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City Commission Minutes 01/21/2020

The Governing Body of the City of Wamego, Kansas, met in Regular Session on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Commission Chambers at 430 Lincoln Avenue, Wamego, Kansas.  Those present were; Mayor Thomas Beem, Commissioners; Richard Weixelman, Clifford Baughman, Leslie Dugan and William Ditto.  

 

Also present were:  City Manager, Stacie Eichem, 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 January 07, 2020. After a careful reading and discussion thereof, it was moved by Commissioner Baughman and seconded by Commissioner Dugan 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. 1589.  After a careful review and discussion thereof, Commissioner Ditto moved, seconded by Commissioner Baughman, to approve and adopt Appropriation Ordinance Number 1589.  Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

 

Public Comments and Communications:

 

The next regular work session will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4:30 P.M.

 

Sine Die – City Commission Reorganization:

 

Commissioner Baughman moved to recess into Sine Die for the purpose of reorganization of the Governing Body for the ensuing year.  Commissioner Dugan seconded the motion. Motion carried. Aye: 5, Nay: 0.

 

Commissioner Dugan moved to elect Mayor Pro-Tem Richard Weixelman as Mayor for the next year.  Commissioner Ditto seconded the motion. Motion carried. Aye: 4, Nay: 0. Commissioner Weixelman abstained.

 

Commissioner Beem moved to elect Commissioner William Ditto as the Mayor Pro-Tem for the next year.  Commissioner Dugan seconded the motion. Motion carried. Aye: 4, Nay: 0.  Commissioner Ditto abstained. Mayor Weixelman called the meeting back to order by calling for new business.

 

Signalization at Hwy 24 and Columbian:

 

The City Manager reported that Pottawatomie County requested the City increase their contribution to $22,500 for the design cost of the signalization at Hwy 24 and Columbian Rd. Commissioner Baughman moved, seconded by Commissioner Dugan to increase the City’s contribution to $22,500 for the design of signalization at Hwy 24 & Columbian Rd. Motion carried. Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

 

Cedarbrook Lot D Final Plat:

 

Stacie Eichem reported the final plat for Cedarbrook Lot D had been approved by the Planning Commission with two variances and one deferment. Commissioner Baughman moved to table the issue for more information. Commissioner Dugan seconded the motion. Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

 

Prairie Ridge Unit Petition:

 

The City Manager reported petitions had been received by the City Clerk from Ann Fredrickson for special assessment financing for two (2) lots in the Prairie Ridge subdivision. The lots in question have been annexed into the City at a prior meeting. Commissioner Ditto moved, seconded by Commissioner Baughman to approve the special financing request. Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

 

Schwab-Eaton Contract:

 

Commissioner Baughman moved to approve the Schwab-Eaton contract for the Prairie Ridge Lot 2 special financing request by Ann Fredrickson, contingent upon City Attorney review. Commissioner Beem seconded the motion. Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

 

Water/Sewer Project Bond Resolution and Ordinance:

 

Ordinance No. 1727 was presented and read as follows:

 

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 2020, OF THE CITY OF WAMEGO, KANSAS; PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF AN ANNUAL TAX FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON SAID BONDS AS THEY BECOME DUE; AUTHORIZING CERTAIN OTHER DOCUMENTS AND ACTIONS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH; AND MAKING CERTAIN COVENANTS WITH RESPECT THERETO.

 

Commissioner Beem moved to approve Ordinance No. 1727. Commissioner Dugan seconded the motion. Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

 

 

Resolution No. 20200121 was presented and read as follows:

 

A RESOLUTION PRESCRIBING THE FORM AND DETAILS OF AND AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SALE AND DELIVERY OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 2020, OF THE CITY OF WAMEGO, KANSAS, PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED BY ORDINANCE NO. 1727 OF THE ISSUER; MAKING CERTAIN COVENANTS AND AGREEMENTS TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT AND SECURITY THEREOF; AND AUTHORIZING CERTAIN OTHER DOCUMENTS AND ACTIONS CONNECTED THEREWITH.

