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Record of Proceedings

Sedgwick Town Board Meeting

December 11, 2017

Members Present: Peggy Owens; Gena Kinoshita; Carole Cross; Jeanie Tarver, Troy Kinoshita; Peggy Raymond; Alan Otsuka


Employees Present: Rhonda Jones / Richard Kehm / Dan Pederson


The Sedgwick Town Board met in regular session December 11, 2017 at the Town Hall, a quorum was verified and the meeting was called to order at 6:00pm by Mayor Pro-Tem Jeanie Tarver. (Mayor Otsuka joined meeting shortly after)


Rhonda announced Sedgwick will hold their Municipal Election April 3, 2018; we will be voting for three trustees and one mayor Carole Cross, Troy Kinoshita, Peggy Raymond and Alan Otsuka terms are up.  Petitions may be picked up starting January 2, 2018 during regular business hours at the Town Hall and must be filled with the Town Clerk by the January 22, 2018.



Wayne Price talked to the board about possibly banning pit bulls in the town of Sedgwick.  The board discussed the problems the town has had with pit bulls.  The town will look into what can be done.


Mike Sullivan from SCED thanked the town for their donation for 2018.


Rick Lechman, Randy Jenik and David Toyne from the Sedgwick Rural Fire Board asked if the town would consider a donation to help fund the pension fund for the fire district. Dan Pederson said it would be better to just donate the money and not have it earmarked for the pension fund.  The fire board will gather more information and report back to the town board before they make a decision.


6:30 HUTF Hearing; With Dan Pederson

The Highway Users Trust Fund Hearing was called to order by Mayor Otsuka.  One Question was asked; how much money is received from HUTF funding; around $12,000.00 per year.

HUTF Hearing closed.


6:45 2018 Budget Hearing; With Dan Pederson

The 2018 Budget Hearing was called to order at by Mayor Otsuka.  The board discussed what they would like to see put into the budget for 2018. Employee raises and money to hire extra office help, a donation for the fire district, culverts for the street intersections, park sprinklers and a fence for the lift station was discussed.  No questions from the guests.  Budget Hearing was closed.

Gena moved to set by resolution the Mill Levy at 23.462 mills.  Jeanie seconded the motion.  Voice vote; motioned carried.

Jeanie moved to adopt by resolution the 2018 Budget.  Peggy R. seconded the motion.  Voice vote; motioned carried.


Jeanie moved to appropriate funds for 2018 by resolution.  Peggy R. seconded the motion.  Voice vote; motioned carried.



Richard has been repairing water meters.  Allen Coyne is looking into the water level indicator and what it will take to get it repaired.


The board discussed forgiving the bills that didn’t get out in 2017 when Rhonda was sick and got behind. 



Jeanie moved to approve the minutes from the November 13, 2017 meeting.  Troy seconded the motion.  Voice vote; motioned carried.


Financial/Pay Bills

Jeanie moved to pay the bills including the invoice from Jim Price for $947.98.  Peggy R seconded the motion.  Roll call vote; motioned carried.

Jeanie-Yes    Gena-Yes    Peggy O.-Yes   Peggy R.-yes                Troy-Yes     Carole-yes


Old Business

A special meeting was set for December 18, 2017 at 6:00 to conduct interviews for office help.


New Business

Rhonda reported she attended a meeting in Julesburg for flood risk map project for Sedgwick County.  The map project is in the beginning stage and the completion date is expected in the winter of 2019/2020.


Gena moved to adjourn the meeting.  Jeanie seconded the motion.  Voice vote; motioned carried.

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