CITY COUNCIL MEETING

October 10, 2017

5:15 P.M.

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

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, Dennis & Teresa Austin, Carrie Baeza, Retha Francis, Steve Morris, Jacque Teeter, and Ruthie Wingett.

President of the Council Shannon Crawford presided.

Motion by Jason Teeter, seconded by Dean Banker, to approve the minutes of September 11, 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 13 new cases brought before the court and $2,284.42 remitted to the city.  Motion by Dan Corpening, seconded by Frankie Thomas, to accept the report.  Motion carried.

CITY INSPECTOR

City Inspector Josh Grubbs presented his monthly activities report.

CITY CODES

Motion by Councilman Dean Banker, seconded by Dan Corpening to allow Dennis and Teresa Austin to keep their porch as built as long as it remains unenclosed while the City Council works to clarify the wording in the City Codes.  Motion carried.

CHARGE OFFS

Motion by Councilman Dean Banker, seconded by Councilman Jason Teeter, that uncollectible utility accounts in the amount of $4,094.38 be charged off with every effort made to collect the accounts.  Motion carried.

CITIZEN CONCERN

Steve Morris addressed the council concerning the overflow from Lake Russell drowning out his crop on the ¼ section directly east of the ponds.  He stated that the addition of the culvert has made the issue worse.  City Attorney Wayne Tate informed Steve that as the property of Lake Russell and the addition of the culvert are the responsibility of Stevens County, he would need to appeal to them.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Jacque Teeter with the Kansas Reading Roadmap after school program and Retha Francis with the Little Eagles Afterschool Program came to personally invite the council to their open house October 19, 2017 from 4:00-5:00 pm.

TRAFFIC

Motion by Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Frankie Thomas, that Ordinance No. 842, AN ORDINANCE REGULATING TRAFFIC WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF HUGOTON, KANSAS; INCORPORATING BY REFERENCE THE “STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE FOR KANSAS CITIES,” EDITION OF 2017; DEFINING TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS AND TRAFFIC OFFENSES; PROVIDING CERTAIN PENALTIES; AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 833, AND ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH, be passed.  Motion carried.

PUBLIC OFFENSE

Motion by Dan Corpening, seconded by Frankie Thomas, that Ordinance No. 843, AN ORDINANCE REGULATING PUBLIC OFFENSES WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF HUGOTON, KANSAS; INCORPORATING BY REFERENCE THE “UNIFORM PUBLIC OFFENSE CODE FOR KANSAS CITIES,” EDITION OF 2017; WITH CERTAIN OMISSIONS, CHANGES AND ADDITIONS, AS DETAILED HEREIN; PRESCRIBING ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS; AND REPEALING THE “UNIFORM PUBLIC OFFENCE CODE, 2016 EDITION, INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE UNDER ORDINANCE NO. 834; AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH, be passed.  Motion carried.

FINANCE

Motion by Councilman Dean Banker, seconded by Jason Teeter, to accept the contract with Hay-Rice and Associates for an amount not to exceed $11,125.00 for the audit of the 2017 records.  Motion carried.

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

Motion by Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Councilman Jason Teeter, that the meeting adjourn.  Motion carried.