notes by Ted Wright
COLLINSVILLE MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY REGULAR MEETING
MONDAY, MAY 19, 2003, AT 7:00 P.M.
1. Review of 2002/2003 budget and discussion of accounts concerning the
2003/2004 budget. [City
Manager Mike Tinker walked the commissioners through highlights of the draft
budget which still has several unknowns to be resolved.
Tinker estimated the new budget (compared to this past year) would be flat
or negative. He indicated the health insurance rates for city employees
would be raised but the final amount had not yet been supplied by the provider.
He discussed other changes in city operations being considered. One mentioned
was the possibility of trash collection with 90-gallon containers for each
customer. Another was possible consolidation of efforts between park, pool
and cemetery work.] -- No commissioner action required.
2. Discussion and possible action to approve a Raw Water Contract with
Washington County Rural Water District No. 3. This
item was tabled pending a meeting to be held May 27 (6:30) for further resolution
3. Consideration and possible action to award Carol Wilson a debit to her
utility account in the amount of $25. [brief
discussion of the circumstances of this reconnect charge and the fact that
there were more than 50 other disconnects in the same timeframe ... some
that had been delayed until after the cold weather had ended] --
4. Consideration and possible action to approve City participation during
the Fourth of July fireworks.
[Most of this discussion concerned the choice of location for this annual
event. Many prefer the former location in the city park despite its limitations
for parking and limits on fireworks due to trees and crowd separation. Last
year's location north of town (5th and 156th St. N) has better (open) viewing
and plenty of parking, but is not as traditional. Chamber of Commerce President
Marilyn Hardacre indicated the chamber wanted to partner with the city and
would likely have associated activities.] --
The commissioners approved expenditure (not to exceed $3500) for fireworks
and to leave the location decision to the Chamber of Commerce.
5. New (Emergency) Business -- Citizen
Mr.Ramsey requested that something be done about the rough railroad crossings
on Main and Walnut. He wondered why the Broadway crossing could be fixed
but not the other two? Mike Tinker indicated he would initiate contact with
the Corporation Commission and ODOT to request improvements by the railroad.
COLLINSVILLE CITY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING
1. Consideration and possible action to approve the purchase of two police
units in the amount of $22,875.00. [The
two vehicles which had used and maintained by the Kansas Highway Patrol
Police Chief Charlie Annis indicated there would be addition expense to
make the cars street ready. The additional items were decals, radios, rear
deck lights and penetrators. An additional police unit is expeceted by swaping
the engine from a wrecked patrol car into an existing unmarked unit which
would also need to be outfitted. Commissioner Gross expressed a desire to
move toward purchasing new instead of used vehicles in the future as budgets
would allow.] -- The purchase was approved.
2. Review of 2002/2003 budget and discussion of accounts concerning the
[see the discussion above under Municipal Authority]
3. Consideration and possible action to approve payment to Traffic Engineering
Consultants in the amount of $10,000 for a traffic signal design for the
intersection of State Highway 20 and 5th Street. [The
design would include survey and widening for turn lanes. No additional right
of way is anticipated but there might be issues with the Northeast corner]
items 4-8 below were explained to be a neccesity to get grant money for
sewer improvements and were approved with minimal discussion]
4. Designate the Mayor as the certifying officer under the National Environmental
Policy Act of 1969 to assume overall responsibility for the environmental
review process. --
5. Make a Finding of Categorical Exclusion/Exempt from Release of Funds
Publication for the #10261 CDBG 01 Sanitary Sewer Improvement Program.--
6. Authorize the Mayor to sign the Environmental Certification and Request
for Release of Funds.--
7. Approve an Antidisplacement Plan for the #10261 CDBG 01 Sanitary Sewer
8. Approve a Resolution committing up to $7,972 to the CDBG project through
9. Approve a Resolution approving participation in the Metropolitan Tulsa
Home Consortium and Authorizing the Mayor to execute a Home Investment Partnership
Act Consortium Agreement.[Provides
low-interest loans to some residents. The rates are much better with these
19 agencies combined instead each of trying to negotiate their own.] --
V. EXECUTIVE SESSION --
item withdrawn from the agenda as the city attorney was not present.