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City Commission Minutes 10/18/2016

 

Regular Meeting:

 

The Governing Body of the City of Wamego, Kansas, met in Regular Session on Tuesday, October 18, 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 and Thomas Beem. Robert Morse Jr. was absent.

 

Also present were:  City Manager, Merl Page, City Clerk, Shanda Jahnke and Assistant City Attorney, Jake Pugh.  

 

The City Clerk presented the minutes of the regular meeting of the Governing Body held on October 4, 2016.  After a careful reading and discussion thereof, it was moved by Commissioner Beem and seconded by Commissioner Ditto to approve the minutes as presented.  Motion carried.  Aye: 4, Nay: 0. 

 

The City Clerk then submitted to the Governing Body for their consideration and approval Appropriation Ordinance No. 1511.  After a careful review and discussion thereof, Commissioner Ditto moved, seconded by Commissioner Beem, to approve and adopt Appropriation Ordinance Number 1511.  Motion carried.   Aye: 4, Nay:  0.

 

Public Comments and Communications:

 

Mayor Baughman called for a regular work session on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 4:30 P.M.

 

 

City Hall Construction Modification Update:      

 

Merl Page reported construction for the City Hall Security project was in progress however a modification was going to be made that would include cutting out a section of the front counter. The cost of the modification was approximately $2,500, which falls well below the $10,000 contingency amount allowed.

 

 

Ordinance No. 1666 – Insurance Proceeds Fund:   

 

Ordinance No. 1666 was presented and reads as follows:

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF WAMEGO, KANSAS, AMENDING ARTICLE 14. INSURANCE PROCEEDS FUND, OF CHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION, OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF WAMEGO, KANSAS, CONCERNING PAYMENT OF INSURANCE PROCEEDS; AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 1508 AND ALL OTHER ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.

 

Commissioner Ditto moved to approve Ordinance No. 1666. Commissioner Enns seconded the motion. Motion carried. Aye: 4, Nay: 0.

 

Handicap Parking Stall Request:

 

The City Manager advised he had received a request for a handicap parking stall on the west side of the Episcopal Church at 700 Lincoln Avenue. It was the City Manager’s recommendation to allow the church to change a parking stall to a handicap parking stall if all of the technical requirements were met and it was at the church’s expense, as the required number of handicap parking stalls were in place. Commissioner Ditto moved to allow St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to convert a regular parking stall into a handicap parking stall provided all technical requirements were met and it was at the church’s expense. Commissioner Beem seconded the motion.  Motion carried. Aye: 4, Nay: 0.

 

Audit Proposal:

 

Merl Page reported that he received the letter of engagement from Reese and Novelly for the City of Wamego’s annual audit. He noted that in the event a “Single Audit” was required, an additional charge would be required since it is outside the normal audit scope. Commissioner Ditto moved to accept Reese and Novelly’s letter of engagement for fiscal years 2016, 2017 and 2018. Commissioner Enns seconded the motion. Motion carried.   Aye: 4, Nay:  0.

 

City Manager and Other Reports:

 

The City Manager advised Library minutes, finances, statistics and the KS Government Journal were included in the meeting packets. The projected Blue Cross blue Shield renewal for 2017 could have a 2.3% to 2.5% increase. The war memorial dedication has been moved to November 20, 2016 at 1PM. The City received a silver star for a 3% discount on workman compensation premiums for 2017.

 

No further business appearing, meeting was adjourned.

 

                                                                                  

ATTEST:                                                                     /s/ Clifford Baughman, Mayor

                                                                               

/s/ Shanda Jahnke, City Clerk

 

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