CITY COUNCIL MEETING
September 10, 2018
5:15 P.M.


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

Others present were City Clerk Carrie L. Baeza, 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, Deanna Burkhart, Amanda Randle, Alvin Riley, and Richard Vertrees.

President of the Council Shannon Crawford presided.

Motion by Jason Teeter, seconded by Frankie Thomas, to approve the minutes of August 6, 2018 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 43 new cases brought before the court and $4,515.95 remitted to the city.  Motion by Jason Teeter, seconded by Frankie Thomas, to accept the report.  Motion carried.

CITY INSPECTOR

City Inspector Josh Grubbs presented his monthly activities report.

ORGANIZATION

Deanna Burkhart with Black Hills Energy came in to give a yearly update and ask if the city has any concerns.

TRAFFIC

Motion by Councilman Jason Teeter, seconded by Frankie Thomas, that Ordinance No. 847, 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 2018; DEFINING TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS AND TRAFFIC OFFENSES; PROVIDING CERTAIN PENALTIES; AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 842, AND ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH, be passed.  Vote: Jason Teeter, yes; Shannon Crawford, yes; Frankie Thomas, yes.  Motion carried

PUBLIC OFFENSE

Motion by Jason Teeter, seconded by Frankie Thomas, that Ordinance No. 848, 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 2018; WITH CERTAIN OMISSIONS, CHANGES AND ADDITIONS, AS DETAILED HEREIN; PRESCRIBING ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS; AND REPEALING THE “UNIFORM PUBLIC OFFENCE CODE, 2017 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; Frankie Thomas, yes.  Motion carried.

UTILITIES

City Attorney Wayne Tate informed the council that after receiving the bid from Par Electrical Contractors for $235,000 and the cost of 3 poles from the City of $1,888.93, that Casey’s is still holding firm to the before proposed reimbursement cost to the City of $190,000.00.

Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Shannon Crawford, to enter into a contract with Casey’s General Store to have the overhead electrical lines relocated underground as per the bid from Par Electrical Contractors with Casey’s General Store reimbursing the City up to $190,000.00.  Motion carried.

Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Jason Teeter, to accept the bid from Par Electrical Contractors for the relocating the overhead electrical lines to underground for a price of $235,000.00 subject to a signed agreement with Casey’s General Store.  Motion carried.

CITIZENS CONCERN

Amanda Randle came to the council to voice her concern over the increased traffic at the intersection of Main Street and 11th Street when the proposed business will be operating.  Chief of Police Courtney Leslie informed the council that because it is a state highway, the city has no control over a traffic system.  It was also stated that the new business does meet the zoning.

STREET

Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke informed the council that the grapple hook for the Bobcat purchased two years ago is needing to be replaced.  He is able to purchase a new one, but can only be purchased with a credit card.  Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Jason Teeter, to purchase on the credit card a new grapple hook for $1,701.80.  Motion carried.

ORGIZATIONS

Chief of Police Courtney Leslie has been serving on the Incident Management Team.  Her term is up and requested that the council appoint her to a new term.  Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Jason Teeter, that Chief of Police Courtney Leslie be reappointed to a new term with the Incident Management Team.  Motion carried.

ORGANIZATIONS

My Father’s House has requested that a portion of 6th Street between Monroe Street and Madison Street be blocked off on Halloween, October 31, for a Trunk-or-Treat.  It was a consensus from the council that this was not a good idea and suggested they find other options to house the event.

TRANSIENT GUEST TAX

Councilman Jason Teeter also sits on the Convention and Tourism Board.  At their meeting they are requesting the following expenditures be paid out of the Convention and Tourism Fund

                                Great American Kites & Events (Chamber of Commerce)-$500.00

                                Brian Lamberson Memorial Motorcycle Rally for 2017 & 2018-$1500.00

                                Pheasant Heaven Charities Partnership-$1000.00

Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Jason Teeter, to approve the expenditures from the Transient Guest Tax out of the Convention and Tourism Fund.  Motion carried.

Claims against the city were presented and audited.  Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Councilman Jason Teeter, that Appropriation Ordinances No. 2109 and 2110 be passed.  Motion carried.

Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Jason Teeter, that the meeting adjourn.  Motion carried.