CITY OF
 UNIONTOWN
Est. 1858



Ph: 620-756-4742
Fax: 620-756-4681
P.O. BOX 51
206 SHERMAN STREET
UNIONTOWN, KANSAS 66779
ELECTED OFFICIALS

Mayor
Larry Jurgensen, term expires January 2022

Council Members
Jess Ervin, President of Council, term expires January 2022

Amber Kelly, term expires January 2022

Hazel "Lucile" Ward, term expires January 2020

Danea Esslinger, term expires January 2020

Josh Hartman, term expires January 2020

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7:00 PM IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER.  COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
MINUTES WILL BE POSTED AFTER APPROVAL BY COUNCIL.

Utility Hearings are held the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM.  You MUST call the City Clerk to MAKE AN APPOINTMENT with the Utility Hearing Officers.



2018 MEETING SCHEDULE                                        Utility Hearing Dates

          January 8                                                                    January 31
         February 13                                                                 February 28
           March 13                                                                      March 28
            April 10                                                                          April 25
            May 8                                                                            May 30
           June 12                                                                          June 27
           July 10                                                                            July 25
          August 14                                                                       August 29
        September 11                                                               September 26
         October 9                                                                     October 31
        November 13                                                                November 28                 December 11                                                                December 26



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CITY OF UNIONTOWN
UNIONTOWN, KS 66779
SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
The Regular City Council Meeting September 11, 2018 at Uniontown City Hall, was called to order at 7:00 PM by Mayor Jurgensen. Council members present were Danea Esslinger, Josh Hartman, Amber Kelly, and Hazel Ward. Also in attendance for all or part of the meeting were City Superintendent Bobby Rich, City Clerk Sally Johnson, Codes Enforcement Officer Doug Coyan, City Treasurer Charlene Bolinger, Ryan Rose, Alvin Beerbower, Johnny Walker, and Debra Ramsey.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS/PROJECTS

CITIZENS REQUESTS
Ryan Rose – presented pictures of the drainage ditch on Rose property between Third and Fourth Streets. They would like to have the City fix the corners that are washing out due to force of water. They were asked if they would consider cost sharing the repair as the ditch is on private property, not City property. City will get costs to repair and both parties will meet again to discuss costs and options.

Motion by Kelly, Second by Hartman, Approved 4-0 to put back on agenda next month with options/costs

Rick Allen – Ruritan – did not appear.

Alvin Beerbower, 112A, 112B Second Street – stated that contractor to remove buildings has backed out. They have hired Johnny Walker to remove. Demolition will start September 17, 2018. It will take a bit longer due to recycling brick, but will be completed within one month. Council agreed to close Sherman Street from alley north of First Street to Second Street. City will contact property owners about project and street closing.

Ryan Rose, Alvin Beerbower, and Johnny Walker left at 7:30PM.

Debra Ramsey presented a concern about fire regulations in town. Her neighbor burned a very large brush pile on a windy evening and embers were blowing toward her property. She wants to know if there is any recourse to stop them from burning or from damaging other people’s property. At this time there is no ordinance regulating burning in the city limits. Clerk Johnson will reach out to other cities to see if they have any regulations.

Mrs Ramsey left at 7:40PM.

