~~The Board of Aldermen held a special meeting on Thursday Night May 9, 2013 at 6:00PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Keith Kohley, Calvin Wilson and Alice Kezar. Also present was City Supervisor David Brodie, Chief of Police Curt Drake and City Clerk Paula Brodie. Ald. Hess was not present.
The Mayor noted that the first item on the agenda was to discuss and decide on any changes needed to the probable cost estimate from Paragon Architecture on the Emergency Shelter/Community Building.
The Clerk read the email from Brad Erwin, Architect from Paragon Architecture. In the email he stated that they would do the Boards requested changes however he wanted them to know that the prices in the estimate included an escalation for the construction period which could occur several months from now.
Board discussed the costs of several of the items. The Board noted that the architectural cost estimate was drawn up by state standards and ADA specifications. Discussed that the project is for a post emergency shelter, therefore it has to be supplied with the items needed to run a shelter.
The Board agreed that if after looking at the cost estimate the Architect felt he could make a few changes and did so, that estimate will be the final one and it would be the one that the Board will use for the grant application.
Ald. Kohley moved to use the final cost estimate from Paragon Architectural Firm for the grant application. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Wilson, Kohley and Kezar voted aye with 0 nays.
The Mayor noted that the next item on the agenda was to hold a closed session pursuant to RSMO. Section 610.021, Section (3) to discuss hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of particular employees by a public governmental body when personal information about the employee is discussed or recorded.
Ald. Wilson moved to go into closed session pursuant to RSMO. Section 610.021 Section (3 ). Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Wilson, Kohley and Kezar voted aye with 0 nay votes.
The Board went into closed session at 6:44PM.
Ald. Hess joined the closed session at 6:48PM.
The Board came back into open session at 8:30PM .The Mayor noted that on a vote of 4 ayes the Board approved to raise Curt Drakes hourly wage to $13.00 an hour starting on May 1, 2013. He also stated that after Curt’s successful completion of a 60 day probationary period he will receive another $1.00 an hour raise to begin on January 1, 2014.
Ald. Wilson moved to adjourn the special meeting. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Hess, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.