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Minutes 04-16-2013

City of St. John Council Meeting
Council Chambers
April 16, 2013 - 7:00 P.M.



Present


Mayor:

Jill Stimatze

Council Members:

Troy Hanson
Mark Bryant
Amy Collins
Kevin Davis
Bob Stimatze

City Clerk:

Johnna Stanford

City Superintendent:

Mel Chesbro

City Attorney:
Fire Chief:

Don Knappenberger
Mike Sanders

Others: Juliann Owens, Shari Williamson, Nick Lauffer, Dakota Tucker, Sister Catherine, Mike and Kelsi Younger, Carol Riegel and Terry Spradley.



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



Additions to the Agenda
Troy Hanson made a motion to approve the changes to the agenda which included the following items: a) Dakota Tucker in Citizen Comments; b) assistant pool manager under Mel; c) donation to police department under Fire Department; d) add Rattlesnake Creek under Mel; e) CIP communications under New Business. Seconded by Mark Bryant. Motion carried 5-0.


Consent Agenda
Troy Hanson made a motion to approve the consent agenda which included the following items: a) Approve the minutes of regular meeting held April 2nd, 2013; b) Approve appropriation ordinance 04-16-2013 in the amount of $29,334.80; c)  Approve minutes of the workshop of April 9th, 2013. Seconded by Bob Stimatze.  Motion carried 5-0.


Clerk Stanford certified the results of the City General Election held on April 2, 2013.  Mayor – Elect One:  Juliann M. Owens - 171; Write Ins:  Jill Stimatze – 10, Tom Hodges – 4, Jerry Munden – 2, Susan Tucker – 2, Joe Gillette – 1.   Council Members – Elect Two:  Shari Williamson – 170; Mark Bryant – 145; Rodney R. Crissman – 44; Bob Toot – 31; Write Ins: Carl Staub, JR – 9; Amy Collins – 1, Trish Colman – 1, Jerry Long - 1. A total of 220 ballots were cast in the City of St. John.



President of the Council Davis thanked Jill Stimatze for her 8 years of service and Amy Collins for her 4 years of service and presented them with a pad folio.



Swearing in of Council Members

Clerk Stanford administered the oath of office to Juliann Owens, Shari Williamson and Mark Bryant.




Citizen Comments
Dakota Tucker presented the council with information regarding the sound system and Jubilee. Troy Hanson made a motion to purchase two additional speakers for the sound system with the necessary cords and a three year warranty for the amount of $1,874.00 to be paid for out of the Cornwell Fund. Seconded by Kevin Davis.
Motion carried 5-0.

Carolyn Dunn presented the council with information regarding housing in Stafford County. Bob Stimatze made a motion to give a letter of endorsement and some in-kind work for the Community Service Tax Credit program and the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation Moderate Income Housing program.  Seconded by Troy Hanson.
Motion carried 5-0.
Nick Lauffer presented the council with information regarding a City/County fire operation. All involved are to bring some ideas back to the table for discussion.


Police Department
Mark Bryant made a motion to accept the Firefighters Auxilary’s donation to the police department to purchase patrol rifles.  Motion died for the lack of second.


Administration – Mel
Troy Hanson made a motion to accept the bid from Clarke Well & Equiptment, Inc. in the amount of $151,921.15 for Part III-Water Well Improvement of the nitrate removal project pending approval from KDHE.  Seconded by Mark Bryant.
Motion carried 5-0.
Troy Hanson made a motion to approve Resolution #761. Seconded by Bob Stimatze.
Motion carried 5-0.
RESOLUTION NO.  761



A RESOLUTION FIXING A TIME AND PLACE AND PROVIDING FOR NOTICE OF A HEARING BEFORE THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ST. JOHN, KANSAS, AT WHICH THE OWNER, HIS OR HER AGENT, LIENHOLDERS OF RECORD, OCCUPANTS AND OTHER PARTIES IN INTEREST OF STRUCTURES LOCATED WITHIN SAID CITY AND DESCRIBED HEREIN MAY APPEAR AND SHOW CAUSE WHY SUCH STRUCTURES SHOULD NOT BE CONDEMNED AND ORDERED REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED AS UNSAFE OR DANGEROUS STRUCTURES



WHEREAS the Public Officer, pursuant to Article 5. Section 4-504 of the City Code of St. John, Kansas, filed with the governing body of such City a report that the structure(s) located upon the following described real estate situated within the City of St. John, Stafford County, Kansas, to wit:



All of Lots Three (3), Four (4) and the South Eight Feet (S8’) of Lot Five (5), of Swartz’s Re-Subdivision of Block Five (5) of the Original Subdivision of St. John, Kansas; and,



Lot Twenty-five (25) and the East Five Feet (E5”) of Lot Twenty-four (24) and that part of the vacated alley adjacent between Lots One (1) and Two (2) and Lot Twenty-five (25) except the following tract:  The South Fifty Feet (S50’) of Lot Twenty-five (25) and the South Fifty Feet (S50’) of the East Five Feet (E5’) of Lot Twenty-four (24)and the South Fifty Feet (S50’) of the vacated alley adjacent to Lots One (1), Two (2), and Lot Twenty-five (25), all in Swartz’s Re-subdivision of Block Five (5) of the Original Subdivision of St. John, Kansas;



were dangerous, unsafe, or not fit for human use or habitation and the structures should be condemned and an Order be entered for repair or removal of the structures.

