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July 23, 2012

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City of Eskridge 
Regular City Council Meeting 
July 23, 2012 


The regular meeting of the Eskridge City Council was called to order by Council President 
Dave Dunbar at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was answered by Bill 
Cook, Melissa Corley, Dave Dunbar, Cindy Kraus, and Justin Rush. Mayor Deann 
Williams was absent. 

Two agenda items were removed, Belvue Bridge and Special Event CMB Application. 

B. Cook moved, seconded by C. Kraus to adopt the agenda as amended. Motion passed 
unanimously. 
C. Kraus moved, seconded by B. Cook to approve the minutes of July 9th, 2012 as 
written. Motion passed unanimously. 
B. Cook moved, seconded by C. Kraus to approve additions to Appropriation Ordinance 
#1380. Motion passed with a roll call vote of all ayes. 
A proposal to upgrade the warranty on the recently purchased turbidimeters was 
presented from Hach Company. This will cover the installation, quarterly preventive 
maintenance, and on-site repair. B. Cook moved, seconded by M. Corley to purchase the 
warranty upgrade from Hach for $1441.71. Motion passed unanimously. 

The council reviewed three building permits for structures at Lake Wabaunsee. 

Tammy and Sam Austin would like to remove their existing dock and replace it with a 20 
x 20 dock with boat slip and cover. B. Cook moved, seconded by C. Kraus to approve 
the application. Motion passed unanimously. 

Terry Martin is requesting permission to add to his existing dock with a boat slip and 
cover. The original drawing exceeded the maximum width by eight inches. The public 
officer also indicated the drawing did not include a jet ski lift that is attached to the dock. 

J. Rush moved, seconded by M. Corley to approve the application contingent upon 
Martin�s removing the jet ski lift, comply with the maximum width of 20 feet and the 
cover not exceeding 12 feet in height. Motion passed unanimously. 
Dave Birdsong has applied to construct a storage shed on city property located near his 
residence at 226 W. Flint Hill Drive. The building will be 7� x 12� and will not exceed the 
12� height restriction. C. Kraus moved, seconded by M. Corley to approve the 
application. Motion passed unanimously. 


Kris Johnson has sold her property at 414 E. Flint Hills Drive to Steve and Chris 
Wilcoxson and would like to transfer the dock lease. J. Rush moved, seconded by B. 
Cook to approve the request. Motion passed unanimously. 

Kris Johnson has sold her property at 415 E. Flint Hills Drive to Steve and Kerry Kile and 
would like to transfer the dock lease. J. Rush moved, seconded by B. Cook to approve 
the request. Motion passed unanimously. 

Dave Malone of Central States Capital Markets revisited the council with a proposal to 
consolidate our water bonds with a lower interest rate. Several options were presented 
for discussion. A significant savings will be seen over a 20 year period and the council 
directed him to put numbers together to review at the next meeting. 

The 2013 Annual Budget was presented for review. Following discussion B. Cook 
moved, seconded by M. Corley to approve publication of the budget and set the hearing 
for Monday August 13th . Motion passed unanimously. 

The annual appointments to the KMGA Board of Directors were discussed. B. Cook 
moved, seconded by D. Dunbar to appoint Joe Mercer as Primary Director for a two year 
term and Justin Rush as Alternate Director to represent the City of Eskridge on the Board 
of Directors to KMGA. Motion passed unanimously. 

The city clerk shared a letter from the Kansas Department of Agriculture regarding the 
restoration of public water supplies. If awarded the funds would not be available until the 
year 2014 or 2015. Applications are due July 30th but due to the fact we are not prepared 
with the required information, the city will not apply this year. 

Under concerns, council member Cook advised the council he hopes to add additional fish 
to the lake this fall if money is available. He also expressed concerns of the low water level 
in the rearing pond where the catfish are. He hopes to release them into the lake before 
it�s too low. 

The city clerk reminded the council of next week�s work session scheduled for Monday, 
July 30th starting at 7:00. The purpose of the work session is to conduct employee 
evaluations. 

Being no further business to discuss, at 8:25 B. Cook moved, seconded by M. Corley to 
adjourn. Motion passed unanimously. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Lisa K. Cernich 
City Clerk 


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