Regular Minutes for November 16, 2020

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CITY OF WILSON 

Regular Meeting

at Wilson City Hall

November 16, 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:  Roger
Hubert – Board of Health property owner; 
Scott Grauer – resident;  Craig
Freeman – Wilson Telephone Company General Manager;  Alan Rusch – Ellsworth County
Independent/Reporter; Theresa Staudinger – City Attorney; Josh Tipton – Police
Chief; and Susan Kriley – City Clerk.

  

CALL TO ORDER-

Mayor Mike Peschka called the Regular Meeting of the Wilson City Council to
order on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

 

APPROVE AGENDA-

Chuck Crawford made a motion to approve the November 16, 2020 agenda.  Ryan Stoppel seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

MINUTES-

Darcy
Hubka Vopat made a motion to approve the November 2, 2020 Regular Meeting minutes.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried.

 

OPEN DISCUSSION:


Scott
Grauer, resident, voice his agreement with the Ellsworth County mask mandate
and asked the City to enforce the mandate. 


 

7:07
p.m. David Criswell joined the meeting.

 

Mike
Peschka indicated that Police Chief Josh Tipton has been visiting Wilson
businesses and asking them to display the sign “Masks are Required”.

 

BOARD OF HEALTH–

Property-

2211 Ave D
–  Roger Hubert, owner, was present at
the meeting to discuss his property. 
Mike Peschka reviewed the past deadlines given to Roger.  The deadline for the Board of Health
violations to be completed is December 5, 2020. 
Board of Health member Josh Tipton will meet with Roger on Tuesday November
17, 2020 at 1 p.m. to go over what is expected to be done to help Roger avoid
additional costs incurred by the City of Wilson hiring a contractor to take
care of the violations not completed.

 

7:40 p.m. Roger
Hubert left the meeting.

 

REPORTS:

BILLS AND
PAYROLL–

Cindy Heinze made
a motion to approve the November 16, 2020 bills for $12,022.33 and November 16, 2020 payroll
for $9,204.06.  Chuck Crawford
seconded the motion and it carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

TELEPHONE COMPANY
FRANCHISE ORDINANCE NO. 857–

The current
Wilson Telephone Company Franchise Ordinance expires December 31, 2020.  Craig Freeman, Wilson Telephone Company
General Manager, was available to answer any questions from the Mayor or
Council.  The ordinance will be approved
at the next Regular City Council meeting.

 

7:44 p.m. Craig
Freeman and Scott Grauer left the meeting.

 

BOARD OF HEALTH UPDATES
AND SUMMARY –

Vehicles-

No
updates were available.

 

Properties-

305 24th –  Deadline is December 7, 2020 due to property
ownership change.

 

Josh Tipton
reported that there will be two open positions on the Board of Health.  The open positions will be posted on the Get
Wilson facebook page.

 

UNFINISHED
BUSINESS:

ABANDONED BUILDING ORDINANCE NO. 854-

No new
information.

 

HOUSING PROJECT-

Joiner
Construction’s timeline is to start construction by January 2021 and be
completed by June 2021.

 

KDOC CDBG CV ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT-

The Close Out
Hearing was held on Thursday November 12, 2020 at 10 a.m.   David Criswell made a motion to approve the
final payment of $2,000 to North Central Regional Planning Commission pending
receiving the funds from the state. 
Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

 

 

 

KDOC HOUSING REHABILITATION AND DEMOLITION
GRANT-

A video
conference was held with KDOC regarding our grant application.  Craig Freeman, representing a local business;
David Criswell, representing Wilson Economic Development Corporation; Mike
Peschka and Susan Kriley, representing the City of Wilson were present.  Grant awards will be made in January 2021.

 

SEWER LAGOON IMPROVEMENTS-

The KDHE Loan /
Grant has been submitted.

 

STORAGE GARAGE FOR KDOT VANS AND CZECH
FESTIVAL SUPPLIES--

Mike Peschka met
with members of the Wilson Foundation, building owners, regarding the building.
Mike plans to meet with a few contractors to get bids on repairs.

 

MOVING ITEMS AT 2504 AVE E--

Items will be
moved possibly Wednesday, November 18, 2020 or Thursday, November 19,
2020.  Volunteers are needed.

