Minutes-January 2, 2018

COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday January 2, 2018

The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Keith Kohley and Ron Johnson. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Police Chief Curt Drake, Tax Collector Meghan Sexson, Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb and City Clerk Karla McNorton. Also present were Kevin Keeney, Lois Kolb, Jared Mackall, Tammie Davis and Rachel Dickerson from the McDonald County Press.

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. He noted Ald. Alice Kezar was not present.

The Board discussed the budget meeting minutes from December 19, 2017. Ald. Kohley

moved to approve the budget meeting minutes from December 19, 2017. Ald. Johnson seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

The Board discussed the regular minutes from December 19, 2017. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the regular meeting minutes from December 19, 2017. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

The Board discussed the first reading by title only of Bill NO. 2018-484 Ord. NO. 2018-494, an Ordinance to increase the water rates by .29 cents per 1000 after the first 1000 gallons. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the first reading by title only of Bill NO. 2018-484 Ord. NO. 2018-494, an Ordinance to increase the water rates by .29 cents per 1000 after the first 1000 gallons. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

The Board discussed the first reading by title only of Bill NO. 2018-485 Ord. NO. 2018-495, An Ordinance to increase the commercial water rates by .29 cents after the first 1000 gallons to the next 50,000 gallons. The 51,001 to 100,000 gallons by .29 cents and all gallons over 100,001 gallons of water after the first 1000. Ald. Kohley moved to approve the first reading by title only of Bill NO. 2018-485 Ord. NO. 2018-495, An Ordinance to increase the commercial water rates by .29 cents after the first 1000 gallons to the next 50,000 gallons. The 51,001 to 100,000 gallons by .29 cents and all gallons over 100,001 gallons of water after the first 1000. Ald. Johnson seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

The Board discussed the first reading by title only of Bill NO. 2018-486 Ord. NO. 2018-496, An Ordinance to increase the sewer rates by .29 cents for the second 1000 gallons and by .29 for each 1000 gallons after the first 2000 gallons. Ald. Johnson moved to approve the first reading by title only of Bill NO. 2018-486 Ord. NO. 2018-496, An Ordinance to increase the sewer rates by .29 cents for the second 1000 gallons and by .29 for each 1000 gallons after the first 2000 gallons. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

The Board discussed purchasing a copy/printer/fax/scan machine for the police department. Curt noted he had found a copy/printer/fax/scan machine at Sam’s Club from $249.00 to $279.00. Curt noted he had done more research and the machine from Bella Vista was a good deal at the time, but if it breaks a certain part, it can cost up to $600.00 to fix and the toner is around $153.00. The one he looked at, at Sam’s Club is an Epson Express and it has a reservoir that you can put ink in and the refills are around $50.00. Ald. Wilson asked Curt about the chain of custody. Curt explained that when you take pictures of items that are evidence, you need to print in color. Curt noted they have been taking the jump drive with the photos on it to the prosecuting attorney’s office to be printed and that’s fine, but there are some things that we need a color printer for. Stuff like a domestic assault or auto theft. Bruising can’t be seen in black and white like you can see it in color. If we brought the jump drive to City Hall and printed the pictures, the machine in here has an edit option and can be subpoenaed, meaning it can be taken to a lab to verify the photos were not altered and could be gone for a couple days to several weeks. Ald. Wilson moved to approve a new copy/printer/fax/scan machine from Sam’s Club for up to $ 300.00. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

Old business: None

New business: None

Citizens business: Kevin Keeney asked about the gazebo on Main St. Mayor Richmond noted we will be putting it out for bid when it gets warmer. Kevin then asked about the school being rebuilt. It was noted they are supposed to start rebuilding in March and should be completed in a year.

Department head reports:

Curt Drake: Nothing to report.

Denis Kolb: Nothing to report.

David Brodie: David asked where we were on the 108 W. Williams and the 122 N. Wall properties. City Clerk McNorton noted she has not received the facts of findings letter from City Attorney Duane Cooper and will contact him about it. She also noted she will contact the sister of the property owner at 122 N. Wall about the progress and that it needs cleaned up.

Meghan Sexson: You have your December report. The delinquent notices will be mailed next week.

Karla McNorton – Nothing to report.

The Board discussed the bills in the amount of $84,487.70 including transfers. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the bills in the amount of $84,487.70, including transfers. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn the meeting. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

 

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