Mayor Rob Lessen called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Roll was taken, and Gary Pommier was absent, and Richard Kerley joined the meeting at 6:35 p.m. The minutes from the previous meeting were presented. Carma Burns made the motion to accept the minutes from the past regular meeting. Bob Lauck seconds the motion. The motion was approved. Carma Burns then made the motion to approve the minutes from the Special meeting. Howard Camp seconds the motion. The motion was approved. The mayor presented the evening agenda. Under Unfinished Business, Item A-1 Tyson McGreer with KMEA was added. Under New Business Item C) Tom Gorman, High Service Pump was added. Carma Burns made the motion to approve the agenda as revised. Howard Camp seconds the motion. The motion was approved. Appropriation Ordinance #6 was presented to the City Council. Carma Burns made the motion to approve payment Appropriation Ordinance #6. Bob Lauck seconds the motion. The motion was approved.
John Austin handed in his monthly report to the City Council.
Tom Gorman handed in his monthly report to the City Council. Tom did a report on the West Street project with Harryman's Feed Store and the Dari Castle having a lazy curb to have access to the property.
TYSON MCGREER; KMEA SOLAR POWER
Tyson McGreer was present and presented a five-page presentation on setting up a solar power field in Arma and how the Council could go about handling this type of power source. The process would take 1 to 2 years to install. Rob Lessen asked if the Council could receive options on setting up a solar field plus an engine. The City Council agreed to have a proforma developed.
WORKSHOP MEETING UPDATE
Carma Burns touched on the high points of the workshop dealing with the 2024 Budget. Bette Lessen also reported on the financial side of the issue.
Bette Lessen reviewed the current standing for where the city sits dealing with the current rates as well as the ¾ increase that took place the start of this year. Bette felt that the Council should continue to watch the Budget under Water for the expenditure as well as the revenue that is made monthly.
ORDINANCE 598; JOHN AUSTIN
John Austin reported to the council about the current city ordinance 598 on selling, storing, and presenting fireworks inside the city limits. Bette Lessen reported that Special Events is under zoning regulations, however this issue can be re-discussed in 2024 if the City Council would like to require a Special Permit for public gatherings.
Carma Burns made the motion to table this issue until the next meeting. Richard Kerley seconds the motion. Motion was approved.
TOM GORMAN, HIGH SERVICE PUMPS
Tom reported to the Council about the need to revamp the high service pump, it has been several years since this service was done and the city needs this pump to work properly. It will take 10 weeks to get the pump. The cost is $8264.00. Richard Kerley made the motion to have the pump repaired for $8,264.00. Carma Burns seconds the motion. The motion was approved.
Bob Lauck asked Brenda Banks if she had anything to report on the library. Brenda reported on upcoming events that will be held in the library this week.
Carma Burns reported on the 4th of July fireworks. The Brooks family did a great job. Plus, our Fire and Police officers were there to handle any problems.
Bob Lauck made the motion to accept and to place in file all communications. Carma Burns seconds the motion. The motion was approved.
John Austin brought up the Durango with the problems that are taking place. As well as the need for 5 new office chairs for the Police Dept. John was asked to get a few more quotes and to present them at the next meeting.
Tom Hayes reported on the Judicial meeting that was held in Pittsburg. Tom stated that the meeting was informative and felt that the people who attended got a lot of information from this meeting.
Carma Burns made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Richard Kerley seconds the motion. The motion was approved. 8:16 p.m.