Board of Aldermen Meeting Minutes


JUNE 6, 2016

Mayor Jan Lehmkuhl called the regular Board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. on June 6, 2016 at 100 W. Main Street, Ash Grove City Hall.

Board Members present:  Jan Lehmkuhl, Mayor; Troy Watts, Jerry Kane, Deanna Monnig, and Bill Wagner Aldermen.  Also in attendance: City Clerk, Deborah Cox, Chief Bruce Belin, Marc Schwenn, Dolores Coble and Ryan Squibb.

Chief Bruce Belin gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag.

Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to amend the agenda adding an appointment to the Ash Grove Advisory Park Board and discuss the Ash Grove Swimming Pool special admissions. Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.

Motion made by Jerry Kane and seconded by Deanna Monnig to approve the consent agenda as presented which includes the minutes from the last meetings.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.

Marc Schwenn asked for permission to block off approximately 3 parking spaces for the Wild Hog LEO bike ride on June 16, 2016.  Ash Grove will be one of the scheduled lunch stops on this ride coming through around 2:00 p.m.  Motion was made by Jerry Kane and seconded by Troy Watts.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.

Motion made by Jerry Kane and seconded by Troy Watts to pay the bills after they are reviewed and signed. Vote taken.  Unanimous.

PARK ADVISORY BOARD APPOINTMENT    Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to accept the recommendation of the Mayor and appoint Brian Grosnick to the Ash Grove Park Advisory Board.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.

2016-2017 BUDGET ORDINANCE   Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Deanna Monnig to place Bill No. 2016-16 adopting the 2016-2017 Budget on its first reading.  Vote taken.  Watts, Kane, Monnig, and Wagner aye.  Read by the City Clerk.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to accept the first reading of Bill No. 2016-16.  Vote taken.  Watts, Kane, Monnig and Wagner aye.  Motion made to place Bill No. 2016-16 on its final reading.  Vote taken.  Watts, Kane, Monnig and Wagner aye.  Read by the City Clerk.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Deanna Monnig to accept the final reading of Bill No. 2016-16 – Ordinance #1025.  Vote taken.  Watts, Kane, Monnig and Wagner aye.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST ORDINANCE   Motion was made by Deanna Monnig to place Bill No. 2016-17 -Conflict of Interest Ordinance, on its first reading.  Seconded by Jerry Kane.  Vote taken.  Monnig, Watts, Kane and Wagner, aye.  Clerk read the ordinance.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to accept the first reading of Bill No. 2016-17.  Vote taken.  Monnig, Watts, Kane and Wagner, aye.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to place Bill No. 2016-17 on final reading. Vote taken.  Monnig, Watts, Kane and Wagner, aye.  Read by the City Clerk.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to accept the final reading. Vote taken.  Monnig, Watts, Kane and Wagner, aye.     Ordinance #1026 passed.

David Raper, Pool Manager, proposed the idea of “2 can Sunday’s” as an admission price into the swimming pool.  The donated canned goods would be given to the Ash Grove Food Pantry.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by William Wagner to go forward with this idea for the Sunday’s in July.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.   

Having no further business to discuss, Troy Watts made a motion to adjourn at 7:25 p.m. with Deanna Monnig giving the second.  Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried.

Deborah A. Cox, City Clerk