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City Commission Minutes 01/05/2016

 

The Governing Body of the City of Wamego, Kansas, met in Regular Session on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at 6:00 P.M. in the City Commission Chambers at 430 Lincoln Avenue, Wamego, Kansas. Those present were: Mayor Clifford Baughman; Commissioners: Victor Enns, William Ditto, Robert Morse, Jr. and Thomas Beem.

 

Also present were:  City Manager, Merl Page, Director of Operations, Mac Campbell and Assistant City Attorney, Jake Pugh.  

 

The City Manager presented the minutes of the regular meeting of the Governing Body held on December 15, 2015. After a careful reading and discussion thereof, it was moved by Commissioner Enns and seconded by Commissioner Morse to approve the minutes as presented.  Motion carried.  Aye:  5, Nay: 0. 

 

The City Clerk then submitted to the Governing Body for their consideration and approval Appropriation Ordinance No. 1492.  After a careful review and discussion thereof, Commissioner Morse moved, seconded by Commissioner Ditto, to approve and adopt Appropriation Ordinance Number 1492.  Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay:  0.

 

Public Comments and Communications:

Mayor Baughman called for a regular work session on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 4:30 P.M. 

 

Old Business - Merit Wage Plan - 2016:   

The City Manager reported that he had represented the effective date of the cost of living increases incorrectly and that instead of being effective January 1st , the intend was to make them effective the first full pay period in January, which would be January 2nd.  At this time, Commissioner Ditto moved to authorize the change as recommended. Commissioner Morse seconded the motion. Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay:  0.

 

Architect Services Agreement:

The City Manager introduced Bruce McMillan to go over a services proposal requested by the City Manager.  He was requested to evaluate and possibly design enhanced security measures for City Hall.  He informed the Governing Body that he is proposing a time and materials agreement for the project request, not to exceed $5,000.  After brief discuss, Commissioner Beem moved, seconded by Commissioner Morse, to authorize the City to begin contract negotiations with Bruce McMillan Architects for the services discussed.  Motion carried.  Aye:  5, Nay: 0.

 

Change Order – Columbian Theatre Project:

Garric Baker of Bruce McMillan Architects was present to discuss a change order for the Columbian Theatre project.  He informed the Governing Body that there was a delay in getting the cut stone by the stone provider, thus causing a completion deadline problem.  The Commissioner asked what this will mean as far as completion date and Garric stated that it should be completed by the end of March.  Commissioner Ditto moved, seconded by Commissioner Morse, to approve the change order reflecting the new completion date.  Motion carried.  Aye:  5, Nay:  0.

 

Resolution - GAAP Waiver: 

Merl Page presented the resolution regarding the GAAP Waiver. Commissioner Enns moved to approve Resolution 20160105.  Commissioner Morse seconded the motion.  Motion carried: Aye: 5, Nay: 0.

 

Resolution – Equipment/Wage Reimbursement Rates:

The City Manager presented a Resolution that read as follows:

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF WAMEGO, KANSAS, ESTABLISHING A SCHEDULE OF UNIFORM EQUIPMENT AND LABOR CHARGES FOR SERVICE REIMBURSEMENTS TO THE CITY OF WAMEGO, KANSAS, AND FOR SERVICES CHARGED TO OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES, AND REPEALING THE RATES ESTABLISHED UNDER RESOLUTION 970805.

 

After some discussion, Commissioner Enns moved to approve Resolution 20160105A.  Commissioner Ditto seconded the motion. Motion carried:   Aye:  5, Nay:  0.

 

Running for Others Fundraiser:

Merl Page informed the Governing Body that a request for another fundraiser titled “Running for Others” had been received.  Shauna Tonsor had requested to hold a 5K and kids run for April 23rd to raise money for individuals that need financial assistance for a variety of things.  After brief discussion, Commissioner Morse moved, seconded by Commissioner Beem, to approve the request.  Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

 

Equipment Review – Police Department:

The City Manager reported the City had requested proposals for a Dodge Durango police vehicle to replace one of the older Dodge Chargers.  He stated that only one proposal for that request was received from Nemaha Valley Motors in the amount of $22,250 after trade.  After discussion, Commissioner Ditto moved to accept the proposal from Nemaha Valley Motors and to exercise an addition of $400 for remote start.  Commissioner Beem seconded the motion. Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

 

Charter Ordinances – City Elections:

Jacob Pugh presented two Charter Ordinances to become compliant with the State changes regarding City elections.  Charter Ordinance 21 read as follows:

 

A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF WAMEGO, KANSAS, FROM THE PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 14-1204, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS, THEIR TERMS OF OFFICE, TRANSITIONS TO NOVEMBER ELECTIONS, THE FILLING OF GOVERNING BODY VACANCIES, AND NOMINATION PETITIONS; AND, PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT.

 

Commissioner Ditto moved to adopt Charter Ordinance 21.  Commissioner Morse seconded the motion.  Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

 

Charter Ordinance 22 read as follows:

 

A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF WAMEGO FROM THE PROVISIONS OF L. 2015, CHAPTER 88, SECTION 71, RELATING TO THE FILLING OF GOVERNING BODY VACANCIES AND ESTABLISHING A PROCEDURE FOR THE FILLING OF GOVERNING BODY VACANCIES.

 

Commissioner Enns moved to adopt Charter Ordinance 22.  Commissioner Beem seconded the motion.  Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

                                                                                                                                               

City Manager and Other Reports:

 

Merl Page reported that the certification of the catalyst on the new unit is still slated for January 13th

 

The City Manager reminded the Governing Body of the upcoming Leaders’ Retreat and the Annual Chamber celebration. 

 

The City monthly calendar was in the Commission packets for their perusal. 

 

The City Manager reported on the sales tax receipts for 2015.  He reported that the receipts for City and the County for 2015 versus 2014 were up by 1.18% and 1.54% respectively.

 

He then made an announcement that Mac Campbell had submitted his letter of resignation reflecting his desire to retire from the City of Wamego effective February 26, 2016.  He thanked Mac for his nine years of service to the community. 

 

At this time, Commissioner Morse moved to adjourn into executive session for a period of fifteen (15) minutes to discuss confidential data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets of corporations, partnerships, trusts or individual proprietorships and to reconvene the meeting at 6:43 PM.  Commission Ditto seconded the motion. Motion carried. Aye: 5, Nay: 0. 

 

The meeting reconvened at 6:43 PM as stated.

 

No further business appearing, meeting was adjourned.

 

                                                                                                               

ATTEST:                                                                     /s/ Clifford Baughman, Mayor

                                                                                   

 

/s/ Shanda Jahnke, City Clerk

 

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