Board of Health Hearing and Regular Minutes for September 8, 2020

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CITY OF WILSON

 

Board of Health Hearing
atWilson City Hall
September 8, 2020 6:30 p.m.

 

MAYOR:  MICHAEL J. PESCHKA

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                     
CHUCK CRAWFORD
DAVID CRISWELL
CINDY HEINZE
RYAN STOPPEL
DARCY HUBKAVOPAT

 

Others present
for the Board of Health Hearing were:  Kristofer Ritchie – property owner;
Pat Crenshaw – BOH hearing; Josh Tipton – Police Chief; and Susan Kriley – City
Clerk.

 

CALL TO ORDER-

Mayor Michael J. Peschka called the City of Wilson Board of Health Hearing to
order on Monday, September 8, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.   

 

BOARD OF HEALTH HEARING- 717 28th
inoperable vehicles -

Pat Crenshaw, representative
of the property owner of 717 28th, requested the Board of Health Hearing before
the Governing Body regarding the Board of Health violation notifications
received by Jerry Florian, property owner.   Western Sales Company was contracted to remove
the trailer on the property but is no longer scheduled to do it. 

 

6:34 p.m. Josh
Tipton joined the meeting.

 

Darcy
Hubka Vopat made a motion to approve an extension until September 20, 2020 to
fix the Board of Health violations.  Ryan Stoppel seconded the motion and the motion carried.


The hearing ended at 6:38 p.m. with a motion from Darcy Hubka Vopat, seconded by Cindy Heinze, motion carried.


CITY OF WILSON

 Regular Meeting
at Wilson City Hall
September 8, 2020 7:00 p.m.

 

MAYOR:                                                           MICHAEL J. PESCHKA

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                     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; Roger Hubert- property owner; Bob Hoch- property
owner; 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 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-

Darcy Hubka Vopat made a motion to approve the September 8, 2020 agenda.  David Criswell seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

MINUTES-

Darcy
Hubka Vopat made a motion to approve the August17, 2020 Budget Hearing and Regular
Meeting minutes with changes.  David
Criswell seconded the motion and it carried.

 

7:02 p.m.  Roger Hubert joined the meeting.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS AND
PAYROLL–

Cindy Heinze made
a motion to approve the September 8, 2020 bills for $19,102.50 and September 1, 2020
payroll for $10,640.74.  Chuck Crawford
seconded the motion and it carried.

 

7:04 p.m. Joe Soukup joined the meeting.

 

OPEN DISCUSSION:

No open
discussion.

 

BOARD OF HEALTH UPDATES
AND SUMMARY –

2115 Ave C –

Josh Tipton
reported that the contractor (Western Sales Company) has removed the Board of
Health violations noted.  Jeff Keith, Public
Compliance Officer, reported that he served inoperable vehicle violations on
that property with a deadline of September 18, 2020.

308 26th-

Josh Tipton and
Mike Peschka met with the property owner and reported that he is making
progress.  The property owner has
contracted with Western Sales Company to pick up items.   He will be leaving to return to Texas on
September 12, 2020 and will return in the spring.

 

616 24th-

Josh Tipton
reported that two vehicles were removed at the property owner’s approval.

 

2211 Ave D –

Roger
Hubert, property owner, reported on his progress but still has a few items to
finish.  A bat certification was received
by the City from World Pest Control.  Chuck
Crawford made a motion to approve an extension until October 10, 2020 to fix
the Board of Health violations.   David
Criswell seconded the motion and the motion carried.

 

7:29
p.m. Bob Hoch joined the meeting.

 

308 26th-

The property
owner has contracted with Western Sales Company to pick up items.   He will be leaving to return to Texas on
September 12, 2020 and will return in the spring.

 

7:36 p.m. Bob
Hoch and Roger Hubert left the meeting.

 

408 24th-


Josh
Tipton reported that progress has been made. 
Kristofer Ritchie, property owner, also provided a progress report.  Chuck Crawford made a motion to approve an
extension until October 5, 2020 to fix the Board of Health violations.   Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and the
motion carried.  The Council instructed a
Board of Health member meet with Kristofer Ritchie by September 21, 2020 to
outline exactly the items that need to be removed, replaced, or repaired and to
meet with him on October 5, 2020 at 6:00p.m.

 

2211 Ave E-

A letter of
progress report and completion schedule was submitted by the property
owner.  Cindy Heinze made a motion to
approve the completion schedule.  David
Criswell seconded the motion and it carried 4-0-1 (abstain).

 

2209 Ave F – vehicle

Property owner
lives in Colorado and reported that the vehicle has been sold and will be
hauled away by September 11, 2020.

 

616 24th -
vehicle

Extension given
until September 17, 2020.

 

710 26th
- vehicle

Extension given
until September 17, 2020.

412 28th
- vehicle

Extension given
until September 17, 2020.

 

718-720 26th –

David Criswell
reported that the metal pile has been hauled away.  A Board of Health member will review property
to determine if violations have been fixed.

 

Public
Compliance Officer-

Jeff Keith
reported that he cited three properties today with inoperable vehicles.  Mike Peschka reported that the procedure for
inoperable vehicles will remain the same (cited by Public Compliance Officer –
if more time is needed the property owner can request a hearing with governing
body).

