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City of Ramona
Council Minutes
September 8, 2014
Ramona City Hall

Presiding: Mayor Byron Noeth
Council Present: Billy Alcorn, Art Stroda, Jay Plank, Pat Wick
Staff present: Jessica Gilbert, Kathy Matkins
Others in attendance: Rohani Alcorn


The Minutes were read by the city clerk.

Motion: Councilor Alcorn moved to accept the August 2014 meeting minutes as read by Jessica Gilbert. Seconded by Councilor Stroda. Motion passed unanimously.

The Treasurer’s Report was given by Kathy Matkins.

Motion: Councilor Wick moved to accept the bills presented for payment. Seconded by Councilor Plank. Motion passed unanimously.

Kathy Matkins was concerned about the billing from Blixt Construction because the weight slips for rip rap did not match the amount for materials that was listed on the billing. The City honored the bid amount, including materials, so the supporting documents need to match the billing. The City Clerk said she would talk with Blixt and take care of the matter.

The Council thanked Billy Alcorn for overseeing the lagoon project and its successful and swift completion. Alcorn said that the ponds need to switch usage between north and south lagoons every 60-90 days. Councilors Alcorn and Stroda, along with Dave Staatz did some work on the plumbing aspects at the pond so that switching the flow could be done more easily and efficiently.

Clerk Gilbert reported that the dogs owned by Brad Fleckinger had been removed from the City by court order and the assistance of the Sheriff and Dr. Lauren of Marion. She informed the Council that Fleckinger had not paid the required $500 that he owes on court fees that were due by September 1. City Attorney Bina will be taking action on this matter.

Misc. Issues
The trash at the Radke home is bordering on problematic again. Councilor Plank said he would talk with Amanda about getting lids on the trash containers.

Jeannie Goza asked permission to block the street to traffic on B and 3rd on September 19 when she has her block party. Council gave the “okay” for this to happen.

Motion: Councilor Wick moved to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Councilor Plank. motion passed unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 pm.


Jessica Gilbert, City Clerk
City of Ramona
City of Ramona
Treasurer’s Report: September 8, 2014

Beginning Balance 23,730.93

State of Ks.-Retail tax 839.87
Westar Franchise 241.75
Journal Entry (correct error)* 600.00
Total Income 1,681.62

Balance prior to expense 25,412.55

Ck 4387 4th: Free Press (thank u ad) 123.76
Ck 4388 Westar (city bldg, park) 62.14
Ck 4390 Yth Council: R. Alcorn 157.80
Youth Council BBQ food items
Ck 4391 Karstetter & Bina (Fleckinger) 26.00
Ck 4392 Atmos (city bldg) 45.57
Ck 4393 Hoch Pub (notice of vote) 26.00
Ck 4394 Swindoll, Janzen (budget) 800.00
Ck 4395 RWD #1 (park, city bldg) 52.22
Ck 4396 J. Goza (10.5 hrs mowing) 77.57
Ck 4397 J. Gilbert (34 hrs clerk) 251.20
Ck 4399 Westar (street lights) 290.05
Ck 4400 4th: Reimburse Calif Sisters 87.97
Thank you materials for donors & participants
Total Expenses 2,000.28

Balance as of September 2014 23,412.27
Investment Funds 5,000.00


*Journal Entry: Jess made an addition error that became evident when the bank statement arrived on September 1. The City Bank Statement showed that there was $600 more in the General Fund account.


Funds on Reserve
Reserve Fund: 4th of July 1,320.54
Reserve Fund: Park Improvement 398.58
Reserve Fund: Memorial Bench repair 500.00
Reserve Fund: Youth Council 463.32

September 2014

Beginning Balance ` 46,312.96

Sewer Fees 710.00
California Sisters $40
Thompson $10
Thornhill $10
Noeth $90
Ricketts $90
Trinity Lutheran $90
Stroda, J $90
Leach $20
Svoboda $180
Smith $90

Total income 710.00

Balance Prior to Expense 47,022.96

Ck 4389 Westar 55.43
Ck 4398 Clark Lumber (lagoon) 40.47
Ck 4401 Dan Beisel 75.00
Ck 4402 Blixt Construction (lagoon) 43,850.00
Total Expense 44,020.90

Balance as of September 2014 3,002.06


Beginning Balance 20,573.40

Total Income -0-
Balance Prior to Expense 20,573.40

Total Expense -0-
Balance as of September 2014 20,573.40
Investment Funds: 5,000.00

September 2014



Account opened August 2014.
Note: any fines received from ordinance violations, prior to August 2014, were deposited into the General Fund. Per the City Attorney, Brian Bina, money received from fines should, from now on, be deposited into the Municipal Court checking account and moved into the General Fund by action of the City Council.


Marion County Bench Warrants $300.00
Brad Fleckinger $150
Brad Fleckinger $150

Total Income 300.00

Balance Prior to Expense 300.00

Total Expense -0-


Balance as of September 2014 300.00