Board of Health Hearing Minutes and Regular Meeting Minutes for April 19, 2021

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CITY OF WILSON

Board of Health Hearing
at
Wilson City Hall
April 19, 2021 5:30 p.m. 

MAYOR: MICHAEL J. PESCHKA

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

Others present for the Board of Health Hearing were:  LaRana Skalicky – property owner (via
Zoom);  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 Board of Health Hearing to
order on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.    

BOARD OF HEALTH HEARING- 2209 Ave F  -
The property owner of 2209 Ave F requested the Board of Health Hearing before the Governing Body
regarding the Board of Health violations notification received.  LaRana Skalicky, property owner, has made
arrangements with a couple of individuals to fix the violations since she lives
out of state.  She requested more time to check with them regarding their schedule. 
Dan Taylor made a motion to grant LaRana Skalicky an extension until April
30, 2021 to provide a detailed plan and schedule to the City of Wilson to be
presented at the May 3, 2021 Council meeting.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

5:43 p.m. LaRana Skalicky left the meeting.

The hearing ended at 5:45 p.m. with a motion from Dan Taylor, seconded by David Criswell,
motion carried.

  

CITY OF WILSON 

Board of Health Hearing
at
Wilson City Hall
April 19, 2021 5:45 p.m.

MAYOR:   MICHAEL J. PESCHKA

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

Others present for the Board of Health Hearing were:  Chad Boyer & Renee McGaffic – property
owner (via Zoom);  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 Board of Health Hearing to
order on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 5:45 p.m.    

BOARD OF HEALTH HEARING- 919 23rd -
The property owner of 919 23rd requested the Board of Health Hearing before the Governing
Body regarding the Board of Health violations notification received.   

5:49 p.m. Jeff Keith joined the meeting.

Chad Boyer and Renee McGaffic, property owners, requested a two – three month extension due to
health – medical reasons.

5:51 p.m. Kristofer Ritchie joined the meeting. 

Dan Taylor made a motion to grant the 919 23rd property owners a sixty day extension
(deadline 3 p.m. on June 18, 2021) with a possibility of it being re-evaluated
at the end of the sixty days if requested by the property owner.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried. 

The Council still has until May 15, 2021 to make a decision about allowing the use of the old
school bus as storage.  

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

CITY OF WILSON

Regular Meeting
at
Wilson City Hall
April 19, 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: Kristofer Ritchie – resident; Alan Rusch –
Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter; Theresa Staudinger – City Attorney; 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 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.  

APPROVE AGENDA-
Dan Taylor made a motion to approve the April 19, 2021 agenda with the addition
of the approval of quarterly transfers.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

6:01 p.m. Theresa Staudinger and Josh Tipton joined the meeting.

MINUTES-
Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the April 5, 2021 Inoperable Vehicle Hearing
Minutes and Regular Meeting minutes.  Dan Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

OPEN DISCUSSION:
No public input for open discussion. 

EXECUTIVE SESSION-
Cindy Heinze made a motion to enter executive session for discussions prior to real estate acquisition to discussion
possible real estate acquisition, to include City Attorney, and to return to open session in Wilson City Hall at 6:18 p.m. 
Dan Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

Cindy Heinze made a motion to return to open session at 6:18 p.m. Dan Taylor seconded the
motion and it carried.

No action taken. 

6:19 p.m. Theresa Staudinger left the meeting. 

REPORTS:
TRANSFERS-
Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the following transfers: 1st Quarter 2021
from Water to Water Repair $7,342.80;  from Water to Capital Improvement $4,895.20;  from Sewer to Capital Improvement $5,389.72; from Sewer to Sewer Reserve $12,576.01;  and from Water to General $3,843.00.  Dan Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.  All transfers are subject to budget and cash in fund availability. 

BILLS–
Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the April 19, 2021 bills for $9,132.02 and April 16, 2021
payroll for $9,190.83.  Dan Taylor seconded the motion and it carried. 

2021 BUDGET REPORT-
The 2021 Budget Report as of 3-31-2021 was presented.

VEHICLE UPDATES AND SUMMARY –
Pending Vehicles-

616 24th
– All vehicles served have been brought into compliance or removed.

607 29th
Dan Taylor made a motion to pass a resolution to remove the vehicle.  David Criswell seconded the motion and it
carried.

2411 Ave E
– One vehicle was removed.  Deadline for the other vehicle is April 19, 2021.  Dan
Taylor made a motion to grant an extension until May 3, 2021 to allow the
Public Compliance Officer to meet with the property owner to evaluate compliance
(property owner’s request).  David Criswell seconded the motion and it carried.

2303 Ave B
(5 vehicles) – April 26, 2021 deadline

516 26th  – April 27, 2021 deadline

2508 Ave F –April 27, 2021 deadline

709 24th  – pending service

3212 Ave D –sent certified mail – May 1, 2021 deadline

2218 Ave F – pending service 

6:29 p.m. Jeff Keith left the meeting. 

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. 
Council requested the Board of Health re-evaluate the property.

308 26th – on-going

715 29th – Resolution passed at March 15, 2021
Council meeting. Deadline May 5, 2021.   The
property owner  has contracted with
Western Sales – JR Modlin to complete the violation list.

2104 Ave E – Resolution passed at March 15, 2021
Council meeting. Deadline May 5, 2021.  The
property owner  has contracted with
Western Sales – JR Modlin to complete the violation list.

