OCTOBER 20, 2014
The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met in regular session on October 20, 2014, with Mayor Kristey Williams presiding. Council present were Jason Lowery, Paul Belt, Matt Childers, Jamie Crum, Mike Rawlings, Sue Jones, Ron Reavis, and Matt Malone. Also present: City Attorney Austin Parker, City Manager Josh Shaw, and City Clerk Erica Jones. Visitors present were: Kent Bush, Sarah Hoefgen, John Black, Kelly Modlin, Bill Morris, Keri Korthals, Jason Shipley, Cale Magruder, Zackery Timerlake, Christian Arnn, and Leilah Arnn.
Pledge of Allegiance
Prayer: Pastor Cale Magruder, First Southern Baptist Church, gave the invocation.
Minutes: Childers made a motion to approve the minutes from the October 6, 2014 Council meeting. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Ordinance 10: Reavis made a motion to approve Ordinance 10 in the amount of $823,222.92. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Mayor Williams presented Rod Davis, Santa Fe Lake Caretaker, the “Distinguished Service Award” for his efforts to save the life of a person at Santa Fe Lake.
Kelly Modlin, 10824 SW Ashley Rd. Augusta addressed the Council stating that the Steak on the Bricks was a great success and over 200 people were served. Modlin stated he would like to follow up with one in the spring and make it an annual event. Modlin thanked the Council for the opportunity to hold the event. Williams asked where proceeds go. Modlin, stated it would go to the youth of Augusta and that he would like to establish a fund for a water park.
South-Central Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan: Keri Korthals presented information on the new South-Central Regional Mitigation Plan. Reavis made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-15 adopting the new South-Central Kansas Regional Multi-Hazard, Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Architectural Services Agreement: Malone made a motion to approve the Third Supplemental Agreement to the original agreement with WMA Architects dated October 7, 2013. Childers seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Rawlings made a motion to approve an Architectural Services Agreement with WMA Architects in the amount of $8,500 for construction administration services for the Frisco Depot Restoration Project. Malone seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
D-J Engineering: Malone made a motion to approve Ordinance 2071 declaring it to be in the interest of the public welfare and safety to vacate and discontinue a previously dedicated easement in the City of Augusta, Kansas. Rawlings seconded the motion. Roll Call: Malone Yea, Reavis Yea, Rawlings Yea, Jones Yea, Lowery Yea, Crum Yea, Childers Yea, Belt Yea. Motion carried without opposition. Motion carried without opposition.
Rawlings made a motion to approve a utility easement and right of way agreement with D-J Engineering for the dedication and conveyance of a new public utility easement on their property located at 1013 N Industrial Rd. Malone seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
CID District: Rawlings made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-16 calling and providing for the giving of notice of a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on November 17, 2014 on the advisability of creating a community improvement district (CID) in the City of Augusta, Kansas and undertaking and financing of a certain CID project therein; and providing for the giving of notice of said hearing; and authorizing the Mayor to sign. Childers seconded the motion. Motion carried with Malone voting in opposition.
Library Board Appointment: Malone made a motion to approve the appointment of Ron Shumard as Trustee to fill the unexpired term (January 2014 to April 2015) of Brad Kohlman. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Matters From/For Council:
Williams reminded the Council of the Utility Ordinance work session scheduled for next Monday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Informational Memorandum and Final Comments:
Crum: Crum stated she has had a lot people asking about Quik Trip. She asked if staff had any updates or if there is anything the City can do to change their mind. Shaw stated Quik Trip said there was nothing on our end that could be done. But Shaw stated that staff is helping them identify other potential sites and have asked them to at least look at it and they indicated that they would. Williams stated she spoke to both owners during the duration and there is nothing the City can do to change their minds. She stated Quik Trip’s legal department decided to not follow through for their own reasons and she wanted to assure people that representatives of the City did everything they could. She stated hopefully something else will come around.
At 7:33 p.m. Rawlings made a motion to go into executive session for 15 minutes under the attorney-client privilege exception to the Kansas Open Meetings Act. He asked that City Manager Josh Shaw and City Attorney Austin Parker join the Council in the executive session. The governing body will reconvene in the Council Chambers at 7:48 p.m. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
At 7:48 p.m. Lowery made a motion to exit executive session with no action being taken. Malone seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Adjourn: At 7:49 PM Malone made a motion to adjourn. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.