Council-Meeting Minutes Thursday, August 29, 2019 5:00 PM

Regular Meeting
Thursday, August 29, 2019 5:00 PM
Council Room
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, Office Supervisor Roben Griggs, City Superintendent Jason Evans, Police Chief Michael Sherman, City Clerk Sandra Richter, Michael D. Hubbard, Teresa Smith, Tim Cardoni, Johnnie Ransom, and Amy England with the press.

Bill Bennett makes motion to approve agenda, Terry Beckham seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Terry Beckham makes motion to approve regular meeting minutes for August 19, 2019, Sharon Hubbard seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Unfinished business – Terry Beckham requested to move under new business, Mayor Keen advised he is moving to next meeting.

Public comment – Mayor Keen was contacted asking permission to put a repeater on water tower on Highway AA for hand held operations. Terry Beckham makes motion to allow repeater on tower, Sharon Hubbard seconds, all in favor, motion carries. 

Tim Cardoni was not ready and asked for additional time and Mayor Keen allowed.

Teresa Smith approached Council seeking a business license for Mid Missouri Community and Legal Services, LLC at 215 South Third Street. She will offer private probation, in house drug testing, and anger management classes. Sharon Hubbard makes motion to grant Mid Missouri Community and Legal Services, LLC a business license, Terry Beckham seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Tim Cardoni in attendance asking Council to adjust his tamper fees at 110 Oak Street from 2014. After discussion, Amanda Sherrill makes motion to charge $800 fee and turn on utilities, and pay $100.00 per month, if not paid will result in disconnect, no second, motion dies. Terry Beckham advised we have an ordinance and should follow. After discussion among Council, Amanda Sherrill makes motion to pay $300.00 initial deposit to get power turned on, $700 tamper fee paid the next seven months by adding $100.00 to regular bill, with understanding if not paid it will be disconnected. Sherrill amends motion by adding along with any additional collection fees the City pays shall be charged to Cardoni, and extended out in the monthly payments, Terry Beckham seconds but stated he feels what Cardoni did was wrong and clear evidence of that, and was handled properly by City Council and employees, but can live with deviation from ordinance to help him out and get house occupied, all in favor, motion carries.   

Roben Griggs presented payables of $74,151.72. Bill Bennett makes motion to pay payables, Sharon Hubbard seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Chief Michael Sherman advised that he received an applicant today and would like to meet with police committee to discuss. Terry Beckham questioned if any news at 417 Keysville and Chief Sherman advised the only complaints is someone doing burn outs up the hill. Bill Bennett shared that he had received complaints on First Street of a mattress in front of house. Chief Sherman questioned when the large trash pick-up would be and Roben advised in October. Mayor Keen advised he spoke with personnel committee a few months back on the need for Council to look at the Chief’s salary to bring him up in pay range with other supervisors and set in place before election.

City Superintendent Jason Evans gave report of Frisco Street water project is finished tying up new lines. Spots are gravel but will keep up with it until Pierce comes back in couple of weeks to finish final phase of pavement this year. Water and Sewer lines replaced on Lynn. Finished reading water meters. He got the implement for tractor and will have up and running soon. Terry Beckham commented on Third Street bridge looking bad and patch up cost being around $500 out of pocket. Sharon Hubbard questioned if Mayor Keen spoke with county commissioners. Mayor Keen advised he is waiting to hear back from Rob Cummings after checking with prosecuting attorney. Terry Beckham makes motion to patch Third Street bridge, Amanda Sherrill seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Sharon Hubbard and Amanda Sherrill recommended if bridge washes out again that we will not patch.

Amanda Sherrill announced the park board met a couple of weeks ago and discussed Hoppe Spring getting a cleanup. They scheduled a community clean for September 21st, around 9:30 for gravel removal and landscaping. Mayor Keen questioned Jason Evans if they will work on rocks and Jason said yes. Park Board discussed duck population and they will contact conservation to rehome some of the ducks. Mayor Keen questioned Jason Evans if he has a plan for broken lights on Greenway Trail. Jason will have something together for next meeting. Terry Beckham questioned if Jonas Museum should be open on Saturday for parade. Council was in agreeance to have open and to pay Darlene Setzer for extra day. 

Sandra Richter gave shut off being fifteen, with four still being off.

Next meeting scheduled for September 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

With nothing more to discuss, Sharon Hubbard makes motion to adjourn at 6:57 p.m., Amanda Sherrill seconds, all in favor, motion carried.

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