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Tipton City Council Meeting January 2, 2024

CITY OF TIPTON – CITY COUNCIL MEETING – Tuesday, January 2, 2024

The regular meeting of the Tipton City Council was held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2023 at City Hall.   Those present were Mayor Jarrod Shivers, City Clerk Brigit Gasper, City Superintendent Rod Barker and City Council members – Ben Avery, Michael Ohnsat, and Mark Towner. Jessica Krier and Sara Dilley were absent.   This meeting is the Public Hearing for the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan 2024-2026.

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

Minutes from the Monday, December 4, 2023 meeting were reviewed and approved.

Brigit reported on utility bills. There were 11 late fees charged, 3 letters sent, and 8 full payments received.  There was discussion on disconnects if bills are not paid and the $100.00 charge to the customer for reconnecting water service.

The sales tax receipt for December was $5462.19.  Receipts for December were $20824.18 and disbursements were $18585.81.   Receipts and bills were reviewed and information was given on expected bills that have not been received but still need to be paid in year 2023. W-2’s will be completed and mailed out.  The KMIT bill for Workman’s Comp Insurance is due January 31, 2024.  The premium for that insurance decreased around 7% from 2023.    The funds in the general ledger report were reviewed in comparison with the 2023 budget.  The transfer of the portion of alcohol tax that was put into the General Fund as required will be done; the total transfer amount will be $972.54 to the Park Fund.  In addition, a transfer will be done from the General Fund to the Restaurant Fund.   A motion to pay the bills was made by Mark Towner; seconded by Michael Ohnsat.  Motion carried.

The Neighborhood Revitalization Plan was presented to the Mayor and Council by City Clerk Brigit Gasper in the absence of Emily Benedick, Mitchell County Community Development Director.  Changes to the plan from previous years were discussed.  Brigit has confirmed with the League of Municipalities that a resolution is suitable for the adoption of the plan as we have done in the past.  Ben Avery made a motion to adopt the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan for 2024-2026 with Resolution NRP 1022024.  Michael Ohnsat seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Resolution 1022024 was signed by Mayor Jarrod Shivers and stamped with the City Seal.

The annual Municipal Water Use Report needs to be completed by March 1, 2024.  Brigit will complete the report on-line since there is an additional fee to file a paper report.  She will also need to complete the KMIT Workman’s Comp report by mid-February.

The annual SAM renewal process is being completed.  This is required to be able to be eligible for some grants.

The contract for the purchase of Blocks 61 and 48 in the City of Tipton from the Diocese of Salina has been signed by all parties.  Brigit delivered the signed Quitclaim Deed to the Register of Deeds in Mitchell County with the Sales Validation Questionnaire form.  The Deed was recorded at the Register of Deeds Office, but waiting on the documentation for the transfer of authority between Bishops to finalize the purchase requirements.  Upon this being obtained, the purchase of Blocks 48 and 61 will be complete.  After the City receives the recorded deed, the tax exemption application will be filed with the state through the appraiser’s office in Mitchell County.

Christmas Lights being displayed by Tipton residents were voted on by the council.  This year’s winners are Joe and Kala Phillips – 1st place $75.00 prize; Barry and Lori Collins – 2nd place $50.00 prize; Steve and Leti Gasper – 3rd place $25.00 prize.  All present appreciated all of the light displays that were put up this year. 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 pm and the next meeting will be held on Monday, February 5, 2024 at 7:30 pm.

Brigit Gasper

City Clerk                                                                                               

Last Updated ( January 08, 2024 )