Tuesday February 5, 2019
The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday February 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Ron Johnson, Keith Kohley and Alice Kezar. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Police Chief Curt Drake, Asst. Police Chief Joe David, Asst. City Clerk Dana Cornwell and City Clerk Karla McNorton. Also present were, Kevin Keeney, Clyde Davidson, Lois Kolb, Heith and Tanya Lewis, Darrell and Drew Sarratt, Marshall and Brandi Long, Keith Estes, Kent Hartman and Sally Carroll from the McDonald County Press.
Mayor Richmond called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
The Board discussed the minutes from the regular meeting January 15, 2019. Ald. Johnson moved to approve the minutes from the meeting held on January 15, 2019. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Kezar Johnson and Wilson voted aye and Ald. Kohley abstained.
The Board first discussed purchasing a new Sensus handheld for reading water meters. City Supervisor Brodie informed the Board that a new handheld for reading water meters was necessary as we used to have two in the past and then we got down to one. We should have a backup, that way if one went down, we could still read the water meters. The cost for a new handheld to read water meters is $5800.00 with a trade in of our oldest unit. It comes with the handheld, docking station and command link. It was noted that without the trade in, the cost is $6100.00. Ald. Wilson moved to approve purchasing a new Sensus meter reading handled at a cost of $5800.00. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board then discussed the high water bills due to the non-functioning handheld. City Clerk McNorton noted there are three accounts that she had included in Boards packet, the first one is Matthew Bedell of $4397.96, who had a water leak and we did not catch it because of averaging for two months. The same with Sean Kosina who’s bill is $2001.09 and he also had a leak. The third is Joan Biglow who we really can’t figure out why it is $627.53 as when David went to check it was off as they have been remodeling. There are about fifteen additional bills that I did not include in your packet, but they have high bills and we did not feel it was fair that the Board did not look over and decide whether they wanted to average them or not. After a brief discussion, Ald. Johnson moved to Average the water bills. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed Community Building. Clyde Davidson noted that the Community Building had been discussed and he wanted the Board to know the Betterment Club and the community wants the Community Bldg. rebuilt. The Betterment Club and the community put a lot of time and money into the bldg. Clyde noted that the insurance would not cover all the cost to get it put back, but the Betterment Club did get some estimates from L&M Construction and 3G Unlimited. L&M’s estimate included a forty by fifty building with a twenty by forty covered patio. The bldg. will have two by four eight foot walls on two foot centers. There will be two by four trusses set on two foot centers. The walls and roof will have twenty nine gauge thirty year metal in the color of our choice. It would include one commercial double entry door, a women’s and men’s bathroom with one toilet, the men’s bathroom, would also include a urinal, half inch sheetrock, Insulation, standard electrical, a small kitchenette, and a thirty gallon water heater for $74,250.00. The rest needed could be done by fund raisers.
3G Unlimited had a bid of $52,000.00 which included labor and materials for traditional framing with studs on sixteen inch center, engineered exterior sheeting with seven sixteenth on wall and one half on roof, blown insulation, exterior and interior steel sheeting with lifetime warranty, and electrical. The kitchenette was not included in the price.
It was also asked if the Board could get a copy of the estimates to look over. It was suggested that the Board and the Betterment Club maybe sit down and draw up a plan.
Heith Lewis then asked the Board about the gazebo on Main Street and was it going to be rebuilt. Mayor Richmond noted it had been discussed seeing if Sam Boblett would cut the wood for the gazebo and maybe getting the Betterment Club, Fire Department and some citizens to put it together. We could have the churches make some food and if we get enough help we could get it put up in a few hours. City Supervisor Brodie noted he would talk to Mr. Boblett about how much he would charge for the materials and cutting it. It was asked to put on the next agenda.
