ATTENDANCE

The City Council of Columbus, Kansas, met March 16, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall. Mayor Harley McDaniel presided. Council members present: Connie Bennett, Doug Hosier, Marie Nepple, John Paradee, Gary Smith, Grant Spieth, Dana Wellmeier.  Members absent: Jerri Burton, Steve Dunlap, Dewey Smith.

MINUTES

Mayor Harley McDaniel called for additions or correction to the minutes of the March 02, 2009 council meeting. Spieth moved to accept the minutes of the March 02, 2009 council meeting. Hosier seconded the motion. Voting aye: Bennett, Hosier, Nepple, Smith Gary, Spieth, Wellmeier. Voting nay: None. Abstaining: Paradee. Motion carried: 6-0 1-A.

APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE #09-205

Smith Gary moved to approve Appropriation Ordinance #09-205. Bennett seconded the motion. Voting aye: Bennett, Hosier, Nepple, Paradee, Smith Gary, Spieth, Wellmeier. Voting nay: None. Motion carried: 7-0.

SIGN LETTER OF INTENT WHOLESALE WATER DISTRICT #19

Smith Gary moved to sign a letter of intent for 4 million gallons per month not to exceed $5.00 per 1,000 with 8 million being available to us. Then we could check on the contract, come back if they will let us negotiate the contract with the changes. Paradee seconded the motion. Voting aye: Bennett, Hosier, Nepple, Paradee, Smith Gary, Wellmeier. Voting nay: Spieth. Motion carried: 6-1.

PAY FOR PAVING AT CALIBRATED SOUTH BUILDING

Smith Gary moved to pay $14,975 to pave parking lot at the south end of the Calibrated building that the City had agreed to do. Bennett seconded the motion. Voting aye: Bennett, Hosier, Nepple, Paradee, Smith Gary, Spieth, Wellmeier. Voting nay: None. Motion carried: 7-0.

BNSF CONTRACT- EAST TOWN SEWER PROJECT

Spieth moved to approve $3,850 for the Burlington Northern East Town Sewer Project, for the liability insurance, contract fees and the processing fee. Nepple seconded the motion. Voting aye: Bennett, Hosier, Nepple, Paradee, Smith Gary, Spieth, Wellmeier. Voting nay: None. Motion carried: 7-0.

UNENCUMBER MONEY IN FIRE FUND

Spieth moved to unencumber $1,132.42 out of Fire Fund GL# 01-900-57580. Wellmeier seconded the motion. Voting aye: Bennett, Hosier, Nepple, Paradee, Smith Gary, Spieth, Wellmeier. Voting nay: None. Motion carried: 7-0.

SEWER SERVICE TO COFFEYVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Wellmeier moved for the City to furnish all the labor, the College pay for all the material, with the requirement being, it must be schedule 40 pipe and fittings and to split the cost 50/50 for the tapping fee. Smith Gary seconded the motion. Voting aye: Bennett, Hosier, Nepple, Paradee, Smith Gary, Spieth, Wellmeier. Voting nay: None. Motion carried: 7-0.

MOVING METERS

Smith Gary moved to have Brown’s meter moved out to the road, trench a new ¾ inch line from Brown’s meter to where the old meter set was and then come over to Jarrett’s property and make a new tap, run a line up to hook back into their old meter set or take whatever route necessary and then move Jarrett’s meter out to the road. Wellmeier seconded the motion. Voting aye: Bennett, Hosier, Nepple, Paradee, Smith Gary, Spieth, Wellmeier. Voting nay: None. Motion carried: 7-0.

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I

Nepple moved to hire Joe Carlson as Equipment Operator I  at $9.79 Range 8 Step C, due to his experience and providing he passes all pre employment requirements. Paradee seconded the motion. Voting aye: Bennett, Hosier, Nepple, Paradee, Smith Gary, Spieth, Wellmeier. Voting nay: None. Motion carried: 7-0.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Nepple moved to go into executive session for 10 minutes from 7:16 pm to 7:26 pm for personnel matters of non-elected personnel with Council, Mayor, City Attorney, City Administrator and City Clerk in attendance. Spieth seconded the motion. Voting aye: Bennett, Hosier, Nepple, Paradee, Smith Gary, Spieth, Wellmeier. Voting nay: None. Motion carried: 7-0.

EMPLOYEE RESIGNATION – DEE MORRISON CAVINESS

Nepple moved to accept the resignation of Dee Morrison Caviness being the last day worked March 27, 2009, in Good Standing providing she fulfill her 2 week obligation. Paradee seconded the motion. Voting aye: Bennett, Hosier, Nepple, Paradee, Smith Gary, Spieth, Wellmeier. Voting nay: None. Motion carried: 7-0.

RESOLUTION #386

Nepple moved to approve Resolution #386 – A Resolution Finding That The Structures Located at 535 W. Mulberry Street Is Unsafe and Dangerous, and Directing That the Structures Be Removed and the Premises Made Safe and Secure. Bennett seconded the motion. Voting aye: Bennett, Hosier, Nepple, Paradee, Smith Gary, Spieth, Wellmeier. Voting nay: None. Motion carried: 7-0.

APPOINTMENT TO COLUMBUS HOUSING AUTHORITY – GRANT SPIETH

Smith Gary moved to accept the Mayor’s appoint of Grant Spieth to the Columbus Housing Authority Board as his current term expires 4/1/2009. This will extend his term to 4/1/2013. Wellmeier seconded the motion. Voting aye: Bennett, Nepple, Paradee, Smith Gary, Wellmeier. Voting nay: None. Abstaining: Hosier, Spieth. Motion carried: 5-0 2-A.

ADJOURNMENT

Nepple moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:49 pm. Bennett seconded the motion. Voting aye: Bennett, Hosier, Nepple, Paradee, Smith Gary, Spieth, Wellmeier. Voting nay: None. Motion carried: 7-0.

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