Minutes of Meeting- March 4, 2020

Caldwell City Commission

Minutes of Meeting – March 4th, 2020

 

The Caldwell City Commission met in regular session at the Caldwell Public Works Building on March 4th, 2020 at 12:06 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 Josh Vanek, Public Works Foreman II were present. Velta Glenn was present as a guest. 

 

The minutes of the February 19th, 2020 Regular Meeting were read and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. York – yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes.  

 

Josh Vanek, Public Works Foreman II presented the Public Works Department Monthly Update. He noted that they were still working with KRWA and other firms to identify and remedy the air leak at the Clearwells. During this time, they also met with several other firms to get bids to replace this current system with above-ground storage tanks.   

In addition to their everyday duties, the department is also working to replace the ceiling tiles in the fire department, and as weather has permitted, they are working to repair the increased number of potholes throughout town caused by the wet conditions lately. The department is also gearing up to get ahead of summertime vegetation. A discussion was held regarding the acquisition of a side-by-side UTV that would be utilized for spraying, meter reading, uptown and street work, and other various jobs that do not require the use of a full-size truck. They currently have a four-wheeler that is utilized only for spraying. Ely’s Kawasaki will honor a trade-in value on the four-wheeler at $2500. A motion was made by Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny to approve the purchase of the side by side and the trade-in of the four-wheeler. York – yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes. 

 

Rebekah Rickstrew, Chief of Police was present to distribute the Police Department Activity Report for review. 

 

An update on the Caldwell Promotional Video from Harvest Video was given. A new project leader has been assigned and they will be working with Sam Futhey at KanOkla to gather additional footage. 

 

The Lease of Real Property : Industrial Site No. 1 (Airport Land Tract) with Turek Seed Co., LLC was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. York – yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes. 

 

At 12:25 p.m., Commissioner Kuehny made a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss the Trade Secrets or Financial Affairs of a Second Party for 10 minutes. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Schiltz. At 12:35 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 12:40 p.m.  No motions were made.  

 

Warrant Ordinance No. 2190 was presented, reviewed and approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny and a second from Commissioner Schiltz. Motion carried. 

 

Complaints were heard and discussed regarding 403 N Webb. The property has been an ongoing issue with the multitude of Code Violations present. Code Enforcement will continue to cite the property and send notices to the owner while other avenues of prosecution and remedy are explored.  

 

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:50 p.m.

 

Kristin Hutsler, City Clerk Jamie York, Mayor