JUNE 19, 2017
The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met in regular session on June 19, 2017, with Mayor Matt C. Childers presiding. Council present were Jason Lowery, Cale Magruder, Jamie Crum, Tom Leffler, Mike Rawlings, Justin Londagin and Ron Reavis. Councilman Paul Belt was absent. Also present: City Manager Josh Shaw, City Attorney Austin Parker, Assistant City Manager Cody Sims and City Clerk Erica Jones. Visitors present were: Bill Webster, Tim Davis, Belinda Larsen, Olivia Haselwood, John Black, Connie Thurman, Sarah Hoefgen, Doug Bogart, Rick Baugher, Joshua Baugher, Shirley Stewart, John Stewart, Arv Krumins, Barbara Marlnee and Dallin Marlnee.
Pledge of Allegiance
Prayer: Pastor Cale Magruder, First Southern Baptist Church, gave the invocation.
Minutes: Leffler made a motion to approve the minutes from the June 5, 2017 City Council meeting. Crum seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Ordinance 6: Crum made a motion to approve Ordinance #6 in the amount of $497,887.30. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Tim Davis was recognized for his retirement from the Electric Utility Department after serving the City of Augusta and this community since 1985.
The Mayor read a Proclamation for Augusta High School Marching Band member Joshua Baugher for being selected for the Honor Bank for the 2017 Shrine Bowl.
The Mayor read a Proclamation for Augusta High School Football player Dallin Marlnee selected to participate in the 44th Annual Shrine Bowl Football Game and proclaiming July 29, 2017 as Kansas All-Star Football Shrine Bowl Day.
Demolition Bid for Property Located at 331 and 347 East 5th Avenue: Leffler made a motion to approve the low bid submitted by Alan’s Excavating, Inc. in the amount of $6,650 for the demolition of property located at 331 and 347 East 5th Avenue. Lowery seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Purchase Agreement Between the City of Augusta and Frederico Trujillo for Property Located at 1809 North Meadow Avenue: Rawlings made a motion to authorize the City Manager to sign a Purchase Agreement between the City of Augusta and Frederico Trujillo for the purchase of property located at 1809 North Meadow Avenue in the Meadowview Acres Addition in the amount of $7,000 plus applicable closing costs. Crum seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Kansas Airport Improvement Program Grant Agreement Between the City of Augusta and the Kansas Department of Transportation: Leffler made a motion to approve a grant agreement between the City of Augusta and the Kansas Department of Transportation for the Kansas Airport Improvement Program in the amount not to exceed $76,500 for full depth crack repair on the south end of Runway 18/36 at the Augusta Municipal Airport. Rawlings seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Garvin Park Restroom and Concessions Facility Concept Discussion: Council reviewed and discussed architectural proposals/options for the Garvin Park restroom and concessions facility and provided direction to staff and the city engineer how to proceed. Council consensus was to go back to the engineers and architects and ask for pricing for the same footprint and two 12-foot doors but with different building materials. Lowery made a motion table discussion until the July 3rd meeting. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried with Magruder voting in opposition.
Ordinance No. 2119 Regulating Discharge of Fireworks: Crum made a motion to approve Ordinance 2119 establishing regulations for discharge of fireworks by amending Chapter 7, Article 3, Section 7-302 of the Code of the City of Augusta, Kansas. Lowery seconded the motion. Roll Call: Reavis No, Leffler No, Magruder No, Lowery Yes, Crum Yes, Rawlings Yes, Londagin Yes. Motion carries.
Matters From/For Council and Informational Memorandum:
The Mayor reminded the Council of the third 2018 Budget work session scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Augusta City Hall.
Reavis: Reavis stated the Rountrees have sold the Dairy Queen. He stated that they have been a very important part of this community for years, many kids have worked for DQ and kids have played on DQ sponsored teams. Reavis asked if the mayor could present a proclamation or key to the Rountree family for their involvement in this community.
Reavis asked if there is there any update on the potential for the stop log structure on Highland Drive. He stated there was discussion at one point about installing pumps at the structure. Shaw stated the Corp of Engineers did not have any recommendations, so if we are going to do it we will have to tackle it on our own. He stated that with all our other projects going on he had not had an opportunity to discuss designing a pump station with the City Engineers. Shaw stated that discussion be brought up during tomorrow’s budget work session so we know what to do with the remaining funds in the Levee project. Reavis stated the drainage canal needs to be realigned which could reduce the number of times we have to install the stop log. Shaw stated that FEMA is proceeding with the remapping project and has scheduled our meetings with them over the next couple of weeks to discuss how they are proceeding.
Childers: Childers reminded everyone that the July 3 council meeting starts at 6 p.m. He stated that Leadership Butler is hosting an event on June 29 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. as part of the Butler County Homeless Initiative. He stated the cost is $175 per table and asked if anyone would like to attend and if they would be comfortable with the City paying for a table. Lowery made a motion to approve the $175 purchase of a table at the Leadership Butler event. Leffler seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.
Adjourn: at 8:22 p.m., Londagin made a motion to adjourn. Rawlings seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.