boyle, City of Wilson residents, informed the Council that they were very pleased with Police Chief Josh Tipton’s response time and procedures followed during a police matter at their residence.  They questioned why he didn’t have a taser to use.  The current taser is outdated but since the incident that occurred at the Boyle’s, the Sheriff’s Office has offered to loan Police Chief Tipton one that they took out of their service (but not outdated) until grants and funding are in place to purchase one.

 

7:13 p.m. David & Aneta Boyle left the meeting.

 

 

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE WITH TED SOUKUP-

·        Cleaning up streets in preparation for chipping and sealing (possibly 3rd week of August)- south end to be chipped and sealed

·        Rolling Hills Electric still planning on completing electricity for Cemetery gazebo

 

CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

·        Nothing new to report

 

CITY POLICE CHIEF UPDATE WITH JOSH TIPTON-

·        Presented monthly activity report

·        Received $1000 Kansas Pipeline Association grant – purchased under clothing bulletproof vest.  Remainder of money can be used for taser purchase.

·        Sheriff’s office to loan Police Dept taser with a possible option to purchase it.

 

MAYOR/COUNCIL-

Darcy Hubka-Vopat asked about the progress of inoperable vehicles violations/ removal and Board of Health reports.  Josh Tipton reported that he plans to start over on the inoperable vehicles with gathering a list and will schedule a Board of Health meeting sometime in August.

 

Cindy Heinze presented a request by Tyler Denham to use both ballfields for a tournament to raise funds for his friend who lost his house and belongings in a fire.  Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the request by Tyler Denham to rent both ballfields on Saturday September 14, 2019 for $75 each and to waive the alcohol restriction.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat asked if that would affect the meeting that Cindy and Nate Pasek, Wilson representative for Twin Lakes League, regarding the 2020 baseball season and field work that will need to be done.  Cindy Heinze indicated that will have no effect on the 2020 season and planning.  The motion carried. 

 

Cindy Heinze complimented all involved with the Czech Festival.  Susan Kriley reported that she and Kate Schiermeyer, Czech Festival Committee Co-Chairs, would like to thank the Committee members, Mayor & Council, City Employees, Event Coordinators, and Volunteers for all the work they did.  In addition, city incidents arose on Saturday and they were handled quickly by the City which made things run smooth.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

ORDINANCE NO. 851- STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE BOOK-

ORDINANCE NO. 850- UNIFORM PUBLIC OFFENSE CODE BOOK-

Cindy Heinze made a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 851- Standard Traffic Ordinance Book and Ordinance No. 850- Uniform Public Offense Code Book.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

 

 

DEPARTMENTS:

2020 BUDGET HEARING-

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the Notice of Budget Hearing for the 2020 Budget on August 19, 2019.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION-

Gary Everett made a motion to enter executive session at 7:29 pm for 5 minutes to discuss personnel matters for non-elected personnel and to include the City Attorney.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Cindy Heinze made a motion to return to open session at 7:34 pm. Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

No action was taken.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next Council meeting- Monday, August 19, 2019 7:00 pm  

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITY OF WILSON

 

 Special Meeting

at Wilson City Hall

August 13, 2019 8:30 p.m.

 

MAYOR: LARRY PTACEK

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                     

CHUCK CRAWFORD

GARY EVERETT

CINDY HEINZE

DARCY HUBKA-VOPAT

LORIE TAYLOR

 

Other present for the meeting was:   Susan Kriley – City Clerk.

 

CALL TO ORDER-
Mayor Larry Ptacek called the Special Meeting of the Wilson City Council to order on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 8:30 p.m.

 

NON-ELECTED PERSONNEL-

Gary Everett made a motion to accept the resignation of Ted Soukup as City Superintendent effective August 23, 2019.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion. Discussion took place.  The motion carried.

 

Gary Everett made a motion to offer Martin Prester the City Superintendent job effective August 24, 2019 at $16.73 per hour with a $.50 increase after a 60 day probation period and a $.50 increase upon receiving his water and wastewater certification.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Ads for the Assistant Superintendent position will be placed in area papers and other media with a deadline to submit applications of 3 pm on Friday August 30, 2019.  Cindy Heinze made a motion to set the wage at $15.00 per hour with a $.50 increase after the 60 day probation period.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Larry Ptacek, Chuck Crawford, and Darcy Hubka-Vopat will serve on the interview committee.  Cindy Heinze will serve as an alternate.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:52 p.m.