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City Commission Special Meeting Minutes 03/29/2020

Special Meeting:

 

The Governing Body of the City of Wamego, Kansas, met in a Special Session on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Commission Chambers at 430 Lincoln Avenue, Wamego, Kansas.  Those present were: Commissioners: Leslie Dugan, Thomas Beem, Clifford Baughman and William Ditto. Mayor: Richard Weixelman  

 

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

 

Resolution No. 20200329:

 

Resolution No. 20200329 was presented and read as follows:

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF WAMEGO, KANSAS DECLARING A LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY; TEMPORARILY EXPANDING THE AUTHORITY OF THE CITY MANAGER TO ACT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY; AND RATIFYING PREVIOUS DECISIONS REGARDING THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY. Commissioner Ditto moved, seconded by Commissioner Baughman to approve Resolution No. 20200329.  Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay: 0.   

 

Burn Site Update:

 

The City Manager advised the burn site was almost completed with the exception of the bunkers at a cost of $48,000, this amount was going to be lowered by making smaller bunkers than originally quoted. Commissioner Beem moved to accept Midwest Concrete’s proposal of $48,000 for bunkers at the burn site, acknowledging the cost should be lower than the proposed amount. Commissioner Dugan seconded the motion. Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay: 0.   

 

Covid-19 Emergency Sick Leave:

 

Stacie Eichem reported that approximately 6 City employees had been off work due for COVID-19 reasons, technically the mandatory paid sick leave wouldn’t go into effect until April 1st, however those employees had been paid specifying COVID-19. Commissioner Baughman moved to allow COVID-19 paid sick leave be used prior to April 1st. Commissioner Dugan seconded the motion. Motion carried.  Aye: 5, Nay: 0.   

 

The City Manager advised that some of the work loads for essential vs non-essential employees would change for the duration of the executive orders to keep employees working.

 

No further business appearing, meeting was adjourned.

                                                                                                          

                                                                  /s/ Richard Weixelman, Mayor                           

 

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/s/ Shanda Jahnke, City Clerk

 

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