Minutes of Meeting - September 18, 2019

Caldwell City Commission
Minutes of Meeting – September 18th, 2019
 
The Caldwell City Commission met in regular session at the Caldwell Public Works Building on September 18th, 2019 at 12:10 p.m.  Mayor P.  Mark Arnold was present.  Commissioner Michelle Schiltz was present. Commissioner Jill Kuehny was present by phone. Casie Risley, City Administrator, Rebekah Rickstrew, Interim Police Chief, Marc Marcum, Public Works Foreman, and Josh Vanek, Code Enforcement were present. Beth Warren, Ranson Financial was present. Velta Glenn, Thane Zulkoski, and Kendall Creed, guests, were also present. 
 
The minutes of the September 4th, 2019 Regular Meeting were read and approved on a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Mayor Arnold. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – abstain, Schiltz – yes. 
 
Beth Warren, Ranson Financial was present to review the bid summary for the General Obligation Bonds: Series 2019 for the Pool Project. Bids were received from Commerce Bank, Northland Securities, Inc., Central States Capital Markets, and Cooper Malone McClain, Inc. After reviewing the summary, it was noted that the cost of interest for the bonds with the estimated rates had decreased by $12,000 with the bid from Central States Capital Markets. A motion was made by Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Mayor Arnold to accept the bid from Central States Capital Markets for the purchase of General Obligation Bonds – Series 2019. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes. Bond Ordinance No. 1470 and Bond Resolution No. 13-2019 were presented and approved with a motion from Mayor Arnold and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes. 
 
Josh Vanek, Code Enforcement was present to update the Commission on the status of the code violations at 506 North Webb, 324 W 1st, 219 N Main, and 2 N Main. Reports, owner correspondence, and photos of the properties were presented and reviewed. It was decided that with the continuing deteriorating conditions that the City will move forward with declaring the structures Unsafe. 
 
Marc Marcrum, Public Works Foreman was present to discuss the current water pumphouse issues. They are working to have the current pumps rebuilt due to multiple seal leaks. With the age of Caldwell’s Water System, a discussion was held considering the purchase of 2 70,000 gallon water tanks to use as a reserve when repairs are made at the clearwell. 
 
Rebekah Rickstew, Interim Police Chief presented the Police Department Activity Report for review. She also noted that the Department is working towards implementing VIN Inspections for out of state vehicles. 
 
The August Bank Cash and Treasurers Report was presented, reviewed, and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and Seconded by Mayor Arnold. Arnold -yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes. 
 
The August Collection Bureau of Kansas Report was presented and Reviewed. 
 
It was noted that the League of Kansas Municipalities Annual Youth Civic Engagement Program for 2019 is “If I Were Mayor…”. Casie Risley, City Administrator will be working with the school to inform students of the program. 
 
The Annual League of Kansas Municipalities Conference will be held on October 12-14, 2019. 
 
It was noted that Casie Risley, City Administrator will be attending the Sumner County Skilled Labor Workshop. The program hopes to integrate apprentices with current contractors in Sumner County to ensure the future of available electricians, plumbers, etc in our communities. 
 
It was noted that USDA had approved the Housing Authority Payoff for Friendship Village. A motion was made by Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny for the City to pay off the loan in the amount of $53,413.82. The Housing Authority will remit $43,413.82 to the City within 10 days of payoff. The remaining $10,000 will be also be paid by the Housing Authority in monthly installments of $500 at 0% interest. Arnold -yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes. 
 
Ordinance No. 1468: Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities 2019 was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Motion Carried.  
 
Ordinance No. 1469: Uniform Public Offense Code for Kansas Cities 2019 was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Motion Carried.  
 
Resolution No 14-2019: Unsafe Structure at 506 N Webb was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Motion Carried.  
 
Resolution No 15-2019: Unsafe Structure at 324 W 1st was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Motion Carried.  
 
Resolution No 16-2019: Unsafe Structure at 219 N Main was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Motion Carried.  
 
Resolution No 17-2019: Unsafe Structure at 2 N Main was presented and approved with a motion from Commissioner Schiltz and seconded by Commissioner Kuehny. Motion Carried.  
 
It was noted that the hearings for the Unsafe Structures will be at the November 6th Commission Meeting.
 
Appropriation Ordinance 2179 was approved with a motion from Commissioner Kuehny and seconded by Commissioner Schiltz. Arnold – yes, Kuehny – yes, Schiltz – yes.  
 
At 1:07 p.m. Commissioner Kuehny made a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss non-elected personnel for 30 minutes. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Schiltz. Interim Police chief Rebekah Rickstrew was asked to be present. At 1:37, Commissioner Schiltz made a motion for a 20 minutes extension. Her motion was seconded by Mayor Arnold. Executive Session concluded at 1:44 p.m. No motions were made.  
 
At 1:44 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 1:54 p.m. No motions were made.  
 
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:55 p.m.
 
 
 
 
Kristin Hutsler, City Clerk Mark Arnold, Mayor