CITY OF WILSON
at Wilson City Hall
September 21, 2009 7:00 p.m.
MAYOR: ELEANOR HUNTER
COUNCIL PERSONS present: JOE DIVIETRO
Others present for the meeting were: Kirk & Susan Wollesen – Deep Creek Construction; Kris Bair, Jeanne Heki, and Debbie Whitmer – Emergency Preparedness Committee; Alan Rusch - Ellsworth County Independent / Reporter; Justin Ashlaw - Russell County News; John Kasper – City Attorney; Wes Buehler – City Superintendent; 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, September 21, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. and approved the agenda.
7:01 p.m. Justin Ashlaw joined the meeting.
Charline Stoppel made a motion to approve the minutes from the September 8, 2009 Regular Meeting. Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.
Charline Stoppel made a motion to approve the September 21, 2009 bills of $7,431.22. Joe DiVietro seconded the motion and it carried.
Charline Stoppel made a motion to approve the September 21, 2009 payroll for $6,556.67. Leland Francis seconded the motion and it carried.
KDOC CDBG- Water Line Replacement - Kirk & Susan Wollesen – Deep Creek Construction, reported that the progression is good and there is 5 ˝ blocks of main line and meters to finish. Joe DiVietro made a motion to approve the Deep Creek Construction pay request for $22,800.98 and to be disbursed once funds are received from KDOC and/or KDHE. Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried. Joe DiVietro made a motion to approve the BWR Engineers pay request for $1,200.32 and to be disbursed once funds are received from KDOC and/or KDHE. Charline Stoppel seconded the motion and it carried.
7:05 p.m. Kirk and Susan Wollesen left the meeting.
7:05 p.m. Travis Weinhold joined the meeting.
Kris Bair, Jeanne Heki, and Debbie Whitmer, Emergency Preparedness Committee members, updated the Council on the Ellsworth County Mitigation Plan reviewed last year. When the plan was written, the City of Wilson was included for a Tornado shelter. The committee reported that the Ellsworth County Mitigation Plan has been approved and the next step is for the City to direct the Emergency Preparedness Committee on the size of Tornado shelter and/or if the City wants a building on top so the committee can request it. The location of a Tornado shelter was discussed but not decided at this time. Distribution of the money will be determined after the September 28, 2009 Ellsworth County Emergency Preparedness meeting where the County will receive requests from all cities in the county. After some discussion, the Council directed the Wilson Emergency Preparedness Committee to request a Tornado shelter (to fit approximately 150-200) with a building / structure on top (to house Emergency Preparedness trailer and both city vans).
Jeanne Heki also noted that there will be twelve new fire hydrants (replaced during water line replacement project) that will need marked.
7:15 p.m. Kris Bair, Jeanne Heki, and Debbie Whitmer left the meeting.
BOARD OF HEALTH UPDATE- reported by Eleanor Hunter, Board of Health volunteer
Eleanor Hunter reported that the White Metal Appliance trailer was a success. She also reported that there has been some interest in the property at 2212 Ave E.
PAST DUE ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE-
Eleanor Hunter has contacted Amie Goddard regarding her past due bill. Amie paid $25 on her account with a remaining balance of $41.36 which is late fees that have accrued. Leland Francis made a motion to write off the $41.36 balance. Charline Stoppel seconded the motion and it carried.
GRANTS RECEIVED/ NIMS CERTIFICATION-
NIMS Certification– Travis Weinhold reported that all firemen have successfully completed the NIMS certification except Jason Shelton. Joe DiVietro will also need to be certified.
KDOC SCIP- Playground and Water Spray Park – no new information
KDOT New Bus Grant – no new information on the new bus.
KDOT Bus Grant- operating expenses- Susan Kriley will attend the Transit Pilot Program project meeting in Salina on September 24, 2009.
SCHOOL TO WORK-
Eleanor Hunter reported that she interviewed Kaitlin Ptacek. Leland Francis made a motion to hire Kaitlin Ptacek for the Part-time / School to Work program with a 3 month probation period. Cindy Heinze seconded the motion and it carried.
Eleanor Hunter reported that Cindy Heinze, Charline Stoppel, and herself attended the Sept 14, 2009 School Board meeting. The school board requested that the City review the school’s water and sewer utility charges and consider a cost break since Wilson is higher than Holyrood and Bushton. They also questioned the refuse charge but were told that the charge is set up through K.C. Enterprises directly. The Council instructed Susan to do a usage history for one year for all Wilson School accounts.
CITY SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE WITH WES BUEHLER -
· Sewer Lagoons- plugged in balancing pipe between lagoons
· Continuing mowing
· Opened/closed 1 grave
· Sprayed for mosquitos
· Council approved vacation days for Sept 25th and Oct 5-9th
CITY CLERK UPDATE WITH SUSAN KRILEY -
· Working on updating the bus policies and will have a draft to the Council as soon as completed
· City Flag Football for K – 6th will start Sept 30th
· Council approved vacation day of September 25th
POLICE DEPARTMENT UPDATE WITH MIKE SCHOENHOFER -
· Recertified radar
· Worked accident report, burglary/theft, damage to property, and 2 disorderly conducts
· Issued traffic citations and warnings
Travis Weinhold reported that he has volunteered a couple of days at the Wilson PRIDE park.
Eleanor Hunter asked Travis to help Scott Cunningham get items removed.
7:40 pm John Kasper joined the meeting.
John Kasper reported that the surveillance cameras are on order. Eleanor Hunter indicated that Rolling Hills Electric will supply an electrian for the work.
FUTURE MEETINGS AND DATES- Regular Meeting –Monday, October 5, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 7:43 p.m.