 

KDOT FY 2022 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
OPERATING EXPENSE GRANT-

Cindy Heinze
made a motion to approve the KDOT FY 2022 Public Transportation Operating
Expense Grant.  David Criswell seconded
the meeting and it carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

REFUSE CONTRACT RENEWAL–

Chuck Crawford
made a motion to approve the 2021-2024 Refuse Contract with Chism Trash Service
implementing a $1.00 raise in residential rates to $18.00 (commercial rates are
negotiated between Chism Trash Service and the business).  Cindy Heinze seconded the meeting and it
carried.

 

ANNUAL BURN PILE ATTENDANT CONTRACT RENEWAL-

Cindy Heinze
made a motion to approve the 2021 Burn Pile Attendant contract for Lawrence
Soukup at $9.50 per hour. David Criswell seconded the motion and it carried.

 

WATER CONSERVATION PLAN-

David Criswell
made a motion to approve the updated Water Conservation Plan. Darcy Hubka Vopat
seconded the motion and it carried.

 

DEPARTMENTS:

CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

·        
Banners-  Twenty holiday banners and bracket kits are
on order.  It was discussed to include
all donors in a Thank You ad in the newspaper and/or a recognition banner or
poster.

·        
Working
on grants- KDHE, KDOT, and KDOC CV

 

 

CITY POLICE CHIEF UPDATE WITH JOSH TIPTON-

·        
Received
$1,000 grant for participating in the Special KDOT Traffic Enforcement Grant

·        
Researching
another KDOT Traffic Grant to be able to purchase a handheld radar.

·        
Will
participate in the STEP Enforcement Campaign for DUI Enforcement.

·        
Helped
the Wilson School in the 5th grade Poster Decorating Competition.

 

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE WITH JOE SOUKUP
VIA MIKE PESCHKA-

·        
Water
tower crew will start the exterior painting tomorrow, Tuesday November 17,
2020.

·        
Murphy
Tractor completed repairs on Grader in Oct 2020.  They noted on invoice that the water pump
needed repaired or replaced.  Cindy
Heinze made a motion to approve the purchase of the water pump from Carrico
Implement for $1,326.00 (other quotes received $1,352 Murphy Tractor and $1,326
Prairieland in Hutchinson).  Chuck
Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.

·        
Researched
the purchase of a digital chlorine tester for $585.00 from Salina Supply.  No action was taken on this item.

 

MAYOR/COUNCIL-

Mayor-

Mike Peschka
reported that Dorris Oller, from Holyrood, thanked the city crew for cutting
down the Lions Club emblem sign that the Wilson Lions Club donated to the
Holyrood Lions Club.   Don Browning
received his water and wastewater certification (which will result in a $.50
raise as indicated at Council meeting upon his hiring).  Doug Guenther, current water contractor, and
Terry Hobbs, current wastewater contractor, contracts will end November 30,
2020. Michelle Staudinger Brokes, Wilson Winners 4H Leader, requested the City
allow the Wilson Winners to decorate a tree or place a tree to decorate in one
of the city parks.  She will notify Mike
when they decide which tree they would like to decorate or where.  Michelle also requested that the City allow
Wilson Winners to place a storage shed on city property so they can store their
items.  Theresa Staudinger recommended
having them sign a waiver.  Insurance
approval is pending.  A new Council
member to appoint at the December 7, 2020 Council meeting.   Mike requested Council and employees
restrict comments on Facebook if making them as a Council member or employee.

 

Council-

Darcy Hubka
Vopat reported that she didn’t have any Chamber updates.  There is $176.92 remaining in the 50-50
sidewalk replacement reimbursement program (the program started with $1,000
received from Midwest Energy by a grant she wrote). KDOC has a new program they
are endorsing- Kansas Main Street Program.

 

Chuck Crawford
reported that Circle C is approximately half done with crack seal.  They should be finished on Wednesday November
18, 2020.

 

Mayor-

Mike Peschka
reported that he received a call from a holistic healer looking for a business
or old house to open a business.  The
Christmas Party scheduled for December 5, 2020 is on hold due to COVID.

 

NEXT MEETING -

Next
Council meeting- Monday, December 7, 2020 7:00 pm 

 

Meeting
adjourned at 8:51 p.m. with a motion by Cindy Heinze, seconded by David
Criswell, and motion carried.