Minutes for May 3, 2021

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CITY OF WILSON

Board of Health Hearing
atWilson City Hall
May 3, 2021 5:30 p.m. 

MAYOR:   MICHAEL J. PESCHKA
COUNCIL PERSONS present:                     
CHUCK CRAWFORD
DAVID CRISWELL
CINDY HEINZE
DARCY HUBKA VOPAT
DAN TAYLOR

Others present for the Board of Health Hearing were:  Ty & Terina Templeton –
property owners;  Tammy Pellant – resident;  Mark Hill – resident;  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, May 3, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.    

BOARD OF HEALTH HEARING- 2204 Ave B  -
The property owners of 2204 Ave B requested the Board of Health Hearing before the Governing
Body regarding the Board of Health violations notification received.  Ty and Terina Templeton, property owners, updated the Council on items they have already taken care of and plans for the
remaining items.  They have requested a Board of Health member meet with them in the near future to review the
remaining items listed.

5:41 p.m.  Josh Tipton joined the meeting. 

Chuck Crawford made a motion to grant Ty and Termina Templeton an extension until June 18, 2021.  Dan Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.

5:43 p.m. Mark Hill and Tammy Pellant joined the meeting. 

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

CITY OF WILSON

Inoperable Vehicle Hearing
at Wilson City Hall
May 3, 2021 5:45 p.m. 

MAYOR:  MICHAEL J. PESCHKA
COUNCIL PERSONS present:                     
CHUCK CRAWFORD
DAVID CRISWELL
CINDY HEINZE
DARCY HUBKA VOPAT
DAN TAYLOR

Others present for the Inoperable Vehicle Hearing were:  Gary Covieo – property owner;
Tammy Pellant – resident;  Mark Hill – resident; Kelli Johnson – Gudenkauf & Malone;  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, May 3, 2021 at 5:45 p.m.    

INOPERABLE VEHICLE HEARING- 2303 Ave B  -
The property owners of 2303 Ave B requested the Inoperable Vehicle Hearing before the Governing
Body regarding the five (5) vehicle violations notification received.  Gary Covieo, property owner, requested an
extension. 

Dan Taylor made a motion to grant Gary Covieo an extension until July 2, 2021 with a follow up
review to determine if there will be another extension.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.

5:55 p.m. Kelli Johnson joined the meeting.

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

CITY OF WILSON 

Regular Meeting
at Wilson City Hall
May 3, 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: Tammy Pellant – resident; Mark Hill – resident; Kelli
Johnson – Gudenkauf & Malone Inc; Alan Rusch – Ellsworth County
Independent/Reporter; 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, May 3, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

APPROVE AGENDA-
Darcy Hubka Vopat made a motion to approve the May 3, 2021 agenda with the move of the 2020 audit report presentation.  Dan Taylor seconded the motion and it carried. 

MINUTES-
Dan Taylor made a motion to approve the April 19, 2021 Inoperable Vehicle Hearing minutes;
Board of Health Hearing minutes; and Regular Meeting minutes.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.

2020 AUDIT REPORT-
Kelli Johnson, Gudenkauf & Malone Inc, presented the 2020 Audit Report. There were no findings.  

6:13 p.m. Kelli Johnson left the meeting. 

Cindy Heinze made a motion to accept the 2020 Audit Report.  Dan Taylor seconded the motion
and it carried.

OPEN DISCUSSION:
Mark Hill addressed the Council regarding his concern for speed limit violation
incidents on the south edge of town along Ave E.  Chuck Crawford will talk to Ellsworth County to
see if they will reduce the speed limit south of the city limits along Ave E or to place an inverted speed bump in road.  A digital speed detecting sign was discussed.

6:32 p.m. Mark Hill and Tammy Pellant left the meeting.

Darcy Hubka Vopat will check with Sylvan Grove on the electronic speed detecting
signs they purchased.  Josh Tipton will check with the City of Ellsworth.

REPORTS:
BILLS–
Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve the May 3, 2021 bills for $20,168.13 and May 3, 2021
payroll for $8,789.01.  Dan Taylor seconded the motion and it carried.  

Mike reported that Jake Rowden, Maintenance worker, will start May 4, 2021. 

VEHICLE UPDATES AND SUMMARY –
Pending Vehicles-
607 29th– Vehicle was removed by owner.

2411 Ave E – Vehicle was removed by owner.

2303 Ave B – (5 vehicles) – Council extended the deadline to July 2, 2021 with a review to
be done by the Public Compliance Officer. 

