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Tipton City Council Meeting September 5, 2023

CITY OF TIPTON – CITY COUNCIL MEETING – Tuesday September 5, 2023

The regular meeting of the Tipton City Council was held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at City Hall.   Those present were Mayor-Jarrod Shivers, City Clerk Brigit Gasper, City Superintendent Rod Barker and City Council members – Ben Avery, Jessica Krier, Michael Ohnsat, Mark Towner and Sara Dilley. 

Mayor Jarrod Shivers called the meeting to order.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. 

Minutes from the August 7, 2023 meeting were reviewed and approved.

Brigit gave an update on the utility bills. There were 5 late fees charged, 4 letters sent, and 3 full payments received.

The sales tax receipt for August was $6025.30.  Receipts for August were $23,913.68 and disbursements were $19,574.23 to date.   Receipts and bills were reviewed.  The general ledger report fund balances were reviewed. Sara Dilley made the motion to pay the bills; Ben Avery seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Brigit is working on getting the Mayor’s name updated with all necessary parties and contacts.  

KDHE will implement e-reporting for all documents, reports, surveys, assessments, monitoring and compliance data beginning January 2024.  Rod and Brigit will each have separate log in access to the site.

Drew and Brandi Shirack are the new owners of Tipton Grocery, having purchased the business from Fred and Vali Smith.

Rod reported that the level of sewer pond #1 has shown some decrease in its level and he is monitoring it and the level of pond #2.   His phone is not currently receiving automatic updates on the status of the water tower.  He will check to see if there are updates or fixes for this issue and will get in further contact with Pierce Electronics.   He has been monitoring the water with required water tests and sending them in as required by KDHE.  Prairieland Electric has been replacing street lights that are not working properly.  

The street oiling and rocking was discussed and options were discussed.   Past expenses for the streets were discussed in addition to the number of residential and commercial accounts that pay street fees.  The income from street fees was also discussed from the past few years in addition to the cost of repair and state of machinery needed to do the streets.  The streets will be worked on in the near future when process has been finalized and oil has been ordered for delivery. 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm and the next meeting will be held on Monday, October 2, 2023 at 7:30 pm.

Brigit Gasper

City Clerk