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CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular
Meeting

at
Wilson City Hall

November 4, 2019 7:00 p.m.

 

MAYOR:  LARRY PTACEK

COUNCIL PERSONS
present:                     

CHUCK CRAWFORD

DARCY
HUBKA-VOPAT

LORIE TAYLOR

 

 

Others present
for the meeting were:    Alan Rusch – Ellsworth County
Independent/Reporter; Theresa Staudinger – City Attorney;  Josh Tipton – City Police Chief; Marty Prester
– City Superintendent; and Susan Kriley – City Clerk.

 

CALL TO ORDER-

Mayor Larry Ptacek called the Regular Meeting of the Wilson City Council to
order on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-

Darcy Hubka-Vopat made a motion to approve the November 4, 2019 agenda.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

MINUTES-  

Darcy
Hubka-Vopat made a motion to approve the October 21, 2019 Regular Meeting minutes
with correction.  Lorie Taylor seconded
the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS AND PAYROLL–

Lorie Taylor made
a motion to approve the November 4, 2019 bills for $19,878.17 and November 1,
2019 payroll for $9,222.71. Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE WITH MARTY
PRESTER-

·        
Fixed
water leaks

·        
Scrapped
roads around Jellison Park

·        
Working
on alleys

·        
Fri Nov
1, 2019- routine water tower inspection performed- Cunningham Sandblasting will
send packet of results with pictures – preliminary results- the tower will need
painted on the inside, painted on the outside, and work done on the balcony

·        
Working
on raising water meter pits in the streets

·        
Trimming
trees in the cemetery- might need to get bids from someone for the taller trees

·        
Working
on repainting sign

·        
Will
work with Josh on signage to put at alley along Ave E between 25th
and 26th streets

CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

·        
KDOT
Public Transportation---

FY2021
KDOT Operating Expense grant is due Nov 22, 2019. The required public notices were
placed in the Oct 24, 2019 Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter edition with
the deadline for comments of Nov 4, 2019. 
A draft of the grant will be emailed to the Mayor and Council at the end
of the week.

            2010 Dodge (tan) van is back in
service.

            Routine FY2019 annual audit will be
done Wed Nov 6, 2019.

·        
Salt
Truck is listed on Purple Wave.  It ends
Nov 19, 2019.

·        
City received
Midwest Energy grant for the Drinking Fountain.

·        
Burn
Pile passed the surprise routine KDHE inspection done in Oct 2019.

·        
Renewals-
Kansas Unemployment renewal will be 0% for 2020 (0% in 2019).  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas renewal will
be $451.18 for 2020 ($494.52 in 2019).

·        
Property
owners that were found to be in violation of the Board of Health / nuisance
ordinances approved for action at the Oct 21, 2019 Council meeting have not
been sent letters yet.  The City Attorney
and Board of Health member Josh Tipton are refining the needed paperwork before
anything can be sent.

 

REFUSE WAIVER REQUEST-

Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve the refuse
waiver request for 2904 Ave G.  Darcy
Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

CITY POLICE CHIEF UPDATE WITH JOSH TIPTON-

·        
Researching
a USDA grant for Disaster Preparedness for generators.  It may possible be a matching grant but can
use inkind.

·        
Red
Ribbon Week was a success.

·        
No
reported incidents on Halloween.

·        
Coffee
With A Cop on Sat Nov 19, 2019 at Midland Railroad Hotel

·        
Started
a facebook group – Wilson: News and Info

 

MAYOR/COUNCIL-

Jeanne Heki submitted a letter to step down as
Chair for the Emergency Preparedness recommending Josh Tipton for the Chair
position.  Chuck Crawford made a motion to
accept Mayor Larry Ptacek’s appointment of Josh Tipton to Emergency
Preparedness Chair.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat
seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Chuck
Crawford reported that the Ellsworth County Economic Development housing
project for Ellsworth will start in Spring 2020.

 

ABANDONED/VACANT BUILDING
ORDINANCE / LAND BANKS-

Theresa Staudinger presented a draft abandoned /
vacant building ordinance and attorney comments to the Mayor and Council
earlier in the week.  It will be
discussed more in depth at the November 18, 2019 Council meeting when the Mayor
and all five Council are present.

 

CITY SUPERINTENDENT
PROBATION PERIOD-

Chuck Crawford made a motion to accept Marty
Prester as successfully completing his probation period as City Superintendent
effective October 23, 2019 with the $.50 raise effective October 23, 2019.  Lorie Taylor seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

BURN PILE-

Steve Ford resigned at the burn pile effective Nov
30, 2019 or whenever a new attendant is hired.  
Council consensus is to make the position as an independent contract,
yearly contract, does not have to be a resident of the city, and $9.50 per
hour.  Deadline to submit interest will
be Monday November 18, 2019.  Winter
hours will be changed to Saturday’s from noon to 4 pm.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next
Council meeting- Monday, November 18, 2019 7:00 pm  

 

Meeting
adjourned at 7:54 p.m.





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