Council-Meeting Minutes Monday, September, 21 2020 7:00 PM

 

Regular Meeting
Monday, September 21, 2020 7:00 PM
Council Room
895 Frisco Street
Steelville, Missouri 65565

 

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

Those Present:  Mayor Terry Beckham, Aldermen Bill Bennett, Duane De Rennaux (absent), Alderwomen Sharon Hubbard, Tamra Cape, Comptroller Roben Griggs, City Superintendent Jason Evans, Police Chief Michael Sherman, City Clerk Sandra Richter, Donald Gummersheimer, Kim Grayson, Tim Mullen, Michael Hubbard, Michelle Thomas, Chrissie Sherman, Harry Martin Jr., and Adam Reed.   

Sharon Hubbard makes motion to approve agenda with moving SRO agreement up on new business, Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Sharon Hubbard makes motion to approve public hearing minutes for September 8 2020, Tamra Cape seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Bill Bennett makes motion to approve regular meeting minutes for September 8, 2020, Sharon Hubbard seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Unfinished business:  Mayor Beckham advised ordinances for Chapters 42 occupancy permits, and 47 responsibility of owner for maintenance, updated with recommendations discussed in public hearing.

Chapter 42.135.051 – 42.135.051-Providing inspections of residential properties.

Aldermen                    1st Reading                  2nd Reading                 Ord. #  952              Bill # 2020-8

Bennett                       Aye                             Aye

Hubbard                      Aye                             Aye

De Rennaux                Absent                         Absent

Cape                            Aye                             Aye

Chapter 47.090 –Placing responsibility for maintenance of dwellings on owner and occupant.

Aldermen                    1st Reading                  2nd Reading                 Ord. #  953              Bill # 2020-9

Bennett                       Aye                             Aye

Hubbard                      Aye                             Aye

De Rennaux                Absent                         Absent

Cape                            Aye                             Aye

New business:  In honor of Water and Wastewater Employee Week Tamra Cape recognized Jim Chambers, Chief wastewater with 25 years of service. Robert Hicks, Chief water, and backup wastewater with 3 years of service, 30 years of experience. Marc Mabe backup for water operator and wastewater operator with 3 years of service. Jason Evans backup water operator and backup wastewater operator with 3 years of service.

Kim Grayson and Tim Mullen in attendance for questions Council may have on SRO agreement. Mayor Beckham advised his understanding is for the Superintendent and Principal to have more input on how SRO is used and feels reasonable. After discussion, Tamra Cape makes motion to accept agreement with date change of start date as September 24, 2020, Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Tammy McLain was not present.

Donald Gummersheimer on behalf of VFW Post 6479 in attendance questioning City paving lot from Hickory Street to end of Cedar Street, if that is a signal the City is taking over their lot. He requested City post speed limit and private property signs. Mayor Beckham explained area used for a street for sixty plus years. Jason Evans shared information from City attorney stating that a city can acquire a prescriptive easement over a street where the public has used for more than 10 years and the city has expended public funds on its upkeep. Gummersheimer advised he would pursue issue through the ranks of VFW organization.

Mayor Beckham shared need to update MJMEUC director and alternate for board of directors. Sharon Hubbard makes motion to accept resolution to appoint city clerk as director, and mayor as alternate director, Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Roben Griggs presented payables of $145,173.10. Sharon Hubbard makes motion to pay payables, Tamra Cape seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Sharon Hubbard received complaint about stop sign at Robin Hill Drive and Spring Street. Would like new stop ahead sign installed and questioned recommendations to slow people down. Chief Sherman advised he would have officers to watch that area and suggested to get vehicle descriptions.

Jason Evans shared water project on Robin Hill to Grand going well. He and Marc are working on projects in parks and will focus for remainder of fall and winter to complete. Evans advised some streets have multiple layers of overlay, which creates problems in some areas. Bill Bennett has an area, and an area on Oak Street that they have plans to fix both.

Tamra Cape received two phone calls regarding stop sign at High Street and Hickory in front of Frazier house is missing and asked Jason Evans to replace.

Tamra Cape received complaints of bathrooms at park in bad shape, so they decided to close for rest of season and order a porta-pot. Mayor Beckham advised there were complaints of Community Building so he spoke with Darlene Setzer and she will contact Roben about cleaning. Bill Bennett suggested she vacuum conference room, and Tamra Cape suggested cleaning City Hall as well. Mayor Beckham gave Darlene permission to keep Jonas Museum open until Columbus Day.

Sandra Richter shared users report as electric sold 83%, water sold 70%, and 2 % city usage.

Next regular meeting scheduled for October 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm in Council Room.

With nothing more to discuss Bill Bennett makes motion to adjourn at 8:09 pm, Tamra Cape seconds, all in favor, motion carried.

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