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 as
of May 3, 2021.  The Board of Health re-evaulated the findings.

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.

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.

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.

2209 Ave F – Dan Taylor made a motion to accept the work done on the property as successfully
completing the Board of Health violations cited.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried.   

2411 Ave E – Deadline April 15, 2021.   Dan Taylor made a motion to grant an extension until May 17, 2021 to allow the Board of Health to meet with the property owner to evaluate compliance (property owner’s
request) and to continue the email conversations.  Darcy Hubka Vopat seconded the motion and it
carried.

709 27th – Dan Taylor made a motion to accept the work done on the property as successfully completing the Board of Health violations cited.  Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.   

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.

415-417 28th -  Deadline May 21, 2021

411 28th   - Deadline May 21, 2021

516 23rd- Dan Taylor made a motion to accept the work done on the property as successfully
completing the Board of Health violations cited.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it
carried.   

2204 Ave B-   Hearing was held and an extension was given until June 18, 2021. 

The next Board of Health meeting will be held on Monday May 10, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Fire Station.  Mike and Chuck will attend. 

919 23rd – Dan Taylor made a motion to deny the property owners request to use a school bus as a storage container.  David Criswell seconded the motion. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
ABANDONED BUILDING ORDINANCE NO. 854-
A Public Forum has been scheduled for Wednesday May 12, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. tentatively at Wilson
City Hall.  The registration form is being developed.

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 – No new information.

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.  The
expenditure of $4,872.00 was approved at the April 19, 2021 Council meeting.  Darcy Hubka Vopat made a motion
to approve an additional $120.00 in funds for the red shale purchase.  Chuck Crawford 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.

WEBSITE-
A draft website proposal was presented.  It will be sent to possible website designer and placed on Nex-Tech Classifieds.

NEW BUSINESS:
CZECH FESTIVAL-
Cindy Heinze made a motion to approve Resolution 9-2021 allowing the liquor area for the 2021
Czech Fesival.  Dan Taylor seconded the motion and it carried. 

DEPARTMENTS:
CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY-
·        The KDOT Triennial Compliance Site Review was completed on April 23, 2021.  There will be new policies that will need to be added to the Rider and Driver Policy handbook recently announced by FTA. 

CITY POLICE CHIEF UPDATE WITH JOSH TIPTON-
·        Presented his April log.
·        Boat belonging to the owner of 2910 Ave D has been moved.
·        In reference to the earlier conversation of the digital speed limit sign, a
company attended a Council meeting in 2020 with a presentation and cost estimate.  Information will be researched and presented at a future meeting. 

MAYOR AND COUNCIL-
Mayor-
Mike Peschka reported that clean up of the contents in the 2504 Ave E building is still
continuing.  Ben Moore, Architect, was here on April 20th to discuss needs or recommendations for the building.  No report has been received yet.  Jake Rowden will start his employment with the City of Wilson on May 4, 2021.  Trey
Fink will start work on approximately May 19, 2021. 

Council-
Chuck Crawford talked about the 2021 crack seal proposal for the northeast part of town.  Dan Taylor made a motion to approve the maximum purchase of $54,000 for 15 pallets from Circle C for crack seal.  Chuck Crawford seconded the motion and it carried.  The City will be billed for actual amount used.  

Cindy Heinze inquired about Wilson Schools football field and practice field water
rates.  Susan reported that the City has an agreement with the school to charge actual cost to produce and run water plus 10% for the football field and practice field. 

David Criswell expressed his interest in going paperless for Council meeting documents.

Darcy Hubka Vopat informed the Council that she is researching surrounding community baseball
umpire rates.  She has received numerous compliments on the banners.  Darcy
requested Susan check on the shipping timeframe for the new playground equipment ordered in February.  Larry Ptacek is donating some adult trees to be planted at the Jellison Park. 

Mayor-
Mike Peschka reported that he met with a potential buyer for an empty business building. 

MIH Housing Project- Mike spoke with the City of Lucas and Joiner Construction regarding
the housing project.  They are no longer building duplexes in Lucas and will meet with the Kansas Housing Resource Corporation to see if those funds can be rolled over to Wilson that would enable Joiner
Construction to build two duplexes instead of one.   With construction costs increasing, Joiner
has indicated they plan to start construction later this year. 

NEXT MEETING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS/REMINDERS -
Next Council meeting- Monday, May 17, 2021 6:00 p.m. 

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

Meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m. with a motion by Dan Taylor, seconded by Cindy Heinze,
and motion carried.