Inoperable Vehicle Hearing Minutes and Regular Meeting Minutes for April 5, 2021

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CITY OF WILSON

Inoperable Vehicle Hearing
at
Wilson City Hall
April 5, 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:  Dan Erdman – property owner
(Picture Rocks Ltd);  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 Inoperable Vehicle Hearing
to order on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 5:45  p.m.    

INOPERABLE VEHICLE HEARING- 2411 Ave E  -
The property owner of 2411 Ave E requested the Inoperable Vehicle Hearing before the
Governing Body regarding the Inoperable Vehicle violations notification received.  Dan Erdman (Picture Rocks
Ltd), property owner, did not request an extension nor present a plan of action.

5:52 p.m. Josh Tipton joined the meeting. 

Dan Taylor made a motion to approve a resolution regarding the two (2) inoperable
vehicles for 2411 Ave E.  The property owner will have ten (10) days to bring the vehicles in compliance with the
Inoperable Vehicle Ordinance or the City will have them removed. Chuck Crawford
seconded the motion and the motion carried.  

The hearing ended at 5:56 p.m. with a motion from Cindy Heinze, seconded by Dan
Taylor, motion carried.

CITY OF WILSON 

Regular Meeting
at
Wilson City Hall
April 5, 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: Dan Erdman – property owner; Greg German (via
Zoom) – website designer; Dave Sachleben – resident; Kristofer Ritchie – resident;
Alan Rusch – Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter; 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, April 5, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.  

APPROVE AGENDA-
David Criswell made a motion to approve the April 5, 2021 agenda.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried.  

MINUTES-
Darcy Hubka Vopat made a motion to approve the March 15, 2021 Inoperable Vehicle
Hearing Minutes and Regular Meeting minutes with a correction.  David Criswell seconded the motion and it carried. 

OPEN DISCUSSION:
No public input for open discussion. 

REPORTS:
BILLS–
Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the April 5, 2021 bills for $24,852.77; March 16, 2021 payroll
for $9,777.78; and April 1, 2021 payroll for $10,504.63.  Dan Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.   

2020 BUDGET REPORT-
The 2020 Budget Report was presented.

VEHICLE UPDATES AND SUMMARY –
Pending Vehicles-

616 24th
– Josh Tipton served the property owner the approved resolution (Resolution 1-2021)
on Monday, March 15, 2021.  The City will schedule the removal of the vehicles on April 7, 2021.

607 29th
An extension was given to April 14, 2021. 


603 31st
The vehicles were removed by owner.

2411 Ave E
– Hearing held April 5, 2021 at 5:45 p.m. and resolution was passed.

608 31st
The vehicle was removed by owner. 

BOARD OF HEALTH UPDATES, SUMMARY,
AND NEW PROPERTIES –  
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

715 29th – Resolution passed at March 15, 2021
Council meeting. Deadline May 5, 2021. 

416 29th – Resolution passed at March 15, 2021
Council meeting. Deadline May 5, 2021. 

2104 Ave E – Resolution passed at March 15, 2021
Council meeting. Deadline May 5, 2021. 

2411 Ave E – Deadline April 15, 2021.  

2209 Ave F – Deadline April 15, 2021.   

709 27th – Deadline April 15, 2021.   

919 23rd – Deadline April 15, 2021.

611 29th – Dan Taylor made a motion to accept the work done on 611 29th as completing their Board of Health violations.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried. 

Additional updates-
2104 Ave E – It was reported that the property owner
is actively trying to find someone to demolition the garage.

2114 Ave I – The sheriff’s sale has been rescheduled.

919 23rd – The property owner has asked if the abandoned bus located on his property can be considered permanent storage
if he removes the tires and boards up the windows.  Chuck Crawford made a motion to give the
property owner an extension until May 15, 2021 for the bus only until the Council makes a decision.  Cindy Heinze
seconded the motion and it carried.

New properties-
415-417 28th – This property was presented for Council review. A decision was tabled until the next meeting when at least one more property will be presented. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
ABANDONED BUILDING ORDINANCE NO. 854-
Proposed changes and thoughts from Chuck Crawford and David Criswell were presented to the
Council previously.  Information from Sylvan Grove on their abandoned building and land bank will be forwarded to the
Council.  More discussion will take place at the April 19, 2021 Council meeting. 

LOANS / GRANTS AWARDED-
KDOC HOUSING REHABILITATION AND DEMOLITION GRANT – The City is still working on the paperwork for the grant.  A housing plan and demolition plan will be presented at a future meeting for Council approval.  Applications will be accepted once all the
state paperwork is complete (possibly June or July).

KDHE SEWER LOAN/ GRANT – Wilson & Company will attend a meeting in May 2021 to present their Construction Engineering
Agreement for approval. 

GRANTS PENDING-
SMOKY HILL CHARITABLE FOUNDATION GRANT – The City submitted a SHCF Grant for red shale for the ballfields.

