City of Fairview 4.4.2024

Submitted by

Christine Rosenberger, City Clerk

The Fairview City Council met on Thursday, April 4, at the Fairview Community Building. Present for the meeting were Mayor Art Vonderschmidt, Council members Charlie Kramer, Bridget Harvey, Sierra Goering, Doug Bletscher and Steve Holthaus, Animal Control/Ordinance Officer Ashley Martinez, City Treasurer Kim Rettele, City Maintenance George Blanton, and Community Center Manager Joann Keim. Guest in attendance was Ron Rettele. City Clerk Christine Rosenberger was absent.

Vonderschmidt called the meeting to order.

Old Business

Mayor Vonderschmidt reviewed the proposed ordinance book received from American Legal Publishing and said that he would need to talk with city attorneys Martin Mishler and Luke Sunderland to see what needs to be done and the next steps to be taken.

Martinez advised that the last five easements for the highway project have been completed. The council approved paying Martinez for five completed easements at the rate of $50 per easement.

New Business

Martinez brought the council up to date on Mark Chester. Chester stated that he has a new dog that he got from the Topeka Shelter and that it will have its shots and be microchipped.

Vonderschmidt brought to the council’s attention that there are a number of shipping containers already in the city. There was discussion and is was decided that if Chester moved the van trailer back even with the garage and took the wheels and undercarriage/landing gear off, then he would be okay.

Martinez then stated that she thinks that all dogs in the city limits of Fairview should be microchipped.

Martinez then left the meeting and then came back in the door, saying she was going to go give a ticket for a loose dog.

Mayor Vonderschmidt said that he had talked with Jesus Lonzano about how much he thought it would cost to repair the Fairview sign. Repairs are needed prior to painting the mural.

Mayor Vonderschmidt reported that Stan Keim kept the rights to the Community Improvement District funds. A bill from Keim was presented requesting $43,797, which is the cost of a walk-in cooler. The city will be making a payment of $19,339.86 minus $976 for administrative fees, which totals $18,372.86. K. Rettele will write a check and see it gets delivered.

Vonderschmidt has not heard back from the tree trimmers.

Jethie Lee arrived to complain about Martinez giving his son a $50 ticket when the dog ran across the street while the son was putting his shoes on.

Councilwoman Goering stated that the mural committee will be meeting on April 15 and at that time, they will ask Christy Klein about the sign. A new design was presented to the committee and the grant application is under review.

City Maintenance George Blanton stated that he needed to buy weed spray, change the oil in the mower, get new blades for the mower and fix the bleachers.

The Home Schooling group requested that the park be mowed for their meeting on Monday, May 13.

K. Rettele stated that the insurance had gone up $220. The new cost of the insurance is $9,402.

A bill was presented to the council from R&K Excavating on the tear down of the Barrett house. The council agreed to pay the bill of $591.72 out of the demolition assistance funding as approved for the house at a previous council meeting.

The council approved to pay the bills including the insurance bill.

Also at the meeting:

The budget hearing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, and tax evaluations were mailed out from the courthouse.

The council approved the minutes of the March 7 meeting.

The council approved and accepted the Treasurer’s report as balanced and verified.

The council approved Ordinance 2024-01, to condemn certain real estate for easement purposes.

The next regular meeting of the council was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Fairview Community Center. These minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time.


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