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Minutes 06-04-2013

City of St. John Council Meeting
Council Chambers
June 4th, 2013 - 7:00 P.M.

 

Present

 

Mayor:

Juliann Owens

Council Members:

Shari Williamson
Mark Bryant
Bob Stimatze
Troy Hanson
Kevin Davis

City Clerk:

Johnna Stanford

City Superintendent:

Mel Chesbro

Police Chief:
Fire Chief:

Adam Sayler
Mike Sanders

Others: Terry Spradley, Jeff Olivier, Evan Olivier and Carol Riegel

 

Mayor Owens opened the regular meeting at 7:00 PM.

Mayor Owens opened the Public Hearing for Resolution #761

 

Jeff Olivier discussed with the council the condition and plans for the property.

 

Mayor Owens closed the Public Hearing for Resolution #761 at 7:12.

 

Additions to the Agenda

  1. Kevin Davis made a motion to approve the changes to the agenda which included the following items: a) Executive Session under Old Business; b) Executive Session under Mel.  Seconded by Troy Hanson.
    Motion carried 5-0.

 

Consent Agenda

  1. Kevin Davis made a motion to approve the consent agenda which included the following items: a) Approve the minutes of regular meeting held May 21st, 2013; b) Approve the minutes of the special meeting held May 23rd, 2013; c) Approve appropriation ordinance 06-03-2013 in the amount of $10,316.15; d) Approve appropriation ordinance 06-04-2013 in the amount of $46,691.60.  Seconded by Mark Bryant.
    Motion carried 5-0.  

                   Appropriation Ordinance 06-03-2013

                               Solid Waste Collection           $  10,316.15

                   Appropriation Ordinance 06-04-2013

                               General                                    $ 10,226.87

                               Meter Deposit Fund                $      500.00

                               Jubilee                                     $      296.15

                               Solid Waste Collection           $        46.56

                               Sewer Utility                           $      502.95

                               Water & Light                         $ 35,119.07

 

Fire Department

  1. Bob Stimatze made a motion for a 10 minute executive session for non-elected personnel to include mayor, council, Don and Chief Sanders. Seconded by Troy Hanson.
    Motion carried 5-0. In at 7:17. Reconvened at 7:27.
  2. Troy Hanson made a motion to remove Vicki and Philip Lutz from the Fire Department. Seconded by Kevin Davis.

Motion carried 5-0.

 

Administration – Mel

  1. Kevin Davis made a motion to approve Ordinance #1019. Seconded by Troy Hanson.
    Motion carried 5-0.

ORDINANCE # 1019

 

AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A SPECIAL USE TO ESTABLISH AN

IRRIGATION CONTRACTOR’S BUSINESS NEEDING OUTSIDE STORAGE OF PIPE ON RACKS, TRAILERS AND EQUIPMENT. IN THE C-2 DISTRICT

ON CERTAIN PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE CITY OF ST. JOHN,

KANSAS, UNDER THE AUTHORITY GRANTED BY THE ZONING REGULATIONS OF THE CITY.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ST. JOHN, KANSAS:

 

Section 1.  Having received a recommendation from the St. John City Planning Commission on Case No. BZA-SU-2013-1, and proper notice having been given and hearing held as provided by law and under authority and subject to the provisions of the Zoning Regulations of the City as originally approved by Ordinance #1019, a special use is hereby approved to establish an irrigation contractor’s business needing outside storage of pipe on racks, trailers and equipment.

Legal description:  A tract of land in part of the Southeast Quarter of Section Thirty-three, Township Twenty-three South, Range Thirteen West of the 6th P.M., Stafford County, Kansas being more particularly described as follows:

 

Commencing at the Southeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of Section Thirty-three; thence North 00*02’27” West along the East line of said Southeast Quarter a distance of 485.84 feet; thence North 89*22’24” West a distance of 46.19 feet to point on the West Right of Way line of U.S. Highway 281, said point being the point of beginning; thence continuing North 89*22’44” West a distance of 237.90 feet; thence North 00*03’10” East a distance of 278.94 feet to a point on the South line of Lot 10 of Dixon’s Subdivision; thence North 89*18’20” West along said South line a distance of 28.61 feet to the Southwest corner of said Lot 10; thence North 00*09’26” East along the West line of said Lot 10  a distance of 98.42 feet; thence South 89*22’44” East a distance of 261.86 feet to a point on the West Right of Way line of U.S. Highway 281; thence South 00*37’31” East along said West Right of Way line a distance of 377.46 feet to the point of beginning.

 

Such special use is subject it the following conditions:

  1. FENCE: On the South side of property six foot chain link fence with solid slats installed for the purpose of concealing from view the area behind the fence. On the West side of property a six foot chain link fence.  Nothing may be stacked or stored in excess of the overall height of the fence.
  2. If there is a drainage problem to the property to the North caused by construction by Wood Enterprises, Wood Enterprises will correct the problem.

Section 2.  This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage, approval and publication once in the official city newspaper.

 

PASSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY ON June 4th, 2013.

 

APPOVED BY THE MAYOR ON June 4th, 2013.

 

  1. Mel informed the council that the Women’s League had generously donated funds for a bench at the swimming pool.
  2. Kevin Davis made a motion for a 15 minute executive session for acquisition of Real Estate to include mayor, council, Don, Johnna and Mel. Seconded by Troy Hanson.
    Motion carried 5-0. In at 7:40. Reconvened at 7:55
  3. Troy Hanson made a motion for a 10 minute executive session for acquisition of Real Estate to include mayor, council, Don, Johnna and Mel. Seconded by Mark Bryant.
    Motion carried 5-0. In at 7:57. Reconvened at 8:07.
  4. Bob Stimatze made a motion to table Resolution #762 until next meeting.

Motion carried 5-0.

 

Administration – Johnna

  1. It was the consensus of the council to schedule a budget workshop immediately following the June 18th regular meeting.
  2. Kevin Davis made a motion to approve the maintenance contract for the copy machine with Office Products Inc. Seconded by Shari Williamson.

Motion carried 5-0.

 

Old Business

  1. Bob Stimatze made a motion for a 10 minute executive session for non-elected personnel to include mayor and council. Seconded by Mark Bryant.

Motion carried 5-0. In at 8:20. Reconvened at 8:30.

  1. Troy Hanson made a motion for a 10 minute executive session for non-elected personnel to include mayor and council. Seconded by Kevin Davis.

Motion carried 5-0. In at 8:30. Reconvened at 8:40.

  1. Bob Stimatze made a motion to approve the mayor’s appointments as follows:

                    Municipal Judge              Emerson Shields

                    City Attorney                   Rod Lyons

                    Public Health Officer       Doris Tompkins

      Seconded by Troy Hanson.

      Motion carried 5-0.

 

After no further discussion Mark Bryant made a motion to adjourn. Bob Stimatze seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:43 p.m.

 

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Juliann M. Owens, Mayor  

 

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Johnna J. G. Stanford, City Clerk