Board of Aldermen Meeting Minutes

MARCH 16, 2015 (approved) 

Mayor Jan Lehmkuhl called the Special Council meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. on March 16, 2015

Members present:  Jan Lehmkuhl, Mayor; Troy Watts, Tony Cline, Jerry Kane, and William Wagner, Aldermen.  Also in attendance: City Clerk, Deborah Cox, Mel Gilbert, Sharon Anderson, Marc Schwenn, Diana Simpson and Michael Wagner

Tony Cline gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag.

MORENET ORDINANCE # 987

Motion was made by Jerry Kane and seconded by Troy Watts to place Bill No. 2015-03 on its first reading,  entering into an agreement with the Curators of the University of Missouri, on behalf of the Missouri Research and Education Network (MOREnet) and the City of Ash Grove to allow MOREnet to locate equipment on the City’s water tower to support MOREnet network to the Ash Grove School District.  Vote taken.  Kane, Watts, Wagner, and Cline aye.  Read by the City Clerk.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to approve the first reading of Bill No. 2015-13.  Vote taken.  Kane, Watts, Wagner, and Cline aye.  Motion made to place Bill No. 2015-13 on its final reading by Troy Watts.  Seconded by Jerry Kane.  Vote taken.   Kane, Watts, Wagner, and Cline aye.  Read by the City Clerk.  Motion made by Troy  Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to approve the final reading of Bill No. 2015-13.  Vote taken.  Kane, Watts, Wagner, and Cline aye.  Ordinance #987 passed and in effect as of March 16, 2015.

MODOT PHASE II 

Mayor Lehmkuhl gave and update of the MoDOT Phase II project.  There are still a couple of issues that have not been completed.  The final payments have not been made to the contractor and engineers until all issues have been addressed.

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

Motion was made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to close the special session and go into study session at 7:08 p.m.  Vote taken.  Watts, Kane, Wagner, Cline, aye.

 STUDY SESSION

Mayor Lehmkuhl called the study session to order at 7:15 p.m. with Board Members Wagner, Kane, Cline and Watts.  Also in attendance; Deborah Cox, Mel Gilbert, Sharon Anderson, Marc Schwenn, Diana Simpson and Michael Wagner.

Issues discussed:

  • The need to have termite inspection at Barham House and Museum Building.
  • Comparing definitions of Livestock in the Animal section of the Code Book and the Land Use section.  Will have P & Z review this issue at their monthly meeting.
  • Employee performance evaluations- Mayor asked the Board to review the sample form and give comments back to her so a new form can be compiled.

No further business; motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by William Wagner to adjourn the study session at 8:40 p.m.  Vote taken.  Kane, Watts, Wagner, and Cline aye.

Deborah A. Cox, City Clerk