CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular Meeting

at Wilson City Hall

May 7, 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:  Mike Peschka - Wilson Economic Development Corporation; Stacie Schmidt – Smoky Hill Development Corporation; Leonard Legette – guest; Alan Rusch – Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter;  Ted Soukup – City Superintendent; 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 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-
Darcy Hubka-Vopat made a motion to approve the May 7, 2019 agenda.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MINUTES-

Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the April 15, 2019 Regular Meeting minutes.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.

 

7:01 p.m. Ted Soukup joined the meeting.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the May 7, 2019 bills for $16,840.25; April 16, 2019 Payroll $6,701.14; and May 1, 2019 Payroll $9,359.20. Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

OPEN DISCUSSION:

OPEN DISCUSSION:

SMOKY HILL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION-

Stacie Schmidt, Smoky Hill Development Corporation Executive Director, reported that the County housing project/grant is still pending approval.

 

 

 

WILSON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION-

Mike Peschka, Wilson Economic Development Corporation President, inquired thoughts from the Mayor and Council regarding a previous request by WEDC for the City to take over the maintenance (including mowing) or take over the complete property- 20 acre Disc Golf Course.  Mowing costs that WEDC paid in 2018 were approximately $1,400.

 

7:05 p.m. Leonard Legette joined the meeting.

 

Mayor and Council made no decision.  Mike indicated that the WEDC plan to keep it operational through the summer of 2019 and will update the City at the end of the summer with their plans.

 

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 next meeting. 

 

7:23 p.m. Stacie Schmidt and Leonard Legette left the meeting.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE WITH TED SOUKUP-

·        Working on the Library interior

·        Mowing

·        Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the cylinders for Water Well #4 for $629.30 from Janda Repair.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.

 

CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

·        City received the KDOT Operating Expense Grant for FY 2020 at the same amount as FY 2019.  Phillip Mieszala is a new volunteer driver that has taken the training. 

·        2018 audit financials were reviewed by Susan with Gudenkauf and Malone to present report at a future meeting.

·        Barton County Landfill will host a household hazardous waste collection site on Wed June 5th from 10a – 4p (in conjunction with the week long clean up organized by Wilson Economic Development Corporation).

 

POLICE CHIEF UPDATE WITH JOSHUA TIPTON-

·        Presented the April 22 – 30 activity list

·        Coffee with the Cop on Sat May 18th at the Midland Railroad Hotel

·        Jonathan Lawrence is working on a facebook page for the Wilson Police Dept

·        Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve Josh Tipton to attend the June 3-7 Kansas Police Administrator Seminar in Hutchinson for $250 (includes registration, lodging, and meals).  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

·        Plans to submit a quarterly grant for a Situational Awareness Monitor (for police dept, fire dept, and training room); collapsible cones (for fire dept), and a posse box- metal clipboard box for storing papers (for police dept).

·        Creating a safety plan for the June 11-12 Biking Across Kansas through Wilson.

·        Requested items:  1. Uniforms from Galls $685.12 (before discount); 2. Pistol replacement plan- purchase (2) two Glock 17’s for $357.00 each with a credit of $250.00 given for the Glock 22 that the Wilson Police Department currently has - $568.00 total; and 3. Single cell transport cage for $1,000.00 (will transfer to a Ford inceptor model if vehicle design isn’t changed.

·        Working on the 2019-2020 Operational Mission Statement.

·        Gary Everett made a motion to purchase the three items pending budget approval and review.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MAYOR/COUNCIL-

Darcy Hubka-Vopat reported that a Water Leak Adjustment Application was received.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat made a motion to deny the Water Leak Adjustment request for 2315 Ave C because the leak did not fit the criteria allowed for the adjustment.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Chuck Crawford reported that Smoky Hill Development Corporation hosted the Workforce Meeting in Wilson. 

 

Chuck Crawford made a motion to authorize Kirkham Michael and Associates to find pins and do a survey for no more than $500.00 along 31st street from Ave D to Ave E.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.  The City had initially planned on Roger Swart completing the survey but it didn’t work out.

 

Cindy Heinze verified that there would be electricity at the Cemetery gazebo for the Memorial Day service (Ted confirmed).  The cemetery fence repairs are being completed by Mr. Major’s class.

 

Cindy Heinze reported that Melinda Merrill had asked if the bike sculpture being erected by the Wilson Schools could be placed in Lions Club Park.  The Council would like more details before selecting the location.

 

Cindy Heinze presented the 2019 Summer Baseball schedule.

 

Darcy Hubka-Vopat reported that she will not be in attendance at the May 20, 2019 and June 3, 2019 Council meeting due to baseball games.

 

EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK-

Chuck Crawford made a motion to approve the Employee Handbook changes (including required evaluations).  The motion died due to a lack of a second.  Gary Everett made a motion to approve the Employee Handbook changes without the evaluation section.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

CEREAL MALT BEVERAGE APPLICATION AND OTHER CHAMBER REQUESTS-

Chuck Crawford made a motion to approve the Cereal Malt Beverage Temporary Application, use of Lions Club Park, use of portable picnic tables, and allow alcohol in Lions Club Park for the Al’s Testicle Festival on Sunday May 26, 2019.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

DEPARTMENTS/COMMITTEES:

CZECH FESTIVAL-

Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve Resolution 3-2019 allowing the liquor area for the 2019 Czech Fesival.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next Council meeting- Monday, May 20, 2019 7:00 pm  

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m.