Minutes - April 16, 2018

CITY COUNCIL

APRIL 16, 2018

7:00 P.M.

The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met in regular session on April 16, 2018, with Mayor Mike Rawlings presiding. Council present were Cale Magruder, Eric Birk, Jamie Crum, Paul Belt, Tom Leffler, Justin Londagin and David Bates. Also present: City Manager Josh Shaw, City Attorney Austin Parker, Assistant City Manager Cody Sims, Director of Public Safety Bob Sage and City Clerk Erica Jones. Visitors present were: Belinda Larsen, Connie Thurman, Suzi Thein, Don McClure, Monica McClure, Mike Stump, Paul Banks and Rodney Wallace.

 

Mayor Rawlings announced the resignation of Mayor Childers effective today and thanked Childers for his service to the City of Augusta. Rawlings will be filling Childers unexpired term as Mayor.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Prayer: Pastor Cale Magruder, First Southern Baptist Church, gave the invocation.

 

Minutes: Crum made a motion to approve the minutes from the April 2, 2018 City Council meeting and April 9, 2018 Strategic Retreat. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

           

Ordinance 4: Crum made a motion to approve Ordinance 4 dated 4/4/2018. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Proclamation:

The Mayor read a proclamation declaring May 19, 2018 as Kids to Parks Day empowering families to get outdoors and visit America’s parks.

 

Visitors:

Suzi Thein, representing SCARF, was present to provide an update on their services and operations.

 

Don and Monica McClure, representing Flint Hills Multisport, LLC dba Flatwater Fitness & Fun, were present to request permission to conduct a Paddle to Gravel Adventure Race at Santa Fe Lake. Crum made a motion to approve the Paddle to Gravel Adventure Race at Santa Fe Lake on September 15, 2018 contingent upon the McClures meeting with staff to provide safety and security measures. Bates seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Business:

Presentation From Public Safety Director Regarding Police Vehicle Bids for 2018: Council received and filed a presentation from Director of Public Safety Bob Sage regarding the public safety department’s proposal to begin purchasing Ford Explorers for patrol vehicles instead of Chevrolet Tahoes. Magruder made a motion authorizing staff to proceed with bidding for Ford Explorers. Birk seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Water System Interconnection Agreement with Rural Water District #4: Magruder made a motion to table this agenda item until the next council meeting. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Bid Award for Street Sales Tax Base Bid, Add Alternate, and City Lake Road Paving Projects: Crum made a motion to approve the bid award to APAC for the combined total base bid of $680,569.60 for the street sales tax base bid (Lakeside II) and City Lake Road. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

            Crum made a motion to approve the bid award to APAC in the amount of $172,352.00 for the Add Alternate. Bates seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Fireworks Contract with Rainbow Fireworks for Augusta’s 150th Celebration: Crum made a motion to approve the agreement with Rainbow Fireworks in the amount of $7,500 for a fireworks show on September 28, 2018 in conjunction with Augusta’s 150th Celebration and authorize staff to work with the school district to identify areas for the public to view the show outside of the stadium. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Facilities Use Agreement with Flint Hills Multisport LLC, DBA Flatwater Fitness and Fun for Fitness Classes and Cross-Training Activities at Santa Fe Lake and Augusta City Lake: Crum made a motion to approve an agreement with Flint Hills Multisport LLC, dba Flatwater Fitness and Fun for use of facilities at Santa Fe Lake for on-shore fitness and cross-training activities and human-powered watercraft activities, including Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga and Open Water Paddleboard, Canoe and Kayak rental contingent upon the submission of all required insurance documentation as specified in the Agreement. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without oppositions.

 

            Crum made a motion to approve an agreement with Flint Hills Multisport LLC, dba Flatwater Fitness and Fun for use of facilities at Augusta City Lake for on-shore fitness and cross-training activities and human-powered watercraft activities, including Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga and Open Water Paddleboard, Canoe and Kayak rental contingent upon the submission of all required insurance documentation as specified in the Agreement and to specify the location of the cove South of the Play Park and North of Angelina for their activities. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without oppositions.

 

Mayoral Appointment to the Augusta Planning Commission: Magruder made a motion to approve the Mayor’s recommendation to appoint Jake McClure to fill an expired term vacated by David Berndsen on the Augusta Planning Commission. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Matters From/For Council and Informational Memorandum:

Londagin: Londagin made a request for the Council to consider rubberized pool surfacing for the Augusta Public Swimming Pool. Council directed staff to look at putting mats down around the pool again for the 2018 season but look at more permanent options for the 2019 season.

 

            Londagin requested the Council consider a change order for concrete replacement on Corky Cook’s property. Council consensus was to have Cook attend a future meeting and address the governing body.

 

City Manager: Shaw initiated a discussion regarding infant burial fees at the Augusta Cemetery. Council consensus was for staff to bring back a proposed fee schedule regarding infant burials.

 

            Shaw announced the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award was awarded to the City of Augusta for its 2018 Budget. He stated this is the third consecutive year the City of Augusta has received the award.

 

            Londagin made a motion to schedule a Ribbon-Cutting Event for the Garvin Park Concessions Facility on April 27, 2018 at 5 p.m. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Magruder: Magruder asked staff to promote the Santa Fe Lake day passes on the city Facebook page. Magruder asked staff for update on the CID for Sugar Shane’s and if he has complied with all the requirements. Sims stated he has and we are moving forward with the CID at the direction of bond counsel.

 

Crum: Crum stated there are potholes on Dearborn between Grand and Haines. Belt stated there are a couple south of Lincoln school on Dearborn that are getting bad. Crum stated there are more of those rental pods popping up as permanent structures in people’s yards.

 

Leffler: Leffler asked staff about the fishing dock with construction tape north of the spillway. He stated he could not see anything wrong with it. Sims stated he would look at it.

 

            Leffler complimented to Bill Rinkenbaugh and the athletes from Butler Community College for their work at Shryock Park for their Grizzly Give Back Day.

 

Londagin: Londagin asked if the splash park would be opened by May 17 so the schools could take kids to the splash park the last week of school. Shaw stated he would have to check to see if that would be possible as there are a few more things that have to be taken care of before it can be opened.

 

Bates: Bates stated he received a letter from the Country Hills HOA asking the City to look into a stop sign or yield sign at Susan and Arnold.

 

Adjourn: At 9:17 p.m., Bates made a motion to adjourn. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

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