March 11, 2019

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, Electric and Park Systems Supervisor Gary Rowden, Alfredo Don Juan, Brad Musgrove, Jason Teeter, Mark William, Ruthie Winget and Jesus Zubia.


Mayor Jack E. Rowden presided.


Motion by Councilman Jason Teeter, seconded by Councilman Dan Corpening, to approve the minutes of February 11, 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 February, showing 9 new cases brought before the court and $2,594.00 remitted to the city.  Motion by Councilman Shannon Crawford, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, to accept the report.  Motion carried.



Brad Musgrove with Musgrove Insurance presented the insurance renewal package for the council.  Changes have been made by the provider with regards to values, deductibles and coverage.  The increase in premium is less than 1%.  Motion by Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Councilman Dean Banker

to accept the insurance renewal for $170,052.00.  Motion carried.



Alfredo Don Juan and Jesus Zubia returned to the council to ask the council to approve of a construction addition Don Juan is wanting to make to his place of business, Don Juan Bar.  City Inspector Joshua Grubbs had checked on utilities in the easement and Black Hills Energy has a main line that is located in the easement.  Black Hills Energy informed Grubbs that they would not allow a structure to be built over the easement.  Motion by Councilman Shannon Crawford, seconded by Council Frankie Thomas to deny the request to build the addition for the Don Juan Bar.  Motion carried.



Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Councilman Dean Banker, that Ordinance No. 851, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE “OFFICIAL ZONING DISTRICT MAP” OF THE CITY OF HUGOTON, KANSAS BY REZONING ALL OF LOT FOUR (4) AND THE NORTH HALF (N/2) OF LOT FIVE (5), BLOCK SIXTEEN (16), CITY OF HUGOTON, STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS, ACCORDING TO THE DULY FILED PLAT THEREOF, be passed.  Vote: Banker, yes; Corpening, yes; Crawford, yes; Teeter, yes; Thomas, yes.  Motion carried.



Motion by Councilman Dean Banker, seconded by Councilman Dan Corpening, to approve the Engineering Contract with Earles Engineering & Inspection, Inc. of $139,892.10 for the engineering of replacing the water lines on Polk Street from 2nd to 11th, Harrison Street from 1st to 11th, and Monroe Street from 1st to 3rd and 5th to 11th.  Motion carried.



Councilman Frankie Thomas informed the council that he had contacted the League of Kansas Municipalities and spoke to Eric Smith, attorney for the League and formerly of Hugoton.  He presented a state statute that allows for the transfer of funds to a Capital Improvement fund to be used for any capital improvement projects.  This has to be done during the budget process and listed as a budgeted transfer.  City Clerk Carrie Baeza agreed and explained that the reserves funds currently in place are Capital Improvement funds funded by their operating department. 


Claims against the city were presented and audited.  Motion by Councilman Jason Teeter, seconded by Councilman Shannon Crawford, that Appropriation Ordinances No. 2121 & 2122 be passed.  Motion carried.


Motion by Councilman Shannon Crawford, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, that the meeting adjourn.  Motion carried.