Regular Council Meeting - May 9, 2012

07/12/2012 21:36



                                         MAY 9, 2012                               7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:   Scott Huss, Randy Snyder, Kevin Lackey, Lori Kelley and Jerry Twombly. (7:05 p.m.)

ALSO PRESENT:  Melanie Hollabaugh, Jim Gilmore, Mike Batchelder, Dennis Snyder, Dennis Lentz, Dorothy Diveley, Ted Collins, Brandon Whetstine, Pam Twombly and Bill Butrick.

PRESIDING:   Mayor Ken Stewart.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. with a quorum present.

Randy Snyder moved to approve the minutes of the last Regular Council Meeting held April 11, 2012. Kevin Lackey 2nd, motion carried 4-0.

Scott Huss moved to approve the bills for the month of April, 2012.  Randy Snyder 2nd, motion carried




Dorothy Diveley of the Pride Committee stated that the City Clean-Up Day went really well and presented a bill from Miller Trash Service for $150.60 to be paid by the City.  Mrs. Diveley further asked the City for permission to put the banners back up.  Mayor Stewart asked Mrs. Diveley to talk to Aaron Leach to figure out what could be done with the brackets. 

Mayor Stewart asked if anyone present would like to be in charge of the 4th of July activities or if they knew of anyone who would be willing to do so. 


Kevin Lackey moved to authorize the Mayor, City Clerk, Assistant Clty Clerk, City Treasurer, and Police Chief to sign all City financial accounts including City CD’s and other documents as needed and for one stamped signature and two live signatures to be required on the City’s main account.  Scott Huss 2nd, motion carried.

Scott Huss moved to appoint The Kansas Chief as the official City Newspaper for 2012. Lori Kelley 2nd, motion carried.

Randy Snyder moved to appoint The Bank of Highland as the official City Depository for 2012.  Lori Kelley 2nd, motion carried.

Scott Huss moved to appoint Jerry Twombly as Council President for 2012. Randy Snyder 2nd, motion carried.

Scott Huss moved to leave Council Committees the same as recommended by Mayor Stewart. Kevin Lackey 2nd, motion carried.

Jerry Twombly moved to appoint the Board of Zoning Appeals for 2012 with no changes.  The Board is as follows: Larry O’Bryan, Mike Batchelder, Robert Powell, Mike Parker and Randy Snyder.  Kevin Lackey 2nd, motion carried.

Randy Snyder moved to appoint all City Employees to their current positions for 2012. Jerry Twombly 2nd, motion carried.

Mayor Stewart stated that Aaron Leach had asked about exchanging property with RFD#2 concerning the old City Shop (owned by the City) and the two south bays at current City Shop(owned by RFD#2).  Mayor Stewart asked the Council to make a decision at the next Regular Council meeting.

Mayor Stewart asked to go into executive session to discuss legal matters concerning the selling of water to RWD #6. 

7:11 p.m.  Scott Huss moved to go into executive session for 20 minutes to discuss legal matters and for City Attorney Ted Collins and City Clerk Bill Butrick to remain.  Randy Snyder 2nd, motion carried.

7:31 p.m.  Kevin Lackey moved to come out of executive session.  Randy Snyder 2nd, motion carried.

Mayor Stewart presented bids from Herzog Contracting Corp and Hamm Asphalt Inc. for street asphalting.  He stated that we are still waiting on a bid from Kings Construction.  Jerry Twombly asked if the City Maintenance crew could mill out some of the old asphalt on E. Penn St. before the overlay was done.  Kevin Lackey asked if E. Spring St. could be added to the bid where the culvert was placed at the bottom of the high school hill.  Randy Snyder asked about extending the asphalt  overlay being done on E. Penn Street to go as far as S. Carolina St.

Scott Huss moved to authorize the Mayor, City Attorney and City Clerk to continue negotiations with RWD #6 for the possible sale of water.  Lori Kelly 2nd, motion carried.

Mayor Stewart asked the Street and Alley Committee to look into the drainage issue on N. Nebraska St. and bring a recommendation to the next Regular Meeting.

7:40 p.m.  Scott Huss moved to adjourn.  Kevin Lackey 2nd, motion carried.