Meeting Minutes for April 20, 2020

Back to Meeting Minutes







CITY OF WILSON

Regular Meeting
at Wilson City Hall
April 20, 2020 7:00 p.m.

 

MAYOR:   MICHAEL J PESCHKA (in person and Zoom)

COUNCIL PERSONSpresent:                     
CHUCK CRAWFORD(via Zoom)
DAVID CRISWELL(via Zoom)
CINDY HEINZE (in person and Zoom)
DARCY HUBKA-VOPAT (via Zoom)
RYAN STOPPEL (via Zoom)

 

Others present for the meeting were:  Kelli Johnson –Gudenkauf & Malone, Inc. (via Zoom); 
Jerry Florian – resident;  Alan Rusch – Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter; Marty Prester – City
Superintendent (via Zoom); Josh Tipton – Wilson Police Chief (via Zoom); TheresaStaudinger – City Attorney (via Zoom); and Susan Kriley – City Clerk.

 

CALL TO ORDER-

Mayor Mike Peschka called the Regular Meeting of the Wilson City Council to order on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 7:02 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-

Chuck Crawford made a motion to approve the April 20, 2020 agenda.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

MINUTES-  

Darcy
Hubka-Vopat made a motion to approve the April 4, 2020 Regular Meeting minutes
and April 14, 2020 Special Meeting minutes. 
Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

REPORTS: 

BILLS, PAYROLL,
AND TRANSFERS–

Cindy Heinze made
a motion to approve the April 20, 2020 bills for $13,095.31; April 16, 2020
payroll for $8,544.33; and
transfers for 1st Quarter 2020 from Water to Water Repair $7,776.33;  from Water to Capital Improvement $5,184.22;  from Sewer to Capital Improvement $5,739.31; from Sewer to Sewer Reserve $13,391.73;  and from Water to General $3,843.00.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion.

 

7:15 p.m. Marty Prester joined the meeting via Zoom.

 

Discussion took place.  The motion
carried.  All transfers are subject to budget and cash in fund
availability. 

 

 

 

2019 AUDIT REPORT
PRESENTATION–

Kelli Johnson,
Gudenkauf & Malone Inc., presented the 2019 Audit Report.  There were no findings.  Cindy Heinze made a motion to accept the 2019
Audit Report.  David Criswell seconded the motion and it carried.

 

7:41 p.m. Kelli Johnson left the meeting.

 

OPEN DISCUSSION:

BOARD OF HEALTH -

Hearing held at
request of property owner for 718-720 26th – property owner David
Criswell-

He has had one
metal container filled and hauled away and is waiting for ACME Metal Recycling
to bring another container/dumpster soon. 
There is no guarantee date but will keep the City posted.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat made a motion to accept the
progress report and to schedule a follow up with the property owner at the May
18, 2020 Council meeting for a progress report.   Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it
carried 4-0-1 (abstain).

 

Hearing held at
request of property owner for 809-815 24th – property owner Jerry Florian-

He has been
working on his property with some progress made and plans to continue.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat made a motion to accept the
progress report and to schedule a follow up with the property owner at the May
18, 2020 Council meeting for a progress report.   Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

Josh Tipton will
take weekly pictures of the properties to document progress.

 

8:08 p.m. Jerry
Florian left the meeting.

 

Deadline March
20, 2020- 2203 Ave E

Josh Tipton will
take current pictures to submit to review progress and move forward with fixing
Board of Health violations.

 

UNFINISHED
BUSINESS:

ABANDONED BUILDING PROPOSED ORDINANCE-

Once changes
discussed at the April 14, 2020 Special Council meeting are inserted into the
proposed ordinance, it will be distributed to Council for review.

 

KDOC HOUSING REHABILITATION AND DEMOLITION
GRANT -

Due to COVID-19,
the pre-application meeting, that will determine the target area to use in the
application, originally scheduled for Tuesday April 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. has
been tentatively rescheduled for Tuesday May 12, 2020. 

