GOODLAND CITY COMMISSION
April 19, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Meeting was called to order by Mayor Brian Linin with Vice-Mayor Annette Fairbanks, Commissioner Gary Farris, Commissioner Gwen Mai and Commissioner John Garcia responding to roll call.
Also present were Rich Simon–Public Works Superintendent, Joni Showalter-Police Chief, Sami Philbrick- Museum Director, Alex Weis- Code Enforcement, Suzanne McClure-Economic Development, Brian James-Fire Chief, Dustin Bedore-Electric Superintendent, Jake Kling-City Attorney, Sharmis Blake-Deputy City Clerk and Andrew Finzen-City Manager.
Mayor Linin led Pledge of Allegiance
- 06/05/17 Commission Meeting Minutes
- Appropriation Ordinances 2017-12;2017-12A,2017-P12
ON A MOTION Commissioner Garcia to approve Consent Agenda seconded by Commissioner Mai, MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0
ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS
- ORDINANCE 1705: Amending Home Occupancies in R-1 Zones – Andrew stated, Rochelle Kling would like to move her massage therapy business to her home. City Code does not allow for such use in a R-1 zone. This ordinance amends the use table in code to allow a massage business in her home as she is requesting. Code allows hair salons and this will allow her to have one work station in her house. Rochelle asked the Commission if they had any questions. ON A MOTION by Commissioner Garcia to approve Ordinance 1705: Amending Home Occupancies in R-1 Zone seconded by Commissioner Farris. MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0.
- RESOLUTION 1508: TAP Grant Application – Andrew stated, the present brick project between 10th and 11th Streets on Main is funded with a grant through the Transportation Alternative Program (TAP). The City applied for a three block project from 8th to 11th Street but was only awarded the block from 10th to 11th. This application is for another block from 9th to 10th Street with City cost share estimated at $268,000. KDOT’s match is 80%. ON A MOTION by Vice-Mayor Fairbanks to approve RESOLUTION 1508: TAP Grant Application seconded by Commissioner Mai. MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0.
- RESOLUTION 1509: 1008 Main Emergency Declaration – Andrew stated, owner of property at 1008 Main was in town June 14th. Alex and I were allowed to do a walk through inspection of property. The roof will need to be replaced entirely, the second floor will need to be shored up because of the gaping holes and weak points, basement walls have black mold from water damage and a structural wall has been removed. This Resolution would declare the property as a danger allowing the City to barricade and block access to property by anyone. ON A MOTION by Commissioner Mai to approve Resolution 1509: 1008 Main Emergency Declaration seconded by Vice-Mayor Fairbanks. MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0.
BOARD AND COMMISSION APPIONTMENTS
- Museum Board – Andrew stated, Megan Thomas was recommended by Sami for a three-year term. ON A MOTION by Commissioner Garcia to appoint Megan Thomas to a three-year term to Museum Board seconded by Vice-Mayor Fairbanks. MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0.
- Airport Board – Andrew stated, two applicants for Airport Board are Rich Weigand and Dustin Stephenson. Rich is seeking reappointment while Dustin is seeking to be a new board appointment. Since the Airport board only meets every other month they have not made their recommendation. ON A MOTION by Vice-Mayor Fairbanks to appoint Dustin Stephenson to a three-year term to the Airport Board seconded by Commissioner Mai. MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0.
- UNFIT STRUCTURE: 1008 MAIN – Andrew stated, continuing the discussion from Resolution 1509, the Commission needs to determine the next step after property is secured. There will need to be engineers, architects and/or contractors involved to determine what will need to be done to proceed with building. ON A MOTION by Commissioner Garcia to postpone the decision of the outcome of the building until more information is available seconded by Vice- Mayor Fairbanks. MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0.
