CITY COUNCIL MEETING
February 5, 2018
5:15 P.M.

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

Others present were City Clerk Carrie Baeza, City Inspector Josh Grubbs, Chief of Police Courtney Leslie, Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke, Electric and Park Systems Supervisor Gary Rowden, City Attorney Wayne R. Tate, Jan Leonard, Jonathan Pearcy and Ruthie Winget.

Mayor Jack E. Rowden presided.

Motion by Councilman Jason Teeter, seconded by Councilman Shannon Crawford, to approve the minutes of January 11, 2018 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 January, showing eight new cases brought before the court and $3,741.00 remitted to the city.  Motion by Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas to accept the report.  Motion carried.

CITY INSPECTOR

City Inspector Josh Grubbs provided his monthly activities report.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Jan Leonard has been hired as a part-time Economic Development Director.  Jan and Jonathan Pearcy were present to ask if the budgeted amount of $20,000 would be available for use by the Economic Development.  The council stated that the monies would stay with the City of Hugoton and that the Economic Development Board would have to request funds just as the Convention and Tourism fund.

HIKE & BIKE TRAIL

The grants were to be awarded January 31, 2018.  As of this time, no word has been heard on if the City was the recipient of an award.

ORGINAZATIONS

Motion by Councilman Shannon Crawford, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas to re-appoint Charles A. Wagner as Director #2 on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency.  Motion carried.

PARKS BIDS

A bid was presented for the purchase of a new John Deere Z950R Commercial ZTrak mower from American Implement:

                                                John Deere Z950R Mower                            $11,087.91

                                                Mulching Bag                                                $  2,573.46

                                                Less Trade-In                                                $<1,500.00>

                                                Total Price                                                     $12,161.37

Motion by Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Shannon Crawford, to accept the bid with the trade-in.  Motion carried.

ELECTRIC, BIDS

Two bids were received for a new bucket truck.

                Custom Truck & Equipment: Chassis and Hi-Ranger                          $210,710.00

                       Less Trade-In                                                                              <$   9,500.00>

                                                                                                                             $201,210.00

Garden City Peterbilt: Chassis and Hi-Ranger                                       $212,100.00

                      Less Trade-In                                                                  <$   9,500.00>

                                                                                                                $202,600.00

                     Extended Warranty:                                                                  $363.00

After discussion about repairs, maintenance, and warranty, motion by Councilman Shannon Crawford, seconded by Frankie Thomas, to accept the bid from Garden City Peterbilt less the trade-in and no extended warranty.  Motion carried.

STREETS

Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke has selected to replace a portion of the center section of Polk Street from 3rd to 4th Street.

WATER

Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke informed the council he is still waiting to hear from the State to get bids to start the new well to replace Well #8.

Claims against the city were presented and audited.  Motion by Councilman Shannon Crawford, seconded by Councilman Dan Corpening, that Appropriation Ordinance No. 2095 and 2096 be passed.  Motion carried.

Motion by Councilman Shannon Crawford, seconded by Councilman Dan Corpening, that the meeting go into executive session in regard to personnel matters of non-elected personnel.  Motion carried.  Mayor Rowden called the meeting into executive session at 6:00 p.m. with the meeting to reconvene in open session at 6:15 p.m.

The meeting reconvened in open session at 6:15 p.m.

Motion by Councilman Shannon Crawford, seconded by Councilman Dan Corpening, that the meeting go into executive session in regard to personnel matters of non-elected personnel.  Motion carried.  Mayor Rowden called the meeting into executive session at 6:15 p.m. with the meeting to reconvene in open session at 6:25 p.m.

The meeting reconvened in open session at 6:25 p.m.

POLICE, BIDS

Only one bid was offered for a new vehicle for the police department.  The bid was from Ghumm’s Auto Center in the amount of $33,505.00 for a 2017 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor AWD less $1,000.00 for the trade-in for a 2007 Chevrolet Impala.  Motion by Frankie Thomas, seconded by Dan Corpening, to accept the bid of $32,505.00.  Motion carried.

PERSONNEL

Motion by Councilman Jason Teeter, seconded by Frankie Thomas, to accept the resignation of Cassie Hagman as Police Officer.  Motion carried.

Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Councilman Dan Corpening, that the meeting adjourn.  Motion carried.