Inoperable Vehicle Hearing and Regular Minutes for October 19, 2020

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CITY OF WILSON

 

Inoperable Vehicle Hearing
at Wilson City Hall
October 19, 2020 6:45 p.m.

 

MAYOR:  MICHAEL J. PESCHKA

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

 

 

Others present
for the Inoperable Vehicle Hearing were:  Doug Goetz & Drew Hoops-
Wilson & Company; Kristofer Ritchie – resident; Alan Rusch – Ellsworth
County Independent/Reporter; Jeff Keith – Public Compliance Officer; Josh Tipton
– Police Chief;  and Susan Kriley – City
Clerk.

 

CALL TO ORDER-

Mayor Michael J. Peschka called the City of Wilson Inoperable Vehicle Hearing
to order on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 6:45 p.m.   

 

INOPERABLE VEHICLE HEARING- 2912 Ave G  inoperable vehicles -

The property
owner of 2912 Ave G requested the Inoperable Vehicle Hearing before the
Governing Body regarding the inoperable vehicle violation notifications received.  The property owner failed to appear.  

 

6:48 p.m. Doug
Goetz and Drew Hoops joined the meeting.

 

David
Criswell made a motion to pass a resolution to remove two vehicles at 2912 Ave
G.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion
and the motion carried.

 

6:53
p.m. Ryan Stoppel and Kristofer Ritchie joined the meeting.

 

The
hearing ended at 6:54 p.m. with a motion from Chuck Crawford, seconded by David
Criswell, motion carried.

 


CITY OF WILSON

 
Regular Meeting
at Wilson City Hall
October 19, 2020 7:00 p.m.

 

MAYOR: MICHAEL J. PESCHKA

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                     
CHUCK CRAWFORD
DAVID CRISWELL
RYAN STOPPEL
DARCY HUBKA VOPAT

 

Others present
for the Regular Meeting were:  Kristofer
Ritchie- resident;  Drew Goetz & Drew
Hoops – Wilson and Company;  Brianne Beck
& Emily Benedick – North Central Regional Planning Commission;  Alan Rusch – Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter;
Theresa Staudinger – City Attorney; Jeff Keith – Public Compliance Officer; 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, October 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-

Chuck Crawford made a motion to approve the October 19, 2020 agenda with the
addition of the approval of 3rd quarter transfers.  Ryan Stoppel seconded the motion and it carried.


 

MINUTES-

Darcy
Hubka Vopat made a motion to approve the October 5, 2020 Regular Meeting and
Inoperable Vehicle Hearing minutes.  David
Criswell seconded the motion and it carried.

 

SEWER KDHE LOAN/GRANT
PUBLIC MEETING–

Doug Goetz &
Drew Hoops, Wilson & Company, updated the audience on the need to construct
a new non-discharging third cell because of KDHE testing result
violations.  KDHE has approved the
preliminary engineering plan for the project. 
The City is attempting to secure KDHE funds for the construction.  Brianne Beck & Emily Benedick, North
Central Regional Planning Commission, were in attendance to answer KDHE
application questions.  Initial project
cost is $650,000 and KDHE has implemented a new program that makes 30% of the
loan forgivable.   The construction is projected to be completed
November 2023.

 

OPEN DISCUSSION:


No
open discussion.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS AND
PAYROLL–

Darcy Hubka
Vopat made a motion to approve the October 19, 2020 bills for $15,710.32 and
October
16, 2020 payroll for $10,201.52.  Chuck Crawford
seconded the motion and it carried.

 

TRANSFERS–

Darcy Hubka
Vopat made a motion to approve the transfers for 3rd Quarter 2020
from Water to Water Repair $8,991.78; 
from Water to Capital Improvement $5,994.52;  from Sewer to Capital Improvement $5,734.80; from Sewer to Sewer Reserve $13,381.20;  and from Water to General $3,843.00.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion.

 

BOARD OF HEALTH UPDATES
AND SUMMARY –

Properties-

2211 Ave E –

Extension
previously given until October 31, 2020 to fix the Board of Health
violations.   Josh Tipton reported that
it is complete.

 

2211 Ave D –

Extension
previously given until October 10, 2020 to fix the Board of Health violations.   Chuck Crawford made a motion to pass a
resolution to address the remainder of the Board of Health violations not
fixed.  David Criswell seconded the
motion and it carried. 

 

308 26th-

Property owner
will return in the spring to complete.

 

2504 Ave E-

Purchase-closing
in progress.

 

305 24th –

New
property presented by Board of Health with violations.

 

Bat
certification opinion from Dr. David Sells was presented.

 

Vehicles-

3016
Ave E – (1) vehicle deadline Oct 13, 2020

507
29th – (2) vehicles deadline Oct 15, 2020 (vehicles were previously
cited on another property owned by the same person)

 

SEWER KDHE LOAN/GRANT
PUBLIC HEARING–

Doug Goetz &
Drew Hoops, Wilson & Company, reported that if approved for the funding,
the City will have to address the environmental clearance review from KDHE
which points out a properly abandoned oil well in the potential location of the
new third cell.  Darcy Hubka Vopat made a
motion to approve the Resolution 8-2020 in support of the KDHE application and
includes the $4,500 administrative contract if received.  David Criswell seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

7:51 p.m. KDHE
Loan/Grant Public Hearing completed.

 

7:51 p.m.
Brianne Beck, Emily Benedick, Doug Goetz, and Drew Hoops left the meeting.

