Board of Health, Budget Hearing, and Regular Minutes for August 17, 2020

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CITY OF WILSON

 

Board of Health Hearing
at Wilson City Hall
August 17, 2020 6:15 p.m.

 

MAYOR:  MICHAEL J. PESCHKA

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                     
CHUCK CRAWFORD
CINDY HEINZE
RYAN STOPPEL
DARCY HUBKA VOPAT

 

Others present for the Public Hearing were:  Daniel Merchant – inoperable vehicle owner; Frank Fuller – inoperable vehicle owner; Hugh Oden – inoperable vehicle owner; Kristofer Ritchie – property owner; Alan Rusch – Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter; Josh
Tipton – Police Chief;  and Susan Kriley – City Clerk.

 

CALL TO ORDER-
Mayor Michael J. Peschka called the City of Wilson Public Hearing to order on Monday,
August 17, 2020 at 6:15 p.m.   

 

PUBLIC HEARING- 616 24th
inoperable vehicles -

Frank Fuller,
property owner of 616 24th, requested the Public Hearing before the
Governing Body regarding the inoperable vehicle violation notifications he
received.   Frank requested a one month
extension.

 

Chuck
Crawford made a motion to approve a one month extension until September 17,
2020 and for him to check in with the Public Compliance Officer at the end of
one month.  The Public Compliance Officer
will be asked to report back to the Council.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and the
motion carried.

 

The hearing ended at 6:27 p.m.





 


CITY OF WILSON

 

Budget Hearing and Regular Meeting
at Wilson City Hall
August 17, 2020 7:00 p.m.

 

MAYOR: MICHAEL J. PESCHKA

COUNCIL PERSONSpresent:                   
CHUCK CRAWFORD
DAVID CRISWELL
CINDY HEINZE
RYAN STOPPEL
DARCY HUBKA VOPAT

 

 

Others present
for the Regular Meeting were:  Kristofer Ritchie- resident; Jeff Keith –
Public Compliance Officer; Alan Rusch – Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter; Theresa
Staudinger – City Attorney (via phone); 
Josh Tipton – Police Chief;  Joe
Soukup – 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 Monday, August 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-

David Criswell made a motion to approve the August 17, 2020 agenda with
additions.  Darcy Hubka Vopat seconded
the motion and it carried.

 

2021 BUDGET HEARING-

No public comments were received.  David
Criswell made a motion to adopt the 2021 Budget.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

MINUTES-

Cindy
Heinze made a motion to approve the August 3, 2020 Regular Meeting minutes.  Darcy Hubka Vopat seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

OPEN DISCUSSION:

No open
discussion.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS AND
PAYROLL–

Cindy Heinze made
a motion to approve the August 17, 2020 bills for $14,642.71 and August 17, 2020
payroll for $11,370.77.  Darcy Hubka Vopat
seconded the motion and it carried.

 

 

 

 

BOARD OF HEALTH UPDATES
AND SUMMARY –

2209 Ave F – vehicle

Property owner
lives in Colorado.  She will be in Wilson
at the end of August to make it operable or remove it.

 

2115 Ave C –

The City has scheduled
a contractor to remove the violations noted on approximately August 28, 2020.

 

2211 Ave D –

No new
information.  Extension given until
September 1, 2020.

 

718-720 26th –

No new
information. Extension given until November 18, 2020 with monthly progress
reports required.

 

717 28th –

The property
owner has scheduled a contractor to remove the violations noted on approximately
August 28, 2020.

 

2211 Ave E-

Extension given
until Sept 1, 2020.

 

2504 Ave E-

In negotiations.

 

308 26th-

No new
information.  Property owner will notify
Board of Health for a review before he returns home to Texas.

 

408 24th-


Extension given
until Sept 6, 2020.

 

UNFINISHED
BUSINESS:

ABANDONED BUILDING PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO.
854-

The next step to
enforcing the ordinance is registration forms and building a list of
properties.

 

HOUSING PROJECT-

No new
information.

 

KDOC CDBG CV ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT-

Eight businesses
have applied and are eligible for reimbursement. 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

SEWER LAGOON MANDATED IMPROVEMENTS-

Doug Goetz and
Drew Hoops, Wilson and Company, met with Joe Soukup, Mike Peschka, Ryan
Stoppel, and Susan Kriley regarding the KDHE mandated sewer lagoon
improvements.  A new third cell will be
constructed to go from a discharging lagoon to a non-discharging lagoon.   KDHE has a new loan program that forgives a
portion of the loan.  Cindy Heinze made a
motion to proceed with the KDHE Loan/Grant application process with North
Central Regional Planning Commission. 
Ryan Stoppel seconded the motion and it carried.

