September 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM.
Regular Board Meeting.
The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday night September 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Alice Kezar, Keith Kohley and Bill Hess. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Chief Curt Drake, Asst. City Clerk Karla McNorton and Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb. Guests included Lois Kolb and Katrina Hine.
The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The Board of Aldermen discussed the minutes from the Variance Public Hearing on Tuesday September 3, 2013. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the minutes from the Variance Public Hearing on September 3, 2013. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kezar, Hess, Wilson and Kohley voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board of Aldermen discussed the minutes from the regular meeting on Tuesday September 3, 2013. Ald. Kezar moved to approve the minutes from the regular meeting on September 3, 2013. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Kohley, Wilson, Hess and Kezar voted aye with 0 nays.
The Mayor acknowledged the following Citizens: No citizens present.
The Board discussed the following unfinished business. Ald. Wilson asked Mr. Brodie if he had contacted MODOT about reflectors. Mr. Brodie stated he has not been able to locate any and has not contacted MODOT yet, but that he is going to contact MODOT and see if we’re able to use reflective tape.
The Board discussed the following new business: Ald. Kohley wanted to know about the property next to him owned by Mr. Anglin, as a tree on the property is dead and about to fall over and needs removed. Mr. Brodie stated he would need to look and see if it’s actually on his property or the right a way. If the property belongs to Mr. Anglin, we will need to send letter that it needs taken care of. Ald. Kohley also discussed the property behind him owned by Mike Davis at 113 W. Douglas and is there a letter we can send about that home being condemned.
Ald. Wilson inquired about the mobile home owned by Don Kranburg at 112 W. Splitlog, and is there a letter we could send about the property needing cleaned up. Chief Drake informed the board the back door is falling off the hinges and you can see through the roof.
. 1. The Board discussed the draft ordinance changing the variance fee from $20.00 to $75.00.
Greg stated that it costs the tax payers money when a variance is done, because we run the ad in the paper and the $20.00 we charge does not cover the ad. Alderman Wilson moved to draft an ordinance to raise the variance, Ald. Kohley seconded, Ald. Hess, Kezar, Wilson and Kohley voted aye with no nays. It was then noticed the ordinance was drafted and discussed voting on it at the next council meeting
The department heads gave the following reports.
- Chief Drake. Chief Drake informed the board that the Drug Task Force is requesting a $1000.00 by the middle of next year. Chief Drake stated he is going to a meeting next week and would find out how much the minimum is and the city will discuss during the budget meetings.
b. David Brodie. Mr. Brodie informed the board that he only has one property that he can put sludge on and that he will need more land than the one property that was good and that he would need to purchase lime for other properties. Ald. Wilson made a motion to approve the purchase of $2000.00 for lime, Ald. Kohley seconded the motion, Ald. Hess, Kezar, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
- Denis Kolb had no business. Ald. Kohley asked if we had received word about the CDBG Grant and I told him we have not heard anything yet.
d. Dawn Bunch – not present
e. Paula Brodie- For Paula, Ald. Wilson stated he went to the meeting at the County Commissioner’s in regards to the annexation and that he wished they would change the wording about they neither approve or deny the annexation as MODOT may not approve it because of that statement and that Mrs. Brodie had sent a letter back that statements made by her to commissioner Bunch were not exactly what she had said and that she wanted the Commission to be aware of her side of what was said.
The Board discussed the bills including transfers in the amount of $44,851.83. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the bills including transfers in the amount of $44,851.83. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Hess, Kezar, Wilson and Kohley voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Hess, Kezar, Wilson and Kohley voted aye with 0 nays.