October 4, 2021 Commission Meeting Minutes

October 4, 2021 Commission Meeting Minutes

October 4, 2021 Commission Meeting Minutes

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Regular Meeting

October 4, 2021                                                                                                                    5:00 P.M.

Mayor John Garcia called the meeting to order with Vice-Mayor Jay Dee Brumbaugh, Commissioner Aaron Thompson, Commissioner J. J. Howard and Commissioner Gary Farris responding to roll call. 

Also present were Joshua Jordan – IT Director, Kenton Keith – Director of Streets and Facilities, Neal Thornburg – Director of Water and Wastewater, Danny Krayca – Director of Parks, Mary Volk – City Clerk and Cherise Tieben – Interim City Manager.

Mayor Garcia led Pledge of Allegiance

Approval of Agenda – ON A MOTION by Vice-Mayor Brumbaugh to approve Agenda as presented seconded by Commissioner Howard.  MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0. 



  1. Public Power Week Proclamation – Mayor Garcia proclaimed the week of October 3rd through 9th, 2021 as Public Power Week in the City of Goodland, Kansas. 


  1. 09/20/21 Special Commission Work Session Meeting Minutes
  2. 09/20/21 Commission Meeting Minutes
  3. Appropriation Ordinances: 2021-19, 2021-19A, and 2021-P19
  4. CMB License Application: Conoco Travel Shoppe

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


  1. Release of Utilities Easement – Plains Property, Inc. – Cherise stated, this is the same situation as last meeting for vacation of utility easement; this is the lot to the south.  We have no need for utilities at location in future so asking to release easement.  Commissioner Thompson asked, does this clear up all easements that we are aware of?  Cherise stated, yes, to the best of our knowledge.    ON A MOTION by Commissioner Farris to approve the release of utility easement for Plains Property, Inc. seconded by Commissioner Howard.  MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0. 
  2. Services Agreement with IMA – Cherise stated, we received six proposals for health insurance brokers.  The committee interviewed four, recommending IMA provide service moving forward.  IMA has dedicated staff to work with our account, dedicated claims personnel and we are familiar with them through our workman’s compensation insurance.  The League of Kansas Municipalities is interested in working with them in near future with a health insurance pool, which may be beneficial to the City.  They are familiar with working with claims in multi-state areas.  IMA is $2,000 more but in the agreement we negotiated that if they receive commission from our policy, the commission reduces our premium until it is $0.  They are required to submit a report annually of commissions to the City.  I would like to thank the benefit committee for their good work.  Mayor Garcia stated, I feel this will relieve stress for staff and the Commission appreciates the committee work.   ON A MOTION by Vice-Mayor Brumbaugh to approve the Services Agreement with IMA effective November 1st seconded by Commissioner Thompson.  MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0.   


  1. Parks & Recreation Tree Board Applications – Mary stated, there are three applications for reappointment to the Parks & Recreation Tree Board.  There are still two openings on board.  ON A MOTION by Commissioner Farris to approve reappointment of Christie Rasure, Dana Belshe, and Michael Bretz to the Parks & Recreation Tree Board seconded by Commissioner Howard.  MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0.  


  1. Interim City Manager – 1.    KDHE recently completed an inspection of City water facilities and asked if the City would donate one of our chlorine houses to a smaller Kansas community.  We do not use them and have no use for them; I understand they are twenty years old.  In researching the value for one of them, there is a range of prices depending on the size.  We would like direction from Commission.  Mayor Garcia asked, do we know where it is going?  Neal stated, he did not say where, just that it was a community that only had about sixteen services.  Consensus of the Commission is to donate the chlorine house to the community if we do not need anymore. 
  2. City Commissioners

Commissioner Thompson – 1.  No Report 

Vice-Mayor Brumbaugh – 1.  No Report 

Commissioner Howard – 1.  Thank the employees for their hard work.

Commissioner Farris – 1.  Things look good around town. 

  • Mayor 1.  Thank the employees for their work.

ADJOURNMENT WAS HAD ON A MOTION BY Vice-Mayor Brumbaugh seconded by Commissioner Thompson.  Motion carried by unanimous VOTE, meeting adjourned at 5:12 p.m.  Next meeting is scheduled for October 18, 2021. 


ATTEST:                                                                               John Garcia, Mayor


Mary P. Volk, City Clerk