Council-Meeting Minutes Monday, May 20, 2019 7:00 PM





Regular Meeting
 Monday, May 20, 2019 7:00 PM
Council Room
895 Frisco Street
Steelville, Missouri 65565


Mayor Pro-tem Terry Beckham brought meeting to order and led us with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Bill Bennett gave a word of Prayer.

Those present;  Mayor Michael Keen (absent), Mayor Pro-tem Terry Beckham, Alderman Bill Bennett, Alderwomen Sharon Hubbard, Amanda Sherrill, City Superintendent Jason Evans, Office Supervisor Roben Griggs, Police Chief Michael Sherman, City Clerk Sandra Richter, Bill Kehr, Harry Martin Jr., Jennifer Hurd, Tamra Cape, and Amy England with the press.

Sharon Hubbard makes motion to approve agenda, Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Bill Bennett makes motion to approve regular meeting minutes for May 6, 2019, Amanda Sherrill seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Mayor Pro-tem Terry Beckham announced that Rylee Mabe, Kadin Norris, and Olivia Pitts declined lifeguard positions. Due to certification on Friday, the personnel committee made decision to hire Robert Jerrick and Kamiella Watson to fill vacant lifeguard positions.   

Discussion of locations for pound among Council. Amanda Sherrill makes motion to build dog pound on Hickory Street under direction of Jason Evans and Mike Sherman, Sharon Hubbard seconds, all in favor motion carries.

Chapter 68 – Amend ordinance for water and sewer rates.

Aldermen                    1st Reading                  2nd Reading                 Ord. #  938      Bill# 2019-8

Amanda Sherrill         Aye                             Aye                                        

Terry Beckham           Aye                             Aye

Bill Bennett                Aye                             Aye

Sharon Hubbard          Aye                             Aye

Motion passed May 20, 2019, with effective date of June 20, 2019.

Roben Griggs presented payables of $140,021.30. Bill Bennett makes motion to pay payables, Sharon Hubbard seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Roben advised that she would like permission to pay sales tax and Wex bills if second meeting falls after the 20th of month. Sharon Hubbard makes motion to pay sales tax and Wex by 20th of month, Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Griggs advised that wastewater committee met last week to go over engineering bids received from Archer Elgin and Burns & McDonnell for grant. Committee awarded bid to Archer Elgin.

Chief Michael Sherman advised reports are still up from last year. Summer coming will be busy with extra traffic. He will be covering some shifts so will be off some weekdays.

City Superintendent Jason Evans advised that 77 Ford tractor caught on fire today and has turned in to insurance company. They have been working at pool for opening and found that motor on pump fried, so sent it to Cardinal Electric to fix. It is replaced and working fine. Pool will be ready for opening weekend. Plumbing redone in bathrooms at park and currently locked at night by police department and unlocked by his crew of a morning. Gridley sewer project is two-thirds complete.  Having some issues with sirens but will get with previous crew for contact person to repair.

Jennifer Hurd presented a proposal for reconstructing town gazebo and placing it at Community Building. Committee for gazebo raised $1,600 and park board would like to have fundraisers to help raise additional money for project. Kevin Green has letter of gift from County and he will gift it to City. After discussion Bill Bennett makes motion to go forward relocating gazebo on Community Building property, Sharon Hubbard seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Sandra Richter gave electric sold of $176,060.19, water sold $25,362.69, sewer sold $21,729.38, and trash $6,363.45.  City meter usage not turned in so report is incomplete.

Next meeting scheduled for June 3, at 7:00 pm.

With nothing more to discuss, Sharon Hubbard makes motion to adjourn at 8:30 p.m., Terry Beckham seconds, all in favor, motion carried.


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