Minutes of Meeting - June 19, 2019

 Minutes of Meeting – June 19, 2019

The Caldwell City Commission met in regular session at the Caldwell Commission Chambers on June 19, 2019 at 12:03 p.m.  Mayor P.  Mark Arnold presided. Commissioners Jill Kuehny and Michelle Schiltz were present. City Employees Rebekah Rickstrew, Interim Police Chief, Arcine Thompson, Zoning Administrator, and Marc Marcrum, Public Works Supervisor, and Kristin Hutsler, City Clerk were present. Guests included Stacy Davis, Sumner County Economic Development and Velta Glenn, Citizen.

The minutes of the June 5, 2019 Regularly Meeting were read and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz, and seconded by Commission Kuehny. Motion Carried.

Arcine Thompson presented the Zoning Hearing report for Variance Request Case BZA-V-06-2019, they approved the variance for 717 S Main.  The board found that this was a unique case all around, and felt that it met all the criteria for approval.

Stacy Davis introduced a Rural Housing Incentive District opportunity for the city.  She briefly discussed the impact it could have on future housing.  It was decided that a cost free housing assessment would be performed by Sumner County Economic Development, and Stacy would send a copy of a draft resolution to Casie Risley to present to the Commission at a later date.

Marc Marcrum, Public Works Supervisor spoke at length regarding a major repair to a 4” water main line on E street.  After many complications, the Public Works department believes they have stopped the leak but will leave the line uncovered for several days to verify.  The Community Building’s AC units and main breaker box will need to have repairs done also.  Marc is still waiting for a third bid for City Hall’s roof repairs.  The swimming pool seems to be holding water; they have not had to refill it as frequently as past years. The splash pad was shut down for one day while the Public Works crew did minor maintenance on the equipment.

Chief Rickstrew updated the commission on Police Dept. activity, and upcoming trainings.  The Commission reviewed the bid sheet for 4 new Body Cams; they all agreed that Chief Rickstrew decide which of the 2 quotes would best fit the Police Departments needs.

The May Cash Report & Treasurer’s reports were reviewed and discussed.

A thank you from the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce was read.

An Alcohol Consumption Exemption application was presented and approved for August 31st, 2019 at the Caldwell Community Building with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz, seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Arnold-yes, Kuehny-yes, Schiltz-yes. Motion carried.

The purple wave receipt for the surplus property was presented and reviewed.

The City of Caldwell was awarded the CDBG Neighborhood Center Award from the State of Kansas for the purpose of a new municipal pool.  Many cities applied, and the City is thankful to have been awarded, and for all those that worked tirelessly on the grant application.

The Delta Dental Agreement for Employee Dental Plan was approved with a motion from Commisioner Schiltz, seconded by Commissioner Kuehny.  Arnold-yes, Kuehny-yes, Schiltz-yes.  Motion carried.

An Airport Ground Lease for 2019-2020 was approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz, seconded by Commissioner Kuehny.  Arnold-yes, Kuehny-yes, Schiltz-yes.  Motion Carried.

Warrant Ordinance 2173 was approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny, seconded by Commissioner Schiltz.  Arnold-yes, Kuehny-yes, Schiltz-yes.


There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:52 p.m.


Leah Sommerhoff, Deputy City Clerk                                                                             Mark Arnold, Mayor