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Tipton City Council Meeting held June 7, 2022


The regular meeting of the Tipton City Council was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at City Hall.   Those present were Mayor-Braden Hake, City Clerk Brigit Gasper, City Superintendent - Rod Barker, and City Council members – Jarrod Shivers, Michael Ohnsat, Mark Towner  and  Sara Dilley. Council member Jessica Krier was absent from the meeting.  Vanessa Tonne from the Café was also present.

Mayor Braden Hake called the meeting to order.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. 

Minutes from the May 2, 2022 meeting were reviewed and approved.

Vanessa Tonne brought in an updated inventory list for the Café.  She also provided a bill from Center  Glass and Supply Company for back door repair on the Café.  Discussion was held in regards to whether there are any parties interested in managing the restaurant sometime in the future.  It was concurred that the restaurant is an extremely important part of the community, and that anyone who knows of any interested persons should contact Vanessa, Mayor Braden Hake or any council member. 

Brigit reported that the computer for the City of Tipton business, utilities, and bookkeeping is having major issues.  She has been in contact with Nex-tech numerous times and is waiting on a call regarding how this will be resolved in a timely manner especially since the computer is under warranty.   She is doing what she can to work on the budget process despite computer trouble.

Brigit gave an update on the utility bills and late fees charged. Two letters regarding late payment were mailed; there were no disconnect letters issued.

The required Consumer Confidence report for the City of Tipton was mailed to all water customers along with the Mitchell County Health Department and the KDHE with the required form.  The report is posted in City Hall.

Total May receipts were $16,700.97 and disbursements were $28,809.82.  Sales tax was up in May with the amount received being $5597.58.  Bills and receipts for May were discussed reviewed.  A check was received from EMC insurance for dividends since the city participates in the Kansas Municipality Safety Group Dividend Program.  Burial fees were received for the Sis Pahls burial and deposited to the scholarship fund.  Scholarship recipients for 2022 were Paige Hollerich and Leah Brummer and certificates were presented to them at the TCHS Graduation.  Checks will be presented to them when their required documentation is received for the first semester.  A check was mailed to Utility Service in the amount of $7747.25 for payment on the water tower project since work on the tower base was done.   There was additional help needed on a large water line break in the park, and the extra contract labor will be paid accordingly.  The general ledger balance report was reviewed for all of the funds for the City.  Jarrod Shivers moved that the bills be paid; Mark Towner seconded. Motion passed.

The lease agreement for Cordel Farms LLC was signed and received back from David Cordel.

Floodplain mapping information had been received and  Zoom meeting was held to explain the mapping procedure.  Brigit attended the Zoom meeting and the City will be notified as to the progress of the mapping updates for the Floodplain.   There is no floodplain in the city limits of Tipton.

Brigit reported that Librarian Pat Allen held a Summer Reading Program with Oceans as a theme that was very well attended.  Librarians from the Central Kansas Library System were also present at the program and were very impressed with the library in Tipton and it’s selection of books and the organization of the library.  Pat holds the Summer Reading program all summer and has prizes and activities available for the kids. 

Murals of Mitchell County  is currently accepting funding for the murals in Mitchell county.  The Solomon Valley Community Foundation is providing grant funds to supplement the fundraising efforts.  A mural will be done on the south side of Tipton Grocery with work to begin soon.  

The City of Tipton will be celebrating it’s Sesquicentennial (150 years) this year.  Some community members have shown interest in having some sort of event to commemorate this.  Discussion was held on ideas that would be possibilities for an event.  Individuals or organizations who have special interest and wish to organize an event can contact Mayor Braden Hake or any council member.

Grant funds from the Solomon Valley Community Foundation for the Tipton Woods Trail signage have been dispersed to Winkel Iron Works and Schoen Signs.  The new signs have been installed at the trail and are a great addition to the natural surroundings on the trail.  Braden reported that the Tipton Picnic Fun Run will take place at the Tipton Woods Trail this year.  There is a shelter building that will be built on the south part of the trail.   The cost and construction of the building is being donated by Kent and Kelli Hake and Braden and Trish Hake.

Council member Sara Dilley reported that the 4-H club will be painting fire hydrants in town and Rod will help with getting the paint around for the project.

City Superintendent, Rod Barker, reported that he has mowed the trail head and will need to do some clean-up work around the rock posts in the parking area.  He will also be spraying the grounds at the park and the trail prior to the picnic to control insects.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm due to the Fourth of July holiday.  Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.

                                                                                                                                                Brigit Gasper

 City Clerk                                                                                               


Last Updated ( June 20, 2022 )