City of Canton Council Meeting
June 10, 2015
Mayor Earl Maltbie called the City Council Meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. on June 10, 2015. All members answered roll call, except Terry Gribble who was absent. Marty Grill, City Clerk, Mark Barnett, Police Chief were present. Darren Roller, Maintenance Supervisor was absent. Tim Karstetter, City Attorney arrived at 6:04 p.m. Tony Wedel was present from the public sector.
Gabe Griffith moved and Cathy Morgan seconded to approve the agenda as presented. Motion approved 4-0.
Gabe Griffith moved and Kandee Prieb seconded to approve the Consent Agenda (which includes the prior meeting minutes, payment of expenditure approval report dated 05/15/2015 to 06/10/2015, payroll and May financial statements). Motion approved 4-0.
There was no public forum as no one was present to discuss anything.
Tony Wedel, former council member, gave a brief presentation of the annual budget process taking the council through the complete budget explaining all funds with their respective revenues and expenditures, the general process for constructing the budget in conjunction with the outside auditors that perform this service for the city. He also answered any questions that council had.
Next was the discussion of the First Street project with which CBDG grant funds will finance the repaving of the street. Jessie Sullivan of BG Consultants, the engineering firm for the project, was in town and did a walk-through of the street with Mayor Maltbie, Councilman Gribble and Clerk Grill. Earl reported that the street will be six feet more narrow to make the funds fit the project as per his discussion with Jessie.
Cathy Morgan moved and Gabe Griffith seconded a motion to allow a new bank account to be set up for the CBDG grant funds for the First Street project and that $198,544.00 to be transferred from the General Fund Streets part of the budget as was budgeted to the new bank account at State Bank of Canton for this purpose. Motion approved 4-0.
Mark Barnett gave his police report. He reported that the Dodge Charger police car was in the shop at Canton Service Center for repairs to the air conditioner. He presented the council with an estimate for the repairs. Cathy Morgan moved and Gabe Griffith seconded the motion to approve an estimate for $1,078.79 total cost from Canton Service Center for parts and labor to do the repairs to the police car. Motion approved 4-0.
Kandee Prieb leaves at 6:43 p.m.
Mark also discussed with the council regarding the possibility of an ATV permit for farmers. Earl’s only concern with that was various complaints for ATVs on Moccasin Road. This issue may be discussed at future meetings. Mark presented his wish list to the council for the upcoming annual budget.
Earl reported that Westar Energy approved the Welcome Banner that he is wanting to install near the Walker Ranch across Main Street at County Fair time. They will even install the eyebolts to their poles to fasten it.
Charles Lance reported that the Lions Club would consider helping with the city’s idea for new welcome signs.
Gabe Griffith moved and Cathy Morgan seconded the motion to permit Mayor Maltbie to purchase the Welcome Banner for $450.00 plus any additional costs. Motion approved 3-0.
It is to be paid from the General Fund.
Gabe asked Earl to talk to Darren, since he is not at this meeting, regarding the need to spray for mosquitoes in town in the evening (after 7 pm specifically stated) rather than daylight hours as it will have a greater effect and also to spray from the alleys outwards to drive them out of the foliage, etc. This will require some evening hours work per Gabe.
As there was no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 7:02 p.m.
Paul Martin Grill, II, Clerk Earl L. Maltbie, Mayor
May 14, 2015
Mayor Earl Maltbie called the City Council Meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. on May 14, 2015. All members answered roll call, except Tony Wedel and Terry Gribble who were absent. Marty Grill, City Clerk, Mark Barnett, Police Chief, and Darren Roller, Maintenance Supervisor were present. Tim Karstetter, City Attorney was absent. Kandee Prieb was present from the public sector.
Gabe Griffith moved and Cathy Morgan seconded that the agenda be amended to add number 5A per Mayor Maltbie’s request to discuss the continuing subject of a backup water plan for the City. Motion approved 3-0.
Gabe Griffith moved and Charles Lance seconded to approve the agenda as presented. Motion approved 3-0.
Gabe Griffith moved and Cathy Morgan seconded to approve the Consent Agenda (which includes the prior meeting minutes, payment of expenditure approval report dated 04/09/2015 to 05/14/2015, payroll and April financial statements). Motion approved 3-0.