FINANCIAL REPORT
Treasurer Bolinger gave the August 2018 Treasurer’s Report. Beginning Checking Account Balance for all funds was $586,985.09, Receipts $25,162.44, Transfers Out $3,026.00, Expenditures $115,484.08, Checking Account closing Balance $493,637.45. Bank Statement Beginning Balance $496,241.53, including Checking Account Interest of $68.75, Outstanding Deposits $0, Outstanding Checks $2,604.08, Ending Balance $493,637.45. Water Utilities Certificates of Deposit $23,584.89, Sewer Utilities Certificate of Deposit $13,907.61, Gas Utilities Certificates of Deposit $13,000.75, Total All Funds, including Certificates of Deposit $544,130.70. Year-to-Date Interest in Checking Acct is $515.19 and Utility CDs $252.12 for a Total Year-to-Date Interest of $767.31. Also included the status of the Projects Checking Account for the month of August 2018, Beginning Balance $2,382.54, Receipts $154,050.00, Expenditures $138,588.65, Ending Balance $17,843.89, with outstanding checks in the amount of $120,678.39. August Transfers from Sewer Utility Fund to Sewer Revolving Loan $1,402.00, from Water Utility Fund to GO Water Bond & Interest $1,624.00, for Total Transfers of $3,026.00. Net Loss for the month of August $93,347.64, Year-to-Date Net Loss $27,552.03. Adjusted Budget vs Actual Water Fund YTD Revenue $65,084.26 (68.6%), Expenditures $73,681.54 (66.1%); Sewer Fund YTD Revenue $23,050.80 (66.8%), Expenditures $22,955.06 (54.2%); Gas Fund YTD Revenue $179,993.82 (141.0%), Expenditures $138,207.86 (41.0%); General Fund YTD Revenue $81,298.02 (69.7%), Expenditures $76,865.70 (58.5%); and Special Highway YTD Revenue $5,340.67 (74.1%), Expenditures $1,124.95 (8.9%). The September 2018 estimated payables in the amount of $24,856.83 were presented.  

CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Kelly, Second by Hartman 4-0, to approve Consent Agenda including:
Minutes of August 14, 2018 Regular Council Meeting and September 5, 2018 Special Council Meeting
Treasurer’s Report, Monthly Transaction Report & Accounts Payables

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
Superintendent Rich reported that Diving Services still had not shown up or scheduled the cleaning and inspection of the water tank. He would like to cancel that contract and contract with Midco Diving for an inspection within two months. Their cost is $1,899 for inspection and DVD plus up to $200 for written report, EPA or State Report and Inspection DVD (if required). He does not feel the tank needs cleaned at this time.

Motion by Esslinger, Second by Hartman, Approved 4-0 to cancel contract with Diving Services and contract with Midco Diving for inspection of the water tank for $1,899 plus up to $200 for written report, EPA or State Report and Inspection DVD (if required)

Code Enforcement Officer Coyan reported that city employees cleaned/mowed 102 Franklin. Clerk Johnson reported that they were invoiced and had paid the invoice. Cleanup was a success. With all the rain, there are five yards he is keeping an eye on at this time.  
Coyan asked the Council if they wanted him to enforce the junk vehicle ordinance. There is now a property that has four unregistered vehicles. There are several other locations in town that have at least one unregistered vehicle. He will draft letters.
Beachner Grain cleaned, mowed, and sprayed their properties and the ditch. We are still waiting on the attorney’s opinion before addressing the condition of the buildings. Regarding the Smith Estate, Coyan spoke with Mr Smith. His health is deteriorating rapidly. One of the sheds has fallen in, one on the south side of Fifth Street is being held up by its contents. Mayor Jurgensen had Rich mow the lot at 505 Washington, even though the owner had not yet received the letter to abate, because the Johnson grass was taller than him.

Clerk Johnson reported that during Old Settlers weekend the use of the community center was increased but there were issues. Old Settlers Committee and Ruritan are starting to take over our storage room. Saturday’s renter started setting up Friday evening interfering with Friday’s renter. They then did not put tables and chairs away after their event. Sunday’s renter folded all the tables and stacked them against the walls instead of just leaving them up like they were supposed to. Tuesday morning there was trash in the trash cans and the lid to the toilet seat was broken. She suggested putting cameras in the community center and area outside the restrooms. Council directed to get camera prices for the dome cameras that are compatible with our system. A discussion ensued regarding raising rent and/or deposit amount.

Motion by Kelly, Second by Ward, Approved 4-0 to raise deposit for the community center from $10 to $20

One of the broken/loose rock posts in the park fell over the weekend. Clerk Johnson had contacted the park committee, Don Pemberton, Clint Womeldorff of Mid Continental, and David Falley of Restoration & Waterproofing Contractors. Mr Womeldorff said he would come out to look at them and he thought they would have a solution to repair. I have not heard back from him or Mr Falley. She emailed Mr Womeldorff again today.

