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Hoisington City Council meets
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HOISINGTON — The governing body met in regular session with the following present: Mayor Williamson, Councilmembers Donovan, Farmer, Aylward, Sekavec, Andereck, VanBrimmer, Smith and Wilborn on March 25. Also present City Attorney Horner, City Manager Mitchell and City Clerk Crutcher.
These are the unofficial minutes.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Motion Aylward second Sekavec to amend the Cereal Malt Beverage Consumption Permit for the Chamber of Commerce to include a two beer gardens first one under the water tower located at 1200 N. Susank Road in conjunction with the barbecue on Friday, August 30, 2013 and the second on Main Street between 1st and 2nd Streets with the street dance on Sunday, September 1, 2013 all would be in fenced areas. Motion carried.
Motion Sekavec second Farmer to approve distribution of $350 of the Transient Guest Tax Monies to Outdoor Trails Network LLC for advertising in their fall hunting guide. Motion carried.
Motion Aylward second Andereck to approve Cereal Malt Beverage Consumption Permit for Hoisington Horseshoe Club for 2013 for the specified dates listed on application. Motion carried.
Karen VanBrimmer, representing the Hoisington First United Methodist Church addressed the Council with a request to enhance the community on April 21st, 2013 with three teams. #1 to work on cleanup on Main Street, #2 Painting Cleanup at Heritage Park and #3 fix lunches to be served at Heritage Park for the teams. It is the consensus of the council to support the request of the church.
Mowers Bids were considered for mowers for 2013 mowing seasons. Proposals were:
Carr Auto Electric 3 Grasshopper Mowers  1- 735BT, 1-735T w/mulch kit & 1- 620T all with/ trade in’s total price $7,905.70, proposal from Cates Carquest same mowers $8,200.00.  
Motion Smith second Wilborn to approve Cates Carquest proposal and to consider the  local preference policy of 10%. Motion carried.
An ordinance was considered asking a $15 sanitation utility service fee be added to the service connections fees. Council did not act on this ordinance.
Motion Wilborn second VanBrimmer to approve Ordinance No. 1478 repealing Chapter 15, Article 4, Section 15-416 of the City Code concerning the yard waste service. Roll Call: Voting Aye: Donovan, Farmer, Aylward, Sekavec, Andereck, VanBrimmer, Smith and Wilborn. Nay: None. Ordinance No. 1478 was adopted.
City Manager Updates were:
•City audit went well. Worked with a new audit crew. Scheduled for two days but ended up three days. Report will be delivered at the May 28th meeting.
•City Staffing- Openings are being filled with in house personnel at this point we are at 29 full time employees right now.
•3. New sanitation company Stutzman Refuse will be delivering carts and should start service April 15th. Office will be closed Tuesday March 26, 2013 10 am to 3 pm so office staff can tour the recycle plant at Hutchinson.
•4. Water Treatment Plant- Paul has ordered the valve, should be here in two weeks for installation.
•5. McKenna Meadows Update- Plat & Restricted Covenants have been filed with the Register of Deeds, the Crawford’s plan to move forward with building early to mid-May, A&F Enterprises will start on sewer line probably in the next week. Four of the lots are still spoken for.
•6. Safe Routes To School sidewalks and handicap accesses continue to move forward.
•7. Swimming Pool- Sidewalk being installed in front of the pool. The managers have been hired and are now advertising for lifeguards. The outside benches are being fixed with new boards and new sign is on order.
•8. The new trolley should be delivered here in April.
•9. Power Plant- Will being testing engines Tuesday & Wednesday and doing burn off of the engines then catalytic converters can be installed. Had a breakdown of Engine #8 and now are waiting on a part to come in.
Motion Sekavec second Aylward to authorize up to $10,000 threshold for the part for the logic board, if we can get it in yet this week. Motion carried.
10. Will have some equipment to get rid of in near future. Consensus on the old trolley to ask for sealed bids locally with a minimum bid set and the recycle trailer advertise to cities.
A list of all equipment will given to the council at a future meeting.    
Motion Aylward second Wilborn to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel with Governing Body, City Attorney and City Manager present, to return at 8:21 p.m. Motion carried.
The meeting returned to open session at 8:21 p.m., no action taken.
Motion Farmer second Smith to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel with Governing Body, City Attorney and City Manager present, to return at 8:28 p.m. Motion carried.
The meeting returned to open session at 8:28 p.m., no action taken.