Meeting Minutes for January 21, 2020

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CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular
Meeting

at
Wilson City Hall

January 21, 2020 7:00 p.m.

 

MAYOR: MICHAEL J
PESCHKA

COUNCIL PERSONS
present:                     

CHUCK CRAWFORD

DAVID CRISWELL

DARCY
HUBKA-VOPAT

RYAN STOPPEL

 

Others present
for the meeting were:    Cathy
Smith – resident;  Jon Halbgewachs –
Kirkham, Michael & Associates, Inc.; 
 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 Mike Peschka called the Regular Meeting of the Wilson City Council to
order on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-

Chuck Crawford made a motion to approve the January 21, 2020 agenda.  David Criswell seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

MINUTES-  

Darcy
Hubka-Vopat  made a motion to approve the
January 6, 2020 Regular Meeting minutes. 
David Criswell seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS: 

BILLS AND PAYROLL–

David Criswell made
a motion to approve the January 21, 2020 bills/ 2019 Encumbrances for $23,812.69.
 Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.   Darcy Hubka-Vopat made a motion to approve
the January 16, 2020 payroll for $8,522.34. 
Ryan Stoppel seconded the motion and it carried.

 

2019 FINANCIAL REPORT-

The 2019
Financial Report (unofficial/unaudited) will be published in the January 30,
2020 edition of the Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

STREET PROPOSAL–

Jon Halbewachs,
Senior Vice President with Kirkham, Michael & Associates, Inc., presented a
price of $15,500 for evaluating the City’s street maintenance plan, evaluating
the City’s street maintenance budget, evaluating the feasibility and cost to place
curb and gutter and a chip and seal surface on certain gravel streets in
Wilson, and to evaluate the feasibility and cost to improve the ride of
concrete valley gutters in various locations for the City of Wilson.   He also presented information from KDOT
regarding a cost share grant program.

 

No decision was
made at this meeting.

 

7:32 p.m. Jon
Halbewachs left the meeting.

 

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE WITH MARTY
PRESTER-

·        
Received
more bids for the permanent generator at the water wells. 

·        
Arnold
Kratky is unable to perform the south ballfield work (approved by Council Oct
21, 2019).  Marty will get bids from
Kenny’s Construction and Sonny Bohnen if interested.

 

CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

·        
Auditors
will be on site to work on the 2019 audit Jan 22-24, 2020.

·        
Rabies
Clinic has been scheduled for Saturday April 4, 2020.

·        
Presented
Service Fee Schedule for review.

·        
Chuck
Crawford made a motion to approve Susan Kriley to attend the CCMFOA Spring
Conference on March 11-13, 2020 in Manhattan. 
Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

CITY POLICE CHIEF UPDATE WITH JOSH TIPTON-

·        
Received
Jonathan Lawrence’s vest

·        
Board
of Health met Jan 20, 2020 initially. 
Josh will present pictures and violation listings at a future Council
meeting for the Council to take action. 

·        
Josh,
Cathy Smith, and Jennifer Beckman are working on a HGTV application to present
for Wilson.  One historical business and
one historical house is to be featured along with videos and pictures. 

·        
Interested
in attending a Grant Writing training.

 

MAYOR / CITY COUNCIL-

MAYOR-

Mike
Peschka update:

·        
Presented
Susan Kriley with a gift and certificate for her 20 years of service to the
City of Wilson.

·        
Reminded the Council to evaluate a one meeting per
month schedule versus two meetings per month.

·        
In future, would like to review old or past
ordinances to determine if they still apply to the City.

·        
Mileage Rate- David Criswell made a motion to set
the mileage rate reimbursement to the IRS rate. 
Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

 

 

 

COUNCIL-

Mission
Statement Committee update by Chuck Crawford and Ryan Stoppel:

·        
Draft mission statement- “Building A Community For
Today And Tomorrow”.  This will be tabled
until the February 3, 2020 Council meeting for approval.

Ryan
Stoppel update:

·        
Ryan Stoppel made a motion to remove Marty Prester
as a volunteer firefighter for the Wilson Fire Department.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it
carried.

Darcy
Hubka-Vopat update:

·        
Presented the USD 112 Board of Education meeting
attendance schedule for the Mayor and Council.

 

CITY ATTORNEY UPDATE-

Theresa
Staudinger presented a summary presentation regarding Open Meetings and
Executive Sessions.

