CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular Meeting

at Wilson City Hall

May 20, 2019 7:00 p.m.

 

MAYOR:  LARRY PTACEK

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                     

CHUCK CRAWFORD

GARY EVERETT

CINDY HEINZE

DARCY HUBKA-VOPAT

LORIE TAYLOR

 

Others present for the meeting were:  Alan Rusch – Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter;  Joshua Tipton – Wilson 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, May 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-
Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve the May 20, 2019 agenda.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MINUTES- Gary Everett motion to approve the May 7, 2019 Regular Meeting minutes.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the May 20, 2019 bills for $46,543.95 and May 16, 2019 Payroll $9,042.17. Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE WITH TED SOUKUP via Susan Kriley-

·        Helped Ron Major’s Project Construction Class work on Cemetery fence – only thing left to do is pull cement forms

·        Spray park is open

·        Mowing and weedeating at the Cemetery

 

CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

·        Working on 2020 Financial Info summary for preparation of the 2020 Budget after meeting with Gary Everett

·        2018 audit report to be presented at the June 3, 2019 Council meeting by Gudenkauf & Malone, Inc.

 

 

POLICE CHIEF UPDATE WITH JOSHUA TIPTON-

·        Thanked Mayor and Council for the new equipment

·        Coffee with the Cop on Sat May 18th at the Midland Railroad Hotel- 15-20 in attendance

·        Working during the severe weather

·        Click It or Ticket campaign- May 20-June 2- Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter had typo in press release on maximum fine amount but will republish

·        Wilson KS Police Dept- facebook page is up and running

·        Presented at the Wilson Schools on safety belts

 

MAYOR/COUNCIL-

Chuck Crawford reported that MaryAnn and Raymond Homeier have reported debris from the old mill on their property.  A contractor had notified the City in the past about wanting to clean up the property for salvage.

 

Mayor Larry Ptacek stated that he received a compliment on the Police Chief checking on the hotel during a power outage.

 

Chuck Crawford reported that he received a complaint about the edge of the County road (Ave E) south of old 40- 27th street.   Rick Nondorf, Ellsworth County Road & Bridge Supervisor, and Steve Dlabal, Ellsworth County Commissioner, reported that there are no plans for milling it down.  The Council recommended Chuck speak to Ted Soukup regarding history.

 

Chuck Crawford reported that the City received the survey from Kirkham & Michael regarding the 31st street (between Ave D and Ave E) city right of way for the tree line and the tree line is in the city right of way.  Theresa Staudinger had reviewed all information.  Chuck will speak with the property owners.

 

Cindy Heinze reported that Swim Lessons will be July 8-19, individual lesson fees paid by Mar-Lou Oil again, USD 112 school district approved use of bus, and City will pay Jerry Zelenka $400 bus driver.  Mr. Major’s class will remodel the portable concession stand/ baseball score box with memorials left for baseball in the 2019-2020 school year.  Czech Festival will run the city baseball concession stand as they have in the past.  Wilson State Bank donated $250 again this year to go towards baseball uniforms. Wilson will host the Coach Pitch and Midgets tournament this year.

 

Cindy Heinze indicated that the Bicycle Sculpture that was requested to be placed in the Lions Club Park may not work there due to weather exposure and/or not securable.  She will look into it more.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

TRANSIENT GUEST TAX ORDINANCE NO 849- DRAFT-

A draft Transient Guest Tax Ordinance was submitted for review at the April 15, 2019 City Council meeting.  The current ordinance in existence touches on three items- 1. Committee required to be formed;  2. Statute used pertains to hotels only; and 3. Set a .25% transient guest tax.  The draft ordinance presented at the previous meeting references changes to all three items.  Discussion took place and the item was tabled until the June 17, 2019 Council meeting. 

 

WILSON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION DISC GOLF COURSE-

Wilson Economic Development Corporation had asked the City to consider taking over the maintenance (including mowing) or taking over the complete property- 20 acre Disc Golf Course at a past Council meeting.  Gary Everett made a motion to decline the request to mow the disc golf course all the time and declined the request to take over ownership of the property.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next Council meeting- Monday, June 3, 2019 7:00 pm  

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:27 p.m.