The Board of Aldermen held a meeting on Tuesday night April 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Keith Kohley and Bill Hess. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Officer Curt Drake, Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb, Tax Collector Dawn Bunch and City Clerk Paula Brodie. Ald. Lett was not present. Guest included Lois Kolb.
The Mayor called the regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen to order at 7:00PM
The Board of Aldermen discussed the minutes from the meeting on March 19, 2013. Ald. Wilson noted that since he was not present at that meeting he could not vote on it which meant there was not a quorum to vote on the minutes. The Mayor stated that the minutes from the March 19 will be placed on the next agenda.
The Board discussed applying for a Community Development Block Grant to finish the Community Building/Emergency Shelter. The Clerk noted that Sue Bacorn is willing to redo the original application and had stated that the Board would need to pay her for her expenses only. The Board asked the Clerk to have Ms. Bacorn give the Board a rough estimate of what her costs will be. It was agreed to table a decision until next meeting on April 16after getting Ms. Bacorns estimate of expenses.
The Board discussed approving the Mayor signing the Contract from Empire District Electric on the light at Janice & Garner. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the Mayor signing the contract. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Hess and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Department heads gave the following reports:
Curt Drake-had nothing to report.
David Brodie-had nothing to report.
Denis Kolb-stated he had nothing to report however; Keith Kohley reported the tornado siren is back in service. The Clerk noted that the repairman said it was hit by lighting and the bill will reflect the same so she will turn it over to the insurance company if it is higher than the City’s deductible of $1,000.00. Dennis asked if anyone had contacted Michael Keels about the emergency management computer? The Clerk said she had but had not heard back from him. She was asked to contact Michael again.
Dawn Bunch –had nothing to report (note her monthly report was given to the Board. The Mayor stated that he felt Dawn was doing an excellent job and he said he wanted to tell the other employees that they were doing an excellent job too.
Paula Brodie –the Board discussed scheduling the class for elected officials to be given by Gary Markenson, retired Director of MML. The Board discussed holding the class even if the City of Anderson doesn’t want to participate. The Clerk noted that the City of Pineville wants to participate. Ald. Wilson moved to go ahead and set up the class even if none of the other cities want to participate. Ald. Hess seconded. Ald. Hess, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
– noted that she had given the Board information in their packets from the classes she took at the Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Spring Institute. She also noted that the Board received the February Financial Statements during the March 19 meeting. She noted that she had given the Board a letter from MOPERM stating that they had given her a $25.00 scholarship towards her conference costs.
The Board discussed the following new business. Ald. Wilson stated that there were several places in town that need cleaned up. David noted that 209 N.School Street is in bad shape. Dawn reported that Welsiro George did own it but it was purchased at the tax sale in august by Ktre Holding. It was noted that Ktre Holding will not be able to do anything to it until 1 year is over. The Board discussed that a resident on Williams St. has ran a hose to a neighbor across the street. It was noted that providing water to another residence is against the City’s Code. The Clerk is to get a copy of the exact City Code and Curt is to talk to them about it. Curt stated that he had contacted several people about needing to clean up their properties and they were.
The Board discussed the bills including transfers in the amount of $15,957.45. Ald. Kohley moved to approve the bills including transfers in the amount of $15,957.45. Ald. Hess seconded. Ald. Hess, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn. Ald. Hess seconded. Ald. Kohley, Hess and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays. _________________________
Greg Richmond, Mayor
Paula W Brodie, MRCC, City Clerk