 

UNFINISHED
BUSINESS:

ABANDONED PROPERTY ORDINANCE VS LAND BANKS
-

Mayor Mike
Peschka tabled the subject until the February 3, 2020 Council meeting.  Mayor/Council were provided with the October
2019 summary presented by City Attorney Theresa Staudinger.

 

ANIMAL AND POULTRY GUIDELINES -

David Criswell
made a motion to approve the guidelines as presented with the deadline and late
fee (number five) extended to February 29, 2020 for 2020 only.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

2020 ELLSWORTH COUNTY
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEMBERSHIP-

Darcy
Hubka-Vopat made a motion to continue the ECED membership for 2020 for
$6,300.00 and to pay the membership fee in two installments.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next
Council meeting- Monday, February 3, 2020 7:00 pm  

 

Meeting
adjourned at 8:44 p.m.






 

 Regular Meeting

at
Wilson City Hall

January 6, 2020 7:00 p.m.

 

MAYOR:                                           LARRY PTACEK/ MICHAEL J
PESCHKA

COUNCIL PERSONS
present:                     CHUCK CRAWFORD

DAVID CRISWELL

GARY EVERETT

CINDY HEINZE

DARCY HUBKA-VOPAT

RYAN STOPPEL

LORIE TAYLOR

 

Others present
for the meeting were:    Karen Peschka– resident;  Scott Skucius – resident;  Cathy Smith – resident;  Jack Holloway – resident;  Melinda Merrill – resident; Alan Rusch –
Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter; Theresa Staudinger – City Attorney;  Josh Tipton – City Police Chief; Marty Prester
– City Superintendent; Jonathan Lawrence – City 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, January 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-

Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve the January 6, 2020 agenda.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

7:01 p.m.
Melinda Merrill joined the meeting.

 

MINUTES-  

Chuck Crawford  made a motion to approve the December 16, 2019
Regular Meeting minutes.  Gary Everett seconded
the motion and it carried.

 

NEWLY ELECTED MAYOR & COUNCIL: 


OATH OF OFFICE-

City Clerk Susan
Kriley administered the oath of office to Mayor Michael J. Peschka and Councilpersons
David Criswell and Ryan Stoppel.

 

7:03 p.m. Larry
Ptacek and Gary Everett left the meeting.

 

COUNCIL DEPARTMENTS-

Appointments
made by Mayor Mike Peschka:  Mayor Mike
Peschka- Police; Chuck Crawford – Streets; David Criswell – Water and
Cemetery;  Cindy Heinze- Finance; Darcy
Hubka-Vopat- Parks, Recreation, and Library; and Ryan Stoppel-  Sewer and Fire.   

COUNCIL PRESIDENT-

Darcy
Hubka-Vopat made a motion to appoint Cindy Heinze as Council President.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

APPOINTMENTS-

Darcy
Hubka-Vopat made a motion to approve the Mayor appointments as follows:  City Bank - Wilson State Bank;  City Attorney – Theresa Staudinger with
Peterson & Staudinger, LLC; City Newspaper 
- Ellsworth County Independent / Reporter;  Municipal Judge - Darrell Thrasher;   Municipal
Court Clerk - Susan Kriley;  City Clerk /
Treasurer– Susan Kriley; Police Chief – Joshua Tipton;  Board of Health volunteers:  Tony Brokes, Jeremy Hlad , E. David
Sells,  Randi Stoppel, and Joshua Tipton;
 Tree Board – Chairperson David Criswell,
Matt Beckman, Eldon Whitmer, Warren Bushnell, and one vacancy;  Emergency Preparedness Committee –
Chairperson- Police Chief Joshua Tipton, members Jeanne Heki, Rev. Ron Lowry,
Sheron Lowry, Debbie Whitmer, Terry Whitmer, Mayor Mike Peschka, and Fire Chief
Larry Langerman; Wilson Forever Fund Advisory Committee city representative – David
Criswell;  Ellsworth County Economic
Development city rep Chuck Crawford;  Transient
Guest Tax Committee- President Melinda Merrill- Midland Railroad Hotel,
Vice-President Susan Curtiss- Simple Haven Bed & Breakfast, Secretary
Allison Ford- Wilson Economic Development Corporation, other members- Eric
Werner- CVX L&C LLC, Marge Lawson- Kansas Originals, Rick Weigel- Wilson
Foods, Stacie Schmidt – Wilson Czech Opera House Corporation, Renee McGaffic –
Wilson Chamber of Commerce, Bubba Mikulecky – Stop to Shop, and Jerry Florian –
Grandma’s Soda Shop;  Storm Spotters-
Larry Langerman, Travis Cullens, Richard Lantz, Rev Ronald Lowry, Nick Nelson,
Bill Siefers Jr., Joe Soukup, and Jared Steinle; Mileage Rate of $.45 per mile.
Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS AND PAYROLL–

