Minutes-August 18, 2015

August 18, 2015

The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday night August 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM.  Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Alice Kezar, Keith Kohley and Roger Coe. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb, Tax Collector Meghan Sexson, Chief of Police Curt Drake, Officer Adam Miller and City Clerk Paula Brodie. Also present were Lois Kolb and Rita Greene from the McDonald County Press.

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

The Board discussed the minutes from the regular meeting on August 4, 2015.  Ald. Wilson moved to approve the minutes from the meetings on August 4, 2015. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Wilson, Coe, Kezar and Kohley voted aye with 0 nays.

There were no citizens’ comments.

The Board discussed the following old business:

                               1. The Board discussed the repairs at the City Park on Barlow St. The Board discussed who to order the carport from. David suggested Jerry Reardon, who has a business right in Goodman. He noted that the Betterment Club purchased the one they had put up in the ballpark from him. The Board discussed whether or not to put gable ends on it. Ald. Wilson stated he thought they would make it sturdier. Ald. Wilson moved to allow David to order a carport from Jerry Reardon for approximately $1385.00. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Kezar, Coe and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

        Ald. Wilson moved to purchase a table for approximately $800.00. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Kezar, Coe and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.   

                               2. The Board discussed the bids for the bathroom repairs at the ballpark. The Mayor read the bids, which were as follows: Otten Plumbing’s bid was $605.00 and Morgan’s Backhoe and Excavating bid was $800.00.  Ald. Kezar moved to approve the bid from Otten Plumbing for $605.00.  Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Kezar, Coe and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.     

The Department heads gave the following reports:

Curt Drake- Noted that it was the time of year to apply for the Public Safety Law Enforcement Grant. He said he would like to purchase two body cameras from digital alley, in car repeaters, two Tasers and two gun racks for a total of $11,300.00. He stated that if the grant is approved the Department of Public Safety now pays the complete $10,000.00. The City is not required to put up a match as they had in the past. He said the Board had approved a capital addition of $2,000.00 so the overage of $1,300.00 could come from that budgeted amount. He also noted that he has the new Police Officers policies completed however he will need to add a section on the use of Tasers. He noted that he had written up the policies using the Joplin Police Departments policies. He told the Board that as soon as he completes the grant application and the policies he would bring them to the Board for approval.

               -He was asked if he had looked into replacing the Ford Expedition. He said he has talked to Smith Auto Group about state contracts for new police vehicles. Ald. Kohley suggested he used Capital in Jefferson City, where the city truck was purchased. Curt said he would like to see the Board purchase the vehicle from a dealer in the county if they could get a comparative price.

Ald. Kohley asked if Curt had purchased the ammunition he had asked the Board about at a previous meeting. Curt stated he was working with the owner of Ozark Ordinance to order the ammunition.

Denis Kolb-  stated he had nothing, but Keith told the Board that he would like to remind them that it is important for all of them to receive training through the National Incident Management System. The Clerk noted that she understood Keith Estes the Goodman Fire Districts Fire Chief that he was trying to get training set up and that it might be possible for the Board to attend. 

David Brodie- noted that he has a pump down in the treatment plant. He has Fluid Equipment out of Kansas City helping him get the parts. He noted that the parts are very expensive and that he has two pumps. He stated that the one is working now, but he needs to get the other one repaired. He also noted that a representative from Missouri Rural Water Association was at the plant today. He stated that they are still having a problem with the DO being low and they are still working on what is why. He also noted that David Sarratt had sprayed for Mosquitoes and he asked when the Board wanted them to spray again. The Board agreed for it to be done on Monday.

Paula Brodie –Noted the Board received a 6 month budget comparison in their packets.                             – also reported that she would be taking a Webinar in regards to Senate Bill 5 which includes numerous changes to the management and accounting of the Municipal Courts in Missouri. 

David stated that the Tax collectors new computer had been installed and he asked if it would be OK for Michael to clean out her old computer, install Window 7 in it for his use at the Treatment Plant. He stated that Michael had given them a quote of $150.00. Ald. Kohley moved to approve Michael Keels getting the computer ready to be installed at the treatment plant.  Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Kohley, Kezar, Coe and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

Ald. Kohley noted that it was time to start thinking about setting up a date for the City’s employees and Boards annual Barb-b-que.

The Mayor noted that he will be attending the first Mayors meeting on Thursday night at the 911 center.


The Board discussed the bills including transfers in the amount of $52,089.80.  Ald. Wilson moved to approve the bills including transfers in the amount of $52,089.80.  Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Coe, Wilson and Kezar voted aye with 0 nays.

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