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City Commission Minutes 03/03/2020

The Governing Body of the City of Wamego, Kansas, met in Regular Session on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Commission Chambers at 430 Lincoln Avenue, Wamego, Kansas. Those present were; Mayor Richard Weixelman, Commissioners; Thomas Beem, Clifford Baughman and William Ditto.  Leslie Dugan was absent.

 

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

 

The City Clerk presented the minutes of the regular meeting of the Governing Body held on February 18, 2020. After a careful reading and discussion thereof, it was moved by Commissioner Baughman 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. 1592.  After a careful review and discussion thereof, Commissioner Beem moved, seconded by Commissioner Baughman, to approve and adopt Appropriation Ordinance Number 1592.  Motion carried.   Aye: 4, Nay:  0. 

 

Public Comments and Communications:

 

The next regular work session will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 4:30 P.M.

 

Weston Moody – Recreation Complex:

 

Weston Moody was not present.

 

Pottawatomie County Sheriff Department:

 

Sheriff Shane Jager and Deputy Doug Adams were present to introduce themselves to the Governing Body and speak about the department’s communication efforts within the communities of Pottawatomie County.

 

Dog Park Update:

 

Bryan Padgham and Christine Chainey were present to advise the Girl Scouts are still fundraising for the dog park. They presented estimates for the “bare-bones” plan to get the park going. The estimated cost for the City would be approximately $54,000. The Governing Body advised that with multiple projects in that same area more research would be necessary.

 

Burn Site Update:

 

The City Manager advised two proposal had been received for moving the piles and grading the area at the burn site. It was her recommendation to accept MCM’s proposal for $36,000 for moving the piles and $16,000 for grading. She also requested having a study done to determine a drainage plan for the area including the dog park area and the potential location of new City facilities. Commissioner Ditto moved, seconded by Commissioner Baughman to accept the MCM proposal for moving debris and grading the area and having a drainage study completed before moving forward. Motion carried.   Aye: 4, Nay:  0. 

 

Wamego Chamber of Commerce Signage Request:  

 

Stacie Eichem reported a request from the Chamber of Commerce for the City crews to install a directional sign north of the railroad tracks on Lincoln Ave. The Chamber of Commerce is applying to be a recognized travel information center. The first step would be the directional signage, then the application, then additional signage would be installed on the interstate. Commissioner Baughman moved to approve the installation of a directional sign for the Chamber of Commerce. Commissioner Beem seconded the motion. Motion carried.  Aye: 4, Nay: 0.

 

Park Reservation Request:

 

The City Manager reported a request by Bruce Coleman for the Body Scouts. They typically reserve the park area and close the road going through the park to accommodate their activities. Commissioner Baughman moved, seconded by Commissioner Ditto to approve closing the park road and reserving the park for the boy scouts on June 25th and June 26th. Motion carried.  Aye: 4, Nay: 0.

 

Parking Request – Car Club:

 

Stacie Eichem advised a request had been made by a Manhattan area car club to have parking blocked on the west and north of the City park on September 25th from 11am to approximately 3pm. Commissioner Ditto moved, seconded by Commissioner Baughman to approve blocking the parking spaces on September 25th. Motion carried.  Aye: 4, Nay: 0.

 

Fundraiser Request – Caring Neighbors:

 

The City Manager advised that the Caring Neighbors organization is holding an event on August 29th at the Columbian Theatre. This request would include using the sidewalk for the K-State band and a few (3-4) parking spaces with more information to come later. Commissioner Baughman moved to approve blocking off the sidewalk and parking spaces for the band. Commissioner Beem seconded the motion. Motion carried.  Aye: 4, Nay:  0. 

 

Meals on Wheels Proclamation and Meal Delivery:  

 

Mayor Weixelman proclaimed March Meals on Wheels Month.

 

The City Manager reported that the Senior Citizen Center had requested the Commissioners deliver meals on wheels on March 20th. All of the commissioners’ present agreed to delivery meals.

 

Proposals for trailer for Electric Department:

 

Stacie Eichem advised a proposal had been received for a trailer for the electric department. Several proposals had been requested however enough time was not given for the proposals to be quoted and sent. She requested the only proposal be rejected and the City would seek proposals again allowing additional time. Commissioner Ditto moved, seconded by Commissioner Baughman to reject the only bid and reissue a request for proposals. Motion carried.  Aye: 4, Nay:  0. 

 

Change Order – Water/Sewer Project:

 

The City Manager reported a change order had been received in the credit amount of $81,631 for the water and sewer project. Commissioner Baughman moved to accept the change order in the credit amount of $81,631. Commissioner Beem seconded the motion. Motion carried.  Aye: 4, Nay:  0. 

 

City Manager and Other Reports:

 

The water and sewer project on Valley were in progress. The contracted water supervisor, Chris McMahon, had been working on inspecting fire hydrants and re-evaluating the need to replace or repair. The Governing Body voiced their appreciation for his diligence.  

 

Sales tax for the City was down 23% from 2019 but only 5% from 2018. The County sales tax was down 3% from 2019 but up 3% from 2018.

 

A letter was received from Riley Construction detailing the almost $3000 in donations made by them for the Story Walk at the Recreation Complex. The Governing Body voiced their appreciated Riley’s involvement.  

 

At this time, Commissioner Baughman 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 6:45 P.M.  Commissioner Ditto seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Aye: 4, Nay:  0.

 

The meeting reconvened at 6:45 P.M.

 

At this time, Commissioner Ditto moved to adjourn into executive session for a period of five (5) minutes to discuss Attorney-Client Privilege and that the meeting would reconvene at 6:50 P.M.  Mayor Baughman seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Aye: 4, Nay:  0.

 

The meeting reconvened at 6:50 P.M.

 

No further business appearing, meeting was adjourned.

                                                                                                               

                                                                  /s/ Richard Weixelman, Mayor                           

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/s/ Shanda Jahnke, City Clerk

 

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