Minutes-November 7, 2017

COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday November 7

 

The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday, November 7, 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, Reserve Officer Casey DeWitt and City Clerk Karla McNorton. Also present were Roger and Carol Coe, Charlotte Johnson, Tammie Davis, Kevin Keeney, John Bunch and Sally Carroll from the McDonald County Press.

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.

The Board discussed the Public Hearing minutes from October 17, 2017. It was noted by Ald. Johnson that Alice Kezar was shown present and she voted aye to adjourn the Public Hearing and she was not present. Ald. Kohley moved to approve the minutes from the Public Hearing held on October 17, 2017 with the noted corrections. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley and Wilson voted aye and Ald. Kezar abstained.

The Board discussed the regular meeting minutes from October 17, 2017. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the minutes from the regular meeting held on October 17, 2017. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley and Wilson voted aye and Ald. Kezar abstained.

The Board discussed the fence at the Stay and Play Park. After a brief discussion, it was agreed to discuss repairing the fence during the budget meeting.

The Board discussed the carport replacement at the Ballpark. It was discussed the pad size of 12 by 40 foot and if the Board want gable ends and be reinforced and a roof of either regular, boxed Eave or vertical. The amount could cost up to $3500 to replace and it was noted we did receive insurance money from the tornado to replace it. It was agreed to discuss it further at the budget meeting.

The Board discussed the gazebo replacement on Main St. It was discussed the only place found so far that could replace the gazebo was Rocky Ridge out of Lamar. After a brief discussion, Ald. Wilson moved to put the gazebo out for bid with 8 sides and with an opening, bench all the way around, with treated and stained lumber and a metal roof with a decorative top. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

The Board discussed the membership agreement for MO. Rural Services Corp. for $200.00. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the membership agreement for MO. Rural Services Corp. for $200.00. Ald. Johnson seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

The Board discussed the new contract with Joplin Humane Society. Ald. Kohley moved to approve the new contract with Joplin Humane Society. Ald. Kezar seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

Old Business: City Supervisor Brodie noted we received the message center from Amazon and sent it back as it did not include the mounting bracket. Amazon sent another one and it did not come with the mounting bracket either. It was discussed and agreed that David will need to build something to attach the message center onto before attaching to the building, because there is no other way to mount it to the outside of the building.

New Business: None

Citizens Business: John Bunch gave the Board a copy of a Public Drinking, Consumption and Possession Ordinance from another City and asked the Board to have City Attorney Duane Cooper look over it and see if it can be added to the City Ordinances as he has had an issue with it lately. The Mayor agreed to have City Attorney Cooper look over it and see if we can add it to the Ordinances.

Department head reports.

Curt Drake- Curt introduced Reserve Office Casey DeWitt to the Board.

 

Denis Kolb- Not present.

 

David Brodie- David informed the Board the pump in the well on School St. went out last Monday. Revis came and replaced the motor, which Revis believes lightning got it. We had the well back up and running by 5:30 P.M. Tuesday. It was turned it into the insurance and also that the removed motor was stolen. This happened sometime between 8:00 A.M. Tuesday and 3:30 P.M. Tuesday. City Clerk McNorton noted she has already turned in the Police Report to the insurance and we should know something next week.

 

David also discussed the sink at the Police Station. He noted he could get a pedestal sink from Lowes for around $58.00 or a wall mount sink from Amazon for around $75.00 before shipping. The Wall Mount sink is a little more expensive, but it is smaller and the bathroom is very small. The wall mount sink would work better in the space. David would like to purchase the wall mount sink from Amazon. Ald. Wilson moved to have David order the sink from Amazon. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

 

Meghan Sexson- Not present. City Clerk McNorton noted that 2017 statements are in and she has a check for $340.00 for postage. Ald. Kohley moved to approve the postage for the 2017 tax statements for $340.00. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley, Kezar and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

 

 

Karla McNorton- the Board discussed and agreed to set the budget meeting for December 4, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.

The Board discussed and agreed on November 28, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. for the Comprehensive Plan meeting.

The Board discussed the bills in the amount of $32,277.45 including transfers. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the bills in the amount of $32,277.45 including transfers. Ald. Kezar 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.

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