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KS,-FREDONIA
Fredonia, Kansas (population 2,484) Board of Commissioners, May 20, 2002 (L to R): Eldon McGinnis, Max Wilson (Mayor), Carole Odell
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MINUTES FOR

CITY OF FREDONIA

COMMISSION MEETING

MAY 20th, 2002

5:00PM

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL: Mayor Max V. Wilson

Commissioner Carole Odell Commissioner Eldon McGinnis

VISITORS: Interim Administrator Dick Chesney, City Attorney John Chenoweth, Clerk Carolyn Anderson, Norman Vail, Janet Goodrich, Scott Shreae, Paul Peters, and Mina DeBerry of the Wilson County Citizen.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Commissioner Odell moved to approve the minutes of the May 6th, 2002 meeting and Commissioner McGinnis seconded the motion. Motion carried.

PUBLIC AGENDA:

Mayor Max V. Wilson Proclaimed June as "Fredonia Business Appreciation Month"

CDBG Grant/Commissioner Odell wants to appoint a committee to start working on any future CDBG Grant Projects.

Paul Peter representing Lafarge Corporation wants to start a Nature Trail on the creek between the City Cemetery and Lafarge Corporation. He wanted to know if it was alright to park vehicles in the City Cemetery. The Commission indicated support and would consider the details at a future meeting.

Mayor Max V. Wilson moved to approve the appointment of Wilson County Citizen as the official city newspaper. Seconded by Commissioner Odell. Motion carried.

 

Paul Shambroom a photographer from Minnesota was here to photograph the meeting. He is photographing small town government meetings throughout the US.

OLD BUSINESS:

APPOINTMENT

At the meeting of May 6, 2002 the appointment of a City Attorney was tabled.

Mayor Max V. Wilson requests confirmation of the appointment of John Chenoweth as City Attorney for a one year term ending on May 1st, 2003.

Mayor Max V. Wilson moved that the appointment be confirmed. Commissioner McGinnis seconded the motion. Motion carried.

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

At the meeting of May 6, 2002 a proposal from Energy Management Group (EMG) was presented for your consideration. The proposal covers EMG'S assistance to the City to acquire power and to market excess power. The City has not employed anyone to work in these areas in the past but with recent major changes in the electrical energy markets it may be desirable to consider the proposal. Westar Energy (KG&E) has notified us of the cancellation of our purchase contract effective April 12, 2003. Mr. Shreae is present to discuss the proposal.

The Commission asked Mr. Chesney to get with Mr. Shreae and work out an agreement and present it at the next City Commission Meeting on June 3rd, 2002.

FRANCHISE AGREEMENT-GAS:

The franchise agreement with (now) Greeley Gas expires on July 1, 2002. The proposed agreement is for a period of 5 years and provides for a 5% franchise fee. It also provides for a fee to the City for "transportation revenue" accessed by Greeley even though the gas is not sold by Greeley or is only transported through Fredonia for sale. State Stature requires that franchise Ordinance be read three times prior to adoption.

Commissioner McGinnis moved to approve Ordinance No. 1178 for first reading. Commissioner Odell seconded the Motion.

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A FRANCHISE BY THE CITY OF FREDONIA, COUNTY OF WILSON, KANSAS TO GREELEY GAS COMPANY, A DIVISION OF ATMOS ENERGY CORPORATION, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, THE RIGHT TO FURNISH, SELL AND DISTRIBUTE GAS TO THE CITY AND TO ALL PERSONS, BUSINESSES AND INDUSTRIES WITHIN THE CITY AND THE RIGHT TO ACQUIRE, CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, LOCATE, MAINTAIN, OPERATE AND EXTEND INTO, WITHIN AND THROUGH SAID CITY ALL FACILITIES REASONABLE NECESSARY TO FURNISH, SELL AND DISTRIBUTE GAS TO THE CITY AND IN THE TERRIRTORY ADJACENT THERETO AND THE RIGHT TO MAKE REASONABLE USE OF ALL STREETS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES AS MAY BE NECESSARY, AND FIXING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS THEREOF.

Mayor Max V. Wilson - YEA Commissioner Eldon McGinnis - YEA Commissioner Carole Odell - YEA

Motion Carried.

