Inman City Council minutes from Nov. 13

By KBBE News
November 15, 2017

Inman City Council met Monday, November 13, 2017, at the Inman City Office for its regular meeting. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Jim Toews at 7:30 p.m. followed by the pledge of allegiance. In attendance were: Don Froese; Darin Pote; Devin Schierling, Scott Schriner; and Ruth Sisson. A quorum was present. Others in attendance: Danny Parr; Bobby Herron; Zach Davidson; Randy Fogg; Katy and Nick Reinecker; Dennis Schroeder and Barbara Tuxhorn. 

Additions to Agenda–Splash pad information was added to the agenda. 

Public Input– None

Minutes – Froese motioned to approve the minutes of October 9, 2017 as printed. Schierling seconded. Passed 5-0.

Payment of Bills– After questions were answered, Froese motioned to approve Appropriation Ordinance 2017-10 for Oct. checks 13999 through 14044 and Appropriation Ordinance 2017-11 for Nov. checks 14045 through 14076. Pote seconded. Passed 5-0. The governing body also received various Oct. cash and budgetary reports and the bank reconciliation.

Budgetary Adjustments– None

Police–Wade Moore is attending the law enforcement academy for part-time officers.  A 10’ by 10’ dog kennel will be added behind the police department. Recent overtime pay was due to the absence of an officer due to illness. PD will have Taser and CPR training this month. The pet vaccination clinic will be held at the city shop at 105 S. Locust March 17, 2018 from 1-3 pm with city tags also sold then.

Utilities/Streets/Parks- Reroofing of the library was tabled with staff to monitor for leaks. Painting/cleaning of the south water tower was discussed and tabled.  Holiday decorations will be erected this week.  Toews, several staff, volunteer(s) and a representative from the engineering firm plan to attend the KDWPT trail/sidewalk grant hearing 11/30/2017 in Wichita. Discussed right-of-way for a trail creation to the country park. No action was taken.

Zoning – A public meeting will be held Nov. 27 to temporarily continue the Comprehensive Development Plan. No conditional use permits for semi truck parking have been received. A current violator indicated it will be removed by December 1.

Clerk– Pote motioned to provide the following recommended Chamber Bucks Christmas gifts: $25 for library, planning and park beautification boards; id="mce_marker"50 for full-time and $50 for part-time employees, and a luncheon for staff, council and their spouses. Sisson seconded. Passed 5-0. As the Post Office will no longer handle utility bills locally, we will mail bills in envelopes and encourage patrons to receive bills by email when our software allows. The first MIH grant applicant loan closes this month. Sam Green will attend clerk training Nov. 16-17 in Wichita.   

Unfinished Business – Discussed Mutual Telephone Co.’s presented options to move their tower/guidewire from land in the northwest corner of the Industrial Park. No action was taken. A meeting will be scheduled in January to discuss land development planning.

New Business– Sisson and Schierling presented splash pad information from three small area cities.  They volunteered to work on a committee to explore the future possibility of a splash pad.

Schierling motioned to adjourn at 9:35 p.m. Pote seconded. Passed 5-0. The next regular meeting will be Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.