Board of Aldermen Meeting Minutes

 

 

DECEMBER 5, 2016

Mayor Jan Lehmkuhl called the regular Board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. on December 5, 2016 at 100 W. Main Street, Ash Grove City Hall.

Board Members present:  Jan Lehmkuhl, Mayor; Troy Watts, Jerry Kane, Deanna Monnig, and William Wagner Aldermen.  Also in attendance: City Clerk Deborah Cox; Police Chief Bruce Belin; Asst. Public Works Supt. 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.

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

Jerry Jesky, Olsson Engineering, gave a report on the ongoing DNR Grant sewer project.  Approximately 5,100 feet of camera inspection showed several deficiencies in public and private lines.  The study concentrated on the inflow which happens during heavy rains.  Troy Watts asked about replacing manholes.  Jesky explained it would cost be approximately $1,000 to line each defective manhole. The complete report with the projected cost will be presented at the February meeting.

ORDINANCE TO REAPPOINT CITY ATTORNEY                Motion was made by Troy Watts and seconded by Deanna Monnig to place Bill number 2016-32, appointing and setting compensation for the city attorney for 2016 on its first reading.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.  Read by City Clerk.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Deanna Monnig to accept the first reading of Bill # 2016-32.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to place Bill #2016-32 on its final.  Vote taken.  Unanimously  approved.  Read by City Clerk.  Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to accept the final reading of Bill #2016-32.  Vote taken.  Watts, Kane, Wagner and Monnig aye.  Ordinance #1041 approved and passed. 

Les Gardner submitted a request to use the downtown city parking lot for the 2017 Farmer’s Market.  After discussion, motion was made by Deanna Monnig and seconded by Troy Watts to table until Mr. Gardner can be present to provide more details.

Motion was made by Troy Watts and seconded by Deanna Monnig to allow Chief Belin to trade vests with the Strafford Police Department to allow A.J. McCall, which is now employed by that city, to keep his vest that was purchased by the City of Ash Grove.  Seconded by Troy Watts.  Vote taken.  Unanimously approved.

  • Having no other business, motion was made by Deanna Monnig and seconded by Jerry Kane to adjourn at 8:10 p.m.  Vote taken.  Kane, Monnig, Wagner, and Watts, aye.
  • Deborah A. Cox, City Clerk