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 Irene Dirks, Troy Leiker, Lynelle Shubert, and Allen Weigel
BEING ABSENT: Mary Jo Clevenger
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written, printed and distributed.
GUESTS: Don Tilton, Cathy Albert, Terry Eberle, Charlie Knoll and Janelle Miller
Don Tilton, Mapes & Miller, CPA’s was present before the Governing Body to present the city’s 2012 audit report. Don reviewed the audit report at length and answered questions from the City Council. Don was thanked by City Council and took his leave.
Cathy Albert, Director of the WaKeeney Travel & Tourism was present before the City Council to present Travel & Tourism’s 2014 budget request. Cathy also reviewed tourism statistics for Trego County as recently complied by the State of Kansas.
Floyd Schneider, 28032 U Road was present before the City Council to request permission to move a double wide mobile home onto a vacant lot at N. Main and Hazel. The house will be placed on a permanent foundation with a garage added on. After answering several questions from the Governing Body, Irene Dirks motioned to approve the building / moving permit. Lynelle Shubert seconded. Motion carried.
CHIEF OF POLICE: Terry Eberle provided his monthly departmental report.
CITY ADMINISTRATOR: City Administrator Hardy Howard discussed with the Governing Body submitting a CDBG demolition only grant request. If funded the grant would allow demolition work of both residential and commercial properties anywhere within the city. The city will work with Northwest Kansas Planning and Development of Hill City to submit the required application. Communities selected for funding will be announced in late January 2014.
MAYOR: Kenneth Roy discussed the upcoming Independence Day holiday and the discharge of fireworks within the city. It was the consensus of the City Council to allow fireworks to be discharge according to ordinance on July 3-5th from the hours of 9 AM to 11 PM.
In old business, an ordinance drafted by the City Attorney allowing chickens to be kept within the city was reviewed by the City Council. A motion was made by Lynelle Shubert to NOT approve the ordinance. Troy Leiker seconded. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Troy Leiker and seconded by Lynelle Shubert to adjourn into 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 Chief of Police Eberle.
The session ended within the allotted time period
No further business appearing, the meeting was adjourned.