Board of Aldermen Meeting Minutes

FEBRUARY 2, 2015  APPROVED

The regular council meeting was held at 7:00 p.m., February 2, 2015 in council chambers.

Mayor Jan Lehmkuhl called the meeting to order with the following in attendance:  Board members:  Troy Watts, William Wagner, Tony Cline and Jerry Kane. Quorum was present. City Clerk; Deborah Cox, Asst. Supt of Public Works; Charles Jones, Elizabeth Ikemeier, John Young, Diane Simpson, Marc Schwenn, Michael Wagner and Ryan Squibb were also in attendance. 

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

Motion made by Jerry Kane and seconded by Tony Cline to accept the agenda which included the consent agenda and minutes from the last meetings.  Vote taken.  Aye -Cline, Kane, Watts, Wagner 

Elizabeth Ikemeier, 303 N. Calhoun, stated she had a problem with her water bill and asked the Board of Aldermen to explain her bill.  Charles Jones tried to explain how the water and sewer bills were calculated.   Mayor told Ms Ikemeier she would be glad to meet with her at City Hall during business hours if she would like to discuss it further. 

WEBSITE

Mayor Lehmkuhl proudly announced that the City’s website, www.ashgrovemo.gov was now up and running.  The City will continue to update and make improvements to the site.

LIBERTY TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS 

Mayor Lehmkuhl spoke with Liberty Technical Solutions concerning the proposed service agreement.  Liberty Tech has agreed to include the maintenance of the website in the $800.00 per month cost.  Charles Jones, Asst Public Works Director, presented a proposal from JCI on a SCADA package for the water towers and lift station.  After discussion, the Board agreed to stay with Liberty Tech for the SCADA coverage and review again before the end of our fiscal year.  Motion made by Tony Cline to enter into an agreement with Liberty Technical Solutions to provide the proposed partner plan benefits in the amount of $800 per month.  Seconded by Troy Watts.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved. 

STREET LIGHTING  

No new business to discuss concerning street lights.

MoDOT PHASE II

Mayor Lehmkuhl stated another bollard will be placed on the northeast corner of Main Street and Calhoun.  There will be parking blocks places next to the flower beds on the parking lot as well as NO PARKING painted on the lot to help keep vehicles from driving over the flower beds.   Mayor Lehmkuhl also clarified that the monies allocated for the Gazebo is to work with the city engineer on design, not to construct a new one. 

AWNINGS 

No new discussion was needed.

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

TREATMENT PLANT REPAIRS 

Charles Jones explained the repairs needed to replace parts that have been in place for over 20 years.  Two bids to repair the oxidation ditch rotors at the wastewater treatment plant were reviewed.  One was for labor only and the other was all inclusive labor and material.  Motion made by Tony Cline to award to Crews Construction, Inc. with a base bid of $18,727.00 with addition cost of $3,226.00  to sand blast and recoat with coal tar epoxy.  Seconded by Jerry Kane.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.

POOL MANAGER REAPPOINTED                          

A letter from David Raper asking to renew his contract for another season as pool manager was reviewed.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Tony Cline to reappoint David Raper as Pool Manager with the same agreement as last year.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.

Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by William Wagner to enter into an Intergovernmental Cooperative Agreement with GreeneCounty to supply any asphalt overlay that would be needed in 2015.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.

A contract with Empire Electric was also included for the Board to review.  This will be presented in Ordinance form at the April Board of Aldermen meeting.

Having no further business to discuss, motion made by Tony Cline and seconded by Troy Watts to adjourn the regular meeting at 7:58 p.m..  Vote taken.  Cline, Watts, Wagner, Kane, aye.

                              Deborah A. Cox, City Clerk