Minutes 01-03-2017

CITY COUNCIL

JANUARY 3, 2017

7:00 P.M.

 

The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met in regular session on January 3, 2017, with Mayor Matt Childers presiding. Council present were Cale Magruder, Jason Lowery, Paul Belt, Jamie Crum, Tom Leffler, Justin Londagin and Ron Reavis. Councilman Mike Rawlings was absent. 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, Sarah Hoefgen, Connie Thurman, Kevin Unrein, Neal Whitlow, Kathy McClure, Gerald Dixon, and Brandon Unrein.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Prayer: Pastor Neal Whitlow, Community Crossroads Church, gave the invocation.

 

Minutes: Leffler made a motion to approve the minutes from the December 19, 2016 Council meeting. Londagin seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

           

Ordinance 12A: Crum made a motion to approve Ordinance #12A in the amount of $389,926.65. Londagin seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Business:

Final Plat for The Point Addition to the City of Augusta, Butler County, Kansas: Lowery made a motion to approve the Final Plat for The Point Addition produced by Goedecke Surveying, LLC for redevelopment of the former Augusta Medical Center located adjacent to The Point Event Center at 2101 Dearborn Street. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Ordinance No. 2110 Changing the Zoning District Classification for Property Located at Lot 1, Block 1 of The Point Addition: Lowery made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2110 changing the zoning district classification from C-Commercial to R3-Multiple Family Dwelling for property located at Lot 1, Block 1 of The Point Addition and amending the official zoning map of the City of Augusta, Kansas. Magruder seconded the motion. Roll Call: Reavis Yea, Leffler Yea, Belt Yea, Magruder Yea, Lowery Yea, Crum Yea, Londagin Yea. Motion carried.

 

Ordinance No. 2111 Water Emergency Ordinance and Water Conservation Plan: Belt made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2111 authorizing the declaration of one of three progressive stages of a water supply conservation and/or water supply shortage which shall conserve or curtail the use of water within the City of Augusta; establishing three stages of water conservation measure for the City; a water watch, warning or emergency; establishing procedures and voluntary and mandatory conservation measures; authorizing the issuance of administrative regulations; and prescribing certain penalties. Londagin seconded the motion. Roll Call: Reavis Yea, Leffler Yea, Belt Yea, Magruder Yea, Lowery Yea, Crum Yea, Londagin Yea. Motion carried.

           

Welcome Center Operating Agreements; Frisco Depot Meeting Room Rental Agreement: Magruder made a motion to approve the Augusta, Kansas Welcome Center Operating Agreement between the City of Augusta and the Augusta Chamber of Commerce. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

            Leffler made a motion to approve the Augusta, Kansas Welcome Center Operating Agreement between the City of Augusta and Downtown Augusta, Inc. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

            Leffler made a motion to approve the Frisco Depot Meeting Room Rental Agreement. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

           

Agreement Between the Kansas Department of Transportation and the City of Augusta for the South Ohio Street Reconstruction Project: Belt made a motion to approve the agreement between the Kansas Department of Transportation and the City of Augusta for the South Ohio Street Reconstruction Project. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

            Leffler made a motion to appoint City Manager Josh Shaw and Public Works Director Jaime Goering as duly authorized representatives to sign for the City any or all routine reports as may be required or requested by the Secretary in the completion of the Project. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Matters From/For Council and Informational Memorandum:

Reminder that the City Manager will be attending the first session of the Kansas Certified Public Manager (CPM) January 10th – 11th.

 

Reavis: Reavis inquired about the crosswalks on Ohio Street and where we finally ended up on the warning lights. Shaw stated the stop light has been delivered and will be installed soon. He stated the flashing lights will be relocated to another area in town.

 

Belt: Belt asked where complaints about violations of the ordinance regulating parking in yards should be reported. Sims stated the Department of Public Safety.

 

Executive Session

At 8:11 p.m. Lowery made a motion to go into executive session for 45 minutes under the personnel matters and Attorney Client exceptions to the Kansas Open Meetings Act to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel to conduct the City Manager’s annual performance evaluation and to discuss matters deemed privileged under the attorney client relationship. Lowery asked that City Manager Josh Shaw, Assistant City Manager Cody Sims and City Attorney Austin Parker join the Council in the executive session. The governing body will reconvene in the Council Chambers at 8:56 p.m. Magruder seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

At 8:56 p.m. Lowery made a motion to exit executive session with no action being taken. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Crum made a motion to extend City Manager Josh Shaw’s contract to December 31, 2020. Shaw was approved for a 3% merit increase but asked to decline it and have the funds allocated to the Employee Benefit fund. Londagin seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

 

Adjourn: At 8:57 p.m. Londagin made a motion to adjourn. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

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