Minutes - October 1, 2018

CITY COUNCIL

OCTOBER 1, 2018

7:00 P.M.

The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met in regular session on October 1, 2018, with Mayor Mike Rawlings presiding. Council present were Cale Magruder, Eric Birk, Jamie Crum, Paul Belt, Tom Leffler and Kip Richardson. Council members Ron Reavis and David Bates were absent. Also present: City Attorney Austin Parker, Assistant City Manager Cody Sims, Director of Public Safety Bob Sage and City Clerk Erica Jones. Visitors present were: Susan Smith, Kate Bosserman, Belinda Larsen, John Black, Alex Huckins, Randy Smith, Shane Scott, Tony Madrigal, Connie Thurman and Sierra Bonn.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

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

 

Minutes: Richardson made a motion to approve the minutes from the September 17, 2018 City Council meeting. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

           

Ordinance 9A: Belt made a motion to approve Ordinance 9A dated 9/19/2018. Crum seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

 

Business:

Augusta Municipal Airport Facility Lease Agreement: Crum made a motion to accept the Airport Advisory Board’s recommendation to approve the Facility Lease Agreement for T-Hangar, Community Hangar, and tie-down spaces at the Augusta Municipal Airport. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

                       

Mayoral Appointments to the Airport Advisory Board: Crum made a motion to appoint Alex Huckins and re-appoint Tom Leffler to the Airport Advisory Board. Richardson seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Update on Condemnation Process of a Single-Family Residential Structure and a Detached Residential Garage Located at 432 East Broadway Avenue: Council received an update from staff regarding the condemnation of structures located at 432 East Broadway. Leffler made a motion to table any further action until October 15, 2018. Crum seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Resolution No. 2018-25 Requesting the State Director of Accounts and Reports Waive the Requirements of K.S.A. 75-1120a(a) for the City’s 2018 Financial Statements and Reports: Magruder made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2018-25 requesting the State Director of Accounts and Reports waive the requirements of K.S.A. 75-1120a(a) with regard to the City’s 2018 financial statements and reports. Crum seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

CID Sales Tax Voucher Submitted by Sugar Lion Properties, LLC (DBA Sugar Shane’s Café): Crum made a motion to approve the voucher for reimbursement of project costs dated September 25, 2018 in the amount of $84,410.25 submitted by Sugar Shane’s Café and authorize the City Clerk to release funds in the CID Sales Tax Fund received on behalf of Sugar Shane’s Café, after payment of the Administrative Fee of $450, within ten business days of receipt of sufficient CID Sales Tax revenues for deposit into the CID Sales Tax Fund or monthly until the reimbursement amount is met and as long as the Developer is not in default of any provision of the Developer’s Agreement. Richardson seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

           

Crum made a motion to authorize staff to collect the City’s administrative fee of $450 from Sugar Shane’s Café beginning with the July CID Sales Tax receipts annually and reimburse project costs after the full collection of the administrative fee. Richardson seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

 

Matters From/For Council and Informational Memorandum:

Assistant City Manager: Leffler made a motion to schedule a ribbon cutting for the Dalton Palmer Memorial Downtown Park on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Crum seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

 

Reminder of the League of Kansas Municipalities (LKM) Annual Conference October 6-8, 2018.

 

Reminder of the work session scheduled October 8, 2018 at 6 p.m. to discuss long-term capital improvement projects.

 

Magruder: Magruder thanked Sims and the Parks Department staff for the doggie dive. He stated he appreciated their hard work. Magruder thanked the Chamber of Commerce and DAI for the 150th Celebration.

 

Crum: Crum stated that the Gas Company dug up Euclid Street and repaired it with asphalt but it is sinking. Sims stated he would reach out to them.

 

Richardson: Richardson thanked the Chamber of Commerce and DAI Chamber for 150th Celebration. He also thanked Showalter Fireworks for the Fireworks display.

 

Leffler: Leffler inquired about status of trees on Ohio Street. Sims stated he would provide a report to the Council the following day. Leffler stated we should reach out to those who do not respond to the letters sent out by the City.

 

Leffler inquired about the silt fences around Lake Road from the construction over the summer. Sims stated he would reach out to Construction Company about removing the fencing.

 

 

Adjourn: At p.m., 8:08 Leffler made a motion to adjourn. Richardson seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

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