September 20, 2016
The Board of Alderman held a regular meeting Tuesday night September 20, 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, Police Chief Curt Drake, Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb, Senior Officer John Wynn and Asst. City Clerk Karla McNorton. Also present were John Bunch, Keith Estes, CJ Estes and Rita Greene from McDonald County Press.
The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
The Board discussed the minutes from the regular meeting on September 6, 2016. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the minutes from the regular meeting on September 6, 2016. Ald. Coe seconded. Ald. Coe, Wilson and Kezar voted aye, with 0 nays. Ald. Kohley abstained.
The Mayor noted Tammie Davis was not present. She asked to be moved to 10/04/16 Agenda.
The Mayor noted Richard and Nancy Kautz were unable to make the meeting. City Supervisor Brodie provided information on the proposed plans for the house. The Board discussed the information provided by Brodie and that the plans would put the house 1’ to close to the property line and a variance may be needed. The Board also discussed the Kautz’s may need to build a smaller carport or the house may need to be built East to West instead of North to South. The Mayor did recommend the Board looking at the property. The discussion was tabled until Richard and Nancy Kautz could be present.
Mayor Richmond read the second reading, by title only for Bill NO. 2016-472, Ord NO. 2016-482, to change the Form of Application Fee for the Building Form Application. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the second reading of Bill NO. 2016-472, Ord NO. 2016-482. Ald. Kohley seconded.
Ald. Coe, Wilson, Kohley and Kezar voted aye, with 0 nays.
Mayor Richmond read the second reading, by title only for Bill NO. 2016-473, ORD NO. 2016-483 to change the Building Inspector Fees. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the second reading of Bill NO. 2016-473, Ord NO. 2016-483. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Coe, Wilson, Kohley and Kezar voted aye, with 0 nays.
Mr. Estes brought up the rezoning request by Mr. Boblett. He doesn’t have a problem with rezoning only Mr. Boblett’s property, but he doesn’t feel the whole block should be affected. He is concerned about the runoff from the water that goes to the treatment plant when it rains, but feels the Board should decide rezoning on a case by case basis and if they did the whole area it would allow others to build without needing permission.
Mr. Bunch asked the Board to consider removing his trash line item from his water bill at the house next door that he also owns, but is not occupied. He stated he has the water service for insurance purposes and he has not used the trash service in almost a year. The Mayor stated the clerks will look into whether the service can be removed from his bill.
Discuss old business:
The Mayor informed the Board we are on the calendar for sure for the Holiday Express train on December 14, 2016 starting at 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. There is a list of requirements that need met and hopefully the weather will be good for that day. Mr. Brodie suggested we send a letter to the surrounding police departments asking for assistance for the event. The Mayor did note the event will be advertised by KCS and it would be nice to have the extra coverage.
Ald. Kohley asked about the condemnation of Shauna Landess. Asst. City Clerk McNorton informed the Board we have about 20 more days and we can proceed.
Discuss new Business:There was no new business.
Department head reports:
Curt Drake- Curt informed the Board he received the ammo.
He then informed the Board he had a laptop/computer donated by Herbert Hancock out of Arkansas.
He also informed the Board that all the officers are on board for Holiday Express and festival except Zach is 90% sure he can make it for the festival.
Denis Kolb- Wanted to remind everyone about the Employee Picnic at Ald. Kohley’s house Sunday.
David Brodie- informed the Board the well went down on Saturday, but he got it back up. Revis came and fixed it.
He then noted he had mentioned at the last meeting about having file his reports electronically and will have to go to a Missouri Rural Water class for the Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources. The price for the hotel will be $89.00
He also mentioned he will need to go the MRW convention at the Lake of the Ozarks in October to get the hours he needs as he was not able to go in the spring. He will have to spend two nights in a motel on October 26th and 27th. The Board agreed he needs to go to keep up his hours.
He then brought up the voltage and amp meter bought years ago has gone out and he would like to buy another one for around $106.00. The Board agrees he should get a new one.
Ald. Kezar asked Brodie if he had received any bids on the replacement of lights for City Hall including the shop attached and the Police Department. He informed the Board three companies have come out and looked, but we have not received any bids yet.
Meghan Sexson- Not present.
Karla McNorton – Nothing to report
The Board discusses the bills from September 20, 2016 in the amount of $28,355.14 including transfers. Ald. Kezar made a motion to approve the bills in the amount of $28, 355.14 including transfers. Ald. Coe seconded. Ald. Coe, Wilson, Kohley and Kezar voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kohley made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Coe, Wilson, Kohley and Kezar voted aye with 0 nays.