416 29th – Resolution passed at March 15, 2021
Council meeting. Deadline May 5, 2021.   The Board of Health will review the property to
see what items remain on the violation list.

2411 Ave E – Deadline
April 15, 2021.   Dan Taylor made a motion to grant an extension until April 30, 2021 to allow the Board of Health
to meet with the property owner to evaluate compliance (property owner’s
request).  David Criswell seconded the motion and it carried.

709 27th – Deadline April 15, 2021.   Dan Taylor made a motion to grant an
extension until April 30, 2021 to allow the Board of Health to meet with the
property owner to evaluate compliance.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.

2209 Ave F – Hearing held on April 19, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. and an extension was granted until April
30, 2021 to allow the property owner to provide a detailed plan and schedule to
the city.   

919 23rd – Hearing held on April 19, 2021 at 5:45 p.m. and an extension
was granted until June 18, 2021.  Council
is to make a determination regarding allowing the school bus to be used as a storage
shed by May 15, 2021.  

New properties-
Dan Taylor made a motion to proceed with Board of Health procedures on the
following properties:  415-417 28th, 411 28th, 516 23rd, and 2204 Ave B.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it
carried. 

6:51 p.m. Jeff Keith joined the meeting.

6:51 p.m. Joe Soukup left the meeting. 

2204 Ave B – The storage unit located on the property will be handled through the Storage Container
Ordinance. 

6:53 p.m. Joe Soukup joined the meeting. 

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 was forwarded to the
Council.  It was decided to schedule a Public Forum regarding Ordinance No. 854 to get the publics’ feedback.  

7:05 p.m. Kristofer Ritchie left the 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.

SHCF GRANT FOR RED SHALE – The City of Wilson was awarded the Smoky Hill Charitable Foundation Grant for $4,872.00 for
red shale for the ball fields.  Dan Taylor made a motion to approve the purchase of the red shale for
$4,872.00.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

GRANTS PENDING-
KDOT BUS FACILITY GRANT-  The City submitted a KDOT Bus Facility
Grant proposal for repairs to 2405 Ave E.  The proposal has been accepted by KDOT and a 1 on 1 meeting will be scheduled
to proceed with the application process.

MAINTENANCE – ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT POSITION-

EXECUTIVE SESSION-
Cindy Heinze made a motion to enter executive session for personnel matters to discuss the Maintenance – Assistant Superintendent
position and to return to open session in Wilson City Hall at 7:13 p.m.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried.  

Dan Taylor made a motion to return to open session at 7:13 p.m. Chuck Crawford seconded the
motion and it carried.

Chuck Crawford made a motion to hire Jake Rowden to fill the Maintenance position for $16.50
per hour pending a driver’s license check.  David Criswell seconded the motion and it carried. 

WEBSITE -
At the April 5, 2021 Council meeting, the Council was asked to think about whether
or not there was interest in changing the website.  The City of Ellsworth’s website was mentioned
as another good website.  A list of contents that the city wants included, website examples, website design experience, and degree
of ongoing maintenance will be on the proposal. 

7:39 p.m. Darcy Hubka Vopat joined the meeting. 

DEPARTMENTS:
CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY-

·        The Czech Festival Committee will run the City’s summer baseball concession stand
as a fundraiser as they have in the past.

·        Ellsworth County notified City Hall and asked the City to help get the word out that they
will not be accepting recycling until further notice.  The facility that Ellsworth County hauled
recycling to was destroyed in a fire.

·        Gudenkauf & Malone will present the audit at the Monday, May 3, 2021 Council meeting.

CITY POLICE CHIEF UPDATE WITH JOSH TIPTON-

·        Continuing to get his education hours needed.

·        Worked the ball field vandalism case.

·        WILSON EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE – The April 15, 2021 meeting was cancelled and
will be rescheduled. 

CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE WITH JOE SOUKUP-

·        Circle C Paving presented a quote for $36,000 to crack seal 1/3 of the town for
2021.  A decision was tabled until the May 3, 2021 Council meeting.

·        Fixed water leak

·        Working with Dustin Clutterbuck – seasonal worker.

·        
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.  Chuck Crawford made a motion to approve the
$507 cost.  Dan Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL-
Council-
Dan Taylor made a motion to approve J.R. Burkhead as successfully completing his probation
period on the Wilson Fire Department.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.  

Mayor-
Mike Peschka reported that he, Karen Peschka, Dan Taylor, and Lorie Taylor have been filling
the dumpster from the contents in the 2504 Ave E building.  Ben Moore, Architect, will be here on April
20th to discuss needs or recommendations for the building.  Chuck Crawford and Dan Taylor expressed interest
in sitting in on the meeting. 

Council-
Cindy Heinze asked the status of having the boat removed from Ave D (across from the
gym).  Josh is working on it.

David Criswell informed the Council that the USD 112 Configuration Committee participated in building
tours. 

Darcy Hubka Vopat reported that there is one more weekend for city youth soccer games. Swim
Lessons are locked in for July 19 -23 and July 26 – 30.  Summer baseball sign ups have been
received.  It was found that the batting cage will need to be replaced in the future. 
The City has been loaned a temporary one to use for this year.

NEXT MEETING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS/REMINDERS -

Next Council meeting- Monday, May 3, 2021 6:00 p.m. 

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

Meeting adjourned at 8:03 p.m. with a motion by Dan Taylor, seconded by Cindy Heinze,
and motion carried.