Minutes- January 20, 2015

January 20, 2015

Regular Board Meeting

The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday night January 20 2015 at 7:00 PM.  Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Bill Hess, Keith Kohley and Alice Kezar. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb, Officer Bill Cagle and City Clerk Paula Brodie. Guests included Rita Green from the McDonald County Press and Lois Kolb.

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.  

The Board of Aldermen discussed the minutes from the regular meeting on January 6, 2015. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the minutes from the regular meeting on January 6, 2015.  Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kezar, Wilson, Hess and Kohley voted aye with 0 nays.

Citizen Business: none

The Board discussed the following old business.

1.  The Board discussed the Recreation Board Directors Position. (Note that McDonald County Press will be running a special feature story about the City looking for someone to take on the position) in this week’s paper. Ald. Wilson asked what would happen if there were no people to sign up for Recreation Board Directors position. Ald. Hess said he guessed the kids who were interested in playing would have to sign on with another town. The Board agreed to table further discussion until the next meeting to let the article run in the paper, to see if someone would show interest in the position.

2.  The Board discussed purchasing an extra back up “Book”, at th ecost $120.00. The Clerk stated that if they purchased one the could take one to the deposit box at the bank weekly. Ald. Hess moved to purchase the backup “Book” for $120.00. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Hess, Kohley, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

3.  The clerk noted that the signs are completed but not picked up yet.

The Board discussed the following new business:                      

                               1.  Noted that the cost to run the City’s 6 month Financial Statement in the McDonald County Press is $522.75.  This is a requirement from State Statutes.

The Department heads gave the following reports:

Curt Drake-.not present, Officer Bill Cagle had nothing.

Denis Kolb-. Keith Kohley stated that a scheduled storm spotter class will be held on Monday Feb 23rd at 6:30PM at the Pineville Community building.  

David Brodie- noted both clarifiers are on line, and only one blower is running at a time, which will help on the electric bill. Discussed purchasing a larger motor to help the blowers put out more air into the clarifiers. He noted that the diffusers are helping.

                     -reported that the manhole north of the Sawmill on `B’ Ave had been busted and would need a new ring and lid. He stated the he wanted to look into a stronger grade of material.  He also reported that Calvin and shown him that there was a problem with the furnace in the garage. Ald. Wilson moved to allow David to order the manhole ring and lid for up to $1,000.00 Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Kezar, Hess and Ald. Wilson voted aye with 0 nays. The Board discussed whether or not to talk with someone at the Sawmill to see if their trucks could turn in off of C Highway. David said he would see about the manhole first.

Ald. Wilson stated that he wanted to thank David and David regarding their diligence on keeping the City’s treatment plant up. He stated that they kept it maintained in good working order which relieves the Board from having to worry about whether the treatment plant is in compliance with the permit. He noted that he had been reading about another city in the area that had not kept their plant in compliance and was now in a lot of trouble. The Mayor stated that he agreed with Ald. Wilson on his remarks.

Dawn Bunch –Not present.

Paula Brodie-noted that it is time for her to register for her annual City Clerk Conference scheduled March 8th-March 12th.  She noted that once she has finished this conference she will be able to apply for her Missouri Professional City Clerk designation from the Missouri City Clerks and Finance Association. She stated that this was the highest designation that the organization awards.  Ald. Wilson moved to approve her attendance at the Conference from March 8th to March 12t5h. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Hess, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

                        -noted that at Curt’s request letters were written for those in violation of the City Junk and Trash Code. She noted that the Board had received copies of the letters in their packets. She noted that Curt hasn’t checked yet as the people had until the 18th to clean up and he has been out because of medical reason. He will be back to work on Thursday and will be able to check then.

The Board discussed the bills including transfers in the amount of $24,364.39.  Ald. Wilson moved to approve the bills including transfers in the amount of $24,364.39. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Hess, Kezar, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

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

Greg Richmond, Mayor

Attest: _____________________________

Paula W Brodie, MRCC, City Clerk                                                 Approved: ____________________

    Date: ________________________