Mayor Maltbie read a short resignation letter from Tony Wedel, whereby he thanked the Council for being able to serve with them for the City since 2007. Gabe Griffith made a motion to accept Tony Wedel’s resignation effective immediately. Cathy Morgan seconded the motion. Motion approved 3-0.
Cathy Morgan moved and Gabe Griffith seconded to add Kandee Prieb as a new council member effective immediately. Motion approved 3-0.
City Clerk, Marty Grill, presented the official oaths of office to Charles Lance, Gabe Griffith, Earl Maltbie, and Kandee Prieb. The first three individuals were all re-elected to their respective positions.
Rosemary Saunders was not present and thus no update was available on the CBDG grant process. However, she did leave a message that the environmental review was approved on 5/13/15 for the 1st Street project.
Mayor Maltbie state that he had discussions with Marion Rural Water District No. 4 regarding the need for them to be a possible emergency water source for the City amidst concerns whether the water pressure would be sufficient to fill the water towers. The response he got back was that the pressure would be equivalent to 50 psi which would meet the pressure requirements necessary for the towers. Tie in costs were discussed with no additional costs needed unless we actually use their services. Charles Lance moved and Kandee Prieb seconded a motion to approve a tie in with Marion County Rural Water District #4 as an emergency water source for the City of Canton at a total estimated/quoted cost of $1401.18 that would include a 3 inch gate valve. Motion approved 4-0.
Gabe Griffith moved and Charles Lance seconded the annual re-appointments of Marty Grill, City Clerk, Municipal Court Clerk; Mary Jane Lauer, City Treasurer; Mark Barnett, Chief of Police; Darren Roller, Public Officer, Maintenance Superintendent, and Building Inspector; Tim Karstetter, City Attorney; Amie Bauer, Municipal Court Judge; and Bill Gusenius, Associate Municipal Court Judge. Motion approved 4-0.
Charles Lance moved and Cathy Morgan seconded the annual re-appointment of Gabe Griffith as Council President. Motion approve 4-0.
Gabe Griffith moved and Cathy Morgan seconded the annual re-appointments of city council designees as follows: Cathy Morgan-Streets and Alleys, Terry Gribble-Ordinances and Nuisances, Gabe Griffith-Ordinances and Nuisances and Fire Board Representative, Kandee Prieb-Finance, and Charles Lance-Parks and Recreation. Motion approved 4-0.
Gabe Griffith moved and Kandee Prieb seconded the motion to the annual re-appointment of Zoning Board members, Pat Johnson, Julie Grill, Traci Bergmeier, Owen Meier, Brenda Vogts, and Roger Wilkening. Motion approved 4-0.
Gabe Griffith moved and Cathy Morgan seconded the motion to annual re-appointments for the Zoning Appeals Board members, Julie Grill, Doug Loewen, and Lynn Rowden. Motion approved 4-0.
Mark Barnett gave his police report. He stated he had been dealing with issues on 4 wheel ATVs in town lately. Wanted to know if the Council could consider a special permit for some individuals/farmers to be able to ride theirs in town to the fairgrounds to tend to their business. However Mayor Maltbie warned we may catch some flak if some can and some cannot use them. He suggested that Mark draft up a special use permit with criteria spelled out, length of time, and price. Mark also suggested that he and his wife had an idea to create a sample ordinance book for new businesses.
Darren Roller had two bids for the Main and Marion intersection for repairs needed to the street there. Gabe Griffith moved and Cathy Morgan seconded a motion to approve Vogts-Parga’s bid of $4,870 for repairs at Main and Marion. Motion approved 4-0.
Darren also reported that he purchased a radio (which council agreed in consensus to do) to activate the sirens remotely. Can also be used as a notification when water will be shut off.
Earl also reported that the Canton Lockers was for sale. Gabe reported that the City should consider an estimate to fix the sewer backup problem at Bob Vogts’ residence. Gabe Griffith moved and Cathy Morgan seconded a motion to approve for Jim’s Plumbing to do sewer repairs at Bob Vogts, 507 N. Kansas at an amount of roughly $700.00. Motion approved 4-0.
Gabe is interested in seeing a new city sign closer to town and discontinuing the one out at the new coop on the highway.
Earl also asked Darren about a welcome banner to be used at Fair time near Walker’s ranch. There was a question as to whether Westar Energy would allow its poles to be used to fasten it to.
As there was no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 7:05 p.m.
Paul Martin Grill, II, Clerk Earl L. Maltbie, Mayor