~~January 21, 2014 7:00PM.
Regular Board Meeting.
The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday night January 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Alice Kezar, Keith Kohley and Bill Hess. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Chief Curt Drake, Officer Bill Cagle and City Clerk Paula Brodie. Guests included Leslie Franks, Vicky Fields, Steven Bradford, Lois Kolb and Katrina Hines from the McDonald County Press.
The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The Board of Aldermen discussed the minutes from the regular meeting on Tuesday January 7, 2014. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the minutes from the regular meeting on January 7, 2014. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Hess, Wilson and Kezar voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board of Aldermen discussed the minutes from the special meeting on Thursday January 16, 2014. Ald. Kohley moved to approve the minutes from the special meeting on January 16, 2014. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Kohley, Hess, Wilson and Kezar voted aye with 0 nays.
1. The Mayor acknowledged Leslie Franks who was present to represent Don Kramburg. She stated that Don had a leak and would like to know if the Board would average his current water/sewer bill. David said Mr. Kramburg does not reside in the residence and did not know it was leaking. Mr. Boman, Mr. Kramburg’s neighbor notified David that there was water coming out of Mr. Kramburg’s house. David said that he shut off the meter and the City Hall contacted Ms. Franks. Ald. Hess moved to approve averaging Mr. Kramburg’s water bill. Ald. Kohley seconded Ald. Kohley, Hess, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays. It was noted that the average bill would be in the amount of $42.17.
2. The Mayor acknowledged Stephen Bradford to discuss averaging his water/sewer bill due to a water leak. Mr. Bradford stated that he had a busted line and that it has since been repaired. Ald. Wilson moved to average his water bill. Ald. Hess seconded. Ald. Hess, Kohley, Kezar and Wilson vote aye with 0 nays. It was noted that the average bill would be $49.21.
The Board began the business section of the meeting starting with the following unfinished business:
1. It was noted that the Board had given Mr. Kramburg until the first meeting in January to do repairs and clean up around his property. Ald. Wilson stated that Clyde Davidson had said that he would see if the Betterment Club would be willing to help clean up the property and since then the weather had probably kept them from doing any work. Ms. Franks stated that her uncle had someone who was residing the house for him. Ald. Kohley stated it was looking a lot better with the new siding. The Mayor asked if the Board wanted to extend the deadline that the work needed to done for 4 months, giving them time until the weather cleared up. Ald. Kohley moved to give Mr. Kramburg until the second meeting in May to complete the work. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Kohley, Kezar, Wilson and Hess voted aye with 0 nays.
2. The Board discussed the request by Cory Knight regarding their ability to kill animals on site at the Goodman Locker Plant. David said that he had been over there and discussed with them how they were going to handle the situation. He said he told them that the blood going into the sewer system was probably not an option. He said that he believed they had decided that they would catch the blood in a barrel and it would be picked up by the company that picks up the hides and bones from the animals. David said that Mr.Knight was to be getting together with the people who inspect and issue permits in the near future. The Mayor noted that if he gets everything else approved the Board would have to give him a variance from the City’s Code to be able to discharge a fire arm in the city limits.
3. The board discussed Bill # 2014-441 for Ordinance #2014-451.
The Mayor read the Ordinance by title only for the second reading.
Ald. Wilson moved to approve the second reading of Bill # 2014-441 for Ordinance #2014- 451 approving an increase on the minimum water rate from $13.50 to $14.00. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Kohley, Kezar, Wilson and Hess voted aye with 0 nays.
4. The board discussed Bill # 2014-442 for Ordinance #2014-452.
The Mayor read the Ordinance by title only for the second reading.
