Minutes-May 7, 2019

COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday May 7, 2019

The Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting on Tuesday May 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM. Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Ron Johnson, Keith Kohley and Ed Tuomala. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Police Chief Curt Drake, Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb, Asst. City Clerk Dana Cornwell, City Attorney Duane Cooper and City Clerk Karla McNorton. Also present were Greg Beckner, J.R. Fisher, Walter Jeffers, Beth Hallmark, Nick and Lisa Riggins, Lilijean Igisomar, Pat and Candace Watson and Sally Carroll from the McDonald County Press.

Mayor Richmond called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. It was noted that Ald. Tuomala was not present.

The Board discussed the minutes from the regular meeting April 16, 2019. It was noted that on pg. 3 it reads $600,000.000 and it should read $600,000.00. It was also noted that Ald. Kohley was not present. Ald. Johnson moved to approve the minutes from the regular meeting held on April 16, 2019 with the amendments. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Johnson and Wilson voted aye and Ald. Kohley abstained.

Ald. Tuomala arrived at 7:11 P.M.

Mayor Richmond noted Ms. Bond was not present.

The Board discussed the second reading of Bill NO. 2019-501 Ordinance NO. 2019-511, an ordinance Adopting and Enacting a New Code of Ordinances for the City of Goodman. Ald. Wilson moved to approve the second reading of Bill NO. 2019-501 Ordinance NO. 2019-511, an ordinance Adopting and Enacting a New Code of Ordinances for the City of Goodman. Ald. Kohley seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley, Tuomala and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

The Board discussed the second reading of Bill NO. 2019-502 Ordinance NO. 2019-512, An Ordinance Amending the Code of Laws if the City of Goodman MO. to Establish Regulations for Mobile Food Trucks, Mobile Food Trailers and Pushcarts. Ald. Kohley moved to approve the second reading of Bill NO. 2019-502 Ordinance NO. 2019-512, An Ordinance Amending the Code of Laws of the City of Goodman MO. to Establish Regulations for Mobile Food Trucks, Mobile Food Trailers and Pushcarts. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley, Tuomala and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

The Board discussed the Business License Application for Mobile Food Trucks, Mobile Food Trailers and Pushcarts. It was noted that the price for the Mobile vending Business License seemed high at $100.00 when a regular Business License is $5.00. After a discussion, it was agreed to amend Bill NO. 2019-502 Ordinance NO. 2019-512, An Ordinance Amending the Code of Laws if the City of Goodman MO. to Establish Regulations for Mobile Food Trucks, Mobile Food Trailers and Pushcarts and do a third reading with the license fee being $50.00 instead of $100.00, and the Business License Application for Mobile Food Trucks, Mobile Food Trailers and Pushcarts to $50.00 from $100.00.

Unfinished business:
Ald. Wilson noted that the Planning and Zoning Committee held a meeting April 23, 2019 and agreed to rezone the North half of the West half of lot 28, Tract 1in the Ozark Orchard Company Subdivision from R-1 Single Family Residential to R-2 Two Family Residential, also known as 131 N. Whitmore, to put in a duplex. City Clerk McNorton noted a Public Hearing to rezone the property will be held May 21, 2019 at 6:50 P.M. and a written proposal will need to be submitted from the Planning and Zoning Committee. Mr. Riggins noted that he was informed that the proposal for the duplex was thirteen and a half feet on both sides from the property line of Tract 1 and the Ordinance states seventeen and a half feet. Mr. Riggins then noted he would like to request a variance for the four feet on both sides as he could put in a smaller duplex, but the one chosen for the property is more aesthetically pleasing and will have the variance completed by the May 21, 2019 public hearing. City Supervisor Brodie then noted that water and sewer lines should be completed before the paving on Whitmore as the lines will need to be run across the road. The Board agreed.

The Board discussed the Community Building. It was noted that the City had received some unofficial bids provided by the Goodman Betterment Club several meetings back and the City needs to begin moving forward on rebuilding. It was discussed the concerns about the concrete foundation. City Supervisor Brodie noted it was about 6 inches thick and there are no footers. The Betterment Club had put the previous structure in about 20 years earlier. After a brief discussion, it was agreed to have the concrete inspected by a professional before moving forward.

New business:
Candace Watson asked the Board about a street sign being replaced on Russell Street as it is no longer there. Mrs. Watson noted they just opened a business (Outback Creations) and patrons are having a hard time locating the business. Mayor Richmond noted that a new sign will be ordered ASAP to replace the one no longer there. Mayor Richmond then asked that either City Supervisor Brodie or Police Chief Drake go around and check if anymore street signs need replaced before ordering replacements.

City Clerk McNorton noted that First Community Bank has made changes and the previous Alderman that is no longer on the Council must be voted to be removed from all City checking accounts. Ald. Kohley moved to remove Alice Kezar from all checking accounts at First Community Bank. Ald. Johnson seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley and, Tuomala voted aye, Ald. Wilson abstained.

Department head reports:
Curt Drake: Chief Drake noted he had received several estimates for the brake replacement on the Dodge Charger. Some have tax included and will need to provide them with the tax exemption paperwork. One estimate is from Fletcher for $1000.00 (not provided), from Bethel Auto and Diesel Repair for $710.97, from Fast Auto and Tire for $1086.25 and from Best Brake and More for $387.66. Chief Drake noted he has not received one from Goodman Tire and Auto as they are very busy. After a brief discussion, Ald. Tuomala made a motion to use Bethel in the amount of $710.97. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley, Tuomala and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

Denis Kolb: We are looking at getting bad weather and want everyone to be weather aware.

David Brodie: Sent in the renewal permit for the wastewater treatment plant. The permit is valid for 5 years.

Brodie then noted he had to replace the switch for the wiper blades in the 2014 Ford as they would not turn off. The cost was a little over $100.00, with labor.

Meghan Sexson: not present.

Karla McNorton: Nothing to report.

The Board discussed the bills in the amount of $46,100.68 including transfers. Ald. Tuomala moved to approve the bills in the amount of $46,100.68 including transfers. Ald. Johnson seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kohley, Tuomala and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

Ald. Kohley made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Ald. Wilson seconded. Ald. Johnson, Kezar, Kohley and Wilson voted aye with 0 nays.

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