Chuck Crawford made
a motion to approve the January 6, 2020 bills/ 2019 Encumbrances for $20,475.99
and January 2, 2020 payroll for $10,616.77.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

TRANSFERS-

Chuck Crawford
made a motion to approve the following transfers: 4th Quarter 2019
from Water to Water Repair $9,128.06; 
from Water to Capital Improvement $6,085.38;  from Sewer to Capital Improvement $5,622.64; from Sewer to Sewer Reserve $13,119.50;  and from Water to General $3,843.00.  David Criswell seconded the motion and it carried.  All transfers are subject to budget
and cash in fund availability. 

 

Darcy Hubka-Vopat made a motion to approve the end of year transfers: from General to Municipal
Equipment Replacement $24,000.00; from General to Fire Equipment Replacement
$22,000.00; from General to Capital Improvement $18,986.00; and from Special
Rural Fire to Fire Equipment Replacement $5,000.00.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried. 
All transfers are subject to budget and cash in fund availability. 

 

 

OPEN DISCUSSION:


TOURISM HUB–

Melinda Merrill,
Tourism Hub member, indicated that the Tourism Hub has received a request to
add the Senior Center to one of the directional signs already installed.  The Tourism Hub will do this if there is no
objection from the Mayor or Council.  No
objections were stated.

 

7:21 p.m.  Melinda Merrill left the meeting.

 

RESIDENT COMPLAINT–

Jack Holloway,
resident, voiced a complaint about the chickens at 516 23rd
regarding the pen being placed between the house and the street.  Police Chief Josh Tipton had received a
complaint regarding confinement (chickens were out but resident put them in
immediately).  

 

7:35 p.m.  Cindy Heinze joined the meeting.

 

The Mayor and
Council will make more detailed guidelines before any 2020 permits are accepted
and new guidelines will be accepted at the January 21, 2020 Council
meeting.  The Council instructed Josh
Tipton and the Board of Health to notify the 516 23rd resident that
they do not have a permit for that address, that they must remove them or take
them back to the permit approved address and apply for a 2020 permit but that
the current situation will not be pass the permit requirements.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE WITH MARTY
PRESTER-

·        
The
City was notified last week that we did not receive the Dane G Hansen grant
(written for a permanent generator for the water wells and an upgrade police
body camera and patrol car camera system) however the City still needs a
permanent generator.  The latest bid was
$29,950 from Don’s Electric and Rewind (Nov 2019).  Marty will get more information on that bid
(timeline and warranty) and get bids from other companies if they are
specialized in water well and telemetry systems.

 

CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

·        
Darcy
Hubka-Vopat approved Brent Turner as a volunteer firefighter for the Wilson
Fire Department subject to the 90 day probation period.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

CITY POLICE CHIEF UPDATE WITH JOSH TIPTON-

·        
Presented
the Dec 2019 report

·        
Board
of Health will meet the week of Jan 13, 2020. 
All properties (including six approved at a Oct 2019 Council meeting)
will be reviewed for updated violations. 


 

MAYOR / CITY COUNCIL-

Mayor Mike
Peschka recognized Susan Kriley for her 20 years of service to the City of Wilson.

 

POLICE DEPT-

Cindy Heinze
made a motion to enter executive session for 5 minutes at 8:02 p.m. for the
purpose of public safety and to include City Attorney Theresa Staudinger,
Police Chief Josh Tipton, and Police Officer Jonathan Lawrence.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

8:02 p.m.  Karen Peschka and Jack Holloway left the open
meeting.

 

Cindy Heinze
made a motion to extend the executive session at 8:07 p.m. for 5 minutes.  David Criswell seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

Cindy Heinze
made a motion to extend the executive session at 8:12 p.m. for 5 minutes.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

Cindy Heinze
made a motion to return to open session at 8:17 p.m. in Wilson City Hall.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

Cindy Heinze
made a motion to purchase a bulletproof vest for Jonathan Lawrence for the
estimated cost of $559.97 from Galls. 
Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Upgraded police
body camera / patrol car camera was tabled until the next meeting.

