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                                  Regular Commission Meeting
                                      of the City of St. Marys
                                     Tuesday, June 19, 2007
                                   7:00 PM St. Marys City Hall

The regular meeting of the St. Marys City Commission was convened and held according to law
by Mayor Gerard Kleinsmith on Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at 7:00 PM at City Hall. The Pledge of
Allegiance was recited.

Present:        Gerard Kleinsmith        Nancy Perry             Paul Cabler
                John D’Aloia, Jr.        Dennis Miller

Absent:         None

Also present:   Maurice Cordell      Tippi Flerlage              Jim Hostetler
                Jerry Eichem         Ray Barthuly                Steve Homan
                Casey Blume          Michael Bomberger           Jim Mees
                Edward Caudill       Joe Thomas                  Dave Pflum
                Nicole Cabler        Gene Lueger                 Dave Ronsse
                Greg Doering, Wamego Smoke Signal                Several citizens

APPROPRIATION ORD. NO. 756
After discussion, a motion was made by Comm. D’Aloia and a second by Comm. Perry to
approve Appropriation Ordinance No. 756. VOTE: AYE – D’Aloia, Perry, Kleinsmith, Cabler,
Miller. Motion carried.

REVIEW MINUTES
The June 5, 2007, regular meeting minutes were approved as amended.

APPROVE AGENDA
No additions

OLD BUSINESS
PUBLIC HEARING @ 7:15 PM – EASEMENT VACATION @ 211 E Bertrand
At 7:15 PM a motion was made by Comm. D’Aloia and a second by Comm. Perry to open the
Public Hearing considering a request from Ed Lester, regarding vacating the northern 10 feet of
an easement located on his property at 211 E. Bertrand in St. Marys. VOTE: Cabler, Miller,
Perry, D’Aloia and Kleinsmith. Motion carried. The Mayor called for public comment and none
was heard. A motion was made by Comm. Perry and a second by Comm. D’Aloia to close the
Public Hearing at 7:17 PM. VOTE: AYE: Cabler, Miller, Perry, D’Aloia and Kleinsmith. Motion
carried.

ORDINANCE NO. 1194, 211 E BERTRAND/ED LESTER – PARTIAL EASEMENT VACATE
The proposed Ordinance No. 1194 formally allows vacating the northern 10 feet of an easement
located on the property at 211 E. Bertrand. It was noted that City Staff had no objections to the
proposed easement vacation. Comm. D’Aloia made a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 1194.
Comm. Miller seconded the motion. VOTE: AYE –D’Aloia, Perry, Cabler, Kleinsmith, Miller.
Motion carried.

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON TO APPEAR BEFORE THE COMMISSION
In May of 2006, it was noted that if something arises with any of the City’s Committees or Boards,
they are welcome to bring the issue before the City Commission for assistance or direction. At the
Commission’s request, staff sent letters to the Chairman of the Boards requesting periodic status
updates. The Planning Commission invited the City Commission to attend their July 16, 2007,
meeting for an update. The City Commission was not inclined to attend the meeting, requesting
the Planning Commission follow the established protocol.
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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE JULY 3, 2007 APPLICATION FOR BEER GARDEN
The Chamber noted there would not be an application for a beer garden for the July 4 th festivities.

SUNDAY LIQUOR SALES ORDINANCE
Edward Caudill addressed the Commission noting his objection to the recently passed Ordinance
permitting sales on Sundays and certain holidays. No action was taken.

PUBLIC HEARING @ 7:30 PM – EASEMENT VACATION @ 812 N 2nd
At 7:30 PM a motion was made by Comm. D’Aloia and a second by Comm. Perry to open the
Public Hearing considering a request from Thomas Goldade, regarding vacating the southern 5
feet of an easement located on his property at 812 N. 2nd. VOTE: Cabler, Miller, Perry, D’Aloia
and Kleinsmith. Motion carried. The Mayor called for public comment and none was heard. A
motion was made by Comm. Perry and a second by Comm. D’Aloia to close the Public Hearing at
7:32 PM. VOTE: AYE: Cabler, Miller, Perry, D’Aloia and Kleinsmith. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE NO. 1195, 812 N 2nd/THOMAS GOLDADE – PARTIAL EASEMENT VACATE
The proposed Ordinance No. 1195 formally allows vacating the southern 5 feet of an easement
located on the property at 812 N. 2nd. It was noted that City Staff had no objections to the
proposed easement vacation. Comm. D’Aloia made a motion to adopt Ordinance No.1195.
Comm. Cabler seconded the motion. VOTE: AYE –D’Aloia, Perry, Cabler, Kleinsmith, Miller.
Motion carried.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE– ARMORY BUILDING
Casey Blume and Jim Mees reporting on the findings of the committee’s proposed armory usage.
A written statement was provided for the record. It was noted that the committee now includes
representation from the City Commission and the Recreation Commission. Following lengthy
discussion it was reiterated that the pledges received are contingent upon receiving a
commitment from the City Commission that the City will retain ownership of the Armory building
and work towards providing a Community Center. Along with the option of using the building as a
Community Center, other suggestions from the public included leasing the building as is or
leasing the building with improvements. It was noted that the parties that had previously
expressed an interest in leasing the Armory were invited to attend the June 12th study session
and no one attended. The consensus of the Commission was that estimated dollar amounts for
improvements were needed in order to make a decision regarding a commitment on behalf of the
City. The Commission requested that Cordell contact Bartlett & West for a rough estimate of the
cost of plans (minimal improvements to extensive upgrades) for the options proposed. Upon
receiving the estimates, a Public Hearing will be held to allow for community input regarding the
future of the armory. Cordell was further directed to research the feasibility of leasing the building
as is and review the budget for potential funding sources.


