October 17, 2022 Commission Minutes
GOODLAND CITY COMMISSION
October 17, 2022 5:00 P.M.
Mayor Aaron Thompson called the meeting to order with Vice-Mayor J. J. Howard, Commissioner Jason Showalter, Commissioner Ann Myers and Commissioner Brook Redlin responding to roll call.
Also present were Dustin Bedore – Director of Electric Utilities, Frank Hayes – Chief of Police, Kenton Keith – Director of Streets and Facilities, Neal Thornburg – Director of Water and Wastewater, Danny Krayca – Director of Parks, Jeff Dinkel – Code Enforcement/Building Official, Shauna Johnson – Deputy City Clerk and Kent Brown – City Manager.
Mayor Thompson led Pledge of Allegiance
- Unfit Structure 516 W Hwy 24 Lot 309 – Mayor Thompson opened public hearing at 5:01 P.M. Owner has no intention of protesting, hearing was closed at 5:03 P.M.
- Unfit Structure 516 W Hwy 24 Lot 417 – Mayor Thompson opened public hearing 5:04 P.M. Owner has no intentions of protesting, hearing was closed at 5:05 P.M.
Frankie Hayes – Chief of Police introduced new employee Rob Johnson. Rob will be attending Academy November 28th and will graduate in March.
- 10-03-22 Commission Meeting Minutes
- Appropriation Ordinances: 2022-20; 2022-20A, and 2022-P20
- Public Transportations Assistance Grant Approval
- ON A MOTION by Commissioner Redlin to approve Consent Agenda seconded by Commissioner Myers. MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0.
ORDINANES AND RESOLUTIONS
- Resolution 1602 – Unfit Structure Notice 1514 Caldwell Ave – Jeff informed commission he had tried to contact owner and has not heard back from him. ON A MOTION by Commissioner Showalter to approve Resolutions 1602 Unfit Structure Notice 1514 Caldwell Ave.directing that the structure at 1514 Caldwell be repaired or removed seconded by Vice-Mayor Howard. MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0.
- Resolution 1604 – Unfit Structure Notice 516 W Hwy 24 Lot 309 – Jeff informed commission repairs to fix the home are past the value of the home. Mayor Thompson asked, what is procedure since this property is a titled piece of property? My question is will the cost be assessed to the land owner or trailer owner. ON A MOTION by Commissioner Myers to table Resolution 1604 Unfit Structure Notice 516 W Hwy 24 Lot 309until we receive clarification how costs will be assessed seconded by Vice-Mayor Howard. MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0.
- Resolution 1605 – Unfit Structure Notice 516 W Hwy 24 Lot 417 –ON A MOTION by Vice-Mayor Howard to table Resolution 1605 Unfit Structure Notice 516 W Hwy 24 Lot 417 until we receive clarification how costs will be assessed seconded by Commissioner Showalter. MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0.
- Ordinance 1761 – Request to rezone 905 W 16th St. – Kent stated, the Zoning Commission held a public hearing where a discussion was had with the applicant. Within discussion, the applicant talked about building a home on the property in the future. Given that information the zoning commission and the applicant agreed there may be a better plan of action. ON A MOTION by Mayor Thompson to table Ordinance 1761 Request to rezone 905 W 16th St. seconded by Commissioner Redlin. Motion carried on a VOTE of 5-0.
- Resolution 1606 – Personnel Manual Amendments – Kent stated, this resolution addresses how holidays are paid for shift officers, the physical medical examination policy for employees returning to work after various events, revisions on wording regarding the computer and internet policy and a standard procedure for employees who are on the volunteer fire department. ON A MOTION by Commissioner Showalter to approve Resolution 1606Personnel Manual Amendments seconded by Commissioner Redlin. Motion carried on a VOTE of 5-0.
- Sherman County Fire District #1 Board – Review of Fire Apparatus Purchase with Reserve Funds – Mike Cochran and Kevin Zimmerman from the Sherman County Fire Board were present to discuss their plans to use City fire reserve funds to purchase a new fire truck. The new truck will cost $431,970, with $250,000 of total being paid from the reserve fund the City already turned over to the county. Mayor Thompson stated he trusts the Fire Board to make these decisions with large purchases.
- November 8th Sales Tax Ballot Issue Q&A Publication – Kent presented a Q & A publication that would be circulated in the public to help answer questions concerning the upcoming Sales Tax Ballot issue. Mayor Thompson asked, about the sales tax break down and where we get the sales tax that the City receives from the State of Kansas. Commissioner Showalter asked, where will these be distributed? Kent stated, it will posted at the City Office, Library, Post Office and in the Newspaper.
- 2022 League Legislative Dinner – Colby – Kent reminded commissioners of the legislative meeting. I will be attending if any of you would like to attend.
- City Manager – 1. First Annual Capturing the County Celebrations is November 5th at the Price Convention Center (formerly the Elks). 2. Transportation Van was picked up last Friday. After one week of service, drivers have enjoyed the smaller van. Thomas County van was returned and I will be attending a meeting to thank them in person. 3. City staff met with School Officials and Andrew Bruner from EBH. The stop signs at 11th and Wyoming will the flipped to try and help with flow of traffic. 4. Waste water treatment plant is still being sand blasted. The project has is taking more time than expected due to equipment break down. Once the sand blasting is done City staff will continue with repairs. 5. A concern in future is the electric budget. With the power purchase price rising there will be a budget amendment hearing.
- City Commissioners
Vice-Mayor Howard – No Report
Commissioner Showalter – No Report
Commissioner Myers – No Report
Commissioner Redlin – No Report
- Mayor Thompson– No Report
ADJOURNMENT WAS HAD ON A MOTION BY Commissioner Redlin seconded by Commissioner Myers. Motion carried by unanimous VOTE, meeting adjourned at 5:52 p.m. Next meeting is scheduled for November 7, 2022
ATTEST: Aaron Thompson, Mayor
Shauna Johnson, Deputy City Clerk