 

MODERATE-INCOME HOUSING GRANT -

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

 

EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK ADDITIONS-

Darcy
Hubka-Vopat made a motion to accept the additions- Qualifications for
Employment and Substance Abuse Policy. 
Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY SUPERINTENDENT MARTY PRESTER UPDATE -

·        
Cunningham
Sandblasting submitted a water tower repair proposal.  It will be sent to the Mayor and Council
before the next Council meeting for review and approval.

·        
Mower
bids were received from Nemnich True Value, Pro Green, KanEquip, and
Carrico.  Chuck Crawford made a motion to
accept the bid from Carrico- Ellsworth for $9,750 (52” rear discharge
Grasshopper).  David Criswell seconded
the motion and it carried.

 

8:37 p.m. Marty
Prester left the meeting.

 

CITY CLERK SUSAN KRILEY UPDATE-

·        
Presented
the Financial Report for January – March 2020 and Budget Report as of March 31,
2020.

·        
Brad
Schiermeyer added the 2019 Water Consumer Confidence Report (availability
notification due to City of Wilson water customers by July 1st) and
the Mission Statement on the city’s website.

·        
Still trying
to get the word out for residents to complete the Census.

·        
Financial
impacts are still not known from the COVID-19. 
The League of Kansas Municipalities is compiling information to help
cities.

 

POLICE CHIEF UPDATE -

·        
Switching
his hours between night and day hours.

·        
Still
need to upgrade the camera system in the future.

 

COUNCIL UPDATE-

Chuck
Crawford update:

·        
Will
provide two estimates for crack seal on streets and previously provided the
Mayor and Council a proposed street schedule for review and discussion at a
future Council meeting.

 

Darcy
Hubka-Vopat update:

·        
Will
get quote for red shale for ballfields. 
Marty will be asked to price trees and City will need to work on a
diagram for planting.

 

Ryan
Stoppel update:

·        
Ryan
Stoppel made a motion to approve Brent Turner as successfully completing his
probation period for the Wilson Fire Department.  Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it
carried.

·        
Ryan
Stoppel made a motion to approve the certification emergency repairs of nine
(9) SCBA’s for the Fire Department by Municipal Emergency Services for
$1,831.51 (repairs were done on April 13, 2020).  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it
carried.

·        
Fire
Department is looking at purchasing six (6) new SCBA masks (original 10 were
purchased in 2006).  The approximate cost
is $374 per mask.  He will present a
quote at the next Council meeting.

 

David
Criswell update:

·        
Received
Board of Health history on 2504 Ave E building (owned by Picture Rocks Ltd- Dan
Erdman) and requested the information be sent to the Mayor and other Council
members.

 

Darcy
Hubka-Vopat update:

·        
Requested
to have the ballfields seeded and sprayed for weeds.

 

CITY ATTORNEY THERESA STAUDINGER UPDATE-

·        
Federal
stimulus money is being sent to the states and possibly municipalities.  League of Kansas Municipalities has
conference calls twice a week and have expressed that municipalities will start
seeing the effects of COVID-19 at the end of May with the reduction in sales
tax, property tax, franchise tax, etc. and increased costs.

 

MAYOR MIKE PESCHKA UPDATE-

·        
Ron
Karst, Future Sound and Electronics, will sell the City a radio system that he
will hook into the main system to play music along Ave E.

 

BOARD OF HEALTH- PUBLIC COMPLIANCE OFFICER-

Josh Tipton
indicated that he has not received a definite yes from a current Board of
Health member to serve as the Public Compliance Officer.  The City will advertise the position at $100
per month.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

BOARD OF HEALTH – NEW PROPERTIES-

Ryan Stoppel
made a motion to approve the Board of Health violation findings and to proceed
with the Board of Health procedures for clean up at – 203 25th, 2115
Ave C, 717 28th, and 417 28th.  
Darcy Hubka-Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next
Council meeting- Monday, May 4, 2020 7:00 pm  

 

Meeting
adjourned at 9:23 p.m.