CITY COUNCIL MEETING
September 9, 2019
The city council met in regular session with the following present: Mayor: Jack 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, Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke, Electric and Park Systems Supervisor Gary Rowden, Deanna Burkhart, Alvin Riley, and Ruthie Wingett.
Mayor Jack Rowden presided.
Motion by Councilman Jason Teeter, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, to approve the minutes of August 5, 2019 and August 19, 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 August, showing 26 new cases brought before the court and $3,484.50 remitted to the city. Motion by Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Councilman Dean Banker, to accept the report. Motion carried.
City Inspector Josh Grubbs presented his monthly activities report.
Deanna Burkhart with Black Hills Energy came in to give a yearly update and ask if the city has any concerns.
Economic Development Director Jan Leonard came before the council to request that funds be used from the Economic Development Fund to award small business grants to Yardmaster and Main Renovations, both in the amount of $2,500.00 each. Motion by Councilman Dean Banker, seconded by Councilman Shannon Crawford, to approve the expenditures for the small business grants for Yardmaster $2,500.00 and Main Renovations $2,500.00. Motion carried
Alvin Riley representing the Golf Course Board, talked with the council about the possibility of replacing the golf course superintendent upon retirement and wanted guidance on when to begin the process and a possible starting salary.
Motion by Councilman Shannon Crawford, seconded by Councilman Dean Banker, that Ordinance No. 851, 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 2019; DEFINING TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS AND TRAFFIC OFFENSES; PROVIDING CERTAIN PENALTIES; AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 849, AND ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH, be passed. Vote: Jason Teeter, yes; Shannon Crawford, yes; Dan Corpening, yes; Frankie Thomas, yes; Dean Banker, yes. Motion carried
Motion by Councilman Dean Banker, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, that Ordinance No. 852, 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 2019; WITH CERTAIN OMISSIONS, CHANGES AND ADDITIONS, AS DETAILED HEREIN; PRESCRIBING ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS; AND REPEALING THE “UNIFORM PUBLIC OFFENCE CODE, 2018 EDITION, INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE UNDER ORDINANCE NO. 848; AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH, be passed. Vote: Jason Teeter, yes; Shannon Crawford, yes; Dan Corpening, yes; Frankie Thomas, yes; Dean Banker, yes. Motion carried.
The final engineer’s estimate from Earle’s Engineering was presented by the Outside Utilities Superintendent Paul Nordyke for $2,070,983.20 for the water main project on Polk Street, Harrison Street, and Monroe Street. Motion by Councilman Dean Banker, seconded by Councilman Dan Corpening, to authorize the project to go out for bid once it has final approval from the state. Motion carried.
City Inspector Joshua Grubbs presented the council two proposals for a software program to help with his record keeping, nuisance violations, permits, and licenses.
After discussion with council on the needs of the inspector and which he believes will be of greater values, motion by Councilman Shannon Crawford, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas to purchase the iWorks package for $3,250.00. Motion carried.
Claims against the city were presented and audited. Motion by Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Councilman Frankie Thomas, that Appropriation Ordinances No. 2133 and 2134 be passed. Motion carried.
Motion by Councilman Jason Teeter, seconded by Councilman Dean Banker, that the meeting go into executive session for trade secrets on new power contracts with all council, City Clerk Carrie Baeza, Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke, and Electric and Parks Systems Supervisor Gary Rowden, K.S.A. 75-4319(4). Motion carried. Mayor Rowden called the meeting into executive session at 6:20 p.m. with the meeting to reconvene at 6:30 p.m.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 6:30 p.m.
Motion by Councilman Dan Corpening, seconded by Councilman Jason Teeter, that the meeting adjourn. Motion carried.