Board of Aldermen Meeting Minutes

 

AUGUST 15, 2016

Mayor Jan Lehmkuhl called the Study 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 and Police Chief Bruce Belin were also in attendance.   City Attorney Mel Gilbert arrived shortly after the meeting started.

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

                                                                        Question

Shall there be a city transportation sales tax of one-half of one percent in the City of Ash Grove for a period of 10 years, with funds from said tax to be for the financing of construction, maintenance and operation of city streets within the City of Ash Grove, Missouri

                                                            YES                              139

                                                            NO                               80

UTILITY SERVICE COMPANY, INC   Motion made by Troy Watts to authorize the Mayor to enter into an agreement with Utility Service Company, Inc.  Seconded by Jerry Kane.  Vote taken.  Kane, Watts, Monnig and Wagner, aye.  Read by the City Clerk.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to accept the first reading of Bill No. 2016-24.  Vote taken.  Kane, Watts, Monnig and Wagner, aye.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to place Bill No. 2016-24 on final reading.  Vote taken.  Watts, Kane, Monnig and Wagner, aye. Read by the City Clerk.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to accept the final reading of Bill No. 2016-24.  Vote taken.  Watts, Kane, Monnig, and Wagner aye.  Ordinance #1033 went into effect with final approval.

BID TO REPAIR DUMP TRUCK         Bid for 1989 dump truck repairs was reviewed.  After discussion, the Mayor asked Jerry Kane to check on pricing for a steering gear box and to get back with Jetts Service if a lower price can be obtained.

JOHN DEERE 757 MOWER SOLD    Motion made by Jerry Kane and seconded by Troy Watts to accept the bid from the Ash Grove R-4 School to purchase the John Deere 757 Mower (without working motor) in the amount of $500.00.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.

Motion made by Deanna Monnig and seconded by Jerry Kane to accept the requested employment status change of Julisa Allen from full time police officer to a reserve officer.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.

TO INCREASE WATER RATES BY 10%    After reviewing the water/sewer rate study from Missouri Rural Water, motion made by Deanna Monnig and seconded by William Wagner to increase water rates by 10% starting with the October 2016 usage, billing in November.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.  Board will hold a public hearing on September 6, 2016 at 6:59 p.m.

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

Attorney Gilbert explained the procedure to annex Cub’s park into the City.  A resolution with petition will be presented at the September 6, 2016 board meeting.

Attorney Mel Gilbert will be sponsoring the regional MML meeting on October 27, 2016 at Smith’s, Bolivar Missouri.

Mayor Lehmkuhl stated the Historic Town Center would like to revitalize the old museum store front for the upcoming event in October.  Board agreed to allow up to $1000 for supplies and to supply electricity to the front section of the building.

Board set the 2016 Tax Levy Hearing for August 22, 2016.

Jerry Kane made a motion to go into Closed Session to discuss litigation and personnel issues at 9:00 p.m. with Troy Watts giving the second.  The vote was as follows: Kane aye; Wagner aye; Watts:  aye   Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried.

Jerry Kane made a motion to go back into Study Session at 9:22 p.m. with Bill Wagner giving the second. Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried.

Mayor Lehmkuhl called the Study Session back to order with Kane, Watts, Monnig and Wagner.

Mayor Lehmkuhl announced that there was no City business discussed in Closed Session that could be brought up in the Study Session.

Bill Wagner made a motion to adjourn at 9:24 p.m. with Jerry Kane giving the second.  Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried.

Deborah A Cox, City Clerk