Minutes-May 15, 2018

COUNCIL MEETING Tuesday May 15, 2018

The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Alice Kezar, Keith Kohley, Calvin Wilson and Ron Johnson. Also present were Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb, Asst. City Clerk Dana Cornwell and City Clerk Karla McNorton. Also present were Lois Kolb and Connie Letourneau.

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

The Board discussed the minutes from May 1, 2018. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the minutes from the May 1, 2018 meeting. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

Mayor Richmond acknowledged Misael Bustamante and/or Marcos Bustamante to discuss the property at 128 N. Wall St. The Mayor noted that City Clerk McNorton will be speaking on their behalf. McNorton read:

Goodman Board,

I am asking for more time on the cleaning on 128 N. Wall St. We plan on covering the windows with sheets of metal and want to make it into a garage not for people to live in. We are asking for two more months since it is only my father and I that will be doing the cleaning. After a brief discussion, the board agreed to extend Misael and Marcos Bustamante until the July 17, 2018 meeting to clean the property.

Mayor Richmond acknowledged Jerry Sparks to discuss possible zoning change of property next to Full Gospel Church. He was not present.

The Mayor acknowledged Kevin Miller to discuss the property at 204 N. Wall St. The Mayor noted City Clerk McNorton will be speaking on Kevin Miller’s behalf. City Clerk McNorton read:

In reference to the 204 N. Wall St. Goodman, if I can have some time to fix things up and get my place back on track, it will be greatly appreciated. If I could get (6)six months or even longer if possible. I will clean up the yard, cut up the two fallen trees, put new floors in the house and replace some of the windows. The Board agreed to extend Kevin Miller until the July 17, 2018 meeting to clean the property. If he needs more time, it will be discussed at that meeting.

The Board discussed the second reading by title only Bill NO. 2018-487 Ord. NO. 2018­497, an Ordinance amending the code of the City of Goodman Title VII: Utilities: Chapter 705: Water Regulations: Article II: By adding new section705.255: Adjustments Due to High Water Usage. Ald. Wilson moved to approve Bill NO. 2018-487 Ord. NO. 2018-497, an Ordinance amending the code of the City of Goodman Title VII: Utilities:

 

Chapter 705: Water Regulations: Article II: By adding new section705.255: Adjustments Due to High Water Usage. Aid. Johnson seconded. Aid. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

The Board discussed the second reading by title only Bill NO. 2018-488 Ord. NO. 2018­498, 2018 Adopting Ordinance. (An Ordinance Adopting and Enacting a New Code of Ordinances) Aid. Kohley moved to approve Bill NO. 2018-488 Ord, NO. 2018-498, 2018 Adopting Ordinance. (An Ordinance Adopting and Enacting a New Code of Ordinances) Aid. Kezar seconded. Aid. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

The Board discussed the extension contract for residential and commercial waste collection between the City of Goodman and HTS, LLC (formerly Henson Trash Service) After a brief discussion, Aid. Wilson moved to approve the extension contract for residential and commercial waste collection between the City of Goodman and HTS, LLC (formerly Henson Trash Service). Aid. Kohley seconded. Aid. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

Unfinished business:

Mayor Richmond noted City Clerk McNorton had spoken with the MML (Missouri Municipal League) about the 1996 Ford and after the ad had been in the paper and no bids after a month, employees are able to make an offer by sealed bid. After a brief discussion, it was agreed to put the 1996 Ford out for bid again in the McDonald County Press and the Neosho Daily News until June 6, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. The bids will be opened at the June 6, 2018 meeting. It was also agreed to have the topper from the 2009 GMC put in the Neosho Daily News and the McDonald County Press.

Shauna Landess Condemnation: City Clerk McNorton noted that the City can now put it out for bid to demo the property. The Board agreed to have it put out for bid in the McDonald County Press and the Neosho Daily News until the June 19, 2018 council meeting. The City has the right to refuse any and all bids.

New business: None

Citizens business: Connie Letourneau asked the Board to consider putting on the water bill to keep your pets on a leash, fed and watered.

Department head reports:

Curt Drake- Not present

Denis Kolb- Nothing to report

David Brodie- Asst. Clerk Dana Spoke on behalf of David and noted that he will be mowing, brush hogging and filling chug holes.

Meghan Sexson- Not present

Karla McNorton- Wanted to remind the Board her and Dana will be gone to court training next week and Meghan will be in the office the whole week. She also wanted to ask the Board if Meghan could come in Friday so that way she is not coming in Monday morning and being told here is the information about this and that and then Dana is out the door. The Board agreed to allow Meghan to work on Friday.

Ald. Kohley noted the South side of town is looking well.

Mayor Richmond noted the citywide clean-up is Thursday. Put your items out Wednesday night.

The Mayor asked about having a closed meeting to discuss payroll. The Board agreed to meet June 19, 2018 at 6:30.

The Board discussed the bills in the amount of $41,186.24 including transfers. Ald. Kezar moved to approve the bills in the amount of$41,186.24 including transfers. Aid. Kohley seconded. Aid. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

Aid. Kohley moved to adjourn. Ald. Wilson seconded. Aid. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

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