Monday, December 21, 2020 7:00 PM
895 Frisco Street
Steelville, Missouri 65565
Mayor Terry Beckham brought meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Duane De Rennaux gave a word of Prayer.
Those Present: Mayor Terry Beckham, Aldermen Bill Bennett, Duane De Rennaux, Alderwomen Sharon Hubbard (absent), Tamra Cape, Comptroller Roben Griggs, City Superintendent Jason Evans, Police Chief Michael Sherman, City Clerk Sandra Richter, and Cierra Donal with the press.
Duane De Rennaux makes motion to approve agenda, Tamra Cape seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Bill Bennett makes motion to approve public hearing minutes for December 7, 2020, Duane De Rennaux seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Tamra Cape makes motion to approve regular meeting minutes for December 7, 2020, Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Duane De Rennaux makes motion to approve closed meeting minutes for December 7, 2020,
Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carries.
Unfinished business: Roben Griggs shared that Mr. Whittaker advised school board voted to fund SRO through May. Jason Evans explained CARES Act would cover to end of school year in May.
Roben Griggs explained that our general liability would increase 5% with current company. Tim Lorraine with FCNB Insurance is checking with new company for better rates, and needs decision made by January 1, 2021. Mayor Beckham suggested options to call special meeting, give finance committee or Mayor the authority to make decision. After discussion, Duane De Rennaux makes motion for Tim with FCNB to consult with City office, then relay information by email to Council, Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carries.
Roben Griggs presented payables of $20,319.27. Bill Bennett makes motion to pay payables, Duane De Rennaux seconds, all in favor, motion carries.
Chief Sherman shared due to COVID his department is down to three officers, but he spoke with Superintendent Mike Whittaker and they will allow SRO officer to help department. November through today his department had seventy-one reports. Mayor Beckham questioned Chief if he has contacted owner of trailer park about complaint he received. He had previously, but will contact her again.
Jason Evans shared he requested permission to purchase a load of electric poles at previous meeting and needs approval to purchase at $4,800. Tamra Cape makes motion to approve $4,800 for new poles, Duane De Rennaux seconds, all in favor, motion carries. He also needs approval to purchase sewer main supplies with cost of $4,800. Duane De Rennaux makes motion to purchase sewer supplies, Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Tamra Cape questioned size of dog pound and Jason says 40’ x 50’ at this time. She suggested putting hold on project to get something in writing. After some discussion, Chief Sherman recommended calling a meeting with Mayor Beckham, Jason Evans, group leaders of Santana’s Hope for Paws, Pam Clary, and himself. Duane De Rennaux suggested holding meeting and taking minutes. Bill Bennett makes motion for Duane De Rennaux to get a solid plan for new pound and bring agreement back to Council, Tamra Cape seconds, all in favor, motion carries.
Sandra Richter shared electric sold 80%, water sold 56%, and City usage 1%.
Next regular meeting scheduled for January 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm in Council Room.
With nothing more to discuss, Tamra Cape makes motion to adjourn at 7:39 pm, Duane De Rennaux seconds, all in favor, motion carried.