Archive for Monday, November 19, 2012

Baldwin City Council agenda for Monday, Nov. 19

Baldwin City Hall

Baldwin City Hall

November 19, 2012

AGENDA

I. Call to Order: Mayor Ken Wagner

II. Consent Agenda: (All matters listed on the Consent Agenda are to be considered under one motion and will be enacted by one motion.

There is to be no separate discussion on any Consent Agenda Item. If discussion is desired by an elected official of the City on any Consent

Agenda item, then that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately).

A. Consider the draft minutes of the November 5, 2012 Regular Meeting.

B. Consider Appropriation Ordinance No. 2012-11B: claims against the City for goods provided and

services rendered.

III. Committee/Commission Reports

None

IV. Special Reports or Presentations

Tony Brown: Kansas Sculptors Association project

V. Unfinished Business

A. Consider Ordinance No. 1288 repealing Ordinance No. 973 and prohibiting parking on both sides

of Eisenhower Street between Ames and the northern terminus of Eisenhower Street. (Greg Neis)

VI. New Business

A. Consider for first reading Charter Ordinance No. 22 exempting the City from the provisions of

K.S.A. 12-621 relating to sewage disposal works improvements and the issuance of bonds

therefore and providing substitute and additional provisions relating thereto. (Chris Lowe)

B. Consider Resolution No. 2012-13 authorizing the Mayor to execute documents regarding

economic development initiatives associated with NEBORS, LLC and to authorize distribution of

those funds. (Chris Lowe)

VII. Public Comments and Questions

VIII. Discussion Items from Council Members or Staff (items not for action at this time)

IX. Schedule & Announcements (upcoming meetings & events)

A. Community Development Committee: 4pm, December 10 at City Hall

X. Executive Session

XI. Adjourn

Comments

straightforward 1 year, 9 months ago

Can anyone fill me in on what economic initiative we are working on with NEBORS, LLC?

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1776attorney 1 year, 9 months ago

Do a search of this newspaper site above and you will see that the 1st and only time NEBORS, LLC has been mentioned is in this agenda article.

So, the council is considering a motion to authorize the mayor to spend taxpayer money on this NEBORS, LLC, and it has never been presented or explained in this newspaper before.

Any surprise here that the majority of taxpayers know nothing about it.

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1776attorney 1 year, 9 months ago

When can we expect a detailed news story regarding these important city meetings ? The public should be informed by "our" local newspaper as to what our elected officials are doing with our tax dollars.

Maybe this is the reason taxpayers are surprised (and sometimes shocked) by big dollar projects suddenly appearing on the horizon long after any discussion period has expired. Projects that IF the public was aware of might just generate a lot of criticism since they benefit a small, insider-connected constituency.

We are now 1 week past this meeting.

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1776attorney 1 year, 9 months ago

Perhaps we could be told why city (taxpayer) funding is still on the agenda for the Kansas Sculptors Association after many citizens voiced their unequivocal NO to this expenditure.

Maybe the city council and mayor need to take the public's pulse again over this "Visioning" exercise. It seems the first time around they didn't catch the public's disgust for all the wild, fanciful spending on projects beyond the basic scope of city services.

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