Board of Aldermen Meeting Minutes

APRIL 3, 2017

Mayor Jan Lehmkuhl called the regular Board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. on April 3, 2017.

Board Members present:  Jan Lehmkuhl, Mayor; Troy Watts, Jerry Kane, Deanna Monnig and William Wagner, Aldermen.   Also in attendance: City Clerk, Deborah Cox; Police Chief, Bruce Belin; Charlie Jones, Don Bouling, Nedra Bouling, Ginny Smith, Kim Grant, Doug Renshaw, Carl Enlow and Ryan Squibb.

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

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

FIRE DISTRICT HYDRANT REPORT   Kim Grant from Ash Grove Fire District, presented the "March 2017 Fire Hydrant Report” compiled by the Ash Grove Fire Protection District. This report outlined the hydrant deficiencies within the city.  Based on the information the fire department has gathered, they will make plans accordingly for adequate fire protection.  Mayor Lehmkuhl thanked Kim Grant and the Fire District for their work in presenting the report. The Board will review the submitted report.

CARE TO LEARN FUNDRAISER          Jeana Scroggins, gave a written request asking for permission to have a “Care to Learn” fundraiser in the City Park on August 12, 2017.  This event will include a Barbeque contest and concert.  Motion made by Deanna Monnig and seconded by Jerry Kane to allow this event in the City Park during daytime hours with no alcohol allowed.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.   

SPARKS IN THE PARK 2017                   Doug Renshaw and Don Bouling were present to discuss the annual “Sparks in the Park”.  The event will be held on July 2, 2017 with a rain date scheduled for the following Sunday.  Motion was made by Deanna Monnig and seconded by Jerry Kane to allocate $3,500.00 to the fireworks fund, have the swimming pool open for free swim on July 2 and two free family (4) passes for raffle drawing and or silent auction.  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.

Deanna Monnig gave and update on the planned Earth Day activities.  Several churches have committed to volunteering to help with the work on that day.

NEW HOLLAND SKID LOADER      Charles Jones, Asst Public Works Director, presented a proposal to trade the 2008 New Holland Tractor and boom mower for a skid loader.  S & H Farm Supply will trade the tractor for a New Holland skid loader which will come with a bucket and a grapple loader for a total of $9,700. The funding will come from the park and water and sewer budget.  Motion made by William Wagner to approve the trade as presented.  Jerry Kane and Troy Watts both commented on whether to wait until next years budget. After discussion, they agreed the time to sell the tractor would be in the spring when crops are being planted.  Motion seconded by Troy Watts.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.

Budget meeting set for Thursday April 13, 2017 at 6:30.

Having no further business to discuss, Jerry Kane made a motion to adjourn at 7:45 p.m. with Deanna Monnig giving the second.  Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried.

Deborah A. Cox, City Clerk