 

UNFINISHED
BUSINESS:

ABANDONED BUILDING ORDINANCE NO. 854-

Darcy Hubka
Vopat completed a list of all the properties in Wilson.  Susan Kriley will review it and Mike, Darcy,
and Susan will meet in the future to proceed with the next step.

 

HOUSING PROJECT-

The private
investor did not qualify to apply for the Dane G Hansen grant therefore has
decided to decline the project.  There
are three possible options left to investigate. 
More discussion will take place at the next Council meeting.

 

KDOC CDBG CV ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT-

Eight businesses
have applied and are eligible for reimbursement.  A list of reimbursement amounts will be
presented at the next Council meeting.

 

8:24 p.m.
Kristofer Ritchie left the meeting.

 

SEWER LAGOON MANDATED IMPROVEMENTS-

Ryan Stoppel
made a motion to approve costs to North Central Regional Planning Commission
for the KDHE Loan/Grant application- $400 application; $500 environmental; and
possibly $50 per hour if a cultural survey is needed. Chuck Crawford seconded
the motion and it carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

UNIFORM PUBLIC OFFENSE CODE BOOK ADOPTION
ORDINANCE NO. 855 AND STANDARD TRAFFIC OFFENSE CODE BOOK ADOPTION ORDINANCE NO.
856-

Cindy Heinze
made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 855 and Ordinance No. 856.  Ryan Stoppel seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

REQUEST TO VACATE ALLEY-

Janet and Larry
Marker requested the City vacate the alley south of their property at 811 29th.   Concerns were expressed due to potential
city growth and utility line availability. 
Chuck Crawford made a motion to deny the request.  Ryan Stoppel seconded the motion and it carried.

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

·        
Presented
the August 2020 Income Received Report and Budget Report.

·        
Census
will end September 30, 2020.    Darcy
recommended everyone talk to five people and ask them to talk to five people to
help spread the word.

·        
Kansas
Department of Labor performed their routine visit/audit.  A violation report will be emailed and the
City has 60 days to fix the violations.

·        
Will
apply for Smoky Hill Charitable Foundation grant or Midwest Energy grant for
the Christmas banners.  Working on
finalizing funding for the Dragon/Czech banners.  Poles will need to be painted.  Joe will check with Rolling Hills Electric
for possible assistance with a bucket truck.

·        
Czech
Festival Committee will run the concession stand at the October 17, 2020
auction as a fundraiser.

·        
Susan
has been the city’s representative for the Wilson Chamber of Commerce for
approximately 15 years.  She has
requested to step down.  Darcy Hubka
Vopat expressed interest in being the liaison.

 

POLICE CHIEF UPDATE WITH JOSH TIPTON-

·        
Presented
monthly report

·        
Received
community education materials and plans to do a bicycle safety session with the
elementary kids.

·        
Preparing
for Red Ribbon Week and Halloween Safety.

·        
Doing
school visits.

 

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE WITH JOE SOUKUP-

·        
Backhoe
was repaired by Carrico for approximately $1,800 (emergency repair)

·        
Fixed
water leaks

·        
Interior
water tower repairs completed on August 13, 2020.  Exterior work was supposed to start approximately
September 8, 2020.   Joe Soukup will
check with company.

·        
Crack
seal will be done sometime between November-January.

 

MAYOR/COUNCIL-

Council-

Requested a
representative with the Opera House Corporation attend the September 21, 2020
or October 5, 2020 Council meeting to give a progress report.

 

Requested a
letter be sent to the Wilson Tourism Hub regarding people being seen sitting on
the mini eggs (courtesy notification).

 

Darcy Hubka
Vopat reported that the South Ballfield Concession Stand has been repaired and
Joe is gathering quotes for the new roof. 
Joe Soukup reported that the Spray Park is now closed for the season.

 

Ryan Stoppel
made a motion to approve Dylan Walker as successfully completing his probation
period with the Wilson Fire Department. 
Darcy Hubka Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.  Joe Soukup reported that bunker gear costs
will be $7,500 not $8,500.  Ryan Stoppel
made a motion to purchase one pair of bunker pants not to exceed $1,000.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

Ryan Stoppel
expressed interest in pursuing an ordinance (or giving tickets) for grass
clippings in streets.  More discussion
will take place at the next Council meeting.

 

Mayor-

Mike Peschka reported
that Sherry Cunningham has asked for a waiver of her payment due of $250.00 for
the publication of the Board of Health resolutions for her property.  The Council denied the waiver.

 

9:25 p.m. Jeff
Keith left the meeting.

 

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 and to return to open session in Wilson City Hall at 9:40p.m.  Darcy Hubka Vopat seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

Cindy Heinze
made a motion to return to open session at 9:40 p.m. David Criswell seconded
the motion and it carried.

 

Cindy Heinze made a motion to proceed with the Board of Health steps and
pass a resolution regarding the violations at 2504 Ave E is a signed contract
is not received by noon on Friday September 11, 2020.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next
Council meeting- Monday, September 21, 2020 7:00 pm 

 

Meeting
adjourned at 9:44 p.m. with a motion by Cindy Heinze, seconded by David
Criswell, and motion carried.