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CITY OF SHAWNEE
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MINUTES
April 10, 2017
7:00 P.M.

Michelle Distler – Mayor

Councilmembers Present Staff Present
Councilmember PflummCity Manager Gonzales
Councilmember NeighborDeputy City Manager Charlesworth
Councilmember JenkinsAssistant City Manager Sunderman
Councilmember KemmlingCity Clerk Powell
Councilmember VaughtFinance Director Rogers
Councilmember MeyerPlanning Director Chaffee
Councilmember SandiferIT Director Bunting
Councilmember KenigPublic Works Director Whitacre
Police Chief Moser
Deputy Police Chief Orbin
Communications Manager Breithaupt
Parks and Recreation Director Holman
Fire Chief Mattox
Police Captain Brim
Police Captain Tennis
Sr. Project Engineer Lindstrom
Management Analyst Schmitz
Visit Shawnee Exec. Dir. Fern
Police Sgt. Miller
Lead Police Dispatcher Stenshol

(Shawnee City Council Meeting Called to Order at 7:00 p.m.)
A. ROLL CALL

MAYOR DISTLER: Good evening and welcome to tonight's meeting of the Shawnee City Council. I would ask that you please silence your electronic devices at this time. I am Mayor Michelle Distler and I will be chairing this meeting. I will do a roll call at this time. Councilmember Neighbor.

COUNCILMEMBER NEIGHBOR: Present.

MAYOR DISTLER: Councilmember Pflumm.

COUNCILMEMBER PFLUMM: Present.

MAYOR DISTLER: Councilmember Jenkins.

COUNCILMEMBER JENKINS: Present.

MAYOR DISTLER: Councilmember Kemmling.

COUNCILMEMBER KEMMLING: Present.

MAYOR DISTLER: Councilmember Vaught.

COUNCILMEMBER VAUGHT: Here.

MAYOR DISTLER: Councilmember Meyer.

COUNCILMEMBER MEYER: Present.

MAYOR DISTLER: Councilmember Sandifer.

COUNCILMEMBER SANDIFER: Present.

MAYOR DISTLER: Councilmember Kenig.

COUNCILMEMBER KENIG: Present.

MAYOR DISTLER: Thank you.

B. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND MOMENT OF SILENCE

MAYOR DISTLER: And we have some Boy Scouts in the audience, so if you would please come forward and lead us in the the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a moment of silence. Whenever you’re ready.

(Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence)

MAYOR DISTLER: Thank you. Would you like to introduce yourselves to everyone and tell us what troop you’re with?

(Troop 194 introduced themselves)

MAYOR DISTLER: Thank you very much.

MAYOR DISTLER: Before we begin our agenda, I'd like to explain our procedures for public input. During the meeting I will offer the opportunity for public input. If you would like to speak to the Council at any of those times, please come forward to the microphone. I will ask you to state your name and address for the record and then you may offer your comments. So that members of the audience can hear your comments, I would ask that you speak directly into the microphone. By policy, comments are limited to five minutes and no person may speak more than twice to any one agenda item. After you are finished, please sign the form on the podium to ensure we have an accurate record of your name and address.

In addition, while we won't do a roll call vote on every vote, I will state Councilmembers' names who vote in minority so that our listening audience will have a clear and accurate record of the vote.


C. CONSENT AGENDA
MAYOR DISTLER: The next item on the agenda is the Consent Agenda. Does anyone have an item they would like to remove from the Consent Agenda? Seeing none, I will accept a motion to approve the Consent Agenda.

COUNCILMEMBER SANDIFER: Motion to approve.

COUNCILMEMBER VAUGHT: Second.

MAYOR DISTLER: A motion has been made and seconded on this item. All those in favor say aye.

COUNCILMEMBERS: Aye.

MAYOR DISTLER: Opposed nay. Motion passes.
[Therefore, the motion was made by Councilmember Sandifer and seconded by Councilmember Vaught to approve the Consent Agenda. The motion carried 8-0.]
D. MAYOR’S ITEMS

1. NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK PROCLAMATION.

MAYOR DISTLER: The next item on the agenda is Mayor's Items. Item Number 1 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week Proclamation. Shawnee has an authorized strength of 11 dispatches, two of which are lead dispatchers who serve in a supervisory role. These 11 employees are responsible for the large majority of initial contact the City has with members of our community. Annually they field over 25,000 emergency calls to 911, and an additional 56,000 non-emergency phone calls, totaling over 80,000 phone calls in any given year. When combining calls for service with self-initiated activity, they are responsible for an additional 50,000 contacts with our community’s police officers by radio. They play a significant role in keeping our officers in our community safe. Their public safety service requires critical thinking skills, attention to detail and a high degree of multi-tasking. It requires staying calm during difficult and sometimes chaotic situations. Their work is essential to the well-being of our community. And I’d like to Police Chief Moser and our police dispatchers to join me in front of the dais for the presentation.

From the Office of the Mayor, a Proclamation in recognition of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

Whereas, emergencies can occur at any time that require police, fire or emergency medical services; and Whereas, when an emergency occurs the prompt response of our emergency responders is critical to the protection of life and preservation of property; and Whereas, the safety of our emergency responders is dependent upon the quality and accuracy of information obtained from citizens who call 911 in the City of Shawnee, Kansas; and Whereas, Public Safety Telecommunicators are the first and most critical contact our citizens have with emergency services; and Whereas, Public Safety Telecommunicators are the single, vital link for our emergency responders by monitoring their activities by radio, providing them information and ensuring their safety; and Whereas, Public Safety Telecommunicators in the City of Shawnee have contributed substantially to the apprehension of criminals, the suppression of fires and the treatment of patients; and Whereas, each Public Safety Telecommunicator has exhibited compassion and understanding and professionalism during the performance of their job in the past year.

