The Macon City Council met on Tuesday, May 14, in the City Council Chambers and discussed the following after approving the financial report—the May 7 common fund was $50,292.10 and May 14 common fund was $18,305.19 with the library fund at $621.46.
Harold Brown spoke on behalf of a storm water infiltration issue on his property on Ranchland Drive, which was resolved. The Council approved a request made by the Wooden Nickel to block off a portion of Bourke Street, waiver to noise ordinance and permission to serve alcohol on the streets. They approved a request to hold Festival in the Park, a request made by the Macon Area Chamber of Commerce and Conagra to hold a run/walk, request by Macon First Baptist Church to hold activities in the park and a request by the YMCA to use the Macon Municipal Pool for water aerobics. Dan Buckley and Amber Burnam from Advanced Disposal Services also attended the meeting to introduce themselves as well as the company to the area. Buckley also noted that during the first week of recycling, Advance collected half a ton of recycling from the trial area.
“It was not a lot for 300 homes,” said Buckley. “We were hoping for a lot more, and last week was even less.”
Macon Police Chief Steve Olinger also requested the support of the council while he works toward implementing a TIPS hotline. The hotline will allow for individuals to call in and remain anonymous.
“A lot of times something may be going on in the city limits and they want to call the police, but do not want their name involved,” said Olinger. “People will be more comfortable leaving something anonymous which could help us solve a crime or any other types of investigations.”
The Council approved.
The following ordinances were also approved:
• Ordinance authorizing the placement of the continuation of the Capital Improvement Sales Tax on the August 2013 ballot
• Ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute any and all necessary documents with local Real Estate Agents and Brokers to advertise the sale of property (lots located at Macon Lake Estates Subdivision and to allow the Mayor to execute any and all necessary documents related to the sale of any lots.
•Ordinance of the City of Council of the City of Macon authorizing supplemental agreement No. 7 to amend agreement for constructions services by and between Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. and the City of Macon, Project No. 10-31A-1A, related to costs associated with improvements to the dispenser area of the existing fueling system to allow for dispensing of fuel through the third dispenser pump.
• Ordinance of the City of Council of the City of Macon authorizing supplemental agreement No. 8 to amend agreement for constructions services by and between Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. and the City of Macon, Project No. 10-31 A-1A, related to costs additional and repetitive construction phase services due to the general contractor's inability to maintain construction schedule.
Page 2 of 2 - Additionally the Council reviewed bids. The first bid was for a street striping project, which was given to Tim Remole. There were six bids for de-icing salt and the council approved the low bid of $68.24 made by Independent Salt Co. in Kanopolis, KS.
The council also had to appoint individuals to various boards. For the Planning and Zoning Commission, Dan Wilt was reappointed. For the City of Macon Park Board, Curt McLeland and Dennis Stoecklein were reappointed. And for the Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board, David Ausmus was reappointed and Jim Cerva was selected.
Lastly were the reports from the Mayor, Council, City Administrator and City Clerk. Mayor Dale Bagley commented on attending the Senior Citizens Center opening and the Loch Haven Cottages ribbon cutting.
“I think we can all be proud of that,” said Mayor Bagley.
Mayor Bagley also requested from the council that May 12-May 17 be National Police Week and May 15 be Police Officer Memorial Day, which was approved.
Allan Muncy announced during his report that the Maffrey Street project groundbreaking will by on May 23 at 11 a.m. Muncy also allowed Olinger to announce he and Macon Fire Chief Ross Dutton will be holding a bbq fundraiser on June 1 to raise money for Terri Hacket. The fundraiser will be in the Police Department/Fire Department parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.3
Lasly, Vicky McLeland stated the Macon Municipal large pool is slated to open May 27, weather permitting, and the wadding pool to open May 28. She also noted that an exit interview took place with the auditor, and he will return next month to give an overview of the 2012 fiscal audit.