CITY COUNCIL MEETING

March 9, 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, Jason Teeter, and Frankie Thomas. Absent: Councilman Brad Niehues

 

Others present were City Clerk Carrie L. Baeza, Electric and Park Systems Supervisor Logan Frederick, City Inspector Josh Grubbs, Chief of Police Courtney Leslie, Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke, City Attorney Wayne R. Tate, Austin Dale, Dylan Irsik, Jan Leonard, and Brad Musgrove.

 

Mayor Jack E. Rowden presided.

 

Motion by Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, to approve the minutes of February 10, 2020, as mailed/emailed.  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 19 new cases brought before the court and $4,318.00 remitted to the city.  Motion by Councilman Dean Banker, seconded by Councilman Jason Teeter, to accept the report.  Motion carried.

 

CITY INSPECTOR

City Inspector Josh Grubbs provided his monthly activities report.

 

LICENSES

Motion by Councilman Dean Banker, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, that a Cereal Malt Beverage License for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year be approved for Corner Market at 1000 South Main for purchase in unopened container and not for consumption on premises.  Motion carried.

 

COMMUNITY

Jan Leonard, representing the board for the movie theater, came before the council to request that the $7,500.00 for operating expenses pledged by the city, be released for the 2020 year to help with the purchase of the property.  Motion by Councilman Jason Teeter, seconded by Councilman Dan Corpening, that the $7,500.00 pledged for operating expenses be released for the purchase of the building contingent upon the board raising the remaining balance of the purchase price.  Motion carried.

 

FINANCE

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 coverages.  The increase in premium is 6.9%.  Discussion was held on the value of the City Office Building.  Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Councilman Dean Corpening, to accept the insurance renewal for $181,814, with the change in the City Office Building value.  Motion carried.

 

FINANCE

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HUGOTON, KANSAS, AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO ITS PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM CONSITING OF THE REPLACMENT OF THREE MILES OF WATER LINES AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS TO PAY COSTS OF SUCH IMPROVEMENTS

After discussion, upon motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Councilman Dean Banker, the Ordinance was passed by a majority of vote of the members present.

 

The Ordinance was designated Ordinance No. 856.

FINANCE

A Resolution was presented to the governing body entitled:

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF HUGOTON, KANSAS, AUTHORIZING THE PUBLIC SALE OF THE CITY’S GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 2020, IN THE ESTIMATED PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $935,000.00; SETTING FORTH DETAILS OF THE PUBLIC SALE AND AUTHORIZING NOTICE THEREOF.

The Resolution was considered and discussed; and on motion of Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Councilman Jason Teeter, the Resolution was adopted by a majority vote of the members present, and was assigned No. 2020-2.

 

TRANSIENT GUEST TAX

City Clerk Carrie Baeza was given a list of expenditures approved by the Convention and Tourism board.

                Chamber of Commerce                                  $67.94                   Reimburse meals

                Jan Leonard                                                        $466.52                 Materials for museum display

                Chamber of Commerce                                 $500.00                 Website update

                Dirtona Raceway                                              $1000.00              Grant Award

                Stevens Co. Fair                                                $1000.00              Grant Award

                PHCI Partners                                                    $1000.00              Grant Award

                High Plains Music Fest                                   $1000.00              Grant Award/Movie Theater

Motion by Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Councilman Jason Teeter, to approve the presented expenditures.  Motion carried.

 

STREET

Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke, presented bids for the cement work to be done at 3rd Street and Washington Street and the curb and gutter on the 600 Block of Jackson.

                M&R Construction                           3rd Street and Washington Street              $2,880.00

                                Remove and pour 400 sqft with 2 ramps and 15 feet of curb

                M&R Construction                           3rd Street and Washington Street              $6,730.00

                                Remove and pour 871 sqft with 47 feet of curb

                M&R Construction                           Curb and gutter for the 600 blk Jackson $11,148.00

                                Remove driveways and 284 foot of curb

Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Councilman Dean Banker, to approve the bid from M&R Construction for $6,730.00 for the project at 3rd Street and Washington Street.  Motion carried

 

Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Councilman Dean Banker, to approve the bid from M&R Construction for $11,148.00 for the curb and gutter on the 600 block of Jackson.  Motion carried.

 

PERSONNEL

Motion by Councilman Dean Banker, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, to give Head Lineman Thomas Frederick a $1.00 raise for his new position.  Motion carried.

 

Claims against the city were presented and audited.  Motion by Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, that Appropriation Ordinances No. 2145 & 2146 be passed.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Councilman Dean Banker, that the meeting go into executive session for trade secrets under K.S.A 75-4319 (4).  Mayor Rowden called the meeting into executive session at 6:10 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.

 

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