Ald. Kohley moved to approve the second reading of Bill # 2014-442 for Ordinance #2014-452 approving an increase on the minimum sewer rate from $12.28 to $12.78. Ald. Hess seconded. Ald. Kohley, Hess, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
5. The board discussed Bill # 2014-443 for Ordinance #2014-453.
The Mayor read the Ordinance by title only for the second reading. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the second reading of Bill # 2014-443 for Ordinance #2014-453 approving an increase on the minimum commercial water rate from $13.50 to $14.00. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Hess, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed the following new business:
1. The Clerk noted that she had received a request by Lilly Jean Igisomar to reserve the ball field for a family reunion for the weekend of August 2nd and August 3rd. She told the Board that Mrs. Igisomar said there could be between 500 and 600 people. There was a discussion about allowing them to use the ball park until 11:00PM on Saturday night. The Board discussed charging a deposit fee because of the amount of people they are expecting. David stated that amount of people would be using a lot of water. Ald. Wilson suggested charging a $500.00 deposit and using it to pay for the electric bill and the water. He said if the park was cleaned up the rest of the deposit would be refunded. The Board discussed the possible need for them to rent port a john to handle that amount of people. It was noted that there were City Codes in place for hours that the ball park can be open, that no alcohol is allowed, no foul language etc. The Board discussed a draft application that was drawn up two years ago for people to fill out when wanting to use the park. The Board discussed whether or not they should ask Lily Jean Igisomar to attend the next meeting. The Mayor stated that he would like to see the Board approve the application with the list of rules for the use of the Ball Park. The Board agreed that further discussion be placed on the next agenda and they expressed their desire for Mrs. Igisomar to meet with them at that meeting.
2. The Clerk asked if the Board wanted her to approach Sue Bacorn about updating the 2013 CDBG Application to file for this year. The Board agreed to have her find out what Ms. Bacorn would charge to update the application and also to allow the clerk to attend the CDBG training in Springfield on January.
3. The Clerk asked the Board to consider closing the City Hall on the same days as the First Community Bank, the Goodman Post Office and McDonald County Court House. She explained that on the days that the Bank is closed the Clerks are not able to perform banking functions. She also noted that when the Bank and Post Office is closed people think that the City Hall is closed. She asked the Board to consider the request. The Board agreed to place the request on the next agenda.
6. Department heads:
a. Chief Drake- noted that the Ford Expedition is fixed and he stated that it was a sensor that had gone out. He also noted that he had ordered a bullet proof vest per the Boards approval on the 2014 Budget.
b. David Brodie- noted that the PH Meter he bought a year and ½ ago had quit working. He stated that it was still under warranty. He said that because it was going to take 6 weeks for it to be repaired and that he could not be without one he had purchased a pocket size PH Meter to use while it was being fixed. He noted that the pocket meter was EPA compliant.
c. Denis Kolb – stated that he would like to schedule a meeting for the Emergency Management Department and the Board and the City workers for a table top training session. He noted that he had some concerns and would like for the session to be scheduled within the next 30 to 45 days. He asked the Board if it could be scheduled as a closed session but it was decided that it did not fall under the guidelines of a closed meeting per the Open Meetings State Statute. The Board agreed to hold the meeting on February 3rd at 7:00PM.
d. Dawn Bunch –
e. Paula Brodie -noted the Board had received a copy of the letter sent to Mr. Brewington in their packets and she informed them that she had received the return signed receipt from him.
-informed the Board that it was time for her annual training seminar. She noted that it was being held in Columbia on March 9th through the 13th. The Conference is held by Missouri State University in conjunction with the Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association. She asked the Board to allow her to attend and noted that she had received a scholarship for part of the mileage, the seminar fees and ½ of the hotel fees. Ald. Kohley moved to allow her to attend. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Kohley, Kezar, Hess and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
-noted that she had placed in the Board packets a notice from the Missouri Municipal League about the new state statute that requires Boards to allow video conferencing. The Board tabled discussion until the next regular meeting.
The Board discussed the bills including transfers in the amount of $35,494.95. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the bills including transfers in the amount of $35,494.95. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Hess, Kohley, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn. Ald. Hess seconded. Ald. Hess, Kohley, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.