CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular Meeting  

at Wilson City Hall

October 16, 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:   Leland Francis – Smoky Hill Development Corporation; Alan Rusch – Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter; Theresa Staudinger – City Attorney; Bob Doepp – Wilson Police Chief; Ted Soukup – City Superintendent; Jonathan Lawrence – part time police officer, and Susan Kriley – City Clerk.

 

CALL TO ORDER-
Mayor Larry Ptacek called the Regular Meeting of the Wilson City Council to order on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-
Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve the October 16, 2017 agenda.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MINUTES-

Steve Claussen made a motion to approve the October 2, 2017 regular meeting.  Gary Everett seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS, PAYROLL, AND QUARTERLY TRANSFERS-

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the October 16, 2017 bills in the amount of $11,211.13; October 16, 2017 payroll in the amount of $8,932.16; And the following transfers: 3rd Quarter 2017 from Water to Water Repair $9,288.67;  from Water to Capital Improvement $6,192.44;  Sewer to Capital Improvement $0; from Sewer to Sewer Reserve $7,202.38; and from Water to General $3,843.00.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

SMOKY HILL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION UPDATE-

Leland Francis, Smoky Hill Development Corporation (SHDC) member, updated the City council on the SHDC.  They will be hiring a new director and plans to have a presence in all the Ellsworth county cities.  The City is encouraged to notify Brad Schiermeyer, City’s SHDC representative, or any SHDC member of the City of Wilson’s needs.  Wilson’s support is appreciated by SHDC.

 

7:08 p.m. Darcy Hubka-Vopat and Jonathan Lawrence joined the meeting.

7:08 p.m. Leland Francis left the meeting.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT WITH TED SOUKUP-

-          Winterized the splash pad

-          Applied sand on 31st street from the Hunter Estates

-          (3) cremation interments

-          Fixed hydrant at cemetery

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

HUNTER ESTATES DEVELOPMENT-

Hunter Estates development (infrastructure) Phase I – APAC packed the base of road and is now drying out.  Items to complete the job- curb & gutter, asphalt (saw cut by road), cement apron to tie into asphalt.

 

CITY CLERK WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

-          Burn Pile will be open on Saturday only 110am-5pm

-          KDOT FY2019 (July 1, 2018- June 30, 2019) Operating Expense Grant is due November 17, 2017.  Required notices will be placed in the Ellsworth County Independent/Report.   The grant will need to approved at the next Council meeting.

 

POLICE CHIEF WITH BOB DOEPP-

-          A number of thefts from vehicles have been reported from Sat Oct 14, 2017.  Pending investigation.  The City encourages the public to get ahold of Police Chief Bob Doepp.

 

COUNCIL-

Darcy Hubka-Vopat reported that the City received a Smoky Hill Charitable Foundation grant for $5,000 for the Library roof repairs.  The total cost will be $6,995.  The project is started due to the impending weather.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION-

Cindy Heinze made a motion to enter executive session for five minutes at 7:17 p.m.  for non-elected personnel to include Mayor and Council.  Steve Claussen seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Cindy Heinze made a motion to return to open session at 7:22 p.m.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

 

No action taken.

 

COUNCIL-

The Council agreed to place stop signs at the east bound and west bound corners of the intersection at 30th and Ave G to be effective Monday October 23, 2017.

 

Larry Ptacek presented a Press Release to be sent to Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter regarding the Hunter Estates project.  A letter will be sent to Wilson Economic Development Corporation along with the Press Release.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next Council meeting- Monday, November 6, 2017 7:00 pm   

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:36 p.m.