The Board of Aldermen held a meeting on Tuesday night July 17 2012 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Acting President Kristen Lett, Alderpersons Keith Kohley, Calvin Wilson and Bill Hess. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, City Clerk Paula Brodie, Officer Curt Drake and Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb. Guests included DeAun Richmond, Marshall Long, Crystal Vaughan, Carlton Lewis, Joyce Haynes, Ashley Vance and Daniel Proctor. Mayor Richmond was not present.
The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The Board of Aldermen discussed the minutes from the meeting on July 3, 2012. Ald. Hess moved to approve the minutes. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Hess, Wilson, Kohley and Lett voted aye with 0 nays
Acting President Lett acknowledged DeAun Richmond to discuss averaging her water bill from 222 S. Ozark Trail. She stated that it leaked at the faucet, and that it probably ran for 24 to 36 hours. She asked that the board average her bill and informed the Board that the leak had been taken care off. Ald. Wilson moved to average her water bill at $91.50. Ald. Hess seconded. Ald. Wilson, Hess, Kohley and Lett voted aye with 0 nays.
Acting President Lett acknowledged Marshall Long who was present to discuss what he had found out about updating the City’s tornado siren. He said that he had received one bid from the company that the City had purchased the siren from, to update and do maintenance. The updating will include adding the equipment to change the siren to narrow band. All of the department’s radios and sirens are required to go to narrow band per the FCC by December 31st 2012. Marshall stated that he had contacted a few companies for quotes but had not received them all back. He said for new sirens and installation the cost is around $20,000.00. Marshall noted that the new sirens were stationary with stationary horns facing different directions. He said that the sirens can also be used for making announcements or giving an all clear. Marshall said that he would continue to get some more quotes.
The Board discussed the condemnation of Cynthia McCoy’s property at 122 N. School Street. It was noted that the Board had voted to condemn the property on May 1st and then went ahead and gave her an extension for 45 days until the 3rd of July. It was noted that the Building Inspector William Mosby had told Ms. McCoy what she needed to do prior to the meeting on the 3rd of July. Ms. McCoy failed to appear at the Board meeting on the 3rd of July and the Board tabled final decision until July 17th. The Board agreed to go ahead with the condemnation. The Clerk is to put a notice in the paper to run for a two week period, if Ms. McCoy does not respond by that date the Board will seek bids to demolish the house.
The Board opened bids to install transfer switches for generators from Long Electric, Neosho Missouri in the amount of $3,793.00 and Gilliam Electric in the amount of $3,800.00. The Board noted that Gilliam had done work for the city before, that he had put a bid in on the first time the Board had put the bids out and that his bid noted that Prevailing wages would be paid. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the bid from Gilliam Electric in the amount of $3,800.00. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Wilson, Hess, Lett and Kohley voted aye with 0 nays.
Department heads gave the following reports:
Denis Kolb- no report
David Brodie reported that the bid requests were put in the paper for the street repair project. Bids should be in by 4:00PM on August 7th, to be opened that night at 7:00PM.
Dawn Bunch –no report
Paula Brodie – noted that the 22nd Annual City Wide Yard Sale will be July 28. Sign-ups will be taken for the city map until July 25th at City Hall.
– noted copies of the June financial Statements and a 6 month budget comparison was in the Boards packets.
– noted that the City received a premium rebate from Anthem due to the Affordable Care Act. A copy of letter is in the Boards packets.
– noted that HB 1329 was vetoed by the Governor and may affect future vehicle taxes, which goes directly into the Street Account.
There was no old business discussed.
The Board discussed the following new business: Ashley Vance 215 E. Garner was present to discuss her water bill. She stated that she was not aware of any leaks. The Board asked David to go by and see if they have any leaks. Ald. Wilson moved to approve averaging their bill if their leaks were repaired. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Hess, Kohley, Lett and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed the bills in the amount of $26,644.34 including transfers. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the bills in the amount of $26,644.34. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Lett, Hess and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Clerk noted that the Ford Expedition patrol car had been involved in an accident. She stated that the City’s insurance company had been contacted and that they had asked for Chief West to get two bids. She said Tom had gotten two bids and that approval from MOPERM had been given to have it repaired by Burr Auto.
Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn. Ald. Lett seconded. Ald. Hess, Kohley, Wilson and Lett voted aye with 0 nays.
Greg Richmond, Mayor
Paula W Brodie, MRCC, City Clerk Approved: ______________