Tuesday November 21, 2017
The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Keith Kohley, Ron Johnson and Alice Kezar. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Police Chief Curt Drake, Senior Officer Joe David, Tax Collector Meghan Sexson and City Clerk Karla McNorton. Also present were Roger and Carol Coe, Charlotte Johnson, Jared Mackall, Sandra Pogue, Elizabeth Pogue, Melody Pogue, Jessen Pogue, Lilijean Igisomar, Tracy Igisomar, Sizue Igisomar, Chasulen Igisomar, Caitlyn Igisomar, Leland Igisomar, Traevon Igisomar, Eliana Igisomar, Rebauliman Igisomar, Shirly Igisomar, Shirayne Igisomar, Ed Tuomala and Sally Carroll from the McDonald County Press.
The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
The Board discussed the regular meeting minutes from November 7, 2017. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the minutes from the regular meeting held on November 7, 2017. Ald. Johnson seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Mayor acknowledged Tracy Igisomar for Officer Appreciation during the tornado on April 4, 2017. Tracy read a letter about how her and her family was trapped in a vehicle because of the tornado and how grateful she and the whole Igisomar family are for the Goodman Police Department helping them get out of the vehicle and taking them to safety. The Igisomar family thanked the Goodman Police Department for keeping the community safe and presented the department with a gift basket to show their appreciation.
Officer Joe David thanked everyone who came out.
Ed Tuomala then thanked everyone who helped him be able to rebuild after the tornado. His new house is so wonderful.
The Mayor acknowledged Marshal Long from the Betterment Club. Marshall explained this year’s Christmas Parade will be held on December 9, 2017 at 1:00PM. Sign-ups for the parade will be at the old bus barn and Santa will be on the cement pad of the old fire station on Main St. Marshall also noted the Grand Marshall will be Larry Newton and the Neosho Band has accepted the invitation to play during the parade. Mayor Richmond also noted the Betterment Club could use the P.A. System for the Christmas Parade. Marshall Long asked the Board to donate $200.00 to the Betterment Club for Candy. Ald. Kohley moved to approve donating $200.00 for candy for the Christmas parade. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kezar, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed setting the Candidate Filing Dates for the April 3, 2018 election. City Clerk McNorton noted she had given the Board an Election calendar in their packet and the Board needs to vote to set the candidate filing. Ald. Wilson moved to set the Election candidate filing dates for December 12, 2017 through January 16, 2017. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Old Business: City Clerk McNorton noted that the budget meeting was set for December 4, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. McNorton asked if the time could be moved from 7:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. after a brief discussion, it was agreed to change the time to 6:00 P.M.
New Business: Linda Sharp asked the Board about approving a double wide being put in at 219 E. Garner. Linda showed the Board pictures of the double wide. Mayor Richmond did note the variance amount would need to be paid. Ald. Kezar moved to approve a double wide being put in at 219 E. Garner. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Citizens Business: Sandra Pogue asked the Board if they have ever considered a community garden. She explained you could put in a community garden and you could set up a greenhouse and you could also have a fish pond and the waste from the fish is what is used to fertilize the plants. You can use solar panels for heat and have a battery backup. You could get fish from it as well. A lot of the items needed are things most people throw away that could be used to build the garden. There will need to be heat in the winter and red and blue lights would be needed.
Department head reports
Curt Drake- the Expedition power steering pump is going out. Goodman Tire and Auto can replace it for $400.00. Smith Auto Group is the one who replaced it last time and Curt is hoping he can get them to replace it at no cost.
Denis Kolb- Nothing to report
David Brodie- The ballpark lights are being replaced and Fagan Electric should be finished by Tuesday. David also mentioned setting a date for a one time light setting with Heath or Clyde.
David also mentioned the carport for the ballpark is actually 20×41 not 20×40. With 8 feet side walls, gable ends and will have extra bracing on each leg will be $3415.00 and will need 10% down. It will take 8 to 10 weeks before being installed. Ald. Wilson moved to order the 20×41 carport for $3415.00 from Carolina Carport. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kezar, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Meghan Sexson- Tax Collector Sexson noted the Board received the October report. She also noted the 2017 tax statements have been sent and she has already received some payments.
Karla McNorton- City Clerk McNorton noted that the next Comprehensive Plan Meeting is set for November 28, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.
She then noted that Dana Cornwell went to Court training last Thursday and Friday in Ozark Mo.
Karla also noted that City Hall with be closed November 23 and 24, 2017 in observance of Thanksgiving.
The Board discussed the bills in the amount of $40,716.98 including transfers. Ald. Kezar moved to approve the bills in the amount of $40,716.98 including transfers. Ald. Johnson seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn the meeting. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.