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City of Ramona
Council Minutes
October 13, 2014
Ramona City Hall

Presiding: Mayor Byron Noeth
Council Present: Billy Alcorn, Art Stroda, AJ Svoboda, Pat Wick
Staff present: Jessica Gilbert
Others in attendance: Rohani Alcorn


The Minutes were read by the city clerk.

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

The Treasurer’s Report was given by Jessica Gilbert.

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

Clerk’s Report
Clerk Gilbert asked Council if they were okay with letting families who do not live in city limits, use the City Building. Council said that families need to sign the agreement form when they receive the key to the building.

Gilbert also asked about the city camera and what could be done to get more memory on the camera so it could be used to detect who was putting trash into the US Postal box. Councilor Stroda said he figured out the problem and no additional memory chip was needed.

Complaints, Citations and Court Actions
The City Clerk reported that the warning letter sent to Brad Fleckinger and Tatge Mfg regarding trash has been handled. The trailer with the trash is no longer in site.

Gilbert reported that she’s notified the City Attorney, Brian Bina, that Fleckinger still owes $500 in Court Fees, which were due September 1, and slo nearly $300 is due for reimbursement of the city when Dr. Lauren came and picked up Fleckinger’s dogs. She also told Council that 3 citations had been issued for dogs running loose (2 to Andrew Brown; 1 to Corissa Dones) and those would be handed to the attorney for prosecution since fines were not paid.

Mayor Noeth asked if anyone knew if Councilor Plank had spoken with the Radke family concerning trash. Councilor Stroda said that he did notice a new trash can at the residence.

CD for Highway Fund
Motion: Councilor Wick moved to pull $15,00 from the Highway Fund and invest i a one-year CD at Tampa State Bank. If there is a significant penalty for pulling the funds out early (should Council wish to do resurfacing of streets in the Summer), then the City Clerk should obtain a 6-month CD instead. Seconded by Councilor Stroda. Motion passed unanimously.


Lagoon Inspection by KDHE
Councilor Alcorn reported that Marsha Fleming of KDHE send notice that the trees in the fence line at the sewer lagoons needed to be removed and that the signs needed to be posted on the fence. Mr. Alcorn said that the trees have been taken care of—trimmed and “doped” by the volunteers from Centre School on October 8th. Councilor Stroda said he would install the signs; Clerk Gilbert will notify Fleming that the City would like an extension until November 14, to get these tasks completed, and once they are, she will notify KDHE.

Motion: Councilor Alcorn moved to adjourn; seconded by Councilor Wick. Motion passed unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 7:25 pm.


Jessica Gilbert, City Clerk

City of Ramona
Treasurer’s Report: October 13, 2014

Beginning Balance 23,412.27

State of Ks.-Retail tax 858.89
Westar Franchise 231.70
Marion County Ad Valorem 3,964.41
Donation: Thornhill 20.00
Marion Co Road & Bridge 36.56
Total Income 5,111.56

Balance prior to expense 28,523.83

Ck 4403 4th: Hoch Pub (advertising) 236.25
Ck 4404 Westar (street lights) 290.05
Ck 4405 Animal Health Clinic 294.53
Fleckinger Case
Ck 4407 Westar (park, city hall) 67.62
Ck 4408 J. Gilbert (reimbursed postage) 26.09
Ck 4409 Rural Water 46.78
Ck 4411 Kathy Matkins (treasurer) 44.32
Ck 4412 Jess Gilbert (clerk) 177.32
Ck 4413 Atmos (city hall) 45.64
Ck 4414 Clark Lumber 23.16
Ck 4415 David Staatz (maintenance) 147.76
Ck 4416 No. Agri Mart (fuel) 198.13
Ck 4417 Jess Gilbert (reimbursed office supply) 25.18
Ck 4418 Jeannie Goza (mowing) 125.60

Total Expenses 1,748.43
Balance as of October 2014 26,775.40
Investment Funds 5,000.00


Funds on Reserve
Reserve Fund: 4th of July 1,084.29
Reserve Fund: Park Improvement 398.58
Reserve Fund: Memorial Bench repair 500.00
Reserve Fund: Youth Council 463.32

October 2014

Beginning Balance ` 3,002.06

Marion Co. Ad Valorem 2,106.20

Delinquent Sewer Fees 441.00
Bailey, B. $147
Mercer, S. $147
Staatz, D $147

Sewer Fees 210.00 California Sisters $40
Gehrke $120
Thompson $10
Thornhill $10
Wiles $30

Total income 2,757.20

Balance Prior to Expense 5,759.26

Ck 4406 Westar 57.65
Total Expense 57.65

Balance as of October 2014 5,701.61


Beginning Balance 20,573.40

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

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

October 2014



Beginning Balance ` $300.00

Citations $100.00
Sean Sipes $50
Jennifer Staatz $50

Total Income 100.00

Balance Prior to Expense 400.00

Total Expense -0-


Balance as of October 2014 400.00