Council to help staff set goals
Mayor Chris Garcia and members of the Basehor City Council will begin meeting with department heads this week to set goals for next year.
The goals list will be presented during a City Council retreat tentatively scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 22, at City Hall.
At Monday night's regularly scheduled meeting, each council member was assigned to serve as liaison to a city department. Council president John Bonee will work with the police department; member Terry Thomas will work with the street department; Iris Dysart will coordinate with the codes department; Keith Sifford with the sewer department; and Bill Hooker with the administrative department.
From council members' discussions with department members, a list of goals will be developed and discussed during the Oct. 22 retreat, which is the city's second since the April election.
The retreat is open to the public.
In other action, the council:
- Approved, 4-1, rescinding a motion to sell police vehicle with highest mileage and transfer 1992 Ford pickup back to public works department. Council member Bill Hooker voted against.
- Tabled repealing ordinance 454.
- Tabled repealing charter ordinance 15.
- Tabled adopting a Home Rule ordinance to create taxing districts within the city limits of Basehor.
- Approved, 4-1, payment and procedure of municipal policy 1.05 MP. Council member Terry Thomas voted against.
- Approved, 5-0, placing traffic safety signs on Leavenworth Road.
- Approved, 3-2, paying $6,000 for asphalt work on Leavenworth and Parallel roads. Council president John Bonee and member Keith Sifford voted against.
- Approved, 4-1, an employment agreement with the city treasurer.
- Scheduled a work session for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 with the engineering firm HNTB to discuss the Kansas Highway 7 corridor management study.