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March 28, 2011

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

March 28, 2011
7:00 p.m.


The following councilmember’s were present with Mayor John McTaggart presiding:
Chuck Adams Mark Bishop Craig Crider
Doug Danner John Eickhoff


The following staff members were present:
David Duckers, City Attorney
Phyllis Freeman, City Clerk
Mark Mathies, Police/Fire Chief
Jerry Cullumber, Captain, Police Department
Kevin Schuler, Deputy Chief, Fire Department


APPROVE MINUTES OF MARCH 14, 2011

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

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

STATEMENT OF BILLS - $44,003.20

Councilmember Adams 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

Kenneth Brown, 1142 S. 105th Street commented on pot holes. He feels by the city using cold patch that does not do a good enough job. When pot holes are filled with the cold patch debris is left on the street. He recommended using someone like Dirtworks that has the equipment to do the work.

Administrator Webb stated we have met with a contractor, they will doing the repairs once the asphalt plants start up.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Councilmember Adams moved to go into executive session for attorney /client privilege for fifteen minutes to resume in the City Council Chambers at 7:20 p.m. Councilmember Danner seconded.

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

RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION

Councilmember Danner moved to reconvene to regular session at 7:20 p.m. Councilmember Crider seconded.

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

MOTION TO TAKE ACTION OF PENDING LITIGATION

Councilmember Bishop moved to authorize Michael Webb, City Administrator of the City of Edwardsville, Kansas, to settle the claims of Steve Vaughn and Ed Gillette filed against the City of Edwardsville, Kansas for a total sum of $18,500.00. Councilmember Adams seconded.

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

ADVISORY REPORTS

ADMINISTRATOR

Administrator Webb thanked the Governing Body for their prayers during the time of a recent family lose.

Administrator Webb provided the Governing Body with a report from the Wyandotte County Appraiser regarding a .09% increase in property value. The figures are preliminary and at an expected value.

Administrator Webb stated notification was received from the League of Kansas Municipalities regarding fire sprinklers in residential structures. Most cities don’t have the requirement except for cities that have homes built that are 10,000 square feet or larger.

Street patching, there are areas in the city that will need to be cut and patched. With the Mayor’s help the city will be assisted by the Unified Government with right-of-way mowing. The contract includes equipment and staff charges will be $120.00 per hour. The power companies have been doing a lot of tree trimming that has helped in some areas.
CHIEF OF POLICE & FIRE

Chief Mathies reported that Fire Captain Paul Clark has announced his retirement as of April 30th. Recruitment is ongoing for firefighter/paramedic. The department is also accepting applications for volunteer firefighters and will hold a class for the volunteers on June 4, 2011.

Chief Mathies stated his appreciation for Police Officers Ryan Brownell and Jason Closser for their help in repairing areas in city hall and the police department, setting up a centralized records storage room, and for working on the shooting range. Both officers are excited about starting at the academy the first of April.

Chief Mathies gave an update on the fatal accident that happened today at I-435 and Kaw Drive. Our department handled the accident scene very well. Multiple agencies assisted during the day; Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Union Pacific Railroad and Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department. Condolences go the families to those involved in the accident.

Councilmember Adams asked what the criteria was to be a volunteer firefighter.

Deputy Chief Schuler stated they must be 18 years old, live within 15 minutes of the city and have clean driving record.

CITY ATTORNEY

No report at this time.

COUNCIL & MAYOR COMMENTS

Councilmember Adams asked if a date had been set of the spring cleanup.

Administrator Webb stated late April early May. In the past notification has been given in the utility billing, in the newspaper with a large turnout every time.

ADJOURNMENT

Councilmember Bishop moved to adjourn at 7:29 p.m. Councilmember Crider seconded.

Mayor McTaggart declared the motion passed unanimously.



Phyllis Freeman
City Clerk
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