KDOT BUS FACILITY GRANT-  The City submitted a KDOT Bus Facility Grant proposal for repairs to 2405 Ave E. 

SEASONAL LABORERS -
Dan Taylor made a motion to hire Jan Shaw (fill in bases) at $12.00 per hour, Trey Fink at $12.00
per hour, and Dustin Clutterbuck at $10.00 per hour.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

MAINTENANCE – ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT POSITION-
The deadline for applications to be submitted for the Maintenance- Assistant Superintendent
position is 3 pm on Friday April 9, 2021.  The interview committee will be comprised of Chuck Crawford, Cindy
Heinze, Mike Peschka, and Joe Soukup.

6:37 p.m. Josh Tipton left the meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:
RESOLUTION 6-2021 PRIDE SUPPORT -
Chuck Crawford made a motion to approve the Resolution 6-2021 in support of
PRIDE.  Dan Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

6:41 p.m. Josh Tipton joined the meeting.

WEBSITE-
The Council was asked to think about whether or not there was interest in changing
the website.

6:44 p.m. Greg German joined the meeting (via Zoom). 

Greg German gave the Council a summary of the city/county websites that he has designed (Glen Elder, Cawker City, Glasco, Mitchell
County). 

6:52 p.m. Dave Sachleben joined the meeting.

The addition of online bill pay was agreed on by consensus to be added to the existing website or included on the new website
(which ever direction the website goes).

7:19 p.m. Greg German left the meeting. 

Mike Peschka indicated that the City of Lucas has a good website as well designed by a Lucas local. 
A proposal will need to be developed to go out for bids for a potential new website. 

DEPARTMENTS:
CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

·         Sold 65 dog tags at the March 20, 2021 Rabies Clinic.

·         Received banners from Refine Design.

·         KDOT Compliance Site Review (triennial) will be April 23, 2021.

·         Received the KDOT Operating Expense Grant (total $9,350) for July 2021- June 2022.

CITY POLICE CHIEF UPDATE WITH JOSH TIPTON-

·        Presented March statistics

·         BOARD OF HEALTH – Next meeting will be April 12, 2021.

·         WILSON EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE – Next meeting will be April 15, 2021.

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE WITH JOE SOUKUP-

·        The backflow preventor for the Splash Pad failed last year.  Glassman Corporation quoted a price of $330
on a rebuilt kit.  Salina Supply quoted a price of $719.70 for a new backflow preventor. Joe can install the backflow
preventor but the City will have to have it inspected/tested.

7:36 p.m. Kristofer Ritchie joined the meeting.

Dan Taylor made a motion to purchase a backflow preventor from Salina Supply for
$719.70.  Darcy Hubka Vopat seconded the motion and it carried.

·        Milling intersections- Joe met with Coughlin Company (company doing the milling for
Ellsworth County) regarding Wilson’s intersections.  It was discussed to do a couple of
intersections now as a trial and since Coughlin Company is doing work for the
County, the City will save the $2,500 set up fee.  The quote for milling the intersections at 29th
and Ave F and 30th and Ave F is $253.50 each (195 square yards at $1.30 per square yard) for a total of $507.00. 
Once the intersection is milled down, it will have to be chipped and
sealed  within six weeks.  A decision was tabled until the next meeting.

·        Plans to hang the batting cage on Friday April 9th and requested anyone to help.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL-
Mayor-
Mike Peschka indicated that there is a dumpster at 2504 Ave E.  The dumpster will be emptied on Tuesday evening and Saturday.  He requested anyone on the Council help haul out the contents of the building as people have time.  He spoke with architect Warren Ediger but Mr. Ediger has not been able to make it to Wilson to look at 2504 Ave E.  Architect Ben Moore will be in Wilson on April
20, 2021 to meet regarding the building.

Council-

Darcy Hubka Vopat reported that city youth soccer games have started. Twin Lakes League
baseball meeting was held on March 28, 2021.  Sign ups are due to the City by April 13, 2021 with games starting in
late May.  Swim Lessons will be held July 19 -23 and July 26 – 30.  The Lang
Memorial Library 2022 budget was presented for information.

David Criswell informed the Council that he is serving on the USD 112 Configuration Committee.

Mayor-
Mike Peschka updated the Council on the Housing Project (MIH Grant).  Joiner Construction is working on property negotiating. 

Council-
Chuck Crawford asked Joe Soukup to get a price from Reliant Roofing on painting the Powerplant
trim when they do the roof work.  Crack seal will be scheduled to be done in October or November.   He attended the March 30th
Ellsworth County Economic Development meeting.

NEXT MEETING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS/REMINDERS -

Next Council meeting- Monday, April 19, 2021 6:00 p.m. 

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


Meeting adjourned at 8:01 p.m. with a motion by Cindy Heinze, seconded by Dan Taylor,
and motion carried.