CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 31, 2008
6:30 P. M.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING ROOM
The City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor, Maurice A. Harley, with City
Clerk, Coralie J. Bennett, CMC, calling roll to determine quorum present. The following
council members answered roll: Sandy Hallacy, 1st Ward; Dan Smith, 2nd Ward; Sharon
Mattson, 3rd Ward; and Richard Cussimanio, 4thWard. Quorum present.
Also present were City Attorney, Richard D. Loffswold, Jr., and City Administrator,
Mayor Harley said a prayer.
The “Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag” was recited by all.
Motion by Cussimanio, seconded by Smith, the City Council Meeting minutes of March
17, 2008 were approved. Carried.
Motion by Mattson, seconded by Hallacy, the Special City Council Meeting minutes of
March 24, 2008 were approved. Carried.
Motion by Cussimanio, seconded by Smith, Appropriation Ordinance No. 7, Fiscal Year
2008 was approved. Carried.
Motion by Smith, seconded by Cussimanio, utility extensions for March were approved
for the following: Barbara Wofford/Powers; Lori Thomas; Violet Fields; Manuel
Lalicker; Michael Smith; Bert Kelley; Jesse Pryor; C. C. Bass; Casey and Brandi Irish;
and Joe Hyman. Carried.
Robert Wood, Mike Dulohery, and Chris Boher with Wood-Dulohery Insurance and Ray
Ryan and Doug McCurley with Fee Insurance Group were present to answer any
questions by the council in regards to proposals for city Property and Liability Insurance.
At Special Meeting of March 24, 2008, the council took proposals under advisement
asking each company make additional quotes for additional coverage for vehicle accident
coverage and power plant equipment coverage breakdown. Bids were presented as
follows: Wood-Dulohery Insurance $50,002.00 and Fee Insurance Group $53,342.00.
The bid of Wood-Dulohery did not include Power Plant breakdown. Motion by
Cussimanio, seconded by Smith, accept the bid from Fee Insurance Group represented by
Ryan-McCurley in the amount of $53,342.00. Carried.
Harold Bryan, Chamber of Commerce Director was present to state that Terri Harley has
relinquished her position as chairman for the Pride Committee and given to the Chamber.
As a sub-committee under the Chamber, he will chair. He was present to ask the City to
pass a resolution to support the Community Pride Program. Motion by Smith, seconded
by Mattson, adopt Resolution No. 2008-4, supporting the Kansas Pride Program.
City Administrator stated he had met with the Golf Committee 2 weeks past. They had
asked for a reduction in the season pass for Single pass be reduced from $410.00 to
$325.00 for 2008 only. Also stated could get with various companies about royalties.
Motion by Hallacy, seconded by Smith, reduce the cost of the Season pass from $410.00
to $385.00. Carried.
Mr. Emry also stated to the council that we were looking into the ability to accept
payments on line and by credit card payments. The equipment needed would be
approximately $500.00. Company will meet with the office staff on April 7, 2008.
Asked the council to make recommendation for area of sidewalk program.
March 31, 2008
Stated he would like to attend a CDBG meeting-training on April 29, 2008. Council
authorized Mr. Emry to attend the meeting.
City Administrator stated he had visited with the persons who managed the Swimming
Pool the last 3 years. They are interested in managing again this summer. Council ask
that they fill out application and be presented at next meeting.
City Clerk stated that due to weather the gas company has not been able to remove the
gas lines from the property located at 505 E. St. John and 309 S. Cherokee. Each
company awarded the bids have asked for additional time for the removal of the
buildings. Motion by Mattson, seconded by Hallacy, grant 2 weeks additional time for
the removal. Carried.
Mayor Harley presented to the council a letter from Gary Smith, General Manager of
PWWSD#11, informing each community about future EPA regulations that requires
modifications to the water treatment process. One of the newest regulations, Stage 2
D/DBPR . This requires each system to develop a monitoring plan for the collection of
water samples for TTH M’s and HAA5. To be able to meet the requirements, ammonia
needs to be added to the treatment process. The cost for each community is $1500.00 for
the ammonia feed system. The assistance provided by PWWSD#11 includes paying for
the Engineering services to determine the need of each siystem to feed ammonia, prepare
public water supply permits for each system as required by KDHE and paying for ½ the
cost of purchasing the metering pumps to feed ammonia. This will also include training
and installation of equipment. Motion by Smith, seconded by Mattson, enter into an
agreement with PWWSD#11 at a cost not to exceed $1500.00 for the metering. Motion
Terri Harley was present to inform the council of substantial movement, cracking walls
in old building at the library. She has been watching for the past year. She applied for
National Historic Trust Fund grant which is a total of $2500.00, Library paying
$1250.00. This helps to bring in an engineer consultant. Steve Huey with an engineering
firm from Kansas City. Wanted to know if the city would like to have him review the
building located at 130 S. Ozark while he would be in town. Council would like to have
him go through the building. Building is in litigation.
Meeting adjourned at 7:36 P. M. on a motion by Smith, seconded by Hallacy. Carried.
PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 14TH DAY OF APRIL, 2008.
CORALIE J. BENNETT, CMC MAURICE A. HARLEY, MAYOR