WHEREAS, records in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Stafford County, Kansas, and in the Office of the Treasurer of Stafford County, Kansas, reflect that Jeffrey F. and Alice E. Olivier are the owners of the above described real estate.

WHEREAS, pursuant to Article 5. Section 4-505 of the City Code of St. John, Kansas Jeffrey F. and Alice E. Olivier, their agents, lien holders of record, and occupants of structures located upon the above described real estate are given NOTICE that a hearing has been scheduled before the governing body of the City of St. John, Kansas, to be held on June 4th, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., in the council chambers at city hall, 115 East Fourth Avenue, St. John, Kansas.  YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that you may appear and show cause why the structures located upon the above described real estate should not be condemned and ordered repaired or demolished.

WHEREAS, copies of the written statement of the Public Officer of the City of St. John, Kansas, are available at the City Office, 115 East Fourth Avenue, St. John, Kansas  67576.  The governing body may also receive testimony and evidence from the Public Officer at the hearing.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ST. JOHN, KANSAS:

Section 1.  A hearing will be held before the governing body of the City of St. John on June 4th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the council chambers of the City of St. John, at 115 East Fourth Avenue, St. John, Kansas 67576, to determine if structures located upon the above described real estate (commonly referred to as 402 North Main Street) are dangerous, unsafe or unfit for human use or habitation and should be condemned and an Order entered to require repair or demolition.

Section 2.  The owner of record of the above described real estate, Jeffery F. and Alice E. Olivier, their agents, lien holders of record, and occupants of structures located upon the described real estate may appear at the scheduled hearing to show cause why the structures should not be condemned and ordered repaired or demolished.

Section 3.  A copy of this resolution shall be mailed by certified mail to the owners, Jeffrey F. and Alice E. Olivier, lien holders, and occupants of the above described real estate, at their last known addresses and shall be marked “deliver to addressee only”.

ADOPTED by the governing body of the City of St. John, Kansas this 16th day of April, 2013.



Bob Stimatze made a motion for a 3 minute executive session for non-elected personnel to include mayor, council, Mel and Johnna. Seconded by Troy Hanson.  
Motion carried 5-0.  In at 8:17. Reconvened at 8:21
Troy Hanson made a motion to hire Zack Minnis at $9.30 an hour for seasonal help. Seconded by Shari Williamson. Motion carried 5-0.
Bob Stimatze made a motion for a 10 minute executive session for non-elected personnel to include mayor, council, Mel and Johnna. Seconded by Troy Hanson.  
Motion carried 5-0.  In at 8:24. Reconvened at 8:34
Troy Hanson made a motion to hire Connie Claussen as the swimming pool manager for the 2013 season as long as she resides in town. Seconded by Mark Bryant.
Motion carried 5-0.

Kevin Davis made a motion to hire Teresa Wade as the swimming pool assistant manager for the 2013 season. Seconded by Shari Williamson.
Motion carried 5-0.

Bob Stimatze made a motion to send a letter of support in a grant getting a portion of the Rattlesnake Creek cleared of debris from the 2012 tornado with the stipulation that the land owner pay the 25% match of the grant. Grant proceeds will be allowed to flow through the City’s financial system if necessary. Seconded by Kevin Davis. Motion carried 5-0.


Administration – Johnna
Troy Hanson made a motion to retain Mel Chesbro as voting Director #1 to the KMEA board. Seconded by Bob Stimatze. Motion carried 5-0.




It was the consensus of the council to coordinate with Stafford city clerk for governing body training.


New Business
Bob Stimatze made a motion to elect Kevin Davis President of the Council. Seconded by Troy Hanson.
Motion carried 5-0.

Bob Stimatze made a motion to for a 5 minute executive session for non-elected personnel to include mayor, council, Mel and Johnna. Seconded by Mark Bryant.
Motion carried 5-0. In at 8:55. Reconvened at 9:00.

Troy Hanson made a motion to withdraw his motion to hire Connie Claussen as pool manager for the 2013 season as long as she resides in town. Seconded by Kevin Davis
Motion carried 5-0.

Kevin Davis made a motion to hire Connie Claussen as the swimming pool manager for the 2013 season. Seconded by Mark Bryant.
Motion failed 2-3. Troy Hanson, Bob Stimatze and Shari Williamson voted nay.



After no further discussion Troy Hanson made a motion to adjourn. Mark Bryant seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 9:14 p.m.