August 16, 2016
Regular Board Meeting
The Board of Alderman held a regular meeting Tuesday night August 16, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.
Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Alice Kezar, Calvin Wilson, Roger Coe and Keith Kohley. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Tax Collector Meghan Sexson, City Clerk Paula Brodie, Senior Officer John Wynn and Asst. City Clerk Karla McNorton. Also present were Joann Bowzer, Clay Sexson and Rita Greene from McDonald County Press.
Mayor Richmond called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
The Board discussed the minutes from the Tax Levy Public Hearing on August 2, 2016. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the minutes from the Tax Levy Public Hearing meeting on August 2, 2016. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Coe, Kohley, Wilson and Kezar voted aye, with 0 nays.
The Board discussed the minutes from the regular meeting on August 2, 2016. Ald. Kezar moved to approve the minutes from the regular meeting on August 2, 2016. Ald. Coe seconded. Ald. Coe, Kohley, Wilson and Kezar voted aye, with 0 nays.
The Board discussed and voted on changing the Building Inspector fees. Asst. City Clerk McNorton stated she had just received a fax from City Attorney Duane Cooper and he stated the change request looks acceptable. The Ordinances will be ready to vote on at the next meeting.
The Board discussed For His Glory Ministries using the Ballpark Oct. 15th & 16 for a ball tournament of ten teams. Asst. City Clerk McNorton stated that Recreation Board Director Heith Lewis will not be using the Ballpark on those days and they will need the restrooms on both days and the lights Saturday the 15th. City Supervisor David Brodie noted the McDonald County Transportation Department had asked to put gravel at the Ballpark to store it as they will be doing chip and seal. Brodie will find out when the County will be storing the gravel and make sure it is not on the field. The Board agreed to allow For His Glory Ministries to use the Ballpark on Oct, 15th and 16th, 2016
Joann Bowzer requested a one-time average of her water bill. Mrs. Bowzer explained that her toilet was leaking and it is now fixed. Mrs. Bowzer also asked for an extension on her bill until the 25th of August and she may not be able to pay the full amount. After a brief discussion, Ald. Wilson moved to average her water bill to $94.89 and to give her until August 25th to pay it and to pay any remainder as soon as possible. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Coe, Kohley, Wilson and Kezar voted aye, with 0 nays.
Discuss old business:
Ald. Kohley stated he had spoken with John Ervin Owner of the Redneck Restaurant about cooking the meat for the Annual City Employee Picnic on September 25, 2016. John of the Redneck Restaurant stated he would do it for no cost except for the cost of propane and if everyone wanted, we could have pulled pork sandwiches. The Board agreed to have the office staff check on prices and John from the Redneck Restaurant will also get prices.
Mayor Richmond noted Michael Richmond had spoken to Kansas City Southern Railroad again and the City of Goodman is still on the list for the Christmas Train in December. The Goodman Area Fire Protection District and the Betterment Club would also like to be involved. The City will need to look into parking, security and a platform when we find out for sure we’re on the list.
Discuss new Business: No new Business
Department head reports:
John Wynn-Wynn stated citizens have been complaining about people playing Pokémon Go and trespassing on resident’s property late at night and in the early morning. Wynn also stated that people were trespassing on the City’s property at the well on School St. and there needs to be a No Trespassing sign put up. City Supervisor Brodie stated he will put one up Wednesday.
Wynn also stated he and Chief Drake had talked about getting him two ballistic panels for his bullet proof vest. Wynn will get prices and bring to the next meeting.
Denis Kolb- No present.
David Brodie- Brodie mentioned that a few weeks ago he had reported the 10hp submersible pump went down and is not repairable. Brodie stated he would like to purchase the submersible pump from Enviro-line for $5260.00, not including freight and shipping. With the shipping and freight, it could be close to $5500.00. Ald. Wilson moved to order the submersible pump from Enviro-line at an estimated cost of $5500.00. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Coe, Kohley, Wilson and Kezar voted aye, with 0 nays.
Brodie informed the Board while he was brush hogging on Monday the pins broke and he had to order new ones at $65.00 each as we need them. The Board agreed.
Brodie also informed the Board he needs to purchase the GPS device he has mentioned at previous meetings. His locates for Missouri One Call are now giving longitude and latitude coordinates and he needs one to do locates. He has done some research and they run between $180.00 and $250.00 for a decent one. The Board agreed to have Brodie purchase a GPS locater for up to $250.00.
Meghan Sexson- Sexson informed the Board that a vast majority of Hunte Corporations taxes have now been paid except for the largest one and they only have until Monday August 22, 2016 to pay the remainder.
Karla McNorton – McNorton informed the Board that Mr. Boblett has paid the $50.00 for the Public Hearing on the zoning change request and McNorton will have it in the paper September 15th and possibly another time, depending on the cost.
The Board discussed and approved the bills from August 16, 2016 in the amount of $16,325.88 including transfers. Ald. Kezar moved to approve the bills, including transfers in the amount
of $16,325.88. Ald. Coe seconded. Ald. Coe, Kohley, Wilson and Kezar voted aye, with 0 nays.
Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn the meeting. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Coe, Kohley, Wilson and Kezar voted aye, with 0 nays.