Setoff training is October 16, Iola, 9-12. KPERS training is October 4, Pittsburg or October 10, Chanute, 9-12.

Motion by Hartman, Second by Esslinger, Approved 4-0 to allow Sally Johnson to attend Setoff training in Iola on October 16, 9-12 and KPERS training either in Iola on October 4 or Chanute on October 10, 9-12, whichever works better for her schedule

A citizen called today to complain about people driving too fast around the corner at Seventh and Wall. Options were discussed. Employees will research options and it will be discussed again next month.

COUNCIL REPORT
Councilman Ervin – absent
Councilwoman Esslinger – nothing
Councilman Hartman – mosquito spraying needs to be increased. Have Eddie spray Wednesday this week including the football stadium and adding the ballfields back to the route, then weekly until season ends or we run out of chemical, we have five containers of chemical.
Councilwoman Kelly – nothing
Councilwoman Ward – nothing
Mayor Jurgensen – nothing

OLD BUSINESS
Gas Project – With the change order for the additional pipe in Area 7, substantial completion date is September 15. Due to the recent rains, they are probably not going to be able to meet that date. Mayor Jurgensen spoke with the contractor today. They should be substantially completed in approximately two weeks. The still need to connect new meters in town, finish boring/trenching the pipe in the waterway crossing and pressure test.  

NEW BUSINESS
None

Moved by Hartman, Seconded by Kelly, Approved 4-0, to adjourn at 9:08PM


CITY OF UNIONTOWN
UNIONTOWN, KS 66779
SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
The Special City Council Meeting held on September 5, 2018, at Uniontown City Hall was called to order at 5:35 PM by Mayor Larry Jurgensen. Council members present were Jess Ervin, Danea Esslinger, and Hazel Ward. Also in attendance for all or part of the meeting were City Clerk Sally Johnson and Carey Spoon, SEK Regional Planning Commission.

Sidewalk Project Application – after much discussion regarding the estimated cost of the project - 

Motion by Ervin, Second by Esslinger, Approved 3-0 to not proceed with the submission of the 2020 KDOT TA grant application at this time due to monetary restraints

Moved by Ervin, Seconded by Esslinger, Approved 3-0, to adjourn at 5:59 PM

CITY OF UNIONTOWN
UNIONTOWN, KS 66779
AUGUST 14, 2018 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
The Regular City Council Meeting August 14, 2018 at Uniontown City Hall, was called to order at 7:00 PM by Mayor Jurgensen. Council members present were Jess Ervin, Danea Esslinger (7:07), Amber Kelly, and Hazel Ward. Also in attendance for all or part of the meeting were City Superintendent Bobby Rich, City Clerk Sally Johnson, Codes Enforcement Officer Doug Coyan, City Treasurer Charlene Bolinger, and Eddie Tanner (7:15).

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS/PROJECTS
2019 Budget Hearing – no audience for hearing.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Kelly, Approved 3-0 to approve the 2019 Budget as presented

Audit Report – Amanda Lancaster did not appear to present report. Council waited until end of meeting to see if she would appear.

CITIZENS REQUESTS
Ryan Rose – unable to attend, requested to be added to September agenda.

Rick Allen – Ruritan – did not appear. When asked to be put on agenda he told Clerk that the Ruritan would like the City’s permission to install a splash pad in the park in memory of Dale Jackson.

