April 21, 2015
Regular Board Meeting
The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday night April 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Keith Kohley, Bill Hess and Alice Kezar. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb, Tax Collector Dawn Bunch, Officer Adam Miller and City Clerk Paula Brodie. Also present were Lois Kolb, Roger and Carol Coe, Leroy Coe, Jesse James and Rita Greene from the McDonald County Dispatch. Also present was Tax Collector Elect Dawn Davidson and Aldermen Elect Roger Coe.
The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
The Board discussed the minutes from the regular meeting on April 7, 2015. Ald. Kezar moved to approve the minutes from the meetings on April 7, 2015. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Hess, Kohley Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed the following old business.
1. There was no old business.
The Board discussed the bills including transfers in the amount of $38,336.00. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the bills including transfers in the amount of $38,336.00. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Hess, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Clerk noted that under old business she needed to inform the Board that the McDonald County Tax Collector, Jennifer Weber had returned the 3 year real property delinquent tax statements back to the City, even though Dawn Bunch, Goodman Tax Collector had told her that the City would not take them back. Dawn had informed her that under RSMo Statutes she was required to take and collect the delinquent real property taxes for the City. The Clerk noted that she had the statements taken to City Attorney Duane Cooper, who said he would take them back to Ms. Weber and talk to her about the situation.
The Clerk read the following election results, Greg Richmond, Mayor 91 votes, Alice Kezar Northward Aldermen 82 votes, Dawn Davidson, Tax Collector 130 votes and Roger Coe, Southward Alderman 9 votes. She then proceeded to swear in the new officer holders.
The Mayor noted it was time to reappoint the City Attorney, Chief of Police and the City Clerk. Ald. Wilson moved to re- appoint Duane Cooper as City Attorney. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Kezar, Coe, Wilson and Kohley voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kohley moved to re-appoint Curt Drake as Chief of Police. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Kohley, Kezar, Coe and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kezar moved to re-appoint Paula Brodie as City Clerk. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Coe and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed who to appoint as the acting President. Ald. Kohley moved to appoint Ald. Wilson as acting President in the absence of the Mayor. Ald. Coe seconded. Ald. Coe and Kohley voted aye with Ald. Kezar, as Ald. Wilson is related to her and Ald. Wilson abstained as he was in the motion.
Ald. Kezar agreed to be the Recreation Board Commissioner, Ald. Kohley agreed to be the Street Commissioner, Ald. Coe agreed to be the Water/Sewer Commissioner and Ald. Wilson agreed to be the Maintenance Commissioner.
The Mayor noted that the Board needed to approve the Corporate Resolution with the First Community Bank. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the Corporate Resolution with the First Community Bank. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Coe, Wilson, Kezar and Kohley voted aye with 0 nays.
The Mayor noted that the Board needed to choose one more person who will be a check signer. He noted that he and Alice Kezar have been the current signers. Ald. Kohley moved to approve Ald. Coe, Kezar and Wilson as check signers. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Kohley and Wilson voted aye with Ald. Coe and Kezar abstaining as they were included in the motion.
The Board discussed the following new business:
1. There was no new business discussed.
The Department heads gave the following reports:
Denis Kolb- .
David Brodie- informed the Board that the mower should be here Thursday. He noted that he had to camera the sewer line on South School Street. He said the City of Neosho did it yesterday and they discovered that the Goodman Phone Company had put their phone line through the sewer pipe. He said he thought it had been done years ago because he had been having trouble with that line getting stopped up. He contacted the Phone Company and they are arranging to repair it.
Dawn Davidson –
Paula Brodie – noted that the Plexiglas was broken out of the Little Library again.
Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn. Ald.Wilson seconded. Ald. Coe, Wilson, Kezar and Kohley voted aye with 0 nays.