CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular Meeting

at Wilson City Hall

March 20, 2017 7:00 p.m.

 

MAYOR:   LARRY PTACEK

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                       

STEVE CLAUSSEN

GARY EVERETT

CINDY HEINZE

DARCY HUBKA-VOPAT

LORIE TAYLOR

 

Others present for the meeting were:   Gerald Grant Sewer lagoon consultant;  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, March 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-
Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve the March 20, 2017 agenda.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MINUTES-

Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the March 7, 2017 Regular Meeting minutes.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS & PAYROLL -

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the March 20, 2017 bills in the amount of $17,326.50 and March 16, 2017 payroll in the amount of $8,749.91.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

SEWER LAGOON UPDATE-

Gerald Grant, Sewer lagoon consultant, and Ted Soukup, City Superintendent, gave an update on the sewer lagoon testing non-compliance issues.  Ted reported that the non-compliance issue started at the end of 2009.  In 2013, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) contacted the City directing us to work on a solution.  The City worked with Kansas Rural Water Association (KWRA), city is a member, to try different theories.  Part of possibility was too much grease from restaurants (now sewer grease traps are mandatory for restaurants).   KDHE directed the City to hire a consultant in 2015 since the City was still out of compliance.  Gerald Grant, retired KDHE representative, was brought on board trying other solutions.  At this time, the City is still out of compliance.  Gerald Grant and Ted Soukup presented a few possible solutions that can be tried (to make it non discharging and therefore do not have to worry about the testing-compliance issue):  wetlands, irrigation, another cell, or fill & drop.   Susan Kriley will consult with North Central Regional Planning Commission to investigate possible grant options.

 

7:24 p.m. Gerald Grant left the meeting.

 

DEPTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE BY SUSAN KRILEY FOR TED SOUKUP

        Mower- A $9,900 bid for a Hustler mower through Pro Green (Great Bend) was presented at the March 7, 2017 Council meeting (includes Exmark trade in of $2,000).  Ted emphasized that the City purchased a Hustler ten years ago and has been extremely happy with the brand and service.  By purchasing another Hustler, the City can have one set of parts on hand since they are the same as the other City owned mower.  Warranty with Pro Green is one year on the machine and three years on the motor.  Cindy Heinze made a motion to accept the bid from Pro Green for $9,900.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

        Summer help The Council approved to advertise for the temporary summer help.  Ted Soukup reported that Jim Soukup is willing to mow the Cemetery again.

 

CITY CLERK UPDATE BY SUSAN KRILEY

        Will attend Budget Workshop in Hays on April 13, 2017.

        Met with FEMA/KDEM (Kansas Dept of Emergency Management)- Ellsworth was declared a disaster for the Jan ice storm.

        Mike Harbaugh will attend the Apr 3, 2017 Council meeting to appeal his release from the Neighborhood Revitalization program.  He was released because of a late property tax payment in December (which is a requirement of the program).

 

POLICE CHIEF UPDATE BY BOB DOEPP

        Repairs have been completed on the police vehicle

 

MAYOR AND COUNCIL-

Gary Everett made a motion to send a debris/ yard clean up letter to the property owner at 2203 Ave E.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Gary Everett made a motion to remove Evan Just from the Wilson Fire Department (moved).  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Gary Everett asked the Council to remind the residents to complete and return the income survey to allow the City of Wilson to start applying for grants.

 

Larry Ptacek informed the Council that the TravelKS interviews were done he and Theresa Staudinger spoke about the Czech Egg, Round Jail, Czech Festival, and more.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

HUNTER ESTATES DEVELOPMENT-

Hunter Estates development (infrastructure) Phase I Engineering by Lochner Bid opening was held on Wednesday September 28, 2016 at 1 p.m.  USDA has approved the extra requested loan amount to cover the aggregrated street surfacing.  Lochner Engineering firm is confirming with the bid company on whether or not their September 2016 bid is still valid.  The cost of the street will be placed on the cul de sac property owners taxes as a special assessment as houses are built. There will be a Special Council Meeting on Monday, March 24, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the Hunter Estates project.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

ORDINANCE NO. 835-

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the election Ordinance No. 835 (with revisions) accepting a nomination petition with ten qualified electors signatures in place of the filing fee.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next Council meeting- Monday, April 3, 2017 7:00 pm   

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.

 

 

 

 

CITY OF WILSON

 

 Special Meeting

at Wilson City Hall

March 27, 2017  5:30 p.m.

 

MAYOR:  LARRY PTACEK

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                       

STEVE CLAUSSEN

GARY EVERETT

DARCY HUBKA-VOPAT

LORIE TAYLOR

 

Others present for the meeting were:   Dave Barber USDA Rural Development Representative (via phone);  Alan Rusch Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter; Theresa Staudinger Assistant City Attorney;  and Susan Kriley City Clerk.

 

CALL TO ORDER-
Mayor Larry Ptacek called the Special Meeting of the Wilson City Council to order on Monday March 27, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

 

HUNTER ESTATES DEVELOPMENT-

Hunter Estates development (infrastructure) Phase I

Gary Everett made a motion to accept the bid from APAC for $246,284.05 and Alternate 2 $73,255.00.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Dave Barber, USDA Rural Development Representative, reviewed the documents in the Letter of Conditions and Resolution 2-2017.   Gary Everett made a motion to adopt Resolution 2-2017.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Meeting adjourned at 5:37 p.m.