Minutes 05-18-2015

CITY COUNCIL

MAY 18, 2015

7:00 P.M.

The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met in regular session on May 18, 2015, with Mayor Matt Childers presiding.  Council present were Jason Lowery, Cale Magruder, Jamie Crum, Tom Leffler, Mike Rawlings, Ron Reavis and Justin Londagin.  Councilman Paul Belt was absent.  Also present:  City Attorney Austin Parker, City Manager Josh Shaw, Assistant City Manager Cody Sims and City Clerk Erica Jones.  Visitors present were: Belinda Larsen, John Black, Tony Madrigal, Lisa Jeter, Bill Morris, and Sarah Hoefgen.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Prayer:  Councilman Lowery gave the invocation.

 

Minutes: Leffler made a motion to approve the minutes from the May 4, 2015 Council meeting.  Lowery seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

Ordinance 5:  Londagin made a motion to approve Ordinance 5 in the amount of $400,888.09.  Rawlings seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

Visitors:

Bill Morris introduced Lisa Jeter, the new Executive Director for Downtown Augusta Inc.  Jeter requested street closures for the Brick Street Festival on June 18-20, 2015.  Crum made a motion to approve the street closure request for the Brick Street Festival on June 18-20, 2015.  Lowery seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

Tony Madrigal, representing Madrigal & Welch, presented the City with a dividend check in the amount of $38,476.42.

 

New Business:

Replacement Vehicle for Meter Readers:  Crum made a motion to move forward with obtaining bids for the meter reader vehicle replacement.  Rawlings seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

Board Appointments:  Magruder made a motion to approve the appointment of Kristi Goodmanson, Jane Forkner, and Ron Nibbelink to the Library Board and Dorothy Ware to the Augusta Housing Authority Board.   Lowery seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

Fee Schedule Resolution:  Lowery made a motion to approve Fee Schedule Resolution 2015-07.  Rawlings seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

Fireworks Production Contract:  Reavis made a motion to approve the fireworks production contract in the amount of $7,500 with Rainbow Fireworks for the annual 4th of July fireworks show at Augusta City Lake. Leffler seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

Matters From/For Council:

Staff presented a field usage request from Legacy Sports for summer church and coed softball leagues from April 1, 2015 to November 20, 2015.  Rawlings made a motion to authorize the City Manager to draft a policy for Legacy Sports’ use of Moyle Field for summer church and coed softball leagues from April 1, 2015 to November 20, 2015 and to authorize city staff to erect signs with the applicable language and prohibiting use of metal cleats.  Crum seconded the motion.   Motion carried without opposition.

 

Informational Memorandum and Final Comments: 

Magruder:  Magruder asked Shaw to discuss the privacy of the information being gathered with the survey.  Shaw stated the information gathered from the survey will be used for submitting for community block grants.  He stated the first big project will be sanitary sewer repairs in this specific area.  Shaw stated that the City will only be receiving a summary of the income data gathered by WSU from the survey and no specific identifying information from individuals.

 

Executive Session:

At 7:43 p.m. Lowery made a motion to go into executive session for 40 minutes under the attorney-client relationship exception to the Kansas Open Meetings Act. Lowery asked that City Manager Josh Shaw, Assistant City Manager Cody Sims, and City Attorney Austin Parker join the Council in executive session.  The governing body will reconvene in the Council Chambers at 8:23 p.m.  Reavis seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

At 8:23p.m. Lowery made a motion to exit executive session with no action being taken.  Leffler seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

At 8:25 p. m. Lowery made a motion to go into executive session for 10 minutes under the attorney-client relationship exception to the Kansas Open Meetings Act. Lowery asked that City Manager Josh Shaw, Assistant City Manager Cody Sims, and City Attorney Austin Parker join the Council in executive session.  The governing body will reconvene in the Council Chambers at 8:35 p.m.  Leffler seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

At 8:35 p.m. Lowery made a motion to exit executive session with no action being taken. Londagin seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

Adjourn:  At 8:36 p.m. Leffler made a motion to adjourn.  Londagin seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

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