FINANCIAL REPORT
Treasurer Bolinger gave the July 2018 Treasurer’s Report. Beginning Checking Account Balance for all funds was $585,277.79, Receipts $27,069.84, Transfers Out $4,526.00, Expenditures $20,836.54, Checking Account closing Balance $586,985.09. Bank Statement Beginning Balance $587,244.79, including Checking Account Interest of $74.05, Outstanding Deposits $0, Outstanding Checks $259.70, Ending Balance $586,985.09. Water Utilities Certificates of Deposit $23,559.96, Sewer Utilities Certificate of Deposit $13,893.64, Gas Utilities Certificates of Deposit $12,989.12, Total All Funds, including Certificates of Deposit $637,427.81. Year-to-Date Interest in Checking Acct is $446.44 and Utility CDs $201.59 for a Total Year-to-Date Interest of $648.03. Also included the status of the Projects Checking Account for the month of July 2018, Beginning Balance $2,382.54, Receipts $0, Expenditures $0, Ending Balance $2,382.54. July Transfers from Sewer Utility Fund to Sewer Revolving Loan $1,402.00, from Water Utility Fund to GO Water Bond & Interest $1,624.00, from Gas Utility Fund to Capital Improvement-Maintenance Vehicle $500.00, from Sewer Utility Fund to Capital Improvement-Maintenance Vehicle $500.00, from General Fund to Capital Improvement Maintenance Vehicle $500.00 for Total Transfers of $4,526.00. Net Income for the month of June $1,707.30, Year-to-Date Net Income $65,795.61. Adjusted Budget vs Actual Water Fund YTD Revenue $55,869.24 (58.9%), Expenditures $64,215.41 (57.7%); Sewer Fund YTD Revenue $20,111.18 (58.2%), Expenditures $19,590.12 (46.3%); Gas Fund YTD Revenue $175,724.16 (137.7%), Expenditures $52,554.33 (15.6%); General Fund YTD Revenue $76,525.35 (65.6%), Expenditures $66,096.18 (50.3%); and Special Highway YTD Revenue $5,340.67 (74.1%), Expenditures $270.00 (2.1%). The August 2018 estimated payables in the amount of $115,326.07, which includes a transfer of $71,050 from Gas Fund to Project Account, were presented.  

CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Ervin, Second by Esslinger 4-0, to approve Consent Agenda including:
Minutes of July 7, 2018 Regular Council Meeting, July 17, 2018 Budget/Five Year Planning Worksession, and August 6, 2018 Special Council Meeting
Treasurer’s Report, Monthly Transaction Report & Accounts Payables

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
Superintendent Rich reported that three of the rock posts in the park have broken and are unstable and all have engravings. Council directed to contact Park Committee for policy on repair/replacement of engraved posts and to contact Don Pemberton, Bandera Stone, to ask if there is a way to repair them.

Code Enforcement Officer Coyan reported that 205 Clay St has complied with request to clean up their property. He spoke with owner of 112B Second St and they still think the buildings will be down before September 1. The owners of 102 Franklin never finished cleaning up after removing the trailer and it has grass and weeds that has gone to seed. A discussion ensued regarding the enforcement of our ordinances. At this time 102 Franklin, The Smith Estate, and Beachner Grain properties have not complied with requests to clean/repair their properties. Council directed to contact attorney to see if our ordinances require amendment before we can summon property owners to municipal court.

Clerk Johnson informed the Council of a request for an ordinance or resolution banning personal fireworks at the Independence Day Bash. Council directed to contact attorney to see if we need a resolution or an ordinance and guidance on writing.  
LKM Annual Conference is October 6-8, KMEA Annual Conference is October 18-19.
When we did our ADA self-evaluation, our plan was to have the bathrooms converted to one ADA compliant bathroom by the end of 2018. We received a bid from JBHS for all ADA improvements for $41,692.52. I asked for an amended bid for just the bathroom upgrade.

COUNCIL REPORT
Councilman Ervin – nothing
Councilwoman Esslinger – nothing
Councilman Hartman – absent
Councilwoman Kelly – a tree on the easement in front of 408 Fulton has been hollowed by carpenter ants. Property owner will cut down if the City will remove the stump.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Esslinger, Approved 4-0 to remove stump from easement at 408 Fulton once the tree is cut down.

