NOVEMBER 20, 2017
The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met in regular session on November 20, 2017, with Mayor Matt C. Childers presiding. Council present were Jason Lowery, Cale Magruder, Jamie Crum, Mike Rawlings, Tom Leffler, Ron Reavis and Justin Londagin. Councilman Belt was absent. Also present: City Manager Josh Shaw, Assistant City Manager Cody Sims and City Clerk Erica Jones. Visitors present were: Belinda Larsen, John Black, Connie Thurman, Eric Birk, Chuck May and Michael Schneider.
Pledge of Allegiance
Prayer: Pastor Cale Magruder gave the invocation.
Minutes: Leffler made a motion to approve the minutes from the November 6, 2017 City Council meeting. Crum seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Ordinance 11A: Leffler made a motion to approve Ordinance #11A dated 11/15/2017. Crum seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Michael Snyder, 502 W Broadway, was present to inquire about the breed ban specifically related to Rottweilers. Lowery stated Snyder has been very respectful in his conversations and asked if the Safety Department had a comment on the Rottweiler breed. Rawlings asked if the minutes from the original meeting could be reviewed to see why that breed was included in the ban. Shaw stated he would check with the Safety Department and review the minutes and report back to the Council what he is able to find out.
Presentation from City Engineer Regarding 2017 Street Sales Tax Projects and City Lake Road; Discussion of North Ohio Street: Council received and filed a presentation from the city engineer and city staff regarding the 2017 street sales tax projects, city lake road, and north Ohio Street. Council gave consensus to have staff work with the city engineer to draft a contract for the study of Ohio Street from Belmont to the north city limits.
Schedule Public Hearing to Take Input and Consider Amendments to the 2017 Budget: Lowery made a motion to schedule a public hearing for 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017 to consider amendments to the 2017 Budget. Londagin seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Matters From/For Council and Informational Memorandum:
Londagin made a motion to schedule a work session for 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017 to discuss utility rates and abatements for the 2018 calendar year. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Londagin: Londagin stated he was contacted by citizens asking if the Safety Department could have more of a presence around school zones, specifically around Ewalt Elementary.
At 8:09 p.m. Lowery made a motion to recess into executive session for 60 minutes to discuss an individual’s employee’s performance to conduct the City Manager’s annual evaluation pursuant to the non-elected personnel matters exception, K.S.A. 75-4319(b)(1). Lowery asked that City Manager Josh Shaw, Will Strickler, and Mary Jean Bogner Wray join the Council in executive session. The governing body will reconvene in the Council Chambers at 9:09 p.m. Magruder seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
At 9:09 p.m., Lowery made a motion to exit executive session where no action was taken. Magruder seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Adjourn: At 9:09 p.m., Londagin made a motion to adjourn. Rawlings seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.