Inoperable Vehicle Hearing Minutes and Regular Meeting Minutes for March 15, 2021

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CITY OF WILSON

 
Inoperable Vehicle Hearing
at
Wilson City Hall
March 15, 2021 5:45 p.m.


MAYOR:    MICHAEL J. PESCHKA

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                     
CHUCK CRAWFORD
DAVID CRISWELL
CINDY HEINZE
DAN TAYLOR
DARCY HUBKA VOPAT 

Others present for the Inoperable Vehicle Hearing were:  Jerry Vest – property owner;
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, March 15, 2021 at 5:45  p.m.   

INOPERABLE VEHICLE HEARING- 603 31st  -
The property owner of 603 31st requested the Inoperable Vehicle Hearing before
the Governing Body regarding the Inoperable Vehicle violations notification received.  Jerry Vest, property owner,
presented information on his plan to fix the violations and requested an extension.

5:50 p.m. Jerry Vest left the meeting 

Dan Taylor made a motion to approve an extension until March 31, 2021. Chuck
Crawford seconded the motion and the motion carried.

The hearing ended at 5:52 p.m. with a motion from David Criswell, seconded by Dan
Taylor, motion carried. 

CITY OF WILSON 

Regular Meeting
at
Wilson City Hall
March 15, 2021 6:00 p.m.
 

MAYOR:  MICHAEL J. PESCHKA

COUNCIL PERSONS present:                     
CHUCK CRAWFORD
DAVID CRISWELL
CINDY HEINZE
DAN TAYLOR
DARCY HUBKA VOPAT

Others present for the Regular Meeting were: Nathan King – Mosaic; Kristofer Ritchie – resident;
Alan Rusch – Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter; 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, March 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

APPROVE AGENDA-
Dan Taylor made a motion to approve the March 15, 2021 agenda with an addition.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it
carried.  

MINUTES-
Dan Taylor made a motion to approve the March 1, 2021 Board of Health Hearing
Minutes and Regular Meeting minutes.  Darcy
Hubka Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

OPEN DISCUSSION:
Nathan King, Mosaic representative, spoke to the Mayor and Council about March 2021
being dedicated a National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Awareness Month with their theme being “Connection.”  The Mayor approved a Proclamation designating
March 2021 as National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness
Month. 

REPORTS:
BILLS–
Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the March 15, 2021 bills for $19,852.79.  Dan Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.   

2020 BUDGET REPORT-
Will be presented after audit is completed.

VEHICLE UPDATES AND SUMMARY –
Pending Vehicles-
603 31st
Extension given to March 31, 2021 during Inoperable Vehicle Hearing on March 15, 2021.

616 24th
 Josh Tipton served the property owner the passed resolution (Resolution 1-2021)
on Monday, March 15, 2021.

607 29th
Hearing with property owner held February 11, 2021 and an extension was given
March 13, 2021.  Property owner requested another extension due to medical reasons. 
Chuck Crawford made a motion to give him a 30-day extension (to April
14, 2021).  David Criswell seconded the motion and it carried.

2411 Ave E
– Hearing with property owner will be held April 5, 2021 on 5:45 p.m. 

BOARD OF HEALTH UPDATES AND SUMMARY –  

Pending properties-
305 24th – The City contacted the potential new property owner.  The transaction has not closed yet-
it was held up with the title search.

308 26th – on-going

607 29th – Deadline March 5, 2021.  Chuck Crawford made a motion to accept the
work done as completing their Board of Health violations.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it
carried.

715 29th – Deadline March 5, 2021. 

416 29th – Deadline March 5, 2021.

2104 Ave E – Deadline March 5, 2021.

Darcy Hubka Vopat made a motion to passed resolutions for 715 29th, 416 29th,
and 2104 Ave E for the Board of Health items still in violation.   Dan Taylor seconded the motion and it
carried.

611 29th – Extension given until March 29, 2021.

New properties-  
2114 Ave I – Property is up for a Sheriff’s Sale in April 2021. 

2204 Ave B – Council presented questions about items not listed that may be a violation.  Approval
to proceed with a Board of Health violation procedure is tabled.

Dan Taylor made a motion to proceed with Board of Health procedures on the
following properties:  709 27th, 919 23rd, 2209 Ave F, and 2411 Ave E.  Darcy Hubka Vopat seconded the motion and it
carried. 

6:26 p.m. Kristofer Ritchie left the meeting. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

ABANDONED BUILDING ORDINANCE NO. 854-
A Special Council Meeting was held on Thursday, February 11, 2021 for the Abandoned Building
Ordinance.  It was decided for the Mayor and Council to review the approved ordinance (approved in July 2020) and submit
suggested changes to Susan to compile for the Mayor and Council to review.  Proposed changes were submitted by David
Criswell and were emailed to the Mayor and Council for review.  Any other changes proposed need to be sent to
City Hall to distribute to the Mayor and Council before the April 5, 2021 Council meeting.

