Tuesday February 6, 2018
The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday, February 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Keith Kohley, Alice Kezar and Ron Johnson. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Police Chief Curt Drake, Tax Collector Meghan Sexson, Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb and Asst. City Clerk Dana Cornwell. Also present were Kevin Keeney, Lois Kolb, Roger & Carol Coe, Ed Tuomala, Recia Clark, Nick Melcher, Sammie Goodson, Debbie Bobblett, Sara & Matt Morgan, Jared Mackall, Charlotte Johnson and Sally Carroll from the McDonald County Press.
The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
The Board discussed the Comprehensive Plan meeting minutes from January 23, 2018. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the Comprehensive Plan meeting minutes held on January 23, 2018. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays. Ald. Kezar abstained.
The Board discussed the regular meeting minutes from January 23, 2018. Ald. Kohley moved to approve the regular meeting minutes held on January 23, 2018. Ald. Johnson seconded. Ald. Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays. Ald. Kezar abstained.
The Mayor acknowledged Recia Clark to discuss averaging her February water bill. Recia explained she had a leak and David had come out and turned off her water after hours. She has now fixed the leak and is asking that her water bill for February for $157.46 be averaged to $50.05. Ald. Wilson moved to approve averaging Recia Clark’s water bill at $50.05. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Mayor acknowledged Juanita Reardon to discuss averaging her February water bill.
Juanita Reardon was not present.
The Mayor acknowledged Sarah Morgan to discuss ATV’s in the City limits. Ms. Morgan noted it is a UTV not an ATV. Ms. Morgan called the highway patrol and sheriff’s department thought she knew the rules. Ms. Morgan submitted a UTV permit proposal with an annual permit fee of $15.00 that included yearly inspections. Ald. Wilson noted we have an ordinance that is similar to the ordinance Ms. Morgan located. Ms. Morgan stated she does have insurance and a red triangle on her UTV. Mayor Richmond noted the council needs to look over and see if the current ordinance we have needs revised. Mayor Richmond stated we would work on a solution and that if the city figures out a solution that we need to look into having stickers for registered UTVs in city limits.
Discuss and vote on Mayor Richmond signing the letter of engagement from Nick Myers, CPA to do the 2017 City Audit. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the mayor signing the engagement letter from Nick Myers, CPA. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Old business: The Findings of Fact letter was hand delivered to the owner of 108 W. Williams of February 2, 2018 by Chief Drake giving 30 days to demolish and clean up the property. If the property is not demolished and cleaned up by the March 6, 2018 meeting, can we put an ad in the paper for the demo and clean-up of the property. When do we want the sealed bids in by?
Officer Drake noted he tried a number of times to deliver the Findings of Fact letter. It was decided that the city needs to mail the letter certified with a return receipt.
New business: Ald. Kohley noted he talked to water clerk Dana about the water bill deposit box leaking. Wanted to know if there was any way the city could possibly come up with a way to cover the drop box to keep water from getting in it when it rains. David Brodie said he would see what kind of solutions he could come up with.
Citizens business: Kevin Keeney noted he had a neighbor complaining about old tires. Officer Drake told Kevin to have his neighbor get a hold of him.
A citizen also asked Officer Drake where the city limits is at as they see traffic speeding and passing in a no passing zone as they are coming into town.
Department head reports:
Curt Drake- Nothing to report
Denis Kolb- Nothing to report
David Brodie- Had to have Taz Electric to replace breaker and the labor costs $257.40. David also noted that he and David S. would be taking the topper off of the new 2009 GMC Sierra truck. He also noted that the new truck was in need of new tires on the back. Goodman Tire and Auto can get 10-ply tires for $180.00 each. David noted that two of the tires on the truck would be fine for now and could be placed on the front of the truck. David also noted he found a tool box at Tipton Ford for the new truck and that it would cost about $300.00 installed. Ald. Wilson made a motion for David to go to Goodman Tire & Auto for two new tires at $180.00 apiece and to go to Truck Toys at Tipton Ford for a new tool box Ald. Johnson seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Meghan Sexson- Nothing to report
Dana Cornwell – Noted the notice the City Hall will be closed while Karla and I are at the Spring Institute will be in the paper Thursday at a cost of $20.65. It has been posted at the City Hall since 01-25-2018 and that we would continue to repost it on Facebook and on the City’s web site. Nothing else to report
The Board discussed the bill in the amount of $43,461.08 including transfers. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the bills in the amount of $43,461.08 including transfers. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn the meeting. Ald. Johnson seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.