The City of Fairfax Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting July 22, 2019.
The meeting was called to order by Ryan Kingery, Mayor, at 6:33 p.m. Also present were: Kristi Duering, Tabitha Wintz, Michael Oswald, and Beth Graves, Aldermen; John Brown, Water Superintendent; Kristy McDonald, City Clerk; Danny Kemerling, Treasurer; Jim Brown and Gregg Smith, Fairfax Rural Fire Dept.; Robert Wilson and Nathan Thomas, Accounting Solutions.
The aldermen voted to approve the tentative agenda.
Members of the Fairfax Rural Fire District were present to continue discussing the possibility of a rural and city fire agreement. They presented the council with a sample of an agreement to furnish fire protection. The city will look over the agreement and let the rural district know at the next council meeting. Jim Brown and Gregg Smith left the meeting at 6:40 p.m.
Robert Wilson and Nathan Thomas were present to discuss the city’s 2018 audit. They presented the audit with no significant findings. They did suggest that the city open new checking accounts to keep all money separate for each fund. Kristy will check with the bank to get that process started. Robert and Nathan then left the meeting at 7:10 p.m.
Discussion was held concerning repairing a section of sidewalk on Main Street. The consensus was to allow the owner to complete the repair.
The regular minutes of June 19, 2019, were approved.
The aldermen also approved accounts payable.
Staff Reports
Danny Kemerling presented his treasurer report showing that all accounts are in balance.
Kristy McDonald informed the council that the annual water and sewer primacy fees will be on this next utility bill.
The city attorney will be at the next meeting to talk about special tax bills for when the city has to abate nuisances that property owners do not.
The Fairfax Optimist Club asked if the city wanted to put an ad in the fair book this year as we have in the past. All council members were in agreement for the ad.
John Brown presented the financial reports for the United Water Partnership (formerly Atchison County Wholesale Water Commission).
The city’s fire truck repair will be done in the next week or two.
A request for a sign was approved to be installed on Volker Street for traffic warning.
The city will need to order a flow test kit to measure the pressure and gallons per minute through the city’s fire hydrants. The aldermen voted unanimously to purchase the kit.
The council decided to have another city clean-up day before the fair and rent a dumpster for city residents to use. Kristy will call American Recycling and Sanitation to reserve a dumpster the weekend of August 2.
Ryan reported that he attended the Solid Waste Management meeting this month.
The next meeting is Wednesday, August 21, at 6:30 p.m.
The meeting then adjourned.