Minutes 03-06-2017

CITY COUNCIL

MARCH 6, 2017

7:00 P.M.

 

The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met in regular session on March 6, 2017, with Mayor Matt Childers presiding. Council present were Jason Lowery, Paul Belt, Jamie Crum, Tom Leffler, Mike Rawlings and Justin Londagin. Council member Ron Reavis 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: Code Enforcement Officer Travis Combes, Belinda Larsen, John Black, Gary Rogers, Tim McDonnell, Charles Greenwell, Jill Greenwell, Jason Saltkill, Travis Conger, Cari Anne Cashon.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Prayer: Pastor Keith Cross, First Christian Church, gave the invocation.

 

Minutes: Leffler made a motion to approve the minutes from the February 21, 2017 Council meeting and February 23, 2017 Special City Council Meeting. Crum seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

           

Ordinance 2A: Crum made a motion to approve Ordinance #2A in the amount of $570,979.30. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Proclamation:

Mayor Childers presented a proclamation to Miss Augusta Cari Anne Cashon, proclaiming March as Brain Injury Awareness Month.

 

Visitors:

Charles Greenwell was present to request the City Council’s permission to conduct horse and carriage rides in the City. Council directed staff to research how these permits are handled in other communities and present information for formal action at the next council meeting.

 

Business:

Report from Kansas Forest Service Regarding Street Trees on South Ohio: The Council received and filed a report by Tim McDonnell of the Kansas Forest Service regarding street trees along the area included in the South Ohio Street Reconstruction Project.

 

Annual Review of Global Parts Property Tax Exemption: Crum made a motion to approve continuing the tax exemption for Global Parts as originally authorized by the City. Londagin seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Resolution No. 2017-02 Authorizing the Resurfacing or Repairing of Certain Paved Streets Within the City and Providing for the Payment of the Costs: Rawlings made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2017-02 authorizing the resurfacing or repairing of certain paved streets within the city and providing for the payment of the costs thereof for the 2017 Street Sales Tax Program recommended list of projects. Magruder seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

           

Bid Award for Wastewater Division Plant Truck: Leffler made a motion to approve the bid for a 2017 Ram 5500 Service Truck from Winfield Motor Company, Inc. in the amount of $29,901. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Resolution Fixing the Time and Place for Hearings Concerning the Condemnation and Repair or Demolition of Structures Located at 1154 North School Street: Londagin made a motion to approve Resolution 2017-03 scheduling a public hearing for Monday, May 1, 2017 at Augusta City Hall at 7:00 p.m. concerning the condemnation and repair or demolition of a single family residential structure located at 1154 North School Street. Rawlings seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

            Londagin made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2017-04 scheduling a public hearing for Monday, May 1, 2017 at Augusta City Hall at 7:00 p.m. concerning the condemnation and repair or demolition of a detached residential garage structure located at 1154 North School Street. Rawlings seconded. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Nuisance Abatement Resolutions for Various Properties Throughout the City of Augusta: Jason Saltkill, 129 East 12th Avenue, addressed the governing body and requested an additional 30 days to get his vehicles tagged and insured. Magruder made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2017-05 determining that a nuisance exists and ordering the removal and abatement of said nuisance within ten days as specified by K.S.A. 12-161 7e on the property located at 129 East 12th Avenue. Londagin seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

            Magruder made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2017-06 determining that a nuisance exists and ordering the removal and abatement of said nuisance within ten days as specified by K.S.A. 12-161 7e on the property located at 1117 North Euclid Street. Londagin seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

            Magruder made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2017-07 determining that a nuisance exists and ordering the removal and abatement of said nuisance within ten days as specified by K.S.A. 12-161 7e on the property located at 1110 North Euclid Street. Londagin seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

            Travis Conger, 1200 North School Street, addressed the governing body and requested more time to get rid of the Tahoe on his property. He stated the others have already been removed. Magruder made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2017-08 determining that a nuisance exists and ordering the removal and abatement of said nuisance within ten days as specified by K.S.A. 12-161 7e on the property located at 1200 North School Street. Londagin seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Shryock Park Splash Pad Fence Proposal: Crum made a motion to approve the Wichita Fence Co. proposal in the amount of $10,598.90 for a 4’ high Ameristar Montage Majestic 2-rail black ornamental fence to be constructed around the splash pad. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Play Park Point Rehabilitation Proposal: Rawlings made a motion to approve the proposal from Leathers & Associates for rehabilitation of Play Park Pointe with an estimated budget of $85,000 for a 4-day community build project to be conducted May 18th – 21st and authorize staff to pay Construction Phase invoice in the amount of $950 to secure scheduled build dates. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Airport Advisory Board Recommendations for the T-Hangar Expansion Project at Augusta Municipal Airport: Rawlings made a motion to table this agenda item until the next council meeting. Belt seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Agreement with MYGOV for Community Development Software: Magruder made a motion to approve an agreement with MyGov for Community Development Software to implement the License and Registration module, the Permits & Inspections module, and Code Enforcement module into the daily operations of the Community Development – Inspection Division subject to legal review. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Matters From/For Council and Informational Memorandum:

Childers: Childers asked the governing body to provide direction to staff regarding the implementation of a noise ordinance. Council directed staff to move forward with drafting an ordinance addressing noise.

 

Adjourn: At 8:55 p.m. Londagin made a motion to adjourn. Rawlings seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

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