WaKeeney Fire Department replaces old rescue truck

wakeeney city logoWAKEENEYThe city of WaKeeney has replaced a 39-year-old rescue truck used by the city fire department.

During their Aug. 5 meeting, city council members approved the purchase of a 2003 Ford F550 to replace the department’s 1975 Chevrolet van. The purchase was made from Richie Bros. Auction for $7,696.69.

The complete Aug. 5 meeting minutes follow.

The Governing Body of the City of WaKeeney, Kansas met in a regular session at City Hall 408 Russell Ave at 7:00 PM with the Mayor presiding and the following members present:
Mayor Kenneth Roy and Council Members Mary Jo Clevenger, Troy Leiker, Lynelle Shubert, and Allen Weigel
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written, printed and distributed.
GUESTS: Darrell Hladek, Michael Ghumm, Charlie Knoll and Janelle Miller.
WaKeeney City Fire Department Chief Darrell Hladek and Michael Ghumm were present before City Council to report on finding a used rescue truck to replace the department’s 1975 Chevrolet van. After discussing the purchase, a motion was made by Lynelle Shubert and seconded by Allen Weigel to purchase the 2003 Ford F550 from Richie Bros Auction for $7,696.69. Motion carried. Darrell and Michael were thanked by the Governing Body and took their leave.
CITY ADMINISTRATOR: Hardy Howard presented annexation ordinance #1436. After a review and discussion, Allen Weigel motioned to approve the ordinance for publication. Troy Leiker seconded. Voting YES Clevenger, Leiker, and Weigel. Voting NO Shubert. Motion carried 3-1.
Nuisance property abatements were again reviewed for remedial action. Action was tabled pending a discussion by the full city council.
At this time an ordinance making appropriation for the payment of claims for the month of July 2014 was read, whereupon, Troy Leiker motioned to approve claims in the amount of $365,071.18 Mary Jo Clevenger seconded. Motion carried. Warrants #10205, #10217, #10223, #10224, and #10225 were reviewed prior to approval.
MAYOR: Kenneth Roy reminded the City Council of the upcoming LKM annual conference on October 11 – 13, 2014 in Wichita, Kansas.
A motion was made by Troy Leiker and seconded by Mary Jo Clevenger to adjourn into an executive session for a period of 20 minutes for the discussion of non-elected personnel. Those remaining in the executive session included Mayor Roy, City Council, City Administrator Howard and Public Work Director Charlie Knoll.
The session ended within the allotted time.
No further business appearing, the meeting was adjourned.