Minutes - February 5, 2018

CITY COUNCIL

FEBRUARY 5, 2018

7:00 P.M.

The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met in regular session on February 5, 2018, with Mayor Matt C. Childers presiding. Council present were Cale Magruder, Eric Birk, Paul Belt, Mike Rawlings, Tom Leffler, Justin Londagin and David Bates. Councilwoman Jamie Crum was absent. Also present: City Manager Josh Shaw, City Attorney Austin Parker, Assistant City Manager Cody Sims and City Clerk Erica Jones. Visitors present were: Electric Production Superintendent Jim Sutton, John Black, Connie Thurman, Mike Stump, Jeremy Lawson, Sasha Lawson, Karen Berry, Shane Scott, Tonya Scott, Aaron Wells, Kevin Cowan, Larry Holloway, Scott Groom, Rodney Wallace, Don McClure, Monica McClure and Katherine Wallace.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Prayer: Pastor Steve Spencer, First United Methodist Church, gave the invocation.

 

Minutes: Leffler made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 15, 2018 City Council meeting.  Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

           

Ordinance 12C, 1, 1A: Belt made a motion to approve Ordinance #12C dated 12/29/2017, Ordinance #1 dated 1/10/2018, and Ordinance #1A dated 1/24/2018. Londagin seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Visitors:

Monica McClure was present to request usage of the Augusta City Lake for stand-up paddleboard activities. Londagin made a motion to refer this matter to the Park Advisory Board for review. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Business:

Petition Requesting the Creation of a Community Improvement District for Sugar Shane’s Café; Resolution No. 2018-03 Establishing the Time and Date for a Public Hearing to Consider the Creation of a Community Improvement District for Sugar Shane’s Café: Leffler made a motion to accept the petition submitted to the City Clerk’s Office on Friday, February 2, 2018 by Ronald Shane Scott requesting the creation of a Community Improvement District for Sugar Shane’s Café. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Leffler made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2018-03 scheduling a public hearing to take place on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Augusta City Hall to take public input on the creation of a Community Improvement District for Sugar Shane’s Café. Magruder seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Resolution No. 2018-04 Authorizing a Sell-Back Directive Directing the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency to Sell Certain Contract Energy Capacity to the Grand River Dam Authority: Magruder made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2018-04 authorizing a sell-back directive directing the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency to sell certain contract energy capacity to the Grand River Dam Authority and authorizing the Kansas Power Pool to act on behalf of the city in such matters. Londagin seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Discussion of City Lake Road Construction Project: Aaron Wells, 2907 Lakeshore Drive, addressed the governing body and presented photos indicative of the dust he has seen and issues with the gravel being lost into the lake. Wells stated he has economic concerns and environmental concerns related to the lake and the road. He stated that it has been said that they knew it was a dirt road when they purchased their homes, but that the population in the 1980’s was 7,000 and it is now closer to 10,000. Wells stated that there have been several improvements to the lake including the Play Park, Splash Pad, stocked lake for fishing, added fishing docks and tonight considered paddleboard yoga. He said the use of the lake road has increased dramatically.

 

            Leffler made a motion to blacktop the road from Augusta Avenue to just north of the Playpark with 4-inch asphalt for an estimated project cost of $381,000. Rawlings seconded the motion. Motion failed with Birk, Magruder, Belt, Londagin and Bates voting in opposition.

 

Rawlings made a motion to pave the portion of Augusta Lake Road around Shryock Park and the Splash Park from the south trail crossing to the north trail crossing and the part from Augusta Avenue to the parking lot entrance at Cottonwood Point including the parking lot for erosion control. Motion failed from lack of a second.

 

Magruder made a motion to pave the portion of Augusta Lake Road around Shryock Park and the Splash Park from the south trail crossing to the road north of the Play Park and the part from Augusta Avenue to the parking lot entrance at Cottonwood Point, including the parking lot for erosion control. Londagin seconded the motion. Motion carried with Bates, Leffler and Birk voting in opposition.

 

North Ohio Street Concepts Study Engineering Services Agreement: Rawlings made a motion to approve an engineering services agreement with City Engineer Schwab Eaton in the amount of $27,900 to develop a concept study for development of the roadway on North Ohio Street. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Resolution No. 2018-05 Approving 2018 Job Classification and Salary Schedule: Leffler made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2018-05 approving the 2018 Job Classification and Salary Schedule. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Approval of the Web Services Sales Agreement with Revise LLC: Rawlings made a motion to approve the web services sales agreement with Revize LLC in the amount of $19,700 for development of a new city website contingent upon legal review. Londagin seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Governing Body Appointments to the Park Advisory Board: Londagin made a motion to appoint Sasha Lawson to fill the vacant citizen’s seat previously held by Eric Birk and Clair Carpenter to replace Andrew (Robert) Chandler on the Park Advisory Board. Londagin withdrew his motion.

 

            Londagin made a motion to appoint Sasha Lawson to fill the vacant citizen’s seat previously held by Eric Birk on the Park Advisory Board. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

            Londagin made a motion to remove Andrew (Robert) Chandler from the Park Advisory Board. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried with Bates and Magruder voting in opposition.

 

            Londagin made a motion to appoint Clair Carpenter to fill the unexpired term of Andrew (Robert) Chandler on the Park Advisory Board. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried with Bates and Magruder voting in opposition.

 

Matters From/For Council and Informational Memorandum:

City Manager: Shaw reminded the Council that the second meeting in February would occur Tuesday, February 20, 2018 because of the President’s Day Holiday.

 

            Leffler made a motion to schedule a work session on February 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to finalize project list and discuss timelines and goals for remaining Pride & Progress projects and to discuss dust control options. Bates seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Magruder: Magruder stated that the Park Advisory Board previously discussed a program where all our utility customers would have an opportunity to visit Santa Fe Lake one time a year similar through a program similar to our landfill card program and stated that Sims is going to take that to the Park Advisory Board for their input on that idea.

 

Childers: Childers commended the entire 8th grade for their community service project initiative and stated that they have come up with some cool ideas for our lake and parks. He stated this goes to the heart of what it means to make a difference in our community and instilling in them a sense of community pride and community responsibility. Childers stated he is expecting some good things from that.

 

            Childers stated he received an email related to Mr. Shaw’s appearance at the JAGK classrooms at the High School. Childers read comments provided by the students. Childers commended Shaw for giving back to our community and providing leadership to our JAGK classroom.

 

            Shaw stated the Frisco Depot tax credit wire will be received very soon and we just recently received the reimbursement from KDOT on the KLINK project. Shaw was pleased to pass that that information on.

 

Leffler: Leffler asked Sims to find a different way to provide the 100LL Fuel Costs than what was included in the packet because he could not read the graph. Sims apologized for the quality of the graph and further explained the graph.

 

            Leffler asked Sims to tell the parks crew that they are doing a good job of cleaning out around the lake. He asked what we are going to do to maintain it. Sims said he would like to find options to maintain it better going forward.

 

Adjourn: At 9:28 p.m., Bates made a motion to adjourn. Rawlings seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

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