March 17, 2015
Regular Board Meeting
The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday night March 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Keith Kohley, Bill Hess and Alice Kezar. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb, Chief of Police Curt Drake and City Clerk Paula Brodie. Also present were Heath Lewis, Roger and Carol Coe, Leroy Coe, J.R. Fisher, Jesse James and Rita Greene from the McDonald County Dispatch.
The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
The Board discussed the minutes from the regular meeting on March 3, 2015. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the minutes from the meetings on March 3, 2015. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Hess, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with Ald. Kohley abstaining because he was absent from the meeting.
The Board discussed the minutes from the special closed meeting on March 3, 2015. Ald. Hess moved to approve the minutes from the special meeting on March 3, 2015. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Hess, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with Ald. Kohley abstaining because he was absent from the meeting.
The following Citizen business was addressed:
Heath Lewis was acknowledged by the Mayor. He stated that he had asked other recreation departments how they handle the running of their concession stands. He stated two of the towns do a 50/50 split with the persons running the concession stand, one pays them $8.00 an hour and one pays $10.00 an hour. He said he had made inquiries of some of the churches and no one was willing to operate the concession stand. He said that his daughter and son-in-law had agreed to run it and maintain the bathrooms for the recreation board. He stated that they would be paid out of the concession stand proceeds. He stated that they had agreed to $750.00 for the baseball season. The Board was concerned that they would not make enough from the concession stand and they discussed paying them out of the left over Recreation Board Directors wages. Ald. Kohley moved to pay them out of the Recreation Board budget if they failed to be compensated enough from the proceeds of the concession stand. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Hess, Kohley, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed the following old business.
Ald. Wilson stated he had noted that the Little Free Library had the door torn off of it. Ald. Hess asked how much it would cost to set up a security camera on the end of the City Hall. The Mayor stated that he would look into some prices and quality of pictures.
1. The Mayor read by title only the second reading of Bill#2015-461 for Ordinance #2015-471 adopting and enacting a new code of Ordinances (Legislative updates and codes from 2014). Ald. Wilson moved to approve the second reading of Bill# 3015-461 for Ordinance #2015.471. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Kezar, Hess and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
2. The Board discussed moving Zack Adamson from reserve status to part-time so that he could work a 10 hour shift every other weekend, when there is no other officer on duty. Chief Drake stated that they could use his capital addition budget to pay Officer Adamson. He noted that the capital additions he was going to purchase would be purchased through grant funds they were applying for. The Board agreed that it would be a good idea so the Citizens would have more police presence in the community. Ald. Wilson moved to approve moving Zack Adamson from reserve status to part time officer. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kohley, Kezar, Hess and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays. The Mayor noted that beginning and part time officers were paid $10.00 an hour.
3. The Board discussed Resolution Number 2015-0001 setting up new procedures for operating the outdoor sirens. Ald. Kohley moved to approve resolution number 2015-0001. Ald. Hess seconded. Ald. Kohley Hess, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed the following new business:
It was noted that the Clerks had received a request to average the water bill at 132 E. Splitlog Ave. The Mayor noted that the bill was in the name of Reality Executives Tri-States. David noted that the house had been empty for several years, that the reality company had hired someone to check the house out and that person had installed a new shut of valve and during the cold weather the shut of valve had frozen and busted. David stated that they had met with the repair man and that he had repaired the broken line. It was noted that the house was empty and there was no water usage history. Karla had averaged a bill using a minimum water bill and using the new formula the Board had decided on for averaging high water bills. Ald. Wilson moved to average the bill in the amount of $241.56 Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Kohley, Hess, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Department heads gave the following reports:
Curt Drake- none
Denis Kolb-.asked about having Blue Valley look into a timing device to put on the tornado siren so that it would run for 3 minutes, rest for 3 minutes and then run again. The Clerk reported that Bryan the technician from Blue Valley suggested that if a timing device was needed to have it installed at 911.
David Brodie- reported that he had a quote from Pathfinders to repair or replace the blower. The replacement cost is $6,536.00 or repair cost of $2,614.00. He stated that the technician had sad there was some rust in the blower but they felt the blower would be able to be repaired. David stated that this would be a standby blower. His recommendation was to have it rebuilt. Ald. Kohley moved to repair the blower at a cost of $2,614. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Hess, Kohley, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
-noted that he and David had patch a large hole in the street on ‘B’ Ave.
-stated that depending on how much of the ballpark mowing they would be doing they needed to decide on what kind of mower to purchase. He noted that the city’s mower was on its last leg. He said that they had budgeted $3,000.00 for a new one however he felt that they would need to but a better mower to handle the ballpark mowing. The Board asked him to get them prices and suggestions of what mower to purchase.
Dawn Bunch – was not present
Paula Brodie –ask the Board if they wanted to attend a meeting hosted by HSTCC on behalf of Missouri Community Betterment with speakers from several state and federal agencies discussing projects and prospective funding sources. The Board agreed that if they were unable to attend, Paula should attend and bring the information back to them.
The Board discussed the bills including transfers in the amount of $46,082.65. Ald. Kezar moved to approve the bills including transfers in the amount of $46,082.65. Ald. Hess 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.