Council-Meeting Minutes Monday 15, August, 2022 7:00 PM

 

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 7:00 PM
Council Room
895 Frisco Street
Steelville, Missouri 65565

 

Mayor Terry Beckham brought meeting to order at 7:00 PM and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Jason Ward gave a word of Prayer.

Those Present:  Mayor Terry Beckham, Aldermen Bill Bennett, Duane DeRennaux, Jason Ward, Curtis Crouch, Comptroller Roben Griggs, City Superintendent Jason Evans, Police Chief Michael Sherman, City Clerk Sandra Richter, James Hayes, Michael & Krista Woolbright, Luci Martin, Harry Martin, Jr., Travis Raymo, Eve Raymo, Michael Hubbard, Jacob Beers, Marilyn Lakaner, Andrew Champion, Mary Young, Justin Wright, Jack Wright, John Ransom, and Amy England with the press.

Curtis Crouch makes motions to approve agenda, Jason Ward seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Jason Ward makes motion to approve closed meeting minutes for August 15, 2022, Curtis Crouch seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Curtis Crouch makes motion to approve regular meeting minutes for August 15, 2022, Jason Ward seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Jason Ward makes motion to approve special meeting minutes for August 22, 2022, Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Jason Ward makes motion to approve Public Hearing for August 15, 2022, Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Unfinished Business:  Mayor Beckham shared that exhibits A&B are removed from Learning Center lease agreement, along with dates to occupy, and start paying rent changed to July 1, 2023. He questioned if Council wants to approve him signing agreement. Curtis Crouch makes motion approving Mayor Beckham to sign Learning Center lease agreement, Jason Ward seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Jason Evans explained that Cameron worked up new guidelines for Community Building and plans to get bids out the end of the week. Plan to give 30 days or more, along with alternative bids. Curtis Crouch spoke with a fellow for demolition that would take care of for items removed, and would haul away debris. Crouch will check with Cameron to get fine-tuned, then let Council know.

Mary Young in attendance requesting assurance that dog pound project will be completed with the $50,000.00 donation already spent. She advised that Lanin Thomasma would like prices for fencing of activity area, which Jason Evans has not received yet. Young requested the dog wash tub and dryer installed in garage area to allow animals to be treated before going in with rest of animals. Mayor Beckham advised the need to come to end of project and get volunteers to help. She also requested a window in office to allow seeing who is arriving. Duane DeRennaux volunteered to go look over her request, then Council may discuss.

Jacob Beers with Steelville MTB Collective in attendance to answer questions for change order. He questioned area for sewer project, and boundaries for field, which Jason Evans is meeting with Zac Milner tomorrow, and should know boundaries for field within a week. Beers requested City providing 4 porta pots, work on access road, and signs to direct to trail, which Jason Evans has signs. Mayor Beckham advised City furnished $9,180.00 of pipe, and around 82 blocks around $60.00 to $70.00 each. Some discussion of items City furnished and the pricing of change orders, from $20,153.80 to $6,500.00.  Jason Evans had some questions regarding change orders so he will speak with contractor tomorrow to get answered. Council agreed to hold off paying $6,500.00 change order until Evans discusses with contractor.

New Business: Luci Martin in attendance for water service at 228 Cedar Street due to her having large water usage due to leaks, which she has fixed to her knowledge, at this time. Mayor Beckham said City is not asking her to pay for previous water used before discovered problem but going forward want to make sure usage matches. She said they only way she knows of leak is for City to tell her. She questioned if City balances the total of the 17 trailers with main meter in front, which Sherri Cornick is checking since new main meter was installed. Jason Evans said they have been checking meter the last 3 or 4 days and meter is not running, so he thinks she fixed leaks. Mayor Beckham says City will monitor trailer meters against main meter and let her know if we see a problem.   

Tracy Worley submitted agenda request form for business license but was not in attendance. John Ransom stated Tracy did not know she was on agenda, and that she had not got her health inspection completed.

Michael & Krista Woolbright in attendance requesting business license for Colleen’s Collectibles at 109 West Main Street. Bill Bennett makes motion to allow business license, Jason Ward seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Jason Ward requested City provide power with no fee to small building that American Legion stores flags in. Jason Evans said a simple deal to install a meter and he could report on City monthly usage. Curtis Crouch makes motion to install meter for American Legion, with City taking care of cost, Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Mayor Beckham shared ordinance amending chapter 73 needs updated due to fine schedule was left out when previously passed. Jason Ward makes motion to accept chapter 73, Duane DeRennaux seconds.

Aldermen                    1st Reading                  2nd Reading                 Ord. #  985 Bill # 2022-10

Crouch                         Aye                             Aye

DeRennaux                 Aye                             Aye

Bennett                       Aye                             Aye

Ward                           Aye                             Aye

Motion passed as of September 6, 2022.

Jason Evans shared he felt the need to create chief position for electric department, like water and sewer department currently have, to Chapter 21, subchapter S. Mayor Beckham stated it makes salary in line so in the competitive range. Jason Ward makes motion to accept amendment to chapter 21, subchapter S, Curtis Crouch seconds.