The Board discussed Kansas City Southern (KCS) Christmas Train coming to Goodman. Mayor Richmond noted Michael Richmond had brought up at the last meeting if the Board would consider having the Kanas City Southern Christmas Train stop in Goodman again. It was asked how much was spent for the last Christmas Train. Mayor Richmond noted he believed it was around $1500.00 total. City Supervisor Brodie noted we rented four porta-poties, some lights and we had the Red Cross who handed out coffee and Hot Chocolate. The Police Department had about $250.00 worth of overtime. It was noted that we should let KCS know the City would be interested in being a part of it in 2020.
The Board discussed the annual membership from Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council (HSTCC). It was discussed that the City has been a part of HSTCC for several years and they are the ones who helped with the Comprehensive Plan and the City Map update. Ald. Wilson moved to pay the annual HSTCC membership fee in the amount of $399.36. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Heith Lewis brought up the Ballpark. Heith noted he had spoken with Mayor Richmond about retiring as the Recreation Director. Heith noted they had put it on the Facebook page that the City was looking for a new Recreation Director and received zero interest. Heith noted he would do it this year and would like the Board to put an ad in the paper for a Recreation Director. If the City could find someone to tag along this year, they could take over next year. Heith was hoping that someone would have come forward as they are taking signups.
Ald. Kohley moved to put an ad in the paper for a Recreation Director. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Heith also noted the Arkansas Naturals contacted him about having Goodman days at their Ballpark. You would get to meet the players, 50 kids get to run on the field, go through the locker rooms and get a hotdog, a drink and the cost is $9.00 per person. Any Goodman resident is able to come and it is June 9, 2019 and the Naturals are playing the Springfield Cardinals. The Arkansas Naturals mascot will also be attending the Goodman Ballparks first game.
Department head reports:
Curt Drake: Chief Drake noted the spotlight went out on the Dodge Charger and Asst. Chief David got it warrantied through Fletcher and got it fixed.
Chief Drake then noted he got the State and Racial Profiling reports completed.
Chief Drake Also noted Asst. Chief David and himself will be in class next week and will need ammo for the class. They will need rifle, shotgun and pistol ammo. He looked at Wal-Mart and can get it for about $255.00. They need 500 rounds of 9mm and 400 rounds of 223mm ammo. Ald. Kohley moved to have Chief Drake buy 500 rounds of 9mm and 400 rounds of 223mm ammo for $255.00 from Wal-Mart. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Denis Kolb: Nothing to report.
David Brodie: The scales we needed are here and installed. Also got the tap put in for the samples and we are back in compliance. The scales were $183.00.
Brodie then noted he had spoken with Branco about the roads and there are no plans to do anything with the roads. David suggested going to the School Board to discuss the roads.
Brodie also noted David Sarratt is back and can’t lift over 50lbs at this time. He still has some physical therapy to complete.
Meghan Sexson: City Clerk McNorton noted the Board has the Tax Collector’s January report
Karla McNorton- City Clerk McNorton explained that she would like to go the Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Spring training institute and Master Academy March 11, 2019 through March 14, 2019. City Clerk McNorton noted she will need to go up on Sunday March 10, 2019 as she is on the Hospitality Committee and they will be setting up Sunday evening. She is sharing a room with the Southwest City Clerk making the room cost half at $199.90 instead of $399.80. Since she will be up there Sunday, she would like to take a Master Academy class on Monday morning for $50.00. The Spring Institute cost for Tuesday thru Thursday is $205.00 for a total of $255.00. The total cost of the training, not including mileage would be $454.90. If she is approved for the Master Academy and Spring Institute, she will only need the fall one day class (if the Board approves), and next year’s Spring Institute and she will have enough hours to become a Missouri registered City Clerk Ald. Wilson moved to approve City Clerk McNorton going to the Master Academy March 11, 2019 and the Spring Institute March 12, 2019 through March 14, 2019 at a total of up to $455.00, not including mileage. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed the bills in the amount of $45,475.45 including transfers. Ald. Kezar moved to approve the bills in the amount of $45,475.45 including transfers. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.