City Commission Minutes 01/19/2016


Regular Meeting:


The Governing Body of the City of Wamego, Kansas, met in Regular Session on Tuesday, January 19, 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 January 5, 2016. After a careful reading and discussion thereof, it was moved by Commissioner Ditto and seconded by Commissioner Morse to approve the minutes as presented.  Motion carried.  Aye:  5, Nay: 0. 


The City Manager then submitted to the Governing Body for their consideration and approval Appropriation Ordinance No. 1493.  After a careful review and discussion thereof, Commissioner Morse moved, seconded by Commissioner Enns, to approve and adopt Appropriation Ordinance Number 1493.  Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay:  0.


Public Comments and Communications:


Mayor Baughman called for a regular work session on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 4:30 P.M. 


Diamonds & Denim Review:   


Merl Page reminded the Governing Body of the past pool passes donated to the Wamego Hospital Foundation “Diamonds and Denim” annual fundraiser. He also reported this year the Health Center is also looking for sponsorships to offset some of the cost. Commissioner Enns moved to donate two pool passes and appropriate $1,000 to the Wamego Hospital Foundation “Diamonds and Denim” annual fundraiser. Commissioner Beem seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Aye:  5, Nay:  0.


Summer Theatre Review:    


The City Manager reported a request for the City to sponsor the Summer Theatre Academy. Commissioner Beem moved to sponsor the Columbian Summer Theatre Academy in the same amount as last year. Commissioner Ditto seconded the motion. Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay:  0.


Board Appointments:


At this time, the Mayor, with the consent of the City Commission, appointed Bruce Butler to the Board of Zoning Appeals and Roxanna Linnebur to the Housing Authority.  Their terms will expire January 18, 2019 and May 2, 2018 respectively.


City Manager and Other Reports:


Merl Page reported that the certification of the catalyst on the new unit has been completed and a close out meeting is scheduled for January 26th.


The City Manager reminded the Governing Body of the upcoming Leaders’ Retreat, the annual Employee Appreciation Dinner and the Annual Chamber celebration. 


The City Manager then reported that the City had closed on the Lloyd Wiersma property and now are the owners of the property.


The City Manager shared a press release of the upcoming Wicked Marathon to be held on March 26, 2016.


He then made an announcement that Charles (Chuck) Asbury had submitted his letter of resignation reflecting his desire to retire from the City of Wamego February 1, 2016.  He informed everyone that a come and go open house will be held in the Commission Chambers on January 26th from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM. 


At this time, Commissioner Enns moved to adjourn into executive session for a period of ten (10) minutes to discuss acquisition of property and to reconvene the meeting at 6:26 PM.  Commission Ditto seconded the motion. Motion carried. Aye: 5, Nay: 0. 


The meeting reconvened at 6:26 PM as stated.


No further business appearing, meeting was adjourned.





ATTEST:                                                                   /s/ Clifford Baughman, Mayor



/s/ Shanda Jahnke, City Clerk


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