Draft Minutes of Board of Aldermen Meeting Thursday, June 21, 2018

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 MINUTES FOR THE BILLINGS BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING ON

JUNE 21, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE BILLINGS CITY HALL

   

Present: Mayor David Rauch, Attorney William Petrus, Chief David Taylor, Water & Wastewater Maintenance Supervisor Randy Poindexter, Building Inspector Terry Danley, Treasurer Chris M. Hopkins and City Clerk Ruth M. Haskins.

 

Citizen and guest present: Cameron of Archer –Elgin Engineers. Henry Bos.

 

ROLL CALL.

Woods           Present

Fender           Present

Brown           Present

Gold             Present

Huffman     Present

 

Mayor Rauch asked everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Motion to accept Kucera’s resignation letter from Planning and Zoning Commission made by Fender seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

Motion to appoint Kucera to the Board of Aldermen made by Gold seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Huffman. Voting “Nay None. No abstentions.

 

City Clerk Haskins administered the Oath of Office to David Kucera.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION. Henry Bos addressed the Board concerning the use of the fire hydrant to fill his pool. Bos did not inform the City Hall. Mayor asked if the policy was to not charge sewer. Bos stated the water did not go down the sewer, it drained out on the ground. Brown stated the cost for the water would be $141.36 for 30,000 gallon. Bos stated he would come on Friday and pay that amount. Bos also stated he had 2 Chlorine Safety Backpacks for Poindexter for use at the wastewater plant.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

a.     Utility Service Partners, Inc. was postpone from May meeting. Mayor Rauch would like to postpone this to next month’s meeting. Motion made to postpone item a. and item b., which is the Visionary Plan to July 21, 2018 meeting made by Brown seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

b.     Postponed to next meeting.

c.     Mayor discussed the aeration basin, Cameron will discuss this item under b. under New Business. Motion made by Kucera seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

d.     Huffman discussed re-establishing a Park Board. Huffman has several people for the new Board. Mayor stated Huffman would have to be the liaison. Huffman wanted permission to post on Facebook concerning needing volunteers for the Park Board. Motion to postpone this item to the next meeting made by Fender seconded by Woods. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

a.     Consent Agenda. Motion made to approve the Consent Agenda by Brown seconded by Kucera. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

b.     Cameron discussed the EPA order from 2013 concerning the I & I problem. Cameron presented a summary of projects completed over the last few years that were Bond Projects. Will be getting at least two proposals for the aeration basin and should have that for the July meeting. Cameron stated have put some preliminary cost to extend utility lines to the west, this has always been in the plans. Motion to move forward on the water and sewer line extension to the west made by Kucera seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

c.     Mayor presented a resignation from Whitney Packwood from the Library Board. Motion made to accept by Huffman seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

d.     Mayor appointed Jessie Coker to fill the unexpired term on the Library Board. Motion to approve Jessie Coker to the Library Board made by Fender seconded by Woods. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

e.     Mayor discussed the vacant lot next to City Hall. The Bank has agreed to lease the City the lot for Ten years at $1.00 per year. This is just in the hopper, nothing definite. Also might want to put up lights.

f.     Mayor discussed the grass Ordinance. Chief sends notices to the owners and gives them 10 days to mow before a citation is issued. There us a house on Inglewood that needs mowed now and the owners have stated it is in foreclosure and they will not mow. Motion to have City mow this lot to keep in regulation made by Brown seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

g.     Chief Taylor explained the ordinance on inoperable or unlicensed vehicles. The property owner is given a 14 day notice to either remove the vehicle or license the vehicle. They really have 30 days before all notices have expired.

h.     Chief Taylor had the new officer deliver notices on several vehicles. Cpl. Mahan has resigned as of June 29, 2018. FYI

i.      Chief Taylor discussed the drive offs at Casey’s without paying for gas. Motion to have Ordinance written to require all convenience stores and gas stations to receive pre-payments for gas made by Gold seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown. Gold and Kucera. Voting “Nay” None. Huffman abstained.

j.     Poindexter stated DNR requires that the City have a Back Flow Preventer operational. Motion to approve the repairs to the Back Flow Preventer made by Brown seconded by Woods. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

k.     Poindexter discussed bid for a handrail on the steps at the sand filter building. The bid would be $698.05. Motion to approve the handrail and have Keith prime and paint made by Brown seconded by Kucera. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

l.     Poindexter discussed fencing bid for lift station on Beech St. for $2,950.00. Motion to approve the bid made by Brown seconded by Woods. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

m.    Brown discussed raising the limit from $500.00 to $750.00 the Mayor can approve. Policy and procedures to be amended. Motion to approve $750.00 limit made by Brown seconded by Woods. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

n.     Brown to discuss Whispering Heights drainage improvement. The house on Monroe on the corner gets water in the garage when it rains. Motion to postpone until July meeting and contact owners about connecting drainage pipe on Peter St. Motion to postpone made by Brown seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

o.     Brown discussed the ditch on Mt. Vernon St. Motion made to make improvements to Mt. Vernon St. ditch not to exceed $10,000.00 by Huffman seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

p.     Brown discussed the old lawn mower, needs to be fixed and maintained. Motion made by Brown seconded by Huffman to get an estimate for the repairs to the old mower. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting   “Nay” None. No abstentions.

q.     Brown discussed the storage building update. The insulation is being installed, however it is not finished.

r.     Brown discussed dog pens update already discussed.

s.     Brown discussed a new street light on Oak St., it is very dark in that area between Madison and Terrell Creek Road. Will contact Empire District.

t.     Brown discussed 2018 Business License/Landlord Rental License.

u.    Danley discussed the mowing of the lot at 215 SE HWY 14. FYI.

v.    Hopkins has a check for the selling Walnut logs, she would like to know where to put the money. Motion to deposit the check into the General Fund made by Kucera seconded by Gold. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

w.    Hopkins stated final payment to Visu-Sewer for $69,285.00 and have $8,212.15 retainage. FYI.

 

 

x.     Hopkins stated the Jr & Sr. Class Fair Queen Candidates would like permission to use the water at the City Park for a Fund raiser. Motion to allow the water usage in the Park made by Huffman seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

y.     Fender has a question about Amazon has been resolved. Mileage for Gail to go to the Post Office and Bank. Fender asked what was the rate and Hopkins responded the Federal rate at $.554. Fender asked what happened to the employee handbook. Motion to approve the payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements, and other expenditures for the month of May 2018 made by Fender seconded by Woods. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None.           No abstentions.

 

Motion made by Woods that the Board go into Closed Session for the Purpose of hiring, firing and disciplining an employee Pursuant to Section 610.021(3) RSMo seconded by Kucera.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE

Woods               Aye

Fender               Aye

Brown               Aye

Gold                 Aye

Kucera             Aye

Huffman         Aye

 

Meeting Closed to the Public at 10:30 p.m.

 

Open Regular Session.

 

Motion to adjourn at 11:30 p.m. made by Brown seconded by Woods. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

 

 

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                                                                                    David Rauch, Mayor

 

 

 

ATTEST

 

 

 

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Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

 

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