Tuesday October 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the
Goodman City Hall
October 21, 2014
Regular Board Meeting
The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday night October 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Keith Kohley and Alice Kezar. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb and City Clerk Paula Brodie. Guests included Rita Green from the McDonald County Press and Lois Kolb. Ald. Hess 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 October 7, 2014. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the minutes from the regular meeting on October 7, 2014. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays. Ald. Kohley abstained because he was not present at the meeting on October 7th.
Citizens Business: None
The Mayor read the letter of resignation from William Mosby. Ald. Kohley stated that he had talked with Mr. Mosby and he understood that William has been very busy and cannot keep up with everything he needs to do so he was going to have to resign as the City’s Building Inspector. The Clerk noted that William had given her a couple of names of people who might be interested. The Board discussed whether or not the City has to have a Building Inspector. Denis stated he had a friend who was the Building Inspector in St. Louis County and he was sure that he would be able to answer any questions the Board has. The Mayor stated that he would make some phone calls and get back to the Board at the next meeting.
The Board discussed the following old business.
1. The Board discussed changing the City’s policy of how to handle high water/sewer bills due to leaks. The Board discussed how other cities in the area handle leaks. Ald. Wilson stated that he thought that the Board could drop the sewer charge and half the water charge. He said depending on how high the remaining bill is they could allow payments. He also said that he felt that they should still keep the policy of once a year. The Board agreed to look over the other cities policies and decide at the next meeting.
2. The Mayor stated that he had talked with Michal Keels regarding what was needed to set up equipment for video conferencing during the Board meetings. He stated that Michal said we could set up a lap top with skype or run software through the Mayors computer using a T.V. screen mounted in the Board room. He noted that the people present at meetings would have to be able to hear and see the Board Member that is attending the meeting via video conferencing. The Clerk noted that MML suggests setting a policy or adding a Code to the City’s Code book establishing parameters for video conference attendance by Board Members. The Board tabled further discussion until the Mayor can get back with Michael about the costs.
The Board discussed the following new business:
1. Set November 10th at 6:00PM for the first 2015 budget meeting.
Department head reports:
Curt Drake- had nothing to report. Ald. Kohley asked him if he had taken care of the problem of the resident on Williams Street who has an excessive amount of dogs. Curt said that he had, and that she was down to 3 dogs.
Denis Kolb- had nothing to report.
David Brodie-reported that someone has been using the lights at the ballpark at night. The clerk had talked with Michael Wasson and he had told her that he had not given permission for anyone to use the lights. David said he was working on fixing the junction boxes so they can be locked.
-noted that he was going to be attending the Mo. Rural Water Associations annual fall conference in a couple of weeks.
– noted that both wells are up and running better than they have for a long time, both chlorination systems are in. He also reported that the well operations of the wells are more user friendly with the additional changes.
-purchased cold mix for more street repair.
Ald. Kezar stated that she wanted to thank David for staying on top of the KCS workers while they were in town laying new rails. She said that the C Highway crossing had been fixed and was now easy to cross.
Dawn Bunch – was not present.
The Board discussed the bills including transfers in the amount of $35,337.63. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the bills including transfers in the amount of $35,337.63. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Kohley, Wilson and Kezar voted aye with 0 nays.