KECHI CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
Thursday, June 14, 2012 6 PM
Mayor Robert Jackson called the regular meeting of the Kechi City Council to order, the time was 6:00 PM.
Council Present: David McConnaughhay, Brian Adams, Virginia Riemann, Debbie Jacobs & Kevin Opat.
Staff Present: Laura Hill, City Clerk; Larry Kallenberger, City Superintendent; Walter Kuykendall, Chief of Police; Jessie Clifton, Police Officer; Dee DeGruson, Deputy City Clerk; Chris Morlan, Zoning Administrator.
Visitors Present: Matt Heilman, Ark Valley News; Sandra McConnaughhay, Janet Faust, Victoria Jackson, Richard Wolf, Lee I. Caster, Kechi Township Trustee;
I. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
A. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
B. APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Virginia Riemann to approve the consent agenda. Second by Brian Adams. Motion carried 4-0-0.
- Approve the minutes of May 24, 2012 regular meeting with corrections.
- Approve the minutes of special meetings of June 4, 7 & 10, 2012 with corrections.
- Approve Appropriation Ordinance #665
C. APPROVE AGENDA
Motion by Virginia Riemann to approve the regular agenda, and to include an executive session for 20 minutes for non-elected personnel after the zoning & planning report. Second by Debbie Jacobs. Motion carried 4-0-0.
2013 BUDGET WORKSHOP
Sally Lane, City Treasurer; review the utility funds with the council and reported the city was still waiting on numbers from the county to finish up the general fund.
Sally also gave the report on the monthly financial report for the month ending May 31, 2012.
A. PUBLIC FORUM-none
B. CIVIC GROUPS
- Park & Tree Board-Jack McCormick presented a request for funds for an irrigation system which would loop around the entire park and hook to the city’s existing well, with drip emitters to approximately 60 trees. The cost of the project is $5,835.00
Motion by Virginia Riemann to authorize the expenditure of $5835.00 for the irrigation system for the park. Second by Brian Adams. Motion by 4-0-0.
2. Chamber of Commerce- Janet Faust, President; reminded everyone about the Sloppy Joe Super Fund Raiser at the Park on June 22. Report the Chamber had also received a grant from SCEDD in the amount of $7500.00.
C. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
SUPERINTENDENT – Larry Kallenberger, City Superintendent; reported there would be some additional money needed from the city for striping a portion of Hillside. Larry said there would be approximately $1,400.00 more needed, in addition to what was approved previously for the paving.
Motion by Virginia Riemann to authorize the additional expenditure of $1,400 for the striping of Hillside. Second by David McConnaughhay. Motion carried 4-0-0.
Kallenberger, also discussed the road grader and renewing the contract with Kechi Township to grade the roads. He said the township is drawing up a new contract.
Brain Adams suggested we get with Bel Aire about using their grader.
EXECUTIVE SESSION – Non-elected Personnel
Motion by Debbie Jacobs to go into executive session for 20 minutes for non-elected personnel. Second by David McConnaughhay. Motion carried 4-0-0.
Robert Jackson, Mayor asked the council their opinion about ordering the pocket calendars again for 2013.
Also, represented the passenger trail resolution for adoption.
Motion by Virginia Riemann to adopt Resolution # 12-623 endorsing passenger rail evaluation. Second by Brian Adams. Motion carried 4-0-0.
Mayor Jackson, reported Holidaye Gooding, Police Clerk had submitted her resignation as of June 22nd.
CITY CLERK –Laura Hill, City Clerk reported the city had one fireworks tent permit sold this year for $2,500.00
POLICE DEPARTMENT –Interim Chief Kuykendall; reported Officer Clifton had been working with the new officers getting them trained. Officer Miles has been out on injury leave.
Kuykendall said he is continuing to look for a Chief.
Brian Adams asked staff to find out information on the Quiet Zone application from the Federal Rail Road Administration website. So, Kechi could possibly establish a quiet zone.
David McConnaughhay asked about some type of certificate or something for the employees for recognition.
IV. NEW BUSINESS - none
V. OLD BUSINESS-none
Motion by Virginia Riemann to adjourn. Second by Brian Adams. Motion carried 4-0-0. The time was 8:25 PM
Robert Jackson, Mayor Laura Hill, City Clerk