Tuesday March 7, 2017
The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Roger Coe and Alice Kezar. Ald. Keith Kohley was not present. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb, Tax Collector Meghan Sexson, Police Chief Curt Drake and City Clerk Karla McNorton. Also present were, Carol Coe, Lois Kolb, Nathan Wagner, Wally Jeffers, Shauna Landess, Joseph Lomabrdo and Sally Carroll from the McDonald County Press
The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M and noted Ald. Keith Kohley not present due to illness.
The Board discussed the minutes from the regular meeting held on February 21, 2017. Ald. Wilson made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting February 21, 2017. Ald. Coe seconded. Ald. Coe, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed the minutes from the special meeting February 23, 2017. Ald. Wilson made a motion to approve the minutes from the special meeting February 23, 2017. Ald. Coe seconded. Ald. Coe and Wilson voted aye and Ald. Kezar abstained.
The Board discussed the second reading by title only of Bill NO. 2017-480, Ordinance
NO. 2017-490, an Ordinance Adopting and Enacting a New Code of Ordinances of the City of
Goodman. Ald. Kezar made a motion to approve Bill NO. 2017-480, Ordinance NO. 2017 490, an
Ordinance Adopting and Enacting a New Code of Ordinances of the City of Goodman. Ald. Coe
seconded. Ald. Coe, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed averaging Jackie Walter’s water bill. City Clerk McNorton explained the leak was checked after the last meeting and it was fixed. To average the bill would be $202.10 for both months and $169.08 for the last month. McNorton noted she had explained the 20% if your bill is $200.00 to $500.00 to The Walters family. Ald. Wilson made a motion to average Jackie Walters bill in the amount of $ 202.10. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Coe, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
City Supervisor Brodie noted that Mr. Hughes was also here to discuss averaging his water bill. Mr. Hughes had a leak under his house and it has now been fixed. He is asking for both February and March bill to be averaged at a total of $66.63. Ald. Wilson made a motion to average both months for a total of $66.63. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Coe, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed the condemnation of the Shauna Landess property at 108 W. Williams.
Ms. Landesses son, Mr. Lombardo explained they have not had the funds to purchase the materials needed until recently to fix the roof. He explained the materials are to arrive on Friday and the Board will see work being done within two weeks. He has completed the work needed on the outside while waiting for the funds. The Board agreed to give him 30 more days. The discussion was tabled until the April 4, 2017 meeting.
The Mayor noted Jill Cornett from Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council was not present to discuss the Comprehensive Plan. City clerk McNorton explained she had not heard as to why Ms. Cornett was not present. It was agreed not to put Ms. Cornett back on the agenda until there was verification she could be present.
Old Business: The roof of the Community Building has two of pieces edging that needs put on and David should be able to take care of that.
New Business: City Clerk McNorton explained that the Resolution 2017-0001 for the 2016 Hazardous Mitigation Plan needed to be passed as it is passed every five years. Ald. Wilson made a motion to adopt resolution 2017-0001, regarding the 2016 Hazardous Mitigation Plan. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Coe, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Mayor Richmond then noted the Ozark Orchard Festival will be meeting at City Hall on Thursday March 9, 2017 at 7:00 to further discuss the Festival.
Citizens Business: Greg noted Mr. Clark had asked about the Speed Limit sign on Garner as we do not have enough and people seem to like to speed through there and he will even pay for one. David Brodie will be ordering a sign.
Mr. Jeffers also asked about drones with cameras. He says people are flying them around. It was noted that they are supposed to have a license by the FFA.
Curt Drake- Officer Wynn has given his notice and March 9, 2017 is his last day. Curt mentioned the possibility of having a couple of the reserves work part time instead of hiring a full time officer. It was mentioned by Curt that the new reserve Joe Haswell has been riding with him and would be interested in a full time position. Mr. Jeffers noted he has met with Mr. Haswell and he is a nice guy. After a brief discussion, it was agreed to have an ad put in the paper for the position.
Dennis Kolb- Noting to report
David Brodie- David noted the lawn mowers have been serviced and the blades sharpened and one of the batteries needs some work. He also is going to need to order some non-select brush killer and they will be hauling sludge starting tomorrow.
Meghan Sexson-Nothing to report
Karla McNorton-Karla reminded the Board she would be at the City Clerks Spring Institute Monday through Thursday and wanted to thank the Board for allowing her to go. Also Karla had received a scholarship from Connell Insurance after it was approved at the last meeting, to help pay for the City Clerks training.
The Board discussed the bills in the amount of $31,771.10, including transfers. Ald. Kezar made a motion to approve the bills in the amount of $31,771.10 including transfers. Ald. Coe seconded. Ald. Coe, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Wilson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Ald. Coe seconded. Ald. Coe, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.