Author: City of Minneola/Monday, July 27, 2020/Categories: General News, Minutes
MINNEOLA CITY COUNCIL MEETS July 20, 2020
The Minneola City Council met in regular session July 20, 2020, in the Civic Connection. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m., with the following council members present: Marvin Jensen, Shawn Conard, Carol Tedford, Wesley Orr, and Dustin Laudick. Mayor Carol Sibley presided. The Council met with COVID 19 regulations being met.
Minutes of the June 8, 2020, meeting previously mailed out were reviewed. Shawn made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Marvin seconded. Motion passed 5/0.
Computer print-outs showing the financial status for the month of June were reviewed. There were no questions.
Amber Harder met with the Council concerning a code violation letter she received for having chickens. Amber stated that she has had the chickens for 3 years and that they are all small birds. She mentioned that their family eats the eggs and the chickens are a 4-H project. It was noted that other cities have changed their ordinances to allow chickens. The Council agreed to have Amber work with Patrick Williams on possible changes to the ordinance and bring it to the next Council meeting for review.
Diane Beebe from the Nutrition Council met with the Council concerning the Civic Center. There were also numerous citizens at the Civic Center to support the Civic Center for senior citizens. Diane brought up the following points:
Dr. Shawn Conard, Mayor Carol Sibley, and City Manager Patrick Williams spoke and wanted to clarify a few items:
All agreed to the following:
Dr. Shawn Conard left the meeting at 8:03 pm.
Diane Beebe and guests left the meeting.8:05 pm.
The Swimming Pool, in the past, has had to close when school started due to lifeguard availability. It was discussed having the pool stay open longer if the Kansas State Board of Education accepts the Governor’s mandate to open the schools in September in lieu of August. The Council agreed to keep the pool open through Labor Day if school is still out.
The Council agreed to send Galen Rankin a thank you note and gift certificate for painting the flag on the old fire station door.
The City sales tax revenue is still looking fine compared to last year’s numbers.
Clean Up Day will be held on July 25 and items will be picked up in the alleys.
Carol Tedford made a motion to go into executive session for 10 minutes for discussion of acquisition of real estate, Marvin seconded, motion passed 4/0. Council, Mayor, City Manager and City employees were in attendance. Executive session started at 8:15 pm and ended at 8:25 pm. No action was taken.
Patrick Williams handed out paperwork on the COVID 19 Relief Fund. This included County Resolution 2020-09, the breakdown of how the funds are being distributed, a list of COVID costs to Minneola to date and a listing of items that are still needed.
Dr. Shawn Conard arrived back at the meeting 8:30 pm.
Review of the COVID funding was continued. Patrick mentioned that there are some items not included on the list. This included pricing from B & D Lock and Key for keyless pads at the Civic Connection, 2 laptop computers and 1 printer. The funds we receive must be spent by December 31. The Council asked for clarification on whether we send the bills to the County or do we purchase and then get reimbursed. Patrick will get with Allison Kuhns who is in charge of the CARE Act to get clarification.
Bills Submitted for Approval
Carol T. made a motion to approve the bills, Dustin seconded, motion passed 5/0.
Wesley made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Marvin seconded, motion passed 5/0. Meeting adjourned 8:47 pm.
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