Minutes 03-20-2017

CITY COUNCIL

MARCH 20, 2017

7:00 P.M.

 

The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met in regular session on March 20, 2017, with Mayor Matt Childers presiding. Council present were Cale Magruder, Paul Belt, Tom Leffler, Mike Rawlings, Justin Londagin and Ron Reavis. Council members Jason Lowery and Jamie Crum were absent. Also present: City Manager Josh Shaw, City Attorney Austin Parker, Public Works Director Jaime Goering and City Clerk Erica Jones. Visitors present were: Code Enforcement Officer Travis Combes, Sergeant Chad McCluskey, Belinda Larsen, John Black, Sarah Hoefgen, Connie Thurman, Eric Birk, and Tony Madrigal.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Prayer: Councilman Rawlings gave the invocation.

 

Minutes: Londagin made a motion to approve the minutes from the February 27, 2017 Strategic Budget Retreat, March 6, 2017 Council meeting and March 13, 2017 City Council Work Session. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

           

Ordinance 3: Rawlings made a motion to approve Ordinance #3 in the amount of $927,530.63. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Visitors:

Leffler made a motion to approve an Inspiring Greater Heights Car festival to be held on April 1, 2017 at the Augusta Municipal Airport. Londagin seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Connie Thurman, with Downtown Augusta, Inc., was present to request approval for the Brick Street Festival and Ottaway Carnival to be held downtown April 14 and 15, 2017. Leffler made a motion to approve the Brick Street Festival and Ottaway Carnival to be held downtown April 14 and 15, 2017. Rawlings seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Connie Thurman, with Downtown Augusta, Inc., was present to request approval for the Annual Adopt-a-Pot contest and to request that the City fund the prizes. Magruder made a motion to approve the Annual Adopt-a-Pot contest with the City funding the prizes for 2017. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Business:

2017 Insurance Renewal: Magruder made a motion to approve the bid from Madrigal & Welch for renewal of the City’s 2017 Insurance Policy in the amount of $399,131. Reavis seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Agreement with Pontem Software for Cemetery Data Management Software: Magruder made a motion to approve an agreement with Pontem Software for Cemetery Data Management Software to implement Phase 1 of the Pontem Data Management Software for $6,450 with a recurring support fee of $1,500 beginning in 2018. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Authorize Disposal of Lost and Stolen Bicycles to the American Legion Post and Auxiliary: Rawlings made a motion to approve the Public Safety Director’s recommendation to donate approximately 50 found, lost, and/or stolen bicycles to Gary Rogers of the American Legion Post and Auxiliary to refurbish and redistribute the bicycles to children in need pursuant to Chapter 7, Article f, Section 7-507 of City Code after checking with the State Treasurer to make sure they are in agreement with the sale. Londagin seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

           

Resolution Fixing Time and Place for Hearings Concerning the Condemnation and Repair or Demolition of Structures Located at 432 East Broadway Avenue Pursuant to the Provisions of K.S.A. 12-1750 Et Seq: Leffler made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2017-09 fixing the time and place for a public hearing to take place on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Augusta City Hall at 7:00 p.m. concerning the condemnation and repair or demolition of a single-family residential structure located at 432 East Broadway Avenue. Magruder seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

            Magruder made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2017-10 fixing the time and place for a public hearing to take place on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Augusta City Hall at 7:00 p.m. concerning the condemnation and repair or demolition of a detached residential garage structure located at 432 East Broadway Avenue. Reavis seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Nuisance Abatement Resolutions for Various Properties Throughout the City of Augusta: Magruder made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2017-11 determining that a nuisance exists and ordering the removal and abatement of said nuisance within ten days as specified by K.S.A. 12-1617e on the property located at 210 East Wiley Avenue. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

            Magruder made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2017-12 determining that a nuisance exists and ordering the removal and abatement of said nuisance within ten days as specified by K.S.A. 12-1617e on the property located at 325 East Main Street. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

            Magruder made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2017-13 determining that a nuisance exists and ordering the removal and abatement of said nuisance within ten days as specified by K.S.A. 12-1617e on the property located at 517 North Santa Fe Street. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