BICYCLE ORDINANCE:

A proposed ordinance amendment was presented at previous meetings and discussed. It is ready for adoption.

ORDINANCE NO. 1177

AN AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE CITY OF FREDONIA RELATING TO PARKING BICYCLES; AND REPEALING SECTION 14-508 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF FREDONIA.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF FREDONIA, KANSAS:

14-508            PARKING BICYCLES. It shall be unlawful to park any bicycle in the business district of the city in such a manner as to interfere with traffic, pedestrians, or with persons getting in and out of motor vehicles. No person other than the owner or operator shall move, or in any manner interfere with, any bicycle properly parked, or shall any person interfere or in any manner hinder any person from properly parking a bicycle, except the members of the police department and fire department may move, or in proper cases, prevent the parking of the bicycle, when in the judgment of the police officers or firefighters, his or her action is necessary in order to properly safeguard person or property. (Code 1970, 16-308)

Mayor Max V. Wilson moved to adopt Ordinance No. 1177. Commissioner McGinnis seconded the motion.

 

Mayor Max V. Wilson - YEA

Commissioner Carole Odell - YEA

Commissioner Eldon McGinnis - YEA

Motion carried.

 

REFUSE COLLECTION RATES

At the meeting of May 6th you asked that refuse collection rates be studies. The 2002 budget called for an increase but no action has been taken. It is recommended that residential rates be increased to $8.75 per month and a step plan be adopted for commercial users. The increase is anticipated to cover the current expense to offer this service including recycling expense. Also, attached are copies of rates structures from area cities. The Fredonia rate was last increased some time prior to 1991.

RESOLUTION NO. 02-119

RESOLUTION NO. 02-119

A RESOLUTION SETTING RATES FOR COLLECTING AND DISPOSING OF REFUSE AND RECYCABLES.

WHEREAS, the City of Fredonia, Kansas, has made provisions for rates for collecting and disposing of refuse, in Chapter XV. Utilities, Article 5. Solid Waste, Section 15-508

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF FREDONIA, KANSAS:

CLASS ONE. For each residential unit, whether home, apartment of half of duplex shall be $8.75 per month.

CLASS THREE. Commercial-as set out below:

1) For each commercial unit a minimum of $14.00 per month.

2.)                                                  Monthly                      Monthly

 

 

2 yd.container

each additional

1-collection a week

$14.00

$11.00

2-collections a week

$23.00

$20.00

3-collections a week

$32.00

$29.00

4-collections a week

$41.00

$38.00

5-collections a week

$50.00

$47.00

Any special pick-up $11.00 per container for either commercial or residential units. For service outside the City which the City agrees to perform the rates shall be 125% of the City rates.

These rates shall be effective June 1, 2002 and shall be published prior to that date. Mayor Max V. Wilson moved that Resolution No. 02-117 be adopted Commissioner Odell seconded the motion. Motion carrried.

ADMINISTRATORS REPORT:

FEMA- $17,187.34 received.

CONSENT AGENDA:

Bills totaling $146,026.21

CMB License for Casey's General Store Inc.

Cemetery Deeds:

1)                             Lot No. 2031 spaces 1 thru 6              Jim Vandever

2)              Lot No. 1664 spaces 5 and 6              Gus Engstrom
Lot No. 1994 space 3                          Gus Engstrom

3)              Lot No. 2034 spaces 5 and 6              Darrel and/or Peggy Manning

Mayor Max V. Wilson moved to except the consent agenda and Commissioner Odell seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Commissioner Odell announced that there is a Kansas Business Appreciation Award Program on June 7th, 2002 in Independence, Kansas for the The State Bank of Kansas.

Commissioner Odell reported that the Youth Council purchased a Park Bench for the South Mound Park.

At 6:30pm a motion was made by Commissioner Odell and seconded by Commissioner McGinnis, it was the unanimous decision of the commission to have a ten (10) minute executive session on Non-Elected personnel. At 6:40pm the commission came out of executive session with no decision made.

The Meeting Adjourned at 6:43 PM.

Max V. Wilson, Mayor

ATTEST: Carolyn Anderson, Clerk (Seal)