Tuesday July 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the
Goodman City Hall
Approved by Board on July 15, 2014
July 1, 2014
Regular Board Meeting
The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday night July 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Keith Kohley, Alice Kezar and Bill Hess. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Officer Bill Cagle, Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb, Tax Collector Dawn Bunch and City Clerk Paula Brodie. Guests included Lois Kolb and Katrina Hines from the McDonald County Dispatch. Calvin Wilson 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 June 17, 2014. Ald. Hess moved to approve the minutes from the regular meeting on May 20, 2014. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Hess and Kezar voted aye with 0 nays.
Citizens Business: none.
The Board discussed Bill # 2014-448 for Ordinance # 2014-458, which changes what a Child Care Center is in the definition section of the Code that as far as the amount of children. It was noted that the City Code allows for no more than three (3) Children and the Missouri State statute has four (4) children. The City Code was being changed to match the State Statute. It was noted that the City requires a business license be purchased in the amount of $4.00. It was also discussed that when there is five (5) or more children the owners must apply for a license with the State per Missouri State Statutes.
The Mayor read by title only Bill# 2014-448 for Ordinance #2014-458 for the first reading.
Ald. Kohley moved to accept the first reading of Bill# 2014-448 for Ordinance # 2014-458. Ald. Hess seconded. Ald. Kohley, Kezar and Hess voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed Bill #2014-449 for Ordinance #2014-459, which changes the actual Child Care Center section of the City Code changing the number of children from three (3) to four (4) to coincide with State Statute.
The Mayor read by title only Bill# 2014-449 for Ordinance #2014-459 for the first reading.
Ald. Kohley moved to accept the first reading of Bill# 2014-449 for Ordinance # 2014-459. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Kohley, Kezar and Hess voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed Nick Myers recommendations to look into both the Water and Sewer accounts regarding expenditures being more than revenues. The Clerk noted that the Board had discussed in the past an ordinance that would place a yearly cost of living increase on both water and sewer use fees. The Board agreed to have further discussion on how they want to handle future increases.
The Board discussed the following old business.
1. The Board discussed the Mike Davis property. It was noted that he had not complied yet to the letter the Board had sent to him requesting him to have the property cleaned up by July 1st. Mayor Richmond asked if the Board wanted him to be requested to attend the next meeting. The Board instructed the Clerk to write a letter asking for him to attend the meeting on July 15, 2014.
2. The Board discussed the City of Goodman Sign specifications. David noted that if the sign was put at the junction of Barlow and Janice it would have to be clear of the intersection so people could see. The Mayor suggested making it 4’ by 6’. The board also discussed the necessity of putting signs at both ends of Janice St, ‘B’ Ave. and C HWY and at Maverick Street. The Clerk is to talk with Neosho Graphic about designs and costs.
The Board discussed the following new business: None
The Department heads gave the following reports:
Curt Drake- not present
Denis Kolb- . nothing
David Brodie- noted that he had called contractors to bid on replacing the doors on the Emergency Management Department and repairing the Treatment Plant Roof.
It was noted that the Street Bids should be turned in and opened at the meeting on July 15th.
David informed the Board that Empire has a contractor going around putting growth inhibitors on trees that are under the electric lines. It was noted that if anyone had any questions they could call the contractors at 417-624-2960.
Dawn Bunch –report in Board Packets.
Paula Brodie- noted that the City Hall will be closed on Friday July 4th.
The Board discussed when people can shoot fireworks. It was noted that the City Code allows fireworks on the Fourth of July only from 8:00AM to 11:00PM and no bottle rockets at all.
The Board discussed the bills including transfers in the amount of $6,789.68. Ald. Hess moved to approve the bills including transfers in the amount of $6,789.68. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Hess, Kohley and Kezar voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn. Ald. Hess seconded. Ald. Hess, Kohley and Kezar voted aye with 0 nays.