Councilwoman Ward – nothing
Mayor Jurgensen – nothing

OLD BUSINESS
Gas Project – requests for payment from NPL and Ag Engineering were presented; payment to NPL won’t be made until CDBG drawdown request which will include a request for payment from SEK Regional Planning Commission, has been approved and received. No environmental review is required for the additional pipe footage for Area 7, contractor has been approved to order pipe and proceed. There was discussion about the boring of Area 6.  

Motion by Ervin, Second by Ward, Approved 4-0 to approve payment to NPL, Ag Engineering, and SEK Regional Planning Commission and allow Mayor to sign the drawdown request when received

Sidewalk grant application – a preliminary cost from PEC out of Pittsburg was presented. Council felt it was too high. Clerk Johnson reported that USD 235 and Bourbon County has verbally committed to helping fund the project. It was suggested that city personnel could do some of the line items on the cost estimate, such as traffic control, stormwater/sewer improvements, remove existing structure, paint crosswalks, clearing and grubbing, permanent seeding, etc, to lower the project cost. Council requested a written commitment from both entities before they will agree to commit City funds. Clerk Johnson will contact Superintendent of USD 235 and Commissioner Oharah regarding the commitments.


NEW BUSINESS
Motion by Ervin, Second by Ward, Approved 4-0 to recess into executive session pursuant to the nonelected personnel matters exception, KSA 75-4319(b)(1) in order to discuss 90 day performance evaluation of nonelected personnel, the open meeting to resume at 8:45PM.

Rich called in at 8:35, out at 8:42, Eddie Tanner called in at 8:43, out at 8:45. 

Motion by Ervin, Second by Ward, Approved 4-0 to extend executive session pursuant to the nonelected personnel matters exception, KSA 75-4319(b)(1) in order to discuss 90 day performance evaluation of nonelected personnel, the open meeting to resume at 8:50PM.

Meeting resumed at 8:50.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Esslinger, Approved 4-0 to increase hourly rate $1.00 to $11.00 per hour for Eddie Tanner

Amended Capital Improvement Plan – per budget/five year planning worksession an amended capital improvement plan was read by Mayor Jurgensen – a copy can be viewed at City Hall.

Mayor Jurgensen gave an update on the status of the proposed medical clinic.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Kelly, Approved 4-0 to adopt the amended capital improvement plan presented

Appoint LKM Delegate and Alternate Delegate – current delegates are Josh Hartman, Delegate, Hazel Ward, Alternate Delegate.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Kelly, Approved 3-1 to appoint Josh Hartman as Delegate and Danea Esslinger as Alternate Delegate

Auditor did not appear.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Ward, Approved 4-0 to accept the 2017 Financial Audit Report as presented in booklet form

Moved by Ervin, Seconded by Kelly, Approved 4-0, to adjourn at 8:55PM

CITY OF UNIONTOWN
UNIONTOWN, KS 66779
AUGUST 6, 2018 SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
The Special City Council Meeting held on August 6, 2018, at Uniontown City Hall was called to order at 5:30 PM by Mayor Larry Jurgensen. Council members present were Jess Ervin, Josh Hartman, Amber Kelly, and Hazel Ward. Also in attendance for all or part of the meeting were City Clerk Sally Johnson and Carey Spoon, SEK Regional Planning Commission.

Gas Improvement Project – There was discussion of the need for additional pipe footage to be added to area 7 due to the amount of additional erosion that has occurred since the original preliminary engineering report. To prevent the possibility of having to retrench/bore the additional footage in the near future, we would like to add it to the project now as the cost will go up if we wait. A bid from NPL Construction, project contractor, for the additional 394’ of pipe is $25,742.30. Carey Spoon, SEK Regional Planning Commission, explained that due to the amount of added pipe being more than the original another environmental review would probably be need for that area, which would delay the completion of this area about 35 days. If the Council would choose to approve the additional footage, she will contact Kansas Department of Commerce and ask if the environmental review would need to be done again. If no, she will contact Clerk Johnson to notify the contractor to proceed without delay. If so, she will start the process and contact Clerk Johnson to notify the contractor of the delay.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 4-0 to approve the additional 394’ of pipeline to be bored in Area 7 in the amount of $25,742.30, to proceed as soon as possible pending the need for the environmental review

