Council OK’s clerk to handle court fines
The Basehor city council unanimously voted Tuesday night to amend a section of the Oaths and Bonds ordinance for designated city officers.
"It is the intent of this office to start having the police planning clerk start receiving court fines and administering a petty cash fund. Therefore it will be necessary to obtain a surety bond prior to doing so," Mogle said.
In the past only the city clerk and assistant city clerk handled the court fines and subsequently were the only ones covered with surety bonds.
This action was taken in order to insure the city's protection against fraud and embezzlement as well as keep current with the Kansas State Statutes.
The City of Basehor will finance and maintain the bonds of each designated officer.
The council also agreed to approve funds up to $3,500 to hire a FundBalance representative for on-site training. The training cost is $700 per day.
According to a written statement by city clerk Mary Mogle, "the training will be advantageous on the city's part in dealing with new billing software." The representative will work one day each with the city treasurer, city clerk and assistant city clerk. The funds will be charged against the General Administration Capital Outlay Fund.
Also approved was a change order to the Kansas State Revolving Loan Program for the installation of a 2-inch back flow preventor and concrete vault for the Basehor Wastewater Treatment Plant. The total cost for the change order will be $3,464 and will not result in a time extension to the completion date of the facility.
In other action the city council:
approved contractor payments to Carrothers Construction Company of Paola in the amount of $569, 590.
approved the purchase of new laser printer up to the amount of $2000
approved the proposed list of projects for the City of Basehor in 2001
tabled the approval of expenses to install gas service to Basehor Wastewater Treatment Facility
approval of streets and sewers for the Iron Creek Subdivision
approved an ordinance to place stop signs at 155th at Pin Oak and 156TH Terrace and Poplar Street.
The next city council meeting will be Feb.19.