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AUGUST 1, 2006
Mayor McNown called the meeting to order at 7:00 with the following
members present: Virginia Black, Cheryl Nordstedt, Bess Roberts, Dale
Blumanhourst, James Gilson and Michael Houston.
present: I.D. Creech- City
Polian, City Clerk
Dunn, City Superintendent
Newman, Sergeant of Investigations
Arbuckle, City Attorney
present: The Ark Valley News
Houston moved, second by Gilson,
to approve the agenda as presented. Vote yea: unanimous. Motion carried.
second by Black, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Vote yea:
unanimous. Motion carried.
Marvin Nye of Peterson, Peterson and Goss presented the 2005
Financial reports to the Governing Body. Stated that there was no fraudulent
activity and the books looked to be in much better order than the previous
Nordstedt moved, second by Gilson, to accept the 2005
Financials as presented by the City Auditor. Vote yea: unanimous. Motion
PUBLIC HEARING- 2007 PROPOSED BUDGET
Mayor McNown opened the Public Hearing at 7:07 to discuss the 2007 Proposed Budget.
No Public wished
to address the Council regarding the 2007 Budget.
Mayor McNown closed the Public Hearing at 7:08.
second by Houston, to adopt the 2007 Budget as published and direct City Staff
to file the document as required by State Statute. Vote yea: unanimous. Motion
PUBLIC HEARING- 2006 SPECIAL HIGHWAY FUND BUDGET AMENDMENT
Mayor McNown opened the Public Hearing at 7:08 to discuss
the Proposed 2006 Special Highway Fund Budget Amendment.
No one from the Public wished to address the Council on the
closed the Public Hearing at 7:09.
Houston moved, second by Nordstedt, to adopt the 2006
Special Highway Fund Budget Amendment as published and direct City Staff to
file the document as required by State Statute. Vote yea: unanimous. Motion
FACILITY USE REQUEST LIONS’ PARK- FAITH BIBLE BAPTIST
second by Gilson, to approve the park use request with the conditions
identified by Staff (listed in agenda). Vote yea: unanimous. Motion carried.
Councilmember Houston stated that he was on the VC News and
Views Proposed Advertising Committee, and made the recommendation that the
Council do nothing at this time.
Roberts stated that she spoke with a company that was interested in having 12
recycling bins placed around city buildings, schools and churches and asked the
Council how they would feel about this.
Council consensus was that they would like more information.
CITY SUPERINTENDENT DUNN
Stated that the Street Program was ahead of schedule up
north by the high school. Said the cost has gone up significantly for the
projects, so a part of the Program may have to be postponed to the following
CITY ADMINISTRATOR CREECH
Said that the KDHE Water Loan Agreement would be on the next
Council meeting’s agenda for discussion, but wanted to provide the information
to the Council as soon as possible so they could review it before the
discussion. Provided the 2006-2 Bond schedule to the Council. Stated that he
spoke with the finance person at Sedgwick County who told him he expects a 4%
growth in sales tax in 2007.
Councilmember Nordstedt asked if he planned to have revenue
ideas presented to the Council anytime soon.
Creech stated that he hoped to have a list by next meeting
or the meeting after that and would like to have the entire issue settled by
the end of the year.
GOVERNING BODY REPORTS
Valley Center hosted a training session for the League of Kansas Municipalities
the previous Saturday and thanked Staff for providing the set-up for the
meeting. Also thanked the City Administrator and Staff for their hard work on
the 2007 Budget.
Said that the
Sales Tax Committee meeting would be tomorrow at City Hall, 7:00 p.m.
Thanked Staff for
good financial reports.
Stated that he
used early voting this election and like it and recommended everyone take
advantage of it.
adjourned at 7:33 p.m.
Kristine A. Polian, City Clerk