 

Commissioner Beem moved to approve Resolution No. 20200121. Commissioner Dugan seconded the motion. Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

 

Water/Sewer Project Contract:

 

The City Manager reported the contract from Nowak in the amount of $2,503,075 had been received for the water/sewer project on Valley. Commissioner Baughman moved, seconded by Commissioner Beem to accept the Nowak contract in the amount of $2,503,075 contingent upon City Attorney review. Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

 

Equipment Review-Police Department:

 

Stacie Eichem advised two proposals had been received for the annual patrol unit trade-in and purchase. It was the staff recommendation to accept the Nemaha Valley proposal of $16,500 for a 2020 Dodge Durango giving $15,500 for the trade in. Commissioner Ditto moved to accept the Nemaha Valley proposal for $16,500. Commissioner Dugan seconded the motion. Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

 

Equipment Review- Police Department:

 

The City Manager reported the Chief had advised one of the computer programs for the police dispatch was out of date and needed to be replaced. This item was budgeted for in the 2020 budget.  The Enterpol CAD equipment was quoted at $41,864 with a $10,219 annual maintenance that begins in the second year.  Commissioner Baughman moved, seconded by Commissioner Dugan to approve the contract for the Enterpol CAD system. Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

 

Equipment Review – Power Plant:

 

Stacie Eichem advised it was recommended by Power Plant Compliance, that was contracted to inspect the power plant engines, to add an additional catalyst to three engines at a cost of $19,323. Commissioner Baughman moved to approve the purchase of three additional catalysts for the power plant engines. Commissioner Dugan seconded the motion. Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

 

Equipment Review – Wastewater Plant:

 

The City Manager reported Chris McMahon of McMahon Environmental and current contracted wastewater supervisor recommended a door and ventilation for the “sludge room” at the wastewater plant. A quote from Riley Construction had been received for a custom door at a cost of $12,145 and a quote from P.K. Mechanical had been received for a ventilation and heating unit for $22,338. Commissioner Dugan moved, seconded by Commissioner Baughman to approve quotes from Riley Construction and P.K. Mechanical. Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

 

Donation Requests:

 

Donation requests had been received from the Wamego Health Center Foundation for the Diamonds and Denim fundraiser and a request had been made from Boys and Girls Club for pool passes or party certificates. It was the City Manager’s recommendation to match last year’s donation for the Diamonds and Denim fundraiser and to donate to the Boys and Girls Club to match the school donations. Commissioner Baughman moved to match donations as recommended. Commissioner Beem seconded the motion. Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

 

Personnel Policy Updates:

 

The City Manager reported no changes in the City’s regular merit increases of 3.5% or lower based on evaluations. She also requested the Governing Body approve multiple wording changes to the personnel policy contingent upon City Attorney review. Commissioner Baughman moved to approve personnel policy changes contingent upon City Attorney review. Commissioner Dugan seconded the motion. Motion carried.  Aye:  5, Nay:  0.

 

City Board Re-Appointments:

 

Mayor Weixelman re-appointed the following members to the following boards: 

 

Board of Zoning Appeals – Linda Mackey  

Hospital Board – Frank Laubhan

Recreation Advisory Board: Daniel Tidwell

 

KMEA Board of Directors:

 

Mayor Weixelman appointed Stacie Eichem to the KMEA Board of Directors.

 

City Manager and Other Reports:

 

Library Minutes were included in the meeting packet.

 

The fire department will be burning off a section of the burn site for the maintenance.

 

Reminder of the upcoming Chamber Dinner and Ag Night

 

At this time, Commissioner Beem moved to adjourn into executive session for a period of ten (10) minutes to discuss Attorney-Client privilege and that the meeting would reconvene at 6:55 P.M.  Commissioner Baughman seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay:  0.

 

The meeting reconvened at 6:55 P.M.

 

No further business appearing, meeting was adjourned.

 

                                                                                                              

                                                                   /s/ Richard Weixelman, Mayor                           

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/s/ Connie McGee, Deputy City Clerk

 

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