Council-Meeting Minutes Monday, July 9, 2018 7:00 PM

Regular Meeting
 Monday, July 9, 2018 7:00 PM
Steelville Senior Living
311 Spring Street
Steelville, Missouri 65565


Mayor Michael Keen brought meeting to order and led us with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Sharon Hubbard gave a word of Prayer.

Those present;  Mayor Michael Keen, Aldermen Terry Beckham,  Bill Bennett, Alderwomen Sharon Hubbard, Amanda Sherrill, Office Supervisor Roben Griggs, City Clerk Sandra Richter, Police Chief Michael Sherman, Chrissie Sherman , William Patt and Amy England with the press.

Terry Beckham makes motion to approve agenda, Sharon Hubbard seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Sharon Hubbard makes motion to approve executive meeting minutes for June 18, 2018, Terry Beckham seconds, all in favor with exception of Amanda Sherrill sustained, due to absent from meeting, motion carries.  Bill Bennett makes motion to approve regular meeting minutes for June 18, 2018, Sharon Hubbard seconds, all in favor with exception of Amanda Sherrill sustained, due to absent from meeting, motion carries. 

Roben Griggs updated Council on ADA plans and advised construction started with walls going up.

Bill Patt handed out a flyer for Mitzi Birkner fundraiser asking Council to be a leader by purchasing t-shirts for employees from uniform allowance.  He also questioned if City Hall could take orders for t-shirts and Council was in agreeance to display shirt and take orders. Sharon Hubbard makes motion to buy two shirts for each employee, Terry Beckham seconds, and Amanda Sherrill suggested buying one shirt per employee to wear on Fridays showing support.  Sharon Hubbard removes her motion.  Bill Bennett makes motion to buy one shirt for each employee and leave up to supervisors to wear on a certain day, Amanda Sherrill seconds, all in favor, motion carries

Terry Beckham announced the hiring of police officer Brian Friedmann at first step of $12.38 per hour.  Beckham also advised Council of a good applicant, Shawn Minor, to start electrical school program. Minor has experience in tree trimming and using bucket truck as well as a water license. Beckham also shared that Mike Conyers with MPUA contacted him regarding a third year student from Salem who may be interested in position.  Amanda Sherrill questioned need of three lineman at which time Jason Evans explained that two linemen and a third person trained for ground. Roben Griggs explained it is not in budget for a third lineman while in need of Ken Brown training Matt Simpson as he finishes his schooling.  After discussion Terry Beckham makes motion to hire Shawn Minor at step one for electric department, sending him to schooling with signature of contract for four years employment after schooling is complete, Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carried.

Roben Griggs presented payables of $58,920.20 for this meeting. Bill Bennett makes motion to pay the payables, Amanda Sherrill seconds, all in favor, motion passes.  Griggs passed out information from uniform bids for Council to look over before next meeting. She also asked for input on transportation tax wish list which Bill Bennett presented a list of streets that are in need. Griggs advised the City will receive payments of tax thru March of possibly $100,000 for use on streets.  After discussion, Council agreed to contact Pierce for estimate of list for completion before plant closes in fall. She also shared that Highway 8 East sewer issue is completed, however the landscaping needs finished in the fall, which city attorney recommended paying GTC last payment of $22,000 minus $1,925, to be paid to DLS Landscaping for landscaping this fall.

Chief Michael Sherman advised vandalism to camera system in park resulted in spending money to fix them.  Recording showed kid throwing rocks at camera causing damage. Persons identified as juveniles, parents contacted and will pay restitution for damages to cameras.

Superintendent Jason Evans reported to Council the clean up at park from Independence Day celebration was horrendous. He advised they have landscaping done at Hoppe Spring Park, and questioned if he needs to finish the pavilion, also asked if Council wants to add water and electric to pavilion.  Amanda Sherrill will check with Jennifer Hurd to see about completion of pavilion. He advised that he ordered a pump for pool due to replacing capacitors constantly.  They will rebuild old motor to have on hand. Sewer 80/20 grant ready to submit. Water department fixed six leaks in two weeks, and nine breaks in line by Schweider house on Robin Hill.  He spoke with city attorney in regards to moving water meters out of homes and businesses, he advised City has power to do so but cost will be ours, which is not costly but time consuming.  Electric department has removed all temporary services at park at this time but in future will add some permanent boxes with locks.  St. James offered for Matt Simpson to come train with them on some underground wiring that would be beneficial experience and count for training hours. Crew has filled several potholes over past couple of weeks.  Evans also announced that Luci Martin fixed her leak in trailer court.

Chief Sherman advised that a six year old child was hurt on Industrial Drive on 4th of July due to a firework falling over.  He suggested maybe only allow fireworks at their home. Amanda Sherrill questioned if maybe allow a window of time to allow people to set off fireworks.  Chief also advised he has been in contact with Donal’s regarding house on Hickory and they would like to bulldoze it down.

Sandy Richter gave Shut off Report being 14 shut off, 3 still off, and 1 being finaled.

Next meeting scheduled for July 16 at 7:00 pm. 

With nothing more to discuss, Amanda Sherrill makes motion to adjourn at 8:28 PM, Bill Bennett

seconds, all in favor, motion carried.




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