CLAFLIN —The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session, Monday, February 11, 2013 in the city building. Present were: Mayor Michael Urban, Councilpersons Kirk Schneweis, Kelly Nixon, Casey Hubbard, Dan Michaelis and Leon Oberle. Also present: City Attorney Bob Suelter, City Clerk Patricia Schmidt, Robert Gunder, Richard Hayes, Curtis Wolf, Tyler Allison, Liz Praeger and Randy Oeser.
Randy Oeser requested to run an entrance from Main Street to his building at 111 Main. Tabled to the March meeting.
Michaelis moved, Hubbard seconded with all in favor, to have Don’s Electric clean up the electricity at wells 3 and 4 at a cost of about $1500.00 a well.
The owner of the property at 411 2nd Street, Tyler Allison, was at the public hearing. He set out his plans and a time frame to get the property fixed up. Schneweis moved to adjourn the public hearing to June 10. Nixon seconded with all in favor.
The condition of the properties at 304 Albro and 506 Main remain the same.
Michaelis moved, Hubbard seconded with all in favor to adopt Resolution 13-0211C which finds the structures located at 304 Albro, to be unsafe and dangerous and directing it to be removed by the owner and directing that if the owner failed to remove structures within the time limit that the city shall have the structures removed.
Nixon moved, Schneweis seconded with all in favor to adopt Resolution 13-0211B which finds the structures located at 506 Main, to be unsafe and dangerous and directing it to be removed by the owner and directing that if the owner failed to remove structures within the time limit that the city shall have the structures removed.
Property insurance renews on April . Liz Praeger will attend the March meeting to go over the policy.
Curtis Wolf with the Kansas Wetlands gave an annual report on Wetlands and thanked the community for it’s continued support
Nixon moved to purchase 100 more chairs for the Community Center at $18 a chair and a 50-gallon hot water heater for $548.32 from Kirmer Electric. Oberle seconded with all in favor.
The Recreation Commission is installing six security cameras in the fitness center, gym, front door. The network system holds eight cameras so they asked if the city wants to install two cameras in the community center. Michaelis moved to participate in the installation of the two cameras in the Community Center. Schneweis seconded with all in favor.
Parking in front yards is tabled to March meeting.
The city is advertising for assistant managers and lifeguards for the swimming pool.
The city will have to purchase a pool lift this year.
The city will go back to the gas clorination system.
The asbestos inspection at the old Community Center showed the following results: Siding is 20 percent asbestos – Category II Non-friable and the floor tile is 2 percent asbestos-Category I non-friable. It’s not enough to hurt anyone, but the EPA and the KDHE require it be removed prior to the demolition.
This summary of the minutes is subject for approval at the next council meeting.