Meeting Minutes for March 2, 2020

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CITY OF WILSON

 

Regular Meeting

at
Wilson City Hall

March 2, 2020 7:00 p.m.

 

MAYOR:  MICHAEL J PESCHKA

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                     

CHUCK CRAWFORD
DAVID CRISWELL
CINDY HEINZE
DARCY HUBKA-VOPAT
RYAN STOPPEL


Others present
for the meeting were:    Larry
Ptacek & Gary Everett – Wilson Foundation; Alan Rusch – Ellsworth County
Independent/Reporter; Josh Tipton – Wilson Police Chief; Theresa Staudinger –
City Attorney; and Susan Kriley – City Clerk.
 

CALL TO ORDER-

Mayor Mike Peschka called the Regular Meeting of the Wilson City Council to
order on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.


APPROVE AGENDA-

Chuck Crawford made a motion to approve the March 2, 2020 agenda.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it
carried.
 

MINUTES-  

Cindy Heinze made
a motion to approve the February 18, 2020 Regular Meeting minutes.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it
carried.
 

REPORTS: 

BILLS AND PAYROLL–

Cindy Heinze made
a motion to approve the March 2, 2020 bills for $28,498.57 and March 2, 2020
payroll for $9,138.08.  Chuck Crawford
seconded the motion and it carried.
 

2019 FINANCES AND AUDIT–

Susan has been
working with the auditors to complete the 2019 audit.  Once finalized, they will present it at one
of the next Council meetings.
 

OPEN DISCUSSION:

WILSON FOUNDATION -

Gary Everett and
Larry Ptacek, Wilson Foundation members, would like to help the City by
pursuing playground equipment grant(s) to replace the playground equipment at
the Jellison Park with volunteers/city crew to help with installation.
 

7:25 p.m. Larry Ptacek and Gary Everett left the meeting.
 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

ABANDONED PROPERTY INFO AND PROPOSED
ORDINANCE -

David Criswell made
a motion to enter executive session for attorney client priviledge, include
City Attorney Theresa Staudinger, and to return to open session at 7:25 p.m. in
Wilson City Hall.  Cindy Heinze seconded
the motion and it carried.
 

Cindy Heinze
made a motion to extend executive session for attorney client priviledge,
include City Attorney Theresa Staudinger, and to return to open session at 7:35
p.m. in Wilson City Hall.  Darcy
Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.
 

Darcy
Hubka-Vopat made a motion to return to open session at 7:35 p.m. in Wilson City
Hall.  David Criswell seconded the motion
and it carried.
 

No action was taken.
 

KDOC HOUSING REHABILITATION AND DEMOLITION
GRANT -

Mike Peschka
reported that the KDOC Housing Rehabilitation and Demolition Grant application
deadline is August 2020.  A
pre-application meeting will be scheduled sometime in April that will determine
the target area to use in the application.
 

MODERATE-INCOME HOUSING GRANT -

The City
received the Moderate-Income Housing Grant in late 2019 for $175,000 with the
remaining investment amount $175,000. 
The private investor had asked the City to consider submitting a Dane G.
Hansen grant for a portion of the remaining amount.  Theresa Staudinger had researched the issue
and found no legal issues that the City couldn’t apply for it.  The houses must stay owned by the
investor/developer for ten years or a pro-rated amount is to be paid back to
the City.  Mike Peschka spoke with the
private investor and said if they move the development to Prairie Estates then
the City could possibly apply for an infrastructure grant (gas, electric, and
street light) through Dane G Hansen. 
Chuck Crawford reported that Ellsworth County Economic Development was
also approached by the private investor and may have a partnership opportunity
for them.
 

PUBLIC SAFETY -

Cindy Heinze
made a motion to enter executive session for public safety, to include City
Attorney Theresa Staudinger & Police Chief Joshua Tipton, and to return to
open session at 8:01 p.m. in Wilson City Hall. 
David Criswell seconded the motion and it carried.
 

Cindy Heinze
made a motion to return to open session at 8:01 p.m. in Wilson City Hall.  Ryan Stoppel seconded the motion and it
carried.
 

No action was taken.
 

Ryan Stoppel
made a motion to install two stop signs at 23rd and Ave G (east-west
road).  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion
and it carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

BOARD OF HEALTH -

Josh Tipton,
Board of Health, was asked to provide a recommended course of action that can
be presented along with Board of Health property violations.  The Council concensus was to have the BOH
present four properties each month for two months then review the eight
properties for completion. 

Pending case
2211 Ave E --- Debra Heard, owner, submitted a letter indicating what work has
been done to fix the violations.  David
Criswell made a motion to accept what work has been done so far and require
owner to sign agreement that she will apply for demolition if the City receives
the KDOC Housing Rehabilitation and Demolition grant.  If the City does not receive the KDOC Housing
Rehabilitation and Demolition grant, she will have to address the issue.  Ryan Stoppel seconded the motion and it
carried 4-0-1.
 

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE FROM MARTY
PRESTER GIVEN BY SUSAN KRILEY-
        
Kenny’s
Construction submitted the bid for the ballfield work to be done on the south
ballfield (move infield back and re-level) - $2,200 and does not include more
dirt to be hauled in.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat
made a motion to approve the bid from Kenny’s Construction $2,200 pending Nate and
Marty’s approval for work to be done with the deadline to be completed by May
1, 2020. Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.
 

CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY-
        
Darcy
Hubka-Vopat made a motion to extend the burn pile hours by adding Wednesday’s
5:00 – 7:30 p.m. effective March 11, 2020. 
Ryan Stoppel seconded the motion and it carried. 

        
Awarded
the FY 2021 (July 2020-June 2021) KDOT Public Transportation grant ($5,250
Federal; $2,000 State; and $2,100 Administration).
 

POLICE CHIEF UPDATE WITH JOSH TIPTON-
        
Presented
Feb 2020 monthly report.
        
The
next meeting for the Board of Health will be March 9, 2020.
        
Emergency
Preparedness Committee meeting will be in April.  There will be a statewide tornado drill on
March 3rd 10:00 am.
        
There
are two diesel generators for sale through state surplus – (1) 60 kilowatts and
(1) 10 kilowatts for $500 each.  Mike
Peschka will work with Josh on the possible purchase.
 

CITY COUNCIL UPDATE-

COUNCIL-
Darcy
Hubka-Vopat update:

City
basketball is finished for 2020.  

Chuck
Crawford update:

Ellsworth
County Economic Development will have their annual meeting on April 8th.  They have been working on strategic planning,
housing projects (2) Kanopolis and (12) Ellsworth, and eCommunity loans.
 
MISSION
STATEMENT-

Ryan
Stoppel made a motion to accept G – “The City of Wilson, using responsible
economic and environmental policies, will provide the framework to support the
community for today and tomorrow.”  Chuck
Crawford seconded the motion and it carried 4-1.

MAYOR UPDATE-       
Mike Peschka, Darcy Hubka-Vopat, Josh Tipton,
Susan Kriley, and Brad Schiermeyer (Wilson Communications representative- IT
Department manager) met regarding the Wilson Communications services.  Possible services that may be able to be cut
are:  one fax at City Hall (one fax is at
Wilson Police Dept and is needed); Fire-Police cable; and one of the Fire Dept
phone lines.  The next meeting will be
with Mary Zorn, Wilson Communications representative- financial.   A possible option may be to make some services
seasonal.

NEXT MEETING -

Next Council meeting- Monday, March 16, 2020 7:00 pm  

Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.