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City Commission Minutes 11/20/2018

Regular Meeting:

 

The Governing Body of the City of Wamego, Kansas, met in Regular Session on Tuesday, November 20, 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 Assistant City Attorney, Jake Pugh.

 

The City Clerk presented the minutes of the regular meeting of the Governing Body held on November 6, 2018.  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: 5, Nay: 0. 

 

The City Clerk then submitted to the Governing Body for their consideration and approval Appropriation Ordinance No. 1561.  After a careful review and discussion thereof, Commissioner Beem moved, seconded by Commissioner Weixelman, to approve and adopt Appropriation Ordinance Number 1561.  Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay:  0.

 

Public Comments and Communications:

 

Mayor Morse called for a regular work session on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 4:30 P.M.

 

Old Business – Change Order – Aquatic Facility:

 

The City Manager reported that cost to retrofit the starting blocks for the indoor pool would be $7,200, this includes blocks for all four lanes. Commissioner Ditto moved to approve a change order for starting blocks at a cost of $7,200. Commissioner Baughman seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay: 0

 

Resolution No. 20181120:

 

Resolution No. 20181120 was presented and reads as follows:

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A CANCELLATION AGREEMENT, A FIRST SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE OF TRUST, A FIRST AMENDMENT TO EQUIPMENT LEASE AGREEMENT AND A FIRST AMENDMENT TO EQUIPMENT SUBLEASE AGREEMENT RELATING TO THE CITY OF WAMEGO, KANSAS POLLUTION CONTROL REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS (WESTERN RESOURCES, INC. PROJECT) SERIES 1994; AND RELATED MATTERS.

Commissioner Baughman moved to approve Resolution No. 20181120. Commissioner Weixelman seconded the motion. Motion carried. Aye: 5, Nay: 0.

 

PTO Modification:

 

The City Clerk and City Treasurer reported that during the benefit open enrollment for City employees, several employees had voiced concerns about PTO carryover being 40 hours beginning in 2020, instead of the current 80-hour vacation hour carryover. After a brief discussion, Commissioner Ditto moved to leave the policy as it is written. Commissioner Baughman seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Aye: 4, Nay: 0.

 

Bond Disclosure Service Agreement- Gilmore and Bell:

 

Merl Page advised the current agreement with Gilmore & Bell for Bond Disclosure services is expiring. A new five-year agreement had been received at a cost of $1,200 per year. Commissioner Baughman moved to authorize a five-year agreement with Gilmore & Bell for Bond Disclosure services at a cost of $1,200 per year. Commissioner Weixelman seconded the motion.  Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay: 0.

 

Water Tower Painting Bid Review:

 

The City Manager reported six bids had been received for the Highway 24 water tower painting project. The Engineer’s estimate was $168,000 and the low bid was from Classic Protective Coating for $133,500. There will be a warranty on this project. Commissioner Baughman moved to approve the bid with Classic Protective Coating for $133,500 to paint the water tower on Highway 24 with completion being the middle of June 2019. Commissioner Weixelman seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay: 0.

 

City Manager and Other Reports:

 

The City Manager reported the Aquatic Facility project is moving forward. Cameras will be installed on Lincoln Avenue to traffic counts for the Industrial/Commerce Route. FEMA has advised that part of the industrial park will stay in the flood zone but will be in the X zone which will not require flood insurance.

 

The GRDA sell back agreement will end at the end of November, the City has received $30,000 in the sell back agreement. KMEA is uncertain if the will offer the program again but are working on other programs for the future.

 

The American Legion has reported that the cemetery flags need to be refurbished, they have requested to work on them in the wastewater plant during the cold months.  The Governing Body had no objections to the request.  A thank you had been received from the Riley Construction for support for the ball diamonds on 6th Street.  

 

At this time, Commissioner Baughman moved to adjourn into executive session for a period of twenty (20) minutes to discuss confidential data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets of corporations, partnerships, trusts, individual proprietorships acquisition of property and that the meeting would reconvene at 6:47 P.M.  Commissioner Weixelman seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay:  0.

 

The meeting reconvened at 6:47 P.M. 

 

No further business appearing, meeting was adjourned.

 

                                                                                                            

ATTEST:                                                         /s/  Robert Morse Jr., Mayor                                    

/s/ Shanda Jahnke, City Clerk

 

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