CITY OF OSKALOOSA, KS
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
212 W WASHINGTON STREET
SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 * 7:00PM
GOVERNING BODY MEMBERS PRESENT
Eric Hull, Mayor
John Norman, Council President
Ken Newell, Council
Mike Smith, Council
Larry Fowler, Council
John Metzger, Council
Patty Hamm, City Clerk
Bill Heard, City Superintendent
Lee Hendricks, City Attorney
Patrick Sheldon, Animal Control (8:20pm)
Rick Nichols: Oskaloosa Independent
Dana Henderson, 625 Monroe Street
Vince Newman, 1102 Cherokee Street
CALL TO ORDER
Eric Hull, Mayor, called the regular meeting of the Oskaloosa City Council to order at 7:00pm.
Real Estate Signs
Dana Henderson reported that she had placed some of her real estate signs along the City streets and they were removed by the City and thrown away. Ms. Henderson requested the City allow one business day prior to throwing signs away in the future. After discussion, Council agreed signs collected by the City would be placed at the City Shop alongside the dumpster for a period of 24 hours.
Vince Newman requested the City consider offering homeowners a break on sewer charges when watering lawns. Council discussed various options and scenarios but decided to not make any changes to the rates at this time.
POLICE / CODE ENFORCEMENT / ANIMAL CONTROL
John Norman reported that he has requested extra patrol after school, especially on the side streets because stop signs are being ignored.
John Norman requested mowing be done around the Welcome to Oskaloosa sign at the Fire Department.
Bill Heard reported working on several water leaks. Bill advised now that the ground has received some rain, there will start to be an increase in sewer complaints. Bill reported he has begun the sewer jetting maintenance for this year.
Bill heard reported the water meter relocation project has become a priority and all contractors are ready; the City is just waiting on the agreements to be signed.
PARK & POOL
Bill Heard reported a total of 16 motion sensitive cameras have been installed at the park and pool.
Bill Heard stated the pool pump has to be replaced. Bill will have the old one rebuilt to use as a backup.
Eric Hull read a thank you card from the Library for the support of their summer reading program.
John Norman made a motion to approve CenturyLink Agreement No. N.415499. John Metzger seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=5, No=0 Motion Carried.
Lee Hendricks advised the Code Book should be ready to finalize at the next Council meeting.
John Metzger made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 2, 2018 regular Council meeting as written. Larry Fowler seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=5, No=0 Motion Carried
John Metzger made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 23, 2018 special Council meeting as amended (special meeting; not regular meeting). Larry Fowler seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=4, No=0, Abstain=1 (John Norman) Motion Carried
John Norman made a motion to approve the August financial statements and vouchers as presented. Ken Newell seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=5, No=0 Motion Carried
Patrick Sheldon gave his animal control report for the month of August.
Patty Hamm advised the City would be receiving a Conditional Use Permit recommendation for a cemetery from the Planning Commission at the next Council meeting.
NEW BUSINESS: None
There being no further business to discuss, Ken Newell made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:35pm. Mike Smith seconded the motion. Vote: Yes=5, No=0 Motion Carried.
Eric Hull, Mayor
Patty A. Hamm, City Clerk
Minutes Approved: OCTOBER 4, 2018