            Magruder made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2017-14 determining that a nuisance exists and ordering the removal and abatement of said nuisance within ten days as specified by K.S.A. 12-1617e on the property located at 658 North Santa Fe Street. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

            Magruder made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2017-15 determining that a nuisance exists and ordering the removal and abatement of said nuisance within ten days as specified by K.S.A. 12-1617e on the property located at 1147 North Dearborn Street. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Shryock Park Splash Pad Shade Structures and Site Amenities Proposal: Reavis made a motion to approve the Park Advisory Board’s recommendation to install shade structures and site amenities with a budget of $45,000 for shade structures, seating, and sodding to be installed around the splash pad. Londagin seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Additional Information on Septic Disposal Options for Augusta Wastewater Treatment Plant: Council discussed and provided direction regarding the handling of domestic septage from septic haulers at the Augusta Wastewater Treatment Plant. Council gave consensus and direction to set May 1st as the last date to collect septic waste from outside haulers and revise any existing ordinances about collection of septic waste.

 

Construction Engineering Agreement for Ohio Street Project: Leffler made a motion to approve the agreement for Construction Engineering by the City of Augusta for the Ohio Street Project. Rawlings seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Ordinance No. 2112 Establishing the Number of Qualified Electors of the City of Augusta, Kansas Required to Sign a Nomination Petition for Candidacy for City Office Elected at Large: Belt made a motion to approve Ordinance 2112 establishing the number of qualified electros of the City of Augusta, Kansas required to sign a nomination petition for candidacy for city office elected at large within the City of Augusta, Kansas. Londagin seconded the motion. Roll Call: Reavis Yes, Leffler Yes, Belt Yes, Magruder Yes, Rawlings Yes, and Londagin Yes. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Ordinance No. 2113 Exempting the Augusta Frisco Depot and its Facilities from the Statutory Prohibitions on the Drinking or Consumption of Alcoholic Liquor on Public Property; Approval of Revised Train Depot Reservation Form: Londagin made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2113 exempting the Augusta Frisco Depot and its facilities from the statutory prohibitions on the drinking or consumption of alcoholic liquor on public property within the corporate limits of the City of Augusta, Kansas. Reavis seconded the motion. Roll Call: Reavis Yes, Leffler Yes, Belt Yes, Magruder No, Rawlings No, and Londagin Yes. Motion carried without opposition.

 

            Londagin made a motion to approve the amended Frisco Train Depot Reservation form. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried with Magruder and Rawlings voting in opposition.

 

Executive Session:

At 8:48 p.m. Londagin made a motion to go into executive session for 15 minutes under the attorney-client privilege exception to the Kansas Open Meetings Act for discussion of matters deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship. Londagin asked that City Manager Josh Shaw and City Attorney Austin Parker join the Council in executive session. The governing body will reconvene at 9:03 p.m. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

At 9:03 p.m. Londagin made a motion to exit executive session where no action was taken. Rawlings seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Resolution No. 2017 Stating the Desire of the City of Augusta, Kansas for the Southerly Expansion of the Runway at the Augusta Municipal Airport: Leffler made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2017-16 stating the desire of the City of Augusta, Kansas for the southerly expansion of the runway at the Augusta Municipal Airport. Londagin seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Matters From/For Council and Informational Memorandum:

Reavis: Reavis thanked the Lion’s Club for returning their donation for the pergolas at the Splash Pad. Reavis stated that during the train derailment all the city departments pulled together really well. God willing a disaster was adverted.

 

Leffler: Leffler inquired as to when the summer hours at the compost would begin. Goering stated April 1st.

 

Childers: Reminder of the Glow Tournament at Garvin Park this Saturday.

 

            Childers reminded everyone that Justin Londagin, Mike Rawlings, Betty Roy and Eric Birk’s terms on the Park Board are expiring this year. He stated that if anyone knows someone interested in serving on the Park Board to have them complete an application and forward to him. He asked that they do not filter through other council members.

 

 

Adjourn: At 9:09 p.m. Londagin made a motion to adjourn. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

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