Minutes-May 20, 2014

~~May 20, 2014
Regular Board Meeting

The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday night May 20, 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, Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb, and Asst. City Clerk Karla McNorton. Guests included Jim Morgan, Carlton Lewis, Kim Gallardo, Brian Mitchell, Lois Kolb, Roger Coe, Lois Coe, Katrina Hine and Leslie Franks

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.  

The Board of Aldermen discussed the minutes from the regular meeting on May 6, 2014. Ald. Wilson moved                        to approve the minutes from the regular meeting on May 6, 2014.  Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Hess, Kezar, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays. 

The Mayor acknowledged Kim Gallardo to discuss her water bill.  

 Kim Gallardo asked the board for an extension on her water bill until June 6th, 2014.                    

Ald. Kohley moved to extend her bill until June 6th, 2014. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Hess, Kezar, Wilson
and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

The Mayor acknowledged Jim Morgan to discuss the drive at the Fire Station on Main Street.

Jim Morgan wanted the board to know Keith Estes is now the new fire chief.

Mr. Morgan then explained how the fire department is having a hard time getting their fire trucks into the
Fire Station on Main Street due to a dip between the new pavement and the sidewalk, which is owned by the City.

Mr. Morgan would like the City to assist in paying to put in a culvert filled with concrete or asphalt. He has asked the board to look at the road in front of the fire station.

Mr. Morgan will get pricing on how much it will cost and asked to be put on the next agenda.  The Board agreed to put him on the next agenda to discuss the information.

The Board discussed the properties that received letters on weeds and junk, including the Brewington & Kramburg properties.

Ald. Wilson stated he will mow the empty lot on N. Wall St. owned by Dennis Livingston and Rocky Helms
this Friday.

Brian Mitchell then informed the board he has cleaned up the Brewington property at 119 S. First St. Mayor Richmond agreed it does look much better.

The Board also noted that the property at 121 N. Wall St. had been cleaned up.

Leslie Franks then discussed the Kramburg property located at 114 W. Douglas St. Leslie informed the board she had hired Eddie Tweeting to clean up the property and he has not shown up. She is now in the process of getting him to complete the cleanup he was hired to do. She also noted that she just got one of the two mowers running again recently and will be mowing by this weekend.

The board discussed giving her another extension for up to 45 days to allow her time to get Eddie Tweeting to complete the work he was hired to do.

Ald. Kohley moved to approve an extension on the cleanup of the Kramburg property at 114 W. Douglas St. until July 15, 2014. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Kohley, Wilson, Hess and Kezar voted aye with 0 nays.

Ald. Kohley let the board know Mike Davis is trying to clean up the property between Douglas St. and the railroad tracks. David Brodie noted the City has water and sewer easements next to the tracks and Mr. Davis has encroached on those easements. Mr. Brodie also noted he believes the Proctor family now owns part of that property.

Citizens Business.

Vicki Fields (did not sign the guest list) then asked David Brodie when he would be able to mark her N.W. corner where the pin is missing? Mr. Brodie noted he will get with her next week about marking her corner.

The Mayor read Bill # 2014-446 for Ordinance No. 2014-456, an Ordinance adopting and enacting a new code of Ordinances incorporating Ordinances that were passed during 2013 for the second reading by title only

Ald. Wilson moved to accept the second reading of Bill # 2014-446 for Ordinance No. 2014-456, an Ordinance incorporating ordinances that were passed during 2013. Ald. Kohley seconded.  Ald. Hess, Kezar, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays. 

The Board discussed the corporate resolutions from the First Community Bank which sets up the Debit Cards for future purchases and trainings.

The Mayor stated there was a need for debit cards for future purchases and training.

Ald. Wilson moved to approve signing the resolutions between the City of Goodman and the First Community Bank. Ald. Hess seconded. Ald. Kezar, Hess, Wilson and Kohley voted aye with 0 nays.

The Board discussed the following old business:
  1. The Board discussed changing Section 135.010, the bidding section of the City Code Book.  The board agreed to the following dollar changes:

The Board agreed that Section 1 of Section 135.010 should be changed to $1,000.00 dollars and Section 2 and 3 be changed to the same wording as the City of Aurora. Section 2 of Aurora’s code is from $1,000.00 to $5,000.00 and then Section 3 is anything over $5,000.00.

The board noted if possible, rewrite the Bidding Codes section of the code to begin voting on at the next council meeting.
2.  The Board discussed which streets are going to be considered for street repair.

David Brodie noted from the Full Gospel Church on Garner to approximately 102 Garner should be paved, along with the Janice St. and B Ave intersection and the B Ave. and Roy Hill section and replace any manhole covers and raisers. (Diagrams were given to the board.) The board asked David Brodie to get an estimate of how much those three (3) streets would cost and possibly let them know at the next meeting. Mr. Brodie did note he has spoken to one paving company and its approximately twenty dollars ($20.00) a foot. Mr. Brodie also asked the board to let him know if there were any other streets that they felt might need paved this year. The mayor noted they had discussed and agreed on fifty thousand dollars to go towards the street repairs.
3. The Board discussed purchasing another safe to hold the City’s permanent records.

Mayor Richmond noted the City needs more room for records to be kept safe. The board looked over the pricing estimates and dimensions and discussed which one to purchase.

Ald. Wilson moved to approve purchasing the Stack-On Elite safe from Orschlens for $999.99. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Hess, Wilson and Kezar voted aye with 0 nays.

The Board discussed the following new business:

   1. Noted the City Hall will be closed for Memorial Day on May 26, 2014.
The Department heads gave the following reports:

Curt Drake- gave the council the monthly reports. Ald. Kohley asked if the department still needed tires for the expedition. Curt noted he should be hearing from the American Tire (state program) in the next few days. If he doesn’t hear from the state, he will get a price from Goodman Gas & Service and inform the Board of the prices for their approval.

Denis Kolb- Nothing to report

David Brodie- informed the Board the backhoe has several broken parts including a kingpin and the cost is approximately $3145.00 in parts and $640.00 in labor. He noted the city could pay a portion out of the Water, Sewer and Street account to help pay for the cost of repair.

Ald. Wilson moved to approve four thousand dollars $4,000.00 to repair the backhoe. Ald. Hess seconded. Ald. Hess, Kohley, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

Dawn Bunch – Not present
Karla McNorton -nothing to report.              

The Board discussed the bills including transfers in the amount of $36,948.13.  Ald. Wilson moved to approve the bills including transfers in the amount of $36,948.13. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Hess and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.    

Ald. Hess moved to adjourn. Ald. Wilson seconded.  Ald. Kohley, Kezar, Hess and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.