Minutes of Meeting- February 6, 2019
Caldwell City Commission
Minutes of Meeting – February 6th, 2019
The Caldwell City Commission met in regular session at the Caldwell Public Works Building on February 6th, 2019 at 12:38 p.m. Mayor P. Mark Arnold was present. Commissioner Michelle Schiltz was present. Gene Garcia, Marshall and Marc Marcrum, Public Works were present. Velta Glenn, guest, was also present.
The minutes of the January 16th, 2019 Regular Meeting were read and approved on a motion from Commissioner Schiltz, and seconded by Mayor Arnold. Motion Carried.
Rose Mary Saunders from Ranson Financial joined the meeting by telephone to discuss the CDBG process for new swimming pool construction. It was noted that Paddock Pools, BG Consultants, and Water’s Edge had returned RFQ’s for the engineering of the project and the Commission was to review their company profiles, chart their attributes, and select one for the process. It was decided that with Commissioner Kuehny’s absence, they will hold a special meeting on Friday, February 08, 2019 at Noon in the Commissioner Chambers to choose an engineer. This will allow time for the profiles to be reviewed by all and any questions for the firms to be answered.
Gene Garcia was present to review to January Police Department Activity Report. He noted that the Police Department will be implanting a new dog at large policy. Dogs at Large without proper registration will now be taken to the Wellington Animal Clinic for holding. Owners will be required to pay boarding costs and rabies vaccination costs if proof of prior valid vaccination is not available, to the Wellington Animal Clinic upon release of the animal. Registration with the City of Caldwell will also be required at that time.
The January Municipal Court Report was presented and reviewed.
Although the City is pursuing the possibility of building a new swimming pool, the intent is to keep the current pool functioning for the upcoming 2019 season. Marc Marcrum, Public Works Supervision was present to discuss the necessary repairs and costs with the Commission. It was decided to move forward with the repairs to ensure the pool is open this summer.
It was noted that the Quit Claim Deed for 22 W Central had been signed and received.
An Alcohol Consumption Exemption for the Community Building on April 13th, 2019 was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Mayor Arnold. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – absent, Schiltz – yes.
A request for new equipment was submitted from the Public Works Department. The Kansas State Surplus Program has a 2015 Ford F250 that the department requests to replace the 2001 Ford F250. A motion to approve the purchase was heard from Commissioner Schiltz, and seconded by Mayor Arnold. Arnold – yes, Kuenhy – absent, Schiltz – yes.
An LED Lighting Bid for City Hall, and the Public Works Offices was presented from Mayfield Electric. It was noted that replacing the outdated ballast lighting will increase efficiency and reduce current electric costs. The bid was approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Mayor Arnold. Arnold –yes, Kuehny – absent, Schiltz – yes.
Appropriation Ordinance 2164 was approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Mayor Arnold. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – absent, Schiltz – yes.
At 12:50 p.m. Mayor Arnold made a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss trade secrets for 10 minutes. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Schiltz. Executive Session concluded at 1:00 p.m. No motions were made.
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:00 p.m.
Kristin Hutsler, City Clerk Mark Arnold, Mayor