Meeting Minutes for March 16, 2020

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CITY OF WILSON
 

 Regular Meeting

at Wilson City Hall

March 16, 2020 7:00 p.m.


MAYOR: MICHAEL J PESCHKA

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                     

CHUCK CRAWFORD
DAVID CRISWELL
CINDY HEINZE
DARCY HUBKA-VOPAT 

Others presentfor the meeting were:  Alan Rusch &
Lexi Rusch – Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter; Marty Prester – City
Superintendent; 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 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  

APPROVE AGENDA-

Darcy Hubka-Vopat  made a motion to
approve the March 16, 2020 agenda.  David
Criswell seconded the motion and it carried.

MINUTES-  

Darcy Hubka-Vopat  made a motion to approve the
March 2, 2020 Regular Meeting minutes with correction.  David Criswell seconded the motion and it
carried. 

REPORTS: 

BILLS AND PAYROLL–
Cindy Heinze made
a motion to approve the March 16, 2020 bills for $8,145.71 and March 16, 2020
payroll for $8,704.66.  Chuck Crawford
seconded the motion and it carried. 

2019 FINANCES AND AUDIT–

Gudenkauf and Malone will present the 2019 audit at the April 20, 2020 Council meeting.

OPEN DISCUSSION:

No open discussion requests from the audience.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

ABANDONED PROPERTY INFO AND PROPOSED
ORDINANCE -

A work session will be scheduled to discuss the ordinance in depth. 

KDOC HOUSING REHABILITATION AND DEMOLITION
GRANT -

A pre-application meeting, that will determine the target area to use in the
application, is scheduled for Tuesday April 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. location- to
be announced. 

MODERATE-INCOME HOUSING GRANT -

The private
investor that requested grant financing assistance is working with Ellsworth County
Economic Development and Wilson Economic Development Corporation. 

NEW BUSINESS:

BOARD OF HEALTH -

Three pending cases with a March 20, 2020 deadline.  No
new information.

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT MARTY PRESTER UPDATE-       
Time
for summer laborer applications.  Steve
Ford is set up to mow the Cemetery.  Two
other laborers are needed.  Notices for
applications will be advertised.
    
Will start gathering bids for an industrial/commercial mower
       
Water tower inspection done Nov 2019.  Initial
report is pending with a quote on the needed interior and exterior painting.
   
Will work with Kenny’s Construction and Nate Pasek (City of Wilson’s Twin Lakes
League representative) regarding ballfield work.

 

CITY CLERK SUSAN KRILEY UPDATE-

·        
Darcy
Hubka-Vopat made a motion to approve Susan Kriley to attend the 2021 Budget
Workshop on April 29, 2020 in Hays. 
David Criswell seconded the motion and it carried.

·        
Darcy
Hubka-Vopat made a motion to approve Bob Krayca as a volunteer fire fighter for
the Wilson Fire Department with a 90 day probation period.  David Criswell seconded the motion and it
carried.

·        
Per
Joe Soukup, Wilson Fire Department Fire Chief, until further notice,
semi-monthly fire meetings will not be held due to COVID-19.
 

POLICE CHIEF UPDATE -

·        
No new
updates
 

MAYOR MIKE PESCHKA UPDATE-

·        
Attended
a COVID-19 preparation meeting held by Wilson Emergency Preparedness Committee
and Ellsworth County Health Department director, Kerianne Ehrlich, on Saturday
March 14, 2020.

·        
Will
attend the March 17, 2020 Ellsworth County Emergency Preparedness meeting.

·        
Ellsworth
County Economic Development is holding an economic stability meeting on March
17, 2020 via Zoom.

·        
Looking
into conference call capabilities for City of Wilson to prepare for future.
 

CITY ATTORNEY THERESA STAUDINGER UPDATE-

·        
Attended
a League of Kansas Municipalities conference call regarding COVID-19- reminded
that Kansas Open Meetings Act still applies but cities can meet by conference
call or video call as long as the public has access to a log in or phone number
and Kansas Supreme Court to possibly waive speedy trial requirement.

MAYOR MIKE PESCHKA UPDATE-

·        
Wilson
Fire Department received a request by a landowner in the fire department’s
jurisdiction to burn their brush pile (outside of city limits).  The fire department will set a price for the
landowner to pay and the fire department will charge the city per man as
usual.  The price will include truck use,
anticipated fuel costs, and fire department per man cost.

·        
Community
Garden- Looking for an individual to volunteer to oversee.  The past volunteers have declined to oversee
it this year.  Most recent guidelines
will be mailed to Mayor and Council to review for feedback.


COUNCIL UPDATE-

Chuck
Crawford update:

·        
Meet
with Kirkham and Michael Engineers regarding the streets.  The engineer will do a feasibility study to
evaluate the current chip and seal program (currently section done every four
years- engineer indicated some chip and seal may last seven to ten years
depending on amount of travel), propose a potential crack seal program, and
include an estimated cost to chip and seal 31st from Ave E east to
the teacher’s parking lot.  Kirkham and
Michael will present findings at a future Council meeting. 

NEXT MEETING -

Next
Council meeting- Monday, April 6, 2020 7:00 pm  
 

Meeting
adjourned at 7:52 p.m.