CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular Meeting

at Wilson City Hall

October 21, 2019 7:00 p.m.

 

MAYOR:   LARRY PTACEK

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                     

CHUCK CRAWFORD

GARY EVERETT

CINDY HEINZE

DARCY HUBKA-VOPAT

 

 

Others present for the meeting were:  Mike Peschka – Wilson Economic Development Corporation President;  Alan Rusch – Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter; Theresa Staudinger – City Attorney;  Josh Tipton – City 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, October 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-
Gary Everett made a motion to approve the October 21, 2019 agenda.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.

 

MINUTES-  

Chuck Crawford made a motion to approve the October 7, 2019 Regular Meeting minutes.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS AND PAYROLL–

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the October 21, 2019 bills for $9,262.59 and October 16, 2019 payroll for $8,628.54. Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.

 

TRANSFERS

Gary Everett made a motion to approve the 3rd Quarter transfers 2019 from Water to Water Repair $10,182.83;  from Water to Capital Improvement $6,788.55;  from Sewer to Capital Improvement $4,084.17; from Sewer to Sewer Reserve $8,395.24; from Water to General $3,843.00.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.  

 

DEPARTMENTS:

ABANDONED/VACANT BUILDING ORDINANCE / LAND BANKS-

The League of Kansas Municipalities will have a webinar on Land Banks on Tuesday November 12, 2019 from 10-11am.

 

 

2020 CENSUS-

Ellsworth County Economic Development will have a 2020 Census Planning Meeting for Ellsworth County on Tuesday November 19, 2019 from 5:30-6:30pm at the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce building.

 

CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

·        FY2021 KDOT Operating Expense grant is due Nov 22, 2019. The required public notices will be placed in the Oct 24, 2019 Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter edition with the deadline for comments of Nov 4, 2019.

·        SEWER LAGOON IMPROVEMENT PROJECT UPDATES- Doug and Drew, Wilson & Company engineers for lagoon project, gathered needed sewer information and are working on the required timeline plan for the mandatory improvements.  They will meet with Marty regarding the plan to present and will introduce the plan to the Mayor and Council at a November Council meeting to have mailed to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment by the required December 31, 2019 deadline.

·        Purple Wave will take pictures and pick up information to advertise the sale of the salt truck.

 

CITY POLICE CHIEF UPDATE WITH JOSH TIPTON-

·        Preparing for Red Ribbon Week

·        Board of Health presented six properties for the Council to approve as violations of the BOH/ Nuisance ordinances. Gary Everett made a motion to send 30 day letters to the property owners at: 512 23rd, 2115 Ave C, 2214 Ave E, 203 25th, 2411 Ave E, and 308 26th.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

ABANDONED/VACANT BUILDING ORDINANCE / LAND BANKS-

Theresa Staudinger reported that she is in the process of reviewing five city and one county abandoned / vacant building ordinances and attorney comments.

 

MAYOR/COUNCIL-

Cindy Heinze reported that the south ballfield will be used for the summer 2020 season.  Two bids were requested for dirt work and field preparation with Wilson Auto & Farm being the only bid received.  Cindy Heinze made a motion to accept the bid from Wilson Auto & Farm for $2,200.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried. Nate Pasek, Wilson representative for Twin Lakes League, has volunteered to work on the fence and Wilson Schools painted the bleachers on their community work day.

 

Darcy Hubka-Vopat inquired about the problem at the alley along Ave E – by Wilson State Bank and Grandma’s Soda Shop.  It was discussed to look into “caution signs- children at play signs” and asked Josh Tipton to work with Marty Prester on the issue.

 

BURN PILE HOURS-

Burn Pile fall / winter hours are now in effect- Sat only 10a-5p

 

OPEN DISCUSSION:

WILSON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION-

Mike Peschka, Wilson Economic Development Corporation President, informed the Council that the two buildings that WEDC bought from the Union Pacific Railroad are still located on UPRR property.  UPRR lease for the property to WEDC will be $3,000 per year.  WEDC asked to work with the City Clerk on City lease options.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

CITY HALL DRINKING FOUNTAIN-

Chuck Crawford made a motion to accept the bid from Mike’s Plumbing & Heating $1,591.00 for a drinking fountain with bottle filler pending the receipt of the Midwest Energy grant ($1000 request – any amount accepted).  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next Council meeting- Monday, November 4, 2019 7:00 pm  

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:46 p.m.