CLAFLIN —The governing body of the city of Claflin met in regular session June 11 at the city building. Present were: Mayor Michael Urban, Councilpersons Kirk Schneweis, Kelly Nixon, Dan Michaelis, Casey Hubbard and Leon Oberle, and City Attorney Bob Suelter, City Clerk Patricia Schmidt, Richard Hayes and Robert Gunder.
These are the unofficial minutes for June.
The May minutes were approved as written.
Items pertaining to the Community Center and gym were added as an agenda item. Nixon moved to approve the agenda with these additions, which passed.
Hayes suggested the council develop a Capital Improvement Plan while doing the 2013 budget.
Mosquito control was explained.
Mayor Urban made the following appointments:
•City, court clerk, Patricia Schmidt; city treasurer, Robert Suelter; city attorney, Robert Suelter; fire chief, Doug Hubbard; police chief, Robert Gunder; municipal judge Joel Jackson; environment and weed officer, Darin Martin; superintendent water and sewer, Richard Hayes; street department, Kelly Nixon; sewer department, Dan Michaelis; water department, Kirk Schneweis; park department, Leon Oberle; and police department, Casey Hubbard.
Urban announced the First Kansas Bank as official depositor for the city and named the Hoisington Dispatch as the official newspaper. He also asked Kirk Schneweis if he would remain the council president for another year.
Michaelis moved to approve the appointments, the official depositor, the official newspaper and Kirk Schneweis as the council president. Oberle seconded with all in favor.
A notice to appear has been served on the property owner at 215 4th St. and court is to be held on Thursday night.
The City Attorney will check if any unpaid taxes for the property at 304 Albro.
Hubbard moved to adopt Ord. 12-0514B, which changes certain periods of time to respond to certain notices from 15 to 10 days. Nixon seconded with all in favor.
The 55+ car has a scrape. Council consensus is not to repair the car at this time.
Michaelis moved to hire Schremmer Realty Auction and Appraisers LC to appraise the building at 119 Main Street.
The mayor has been notified that there are problems with the management of the Housing Complex. The mayor and the city attorney plan to meet with housing board to try to work out the issues.
The fire department has an extra defibrillator if the city wants to put it in the Community Center. The cost of a new battery is around $400. Nixon moved, Schneweis seconded with all in favor that the city pay for half of the battery and the Rec Center pays for the other half. It will be placed in the community center. When the Rec Center opens up, another defibrillator will be placed in the Rec Center with the city paying for half of the battery.
By council consensus, the kitchen appliances in the old cafeteria will be sold by sealed bids.
By council consensus, at the end of each school year, Toby Holmes, Kelly Nixon and Richard Hayes will inspect the gym floor in the old school building to decide if it needs to be redone when the high school gym is redone.
By council consensus, a utility cart will be purchased to transport the cleaning supplies etc. at the Community Center.
Hubbard moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:12 p.m. Oberle seconded with all in favor.
Recorded by Patricia Schmidt, city clerk
This summary of the minutes is subject for approval at the next council meeting.