OCTOBER 5, 2015
The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met in regular session on October 5, 2015, with Mayor Matt Childers presiding. Council present were Cale Magruder, Jason Lowery, Jamie Crum, Paul Belt, Tom Leffler, Mike Rawlings, Ron Reavis and Justin Londagin. 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, Shanna Payne, Rusty Moore, Ashley Peiffer, Jonathan Spivey, Ashley Spivey, Lizzie Payne, Ian Windsor, Nicole Fisher, Lisa Daniels, Charlie Walker, Lynn Smith, Katrina Wolf, Calvin Wolf, Kevin Ratchford, and Will Dempsey.
Pledge of Allegiance
Prayer: Pastor Cale Magruder, First Southern Baptist Church, gave the invocation.
Minutes: Londagin made a motion to approve the minutes from the September 21, 2015 Council meeting. Crum seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Ordinance 9A: Londagin made a motion to approve Ordinance 9A in the amount of $1,623,866.24. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Shanna Payne was present to request permission to hold a Bike/Run/Walk around the City Lake on November 1, 2015. Crum made a motion to approve a Bike/Run/Walk around the City Lake on November 1, 2015. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Rusty Moore, 433 State Street, was present to ask the Council to consider amending the dog breed ban as the City of El Dorado has.
Ashley Peiffer, who runs a mostly pit bull rescue called Beauty and Beasts, addressed the Council regarding the dog breed ban and provided some statistics regarding different breeds.
Conduct Public Hearing Regarding the Issuance of Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs) for Global Parts Inc.: Shaw and the City’s Bond Counsel Kevin Cowan provided report of these proceedings and the purpose of issuing IRBs.
A public hearing was conducted regarding the issuance of IRBs for Global Parts, Inc. in the amount of $950,000, and in regard to an exemption from the ad valorem taxation of property constructed or purchased with the proceeds of such bonds. The Mayor closed the public hearing after no one stepped forward to address the Council.
Rawlings made a motion directing staff to prepare a resolution of intent to issue IRBs to Global Parts, Inc. Magruder seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Ordinance Amending Ordinance 2073 that Created a Community Improvement District (CID) : Magruder made a motion to approve Ordinance 2089 amending Ordinance No. 2073 that created a Community Improvement District in the City of Augusta, Kansas. Rawlings seconded the motion. Roll Call: Reavis Yes, Leffler Yes, Belt Yes, Magruder Yes, Lowery Yes, Crum Yes, Rawlings Yes, and Londagin Yes. Motion carried.
Appointment to the Augusta Public Library Board: Rawlings made a motion to approve the Augusta Library Board’s recommendation to appoint Jill Bostwick as Trustee to fill the unexpired term of Sara Bird for July 2014 to May 2016. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Lowery: Lowery stated he received an email about parking lines being painted on State Street and that he forwarded it to Assistant City Manager Sims for his review.
Crum: Crum stated there are two couches on the porches or yard in the 1100 block of State.
At 7:50 p.m. Lowery made a motion to go into executive session for 20 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 8:10 p.m. Londagin seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
At 8:10 p.m. Lowery made a motion to exit executive session with no action being taken. Rawlings seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Adjourn: At 8:10 p.m. Londagin made a motion to adjourn. Rawlings seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.