Tuesday December 4, 2018
The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Keith Kohley, Alice Kezar and Ron Johnson. Also present were City supervisor David Brodie, Police Chief Curt Drake, Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb and City Clerk Karla McNorton. Also present were Kevin Keeney, Tammie Davis, Lisa McCool-Rataczek from McDonald County 911 and Sally Carroll from the McDonald County Press.
Mayor Richmond called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
The Board discussed the minutes from November 20, 2018. Ald. Wilson asked about a correction noted on new minutes the City Clerk had provided before the meeting started. City Clerk McNorton noted she had noticed an error it had her as making the candidate filing notice at the last meeting and she had made that and two other corrections. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the minutes from the meeting held on November 20, 2018 with the corrections. Ald. Johnson seconded. Ald. Kezar, Johnson and Wilson voted aye and Ald. Kohley abstained.
Unfinished business: City Supervisor David Brodie noted he had spoken to Jerry Wiley
on the properties at 122 and 122 ½ N. Wall St. Jerry told David that they have no money to work on the property. They really don’t want to sell it or get a loan to fix it. David informed him the City will be sending a letter explaining the condemnation process with the expectations and timeframe. Ald. Kohley moved to send Jerry Wiley a condemnation letter. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
The Board discussed the IRIS system for safe room at Goodman Elementary. Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb explained that he wanted to establish a communication system for the City and Police. The system would allow you to send out information about events by the City, Amber Alerts, church functions, and clinics and possibly school information as well, like they close early for inclement weather. It would be for communication only and would be from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., anything after 5:00 P.M. would be for emergency purposes only. Lisa McCool-Rataczak asked if it would be part of 911. Denis noted he wanted it for Goodman only. Mayor Richmond asked doesn’t the City already have this. Do we really need this other system and does any other City have it.
Mayor Richmond noted he doesn’t feel we need this system. Lisa McCool-Rataczek noted that you can do that with the IRIS system already in place and she would be happy to get with Denis and show him how to customize the system for just the Goodman residents and to add any residents who wanted to be on the system. It was agreed by the Board to table the discussion to a later date closer to when the school is going to open.
Mayor Richmond noted he has not spoken with the AG teacher about the gazebo yet and would like to wait till after the budget and the holidays. David then noted that he had some bids on the gazebo.
New business: Lisa McCool-Rataczek explained to the Board that during and emergency call on Rt. C, they ended up going to the incorrect address and it ended up taking 10 additional minutes to get to the correct address because Rt. B Hwy off of 49 and Rt. C is East of 49, then Rt. C picks up on the Eastern and Western side of town. There are possible repeated addresses. She asked if the Board would consider annexing it the portion of Rt. C to 49 and changing the name. Lisa noted she had contacted MODOT (Missouri Department of Transportation and they refused to change the name. Mayor Richmond noted we would have to ask the landowners and explain the situation. Mayor Richmond then noted the City would love to assist so there are no more incidents like this and a possible loss of life. It was suggested to contact our State representative about the issue. It was also suggested to contact Bill Lant and see who he suggests contacting about the issue and addresses being changed.
Citizens business: None
Department head reports:
Curt Drake: Curt noted he had faxed a letter to Kansas City Southern about stopping the train for the Christmas parade Saturday December 8, 2018 and dispatch will follow up the day of the parade and make sure it is stopped.
Denis Kolb: Dennis noted there is a possibility of ice and snow Thursday and Friday. Keith then thanked Curt, Joe and Levi for checking the storms.
David Brodie: David explained that the backhoe had two cylinders leaking and he would like to take them to Walts Tractor and have it taken care of. Ald. Wilson moved to have Davis repair the cylinders on the backhoe. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Meghan Sexson: Not present
Karla McNorton: Nothing to report.
The Board discussed the bills in the amount of $33,546.89 including transfers. Ald. Kezar moved to approve the bills in the amount of $33,546.89 including transfers. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.
Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Kezar, Kohley, Johnson and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.