Board of Aldermen Meeting Minutes

SEPTEMBER 6, 2016

Public Hearing – Mayor Lehmkuhl opened the public hearing to provide the citizens of the City of Ash Grove, Missouri, the opportunity to submit written and oral comments on the proposed change to increase water rates by 10% starting with the October 2016 water usage, billing in November.  No comments were presented from citizens.  Mayor closed the public hearing.

Mayor Jan Lehmkuhl called the regular Board meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. on September 6, 2016 at 100 W. Main Street, Ash Grove City Hall.

Board Members present:  Jan Lehmkuhl, Mayor; Troy Watts, Jerry Kane, Deanna Monnig, and Bill Wagner Aldermen.  Also in attendance: City Clerk Deborah Cox; Police Chief Bruce Belin; Asst. Supt of Public Works Charlie Jones, Jerry Jesky 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 Deanna Monnig to approve the consent agenda as presented which included the minutes from the last meetings.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.

Mayor Lehmkuhl updated the Board on the Back Roads to Main Street Festival events.  Several new venders and sponsors have signed up for this year’s event.

DNR GRANT           Jerry Jesky, Olsson Associates, was present to summarize the field study that was done for the DNR Grant.  He presented a range for extra services to continue with an additional 2000 feet of filming sewer lines.  This service could be completed at a lesser cost now that the contractors are in place completing the project.  The DNR Grant funding cannot be increase so the extra funding would need to come from the City.  After much discussion, motion was made by Troy Watts to go forward with scoping approximately 2000 feet of sewer lines not to acceded $3,500.00.  William Wagner gave the second.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.             

DUMP TRUCK REPAIRS        Jerry Kane received pictures of the dump truck part that needs to be replaced.  He will have a vendor call and talk to Charlie Jones about getting a used part.

Charlie Jones stated the insurance adjuster has looked at the sewer machine that was damaged while doing sewer main maintenance for the DNR Grant.  Troy Watts and Jerry Kane suggested having a body shop take a look at the damage.

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

EMPLOYING POLICE OFFICER BOBBIE DAVISON        Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to place Bill No. 2016-26 employing and setting salary for Bobbie Davison.  Vote taken.  Unanimous.  Read by the City Clerk.  Motion made by Troy Watts and second by Jerry Kane to accept the first reading of Bill No. 2016-26.  Vote taken.  Unanimous.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Deanna Monnig to place on second reading.  Vote taken.  Unanimous.   Read by the City Clerk.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to accept the final reading.  Vote taken.  Kane, Monnig, Wagner, Watts aye.   Ordinance #1035 in effect after passage.

WATER RATE ORDINANCE          Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to place Bill No. 2016-27 increasing water rates -Fixed monthly fee to $15.29 and consumption fee $3.30 per 1000 gal.  Vote taken.  Unanimous.  Read by the City Clerk.  Motion made by Troy Watts and second by Jerry Kane to accept the first reading of Bill No. 2016-27.  Vote taken.  Unanimous.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Deanna Monnig to place on second reading.  Vote taken.  Unanimous.   Read by the City Clerk.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to accept the final reading.  Vote taken.  Kane, Monnig, Wagner, Watts aye.   Ordinance #1036 in effect after passage.

Troy Watts made a motion to go into closed session to discuss personnel issues at 8:12 p.m. with Deanna Monnig giving the second.  Vote was unanimous.  Kane, Monnig, Wagner, and Watts, aye.

Deanna Monnig made a motion to go back into regular board meeting with William Wagner giving the second.  Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried.

Mayor Lehmkuhl called the meeting back to order at 8:40 p.m. with Jerry Kane, Deanna Monnig, William Wagner and Troy Watts in attendance.

Mayor Lehmkuhl announced that no business was discussed in closed session that could be discussed in regular session. 

Having no other business, motion was made by Deanna Monnig and seconded by Jerry Kane to adjourn at 8:45 p.m.  Vote taken.  Kane, Monnig, Wagner, and Watts, aye.

Deborah A. Cox, City Clerk