Tuesday March 20, 2018
The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Alice Kezar, Calvin Wilson 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 Lois Kolb, Roger & Carol Coe, Samantha Hamilton, Natalie McInturff, J. R. Fisher, Darrell Sarratt, Charlene Bergen, Charlotte Bergen, Jared Mackall and Sally Carroll from the McDonald County Press.
Mayor Richmond called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. Mayor Richmond noted Ald. Kohley is not present.
The Board discussed the minutes from March 6, 2018. Ald. Johnson noted on page 2 under New Business, it should be City’s, not Cities. Ald. Johnson moved to approve the minutes from the meeting held on March 6, 2018 with the correction. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Kezar and Johnson voted aye and Ald. Wilson abstained.
Mayor Richmond acknowledged Samantha Hamilton. Mrs. Hamilton explained that they plan on doing the school groundbreaking on April 4, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. and she would like to bus the kids to Goodman to see it and then use the ballpark and have a cookout for the kids, making it a fieldtrip. The school district is preparing the south side parking lot for the observers of the groundbreaking and the North side will be for parking and across the road where the fire department/old bus barn used to be. Mrs. Hamilton also noted they may need additional parking. It was noted people can park on Main St. and other streets if there is room. Mrs. Hamilton then noted that they are still working on the plans for the school but the front of the bldg. will face the railroad tracks. The bldg. will be pushed back as much as possible and east of the bldg. will be a new playground. They are working on safely removing any debris from the playground equipment left on the property and will have two playgrounds. There will also be a secure way to get the kids to the playground. Mrs. Hamilton noted that there will be two separate drives, one for the busses and one for the parents. There will also be a FEMA 3 (three) rated shelter and three classrooms FEMA 3 (three) rated. During school, the students can fit in the three classrooms and the community will use the other shelter accessible from outside. Mrs. Hamilton also mentioned the school will be about 10,000 feet larger than the previous building and the school district is planning on a 12 (twelve) month build. Students should begin the 2019-2020 school years at the new Goodman Elementary.
City Clerk McNorton noted the Certified Letter sent to the owner of 108 W. Williams was returned. Our Ordinance states it must now be put in the paper for two consecutive weeks. I have given you all a draft of what City Attorney Duane Cooper says should go in the paper. Ald. Wilson moved to have the notice of what City Attorney Duane Cooper wants put in the paper for two consecutive weeks. Ald. Johnson seconded. Ald. Kezar, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
City Clerk McNorton noted she has spoken with City Attorney Duane Cooper on whether the City would be liable if we started issuing permits per the ordinance, the City should be fine. I have included a copy of the email between his assistant Lori and myself. After a brief discussion, it was agreed to look into the cost of 4 (four) State Printing making something that is kind of like paper, but a little thicker and cannot be torn.
City Clerk McNorton noted she had spoken with the Neosho Recreation Department and last year they charged Liwy Diras $1000.00 to use their facility. She noted that this year if they were to rent the park again they would charge more and have dumpsters and porta-johns. After a brief discussion, it was agreed the facility would not work for the family reunion.
Unfinished Business: None
New business: David wanted to know if the Board wanted Bruce Hively to come down and discuss upgrades and grants for the wastewater treatment plant. It was agreed to see if Mr. Hively could be here on April 17th at 6:30 P.M.
Citizens business: Charlene Bergen thanked the Board for their service to the community and for everything they did during the aftermath of the tornado. Charlene then asked the Board if Banner church could use the City Hall property on April 21, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. They would like to have a Vacation Bible School Spring Fling and get a bouncy house for the kids and have Barking Pig cook hot dogs. Banner would like to have a few canopies and a generator. Banner will give away some free items and kites for the kids. Charlene also asked if the City Hall could be opened so they could use the restroom facilities during that time. It was noted that the bouncy house would need to be on the same side of the property as City hall as well as the canopies, to keep the helicopter pad clear in case it is needed.
Ald. Johnson moved to allow Banner Church to use the Goodman City Hall property and restroom facilities on April 21, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Kezar, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Department head reports:
Curt Drake- Curt gave the Board his February report.
Curt noted the new radars are in and have been installed in the Charger and working great. He is planning on having someone else install the one in the truck.
Curt also noted he would like to get door hangers for the police department that have Ordinances on them that he can mark beside and hang on the door. Curt also noted there are about 100 in a bundle. It was agreed to have Curt look into getting the door hangers.
Curt then noted that Goodman Tire and Auto has not had a chance to repair the boot of the power steering that is shredded and hope to get it in in the next few weeks.
Denis Kolb- Nothing to report
David Brodie- David noted the new valve is in and it works, but it doesn’t. He has tracked it down to a control valve and thought he located one with Bradwell Technologies, but they don’t have them either. They can repair the one we have, for $142.00. I did locate a used one on EBay for $170.00. I would like to purchase that one and send the one we have off the Bradwell Technologies to be repaired. It will take 3 weeks to repair. Ald. Wilson moved to have David order the control valve from EBay for $170.00. Ald. Johnson seconded. Ald. Kezar, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Meghan Sexson- Nothing to report
Karla McNorton- Karla then informed the Board there is court training in Lake of the Ozarks the week of May 21, 2018 through May 25, 2018. It would be $200.00 each for the class and $109.00 a night for the room for a total of $945.00 not including mileage. Karla would go up on Sunday and would come back late Thursday, to work Friday. Dana would come in for most of Monday then drive up. She will have class Tuesday through Friday. Karla had already asked Meghan and she would be happy to work at City hall like she did last week while we were gone, for the $10.00 an hour you paid her last week. There would be no days that week that the City hall is closed. Ald. Wilson moved to approve Dana and I going to the court training at a cost of $945.00 not including mileage and Meghan working at the City Hall at $10.00 an hour while we are at the court training. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Kezar, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kezar moved to approve the bills in the amount of $26, 061.35 including transfers. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Kezar, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Wilson moved to adjourn the meeting. Ald. Johnson seconded. Ald. Kezar, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.