 

DEPARTMENT:

MAYOR-

Mayor
Mike Peschka update:

·        
Requested city department heads complete a formal
inventory listing. 

·        
Requested David Criswell review the current
waterman rates (currently $.25 for 100 gallons) to see if they are adequate

·        
Requested Chuck Crawford review the City’s current
policy to chip and seal ¼ of town each year for cost benefit

·        
He is currently reviewing the City’s annual
approved mileage rate of $.45 per mile to following the IRS Standard Mileage
rate each year (currently $.575 per mile)

·        
Requested Theresa Staudinger put a brief lesson
together for Mayor and Council on Open Meeting laws and Executive Sessions.

·        
Reminded Council that there are two Governing Body
Handbooks at City Hall available to check out.

 

COUNCIL-

Council
Chuck Crawford update:

·        
Met with Kirkham & Michael on November 20,
2019.  They can meet with the City at no
cost to provide a cost estimate study for a chip and seal schedule, dip
improvements, and cost share projects with KDOT.  Mayor and Council approved for the no charge
initial meeting.

·        
Would like to work on a Mission Statement for the
City.  Ryan Stoppel will help initiate
the project.

·        
Will attend the Jan 16, 2020 Ellsworth County
Economic Development meeting.

 

Council
Darcy Hubka-Vopat update:

·        
Requested that Mayor and Council rotate to attend
USD 112 Board of Education meetings so at least one governing body member is
present at each meeting.  Mayor Mike
Peschka instructed Darcy to set up a schedule for attendance

 

MAYOR-

Mayor
Mike Peschka update:

·        
Requested Council compare the pros and cons to
have one meeting per month versus the two meetings per month currently
scheduled.

 

UNFINISHED
BUSINESS:

ABANDONED PROPERTY ORDINANCE VS LAND BANKS
-

Mayor Mike
Peschka tabled the subject until the February 3, 2020 Council meeting.  Council will be provided with the October
2019 summary presented by City Attorney Theresa Staudinger.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

RESOLUTION 1-2020 – 2020
GAAP WAIVER-

Chuck
Crawford made a motion to approve Resolution 1-2020 for the annual GAAP waiver
for 2020.  David Criswell seconded the
motion and it carried.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next
Council meeting- Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:00 pm  

 

Meeting
adjourned at 8:45 p.m.








CITY OF WILSON

 

 Regular Meeting

at
Wilson City Hall

January 6, 2020 7:00 p.m.

 

MAYOR:                                           LARRY PTACEK/ MICHAEL J
PESCHKA

COUNCIL PERSONS
present:                     CHUCK CRAWFORD

DAVID CRISWELL

GARY EVERETT

CINDY HEINZE

DARCY HUBKA-VOPAT

RYAN STOPPEL

LORIE TAYLOR

 

Others present
for the meeting were:    Karen Peschka– resident;  Scott Skucius – resident;  Cathy Smith – resident;  Jack Holloway – resident;  Melinda Merrill – resident; Alan Rusch –
Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter; Theresa Staudinger – City Attorney;  Josh Tipton – City Police Chief; Marty Prester
– City Superintendent; Jonathan Lawrence – City 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, January 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-

Lorie Taylor made a motion to approve the January 6, 2020 agenda.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

7:01 p.m.
Melinda Merrill joined the meeting.

 

MINUTES-  

Chuck Crawford  made a motion to approve the December 16, 2019
Regular Meeting minutes.  Gary Everett seconded
the motion and it carried.

 

NEWLY ELECTED MAYOR & COUNCIL: 


OATH OF OFFICE-

City Clerk Susan
Kriley administered the oath of office to Mayor Michael J. Peschka and Councilpersons
David Criswell and Ryan Stoppel.

 

7:03 p.m. Larry
Ptacek and Gary Everett left the meeting.

 

COUNCIL DEPARTMENTS-

Appointments
made by Mayor Mike Peschka:  Mayor Mike
Peschka- Police; Chuck Crawford – Streets; David Criswell – Water and
Cemetery;  Cindy Heinze- Finance; Darcy
Hubka-Vopat- Parks, Recreation, and Library; and Ryan Stoppel-  Sewer and Fire.   

