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City Commission Minutes 03/21/2017

Regular Meeting:

 

The Governing Body of the City of Wamego, Kansas, met in Regular Session on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 6:00 P.M. in the City Commission Chambers at 430 Lincoln Avenue, Wamego, Kansas. Those present were: Mayor William Ditto; Commissioners: Richard Weixelman, Clifford Baughman, Robert Morse Jr. and Thomas Beem.  

 

Also present were:  City Clerk, Shanda Jahnke, City Treasurer, Stacie Eichem and Assistant City Attorney, Jake Pugh.  

 

The City Clerk presented the minutes of the regular meeting of the Governing Body held on March 7, 2017.  After a careful reading and discussion thereof, it was moved by Commissioner Baughman and seconded by Commissioner Beem 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. 1521.  After a careful review and discussion thereof, Commissioner Morse moved, seconded by Commissioner Weixelman, to approve and adopt Appropriation Ordinance Number 1521.  Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay:  0.

 

Public Comments and Communications:

 

Mayor Ditto called for a regular work session on Thursday, April 4, 2017 at 4:30 P.M. He also reported Wamego was named Tree City USA.

 

Ordinance No. 1678 – Comp Plan Update:

 

After being tabled for further review at the last regular meeting Ordinance No. 1678 was presented and read as follows:

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF WAMEGO, KANSAS AMENDING CHAPTER XVI, ZONING AND PLANNING, OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF WAMEGO, KANSAS, INCORPORATING BY REFERENCE SECTIONS 1 THROUGH 8 AND APPENDIXES A AND B OF THE DOCUMENT KNOWN AS “THE CITY OF WAMEGO, KANSAS, COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY PLAN – 2016 EDITION,” PURSUANT TO KSA-12-747; AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.

 

Commissioner Baughman moved to approve Ordinance No. 1678, Commissioner Morse seconded the motion. Motion carried. Aye: 5, Nay: 0.

 

Insurance Renewal (Property/Casualty):  

 

The Mayor reported the insurance renewal had been received. The premium would increase approximately 10%, which was the projected increase in the 2017 budget. Commissioner Weixelman moved to accept the annual insurance renewal with Copeland Insurance. Commissioner Baughman seconded the motion. Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay:  0.

 

Recreation Advisory Recommendation:  

 

The Mayor reported that the Recreation Advisory Board is recommending a public survey for swimming pool wants/needs for potential swimming pool upgrades. Commissioner Baughman moved to approve the Recreation Advisory Board’s recommendation to move forward with a public survey to get input from the public regarding our current swimming facilities and potential improvements. Commissioner Weixelman seconded the motion. Motion carried.  Aye:  5, Nay:  0.

  

Central Elementary Spring Festival:

 

It was reported a request had been received from Jessica Lane to close Elm Street between 7th and 8th Street from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM for the annual spring fundraiser for Central Elementary on April 7, 2017. Commissioner Baughman moved to allow the street closure for the spring school fundraiser in April. Commissioner Beem seconded the motion. Motion carried.  Aye:  5, Nay:  0.

 

Proclamation - Fair Housing Month: 

 

Mayor Ditto, with no objections from Commission members, proclaimed April as Fair Housing Month in the City of Wamego.

 

City Clerk, City Treasurer and Other Reports:

 

The City Clerk advised the KS Government Journals were distributed prior to the meeting.  

 

At this time, Commissioner Baughman moved to adjourn into executive session for a period of five (5) minutes to discuss confidential data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets of corporations, partnerships, trusts, individual proprietorships and the Commission would reconvene at 6:17 PM.  Commissioner Weixelman seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay:  0.

 

The meeting was reconvened after the executive session.

 

No further business appearing, meeting was adjourned.

 

                                                                                                               

ATTEST:                                                                    /s/  William E. Ditto, Mayor                                                               

/s/ Shanda Jahnke, City Clerk

 

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