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Minutes 04-02-2013

City of St. John Council Meeting
Council Chambers
April 2, 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

Police Chief:
Fire Chief:

Adam Sayler
Mike Sanders

Others: Irving Simon, Carol Riegel and Terry Spradley.

 

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

 

Additions to the Agenda

  1. Troy Hanson made a motion to approve the changes to the agenda which included the following items: a) add Jubilee Beer Garden to consent agenda; b) remove #1 and #4 under Mel; c) add Appropriation Ordinance 04012013 to consent agenda; d) add power pole purchase under Mel;  e) Add KMU voting delegates under Mel; f) add public works seasonal help under Mel; g) add farm ground lease under Mel; h) add north well sand test under Mel; i) add Rattlesnake Creek under Mel.  Seconded by Kevin Davis. Motion carried 4-0.

 

Consent Agenda

  1. Amy Collins made a motion to approve the consent agenda which included the following items: a) Approve the minutes of regular meeting held March 19th, 2013; b) Approve appropriation ordinance 03-22-2013 in the amount of $245,831.52; c) Approve appropriation ordinance 04-01-2013 in the amount of $10,578.15; d) Approve appropriation ordinance 04-02-2013 in the amount of $61,437.24; e) Approve Jubilee beer garden on May24th/25th from 7:00 to 1:00-sales to end at midnight. Seconded by Troy Hanson.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Mark Bryant arrived at 7:04

 

Police Department

  1. Troy Hanson made a motion to purchase a 5 year/100,000 miles bumper to bumper extended warranty with the purchase of the new police pickup at the cost of $2,275.00 from Marmie Motors. Seconded by Bob Stimatze. Motion carried 5-0.
  2. Kevin Davis made a motion to trade-in the 2004 Dodge pickup for the allowance of $2,000.00. Seconded by Amy Collins.
    Motion carried 5-0.
  3. Kevin Davis made a motion for a 10 minute executive session for non-elected personnel to include mayor and council. Seconded by Bob Stimatze. Motion carried 5-0. In at 7:12. Reconvened at 7:22.
  4. Kevin Davis made a motion for a 5 minute executive session for non-elected personnel to include mayor, council and Johnna. Seconded by Bob Stimatze. Motion carried 5-0. In at 7:23. Reconvened at 7:28.
  5. Kevin Davis made a motion to extend Adam Sayler’s probationary period to June 18th, 2013. Seconded by Mark Bryant. Motion carried 3-2. Troy Hanson and Bob Stimatze voted nay.
  6. Mark Bryant made a motion to allow Adam to purchase 4 M16 rifles from the Federal Surplus Property at the cost of $75.00 each. Motion died for the lack of a second.
  7. Amy Collins made a motion to allow Adam to purchase 3 M16 rifles at the cost of $75.00 from Federal Surplus Property. Seconded by Mark Bryant. Motion failed 2-3. Kevin Davis, Troy Hanson and Bob Stimatze voted nay.
  8. Bob Stimatze made a motion to have the tail lights fixed on the Crown Victoria police vehicle at the cost of $712.00 at Fisher Service Center. Seconded by Troy Hanson. Motion carried 5-0.

 

Administration – Mel

  1. Kevin Davis made a motion to purchase six 30’ and twenty 35’ utility poles from Stanion Wholesale at the cost of $6,128.98.  Seconded by Troy Hanson.
    Motion carried 5-0.
  2. Troy Hanson made a motion to accept the bid for $588.00 from Priority Ranch to graze sheep at the sewer ponds per specifications in the agreement. Seconded by Bob Stimatze.
    Motion carried 5-0.
  3. Kevin Davis made a motion for a 10 minute executive session for attorney/client privilege – possible litigation to include mayor, council, Don, Mel and Johnna. Seconded by Troy Hanson.  
    Motion carried 5-0.  In at 7:52. Reconvened at 8:02.
  4. Kevin Davis made a motion to designate Troy Hanson as the alternate voting delegate for KMU. Seconded by Amy Collins. Motion carried 4-1. Troy Hanson voted nay.
  5. Mark Bryant made a motion to advertise the seasonal position for the public works department. Seconded by Bob Stimatze. Motion carried 5-0.
  6. Troy Hanson made a motion to allow Mel $2,550.00 to research the problem with the North well. Seconded by Bob Stimatze. Motion carried 4-1. Kevin Davis voted nay.
  7. Troy Hanson made a motion to agree to participate in the program of getting the Rattlesnake Creek cleared of debris from the 2012 tornado. Seconded by Kevin Davis. Motion carried 5-0.

 

Administration - Johnna

  1. Kevin Davis made a motion to approve  Ordinance #1017 increasing court costs to $98.00.  Seconded by Mark Bryant.
    Motion carried 5-0.

 

Bob Stimatze made a motion to adjourn. Motion died for the lack of second.

 

Bob Stimatze made a motion to remove the Old Business item – Large animal/well head protection. Seconded by Kevin Davis. Motion carried 5-0.

 

After no further discussion Troy Hanson made a motion to adjourn. Kevin Davis seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:37 p.m.