COUNCIL PRESIDENT-

Darcy
Hubka-Vopat made a motion to appoint Cindy Heinze as Council President.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

APPOINTMENTS-

Darcy
Hubka-Vopat made a motion to approve the Mayor appointments as follows:  City Bank - Wilson State Bank;  City Attorney – Theresa Staudinger with
Peterson & Staudinger, LLC; City Newspaper 
- Ellsworth County Independent / Reporter;  Municipal Judge - Darrell Thrasher;   Municipal
Court Clerk - Susan Kriley;  City Clerk /
Treasurer– Susan Kriley; Police Chief – Joshua Tipton;  Board of Health volunteers:  Tony Brokes, Jeremy Hlad , E. David
Sells,  Randi Stoppel, and Joshua Tipton;
 Tree Board – Chairperson David Criswell,
Matt Beckman, Eldon Whitmer, Warren Bushnell, and one vacancy;  Emergency Preparedness Committee –
Chairperson- Police Chief Joshua Tipton, members Jeanne Heki, Rev. Ron Lowry,
Sheron Lowry, Debbie Whitmer, Terry Whitmer, Mayor Mike Peschka, and Fire Chief
Larry Langerman; Wilson Forever Fund Advisory Committee city representative – David
Criswell;  Ellsworth County Economic
Development city rep Chuck Crawford;  Transient
Guest Tax Committee- President Melinda Merrill- Midland Railroad Hotel,
Vice-President Susan Curtiss- Simple Haven Bed & Breakfast, Secretary
Allison Ford- Wilson Economic Development Corporation, other members- Eric
Werner- CVX L&C LLC, Marge Lawson- Kansas Originals, Rick Weigel- Wilson
Foods, Stacie Schmidt – Wilson Czech Opera House Corporation, Renee McGaffic –
Wilson Chamber of Commerce, Bubba Mikulecky – Stop to Shop, and Jerry Florian –
Grandma’s Soda Shop;  Storm Spotters-
Larry Langerman, Travis Cullens, Richard Lantz, Rev Ronald Lowry, Nick Nelson,
Bill Siefers Jr., Joe Soukup, and Jared Steinle; Mileage Rate of $.45 per mile.
Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS AND PAYROLL–

Chuck Crawford made
a motion to approve the January 6, 2020 bills/ 2019 Encumbrances for $20,475.99
and January 2, 2020 payroll for $10,616.77.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

TRANSFERS-

Chuck Crawford
made a motion to approve the following transfers: 4th Quarter 2019
from Water to Water Repair $9,128.06; 
from Water to Capital Improvement $6,085.38;  from Sewer to Capital Improvement $5,622.64; from Sewer to Sewer Reserve $13,119.50;  and from Water to General $3,843.00.  David Criswell seconded the motion and it carried.  All transfers are subject to budget
and cash in fund availability. 

 

Darcy Hubka-Vopat made a motion to approve the end of year transfers: from General to Municipal
Equipment Replacement $24,000.00; from General to Fire Equipment Replacement
$22,000.00; from General to Capital Improvement $18,986.00; and from Special
Rural Fire to Fire Equipment Replacement $5,000.00.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried. 
All transfers are subject to budget and cash in fund availability. 

 

 

OPEN DISCUSSION:


TOURISM HUB–

Melinda Merrill,
Tourism Hub member, indicated that the Tourism Hub has received a request to
add the Senior Center to one of the directional signs already installed.  The Tourism Hub will do this if there is no
objection from the Mayor or Council.  No
objections were stated.

 

7:21 p.m.  Melinda Merrill left the meeting.

 

RESIDENT COMPLAINT–

Jack Holloway,
resident, voiced a complaint about the chickens at 516 23rd
regarding the pen being placed between the house and the street.  Police Chief Josh Tipton had received a
complaint regarding confinement (chickens were out but resident put them in
immediately).  

 

7:35 p.m.  Cindy Heinze joined the meeting.

