CITY COUNCIL MEETING

August 5, 2019

5:15 P.M.

The city council met in regular session with the following present:  Mayor Jack E. Rowden; Councilmen, Shannon Crawford, Jason Teeter, and Frankie Thomas.  Absent: Councilmen Dean Banker and Dan Corpening.

 

Others present were City Clerk Carrie L. Baeza, City Inspector Josh Grubbs, Chief of Police Courtney Leslie, Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke, City Attorney Wayne R. Tate, Doug “Andy” Davis, Alvin Riley, and Ruthie Winget.

 

Mayor Jack E. Rowden presided.

 

Motion by Councilman Shannon Crawford, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, to approve the minutes of July 8, 2019 and July 22, 2019 as mailed.  Motion carried.

 

Each member of the governing body was provided a copy of Municipal Judge Paula Sosa’s report for the month of June, showing 24 new cases brought before the court and $3511.00 remitted to the city.  Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Councilman Jason Teeter, to accept the report.  Motion carried.

 

City Inspector Josh Grubbs presented his monthly activities report.

 

FINANCE

At 5:30 p.m., the city council met as a budget hearing body.  No one appeared in connection with the budget hearing.  City Clerk Carrie L Baeza presented pie charts showing the 2019 budget breakdown by fund and revenue source, general fund breakdown, payroll breakdown, golf revenue and expense breakdown.  Motion by Councilman Shannon Crawford, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, that the 2020 budget be approved as published.  Motion carried.  The budget calls for a decrease of 1.848 mills. 

 

POLICE

Chief of Police Courtney Leslie presented the council with a proposal from Nextech for IT support and service for the 10 computers and server at the police department.  This is the same agreement that was approved for the city office.  Motion by Councilman Shannon Crawford, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, to approve the 60 month agreement for support and service with Nextech for $1,417.00 per month.  Motion carried.

 

COLLECTIONS

The council was presented an option to assist the city in collected unpaid court fines and utilities bills from the Collections Bureau of Kansas (CBK).  City Clerk Carrie Baeza would like to be able to use CBK in addition to the debt set-off program with the state.  Motion by Councilman Jason Teeter, seconded by Councilman Shannon Crawford, to approve the use of CBK as a means for collected unpaid court fines and utility bills after City Attorney Wayne Tate has had a chance to review the contract.  Motion carried.

 

 

WATER

Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke presented the council with the engineer’s estimates from Earle’s Engineering for the proposed water project on Polk, Harrison and Monroe streets.  The total estimated cost of the project came in at $1,981,310.47.  Paul informed the council that the city would purchase some of the materials for the project which would reduce the price.  Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Councilman Shannon Crawford, to go ahead with the next phase of the project and submit for state approval. Motion carried.

 

POLICE

Chief of Police Courtney Leslie is ready to have an open house at the new Police Station on August 26, 2019 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

 

Motion by Councilman Shannon Crawford, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, to accept the Appropriation Ordinances No. 2131 & 2132.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Councilman Jason Teeter, that the meeting adjourn.  Motion carried.

 

 

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

August 19, 2019

5:15 P.M.

 

 

The city council met in adjourned session from the meeting of August 5, 2019 with the following present:  Mayor Jack E. Rowden; Councilmen Dean Banker, Dan Corpening, Shannon Crawford, Jason Teeter, and Frankie Thomas. 

 

Others present were City Clerk Carrie L Baeza, Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke, Electric and Parks System Supervisor Gary Rowden, City Attorney Wayne R. Tate, Neal Daney and Sam Mills from KMEA.

 

Mayor Jack E. Rowden presided.

 

Motion by Councilman Dean Banker, seconded by Councilman Shannon Crawford, that the meeting go into executive session for trade secrets on new power contracts with all present attending, K.S.A. 75-4319(4).  Motion carried.  Mayor Rowden called the meeting into executive session at 5:15 p.m. with the meeting to reconvene at 5:45 p.m.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 5:45 p.m.

 

Motion by Councilman Dean Banker, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, that the meeting go into executive session for trade secrets on new power contracts with all present attending, K.S.A. 75-4319(4).  Motion carried.  Mayor Rowden called the meeting into executive session at 5:45 p.m. with the meeting to reconvene at 5:55 p.m.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 5:55 p.m.

 

Motion by Councilman Dean Banker, seconded by Councilman Shannon Crawford, that the meeting go into executive session for trade secrets on new power contracts with all present attending, K.S.A. 75-4319(4).  Motion carried.  Mayor Rowden called the meeting into executive session at 5:55 p.m. with the meeting to reconvene at 6:10 p.m.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 6:10 p.m.

 

Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Councilman Dean Banker, that the meeting adjourn.  Motion carried.