Board of Aldermen Meeting Minutes

OCTOBER 17, 2016

Mayor Jan Lehmkuhl called the Special Session to order at 7:00 p.m.

Board members present:  Bill Wagner, Jerry Kane, Deanna Monnig and Troy Watts.  Deborah A Cox, City Clerk, Marshall Decker, Marsha Poindexter, Jeff Voris, Police Chief Bruce Belin were also in attendance.   City Attorney Mel Gilbert arrived for the study session.

2015-2016 AUDIT REPORT     Marshall Decker, Decker & DeGood, PC, presented the 2015-2016 audit.  That City of Ash Grove again had a clean opinion, which is the best audit you can get.  He explained the financial status of the City was good.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to accept the audit as presented.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.  Copies of the audit will be made available for review at City Hall.

TRUNK OR TREAT         The Ash Grove Youth Unite asked to block Main Street for the annual Trunk or Treat event sponsored by the area churches.  The event will be on October 31, 2016 from five o’clock until nine o’clock.  Motion made by Jerry Kane and seconded by Deanna Monnig to allow Main Street to be block from Webster to Calhoun for this event.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.

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

Mayor Lehmkuhl stated the Back Road to Main Street Heritage Festival was a success and wanted to thank everyone that worked to make it so.

Motion to go into study session was made by Jerry Kane and seconded by Deanna Monnig at 8:00 p.m.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.

STUDY SESSION        Jeff Voris and Marsha Poindexter from TripleGuard Insurance was present information to the Board about Benefit125.  This benefit provides participants an opportunity to receive certain benefits on a pretax basis.  A meeting will be set up with all employees to discuss the option.

Attorney Gilbert presented a handout on steps to annex state right-of-way and discussed nuisance violations.  Gilbert also reminded the Board about the regional MML meeting to be held on October 27, 2016 at Smith’s Restaurant in Bolivar, Missouri.

Bill Wagner made a motion to adjourn at 9:00 p.m. with Jerry Kane giving the second.  Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried.

Deborah A Cox, City Clerk