CITY COUNCIL MEETING

January 6, 2020

5:15 P.M.

 

The city council met in regular session 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, 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, Richard Barnes, Davonna Daharsh, Logan Frederick, Coltlyn Hale, Braden Habour, Jean Lamatsch, Alvin Riley, and Ruthie Winget.

 

Mayor Jack E. Rowden presided.

 

Motion by Councilman Jason Teeter, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, to approve the minutes of December 12, 2019 and December 30, 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 December, showing seventeen new cases brought before the court and $3,073.00 remitted to the city.  Motion by Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Councilman Shannon Crawford, to accept the report.  Motion carried.

 

CITY INSPECTOR

City Inspector Josh Grubbs provided his monthly activities report.

 

LICENSES

Motion by Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Seconded by Frankie Thomas, that a cereal malt beverage license for the remainder of calendar year 2020 be approved for Los Agaves Bar and Grill at 518 S. Main for consumption on the premises.  Motion carried.

 

FINANCE

Davonna Daharsh approached the City with an opportunity for funding for the community through the Kansas Pride Program.  This is at no cost to the city, but organizations cannot apply for grants and funding without the City being a member through a resolution.  Motion by Council Jason Teeter, seconded by Councilman Shannon Crawford to approve Resolution 2020-1, Kansas Pride Program.  Motion carried.

 

PERSONNEL

Alvin Riley with the Golf Course Board presented their candidate Branden Habour for the full-time position of Assistant Golf Superintendent with a starting date of February 1, 2020 at a rate of $15.00.  Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Councilman Shannon Crawford, to approve the hire of Braden Habour to the Golf Course starting February 1, 2020 at $15.00/hour. Motion carried.

 

PERSONNEL

Court Probation Officer Jean Lamatsch has resigned as there has not been a need for her services.  She had asked the council to allow her to continue to have access to records.  City Clerk Carrie Baeza had no issues with this if the City Attorney Wayne Tate agreed.  Motion by Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas to accept the resignation of Jean Lamatsch.  Motion carried.

 

EQUIPMENT

Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke informed the council that the boring tool is no longer functioning, and parts can not be ordered to repair.  Paul presented a bid to the council to the council from Ditch Witch for $5,801.88 for a replacement boring tool.  Motion by Councilman Dean Banker, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, to approve the purchase of the boring tool from Ditch Witch for $5.801.88.  Motion carried.

 

Claims against the city were presented and audited.  Motion by Councilman Jason Teeter, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, that Appropriation Ordinance No. 2142 be passed.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Councilman Shannon Crawford, that the meeting go into executive session for personnel matters of nonelected personal, K.S.A. 75-4319(1).  Motion carried. 

 

Mayor Rowden called the meeting into executive session at to reconvene in open session at 6:10 p.m.

 

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

 

Motion by Councilman Jason Teeter, seconded by Councilman Dan Corpening, that the meeting go into executive session for personnel matters of nonelected personal, K.S.A. 75-4319(1).  Motion carried. 

 

Mayor Rowden called the meeting into executive session at to reconvene in open session at 6:20 p.m.

 

The meeting reconvened in open session at 6:20 p.m.

 

Motion by Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Councilman Shannon Crawford, to offer the position of Electric and Park Systems Supervisor to Logan Frederick effective February 1, 2020.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Councilman Shannon Crawford, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, to approve a salary increase of $600.00 per month to Logan Frederick as the new Electric and Park Systems Supervisor effective February 1, 2020.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Councilman Dan Corpening to offer the janitor position at the Clerk’s Office to Maria I. Garcia for $100.00/month more than her current salary at the Police Department, or to hire the most qualified candidate for $300.00/month.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Councilman Shannon Crawford, seconded by Councilman Dan Corpening, that the meeting adjourn.  Motion carried.