Moved by Ervin, Seconded by Hartman, Approved 4-0, to adjourn at 5:45 PM

CITY OF UNIONTOWN
UNIONTOWN, KS  66779
JULY 17, 2018 BUDGET/FIVE YEAR PLANNING WORKSESSION
The Budget/Five Year Planning Worksession held on July 17, 2018, at Uniontown City Hall was called to order at 5:00 PM by Mayor Larry Jurgensen. Council members present were Jess Ervin (5:10), Danea Esslinger, Josh Hartman, Amber Kelly, and Hazel Ward. Also in attendance for all or part of the meeting were City Treasurer Charlene Bolinger and City Clerk Sally Johnson.

Clerk Johnson and Treasurer Bolinger presented options for budget and then a blank budget for the Council to fill in. The Five Year Planning rubric was discussed and it was decided that the targeted items on the rubric would be discussed during the budget discussion of each fund affected.  

The total valuation is down this year from last year. To budget the General Fund for the maximum dollar amount allowed, would raise the mil levy 3.073 mils. To budget the same dollar amount as 2018 would raise the mil levy 2.403 mils. To leave the mil levy flat, would decrease dollar amount by $2,167. The Council chose to budget the same dollar amount in the General Fund.  

They agreed to include in the budget to continue to transfer money into the Capital Improvement Fund for streets, maintenance vehicle, and chlorinator and add sidewalks and ditches/culverts to and remove community center/library/storm shelter from the Capital Improvement Plan. Streets, sidewalks, and ditches/culverts are a higher priority at this time than community center/library/storm shelter.

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 PM.

CITY OF UNIONTOWN
UNIONTOWN, KS  66779
JULY 7, 2018 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
The Regular City Council Meeting July 7, 2018, due to a lack of quorum anticipated on July 10, at Uniontown City Hall, was called to order at 9:02 AM by Mayor Jurgensen. Council members present were Jess Ervin, Danea Esslinger, Josh Hartman, Amber Kelly, and Hazel Ward (9:07). Also in attendance for all or part of the meeting were City Superintendent Bobby Rich, City Clerk Sally Johnson, Codes Enforcement Officer Doug Coyan, and Mary Beerbower.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS/PROJECTS
Structure Removal Hearing – 112A & 112 B Second Street – Mrs Beerbower explained that the contractor for both buildings couldn’t get them on the schedule until shortly after August 1, but should have them down in a week to ten days once started.

Motion by Kelly, Second by Esslinger, Approved 4-0 to allow a 60 day extension on the removal of the stuctures

Mrs Beerbower left at 9:05.

