Tuesday November 6, 2018
The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday November 6, 2018 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, Tax Collector Meghan Sexson, Police Chief Curt Drake, Asst. Chief Joe David, Reserve Officer Kenen Martinez and City Clerk Karla McNorton. Also present were Kevin Keeney
Mayor Richmond called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
The Board discussed the regular minutes from October 16, 2018. Ald. Wilson
moved to approve the regular meeting minutes held on October 16, 2018. Ald. Johnson seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kezar, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed the Planning and Zoning Minutes from October 16, 2018. Ald. Johnson noted that the second paragraph needs a comma between chair and an acting chair. Ald. Kohley moved to approve the Planning and Zoning Minutes from October 16, 2018 with the amendment. Ald. Johnson seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kezar, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Unfinished business: None
Discuss Facebook page: Mayor Richmond noted this was discussed briefly at the last meeting and I decided to shut it down because of the liability. Mayor Richmond noted that it can be shut down for 30 days and brought back up, if the Board wanted to keep the page. The Board agreed $2400.00 a year is a lot of money and did not feel that was a good use of the taxpayer’s money. It will stay shut down.
Citizens business: None
Department head reports
Curt Drake: Chief Drake gave the Board his monthly report. Ald. Johnson asked about the Calls of Service and how that works. Chief Drake explained some are from McDonald County and some are from the City Hall. It was then asked by Ald. Kohley about the Walk-ins on his report. Drake explained he tries to keep a complete log of all the walk-ins. Some are debris in the street and by the time he gets there it has been removed and some are animal complaints.
Ald. Johnson then asked about the amounts that Chief Drake has for the tickets written. Johnson asked if the City gets that amount. Drake explained that the judge will SIS (suspended Imposition of Sentence) one of the tickets like speeding and give the person a fine of $225.00 if the person has another ticket for suspended license. Then there are some that are on payment plans and it can take into the next year to get the full amount the City is owed.
It was then asked how the vehicles are running. Drake noted they are running good. Asst. Chief David noted that the Dodge may have a brake issue and he is getting the door looked at. It was also noted that the S.U.V. does not have a active radar anymore and the sirens need replaced. Drake noted he plans on discussing it during the budget meetings.
Denis Kolb: Not present
David Brodie: David noted that he will be closing and winterizing the Ballpark.
David then noted he put in a motor for the skimmers at the treatment plant today.
David also noted the school plans on moving the fireplug on Whitmore north of where it is by the end of the month. Kimberling City is the one who will be moving it.
David then noted he has done research on 122 and 122 ½ N. Wall and Jerry Wiley, Carolyn Raines and Leroy Raines own it. Jerry is trying to make it work so they can keep the property. I plan to give them about a week and I will reach out again.
David also noted that David Sarratt will be having rotator cuff surgery Friday.
Meghan Sexson: Meghan noted she received the tax statements and will have them mailed by the end of the week.
Karla McNorton- City Hall will be closed Monday November 12, 2018 in observance of Veterans Day.
Discuss Veterans Day cakes for Goodman Elementary: Karla noted that the
City ordered three sheet cakes like they did last year and it was around $130.00 and we expect it to be around the same amount this year. They were ordered Thursday and Meghan will pick them up in the morning and bring them to the school.
Discuss date for first budget meeting: McNorton noted that she would like to start earlier than last year on the budget meetings and asked if November 19, 2018 at 6:00 P.M would work. After a brief discussion, it was agreed to have the first meeting November 21, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.
The Board discussed the bills in the amount of $53,258.14 including transfers. Ald. Johnson asked about the $150.00 for a badge. Chief Drake explained that one of the past officers had lost his badge and he is going to pay us to replace it by the end of the week. Ald. Johnson then asked about the sanitation transfer correction. McNorton explained that when the auditors were here, they told us clerks not to do any transfers on sanitation. McNorton noted that she saw it was getting extremely high and discussed it with the auditors and it was agreed to do this transfer. McNorton noted she is working as quickly as possible to get the October bank statements reconciled so the auditor can see where we are and get this resolved. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the bills in the amount of $53,258.14 including transfers. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kezar, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kezar, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.