Minutes of Meeting- August 15, 2018

Caldwell City Commission

Minutes of Meeting – August 15th , 2018


The Caldwell City Commission met in regular session at the Caldwell Public Works Building on August 15th, 2018 at 12:08 p.m.  Mayor P. Mark Arnold was present. Commissioner Michelle Schiltz was present. Commissioner Jill Kuehny was absent. Gene Garcia, Marshall and Marc Marcrum, Public Works Foreman was present. Velta Glenn and JD Good were also present as guests.


The minutes of the August 1st, 2018 Regular Meeting and August 10th, 2018 Budget Hearing were read and approved on a motion from Commissioner Schiltz, and seconded by Mayor Arnold. Motion Carried.


The Utility Debt Collection Report from the Collection Bureau of Kansas was presented and discussed.


The July Bank Cash and Treasurer’s Report was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Mayor Arnold. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – absent, Schiltz – yes.


The July Police Department Activity Report was presented and reviewed.


Correspondence from Kenneth L Cooper, CPA, was reviewed. It was noted that the annual audit will be completed by September 31, 2018.


After the collapse of the structure at 22 W Central, the City applied for KanOkla Unsafe Structure Grant to assist with the remaining demo and clearing of the building. It was noted that the grant request had been approved.  


Marc Marcrum, Public Works Foreman was present to discuss the current status of the pool. Several critical leaks were identified this summer. The pool will be drained on Monday and BG Consultants will be here on Friday to assess the leaks and assist with a plan to remedy the issues.


KDOT will be bidding a project to repair the Highway 81/Main Street from the Stock Exchange Bank to the South City Limits. The project will be bid in October and work is scheduled to begin in March of 2019. It was noted that when the overlay is put down, they will do the parking areas if the City will paint the parking markings.


Casie Risley, City Administrator gave a recap on the KLC Leadership Edge Training she attended recently. It was very beneficial. The training provided her with lots of tools and resources to help the Vision Caldwell Movement. It was noted that Pam Schneider is currently writing a grant for funding for the Vision Caldwell Movement.


Appropriation Ordinance 2153 was approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – absent, Schiltz – yes.  


At 12:57 p.m. Commissioner Schiltz made a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss trade non-elected personnel for 10 minutes. Her motion was seconded by Mayor Arnold. Executive Session concluded at 1:07 p.m. No motions were made.  


There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:07 p.m.


Kristin Hutsler, City Clerk Mark Arnold, Mayor