Minutes of Meeting - January 3, 2018

Caldwell City Commission 
 Minutes of Meeting – January 3rd, 2018
 
The Caldwell City Commission met in regular session at the Caldwell Public Works Building on January 3rd, 2018 at 12:11 p.m.  Mayor P. Mark Arnold presided.  Commissioners present were Michelle Schiltz and Jill Kuehny. Casie Risley, City Administrator was present. Gene Garcia, Marshall was present. Guest present was Velta Glenn. 
 
The minutes of the December 20th, 2017 Regular Meeting were read and approved with noted changes regarding the receipt of a township fire contract on a motion from Commissioner Kuehny, and seconded by Commissioner Schiltz. Motion Carried. 
 
The Petty Cash Reports were presented and reviewed. 
 
It was noted that two Matching Funds Grants for the Splash Pad Project from KanOkla had been awarded; one matching donations and contributions and the other matching funds from SHARE and the Legacy Foundation. The funds are greatly appreciated! 
 
Resolution No 1-2018: Wage Resolution was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny and a second from Commissioner Schiltz. Arnold - yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes. 
 
2018 Fire Fighting Service Agreements from Bluff and Chikaskia Townships were presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and a second from Commissioner Kuehny. It was noted all aid agreements were due by January 1 and no contract or correspondence had been received from Fire District No. 5. Until the contract is received, it was noted that by ordinance, any fire coverage expenses provided by the City of Caldwell will be billed per Resolution No. 4-2001.  Arnold - yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes. It was also noted that past years fire service runs will be pulled and reviewed to determine frequency of runs and expenses.  
 
After reviewing the delinquent Utility Billing accounts and balances, a motion was made to approve the Collection Bureau of Kansas’s service contract. It was noted that the Collection Bureau of Kansas, Inc. has the availability of collection avenues that are not available to municipalities. The motion was made by Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Arnold - yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes.  
 
Ordinance No. 1459: Allowing for Collection of outside Collection Agency and Costs Associated was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and a second from Commissioner Kuehny.  Arnold - yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes.  
 
Appropriation Ordinance 2138 was approved upon review of the vouchers with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes.  
 
At 12:45 p.m. Commissioner Kuehny made a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss non-elected personnel for 10 minutes. Those asked to be present for the session were Commissioner Kuehny, Commissioner Schiltz, Mayor Arnold, and Casie Risley, City Administrator. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Schiltz. Executive Session concluded at 12:55. 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