Council Meeting Minutes 12/19/22

Author: City of Minneola/Friday, January 20, 2023/Categories: General News, Minutes

MINNEOLA CITY COUNCIL MEETS                                    December 19, 2022

The Minneola City Council met in regular session December 19, 2022, in the Civic Connection. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m., with the following Council members present: Chad Kirk, Dustin Laudick, and Marvin Jensen.  Mayor Carol Sibley presided.

Jason Walker presented the revised Minneola video. The music had to be changed due to music rights. Jason added items to the video including the Long Term Care Unit, inside of the Library, Fire Department, EMS, and the land that is being purchased. Jason confirmed he will email the final copy to City Hall and also bring a copy on a zip drive. Chad made a motion to accept the video and pay Jason the final amount due, Marvin seconded, motion passed 3/0.

Mike Klein, Surveyor for the Super 54 Inn, did not appear before the Council. A copy of the City letter sent to Mike Klein and Alfred Rathod, concerning the splitting of the lots, was furnished to each Councilman.

Marvin made a motion to approve the minutes from November 21, 2022, and November 30, 2022, Chad seconded, motion passed 3/0.

Computer printouts showing the financial status for the month of October were reviewed. There were no questions.

Copies of the paperwork for the CCLIP project were sent to Attorney Koon on October 28, 2022. There have been a few changes taking place. Tyler will call Attorney Koon with the changes.

The new Civic Connection vacuum was received along with the accessories and 100 filter bags. The Senior Group reimbursed the City for ½ of the costs on 12/14/22.

Reminder that the Council meeting date for January 2023, has been changed to Tuesday, January 17, due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Tyler Knox, City Manager, and Brenda Stewart, City Clerk, met with ENEL and reviewed the funding they have supplied. The current remaining funds will be used by the fire department for Santa Claus treats and lights, and then will be used to help citizens in the community. Brenda has contacted USD 219, and they will provide the quantity of Minneola Bucks needed to help families. ENEL plans to help fund a kiosk at the Den park. Tyler is looking into pricing and designs for the kiosk. ENEL would also like to help with the proposed daycare.

Tyler called Gibson Tree Service and they will provide a quote for grinding the tree stumps in the Community Park. He will also call Juarez Landscaping for a quote.

Mark Davis, Davis Roofing, is still behind, but plans to order in the tin for the pool roof.

The paperwork is signed for the land acquisition, but Attorney Koon will need to verify that the correct paperwork is done and not changed. We also need a final buyer’s statement. The RHID will not be finalized until the land acquisition is complete.

The Council asked Tyler about the streetscape issues that Michele Warren brought to the Council meeting in October. Tyler said he will email Paul Stoner, EBH. The street issue will be fixed in the Spring.

The Council inquired about the handrail in front of Hometown Market and also the guardrail at US 54 and Front Street. Tyler will contact Building Solutions for an update.

The Business Association ‘Holiday Spotlight’ open houses have been happening since December 6. The grand prize drawing, for $200 Minneola Bucks, will be held at City Hall tomorrow at noon. The Council drew Penny McAllister’s name out of the City Hall open house box for $50.00 in Minneola Bucks.

Minneola trash day is changing to Mondays starting in January 2023. The exception will be the first Monday because of it being New Year’s Day holiday, pick-up will be on Tuesday, January 3.

The Council reviewed the two cereal malt beverage applications for 2023. Marvin made a motion to approve the two applications once they fill in the missing information, Dustin seconded, motion passed 3/0.

The State of Kansas contract with the City of Minneola, signed on 8/29/91, for construction of the Civic Connection has been found. The final cost was $245,124. The breakdown for the financing was: CDBG funds $119,603, City funds $78,231, and Council on Aging funds $47,290. There are no restrictions in the contract for use of the building.

Tyler and Brenda attended the Minneola Business Association meeting in December. Other members asked about the worn-out deer by the big Christmas tree on Hwy 54. Council agreed that we should start to look for new ones.

The City received the wind farm payment from Clark County, and it has been deposited.

Tyler will get bids for spray foam insulation for the ceiling at the City shop. This should help with the heating costs.

Dustin made a motion to go into executive session for 15 minutes to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel, Marvin seconded, motion passed 3/0. Executive session started at 8:15 pm with Council, Mayor, Manager, and Clerk present. Executive session ended at 8:30 pm.

Marvin made a motion to increase the salary for the pool manager to $5,000 for the summer and increase starting pay for lifeguards to $8.50/hour and increase returning guards pay accordingly, Chad seconded, motion passed 3/0. Tyler will talk to the recommended pool manager to confirm that she accepts the position.

Marvin made a motion to raise the returning summer maintenance position to $11.00/hour, Dustin seconded, motion passed 3/0. Tyler is to confirm that the person is planning to return and accepts the position.

VSP vision insurance information was handed out to the Council. There are four plans to pick from. Chad made a motion to proceed with vision insurance, to be paid by the City, and go with plan #1, Dustin seconded, motion passed 3/0.

Tyler mentioned that we have been having issues with the south well air relief valve. The valve has been replaced and the well is up and running.

Marvin made a motion to approve the bills as presented, Dustin seconded, motion passed 3/0.

Marvin made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Dustin seconded, motion passed 3/0. Meeting adjourned at 8:55 pm.

City Clerk



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