 

BOARD OF
HEALTH UPDATES AND SUMMARY-

Vehicles-

3016
Ave E – (1) vehicle deadline Oct 13, 2020

507
29th – (2) vehicles deadline Oct 15, 2020 (vehicles were previously
cited on another property 412 28th owned by the same person)

 

Darcy
Hubka Vopat made a motion to pass a resolution to remove the vehicles at 3016
Ave E and 507 29th.  David
Criswell seconded the motion.  The motion
failed to pass 1 in favor- 3 against.

 

David
Criswell made a motion to pass a resolution to remove the vehicles at 507 29th.  Darcy Hubka Vopat seconded the motion.  David Criswell amended his motion to include
412 28th.  Darcy Hubka Vopat
seconded the motion and it carried. 

 

David
Criswell made a motion to pass a resolution to remove the vehicles at 3016 Ave
E and to instruct Josh Tipton to speak with property owner prior to enforcing
resolution.  Darcy Hubka Vopat seconded
the motion and it carried.

 

Properties-

305 24th –

Darcy
Hubka Vopat made  a motion to proceed
with the Board of Health procedures for the violations at 305 24th.  Ryan Stoppel seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

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.  The City is waiting on sample forms from the
City of Russell.

 

HOUSING PROJECT-

Joiner
Construction is reviewing the contract with the City and working on purchasing
the property.  Justin Joiner will meet
with Kansas Housing Resource Corporation regarding the project.

 

KDOC CDBG CV ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT-

Waiting on
payment from the state to disburse.

 

STORAGE GARAGE FOR KDOT VANS AND CZECH
FESTIVAL SUPPLIES--

No new
information.

 

KDOT FY 2022 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
OPERATING EXPENSE GRANT-

A preliminary
draft will be presented at the next Council meeting.

 

PURCHASE OF 2504 AVE E-

Closing is
scheduled for Wednesday October 21, 2020.

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

·        
Received
SPARK money for past and future purchases.

·        
David
Criswell made a motion to approve the Central Kansas Distribution contract
renewal for $500 (for brochure distribution). 
Ryan Stoppel seconded the motion and it carried.

·        
Submitted
the Midwest Energy grant for Holiday banners. 
She is still waiting on a final price on the Czech flags and Dragon
flags.  Businesses will be asked to
donate.

 

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE WITH JOE SOUKUP-

·        
FIRE-
Ryan Stoppel made a motion to accept the price for the three bunker gears for
$8,100.  And the purchase of bunker gear
pants for $900 out of the Police grant funds already received.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried.

·        
Poles-
there are at least 40 poles along Ave E and Hwy 40 to be re-painted.    Lift costs: 
Great Bend $1,490; Salem Constructon $1,131; and Kyler & Son $600
(pull behind).  Ryan Stoppel made a
motion to approve the Kyler & Son rental. 
Darcy Hubka Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.  Paid out of Gen Streets.

·        
Powerplant
trim- Three bids received for repainting trim (includes materials)- Olive’s
Handyman Service about $6,000; Cenkan Home Repair $5,020; and Nate Griffin
approximately $3,012.13.  Chuck Crawford
made a motion to approve the bid for Nate Griffin.  The motion died due to lack of second.

·        
Murphy
Tractor repaired the grader.  Costs came
in higher than the original $3,000 but the City was not notified.

·        
Parks
will be winterized and mulch was removed from PRIDE park.

 

MAYOR/COUNCIL-

Council-

Darcy Hubka
Vopat reported that the Wilson Chamber is having a trunk or treat for
Halloween.   The Wilson Chamber is ready for the City’s
assistance in installing the solar street lights in the Egg park.   Darcy Hubka Vopat made a motion to accept
the Chamber’s portable bleachers with the agreement that the Chamber can borrow
them at any time.  Chuck Crawford
seconded the motion and it carried. 
Lincoln County extended a basketball tournament invitation to our
youth. 

 

Chuck Crawford
reported that Circle C Paving will be in Wilson to crack seal the first or
second week of November.

 

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE WITH JOE SOUKUP-

·        
Has
not been able to get ahold of that water tower company for the exterior
painting.  Mike Peschka will call the
company for answers.

 

CITY ATTORNEY UPDATE WITH THERESA
STAUDINGER-

·        
Continuing
education class on Abandoned Buildings was not held

 

 

 

MAYOR / COUNCIL-

Mayor-

Mike Peschka requested
the Council think about having a holiday party for the employees, Mayor, and
Council.  Wilson Foundation received a
Smoky Hill Charitable Foundation grant for $23,000 for playground equipment.  Smoky Hill Charitable Foundation is
advertising for their match month in October. 
New Ellsworth County Health Department mandate prohibits mass gatherings
of 20 or more. 

 

CITY POLICE CHIEF UPDATE WITH JOSH TIPTON-

·        
Need
to replace front two tires on the Police Explorer.  Kansasland price is approximately $135 per
tire total of $468.63 that includes front end alignment and rotate. 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION-

David Criswell
made a motion to enter executive session for Public Safety to include Theresa
Staudinger City Attorney, Josh Tipton Police Chief, and Joe Soukup City
Superintendent and to return to open session at 9:20 p.m. in Wilson City Hall.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

9:20 p.m.  Kristofer Ritchie and Alan Rusch left the
meeting.

 

Darcy Hubka
Vopat made a motion to return to open session at 9:20 p.m.  Ryan Stoppel seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

No action was
taken.

 

BOARD OF HEALTH-

2211 Ave E-

Ryan Stoppel
made a motion to accept the 2211 Ave E as completed.  David Criswell seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next
Council meeting- Monday, November 2, 2020 7:00 pm 

 

Meeting
adjourned at 9:35 p.m. with a motion by Darcy Hubka Vopat, seconded by David
Criswell, and motion carried.