JULY 25, 2011
The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met in a special meeting on July 25, 2011, with Mayor Kristey Williams presiding. Council present were Holly Harper, Matt Childers, Michael Huddleston, Sue Jones, Ronald Reavis, and Matt Malone. Councilmen Michael Wallace, Mike Rawlings were absent. Also present: City Manager Bill Keefer, City Attorney David All, Assistant to the City Manager Josh Shaw, and City Clerk Erica Jones. Visitors present were: Kent Bush.
The meeting was called to order at 6:37 p.m.
The council reviewed and discussed the status of acquisition of Property for tract #11 as part of the Levee Enhancement Project. Mr. All explained that in accordance with State Statute there are two actions that must be taken, the adoption of a Resolution authorizing the condemnation and an Ordinance authorizing and providing for the acquisition of the land.
Mr. All stated that he spoke to an attorney for the McClure brothers and he was not encouraging about negotiating and he did not hear back from him. Reavis made a motion to approve Resolution 2011-14 authorizing condemnation of certain land to aid in the repair of the City levee. Childers seconded the motion. Motion carried with Malone abstaining due to a conflict of interest.
Mr. All stated he will change the wording in the ordinance so Tract 1 will include a permanent easement. Childers made a motion to approve Ordinance 2025 authorizing and providing for the acquisition of land for the purpose of modifying the city levee by acquiring fee title and a permanent easement as amended. Harper seconded the motion. Motion carried with Malone abstaining due to a conflict of interest.