STORAGE GARAGE (2405 Ave E) FOR KDOT VANS AND CZECH FESTIVAL SUPPLIES--
Closing for the purchase of 2405 Ave E will be held on March 31, 2021.  The City and Wilson Community Foundation will
split the closing costs.  Due to the long-term ownership before the Wilson Community Foundation purchased it, the City will
not get title insurance. 

BUILDING ROOFS-
The insurance Statement of Loss was reviewed.  Reliant Roofing submitted a quote for $69,978.99 for repairs for all buildings.   Dan Taylor made a motion to approve the roof repair quotes with an out-of-pocket amount of $18,250 (after the $51,761.12
insurance payment).  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

KDOC HOUSING REHABILITATION AND DEMOLITION GRANT-
A Housing Board will be appointed by the Mayor to consist of one Council member (Dan Taylor volunteered)
and two community members.  The Housing Board will oversee the individual home bids and present recommendations to the
Council for final approval.  Applications from property owners along 27th street (old Hwy 40) to the north edge
of the city limits should be ready to be taken in June or July. 

NEW BUSINESS:
ANNUAL INSURANCE -
Dan Taylor made a motion to approve the April 2021- March 2022 annual insurance for
$40,987 plus additional cost for 2405 Ave E and the two new mowers.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried.

REFUSE WAIVER REQUEST -
Cindy Heinze made a motion approve the refuse waiver request for 718 28th.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried 4 – 0 – 1 (abstain).

DEPARTMENTS:
EXECUTIVE SESSION-
Cindy Heinze made a motion to enter executive session for personnel matters to discuss non-elected personnel and to
return to open session in Wilson City Hall at 7:10 p.m.  Dan Taylor seconded the motion and it carried. 

Cindy Heinze made a motion to return to open session at 7:10 p.m. Dan Taylor seconded the
motion and it carried.

No action taken.

CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY-
·       Submitting the Smoky Hill Charitable Foundation Grant for red shale for the ballfields.

·        Grants working on – KDOT Bus Facility Grant for 2405 Ave E (proposal due 4-2-2021) and
Dane G Hansen Grant for 2504 Ave E (future) 

CITY POLICE CHIEF UPDATE WITH JOSH TIPTON-
·         WILSON STORM SPOTTERS - Dan Taylor made a motion to approve the following Wilson Storm
Spotters:  Larry Langerman,  Jared Steinle, Richard Lantz, Travis Cullens, and Nick Nelson (as reserve).  Cindy
Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

·        WILSON EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE – There is the possibility of a unanimous person
donating a standby generator with a value of approximately $1,500.00.  City costs will be electric and gas line.  A decision was tabled until a future meeting until electric and gas line quotes. 

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE WITH JOE SOUKUP-
·        Received the new mower.

·        Received the powerplant doors from C & E Doors. They are not installed yet.

·        Summer open positions have been advertised – deadline to submit applications is 3 p.m.
on April 2nd.

·        Received another quote for the telemetry system replacement from HOA- Sargent Drilling
for $42,339.  Don’s Electric and Rewind quote from Aug 2020 is $42,500 (include 5% increase for updated bid). 

MAYOR AND COUNCIL-

Mayor-
Mayor Peschka has been in contact with Warren Ediger, Engineer, to look at the 2504 Ave E building. 

Council-
Chuck Crawford reported that Joe Soukup is working with the County on contacting their company
to mill down roads to get prices and more information. 

Dan Taylor reported that Wilson and Company will attend an April or May Council meeting to
provide the next steps of the Sewer Lagoon Construction project.   

Cindy Heinze asked about the status of removing the boat parked in the street on Ave E and
30th.  Josh Tipton will contact the owner.

David Criswell asked the Governing Body to consider changing the city’s website.  More discussion to follow at a future Council
meeting. 

Darcy Hubka Vopat reported that city youth soccer practices have started and the first
games will be Saturday March 27th.  Twin Lakes League baseball meeting will be held at the end of
March.  Mike and Darcy attended the Dorrance City Council meeting to request some sort of contribution to maintain
the ballfields since we include the Dorrance area kids in our recreation programs.  The City of Dorrance indicated
that they should be able to notify them by April 5th of their intentions.

Cindy Heinze reported that there will be no Wilson High School baseball this year but there will be
Wilson High School baseball and softball next year. 

CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY-
·        Stillworking with Refine Design on banners.

·        Brad Schiermeyer is working on adding ordinances to the city’s website.  This may be on hold depending on Council’s decision
regarding a new website.

·        Rabies Clinic will be March 20, 2021. 

PERSONNEL REPORT-

Mayor Peschka reported that Don Browning, Assistant Superintendent, submitted his two-week resignation
on March 12, 2021.  His last day will be March 26, 2021. The Maintenance / Assistant Superintendent position will be
advertised. 

NEXT MEETING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS/REMINDERS -

Next Council meeting-
Monday, April 5, 2021 6:00 p.m. 

Rabies Clinic
will be held Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 1-2:30 pm at the Fire Station.

Filing deadline
for Mayor or two Council positions is NOON on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. 

Meeting adjourned at 7:47 p.m. with a motion by Cindy Heinze, seconded by Dan Taylor,
and motion carried.