Board of Aldermen Meeting Minutes

July 18, 2016

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

Council members present:  Bill Wagner, Jerry Kane, and Troy Watts.  City Attorney Mel Gilbert arrived shortly after the meeting started.

Council met for the purpose of working on going City business and the upcoming proposed City Street Sales Tax.

Attorney Gilbert brought some proposed wording to put in a letter to be put with the water billing explaining the proposed City Street ¼ Cent Sales Tax.  The purpose of the letter is to explain to City residents that everyone that comes to Ash Grove to shop will be contributing to the sales tax not just City residents.  The City also intends to put something in the Commonwealth explaining the tax.  Troy suggested that the local businesses with web and Face book pages be asked to put something on those medias asking residents to vote for and support the tax.

Mayor Jan Lehmkuhl said she had hoped to have a report from the Missouri Rural Water Association after the meeting that she had had with them a couple of weeks ago while talking to them about our water billing rates.

Mayor Lehmkuhl also had hoped to have a report on the new water tower inspection.  The tower is due to have the inside cleaned and re-lined and the outside needs painting.  Someone from Utility Services Inc. made an inspection and is going to present a proposal to the City.

Attorney Gilbert made a report on some ongoing work he is doing for the City and his progress. 

Mayor Lehmkuhl also said she had been in contact with someone that is in the salvage business that is interested in working with the City on the old nursing home building.  She said she should have a report from him sometime next month.

Mayor Lehmkuhl said she had attended a meeting with the County Commissioners and while their she had spoken to a reporter from the News Leader.  She was quoted in the newspaper.

Jerry Kane made a motion to go into Closed Session at 8:30 p.m. with Bill Wagner 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 8:55 p.m. with Bill Wagner giving the second. Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried.

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 9:00 p.m. with Jerry Kane giving the second.  Vote was unanimous.  Motion carried.  

Respectfully submitted,

Troy Watts

Councilman