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August 22, 2011

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

August 22, 2011
7:00 p.m.


The following councilmember’s were present with Mayor John McTaggart presiding:

Chuck Adams Mark Bishop Craig Crider
Garrett Mellott John Eickhoff

The following staff members were present:

Michael Webb, City Administrator
David Duckers, City Attorney
Phyllis Freeman, City Clerk
Mark Mathies, Police/Fire Chief
Gerry Cullumber, Captain, Police Department
Kevin Schuler, Deputy Fire Chief


APPROVE MINUTES OF AUGUST 8, 2011

Councilmember Crider moved to approve the minutes. Councilmember Adams seconded.

Mayor McTaggart requested a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.


STATEMENT OF BILLS - $105,097.36

Councilmember Eickhoff moved to approve the statement of bills. Councilmember Bishop seconded.

Mayor McTaggart requested a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

REQUESTS OR COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC

Dennis Swan, representative of Kincaid Coach Lines addressed notification of a violation regarding the gravel lot at their location on Woodend Road. The graveled area is used as a temporary holding area. All other vehicles are parked on a paved lot. He referenced other businesses in the area that utilize gravel parking.
Administrator Webb stated the notification was sent due to a zoning violation. If Kincaid Coach wants to move forward they can apply for a hearing before the Board of Zoning Appeals. He recommended scheduling a meeting with Mr. Swan to discuss this matter.

Heinz Rodgers, 650 Edwardsville Drive stated we have a wonderful resource of technology that is the city website however there is a gap in the information regarding the planning commission.

Administrator Webb stated staff has met with a new company that will improve the website.

CLOSURE OF REGULAR SESSION FOR PUBLIC HEARING
REGARDING 2012 BUDGET

Councilmember Crider moved to go into a public hearing regarding the 2012 budget. Councilmember Bishop seconded.

Mayor McTaggart requested a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

PUBLIC HEARING

FISCAL YEAR 2012

Administrator Webb provided a power point presentation. The presentation provided information regarding revenue, property tax revenue; PILOT/IRB revenue; sales tax revenue; other forms of general fund revenue. Setting priorities, budget options; general fund revenue and expenditures; general fund by department; debt service; transfers from special highway; transfers from sewer; overall debt service fund. Key expenses, special highway fund; sewer fund; solid waste fund; parks & recreation fund; economic development fund and a technology fund.

Mayor McTaggart opened the floor to comments from the public regarding the proposed 2012 budget.

Rebecca Carter, 629 S. 4th Street stated that during these economic situations there is no one here that earns a six digit income and the public just can not make it.

Gary Carpenter, 11030 Riverview asked if the proposed budget included a full-time maintenance supervisor.

Administrator Webb stated no, it has been taken out of the budget.

Councilmember Adams asked what the average sewer bill is now.

Administrator Webb stated currently the residential monthly fee is $6.85 and $12.00 a month for trash service, both services are billed quarterly. In the mobile home village the average monthly bill for sewer is fifty cents to a dollar a month per lot. Water is billed separately by Board of Public Utilities.

Councilmember Crider asked about the priorities.

Administrator Webb stated the Priority A list that will provide new bunker gear for the firefighters, replace fire vehicle for Deputy Chief and replace police patrol vehicle. Since Ford has stopped producing Crown Vic’s the Chevy Tahoe is the best option giving the officers the ability to respond in a safer vehicle during winter weather.

Councilmember Crider asked what the fire vehicle will cost per year.

Administrator Webb stated the Tahoe’s would be a 4 X 4 police package at $28,000; with a three year lease at $10,500 per year.

Councilmember Mellott stated the increase in ambulance fees has made a major impact on the expenditures for 2012.

Administrator Webb stated ambulance service will be a function of the fire department in the 2013 budget. A grant application can be made to acquire an ambulance. The current ambulance fee will increase by $75,000.

Councilmember Adams moved to close the 2012 budget public hearing and reconvene regular session. Councilmember Bishop seconded.

Mayor McTaggart requested a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

RECONVENE REGULAR SESSION

Mayor McTaggart stated it is time to consider the 2012 budget.

Councilmember Eickhoff moved to approve Option C that includes the items listed in Priority A. Councilmember Adams seconded.

After discussion Mayor McTaggart requested a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

Councilmember Crider left the meeting at 8:05 p.m. to return to work.

CONSIDER ADOPTING 2011 STANDARD TRAFFIC

ORDINANCE #905

Councilmember Eickhoff moved to adopt Ordinance #905. Councilmember Bishop seconded.

Mayor McTaggart requested a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

CONSIDER ADOPTING 2011 UNIFORM PUBLIC OFFENSE CODE

ORDINANCE #906

Councilmember Adams moved to adopt Ordinance #906. Councilmember Eickhoff seconded.

Mayor McTaggart requested a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

CONSIDER ADOPTING 2011 FEMA FLOODPLAIN REGULATIONS

ORDINANCE #907

Councilmember Mellott moved to adopt Ordinance #907. Councilmember Bishop seconded.

Mayor McTaggart requested roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

CONSIDER RESOLUTION 2011-03

AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION IN MIDWEST PUBLIC RISK OF KANSAS
PROPERTY AND LIABILITY PROGRAM

Councilmember Adams moved to adopt Resolution 2011-03. Councilmember Eickhoff seconded.

Mayor McTaggart requested a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.

ADVISORY REPORTS

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

Administrator Webb reported:

At the request of the City of Bonner Springs a donation was made for the Tiblow Transit in the amount of $250.00.

Bids will be taken regarding the speed bumps on 110th Street.

Work has been done on the walking trail and a low hanging tree in City Park.

Meetings have started with property owners regarding the right of way on Edwardsville Drive.

A report will be provided in September regarding the Little Turkey Creek sewer project.

CHIEF OF POLICE & FIRE

Captain Cullumber reported that a Citizen’s Police Academy is being offered to provide insight to the public on the operations of the police department. Applications are available, class sizes will be limited to 10 to 12 people and the program takes seven weeks.

CITY ATTORNEY
No report at this time.

COUNCIL & MAYOR COMMENTS

Councilmember Bishop stated he had attended a class regarding the Kansas Open Meetings Act. He encouraged his fellow councilmember’s to attend a class.

Councilmember Adams thanked staff for all their hard work during preparation of the 2012 budget.

ADJOURNMENT

Councilmember Bishop moved to adjourn at 8:28 p.m. Councilmember Adams seconded.

Mayor McTaggart declared the motion passed unanimously.







Phyllis Freeman
City Clerk

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