CITY OF WILSON
at Wilson City Hall
October 5, 2009 7:00 p.m.
MAYOR: ELEANOR HUNTER
COUNCIL PERSONS present: LELAND FRANCIS
Others present for the meeting were: Michael Anschutz – Triple A Farms; Larry Langerman – Resident; Alan Rusch - Ellsworth County Independent / Reporter; Justin Ashlaw - Russell County News; P.J. Kasper – City Attorney; Mike Schoenhofer- Police Chief; and Susan Kriley - City Clerk.
CALL TO ORDER & APPROVE AGENDA:
Mayor Eleanor Hunter called the Regular Meeting of the Wilson City Council to order on Monday, October 5, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. and approved the agenda.
7:01 p.m. Larry Langerman joined the meeting.
Charline Stoppel made a motion to approve the minutes from the September 21, 2009 Regular Meeting. Leland Francis seconded the motion and it carried.
BILLS -Charline Stoppel made a motion to approve the October 5, 2009 bills of $54,350.67. Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.
PAYROLL - Charline Stoppel made a motion to approve the October 5, 2009 payroll for $7,404.90. Leland Francis seconded the motion and it carried.
TRANSFERS-Charline Stoppel made a motion to approve the following transfers: From Water Repair Fund to Bond and Interest Fund $41,405.00; 3rd Quarter 2009 from Water to Water Repair $16,198.61; from Water to Capital Improvement $3,239.72; Sewer to Capital Improvement $2,085.33; and from Sewer to Sewer Reserve $7,472.43. Leland Francis seconded the motion and it carried.
BUDGET REPORT – OCTOBER 2009- Susan Kriley presented the Budget Report for October 2009.
INCOME RECEIVED REPORT – OCTOBER 2009- Susan Kriley presented the Income Received Report for October 2009.
RESOLUTION 4-2009 NIMS- Charline Stoppel made a motion to accept Resolution 4-2009 establishing the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the Incident System to be used for planning, responding, recovery and mitigating from both natural and manmade disasters within the City of Wilson. Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.
BUILDING PERMIT- Leland Francis made a motion to approve the Building Permit for an addition for Larry Langerman d.b.a. Larry’s Auto Repair. Travis Weinhold seconded the motion and it carried.
BURN PILE- Michael Anschutz, Triple A Farms- Burn Pile contractor, approached the Council regarding compliance problems with Morganstern Tree Service, Russell, on Saturday Sept 26, 2009. Michael suggested charging contractors a $100 dumping deposit to be refunded in full if they have complied with the Burn Pile rules and regulations. It was also discussed that there is a fine amount set in the ordinance if anyone violates the regulation. After some discussion, it was decided to table any decision until the October 19, 2009 Council meeting to receive feedback from Wes Buehler, who was called to the Burn Pile on Sept 26, 2009 to help take care of the situation, and to have the Burn Pile Ordinance sent to the Mayor and Council for their review.
BOARD OF HEALTH UPDATE- reported by Eleanor Hunter, Board of Health volunteer No new information
PAST DUE ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE- No report at this time
KDOC CDBG- Water Line Replacement - Leland Francis made a motion to correct the BWR Engineers approval amount to $1,917.50 (from $1,200.32 approved at the September 21, 2009 Council meeting). Travis Weinhold seconded the motion and it carried.
KDOT New Bus Grant – no new information on the new bus.
NEX-TECH REQUEST- Nex-Tech requested to rent more water tower space to place two antennas (one would point to a Wilson business and one would point to their Russell sister office). A decision was tabled until the October 19, 2009 Council meeting to receive feedback from Wes Buehler.
CONTAMINATION – CLEAN UP- Leland Francis made a motion to have Susan Kriley proceed with the Brownfields Grant for the contamination clean up. The grant deadline is October 16, 2009. Travis Weinhold seconded the motion and it carried.
7:25 p.m. P.J. Kasper joined the meeting.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS- Jeanne Heki submitted an email indicating that the Wilson Emergency Preparedness Committee had met with the Ellsworth County Emergency Preparedness Committee to let them know the City’s wishes for a Tornado shelter (to fit approximately 150-200) with a building / structure on top (to house Emergency Preparedness trailer and both city vans). They will now need more exact details to request grant funds. Leland Francis made a motion to have Eleanor Hunter proceed with details on a Tornado shelter and building for the Ellsworth County Mitigation Plan and Grant funds. Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.
TEMPORARY CLEANING POSITION- Cindy Heinze made a motion to hire Brenda Mog ($7.25 per hour) to fill in for Janiece Kornmeyer during her medical recovery and to be monitored. Travis Weinhold seconded the motion and it carried.
WILSON SCHOOL WATER RATE REVIEW- Susan Kriley presented a 13 month history on all Wilson School city accounts. Leland Francis indicated that Wilson charges three times per unit more than Bushton for football field watering- School reported that Bushton charges $1.00 per unit. A decision was tabled until the next Council meeting to get feedback from Wes Buehler.
CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY -
· There will be approximately 12-15 new fire hydrants after the water project is completed. At the September 21, 2009 Council meeting, Jeanne Heki asked who would be putting on the new numbers. It was pointed out that Eschbaugh Advertising supplied the reflective numbers for the fire hydrants. Susan will contact Steve Eschbaugh.
· Susan will attend a Transit Council Pilot Program meeting on Friday Oct 19th in Salina
· New policy from KDOT – bus advertisement required monthly instead of weekly (unless out of service area trip scheduled)
· Leland Francis made a motion to approve for Susan to attend the CCMFOA City Clerks Academy on November 12 & 13 in Wichita. Travis Weinhold seconded the motion and it passed 3 – 1.
· Council approved vacation day of October 30th
POLICE DEPARTMENT UPDATE WITH MIKE SCHOENHOFER -
· Worked 4 criminal cases, harassment by phone
· Issued traffic citations and warnings
Leland Francis indicated that it is ok for the flag football coaches to use the equipment but he will call them to request they put the equipment back.
Travis Weinhold was approached about the curb at Foster Mortuary. Eleanor indicated that he is on the list and in the Spring the Council will look at a curb/gutter or sidewalk replacement program.
Cindy Heinze asked about the Wilson PRIDE’s intention for the David Hoien / Shawna Crouch house. It was indicated that they have been working on cleaning the area up. Travis reported that Arnold Kratky will be bulldozing it down. Philip Borell, Pat Thrasher and Travis Weinhold have been working on the block work.
7:56 p.m. Michael Anschutz, Justin Ashlaw, and Larry Langerman left the meeting.
Leland Francis made a motion to enter executive session for non-elected personnel at 7:56 p.m. for 3 minutes including Mike Schoenhofer and PJ Kasper. Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.
Leland Francis made a motion to return to open session at 7:59 p.m. Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.
No action was taken.
FUTURE MEETINGS AND DATES- Regular Meeting –Monday, October 19, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.