Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:30 PM
895 Frisco 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 (absent), City Superintendent Jason Evans (absent), Office Supervisor Roben Griggs, Police Chief Michael Sherman, City Clerk Sandra Richter, and Amy England with the press.
Terry Beckham makes motion to approve agenda, Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Bill Bennett makes motion to approve closed meeting minutes for January 7, 2019, Sharon Hubbard seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Sharon Hubbard makes motion to approve regular meeting minutes for January 7, 2019, Terry Beckham seconds, all in favor, motion carries.
Terry Beckham explained Shawn Miner declined taking the lineman apprentice program, which created an opening that Ryan Curtis applied and would be a good candidate. After discussion, Terry Beckham makes motion to offer Ryan Curtis job for lineman apprentice at $12.72 per hour, with signed contract of four years’ service after completion of school, Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Terry Beckham advised that James Haffer applied for part-time position with the City. After discussion among Council Terry Beckham makes motion to authorize Jason Evans to offer James Haffer a part-time position, Sharon Hubbard seconds, all in favor, motion carries.
Office Supervisor Roben Griggs presented payables of $177,241.12. Bill Bennett makes motion to pay payables, Sharon Hubbard seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Roben asked permission for city clerk and herself to attend MOCCFOA Spring Institute from March 12 thru 14. Bill Bennett makes motion to send girls to conference, Sharon Hubbard seconds, all in favor, motion carries. She also shared invitation from MRPC 50th Anniversary on January 23rd with Council and Sharon plans to attend event.
Chief Michael Sherman asked permission to start process for replacing Adam Reed’s position. Terry Beckham questioned if JW Hanner replaced him, and Chief advised that he replaced the position of Sergeant so now need to fill officer position. Sharon Hubbard questioned if said to fill next budget and Chief thought waiting for a study. Beckham advised personnel would look into and take up at next meeting. He advised Council that the county will have Prop P on ballot and if passes his department will receive funds.
Sandra Richter explained the user report was incomplete due to City usage not turned in yet.
Next meeting scheduled for February 4, at 7:00 pm.
With nothing more to discuss, Bill Bennett makes motion to adjourn at 4:52 p.m., Sharon Hubbard seconds, all in favor, motion carried.