June 2, 2015
Regular Board Meeting
The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday night June 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Keith Kohley, Alice Kezar and Roger Coe. 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 Carol Coe, Leann Cooper, Vickie Fields, Leslie Franks, Cheyanne and Shawn Adams, Lois Kolb and Rita Greene from the McDonald County News.
The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
The Board discussed the minutes from the regular meeting on May 19, 2015. Ald. Kezar moved to approve the minutes from the meetings on May 19, 2015. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Kezar and Coe voted aye with Ald. Wilson abstaining.
The Mayor acknowledged Fred Sexson to discuss averaging his June water Bill. Mr. Sexson stated he had not realized he had a leak until he was left a leak notice on his door, since receiving it he had found the leak and repaired it. He asked the Board to average his bill. Ald. Kohley moved to approve averaging Mr. Sexson’s water bill at $88.58. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Kohley, Wilson, Kezar and Coe voted aye with 0 nays.
The Mayor acknowledged Leslie Franks to discuss the Don Kramburg Properties. Ms. Franks noted that they had done a lot or repair to the one trailer, however the estimation to complete the repairs was around $25,000.00. She noted that Don Kramburg’s siblings are the actual heirs of his estate. She said they would keep up the yard and stuff, but she was not sure what their intentions were on completing the repairs to the trailer.
Ald. Wilson asked about the old trailer on Russell Street. He stated that the board was concerned about that trailer too. He said that they felt that trailer was beyond repair and needed to be removed from the property. Ms. Franks stated that she thought her grandmother intended to repair it also. Ms. Franks stated that she would get with her great uncle and grandmother to see what their plans are. She said her grandmother is looking into getting a new mower. The Board agreed that since Mr. Kramburg’s siblings are the heirs they should be talking with them not Ms. Franks. The Board asked the Clerk to send Lester Kramburg a letter asking him to attend the next meeting.
The Mayor stated that Mr. Reardon was not present to discuss the water bill at the car lot.
The Mayor acknowledged Shawn Adams who was present to ask the Board to average their water bill. He stated that he had repaired the leak and would like to know if the Board would average their bill. Ald. Kohley moved to approve averaging their water bill at $124.51. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Kohley, Kezar, Wilson and Coe voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed filling the Tax Collectors position. The Mayor noted that no one has applied. He suggested keeping the information on the City’s web site and discussing it at the next meeting.
The Board acknowledged Brook Henson who was present to ask the Board to agree to extend the existing contract with him. The Board has renewed his contract in the past for a three year period. He stated that there would be no changes to the cost of $9.50 for each residential pickup. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the Mayors signing a new three year contract with Henson Trash Service. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Kezar, Coe and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed the following old business:
1. It was noted that the City’s Facebook page is up and running. The address is Facebook.com/goodmanmo. It was noted that there is a link to the Facebook page on the City’s web page www.goodmanmo.net.
The Board discussed the following new business:
1. The Mayor acknowledged Leann Cooper who voiced a concern about when there were no City of Goodman police officers on duty. She said she knew that you could still contact 911 and they would send out a McDonald County officer; however she understood that those officers could not enforce city ordinances, like dogs running at large, violations on the fireworks ordinance, etc. She asked the Board if there was anything they could do to make it so the county officers could respond to city ordinances. Chief Drake stated that the County Officers could issue violations for peace disturbance, however the County Officers have a huge area to cover and they are going to prioritize the calls received by 911. He stated that they do that for County calls too. Ms. Cooper said that she had a message left on her phone from 911 that said the county officers would not be able to do anything for her. She suggested that they be instructed to explain why they can’t do anything about enforcing City Ordinances. Chief Drake stated that they are very limited in resources as the City is. He said that dogs barking, fireworks etc. do not have precedence over graver violations. Curt stated that he did really appreciate all that the County does, and he had asked for them to at least take a complaint or explain that they can file a complaint with the City Hall. The Mayor stated that it would have been nice if 911 had explained better. Chief Drake stated that the Sheriff had said he would ask his guys to explain why they can’t respond to take complaints and make the suggestion that the person file a complaint through City Hall or wait for the Goodman Officers to be back on duty.
Ms. Cooper also stated that she had a concern about the places in town that seem to have a lot of traffic and wondered if they could be drug related and was anything being done about it. Chief Drake stated that there is only one officer at this time in the drug task force. He said that there have been talks lately about combining the drug task force teams with other counties. Ms. Cooper said that she is very concerned with the drugs in the community and has wondered why the County is not working drug enforcement. Chief Drake stated that when the drug task force is reorganized he felt that they will be able to accomplish more.
Ald. Wilson stated that even though the officers might know who the drug dealers are, they have their facts and evidence in order or it gets dropped by the Judicial Branch.
The Department heads gave the following reports:
Curt Drake- reported that the Crown Vic is out of service because of the power steering and now the Expedition is having trouble with the power steering. He stated that Clint Walker has said he could fix the Expedition with parts and labor costing $788.66. He asked if the Board would approve the cost. He also noted that Clint thought that the Crown Vic could be fixed for around $200.00.
Ald. Wilson moved to approve getting the Expedition repaired for $788.66 for parts and labor Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Kezar, Coe and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays. The Board agreed to let the Mayor approve the $200.00 to fix the Crown Vic.
Denis Kolb- stated that he appreciated Adam Miller, David and Paula for helping with the assessment of flooding during the last rains.
David Brodie- was not present due to illness, however copies of the annual CCR report were placed in the Boards packets.
Paula Brodie – noted that she had placed in the Boards packets information from her last City Clerk’s meeting, information from the Missouri Legislative wrap-up and the latest Newsletter from MOPERM.
– she noted that she had received the McDonald County Chamber of Commerce bill in the amount of $180.00. She asked if the Board wanted to join again this year. The Mayor stated that being a member does link the City with the County, which he thought was a good thing. Ald. Kohley moved to approve joining the Chamber again this year. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Wilson, Kohley, Kezar and Coe voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed the bills including transfers in the amount of $17,104.34. Ald. Kezar moved to approve the bills including transfers in the amount of $17,104.34. Ald. Coe seconded. Ald. Kezar, Coe, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn. Ald. Coe seconded. Ald. Ald. Kohley, Kezar, Wilson and Coe voted aye with 0 nays.