 

SEWER LINE REQUEST-

City Plumbing
requested the City extend the main sewer line on 23rd from the alley
between Ave D and Ave E east to Ave D in the street (23rd). 

 

7:37 p.m.  Kristofer Ritchie left the meeting.

 

Ryan Stoppel
made a motion to deny the new request and allow the original approved request
to run Sheldon Frederking’s (2214 Ave D) sewer line in the city right of way on
the north side of 23rd to the alley. 
Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

·        
Presented
the July 2020 Financial Report, Income Received Report, and Budget Report.

·        
Submitted
SPARK funding reports to the Ellsworth County SPARK Committee.  Theresa Staudinger, a member of the Ellsworth
County SPARK Committee, added that their committee will evaluate the reports
and submit them to the state for final approval.

·        
KDOC
Housing Rehabilitation and Demolition grant submitted.

 

POLICE CHIEF UPDATE WITH JOSH TIPTON-

·        
Emergency
Preparedness Committee- Will submit a formal presentation to the Council
regarding the emergency preparedness trailer needs.  Darcy Hubka Vopat made a motion to add Keith
Haberer (Ellsworth County Emergency Manager) and Katie Nelson (Ellsworth County
Sheriff’s Office) to the Emergency Preparedness Committee.  David Criswell seconded the motion and it
carried.  They will establish officers
and present them at the next Council meeting for approval.

 

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE WITH JOE SOUKUP-

·        
Sweeping
streets

·        
Fixed
water leak at 32nd and Ave E

·        
Interior
water tower repairs completed on August 13, 2020.  Exterior work will start in approximately
two-three weeks.   Notifications on Facebook
and signs will be distributed when work is being performed.

·        
Read
water meters

·        
Thanked
Fire Dept for their help with clean up after the storm.

·        
Trey
Fink’s last day will be Aug 21, 2020.

·        
Jan
Shaw’s last full day will be Aug 27, 2020 but can help off and on when needed.

·        
Rocked
31st street but it still needs work.

·        
Culvert
at Kayla Cullens’ needs repaired.

·        
Ballfield
was left in great shape after the Aug 15th ball tournament.

 

MAYOR/COUNCIL-

Council-

Chuck Crawford
reported storm drain concerns at 30th and Ave E.  The City will clean out the gutter to see if
that helps.  Chuck spoke with Dale
Houston, Ellsworth County Road and Bridge Supervisor, about cleaning out the
asphalt in the gutters and helping improve the dips along Ave E (county
highway).  Still waiting on Circle C to
do the crack seal on the city streets.

 

Darcy Hubka
Vopat reported that Nate Pasek will start spreading the red shale on the south
field in September.  Joe Soukup presented
approximate costs of $2,350 of mulch for under the playground equipment at the
Spray Park.  Other options were
discussed- grass and sand (not a good option because of the sand possible
clogging the spray park features).

 

Cindy Heinze wanted
to confirm that any ATV, GC, WUV, and MUT driver must be a licensed driver.  Cindy suggested having fundraisers to help
with costs needed at the ballfields.

 

Mayor-

Mike Peschka requested
the Council think about the possibility of allowing the Public Compliance
Officer to give extensions on inoperable vehicles after the ten day deadline is
given instead of the property owners requesting a hearing in front of the
governing body.   Hearings will still be
offered as a final step.  More discussion
will take place at the next Council meeting.

 

8:34 p.m. Jeff
Keith and Joe Soukup left the meeting.

8:34 p.m.
Theresa Staudinger joined the meeting (via phone).

 

BOARD OF HEALTH-

EXECUTIVE
SESSION-

Cindy
Heinze made a motion to enter
executive session for possible acquisition of real estate in the City of Wilson
at 2504 Ave E to include the City Attorney Theresa Staudinger and to return to
open session in Wilson City Hall at 8:54 p.m. 
Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.

 

Ryan Stoppel
made a motion to extend the executive session until 9:00 p.m.  Darcy Hubka Vopat seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

Cindy Heinze
made a motion to return to open session at 9:00 p.m. Ryan Stoppel seconded the
motion and it carried.

 

David Criswell made a motion to offer Picture Rocks Ltd Daniel Erdman $12,840
(tax value) for 2504 Ave E and the rental of a storage unit for up to six
months for the personal contents with closing costs to be divided equally
between buyer and seller and if a purchase agreement is not reached by September
8, 2020, a resolution will be passed to proceed with the removal and repairs of
the Board of Health violations.  Chuck
Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next
Council meeting- Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:00 pm 

 

Meeting
adjourned at 9:05 p.m. with a motion by Cindy Heinze, seconded by Ryan Stoppel,
and motion carried.