Minutes-January 15, 2013

The Board of Aldermen held a meeting on Tuesday night January 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM.  Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Kristin Lett, Calvin Wilson, Keith Kohley and Bill Hess. Also present were Chief of Police Tom West, City Supervisor Davie Brodie, and City Clerk Paula Brodie. Guests included Tim Wertz from Liberty National Life Ins, Crystal Vaughan, Ray and Glenda Mayfield.

The Mayor called the meeting to order.

The Board of Aldermen discussed the minutes from the meeting on January 8, 2013. Ald. Lett moved to approve the minutes from January 8, 2013. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Wilson, Lett, Hess and Kohley voted aye with 0 nays.

The Mayor noted that Mr. Cole Bray was not present to discuss averaging his water/sewer bill.

The Mayor acknowledged Tim Wertz who was present to represent Jason Adams from Liberty National Life Ins. Co.  Mr. Wertz stated that Liberty National Life Insurance is a company that sells supplemental health and life insurance policies to the employees. He told the Board about the different policies they provide. He stated that the employees pay for the policies through a deduction on the paycheck. He told the Board that all he needed from them was approval to allow him to talk with each employee to offer them the different coverage’s. He stated that if three employees sign up for coverage’s all of the employees will receive a free accidental death policy in the amount of $3,000.00 for the employee, $3,000.00 for the spouse and $1,000.00 for each child.

Ald. Lett stated that she understood that if they agreed to let them talk to each employee, it was up to the employee to purchase and pay for the additional insurance. Mr. Wertz agreed. He stated all he needed was the Mayor’s signature on his the IRS Section 125 form and the application for the group term life insurance.

Ald. Wilson moved to sign the agreements to let the representatives from Liberty National Life Insurance Company talk to the City employees about purchasing supplemental insurance policies. Ald. Lett seconded. Ald. Wilson, Lett, Hess and Kohley voted aye with 0 nays.

The Department heads gave the following reports:

Tom West- told the Board that he was have a medical procedure on February 6th and would be off and several days after.

David Brodie- noted that L & M Construction and Farming were going to start on the well house roof in the morning.

                       – told the Board that he had been looking at the chatter boxes for the lift stations and decided that he needed to have an electrician look at what needs to be done to get them working. He said he thought all the parts were there but an electrician would know for sure. He asked the Board if he could consult with Gilliam Electric as they had completed several jobs for the City in the past. The Board agreed to have him contact Gilliam Electric. They decided that as long as his charge stayed under the $500.00 agreed upon amount that the Mayor could approve the work would not need to put it out for bid. David state that the charge would probably be for a service call and an hourly charge.

                      – noted that the state contracts for vehicles had been let and asked the Board permission to approach the two companies in regards to prices for a new truck for the city sewer/water department.  Like for Board to approve him getting the bids and information.

Denis Kolb- was not present. Keith Kohley informed the Board that the battery on his radio will not hold a charge and asked them to allow him to purchase a new one. The Board agreed to allow him to get a new battery.

Dawn Bunch – Not present.

                       Paula Brodie –  reported that Anderson Animal Hospital agreed to give Rabies Vaccinations to all the dogs that the city takes to the Joplin Humane Society for  $7.00 a shot and would set it up so that they billed us.

                                                – asked the Board if they were going to put the white patrol car up for bid, because people were calling asking about it. The Board agreed to place posters around town informing the public that the car was up for bid, that they must file a sealed bid with the City Hall prior to the opening of the bids on February 19th. The Clerk noted that she would put on the posters that the Board had the right to accept or reject any or all bids and that the car was being sold as is. The Board agreed that the Goodman Police logo should be removed prior to selling the car.

                                               – noted that the following people had signed up as candidates for the city positions that will be open in April.

                                                                  Bill Hess for Southward Alderman

                                                                  Dawn Bunch for Tax Collector

                                                                  Greg Richmond for Mayor

                                                                  J.R. Fisher for Mayor

                                                                  Crystal Vaughan for Northward Alderman

                                                                  Kristin Lett for Northward Alderman

                                                                  Alice M. Kezar for Northward Alderman


     The Board discussed the following new business:

The Mayor acknowledged Ray Mayfield. Mr. Mayfield informed the Board that he had a rental house that the well had gone out on. He noted that the house was right behind Marion’s Market but was not in the City Limits. He asked what he would need to do to get City water to the house. David noted that the house was contiguous to the City Limits; however the City’s main water line did not run in front of Mr. Mayfield’s property. He stated that the Board would need to decide what size line they would want Mr. Mayfield to run, reminding them that it would need to be a main line and would be installed at Mr. Mayfield’s expense from the house to were the main line is. The Board also discussed the problem that there was another property between Mr. Mayfield’s and the City Limits that was not in the City Limits either. David noted that the line would have to be run along Splitlog Ave; outside the City Limits which meant that the County Commissioner’s would have to be approached to give that part of Splitlog Ave over to the City of Goodman. Mr. Mayfield noted that he had renters in the house right now and that he needed to do something quickly. He was told that the annexation process alone would take until at least the end of February. Mr. Mayfield decided to look into other alternatives for now.

The Board discussed the bills including transfers in the amount of $20,991.84. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the bills including transfers in the amount of $20,991.84. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Hess, Lett and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

     Ald. Wilson moved to adjourn. Ald. Hess seconded. Ald. Hess, Lett, Kohley and Wilson voted    aye with 0nays .      


       Greg Richmond, Mayor


 Paula W Brodie, MRCC, City Clerk                             Approved: ____________________

                                                                                                      Date: ________________