CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular Meeting  

at Wilson City Hall

February 5, 2018 7:00 p.m.

 

MAYOR:  LARRY PTACEK

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                         

STEVE CLAUSSEN

CINDY HEINZE

DARCY HUBKA-VOPAT

 

Others present for the meeting were:   Stacie Schmidt – Executive Director of Smoky Hill Development Corporation;  Brad Schiermeyer – City of Wilson representative on the Smoky Hill Development Corporation Board;  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 Tuesday, February 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-
Steve Claussen made a motion to approve the February 5, 2018 agenda.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MINUTES-

Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the January 16, 2018 regular meeting minutes.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS AND PAYROLL-

Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the February 5, 2018 bills in the amount of $28,659.69 and February 1, 2018 payroll in the amount of $9,395.14.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

2017 AUDIT-

Gudenkauf & Malone have completed the field on-site portion of the 2017 audit.

 

SMOKY HILL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION-

Stacie Schmidt, Executive Director of Smoky Hill Development Corporation, and Brad Schiermeyer, City of Wilson representative on the Smoky Hill Development Corporation, addressed the Council and extended an invitation to the Strategic Planning session on February 22, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.  In addition, the Mayor and/or Council are invited to speak one on one with either Stacie or Brad regarding any issues.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT WITH TED SOUKUP-

-          Read water meters

-          Grave interments

-          Exercised water valves

-          Will get a chip and seal estimate from Circle C Paving

 

7:08 p.m. Brad Schiermeyer and Stacie Schmidt left the meeting.

 

-          Received a request from a resident to widen the alley between 30th and 31st along Ave E.  The matter was tabled and the Council requested Ted check with the County regarding County right of way.

 

CITY CLERK WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

-          Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve Susan Kriley to attend the CCMFOA Spring Conference Mar 21- 23, 2018.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried.

-          Reminder of 2018 Wilson Firemen’s Banquet Wed Feb 7, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church basement – time changed to 7 p.m.

-          Experienced an inconsistent printing problem with the city utility bill cards that are sent out.  The software company thinks they have it fixed, but won’t know for sure until the March 10, 2018 billing.

 

POLICE CHIEF WITH BOB DOEPP-

-          Repairs (under warranty) made on the 2015 Ford Explorer Police vehicle took two weeks.

 

BOARD OF HEALTH-

Bob Doepp, Board of Health committee member, reported that they are working on the report for the hazardous are on the front of 2504 Ave E.

 

COUNCIL-

Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve applying for the following grants:  Assistance to Firefighters Grant for $24,861.68 (city match $1,243.08) for a base station, two 800 mobile radios, and six handheld radios written by Fire Chief Larry Langerman and due Feb 2, 2018; and KDOT Bus Facilities Grant for repairs to bus garage being researched for eligibility by Gary Everett and Susan Kriley due Feb 16, 2018.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the purchase of 1,000 checks with credit card for approximately $573.98.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion.  Cindy Heinze amended her motion to purchase 2,000 checks instead.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

The website will be redesigned in the future.  Local sources are being investigated for the design with updates/changes being able to be made inhouse.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

RESOLUTION 2-2018 SUPPORT PRIDE-

Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve Resolution 2-2018 to support PRIDE.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

BOARD OF HEALTH- 2504 AVE E POST ROCK PICTURES, LTD – DANIEL ERDMAN -

Notification to the owner for the hazards on the front of the building is pending the Board of Health report.  Bid specifications will need to be constructed for the repairs needed to the back of the building and roof.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next Council meeting- Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:00 pm   

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:34 p.m.