 

The Mayor and
Council will make more detailed guidelines before any 2020 permits are accepted
and new guidelines will be accepted at the January 21, 2020 Council
meeting.  The Council instructed Josh
Tipton and the Board of Health to notify the 516 23rd resident that
they do not have a permit for that address, that they must remove them or take
them back to the permit approved address and apply for a 2020 permit but that
the current situation will not be pass the permit requirements.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE WITH MARTY
PRESTER-

·        
The
City was notified last week that we did not receive the Dane G Hansen grant
(written for a permanent generator for the water wells and an upgrade police
body camera and patrol car camera system) however the City still needs a
permanent generator.  The latest bid was
$29,950 from Don’s Electric and Rewind (Nov 2019).  Marty will get more information on that bid
(timeline and warranty) and get bids from other companies if they are
specialized in water well and telemetry systems.

 

CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

·        
Darcy
Hubka-Vopat approved Brent Turner as a volunteer firefighter for the Wilson
Fire Department subject to the 90 day probation period.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

CITY POLICE CHIEF UPDATE WITH JOSH TIPTON-

·        
Presented
the Dec 2019 report

·        
Board
of Health will meet the week of Jan 13, 2020. 
All properties (including six approved at a Oct 2019 Council meeting)
will be reviewed for updated violations. 


 

MAYOR / CITY COUNCIL-

Mayor Mike
Peschka recognized Susan Kriley for her 20 years of service to the City of Wilson.

 

POLICE DEPT-

Cindy Heinze
made a motion to enter executive session for 5 minutes at 8:02 p.m. for the
purpose of public safety and to include City Attorney Theresa Staudinger,
Police Chief Josh Tipton, and Police Officer Jonathan Lawrence.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

8:02 p.m.  Karen Peschka and Jack Holloway left the open
meeting.

 

Cindy Heinze
made a motion to extend the executive session at 8:07 p.m. for 5 minutes.  David Criswell seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

Cindy Heinze
made a motion to extend the executive session at 8:12 p.m. for 5 minutes.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

Cindy Heinze
made a motion to return to open session at 8:17 p.m. in Wilson City Hall.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

Cindy Heinze
made a motion to purchase a bulletproof vest for Jonathan Lawrence for the
estimated cost of $559.97 from Galls. 
Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Upgraded police
body camera / patrol car camera was tabled until the next meeting.

 

DEPARTMENT:

MAYOR-

Mayor
Mike Peschka update:

·        
Requested city department heads complete a formal
inventory listing. 

·        
Requested David Criswell review the current
waterman rates (currently $.25 for 100 gallons) to see if they are adequate

·        
Requested Chuck Crawford review the City’s current
policy to chip and seal ¼ of town each year for cost benefit

·        
He is currently reviewing the City’s annual
approved mileage rate of $.45 per mile to following the IRS Standard Mileage
rate each year (currently $.575 per mile)

·        
Requested Theresa Staudinger put a brief lesson
together for Mayor and Council on Open Meeting laws and Executive Sessions.

·        
Reminded Council that there are two Governing Body
Handbooks at City Hall available to check out.

 

COUNCIL-

Council
Chuck Crawford update:

·        
Met with Kirkham & Michael on November 20,
2019.  They can meet with the City at no
cost to provide a cost estimate study for a chip and seal schedule, dip
improvements, and cost share projects with KDOT.  Mayor and Council approved for the no charge
initial meeting.

·        
Would like to work on a Mission Statement for the
City.  Ryan Stoppel will help initiate
the project.

·        
Will attend the Jan 16, 2020 Ellsworth County
Economic Development meeting.

 

Council
Darcy Hubka-Vopat update:

·        
Requested that Mayor and Council rotate to attend
USD 112 Board of Education meetings so at least one governing body member is
present at each meeting.  Mayor Mike
Peschka instructed Darcy to set up a schedule for attendance

 

MAYOR-

Mayor
Mike Peschka update:

·        
Requested Council compare the pros and cons to
have one meeting per month versus the two meetings per month currently
scheduled.

 

UNFINISHED
BUSINESS:

ABANDONED PROPERTY ORDINANCE VS LAND BANKS
-

Mayor Mike
Peschka tabled the subject until the February 3, 2020 Council meeting.  Council will be provided with the October
2019 summary presented by City Attorney Theresa Staudinger.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

RESOLUTION 1-2020 – 2020
GAAP WAIVER-

Chuck
Crawford made a motion to approve Resolution 1-2020 for the annual GAAP waiver
for 2020.  David Criswell seconded the
motion and it carried.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next
Council meeting- Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:00 pm  

 

Meeting
adjourned at 8:45 p.m.