Minutes of Meeting- March 18, 2020
Caldwell City Commission
Minutes of Meeting – March 18th, 2020
The Caldwell City Commission met in regular session at the Caldwell Public Works Building on March 18th, 2020 at 12:12 p.m. Mayor Jamie York was present. Commissioners Jill Kuehny and Michelle Schiltz were present. Casie Risley, City Administrator, Rebekah Rickstrew, Chief of Police, and Stephanie McCormick, Public Works/Code Enforcement.
The minutes of the March 18th, 2020 Regular Meeting were read and approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny and seconded by Commissioner Schiltz. York – yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes.
Stephanie McCormick, Public Works/Code Enforcement was present to update on the status of the Unsafe Structure at 16 ½ S Main. The structure has been removed and the prompt attention shown by the owners is greatly appreciated.
Rebekah Rickstrew, Chief of Police was present to distribute the Police Department Update for review. After reviewing the report, a discussion was held regarding our department gaining KDOT Inspection Certification. The Commissioner directed Chief Rickstrew to pursue the certification.
The February Treasurers Report and Bank Cash Report were presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. York – yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes.
A discussion was held regarding the COVID-19 Orders from Governor Kelly and the Sumner County Health Officer restricting public gatherings to 10 people or less. It was noted that the City offices will be closed to the public but will still be operating as usual. It was noted that any questions regarding any directives in association with COVID-19 must be directed to KDHE or the CDC.
Stephanie McCormick, Public Works/Code Enforcement Officer was also present to update the Commission on the current Unsafe Structure at 317 N Osage. The owner has been contacted multiple times but claims that her son owns the home. She was asked to provide the City with a deed showing the current owner of the home. Upon her failure to do so in a timely manner, a motion was made by Commissioner Kuehny and seconded by Commissioner Schiltz to proceed as usual in deeming the property an Unsafe Structure. York – yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes.
Ordinance No. 1475: Authorizing the Operation of ATV’s, MUT’s, Work-Site Utility Vehicles, and Golf Carts within Caldwell was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny and a second from Commissioner Schiltz. York – yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes. An article detailing the guidelines of the Ordinance will be published in the Messenger.
A Roof Grant Application was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny and seconded by Commissioner Schiltz in the amount of $4703.50 to the Last Chance Bar & Grill. It was noted that the Roof Grant Fund has approved two applications for this calendar year; with the annual funding for this year used, applications will still be accepted but will not be considered until the next year.
At 1:20 p.m., Commissioner Schiltz made a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss the Purchase of Property for 10 minutes. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. At 1:30 p.m., Commissioner Schiltz made a motion to extend the session for 5 minutes. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Executive Session concluded at 1:33 p.m. No motions were made.
Warrant Ordinance No. 2191 was presented, reviewed and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and a second from Commissioner Kuehny. Motion carried.
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:35 p.m.
Kristin Hutsler, City Clerk Jamie York, Mayor