Board of Aldermen Meeting Minutes

APRIL 17, 2017

Mayor Jan Lehmkuhl called the Ash Grove Board of Aldermen meeting to order at 7:00  p.m. on April 17, 2017.

Members present:  Jan Lehmkuhl, Mayor; Troy Watts,  Jerry Kane, and William Wagner, Aldermen.  Also in attendance: City Clerk, Deborah Cox, Stuart Coutchie, Dwight Crevelt and Mel Gilbert (Gilbert arrived before study session).

Motion made by Jerry Kane and seconded by Troy Watts to approve the Election Results as certified by Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller.

April 7, 2017 Municipal Election Results

Alderman-Ward 1 two-year term    William (Bill) Wagner      64

Alderman-ward 2 two-year term     No Candidate Filed

Write ins for Ward 2     Dillion E Magers-  1   Ron Monnig -  1   Lester Gardner-  1  Pat Hurley- 1  Steve Meyer - 1  Bill Wagner -1  Matthew Hancock -   1

Vote taken.  Certification unanimously approved.

City Clerk, Deborah Cox, swore in the newly elected official: William Wagner.

All qualified write in candidates will be contacted to verify if they would like to serve as Alderman Ward 2 for a two-year term.

TROY WATTS APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD     Motion made by Jerry Kane and seconded by Bill Wagner to appoint Troy Watts to service as President of the Board.  Vote taken.  Kane, Watts, and Wagner, aye.  Motion carried.

Stuart Coutchie and Dwight Crevelt, representing HTC, presented 3 request for the October 21, 2017 event.

  • Motion made by Jerry Kane and seconded by Bill Wagner to allocated $500.00 from the 2017-2018 budget as seed money to help promote the fall festival.  This would be used for a mailing which is estimated to reach about 8000 mailboxes.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.
  • Motion made by Jerry Kane and seconded by Troy Watts to table the request to approve a picnic liquor license for a wine and beer garden on Main Street to showcase locally made products.  The City Clerk will contact our insurance company to check on the liability issues for this type of attraction.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.
  • Motion made by Jerry Kane and seconded by Troy Watts to allow for the closing of Main Street from Webster Ave on the east to Thurmond Ave on the west from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 21, 2017.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.

After reviewing the Intergovernmental Agreement with Springfield-Greene County OEM, Attorney Mel Gilbert asked that a few revisions be made to the contract.  Mr. Gilbert will contact Springfield-Greene County OEM to have changes made before the City enters into this agreement.

ANNOUNCEMENTS       Mel Gilbert updated the Board on several issues that he has been researching for the City.

STUDY SESSION             Time was not sufficient to review the recommended changes to the employee handbook.

Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to adjourn at 8:35 p.m.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.

Deborah A Cox, City Clerk