November 18, 2019 Commission Minutes

November 18, 2019 Commission Minutes

November 18, 2019 Commission Minutes

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Regular Meeting

November 18, 2019                                                                                                                     5:00 P.M.

Mayor Brian Linin called the meeting to order with Vice-Mayor Jay Dee Brumbaugh, Commissioner Annette Fairbanks, Commissioner John Garcia, and Commissioner Jacque Schields responding to roll call. 

Also present were Rich Simon – Director of Public Works, Joni Showalter-Police Chief, Suzanne McClure – Economic Development Director, Mary Volk – City Clerk, and Andrew Finzen – City Manager. 

Mayor Linin led Pledge of Allegiance


  1. 24/7 Travel Store Community Improvement District (CID) – Mayor Linin opened public hearing at 5:00 p.m.  No public comment so Mayor Linin closed hearing at 5:01 p.m.


  1. J.J. Howard – I have three items citizens have discussed with me.  1.  A citizen took their dog to the dog park and had an officer inform them that residents of Goodland cannot use park. Everyone should be able to use the dog park, whether you are citizen or traveler.  Joni stated, I would like to reach out to you to get information to follow-up on this.  My officers use the park so I would like to get details to look into concern.  2.  When Rusty Fritz owned the warehouse mall at end of Main Street, he got a letter that required repair of the windows and roof to keep property off the nuisance list.   That letter should have passed on to next owner, Brian Linin.  Mayor Linin stated, we have replaced the roof, which was a large expense but have not addressed the windows.  J.J. stated, the windows need repaired, you request such of everyone else.  3.  Street sweeping has been lax in City; they used to sweep Main Street every Friday.  Rich stated, we sweep Main Street every Friday.  It is hard to hit all streets and keep ahead of leaves blowing.


  1. 11/04/19 Commission Meeting Minutes
  2. Appropriation Ordinances: 2019-22, 2019-22A, and 2019-P22
  3. Appointment of Abby Killingsworth to the Parks & Recreation/Tree Board
  4. Confirming Eligible Costs of $1,946,239.85 for Holiday Inn Express CID

ON A MOTION by Commissioner Garcia to approve Consent Agenda seconded by Commissioner Schields.  MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0.


  1. Ordinance 1729: 24/7 Travel Store CID – Kevin Cowan from Gilmore Bell was present by telephone.  Kevin stated, the CID process is petition and property owner driven.  This project is petitioned by owner of 24/7 store.  Kansas Statute states if CID involves a sales tax that a public hearing is required, even if petition includes 100% of property owners.  Publication for public hearing was as required, giving a map of the district.  This project includes 8,100 square feet building including the restaurant and travel store.  Estimated costs for project are $4,900,000.  As requested, the CID implements a 2% sales tax.  Estimations for sales tax revenue at 2% for twenty-two years is $1,000,000 on pay as you go basis.  Definition of eligible project costs for a sales tax is very broad.  On this project, all costs are eligible for sales tax over twenty-two years.  There is a big difference between expected sales tax collections and project expenses.  Expected commencement of sales tax is January 1, 2021.  Focus of property owner is the City continuing to work with him to proceed on project.  State needs one calendar quarter notice to implement the sales tax.  Mid-year 2020 we will send ordinance to Department of Revenue to ensure they are ready for January 1st collection date.  Owner plans to continue with construction so it is complete by January 1, 2021.  Mayor Linin asked, do you have expected start date for construction?  Kevin stated, I believe late in first or early second quarter 2020, which is how we determined commencement date of sales tax.  Commissioner Garcia asked, so the 2% sales tax will go toward all construction of project?  Kevin stated, yes.  Commissioner Garcia asked, how is he coming with food vendor?  Kevin stated, I cannot answer that tonight.  ON A MOTION by Commissioner Garcia to approve Ordinance 1729: 24/7 Travel Store CID seconded by Commissioner Fairbanks.  MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0.


  1. City Manager – 1.  As a reminder, offices will be closed for the holiday November 28 and 29.  2. Letters of support were mailed to KDOT today.  Everyone was copied on the email I sent.  3.  Everyone is invited to the City Christmas party December 7th at 5:00 p.m. at V.F.W.  4. City crews are pouring the lane for Holiday Inn Express tomorrow.  Hoping to wrap project up before we get more cold weather.  5.  We are wrapping up the end of the year with budgets and evaluations.
  2. City Clerk – Mary reported that Shauna Johnson and the Junior Commission attended the S.A.F.E. conference in Topeka last week; it was a good experience for Junior Commission.  Staff is working on CMB license renewals, just finished health assessments, continue scanning grant files, continue updating meters in Tantalus System, opening of Audit RFP this week, along with daily operations.
  3. Commissioners

Vice-Mayor Brumbaugh –  1.  Has alley concern from last meeting been addressed?  Andrew stated, yes alley has been fixed.

Commissioner Fairbanks – 1.  No Report 

Commissioner Garcia – 1.  Thank you J.J. and looking forward to moving ahead with new commissioners.

Commissioner Schields – 1.  No Report 

  • Mayor 1.  No Report 

 ADJOURNMENT WAS HAD ON A MOTION Commissioner Garcia seconded by Commissioner Fairbanks.  Motion carried by unanimous VOTE, meeting adjourned at 5:250 p.m.  Next meeting is scheduled for December 2, 2019.


ATTEST:                                                                               Brian Linin, Mayor


Mary P. Volk, City Clerk