Council-Meeting Minutes Monday, March 2, 2020 7:00 PM

 

Regular Meeting
Monday, March 2, 2020 7:00 PM
Council Room
895 Frisco Street
Steelville, Missouri 65565

 

Mayor Michael Keen brought meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Bill Bennett gave a word of Prayer.

Those Present; Mayor Michael Keen, Aldermen Terry Beckham, Bill Bennett, Alderwomen Sharon Hubbard, Amanda Sherrill, Comptroller Roben Griggs (absent), City Superintendent Jason Evans, Police Chief Michael Sherman, City Clerk Sandra Richter, James Hayes, Chrissie Sherman, Tamra Cape, Harry Martin Jr., Jennifer Hurd, Curtis Crouch, April Verble and Amy England with the press.

Bill Bennett makes motion to approve agenda, Sharon Hubbard seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Terry Beckham makes motion to approve regular meeting minutes for February 18, 2020, Sharon Hubbard seconds, Bill Bennett in favor, and Amanda Sherrill abstains due to absence of prior meeting, motion carries. Sharon Hubbard makes motion to approve special meeting minutes for February 18, 2020, Bill Bennett seconds, Terry Beckham in favor, and Amanda Sherrill abstains due to absence of prior meeting, motion carries.

Unfinished Business – Terry Beckham advised City’s financials submitted to newspaper, and should be in this week, Amy England agreed.

Public Comment – Tamra Cape shared renewal of 2020 Chamber membership dues for City at Business level three are due in amount of $200.00. Amanda Sherrill makes motion to renew our membership with Chamber for upcoming year, Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Council looked over Chapter 21 ordinance amendment. Bill Bennett suggested to table for Council to mark changes they would like made.

Sharon Hubbard makes motion to accept ordinance and changes to Chapter 23, Terry Beckham seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Ord. #  946      Bill #2020-2 Amending chapter 23 to delete office supervisor position and pay.

Aldermen                    1st Reading                  2nd Reading                

Amanda Sherrill          Aye                             Aye                                        

Terry Beckham           Aye                             Aye

Bill Bennett                Aye                             Aye

Sharon Hubbard          Aye                             Aye

Motion passed and effective as of March 2, 2020.

Terry Beckham shared CD renewal at Peoples Bank is due and in past, budget committee and comptroller approved, but sometimes full assembly. Terry Beckham makes motion for Roben to get three quotes and go with the highest rate, Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Council would like notified by text on rate amount awarded.

Council in agreeance to move forward on ad for pool applications for this season, however manager position needs to be minimum of 21 years of age.

April Verble in attendance requesting business license for hair salon BKT Sassy Sensation LLC., at 100 South First Street.  Terry Beckham makes motion to accept application, Sharon Hubbard seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Chrissie Sherman in attendance letting Council know Tourism Committee is working on parking signs for tourists to know where parking lots are located.

Roben Griggs (absent), so Sandra Richter presented payables of $57,971.68. Bill Bennett makes motion to approve payables with disbursements of funds Wednesday after paper is released, Terry Beckham seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Chief Michael Sherman shared his department had 99 reports for this time in 2019 and is currently at 110 for this year. He researched local cities that allow golf carts on city streets and Cuba is the only local city that allows, which he will get copy of their ordinance to have for next meeting.

Jason Evans advised he is attending SEMA training in St. James on March 31. He has issued two building permits. His department replaced two water hydrants on Frisco. Submitted application for permit from MODOT to bore 2” water main under Highway 8 East. He and Roben are looking into funds available for paving this year. He is unsure if contract is up with Pierce but will check to see if time to go out for bid. Having problems with tornado warning sirens but contacting company City of Cuba uses to come check them. Jason shared that his department along with City Hall are in need of new computers and questioned moving forward purchasing new equipment and for technical reports. Terry Beckham advised Roben requested bid from Steelville Telephone for IT. Amanda Sherrill makes motion to run ad, requesting bids for technology audit for City of Steelville, Sharon Hubbard seconds, all in favor, motion carries. 

Amanda Sherrill advised park board meeting on March 10 at 5:30 pm at Community Building. Multiple requests for events at park, the board will go over and will have report for next meeting. Sharon Hubbard questioned when Jason would get upgrades to Jonas museum.  He will take care of as soon as bucket truck is fixed. Jonas will be open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Sharon Hubbard advised bridge by Dairy Isle is bad. Mayor Keen asked Jason to check when the state will do their next inspection. He suggested we get a five-year plan for new bridge.

Sandra Richter gave shut off fourteen, two still off, and one to be final billed for this month.

Next meetings scheduled for March 16, 2020, public hearing at 6:00 pm and regular meeting at 7:00 pm.

With nothing more to discuss, Sharon Hubbard makes motion to adjourn at 8:15 p.m., Amanda Sherrill seconds, all in favor, motion carried.

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