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GOVERNING BODY MEMBERS PRESENT
John Norman, Council President
Ken Newell, Council
Mike Smith, Council
Larry Fowler, Council

GOVERNING BODY MEMBERS ABSENT
Eric Hull, Mayor
Amy Robbins, Council

OFFICIALS PRESENT
Patty Hamm, City Clerk
Paul Bolinger, Chief of Police
Lee Hendricks, City Attorney

PUBLIC PRESENT
Rick Nichols, Oskaloosa Independent
Aaron Boyce, 506 Atchison Street
Mike Blosser, 306 Cherokee Street
Jim & Linda Wonnell, Oskaloosa Lions Club
Shelby Houk & Chelsea Heston, Oskaloosa Ball Association
David & Leah Magill, 508 Topeka Street

 
CALL TO ORDER
John Norman, Council President, called the regular meeting of the Oskaloosa City Council to order at 7:00pm.

PUBLIC

Legalize UTV
Aaron Boyce was present to follow-up on the discussion to legalize UTVs within the City. Mr. Boyce advised he would like to see the City adopt something similar to the City of Valley Falls. Mike Blosser expressed his displeasure with a ticket he received last summer for riding a side-by-side on City streets. Lee Hendricks replied that some cities allow for such vehicles and some do not; Oskaloosa did not at the time the citation was issued to Mr. Blosser and still currently does not. Council tabled any action on changing the City ordinance and will review the issue further.

Halloween Parade
Shelby Houk was present to advise of plans for a trunk-or-treat downtown on Saturday, October 28th hosted  by the Oskaloosa Ball Association. Ms. Houk stated they would need Washington Street closed off for the event. Linda Wonnell replied that they too are planning a parade at the same time and would like to join efforts of the two groups, however, the Lions Club has not received any support from the OBA and has been told by the OBA that the Lions Club cannot participate. Ken Newell replied it is great that that the two entities want to do the events for the community and there is no reason the two groups cannot work together. Council recommended the two groups come up with a unified plan and return to the City Council with details for the street closing.

Oskaloosa Ball Association
Shelby Houk listed off items that OBA would like to have taken care of before next summer's ball season. Items included lights in the concession stand, trash being dumped on a regular basis, and pea gravel installed. Ms. Houk stated that someone also drove across the field when doing electrical work at the park; which they request not happen. Ken Newell noted the area where pea gravel was requested will be put back to grass instead. Ken requested OBA to get a list to City Hall any time things are needing done and it will be forwarded to the City Council for review.

PARK/POOL
Leah Harries gave a final year-end report to the Council. Leah noted she was pleased with how the summer went and she is interested in managing again next summer.

POLICE / CODE ENFORCEMENT / ANIMAL CONTROL
Paul Bolinger reported the Police Department has received the grant from the Substance Abuse Task Force for the full amount requested of $11,742.16 for radios and $1235.82 for intoximeters.

Patty Hamm reported the Animal Control Officer/Code Enforcement Officer will be back to work on Monday. John Norman and Patty will meet with the officer for some training.

UTILITIES:  No report

LEGAL
Ken Newell made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 17-7-303a Fireworks Discharge. Mike Smith seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=4, No=0 Motion Carried

Larry Fowler made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 17-11-101 UPOC. Ken Newell seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=4, No=0 Motion Carried

Mike Smith made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 17-14-101 STO. Larry Fowler seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=4, No=0 Motion Carried

OLD BUSINESS
Paul Bolinger reported he is still working with Tom Ryan on finalizing the cameras installation at the Park.

MINUTES
Ken Newell made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 3, 2017 regular Council meeting as written. Mike Smith seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=4, No=0 Motion Carried

Mike Smith made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 24, 2017 special Council meeting as amended. Larry Fowler seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=3, No=0, Abstain=1 (Ken Newell) Motion Carried

CORRESPONDENCE
Council reviewed donation request from Oskaloosa High School for Oskaloosa Bear Pride program. No action taken.

FINANCE
Mike Smith made a motion to approve the August Financial Statement and vouchers as presented. Ken Newell seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=4, No=0 Motion Carried

ZONING
Patty Hamm reported the survey of Sycamore Street and Warren Street is nearly complete.

NEW BUSINESS
Larry Fowler reported he was advised by Debbie Hunt that The Center Place is no longer interested in plating a tree in the sidewalk. Council directed the clerk to send a letter requesting the hole be filled back in.

ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to discuss, Ken Newell made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:30pm. Mike Smith seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=4, No=0 Motion Carried.

 
Eric Hull, Mayor

ATTEST:
Patty A. Hamm, City Clerk

Minutes Approved:                    OCTOBER 19, 2017                   
 




CITY OF OSKALOOSA, KS
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
212 W WASHINGTON STREET
SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 * 7:00PM