City Commission Minutes 10/02/2018

Regular Meeting:


The Governing Body of the City of Wamego, Kansas, met in Regular Session on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Commission Chambers at 430 Lincoln Avenue, Wamego, Kansas. Those present were; Mayor Robert Morse Jr., Commissioners; Thomas Beem, William Ditto, Richard Weixelman and Clifford Baughman.


Also present were:  City Manager, Merl Page, City Clerk, Shanda Jahnke, City Treasurer, Stacie Eichem and City Attorney, Edward Pugh.


The City Clerk presented the minutes of the regular meeting of the Governing Body held on September 18, 2018.  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. 1558.  After a careful review and discussion thereof, Commissioner Weixelman moved, seconded by Commissioner Ditto, to approve and adopt Appropriation Ordinance Number 1558.  Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay:  0.


Public Comments and Communications:


Mayor Morse called for a regular work session on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 4:30 P.M., which will immediately recess for an on-site walk through of the pool construction.


Equipment Review – Fire Department:


The City Manager reminded the Governing Body of the proposal to replace the Fire Department suburban from the previous meeting. It was the City Managers recommendation to accept the lowest proposal for a fleet vehicle from Brown Chevrolet due to the amount of retrofitting a used vehicle would need. Commissioner Baughman moved to approve the purchase of a suburban fleet vehicle from Brown Chevrolet in the amount of $44,585.  Commissioner Ditto seconded the motion. Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay: 0


Sidewalk Waiver Request – Randy Bredfeldt:


Bryan Newell was present to represent Randy Bredfeldt, to request a waiver the sidewalk requirement for the Storage Units being built at 301 E Valley. After a short discussion, Commissioner Ditto moved to table the issue until after City staff and Mr. Bredfeldt can meet to discuss the issue.  Commissioner Baughman seconded the motion.  Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay:  0.


Code Enforcement – Teresa Krouse:


Ms. Krouse did not attend the meeting therefore it was assumed the issue has been resolved.


Board Resignation:


Merl Page advised he had received a letter from Cliff Meyer resigning from the Planning Commission. Commissioner Baughman moved, seconded by Commissioner Weixelman, to accept Cliff Meyer’s resignation. Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay: 0.


Board Appointments:


Mayor Morse reappointed Glen Evins and Matt Totten to the Wamego Airport Board with terms expiring September 3, 2021.


Mayor Morse also reappointed Rex Figge and Dave Karnowski to the Construction Board of Appeals with terms expiring September 3, 2021.


City Manager and Other Reports:


The City Manager reported he would be meeting with the consultant for the water tower painting at the end of the week.  A live feed was added to the Wamego City website to view live construction of the new pool being built.


City sales tax was up 7.56% and the County sales tax was up 6.13% from this time last year.


A request to hang banners from the fence around the pool construction had been received, the Governing Body approved by general consensus and advised the requesting parties would need to coordinate with the construction crew.


At this time, Commissioner Baughman moved to adjourn into executive session for a period of five (5) minutes to discuss potential acquisition of property, and that the Commission would reconvene at 6:25 PM.  Commissioner Weixelman seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay:  0.


The meeting reconvened at 6:25 PM. 


No further business appearing, meeting was adjourned.


ATTEST:                                                                     /s/ Robert Morse Jr., Mayor



/s/ Connie McGee, Deputy City Clerk


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Wamego, KS 66547

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