CITY COUNCIL MEETING
April 10, 2017
The city council met in regular session with the following present: Mayor Jack E. Rowden; Councilmen Dean Banker, Dan Corpening, Shannon Crawford, Jason Teeter, and Frankie Thomas.
Others present were City Inspector Josh Grubbs, City Clerk Thomas G. Hicks, Chief of Police Courtney Leslie, Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke, Electric and Park Systems Supervisor Gary Rowden, City Attorney Wayne R. Tate, Carrie Baeza, Pete Earles, Matt Green, Lizann Shugart, Alan Talbert, and Ruthie Winget.
Mayor Jack E. Rowden presided.
Motion by Councilman Shannon Crawford, seconded by Councilman Dan Corpening, that the minutes of the meeting of March 6, 2017 be approved as mailed. Motion carried.
Each member of the governing body was provided a copy of Municipal Judge Paula Sosa’s report for the month of March, showing 13 new cases brought before the court and $3,291.80 remitted to the city. Motion by Dean Banker, seconded by Jason Teeter, to accept the report. Motion carried.
City Inspector Josh Grubbs presented his monthly activities report.
Motion by Dan Corpening, seconded by Frankie Thomas, that uncollectible accounts in the amount of $5,055.25 be charged off with every effort made to collect the accounts. Motion carried.
Motion by Councilman Corpening, seconded by Councilman Banker, to close Sixth Street from the alley between Main and Monroe Streets to Monroe Street from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 for the annual poker run activities. Motion carried.
Bids were opened for the replacement of the water main on First Street from Main Street to Northwest Avenue.
King Enterprises, Inc. Lee Construction, Inc. Middlecreek Corporation
$307,126.95 $271,887.50 $245,341.20
Motion by Dean Banker, seconded by Dan Corpening, to accept the bid of Middlecreek Corporation. Motion carried.
Motion by Councilman Frankie Thomas, seconded by Councilman Shannon Crawford, that Ordinance No. 837, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE “OFFICIAL ZONING DISTRICT MAP” OF THE CITY OF HUGOTON, KANSAS BY REZONING THE FOLLOWING REAL ESTATE, TO WIT:, be passed. Vote: Councilman Banker, yes; Councilman Corpening, yes; Councilman Crawford, yes; Councilman Teeter, yes; and Councilman Thomas, yes. Motion carried. The amending ordinance changes four tracts of land for Kansas Dairy Ingredients from “B-1” Commercial Business District to “I-2” Heavy Industrial District.
Motion by Dan Corpening, seconded by Frankie Thomas, to approve the 2017 Water Conservation Plan. Motion carried.
Motion by Corpening, seconded by Thomas, to approve the 2017 Water Emergency Plan. Motion carried.
Mayor Rowden announced the re-appointment of Rhea Horyna and Jeff Ramsey to the Golf Course Board, with terms to expire April, 2021. Motion by Banker, seconded by Crawford, to confirm the reappointments. Motion carried.
TRANSIENT GUEST TAX
Mayor Rowden announced the re-appointment of Alisha Owens and the appointment of Scott Schechter to the Board of Convention & Tourism Activities, with terms to expire May, 2021. Motion by Jason Teeter, seconded by Dan Corpening, to confirm the appointments. Motion carried.
The annual Kansas Municipal Utilities Conference will be held May 3-5, 2017 in Wichita.
City Engineer Pete Earles presented three scenarios for water well #8.
Reline existing well $199,366.70
Drill offset well and reuse existing well house $295,449.00
Drill a new well and construct a new well house $431,216.50
Motion by Councilman Corpening, seconded by Councilman Thomas, to pursue the option of drilling an offset well and reusing the existing well house. Motion carried.
Chief of Police Courtney Leslie presented a 2016 annual report for her department.
Water rates for area cities were presented for the city council’s review. The First Street water main replacement project and the new #8 water well will take about all of the Water Improvement Reserve Fund. Any additional improvements to the aging water mains will not happen for a long time with current rates.
TRANSIENT GUEST TAX
Councilman Jason Teeter, who is also a member of the Board of Convention & Tourism Activities Board, reported that board is recommending expenditures from the Transient Guest Tax Fund in the amount of $1,000.00 for both the High Plains Music Festival and the W-H Rendezvous. Motion by Corpening, seconded by Crawford, to approve the expenditures. Motion carried.
Claims against the city were presented and audited. Motion by Teeter, seconded by Crawford, that Appropriation Ordinances No. 2075 and 2076 be passed. Motion carried.
Motion by Shannon Crawford, seconded by Frankie Thomas, that the meeting go into executive session in regard to personnel matters of non-elected personnel. Motion carried. Mayor Rowden called the meeting into executive session at 6:34 p.m. with the meeting to reconvene in open session at 6:44 p.m.
The meeting reconvened in open session at 6:39 p.m.
Motion by Councilman Crawford, seconded by Councilman Thomas, to increase the salary of Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke by $500.00 per month to $6,526.62 per month, effective April 3, 2017. Motion carried.
Motion by Dean Banker, seconded by Frankie Thomas, to increase the wage of Kenny Burrows by $1.50 per hour to $23.94 per hour, effective April 3, 2017. Motion carried.
Motion by Corpening, seconded by Banker, that the meeting adjourn. Motion carried.
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