NEW BUSINESS
PLANNING COMMISSION POSITION NO 4 APPOINTMENT
George Bradel, David Pflum and Joe Thomas, submitted requests for appointment to the vacant
Position No. 4 on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission reviewed the three
applications for Position No. 4. This position fills the unexpired term of Dennis Miller and will
expire on November 1, 2008. Two of the three applicants attended the Planning Commission
meeting. Six members of the Planning Commission were in attendance; Dave Pflum and Joe
Thomas each received three votes. Mayor Kleinsmith polled his fellow Commissioners for
objection to his appointment of David Pflum to serve on the St. Marys Planning Commission in
Position No. 4. CONCURRENCE: No objection: Cabler, Perry, D’Aloia. Objection: Miller.
David Pflum was appointed to Position No. 4 on the St. Marys Planning Commission; his term
expires November 1, 2008.
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RECREATION COMMISSION APPOINTMENT
Nicole Cabler submitted a request for reappointment to the Recreation Commission. Her term
would expire on January 1, 2011. Mayor Kleinsmith polled his fellow Commissioners for objection
to his appointment of Nicole Cabler to serve on the Recreation Commission. CONCURRENCE:
No objection: Cabler, Perry, D’Aloia, Miller. Objection: None. Nicole Cabler was reappointed to
serve on the St. Marys Recreation Commission; her term expires January 1, 2011.

RECREATION BOARD REVIEW
Comm. D’Aloia provided a written statement requesting the Recreation Advisory Board (RAB)
provide representation at Chamber and City Commission meetings during which there will be
discussion of the Armory. D’Aloia noted that the Recreation Advisory Board was in fact now
involved in the Armory discussions as reported by the Chamber of Commerce. Further
requesting the Board review City Code and the RAB manual, bringing both documents into
conformance.

KDHE REVOLVING FUND LOAN APPLICATION - WATER TOWER PROJECT
Cordell provided a proposed Notice of Public Hearing regarding a loan not to exceed $653,400
from the Kansas Public Water Supply Loan Fund for the proposed water system improvement
project. Following discussion, Comm. Perry made a motion to schedule a Public Hearing to
discuss the KDHE revolving fund loan application for August 7, 2007 @ 7:15 PM. Comm. D’Aloia
seconded the motion. VOTE: AYE – Perry, Cabler, Kleinsmith, D’Aloia, Miller. Motion carried.

CITY MANAGER & STAFF REPORT
    A work session is scheduled for July 3, 2007 @ 6:30 PM for review of the 2008 Budget.
    As previously directed, Eichem provided a quote for an IUP Fault Find unit (thumper)
      from Subsurface Solutions at a cost of $11,007.85. The consensus of the Commission
      was to proceed with the acquisition.
    City Hall roof repair is proceeding as scheduled.

MAYOR AND COMMISSION REPORTS
Comm. Kleinsmith noted he had been approached about the possibility of using the fenced-in
storage area next to the transfer station, previously used by the National Guard Unit, for storing
boats and RVs. Cordell advised he would look into the request.

Comm. D’Aloia requested and received updates on the following:
           VFD systems
           Request to Pottawatomie County for Fire District Fund increase
           Cracked tiles in the swimming pool improvements

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:10 PM on a motion made by
Perry and a second by D’Aloia. VOTE: AYE – Cabler, Perry, Kleinsmith, Miller, D’Aloia. Motion
carried.

A work session for review of the utility department’s portion of the proposed 2008 Budget was
held at 6:30 PM, prior to tonight’s meeting.

A work session for review of the proposed 2008 Budget is scheduled for Tuesday, July 3, 2007 @
6:30 PM.

The next regular City Commission Meeting will be held Tuesday, July 3, 2007 @ 7:00 PM at City
Hall.

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                                                       Maris K. “Tippi” Flerlage
                                                      Acting City Clerk

								
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