JULY 15, 2013
The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met in regular session on July 15, 2013, with Mayor Kristey Williams presiding. Council present were Jamie Crum, Sue Jones, Mike Rawlings, Ron Reavis, and Matt Malone. Council absent was Jason Lowery, Matt Childers, and Michael Wallace. Also present: Interim City Attorney Cami Baker, Interim City Manager Josh Shaw, Water/Wastewater Superintendent Russell Still, Street/Sanitation Superintendent Anthony Craft, and City Clerk Erica Jones. Visitors present were: Kent Bush, Gary Rogers, Myrna Rogers, John Black, Keith Ayotte, and Kent Overaker.
Prayer: Pastor John Einem, Christ Lutheran Church, gave the invocation.
Minutes: Rawlings made a motion to approve the minutes from the July 1, 2013 meeting. Malone seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
July (7): Reavis made a motion to approve Ordinance 7 in the amount of $304,317.57. Malone seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
City’s Watering Restrictions and related issues: Shaw reported that Santa Fe Lake is approximately one foot below the spillway and the City Lake is down one foot. Shaw stated staff is trying to identify a problem with the water line from Santa Fe Lake.
Patrol Vehicle Bids: Reavis made a motion to approve the bid from Don Hattan for the two wheel drive Tahoe in the amount of $27,200. Malone seconded the motion. Motion carried with Rawlings and Jones voting in opposition.
Inflow and Infiltration (I & I) Study: Keith Ayotte, representing MKEC, presented the findings of the I & I study and discussed the methodology and reasoning behind MKEC’s recommendations.
Lease Agreement for Refuse Truck: Reavis made a motion to table this item until the August 5th agenda. Malone seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
CTB Grant Application: Rawlings made a motion to approve the grant request by the Augusta Historical Museum in the amount of $500 for the reimbursement of expenses related to the 2013 Yesteryear Fair. Reavis seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
CTB Billboard Sign: S. Jones stated the “Augusta” part is very difficult to read. Malone made a motion to authorize the installation of the new sign graphics located at the Augusta Municipal Airport with changes to the lettering with the Mayor’s approval and if there is additional cost as a result of the lettering change to bring it back to the council. Rawlings seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Frisco Depot Restoration Project: Reavis made a motion to appoint Bill Morris as the architect for the Frisco Depot Restoration Project. Rawlings seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Special Meeting 2014 Budget Hearing: Malone made a motion to schedule a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 12, 2013 to conduct a public hearing for the proposed 2014 Budget along with other actions related to the approval of the 2014 Budget. Rawlings seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Amend Special Meeting: Malone made a motion to amend the Special Meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on July 29, 2013 at City Hall to begin at 6:30 p.m. at which time the council will proceed to the Frisco Depot for a tour of the building and that any left over budget discussion items will follow the Pavement Plan presentation. Crum seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Informational Memorandum & Final Comments:
Williams: Williams asked the council if they could help paint the room and when it could be done. There was not a consensus at that time.
Crum: Crum asked if the City has anything related to the Green River Ordinance. E. Jones stated all people going door to door are required to obtain a General Business License.
Reavis: Reavis stated a power line caught a tree on fire on in the 3400 block of Timber yesterday.
Adjourn: At 8:06 PM Reavis made a motion to adjourn. Malone seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.