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Monday, July 12, 2021



P.O. Box 38, 200 East Third Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

WORKSHOP MEETING - 6:00 p.m.

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING - 7:30 p.m.




MEETING WILL BE IN PERSON
IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER GYMNASIUM

The meeting is open to the public. Online or phone observation is available but does not enable participation in the meeting.  

We will follow safety precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,  the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and local health officers. Attendees are required to wear masks and observe proper social distancing. If you are exhibiting symptoms of illness,
think you may have been exposed to illness or would prefer to listen online please use the instructions below.


 

 
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WORKSHOP AGENDA - 6:00 p.m.

1.

Budget Session

Continuation of discussion regarding the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 City Budget. City staff will review planned expenditures of the Library Fund, Debt Service Fund, and General Fund. A major discussion point will be the funding of the Fire Department. 

Due to legislative changes, the City budget process will extend into October (previous years, completed in August). Workshop will include facilitated discussion on exceeding the Revenue Neutral Rate and setting of the maximum (meaning it could be less once finalized). 

Action
NA
Recommendation
NA
 

CITY COUNCIL MEETING - 7:30 p.m.

 

PRESENTATIONS

1.

Proclamation - Sergeant Chris Haney

The Mayor will present a proclamation to Sgt. Haney in recognition of his completion of the National Forensics Academy. 

Action
NA
Recommendation
NA
 

Citizen Concerns About Items Not on Today's Agenda. (Copies of material presented to the City Council must also be provided to the City Clerk.)

This item is for comments and questions from the audience about items that are not included on today's agenda.
 

CONSENT AGENDA

The City Council will consider Consent Agenda items by one motion with no discussion unless the City Council, Staff or the audience requests removal of an item from the Consent Agenda.  The City Council will consider an item removed from the Consent Agenda as the next item after their action on the Consent Agenda.
1.

Minutes of the June 28, 2021 City Council Meeting

Action
NA
Recommendation
NA
2.

Claims for City Operations

Staff enclosed the supplement claims for City operations in the amount of $ 33,104.54, regular claims in the amount of $ 513,476.42 and utility billing refunds in the amount of $2,588.39.

Action
Make a motion to approve the claims for City operations for July 12, 2021.
Recommendation
The Finance Director recommends approval.
3.

Claims for Public Housing Authority

Staff enclosed the Public Housing Authority supplemental claims in the amount of $ 4,076.74.

Action
Make a motion to approve the Public Housing Authority claims for July 12, 2021.
Recommendation
The Public Housing Authority Director recommends approval.
4.

Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Tourism Committee  - Renew the terms for the members as follows: Bruce Breslow for a term ending July 2023; Vicky Wheeler for a term ending July 2024; and Judy Shelton for a term ending July 2025.

Action
Make a motion to approve the appointments to boards and commissions.
Recommendation
The Mayor recommends approval
 

OLD BUSINESS

 

NEW BUSINESS

1.

Notice of Intent to Exceed Revenue Neutral Rate

Senate Bill 13 requires all taxing jurisdictions who intend to collect ad valorem taxes in excess of those taxes budgeted in the current year to notify the County Clerk by July 20.  The notice to the clerk will include the proposed tax rate along with the date, time, and location of a Public Hearing to hear comments regarding the intent to exceed the Revenue Neutral Tax Rate.

Staff will provide options on exceeding the Revenue Neutral Rate during the Budget Workshop preceding the Council Meeting.

The proposed notice to the County Clerks is attached.


Action
Make a motion to notify the County Clerks of the City's intent to exceed the Revenue Neutral Rate with a proposed mill levy rate of _________ and set a Public Hearing for September 13, 2021 to hear comments on exceeding the Revenue Neutral Rate.
Recommendation
The City Manager and Finance Director recommend approval.
2.

Ordinance to Amend Chapter III: Beverages of the Code of Ordinances

Action
Make a motion to adopt an ordinance amending Chapter III: Beverages of the Code of Ordinances.
Recommendation
The City Clerk and City Attorney recommend approval.
 

REPORTS

2.

City Council Items

3.

Mayor's Report