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Minutes 10-15-2013

City of St. John Council Meeting
Council Chambers
October 15th, 2013 - 7:00 P.M.

Present

 

Mayor:

Juliann Owens

Council Members:

Kevin Davis

Shari Williamson
Mark Bryant
Bob Stimatze

Troy Hanson

City Clerk:

Johnna Stanford

City Superintendent:

Mel Chesbro

Police Sergeant:

Aaron Rudy

Others:  Terry Spradley, Carol Riegel, Chris Naegele and Caleb Rudy

 

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

Additions to the Agenda

  1. Kevin Davis made a motion to approve these additions to the agenda: a) Financial goal planning workshop; b) Executive Session under Police Department. Seconded by Bob Stimatze.

      Motion carried 5-0.

 

Consent Agenda

  1. Troy Hanson made a motion to approve the consent agenda which included the following items: a) Approve the minutes of regular meeting held October 1st, 2013; b) Approve Appropriation Ordinance #10-15-2013 in the amount of $95,687.01; c) Approve use of skating rink for P.E. classes Jan. 6th-10th and Jan. 13th-17th from 9:30-11:30. Seconded by Mark Bryant. Motion carried 5-0.     

                   Appropriation Ordinance #10-01-2013 in the amount of $95,687.01

                         General Fund                      $76,476.59

                         Meter Deposit                                        387.28

                         Special Highway                     7,274.43

                         Solid Waste                                  15.08

                         Sewer Utility                            1,219.14     

                         Water & Light Fund              10,314.49

 

Administration – Mel

  1. After Chris Naegele with UtilityHelpNet present the bid results for the Rice Neshap power plant modifications, Troy Hanson made a motion to accept the bid from Farabee Mechanical of $224,735.00 with a 5 year municipal lease through First Bank of Sterling. Seconded by Kevin Davis.

      Motion carried 5-0.   

2.   Kevin Davis made a motion to approve the repair of the GMC flatbed in the amount

      of $2,102.02 at Doonan Truck of Great Bend to be paid from 10-14-3180.

      Seconded by Mark Bryant.

Motion carried 5-0.   

 

Police Department

1.   Kevin Davis made a motion for a 10 minute executive session to include mayor and council for non-elected personnel to discuss policy. Seconded by Bob Stimatze.

Motion carried 5-0. In at 7:26. Reconvened at 7:36.

  1. Mark Bryant made a motion to accept the changes in the Police Policy to include regulation 50.9 of the Police Operations Code referring to standby pay when going to a 4 man department. Seconded by Kevin Davis. Motion carried 3-2. Shari Williamson and Kevin Davis voted nay.
  2. Mark Bryant made a motion to hire a 4th officer. Seconded by Troy Hanson. Motion declined 2-3. Bob Stimatze, Shari Williamson and Kevin Davis voted nay.

 

New Business

1.  Troy Hanson made a motion to allow the request by Cindy Friesen to teach an Archery unit October 14th-25th on USD 350 tennis court area shooting from the west side toward the courts with round hay bales for back stop. Seconded by Mark Bryant.

Motion carried 5-0.

  1. Shari Williamson made a motion for a 10 minute executive session to review skating  rink manager applications to include mayor, council, Mel and Johnna. Seconded by  Kevin Davis.

       Motion carried 5-0. In at 8:16. Mel and Johnna left session at 8:20. Reconvened at

       8:26.   

3.   Mark Bryant made a motion to contract Vickii Rios as Skating Rink Manager for the 2013-2014 season. Seconded by Troy Hanson.

Motion carried 5-0.

 

After no further discussion Troy Hanson made a motion to adjourn. Bob Stimatze seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

 

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Juliann M. Owens, Mayor  

 

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Johnna J. G. Stanford, City Clerk