CITIZENS REQUESTS

FINANCIAL REPORT
Treasurer Bolinger was absent, Council reviewed the June 2018 Treasurer’s Report. Clerk Johnson did voice a caveat as to net income for the month, due to redeeming two Gas Fund CDs with proceeds going into checking account, actual net income is $8,457.71, not $76,739.56. Beginning Checking Account Balance for all funds was $508,538.23, Receipts $110,257.08, Transfers Out $6,776.00, Expenditures $26,741.52, Checking Account closing Balance $585,277.79. Bank Statement Beginning Balance $585,816.96, including Checking Account Interest of $66.75, Outstanding Deposits $0, Outstanding Checks $593.17, Ending Balance $585,277.79. Water Utilities Certificates of Deposit $23,559.96, Sewer Utilities Certificate of Deposit $13,893.64, Gas Utilities Certificates of Deposit $12,989.12, Total All Funds, including Certificates of Deposit $635,720.51. Year-to-Date Interest in Checking Acct is $372.39 and Utility CDs $201.59 for a Total Year-to-Date Interest of $573.98. Also included the status of the Projects Checking Account for the month of June 2018, Beginning Balance $2,382.54, Receipts $0, Expenditures $0, Ending Balance $2,382.54. June Transfers from Sewer Utility Fund to Sewer Revolving Loan $1,402.00, from Water Utility Fund to GO Water Bond & Interest $1,624.00, from Water Utility Fund to Capital Improvement-Streets $1,250.00, from Gas Utility Fund to Capital Improvement-Streets $1,250.00, from Sewer Utility Fund to Capital Improvement-Streets $1,000, from General Fund to Capital Improvement Streets $250.00 for Total Transfers of $6,776.00. Net Income for the month of June $8,457.71, Year-to-Date Net Income $64,088.31. The second quarter report was also presented. Budget vs Actual Water Fund YTD Revenue $47,348.23 (52.0%), Expenditures $56,862.66 (46.2%); Sewer Fund YTD Revenue $17,046.91 (47.8%), Expenditures $17,321.20 (19.3%); Gas Fund YTD Revenue $171,836.12 (151.0%), Expenditures $43,777.46 (11.8%); General Fund YTD Revenue $71,600.15 (63.2%), Expenditures $59,142.18 (32.5%); and Special Highway YTD Revenue $3,505.35 (49.1%), Expenditures $270.00 (1.0%). The July 2018 estimated payables in the amount of $17,499.99 were presented.  

CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 4-0, to approve Consent Agenda including:
Minutes of June 12, 2018 Regular Council Meeting 
Treasurer’s Report, Monthly Transaction Report & Accounts Payables

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
Superintendent Rich had nothing to report. He was thanked for working the extra hours needed since the start of the gas project.

Code Enforcement Officer Coyan reported a complaint of a cat problem at 606 Washington. A letter has been sent to the household. A building permit was requested to attach a deck to 605 Sherman. Beachner Grain has sprayed at the elevator. He will contact Commissioner Oharah about getting the weed barn mowed. Mayor Jurgensen reported that the USDA person he spoke to will not be able to help with the coyotes and that he has received complaints about the clutter by the fence along Third Street at 205 Clay St. Clerk Johnson reported that KDWPT recommended citizens to not feed their pets outside and to make sure garbage is in a covered container to help with the coyote problem.

Clerk Johnson reminded the Council that the budget/five year planning worksession is scheduled for July 17, 5PM. The auditors were only here one day. The Client Representation Letter has been sent to auditor and the report will be given in August. GovPayNet is live and we have received our first payment through this system. She also reported that she had talked to Scott Flater, Fort Scott Public Works, about the free chlorine burnout. He said he would coordinate with us when they decide if and when they will do a burnout this year. We think they should do one now.

COUNCIL REPORT
Councilman Ervin – nothing
Councilwoman Esslinger – nothing
Councilman Hartman – nothing
Councilwoman Kelly – asked if the landowner at 204 Fourth St was notified of the decision that he was responsible for maintenance of the drainage ditch on his property. Rich said that he left a message to that effect. She also inquired as to whether permits are required for roof replacements, they are not.
Councilwoman Ward – nothing
Mayor Jurgensen – passed around a Thank You for the bank for the Independence Day Celebration for the Council/staff to sign.

OLD BUSINESS
Gas Project – Seventh and Madison section, alley between Sherman and Wall and Sixth and Seventh section, and from school to 75th section have all been pulled. All sections will have to pressure tested before being hooked up to the meters and put into service. They should start on First and Clay to 75th section next week.


NEW BUSINESS
CDBG grant application – we are allowed to apply annually. Councilman Ervin asked about grant opportunities for the sidewalk project and whether it could be split between KDOT and CDBG. Clerk Johnson is going to KDOT Transportation Alternative grant workshop on July 11 and will hopefully get some answers. Council will discuss this at the budget/five year planning worksession.

Moved by Hartman, Seconded by Ervin, Approved 5-0, to adjourn at 9:31 AM