Aldermen                    1st Reading                  2nd Reading                 Ord. #  986 Bill # 2022-11

Crouch                         Aye                             Aye

DeRennaux                 Aye                             Aye

Bennett                       Aye                             Aye

Ward                           Aye                             Aye

Motion passed and effective date as of September 6, 2022.

Mayor Beckham recommended moving Lucas Hemby from seasonal worker in streets to full time in electric department. Curtis Crouch makes motion to hire Lucas Hemby full time in electric department, 3rd maintenance at $15.23 per hour, Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

City Clerk shared ordinance amending section 23.170 for update to pay scale and adding chief municipal lineman position as a salary position. Jason Ward makes motion to accept amendment to section 23.170, Curtis Crouch seconds.

Aldermen                    1st Reading                  2nd Reading                 Ord. #  987 Bill # 2022-12

Crouch                         Aye                             Aye

DeRennaux                 Aye                             Aye

Bennett                       Aye                             Aye

Ward                           Aye                             Aye

Motion passed and effective date as of September 6, 2022.

Jason Ward shared that Center Point Baptist Church requested permission to hold their annual 5K run at City Park on Saturday, September 10 at 8:30 am. Council in agreeance of allowing use of park for 5K run.

Mayor Beckham explained he needs approval to sign power supply renewal contract. He feels being member of MMMPEP has worked out well so far. Jason Ward makes motion to authorize Mayor Beckham to sign contract, Curtis Crouch seconds, all in favor, Ordinance # 988 Bill #2022-13 passed.

Roben Griggs presented payables of $136,926.19. Curtis Crouch makes motion to approve payables, Jason Ward seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Chief Sherman shared there were 61 reports for month of August. He requested permission to purchase a 2017 Ford police interceptor sedan FWD for $13,000.00. Jason Ward makes motion to allow Chief Sherman to purchase interceptor, along with permission for Roben Griggs to cut check, Curtis seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Jason Evans shared there is around $140,000.00 setback for the paving of Robin Hill Drive, which is unrealistic for water and sewer project to be completed in time to pave this year. We will receive a new round of funding for paving in March for next budget year, so he suggested using the $140,000.00 to take care of community parking near Dollar General, area on South Second Street and portion of Water Street in front of post office, and West High Street down to Second Street. Jason Evans suggested Council may need to consider not allowing large trucks parking on lot after paved. Discussion of posting signs or if need ordinance to post so City Clerk with check with attorney.  Curtis Crouch makes motion to allow Jason Evans to get bids for how far it will take us and how much we can get done, Jason Ward seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Jason Evans requested getting quotes for stamped concrete at Hoppe Spring Park, which Council was in agreeance. Mayor Beckham questioned if Jason Evans was aware of Chamber of Commerce wish list for Harvest Festival event, which he is aware and taking care of getting barrels for trash.

Jason Evans advised he contacted a roofer today about Jonas Museum roof and he will try to squeeze us in but not a definite time. Bill Bennett questioned cutting out baseline for t-ball fields and Jason Evans said he did not think there would be much to that project. Evans shared the rock wall and splash pad items will be in for next season. Mayor Beckham received call from Darlene Setzer regarding when she could open Jonas Museum back up and he suggested letting her open this weekend. Jason Evans will get rail back up and check on siding. Council in agreeance of allowing her to open this weekend.

Mayor Beckham was told there is 2 dead trees by entrance of Steelville Homes on Spring Street, which Jason Evans said they will check on them.

Sandra Richter shared shut-offs for August as 28 turned off, and 4 still unpaid. The fall large trash pickup is scheduled for October 5th. Mayor Beckham shared that City Hall will be closed September 8th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm for LAGERS meeting with employees.

Public Comment: Michael Hubbard shared that he has been on Robin Hill Drive for 10 years and still waiting for street to be fixed. He questioned what will be done in areas that have gravel which Jason Evans said they will try to keep built up so drivable while completing water and sewer project. Hubbard also questioned if a permit is required for tearing down building at 106 Robin Hill Drive and Jason Evans advised there is not.

John Ransom questioned who created Chapter 73 ordinance, that his renters received a couple of tickets for dogs at large, and he would like to know protocol so he may get issues resolved. Mayor Beckham advised partly his fault due to changing from pit bull to vicious animal. Chief Sherman explained he does not have to give a warning that he may issue a ticket, which judge dismissed this time but may not next time. It was questioned if landowner is to be notified in writing and JW Hanner explained the police department is under no obligation to notify the owner. Chief Sherman explained the resident is responsible for what happens, however, if they deem it is a continued nuisance, then they will notify owner in writing.  

James Hayes shared he has Lets Get Pumped event planned on September 24th from 9 am to 5 pm at Country Mart Express to raise money for Trade School Scholarship Fund. He advised City Alderman are donating time to pump gas and wash windshields.

Next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Room

With nothing more to discuss Duane DeRennaux makes motion to adjourn at 8:52 pm, Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                       

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