Minutes 06-01-2015

CITY COUNCIL

JUNE 1, 2015

7:00 P.M.

The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met in regular session on June 1, 2015, with Mayor Matt Childers presiding.  Council present were Jason Lowery, Jamie Crum, Tom Leffler, Mike Rawlings, Ron Reavis and Justin Londagin.  Councilmen Cale Magruder and Paul Belt were absent.  Also present:  City Attorney Austin Parker, City Manager Josh Shaw, Assistant City Manager Cody Sims, Street/Sanitation Foreman Anthony Craft and City Clerk Erica Jones.  Visitors present were: Belinda Larsen, John Black, Eric Birk, Keith Ayotte, Jeremy Lawson, Father Michael Schemm, Lisa Jeter, and Chad Russell. 

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Prayer:  Father Michael Schemm, Saint James Catholic Church, gave the invocation.

 

Minutes: Rawlings made a motion to approve the minutes from the May 18, 2015 Council meeting.  Lowery seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

Ordinance 5A:  Londagin made a motion to approve Ordinance 5A in the amount of $775,417.34.  Leffler seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

Visitors:

Jeremy Lawson, representing WFO Guys Car Club, was present to request use of the downtown area for their 21st Annual Car Show on August 1, 2015.  Crum made a motion to approve the request from WFO Guys Car Club to use the downtown area for their 21st Annual Car Show on August 1, 2015. Lowery seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

New Business:

2015 Street Sales Tax Projects:  Reavis made a motion to approve a bid award to Kansas Paving in the amount of $215,445 for the 2015 Street Sales Tax Projects.  Leffler seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

Request from Leadership Butler for Signs:  Rawlings made a motion to approve a request from Leadership Butler Class of 2014 to donate 90 surplus U-channel sign posts for use and installation in the rural areas throughout Butler County for the “When Flooded Turn Around Don’t Drown” class project. Lowery seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

Sanitation Purchases:  Reavis made a motion to approve the purchase of one automated side loading refuse truck and two rear loading refuse trucks from Elliott Equipment/New Way through the NJPA in the total amount of $628,798 and for recycling carts and trash carts from Toter in the amount of $179,838.78 through NIPA. Lowery seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

CTB Grant for April Fools Run:  Rawlings made a motion to approve the Convention and Tourism Committee’s recommendation in favor of a $500 grant to Downtown Augusta, Inc. (DAI) for the April Fools Run and authorize the City Manager to reimburse DAI for the event.  Lowery seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

Mayoral Appointments:  Londagin made a motion to approve the Mayor’s recommendations for appointments and reappointments to the City’s various boards and committees.  Lowery seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

Matters From/For Council:

Discussion of the City of Augusta’s membership in the Regional Economic Area Partnership (REAP).  Shaw recommended the City forego membership in REAP this year since staff has been unable to participate in any of the events and recommended the governing body re-evaluate membership for 2016.  Rawlings asked if Sedgwick County is a member.  Childers stated they are not, but a couple of their commission members paid for their own membership.  Shaw stated Butler County isn’t a member.  Shaw stated the membership is $2,500.  Lowery made a motion to discontinue membership to REAP for 2015 and re-evaluate membership for 2016.  Reavis seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

Reavis made a motion to schedule a budget work session for June 8, 2015 at 6 p.m. at City Hall to meet with Department Heads and to discuss a Recreation Commission.  Lowery seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

Informational Memorandum and Final Comments: 

Reavis:  Reavis congratulated all the spring student athletics for their hard work and determination, especially the AHS Girls Softball team on becoming State champions.

 

Crum:  Crum inquired about the work session on code enforcement.  Shaw stated it would be tough to schedule one in June and July because we usually schedule the budget work sessions on the free Mondays; Shaw stated it would be better to schedule one in late July or August.  Crum said September would work.  Shaw stated staff has continued to work on code enforcement and recommendations to bring to the Council.

 

Executive Session:

At7:28 p.m. Lowery made a motion to go into executive session for 60 minutes under the attorney-client relationship and preliminary discussion for the acquisition of real property exceptions to the Kansas Open Meetings Act. Lowery asked that City Manager Josh Shaw, Assistant City Manager Cody Sims, City Engineer Keith Ayotte, and City Attorney Austin Parker join the Council in executive session.  The governing body will reconvene in the Council Chambers at 8:28 p.m.  Reavis seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

At 8:28 p.m. Lowery made a motion to exit executive session with no action being taken. Leffler seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

Lowery made a motion to authorize staff to tender a final offer for relocation of a sewer line across PDH Properties within the City of Augusta, Kansas and authorize the City Attorney to pursue all necessary actions for the City’s easement for sewer line across the same in the Butler County District Court.  Leffler seconded the motion.  Motion carried with Reavis voting in opposition.

 

Adjourn:  At 8:29 p.m. Lowery made a motion to adjourn.  Rawlings seconded the motion.  Motion carried without opposition.

 

 

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