Minutes 12-19-2016

CITY COUNCIL

DECEMBER 19, 2016

7:00 P.M.

 

The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met in regular session on December 19, 2016, with Mayor Matt Childers presiding. Council present were Cale Magruder, Jason Lowery, Paul Belt, Jamie Crum, Mike Rawlings, Tom Leffler, 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: Wastewater Superintendent Eric Burris, Code Enforcement Officer Travis Combes, Belinda Larsen, John Black, Aaron Wells, Britt Moore, Kelly Modlin, Chris Kuhlmann, Matt Moore, Brad Reynolds, Eric Birk, Elmer Simon, Jennifer Stanyer, Kris Schumacher, Ray Conell, and Clint Headley.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Prayer: Pastor Brad Reynolds, Life Church, gave the invocation.

 

Minutes: Leffler made a motion to approve the minutes from the December 5, 2016 Council meeting and December 12, 2016 Joint Work Session with the Park Board. Belt seconded the motion. Lowery stated that he made motion to go in to executive session not Londagin. Motion carried to approve the amended minutes without opposition.

           

Ordinance 12: Belt made a motion to approve Ordinance #12 in the amount of $1,079,985.15. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Business:

Conduct a Public Hearing for 2016 Budget Amendments; Consider Approval of Proposed Budget Amendments to the 2016 Budget: A Public Hearing was conducted to take input on the 2016 Budget Amendment. After no comments were received from the public, the hearing was closed.

 

            Reavis made a motion to approve the amended 2016 Budget. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

2017 Cereal Malt Beverage License Renewals: Crum made a motion to approve the applications for 2017 Cereal Malt Beverage License Renewals. Reavis seconded the motion. Motion carried with Rawlings and Magruder voting in opposition.

 

New Cereal Malt Beverage License Applications: Crum made a motion to approve a 2016 Cereal Malt Beverage License for Holiday Bowl, LLC located at 310 State Street. Reavis seconded the motion. Motion carried with Rawlings and Magruder voting in opposition.

 

            Londagin made a motion to approve a 2017 Cereal Malt Beverage License for Holiday Lanes, LLC located at 310 State Street. Leffler seconded. Motion carried with Rawlings and Magruder voting in opposition.

 

Resolution No. 2016-37 Ordering the Removal and Abatement of Nuisances Identified by the Code Enforcement Officer of the City of Augusta on Property Located at 606 E 12th: Magruder made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2016-37 ordering the removal and abatement of nuisances identified by the Code Enforcement officer on property located at 606 E 12th within ten days as specified by K.S.A. 12-1617e. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

           

2017 Special Alcohol Grant Applications: Belt made a motion to approve the 2017 Special Alcohol Grant Applications for Family Life Center in the amount of $5,000; Augusta High School SADD Group in the amount of $5,000; Tri-County CASA in the amount of $5,000; Bright Futures Augusta in the amount of $5,000; and Youth Leadership Butler in the amount of $700. Magruder seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Update Report/Discussion on Septic Disposal Options for Augusta Wastewater Treatment Plant: Attorney Ray Conell, representing Kelly and Teresa Modlin, Chris Kuhlmann, and Augusta Rental addressed the governing body.

 

            Public Works Superintendent Jaime Goering and Wastewater Superintendent addressed the governing body and explained staff’s position to no longer accept waste from septic haulers at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

 

            Britt Moore, President of PD Plumbing, addressed the governing body.

 

            Kelly Modlin, owner of Augusta Rental, addressed the governing body.

 

            James Tusch, retired from the City of Wichita and former PEC and City of Pittsburg employee, addressed the governing body.

 

            Magruder made a motion to no longer accept waste from private haulers effective February 1st, 2017. Motion died from lack of a second.

 

            Lowery made a motion to continue with the current fee structure and require call ahead prior to dumping while the city engineer conducts a max flow study of the plant to be presented to the governing body in March 2017. Reavis seconded the motion. Lowery amended his motion to establish timeline of first meeting in April. Reavis seconded. The motion to amend carried without opposition. Amended motion carried with Magruder voting in opposition.

 

At 8:47 Magruder made a motion to recess for 10 minutes, returning at 8:57. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Engineering Services Agreement with Schwab Eaton for City Lake Road Paving Project Design: Aaron Wells, 2907 Lakeshore Drive, addressed the governing body.

 

Leffler made a motion to approve the Design Services Agreement – Parts A and B with Schwab Eaton in the amount of $42,900 for survey and design of paving improvements on the East side of City Lake Road. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Tablet Use Policy for Governing Body Members: Lowery made a motion to approve of Policy No. 2016AD-01 adopting a tablet use policy for members of the Governing Body. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Ordinance No. 2109 Authorizing KDHE Loan Agreement for Wastewater Improvements: Lowery made a motion to approve the water conservation plan as presented. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Lowery made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2109 authorizing the execution of a loan agreement between August, Kansas and the State of Kansas for the purpose of obtaining a loan from the Kansas Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund for the purpose of financing a wastewater treatment project; establishing a dedicated source of revenue for repayment of such loan; authorizing and approving certain documents in connection therewith; and authorizing certain other actions in connection with the loan agreement. Magruder seconded the motion. Reavis Yea, Leffler Yea, Belt Yea, Magruder Yea, Lowery Yea, Crum Yea, Rawlings Yea, Londagin Yea. Motion carried.

 

Policy Pertaining to the application of Certain Discounts for Hangar Space and Aviation Gasoline at Augusta Municipal Airport: Belt made a motion to approve Policy No. CD2016-04 regulating discounts approved for hangar space and 100 Low Lead Aviation Gasoline at Augusta Municipal Airport. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Ordinance No. 2108 Regulating Elmwood Cemetery: Lowery made a motion to approve Ordinance 2108 regulating, governing, and protecting Elmwood Cemetery, and the grounds thereof, the owners of the lots therein, visitors thereof, the enclosing, adorning and erecting of monuments and tombstones on cemetery lots, and improvements on the grounds of the cemetery, and repealing all ordinances or parts thereof in conflict herewith. Leffler seconded the motion. Reavis Yea, Leffler Yea, Belt Yea, Magruder Yea, Lowery Yea, Crum Yea, Rawlings Yea, Londagin Yea. Motion carried.

 

 

Matters From/For Council and Informational Memorandum:

Reminder that the first meeting in January will be Tuesday, January 3, 2016 because of the New Year’s Holiday.

 

Childers stated that staff is considering two work sessions for January, one to discuss sidewalks and one with API to discuss economic development opportunities.

 

Shaw stated there was $15,000 budgeted in the CTB Fund to furnish the new Welcome Center. Shaw stated he found a display case from the 1910 era at a Paramount Antique Mall for $626.50. Council was comfortable with that purchase.

 

Reavis: Reavis stated he received calls about the intersection at Mainsgate and Pembroke. Shaw stated staff has reviewed this intersection from a safety perspective and does not feel like it merits a stop sign based on the MUTCD regulations. He stated that if Council wanted to see something different up there, they would have to advise staff to put one in. Reavis asked why there is not a protected left turn signal for vehicles traveling East on 7th Avenue and turning North onto Cliff Drive. Childers stated he understood that the amount of traffic at that intersection does not warrant it.

 

Belt: Belt inquired about the status of the traffic signal cross-arm at Highway 54 and Walnut Street that was damaged. Shaw stated that the repair is on order.

 

Magruder: Magruder stated that Ward 1 is looking for representatives to serve on the Street Sales Tax Committee and if anyone is interested to contact him or Lowery.

 

 

Adjourn: At 10:23 p.m. Londagin made a motion to adjourn. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

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