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- Category: City Council Minutes 2016
MAY 2, 2016
The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met in regular session on May 2, 2016, with Mayor Matt Childers presiding. Council present were Cale Magruder, Jason Lowery, Jamie Crum, Paul Belt, Tom Leffler, Mike Rawlings, Justin Londagin and Ron Reavis. Also present: City Manager Josh Shaw, City Attorney Austin Parker, Assistant City Manager Cody Sims, Public Works Director Jaime Goering and City Clerk Erica Jones. Visitors present were: Belinda Larsen, John Black, Lisa Daniels, Michele Spainhower, Connie Thurman, Clint Headley, Randy Johnson, Eric Grooms, Kevin Unrein, Dalton Patterson, Cody Bird, Kristy Long, Ted Long, Kathy Metsker, Tammy Raynard, Charley Metsker, Dale Metsker, Natasha Hayden, Matt Bird, Chuck Bird, Kelley Bird, Amanda Garcia, Charlie Garcia, Rick Neubaugher, Rita Ramsey, Robert Ramsey, Emily Ramsey, and Macee Pierce.
Pledge of Allegiance
Prayer: Pastor Rick Neubaugher, First Baptist Church, gave the invocation.
Minutes: Crum made a motion to approve the minutes from the April 18, 2016 Council meeting. Reavis seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Ordinance 4A: Lowery made a motion to approve Ordinance 4A in the amount of $962,505.58. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Proclamation: Mayor Childers read a proclamation designating May 21, 2016 as National Kids to the Parks Day.
Michelle Spainhower, representing the Augusta Art’s Council., was present to request permission to hold their event entitled “It Happened One Night” in the 500 block of State Street starting at 4 p.m. on June 11, 2016 with a cookout followed by a movie at 6 p.m. Reavis made a motion to approve the Augusta Art’s Council to hold their event entitled “It Happened One Night” in the 500 block of State Street starting at 4 p.m. on June 11, 2016 with a cookout followed by a movie at 6 p.m. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Lowery made a motion to approve a CTB grant for this event in the amount of $800. Rawlings seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Lisa Daniels, representing the Augusta Public Library and Connie Thurman, representing Augusta Arts Council, were present to request use of the stage area at Garvin Park for the third annual performance of Ballet in the Park on June 11, 2016. Crum made a motion to approve the request to use the stage area at Garvin Park for the third annual performance of Ballet in the Park on June 11, 2016. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Kathy Metsker, 10244 SW Hopkins Switch Rd, addressed the governing body. Metsker requested a waiver for a terrazzo for Virginia Bird for a pre-purchased terrazzo. She stated the cemetery spaces were purchased in 1957 when her sister passed away and her parents had planned to have a terrazzo placed next to hers. Metsker stated her father’s terrazzo was placed after he passed and her mother just passed away in 2016. She stated that the Council allowed one to be placed in February of 2016 and has set precedence. Metsker stated that adding the third terrazzo between the other two would actually reduce the maintenance. Crum made a motion to approve the placement of a terrazzo for the Virginia Bird. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried with Magruder and Leffler voting in opposition.
Field Usage Policy for Moyle Field: Reavis made a motion to approve the field usage policy between the City of Augusta and Legacy Sports, LLC for Moyle Field. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Forced Mowing Agreement with Superior Landscaping: Leffler made a motion to approve the lawn mowing services agreement between the City of Augusta and Superior Landscape Management, Inc. Rawlings seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Neighborhood Revitalization Plan Public Hearing, Ordinance, and Resolution Authorizing Interlocal Agreements: The Mayor opened the public hearing. The Mayor closed the public hearing after no one came forward to comment.
Londagin made a motion to approve Ordinance 2094 adopting the newest version of the NRP and designating the area within the corporate limits of the City of Augusta as denoted on the revised NRP map as the Neighborhood Revitalization Area. Lowery seconded the motion. Roll Call: Reavis Nay, Leffler Nay, Belt Yea, Magruder Nay, Lowery Yea, Crum Yea, Rawlings Yea, Londagin Yea. Motion carried.
Londagin made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-22 authorizing the Mayor to execute interlocal agreements with Butler County, Butler Community College, and USD 402. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried with Magruder voting in opposition.
Mayoral Appointments: Magruder made a motion to approve the Mayor’s reappointment of Jerry Gentzler and Jill Bostwick to the Library Board; appointment of Tom Leffler and reappointment of Troy Waltemath to the Airport Advisory Board; and the appointment of Ron Reavis to the CIP Committee. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Matters From/For Council:
Reminder of the work session scheduled for Monday, May 9th at 7 p.m. to review and discuss plans for the El Dorado waterline project and Walnut River Diversion project.
Council discussed the Governing Body Retreat to review goals and strategies and budget planning for the upcoming year. Rawlings made a motion to schedule a budget retreat for Tuesday, May 24th at 6 p.m. Magruder seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Council discussed Governing Body member attendance at June 15th celebration of Wichita Business Journal 40 under 40 Class of 2016. Lowery, Childers, Leffler, and Londagin stated they will be able to attend.
Reavis: Reavis inquired about section 5 on the interlocal agreement about the parties not intending to acquire any real or personal property under the agreement. He asked if that means you cannot purchase any property during this agreement, for example the Public Works Building. Shaw stated it doesn’t have anything to do with that type of transaction. Reavis asked how the City can find out for sure that we can legally do a city-wide program and who has the final authority to determine that. Parker stated that the governing body could authorize the filing of a Declaratory Action through Butler County District Court to determine compliance with applicable State law. Reavis made a motion to authorize the city attorney to draft a Declaratory Action in the Butler County District Court. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion failed with only Reavis voting in favor.
Magruder: Magruder asked when staff planned for the Council to discuss the capital improvement projects as part of the sales tax election. Shaw stated the strategic planning session would be a good opportunity.
Rawlings: Rawlings stated he was reading the public works report about TV’s and appliances left on the side of the road and asked how those items were closed. Sims stated the code enforcement officer would have notified the property owner to abate the situation.
Adjourn: At 8:22 p.m. Londagin made a motion to adjourn. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.