- UNFIT STRUCTURE: 1619 KANSAS – Andrew stated, the Commission tabled further action on this property until this meeting to allow Tohanna Thompson time to provide documentation showing she has authorization to make improvements to property. Tohanna stated, I have not been successful on finding the home owners and ask for more time. Vice–Mayor Fairbanks asked Jake his opinion on the situation. Jake stated, not knowing how much in back taxes are owed, he would request bids for demolition, which would still give the property owner thirty days and keep the process moving forward. ON A MOTION by Commissioner Garcia to give Tohanna Thompson thirty additional days to find property owner to provide authorization to make improvements to property seconded by Commissioner Farris. MOTION carried on a VOTE of 3-2 with Vice-Mayor Fairbanks and Commissioner Mai casting the dissenting votes.
- UNFIT STRUCTURE: 811 HWY 24 – Andrew stated, property was tabled at last meeting due to requirement for an environmental study and asbestos assessment on property before demolition can proceed. ON A MOTION by Commissioner Farris to table property until we receive results of testing seconded by Commissioner Garcia. MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0.
- Truck Bid Award – Andrew stated, bids were received for both new and used pickups from Herl Chevrolet and Dan Brenner Ford to replace the truck that was totaled in accident. Insurance paid about $19,000 and money has been transferred from another line item for a total of $21,000 to purchase pickup. Commission reviewed bids, considering the price of used and new pickups. ON A MOTION by Commissioner Farris to purchase 2013 F-150 with 18,300 miles from Dan Brenner Ford in the amount of $18,087 seconded by Commissioner Mai. MOTION carried on a VOTE of 5-0.
- CEMETERY CONDITIONS – Andrew stated, the condition of the cemetery grounds have been the cause of many complaints to the City Manager, as well as the Commission and Cemetery Board members. Cemetery Board met on June 8th with caretakers, Brett and Jill Beringer to discuss the issues. Brett stated, we are happy to hear any questions the Commission has on issue. Vice-Mayor Fairbanks asked, what has actually happened out there? Brett stated, we have sprayed for grubs and weeds. The weeds are controlled which has caused a lot of dead spots. The City spent $7,000 on grub killer but there should have been a grub killer going down every year. Commissioner Farris asked, what kind of chemical have you used for weeds? Brett stated, 2-4 D and a pre-emergent. We have taken a lot of trees and hedges down also. Vice-Mayor Fairbanks asked Cemetery Board what they feel about issue? Jan Lohr, Board Member stated, we would like to have a chemical analysis done before anymore money is put into the grounds. Carol McClure introduced herself and voiced her dissatisfaction of how bad the cemetery looks with the amount of moisture Goodland has experienced.
- City Managers Report- 1. Next meeting should be July 3rd but with the holiday being Tuesday we need to know if there will be a quorum. He recommended moving the meeting to July 10th. Consensus of the Commission is to move the July 3rd meeting to July 10th then the next meeting July 17th will still work. 2. Water line project is moving along steadily. I will be having a progress meeting with the contractors. Brick street project has had instances of bad bricks being shipped from manufacturer which has set them back, but the project is still moving along. They have three weeks to have the streets back open to public. 4. Fog sealing will be taking place June 22nd and June 23rd. 5. Airport T-Hangers have been painted and look nice.
MAYOR AND COMMISSION REPORTS
- Commissioner Reports
Commissioner Farris- No Report
Commissioner Garcia-1. Ask how the KDOT signs were coming along. Andrew said they was coming along as planned.
Commissioner Mai- No Report
Vice- Mayor Fairbanks–No Report
- Mayors Report– No Report
- Executive Session – Under authority K.S.A. 75-4319 (b)(1) for consultation with attorney for the body or agency which would be deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship– Mayor Linin made a motion at 6:25 p.m. to recess into executive session under authority of K.S.A. 75-4319 (b)(1) for consultation with an attorney for the body or agency which would be deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship for fifteen minutes. I request only the Commission be present. Commissioner Garcia seconded the motion. MOTION carried by a VOTE of 5 to 0. Meeting resumed at 6:40 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT WAS HAD ON A MOTION by Commissioner Garcia seconded by Vice-Mayor Fairbanks. Motion carried by unanimous VOTE, meeting Adjourned at 6.40 p.m.
ATTEST: Brian Linin, Mayor
Sharmis Blake, Deputy City Clerk