City of Ramona
December 9, 2013
Ramona City Hall
Presiding: Mayor Byron Noeth
Council Present: Art Stroda, Billy Alcorn, Jay Plank, AJ Svoboda, Pat Wick
Staff present: Jessica Gilbert
Others in attendance: Rohani Alcorn
Clerk Gilbert read the minutes for the last council meeting.
Motion: Pat Wick moved to approve the November 2013 minutes. Seconded by Councilor Plank. Motion passed unanimously.
Councilor Alcorn added that Jim Thompson’s outburst at the November meeting was directed at him, and that Jim did eventually apologize to him.
Councilor Wick reported that the abandoned metal teeter tauter that was discussed at the November member was picked up by members of the Guss Schubert family, whose family member built it.
Clerk Gilbert reported that Cardie Oil had been notified to come and pick up the fuel tank that is no longer being used by the City.
The financial report was read by the City clerk since the Treasurer could not attend due to illness.
Motion: Councilor Alcorn moved to approve the bills for payment; Councilor Stroda seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.
Mayor Noeth signed the contract for engineering services between Schwab Eaton and the City of Ramona, to provide specifications for renovation of the south wastewater lagoon. (Exhibit A).
Art Stroda reported that Enviroline came for normal inspection and they said there were no problems at the lift stations. Councilor Alcorn said that Councilor Svoboda had purchased two batteries for the lift station generator and would need reimbursement.
Jeannie Goza is planning a Christmas party for Ramona children and the city clerk asked Council to approve $100 for reimbursed expense, which is approved in the City Budget.
Motion: Councilor Alcorn approved reimbursing Jeannie Goza up to $100 in expenses toward the Children’s Christmas Party on December 15, 2013. Seconded by Art Stroda. Motion passed unanimously.
Fleckinger Dog Case
Clerk Gilbert reported that Municipal Court was scheduled on December 2 to hear the Fleckinger case, but had to be cancelled due to a scheduling conflict for Judge Collett. City Attorney Bina said he would reschedule in January and that any additional violations of Ord. 190 by Mr. Fleckinger should be reported to him. Clerk Gilbert said that she had witness the dogs being loose six times since Brad was served legal papers by Attorney Bina. Additional complaints were signed by Councilors Alcorn, Wick and Plank who have also witnessed the violations. Bina told the City Clerk that Court would be held in January 2014.
Motion: Councilor Wick moved to adjourn at 7:25pm; Councilor Plank seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Jessica Gilbert, city clerk
City of Ramona
Treasurer’s Report: December 9, 2013
Beginning Balance 20,024.90
State of Ks.-Retail tax 970.86
Westar Franchise 178.05
Interest income from CDs 118.71
Youth Council 50.00
Total Income 1,317.62
Balance prior to expense 21,342.52
Ck 4218 Westar (city bldg, shop, park) 80.46
Ck 4219 Westar (street lights) 252.34
Ck 4220 League of Ks. Municipalities (dues) 67.71
Ck 4221 Marion co. (trash assessment) 141.54
Ck 4222 Atmos Energy 44.68
Ck 4223 RWD #1 (park, city bldg) 47.42
Ck 4224 J. Gilbert (reimbursement) 34.20
Supplies (city bldg) $28.20
Ck 4225 Dave Staatz (14 hrs maint) 103.44
Ck 4226 Jess Gilbert (27 hrs clerk) 199.48
Total Expense 971.27
Balance as of December 2013 20,371.25
Investment Funds 5,000.00
Reserve Fund: 4th of July 1936.84
Reserve Fund: Park Improvement 398.58
Reserve Fund: Memorial Bench repair 500.00
Reserve Fund: Youth Council 540.64
Beginning Balance ` 11,967.36
Sewer Fees 430.00
2013-2014 Sewer Fees: $430.00
Stroda, J $120
Trinity Lutheran $120
Total income 430.00
Balance Prior to Expense 12,397.36
Ck 4217 Westar 51.41
Total Expense 51.41
Balance as of December 2013 12,345.95
Investment Funds: 30,000.00
Beginning Balance 17,125.72
Total Income -0-
Balance Prior to Expense 17,125.72
Total Expense -0-
Balance as of December 2013 17,125.72
Investment Funds: 5,000.00