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City Commission Special Meeting Minutes 09/03/2020

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

 

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

 

Oztoberfest:

 

Kara Holle was present to speak on behalf of the Chamber changes due to COVID-19 for the upcoming Oztoberfest. Commissioner Baughman moved to cancel the Oztoberfest this year. Commissioner Beem seconded the motion. Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

 

Commissioner Beem asked if the Governing Body could re-visit a school pep-rally discussed at the previous regular meeting. Mayor Weixelman stated the Governing Body could not add topics to a special meeting, City Attorney, Jake Pugh, agreed. Stacie Eichem, City Manager, advised she would notify the school and put it on the next regular agenda.

 

Industrial Commerce Route:

 

Mark Bachamp, Olsson, and Sean Durr, Pugh Law, were present to request approval from the Governing Body for two items in regard to the Industrial Commerce Route. They explained that the project was in a timing issue with KDOT and Union Pacific Railroad on a small portion of property owned by an arm of the railroad. The items are listed as A & B.

 

Authorization to out to bid without an easement from Union Pacific pending KDOT approval. Commissioner Baughman moved, seconded by Commissioner Ditto. Motion carried. Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

 

Authorization to issue an impasse letter to begin the condemnation process on the small portion of property owned by an arm of the railroad. Commissioner Baughman moved, seconded by Commissioner Dugan. Motion carried. Motion carried.   Aye: 5, Nay:  0. 

 

No further business appearing, meeting was adjourned.

 

                                                                                                                

ATTEST:                                                         /s/ Richard Weixelman, Mayor                           

 

/s/ Shanda Jahnke, City Clerk

 

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