CITY COUNCIL MEETING

NOVEMBER 6, 2017

5:15 P.M.

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

Others present were 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, Carrie Baeza, Jan Leonard and Ruthie Winget.

As a quorum was present Mayor Jack Rowden called the meeting to order.

Motion by Jason Teeter, seconded by Frankie Thomas, to approve the minutes of October 10, 2017 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 September, showing 24 new cases brought before the court and $3518.00.  remitted to the city.  Motion by Jason Teeter, seconded by Dean Banker, to accept the report.  Motion carried.

CITY INSPECTOR

City Inspector Josh Grubbs presented his monthly activities report.

IMPROVEMENTS

Jan Leonard came to update the council on the Raydene Park Trail to connect to the Stevens County Museum’s walking path.  Jan will be attending the meeting on November 30th in Wichita to present our request. 

LICENSES

Motion by Dean Banker, seconded by Jason Teeter, that cereal malt beverage licenses for calendar year 2018 be approved for Toot’n Totum #124 at 520 East 11th Street for sale in the original and unopened containers and not for consumption on the premises.  Motion carried.

WATER

Motion by Dean Banker, seconded by Frankie Thomas to accept bids for the CAT G342 engine form Water Well #8.  Motion carried.

POLICE

Chief of Police Courtney Leslie presented the council with a quote from Axon of $2,394.00 for six (6) body cameras for all of the officers to wear.  At this time, the police department will take care of storing of the data collected.  Motion by Frankie Thomas, seconded by Dean Banker, to purchase six (6) cameras for $2,394.00.  Motion carried.

Claims against the city were presented and audited.  Motion by Jason Teeter, seconded by Frankie Thomas, that Appropriation Ordinances No. 2087 and 2088 be passed.  Motion carried.

COMMUNITY

Jason Teeter presented the Board of Convention and Tourism for expenditures from the Transient Guest Tax Fund.  Motion by Dean Banker, seconded by Frankie Thomas, to approve the expenditure of up to $2200.00 for the Rooster Round-Up.  Motion carried.

Motion by Dean Banker, seconded by Frankie Thomas, that the meeting go into executive session in regard to personnel matters of non-elected personnel. Motion carried.  Mayor Jack Rowden called the meeting into executive session at 5:49 p.m. with the meeting to reconvene in open session at 6:15.

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

PERSONNEL

Motion by Thomas, seconded by Banker, to have a starting monthly salary for Carrie Baeza as City Clerk of $4500.00 to start February 1, 2018 and be reviewed at the August 2018 meeting.  Motion carried.

Motion by Teeter, seconded by Thomas, that the meting adjourn.  Motion carried.