The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday night November 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Kohley and Roger Coe. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Tax Collector Meghan Sexson, Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb, Police Chief Curt Drake and City Clerk Paula Brodie. Also present were Lois Kolb and Rita Greene from the McDonald County Press. Ald. Kezar was not present.
The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
The Board discussed the minutes from the regular meeting on October 20, 2015. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the minutes from the meetings on October 20, 2015. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Wilson, Kohley and Coe voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed the following old business:
1. Clerk and Mayor reported that the trick or treat for Halloween was a success.
2. David reported that the carport should be set up in the next few weeks.
The Board discussed the following new business:
The Board agreed to set the first budget workshop on November 16th at 6:00PM.
Ald. Kohley moved to approve buying the cake for the Schools Veteran’s program. Ald. Coe seconded. Ald. Kohley, Wilson and Coe voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kohley stated that Osage Door Company on the corner of C and 59 Hwy need to clean up, mow and cut out trees. Ald. Wilson said there were several properties around town that needed cleaned up. David reported that he had a conversation with a neighbor of the Kramburg property that was very upset about the property and the condition of it. He stated that Mr. Kramburg has not taken down the carport yet and still needed to clean up the yards. It was noted that Mr. Kramburg was sent a letter on October 8th telling him what the Board expected him to do. Ald. Wilson stated that the Board had been dealing with the Kramburg property for 2 years now and that it was time for Mr. Kramburg to be given a ticket. Curt is to issue a ticket for noncompliance to Mr. Lester Kramburg per the Boards instruction.
The department heads gave the following reports:
Curt Drake- reported that Bill Cagle was officially not with the department as of November 1, 2015. He gave the Board an application to look for a reserve officer’s position from Jeremy Walker. Curt asked if the Board would be willing to hire him as a reserve officer.
Ald. Kohley moved to approve Jeremy Walker as a reserve officer. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Wilson, Coe and Kohley voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kohley stated that he was told that Mrs. Landess had moved out of her house and left a dog in the house in his neighborhood. The Board also noted that her house has had a tarp on the roof for several years. The clerk noted that the water has been shut off to the house. The Mayor asked Curt to look into the situation.
Denis Kolb- had nothing to report.
David Brodie-the wall heater went out in the well house on School Street. He has ordered a replacement heater.
Paula Brodie -noted that the City Hall will be closed Veteran’s Day.
Meghan Sexson reported that she is putting the tax statements together and has added the new amount that will be due for this year’s tax on the Boards monthly reports..
The Board discussed the bills including transfers in the amount of $15,445.60. Ald. Kohley moved to approve the bills including transfers in the amount of $15,445.60. Ald. Coe seconded. Ald. Wilson, Coe and Kohley voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Wilson, Coe and Kohley voted aye with 0 nays.