Board of Aldermen Meeting Minutes
JANUARY 5, 2015- APPROVED
The regular council meeting was held at 7:00 p.m., January 5, 2015 in council chambers.
Mayor Jan Lehmkuhl called the meeting to order with the following in attendance: Board members: Troy Watts, William Wagner, and Jerry Kane. (Tony Cline was not in attendance) Quorum was present. City Clerk, Deborah Cox, Ron Mark, Sharon Anderson, Scott Jones, Les Rowe, Jeff Voris, Mel Gilbert, Les Gardner, and Ryan Squibb were also in attendance.
Troy Watts gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag.
Motion made by Jerry Kane and seconded by Troy Watts to accept the agenda which included the consent agenda and minutes from the last meetings. Vote taken. Unanimous approved.
LIBERTY TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS
Scott Jones, Les Rowe, and Jeff Voris from Liberty Technical Solutions were present to answer any questions on the proposed service agreement. Les Rowe again explained why the well pumps didn’t work and caused the voluntary boil order on the system in November. This service partner plan presented would help in monitoring the system. It would be the City’s 27/7 watch dog. The agreement would be on a 30 day contract, if the city decides its not needed then the city would just not pay from that point forward. Motion was made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to table the decision until more costs can be compared.
Mayor Lehmkuhl stated the city’s website is very close to being ready. She is continuing to work with the programer and should be able to release the address in a couple of weeks.
MAIN STREET LAMPS
Mayor Lehmkuhl explained that the lamp posts that were installed on the corners of Calhoun and Main were not the ones that were in the MoDOT’s plan. The plans called for a double lamp but single lamps were ordered and installed. Motion was made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to leave the single lamps at this time. Vote taken. Unanimous. Motion was made by Jerry Kane and seconded by Troy Watts to go forward with the rewiring of 14 Main Street Lamps to have all electricity metered through the City. Vote taken. Unanimously approved.
MoDOT PHASE II
Mayor Lehmkuhl stated the gazebo and city parking lot on East Main Street still needs to be addressed. Motion was made by Jerry Kane and seconded by William Wagner to go forward with consulting with an engineer for this project. Vote taken. Kane, Wagner aye, Watts nay. Motion carried.
Motion made by Jerry Kane and seconded by Troy Watts to contract with Olsson Engineering for all engineering projects. This firm will be used as needed with only being paid with each project, not on a retainer. Vote taken. Unanimously approved.
CITY HALL AWNINGS
Motion made by Jerry Kane to use funds budgeted for a new front door entrance to purchase awnings for the front of City Hall and the back door of the Police Department. 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. Unanimous.
HANDHELD METER READERS
Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to go forward with purchasing new handheld meter readers for the water department. The meter readers that are currently being used were purchased in 2005 with only one still working properly. Vote taken. Unanimously approved.
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS APPOINTMENTS
Motion made by Jerry Kane and seconded by Troy Watts to accept the recommendations of Mayor Lehmkuhl to appoint June Owen and Nicholas Wand to the Board of Adjustments. Vote taken. Unanimously approved.
Motion made by Troy Watts and seconded by Jerry Kane to go into closed session to discuss personnel matters at 8:08 p.m. Vote taken. Watts, Kane, Wagner aye.
Motion made by Jerry Kane and seconded by William Wagner to go back into regular session at 9:32 p.m. with Mayor Lehmkuhl, Board members , Kane, Watts and Wagner. Vote taken. Unanimous.
City Attorney Mel Gilbert discussed an upcoming Board of Adjustment meeting and what needed to take place in the meeting. He brought some information regarding the meeting and asked that the Board members read and understand what their duties are on the Board. He went on to say he would be at the meeting but could not say anything that might sway the decision of any of the Board members.
Mayor Lehmkuhl announced that no other decisions were made in closed session that could be announced in open session at this time.
Having no further business to discuss, motion made by Jerry Kane and seconded by William Wagner to adjourn the regular meeting at 9:35 p.m.. Vote taken. Unanimous. Motion carried.
Deborah A. Cox, City Clerk
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