City of Ramona
April 9, 2012
Ramona City Building
Presiding: Vice Mayor Byron Noeth
Council Present: AJ Svoboda, Art Stroda, Jayme Brunner, Bill Alcorn
Staff present: Fern Leach, Jessica Gilbert, David Staatz,
Others in attendance: Rohani Alcorn, Ramona Youth Council members Terren Thompson, Cassy Thomson, CJ Thompson, Josh Mercer, Nathan Young, Jennea Remmers, Dallen Thompson.
The meeting was called to order by the vice mayor at 7:00pm.
Motion: AJ Svoboda moved to approve the March 2012 minutes as read. Jayme Brunner seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion: Art Stroda moved to accept the treasurer’s report; motion seconded by Bill Alcorn, and passed unanimously.
Motion: AJ Svoboda moved to approve the amended treasurer’s report for March 2012. Seconded by Bill Alcorn. Pass unanimously.
Councilman Alcorn said he was proud of the young people who are involved in the newly formed Youth Council. Bill said he was mowing the park recently and needed help cleaning things up so he could mow properly, so he called Terren Thompson, the Youth Council Mayor, and Terren got a group of kids together who came and cleaned the park.
Terren Thompson outlined some of the future activities planned by the Youth Council. He said they planned on holding a dance, with Dave Staatz providing the music. In conjunction with the event, they’re planning on having a town clean-up event, and for every young person who helps, they get into the dance for free.
Terren said they would like the basketball court lights to be installed, and pledge to help keep a drinking fountain safe, when it’s installed at the park.
City Council discussed what was needed to get the lights installed at the court. David Staatz said he would check on getting a switch so lights are on a timer. Bill Alcorn said he’d provide the bucket truck and Art Stroda the wiring.
EMT Rescue Knives
This issue was tabled.
David Staatz informed Council that the back-up generator for the list station is needing to be repaired. He said that he can no longer find parts for the existing generator. He explained that the problem is one of dependability, since the generator will start some times, but fail to start on other occasions. Since the sewer station is so vital, the Council approved David and Art to look into getting a generator from Government Surplus. Dave said he’d get a print-out of available generators and place one on hold.
Motion: Art Stroda moved to approve Dave Staatz be authorized to purchase the generator from Government Surplus, providing it meets specifications. Seconded by AJ Svoboda. Passed unanimously.
Lalouette Law Billing
City Clerk Gilbert presented a bill from Lalouette Law for an additional $500 for supposed work she did on behalf of the city. The City Council approved the City Clerk writing Ms. Lalouette concerning the appropriateness of her billing, since she accomplished so little on behalf of the city.
Motion: Jayme Brunner moved to approve the city clerk to discuss the bill from the previous city attorney and reported back to the Council. Motion seconded by Art Stroda, and passed unanimously.
7:45pm City Council went into Executive Session to discuss legal case
8:00 pm City Council reconvened
Motion: Bill Alcorn moved to approve City Attorney Brian Bina’s legal action to bring In-direct Contempt of Court charges for non-payment of fines and court fees, and asking for a Date Certain, in the matter of City of Ramona vs. Marvin Rains, and City of Ramona vs. William Bell. Seconded by AJ Svoboda. Motion passed unanimously.
Motion: Bill Alcorn moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded, and passed unanimously.
Jessica Gilbert, City Clerk
City of Ramona
Treasurer’s Report: April 9, 2012
Beginning Balance 13,298.08
State of Ks.-Retail tax 900.17
Westar Franchise 157.19
Marion Co. Ad Valorem 1,871.39
Road & Bridge 36.57
Total Income 2,965.32
Balance prior to expense 16,263.40
Westar (shop, park, sr. ctr) 67.54
Westar (street lights) 247.39
Rural Water (park, sr. ctr) 42.28
Clark Lumber 71.07
Atmos (sr. ctr) 61.94
Dave Staatz (maintenance) 169.83
Jess Gilbert (clerk) 398.63
IRS (1st qtr 2012) 185.10
Council Compensation: 557.50
Dave Staatz (meeting compenstion) 42.46
Fern Leach (annual salary + meeting comp) 127.38
Jess Gilbert (meeting compensation) 84.92
Total Expense 2,056.04
Ending Balance as of April 2012 14,207.36
Investment @ Edward Jones 5,000.00
Reserve Fund: Park Improvement ($600 drinking fountain) 876.32
Reserve Fund: Siren 1,000.00
Reserve Fund: 4th of July 1416.43
Reserve Fund: Memorial Bench repair 500.00
Beginning Balance ` 22,774.35
Marion Co. Ad Valorem 981.82
Sewer Fees 430.00
Bailey, Nate $40
Total Income 1,411.82
Balance Prior to Expense 24,186.17
Westar Energy 49.55
Office Max (supplies) 92.45
City of Tampa (Beisel) 159.00
Total Expense 301.00
Balance for April 2012 23,885.17
Investment CD with Edward Jones 10,000.00
Beginning Balance 9,248.31
Total Income -0-
Balance Prior to Expense 9,248.31
Marion Co. (stop signs) 150.00
Total Expense 150.00
Ending April 2012 9,098.31
Investment CD with Edward Jones 5,000.00