Tuesday June 5, 2018
The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday June 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Keith Kohley, 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, Asst. City Clerk Dana Cornwell and City Clerk Karla McNorton. Also present were Lois Kolb, Kevin Keeney, Jared Mackall, Charlotte Johnson, Carol King, Gloria Davies, Connie Letourneau, Roger and Carol Coe, and Sally Carroll from the McDonald County Press.
The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. Mayor Richmond noted Ald. Kezar was not present.
The Board discussed the minutes from May 15, 2018. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the minutes from the meeting held on May 15, 2018. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Mayor Richmond noted Jerry Sparks was not present.
Mayor Richmond acknowledged Clarke Hughes to discuss approving putting in a double wide in at 303 S. Ozark Trail. Clark noted that he and his wife Patricia were wanting to put in a new double wide from Clayton Homes at 303 S. Ozark Trail. The home is 1568 square feet. It is 28’ wide by 68’ long and will be on a concrete foundation. He provided the Board with pictures and a floor plan of the double wide. I have the paperwork for the variance filled out and am prepared to pay the $75.00 right now. Clark noted he had not had a chance to come back and pay the variance before the meeting. After a brief discussion, Ald. Johnson moved to approve the doublewide being put in at 303 S. Ozark Trail. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Mayor Richmond noted it on the agenda to open bids for the gazebo, however; there are no bids.
Mayor Richmond noted it was time to open bids for 1996 Ford. He opened the only bid for the truck from Deborah C. Wilson for $400.00. It was noted by Ald. Johnson that the truck had been out for bid for approximately two months and no one had bid on the truck. After a brief discussion, Ald. Kohley moved to approve the bid from Deborah Wilson of $400.00 for the $1996 Ford. Ald. Johnson seconded. Ald. Johnson and Kohley voted aye and Ald. Wilson abstained.
Mayor Richmond noted it was time to open bids for ARE Tonneau Topper, however; there are no bids.
Unfinished business: Mayor Richmond asked about the sign at the ballpark. City Supervisor Brodie noted it was in bad shape from the tornado. Mayor Richmond noted we need to look into getting a new sign made, if the Board approves it.
New business: None
Citizens business: Reminder: Ozark Orchard Festival Meeting tomorrow June 6, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. Ald. Johnson noted we need to look into getting foam board insulation for the PA system for when we put it back up at the ballpark this year. It was also noted by Brodie that he wanted to put in permanent electric for the festival.
Carol King introduced herself and her dog Rayah and explained she was there because she was at the ballpark a short time ago and was mistreated by an employee and she wanted to present some information to the Board about the ADA law. She explained that the ADA requires State and local government agencies, businesses and non-profit organizations that provide goods or services to the public to make the “reasonable modifications” in their policies, practices or procedures when necessary to accommodate people with disabilities. The service animal rules fall under this general principle. Carol continued to explain several more points to the board about the ADA law. After Carol had finished, Mayor Richmond apologized to Carol for the way she was treated and thanked her for providing the information and educating the board on the ADA law.
Department head reports.
Curt Drake- Nothing to report
Denis Kolb- Asked if the modem could be moved from the police department to the emergency management department. They have had several times that the modem has gone down and they were unable to get to it to reset it. If it is not able to be moved, would they be able to get our own modem. The cost of the modem is $108.63. After a brief discussion, it was agreed to move the modem to the emergency management side.
David Brodie- The water tower had a glitch in it that said it was running over, but David was able to reset it. It is a pressure switch.
David also informed the board that the U. V. lights will need to be replaced this year. We really need to consider upgrading. He will get some pricing.
Meghan Sexson- the Board has the May report. Meghan asked the Board to consider a closed meeting June 12, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. pursuant to RSMO. Section 610.021, Section (2) Leasing, purchase or sale of real estate by a public governmental body where public knowledge of the transaction might adversely affect the legal consideration therefor. However, any minutes, vote or public record approving a contract relating to the leasing or sale of real estate by a public governmental body shall be made public upon execution of the lease, purchase or sale of the real estate.
Karla McNorton- It was noted that the August 7, 2018 court date at 5:00 P.M. has been moved to August 21, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.
The Board discussed the bills in the amount of $27,920.38 including transfers. Ald. Johnson moved to approve the bills in the amount of $27,920.38 including transfers. Ald. Wilson seconded. Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn the meeting. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.