~~June 3, 2014
Regular Board Meeting
The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday night June 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Alice Kezar and Bill Hess. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Chief Curt Drake, Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb, and City Clerk Paula Brodie. Guests included Jim Morgan, Lois Kolb and Katrina Hines from the McDonald County Dispatch. Ald. Kohley was not present.
The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The Board of Aldermen discussed the minutes from the regular meeting on May 20, 2014. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the minutes from the regular meeting on May 20, 2014. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Kezar Hess and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Mayor acknowledged Jim Morgan, who was present to discuss the drive at the Fire Station on Main Street. David explained that after talking with Swift Asphalt company representatives they had changed the approach to the drive, instead of installing a whistle; they thought it would be better to start at the Doctors Office grading the asphalt towards the Fire Station. The cost on a preliminary bid was around $10,000.00 for the City’s part and $9,000.00 for the Fire Department. It was noted that this would clean up the parking area along Main Street from the Fire Department to First Street, in front of the old bank, the doctor’s office and the beauty salon. David said that the problem with using culverts is that they get stopped up and don’t really keep the water running down the street. The Board noted that fixing this would help both the Fire Department and the City. The Board discussed whether or not they want to commit to the project. Ald. Wilson asked if they couldn’t go ahead and commit to put that part of the project out for bid along with the other streets they are planning on doing this year.
Ald. Wilson moved to put out for bid the asphalt overlay on Garner, the Corner of Janice St. & “B” Ave, Roy Hill Blvd and “B” Ave and the Main Street project. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Kezar, Wilson and Hess vote aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Wilson noted that he had mowed the Hendry place on Janice.
The Board discussed the first reading of Bill # 2014-447 for Ordinance No. 2014-457, an Ordinance repealing Section 135.010 and adding Section 135.011 which changes the dollar amounts on Section 135.010, 1 through 3 of the Competitive Bid Ordinance.
The Mayor read Bill # 2014-447 for Ordinance No. 2014-457, an Ordinance repealing Section 135.010 and adding Section 135.011 which changes the dollar amounts on Section 135.010, 1 through 3 of the Competitive Bid Ordinance by title only for the first reading.
Ald. Wilson moved to approve the first reading of Bill # 2014-447 for Ordinance No. 2014-457, an Ordinance repealing Section 135.010 and adding Section 135.011 which changes the dollar amounts on Section 135.010, 1 through 3 of the Competitive Bid Ordinance. Ald. Hess seconded. Ald. Hess, Wilson, and Kezar voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed the following old business.
Betterment club is meeting third Thursday in June he will ask about the Gazebo at the Ball Park.
The Mayor noted that the Board had discussed getting a new sign for the City Hall and Municipal Court. Ald. Wilson asked about placing it on the South Side of Barlow and East Side of Janice. The Board decided to have Competitors Warehouse give the city a quote. It was suggested to have it be made double sided and a 3’ by 5’. The Board instructed the Clerk to look into getting a quote.
New business: There was none.
The Department heads gave the following reports:
Curt Drake- Got the tires in for the Ford Expedition. Ald. Wilson said the catalytic converter was getting really hot. The Mayor asked if the Board wanted it taken to a Ford Dealership to have them look at it and see if they can tell the Board what it would cost and what is actually wrong with it. Ald. Wilson said why doesn’t Curt take it down to Smith Auto Group and see if they can tell the Board what needs to be done. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the Mayor being able to approve getting the car fixed once he is told what it would need to fix it.. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Kezar, Hess and Wilson voted yes with 0 nays.
Curt stated that he had found out that he could get a charger for the microphones and a third microphone for the dash camera for around $100.00. The Board did not have any objection to him getting them.
Denis Kolb- . nothing to report.
David Brodie- noted that the back hoe is repaired, at a cost of $3,700.00 by Turner Diesel. He reported that he was still having problems at the treatment plant. He asked the Boards permission to find someone to come in and trouble shoot the problems at the plant. He said he is running both blowers, which is something has never had to do before and they are putting lime in every day. Both of these things raises the cost to run the plant He said he needed to contact DNR for the name of a company that does this. He said that the plant is still putting out good water but it was costing too much to maintain. He informed the Board that he plans on talking with Andy Beshears at the Simmons plant. He said he was a teacher at the waste water school and now took care of the Simmons plant at Southwest City.
Dawn Bunch – monthly reports were in the Boards packets.
Paula Brodie- nothing to report.
The Board discussed the bills including transfers in the amount of $18,802.78. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the bills including transfers in the amount of $18,802.78. Ald. Hess seconded. Ald. Kezar, Hess and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Hess moved to adjourn. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Hess, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.