Now, therefore, I, Michelle Distler, Mayor of the City of Shawnee, Kansas, do hereby proclaim April 9 through the 15th of 2017, as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in honor of the men and women whose diligence and professionalism to keep our community safe. Thank you.

E. BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR

MAYOR DISTLER: The next item is Business from the Floor. Is there anyone who has comments on an issue that is not on tonight’s agenda? Seeing none.

F. STAFF ITEMS

1. CONSIDER COUNTY ASSISTANCE ROAD SYSTEM (CARS) SUBMITTAL FOR 2018-2022.

MAYOR DISTLER: The next on the agenda is Staff Items. Item Number 1 is to Consider County Assistance Road System (CARS) Submittal for 2018-2022. The most recent Capital Improvement Program (CIP) was approved by the Governing Body on September 28th, 2016. To plan for funding through the CARS program, the City must submit a list of proposed projects and supporting information. Staff is recommending some changes from the previously adopted CIP. The recommended action is to authorize staff to submit the County Assistance Road System (CARS) 2018-2022 projects for funding. Does anyone on the Council have any questions? Anyone from the audience that would like to speak to this item? Seeing none, I will accept a motion.

COUNCILMEMBER SANDIFER: Motion to approve.

COUNCILMEMBER KENIG: Second.

MAYOR DISTLER: A motion has been made and seconded on this item. All those in favor say aye.

COUNCILMEMBERS: Aye.

MAYOR DISTLER: Opposed nay. Motion passes.
[Therefore, the motion was made by Councilmember Sandifer and seconded by Councilmember Kenig to authorize staff to submit the County Assistance Road System (CARS) 2018-2022 projects for funding. The motion carried 8-0.]

2. CONSIDER THE PURCHASE OF A BACKHOE FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

MAYOR DISTLER: Item Number 2 is to consider the Purchase of a Backhoe for the Public Works Department. The 2017 budget includes funding for the replacement of Public Works equipment. Staff is recommending replacing an aging backhoe with one loader and one backhoe. Staff recommends purchasing a used backhoe in an amount not to exceed $65,000. The current backhoe will be sold at auction. The recommended action is to authorize the purchase of the used backhoe. Does anyone on the Council have any questions? Is there anyone from the audience that would like to speak to this item? Seeing none, I will accept a motion.

COUNCILMEMBER SANDIFER: Motion to approve.

COUNCILMEMBER MEYER: Second.

MAYOR DISTLER: A motion has been made and seconded on this item. All those in favor say aye.

COUNCILMEMBERS: Aye.

MAYOR DISTLER: Opposed nay. Motion passes.
[Therefore, the motion was made by Councilmember Sandifer and seconded by Councilmember Meyer to approve the purchase for one used backhoe for the Public Works Department in an amount not to exceed $65,000. The motion carried 8-0.]

G. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

1. RATIFY SEMI-MONTHLY CLAIM FOR APRIL 10, 2017, IN THE AMOUNT OF $895,396.81.

MAYOR DISTLER: The next item is Miscellaneous Items. Item Number 1 is to Ratify Semi-Monthly Claim for April 10, 2017, in the Amount of $895,396.81. Does anyone on the Council have any questions? Anyone from the audience that would like to speak to this item? Seeing none, I will accept a motion.

COUNCILMEMBER VAUGHT: Move for approval.

COUNCILMEMBER PFLUMM: Second.

MAYOR DISTLER: A motion has been made and seconded. All those in favor say aye.

COUNCILMEMBERS: Aye.

MAYOR DISTLER: Opposed nay. Motion passes.
[Therefore, the motion was made by Councilmember Vaught and seconded by Councilmember Pflumm to ratify the Semi-Monthly Claim for April 10, 2017, in the amount of $895,396.81. The motion carried 8-0.]

2. MISCELLANEOUS COUNCIL ITEMS.

MAYOR DISTLER: Miscellaneous Council Items. Does anyone on the Council have an item they would like to discuss? Seeing none. Oh, sorry, Mr. Neighbor.

COUNCILMEMBER MEYER: Right under the ten-minute mark.

COUNCILMEMBER NEIGHBOR: I just would like –

COUNCILMEMBER PFLUMM: It’s not a record.

COUNCILMEMBER NEIGHBOR: Okay. We’re close. Anyway, last weekend was Sunday, was Taste of Shawnee. It looked like it went off really, really well. And I just would like to thank everyone with the City who, and all the other people that came and participated. It was a good time had by all.

MAYOR DISTLER: Yes, thank you. Any other items from the Council?

H. ADJOURNMENT

MAYOR DISTLER: If there are no other items I’ll accept a motion to adjourn.

COUNCILMEMBER SANDIFER: Move to adjourn.

COUNCILMEMBER KENIG: Second.

MAYOR DISTLER: A motion has been made and seconded to adjourn. All those in favor say aye.

COUNCILMEMBERS: Aye.

MAYOR DISTLER: Opposed nay. Motion passes. We are adjourned.
[Therefore, the motion was made by Councilmember Sandifer and seconded by Councilmember Kenig to adjourn. The motion carried 8-0.]

(Shawnee City Council Meeting Adjourned at 7:08 p.m.)


CERTIFICATE

I certify that the foregoing is a correct transcript from the electronic sound recording of the proceedings in the above-entitled matter.

/das April 10, 2017

Deborah A. Sweeney, Recording Secretary

APPROVED BY:

_______________________

Stephen Powell, City Clerk



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