Council-Meeting Minutes Monday, July 6 , 2021 7:00 PM

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 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.  Bill Bennett gave a word of Prayer.

Those Present:  Mayor Terry Beckham, Aldermen Bill Bennett, Duane De Rennaux, Jason Ward, Alderwoman Tamra Cape, Comptroller Roben Griggs, City Superintendent Jason Evans, Police Chief Michael Sherman, City Clerk Sandra Richter, Harry Martin, Jr., and Amy England with the press.   

Bill Bennett makes motion to approve agenda, Tamra Cape seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Bill Bennett makes motion to accept regular meeting minutes for June 21, 2021, Duane De Rennaux seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Jason Ward makes motion to accept special meeting minutes for June 28, 2021, Tamra Cape seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Unfinished Business:  Mayor Beckham announced low bid for HVAC is Ransom Heating & A/C, LLC. Hartley’s Climate Control, LLC is $104,466.00, Brown Heating & Cooling is $86,000, and Ransom Heating & A/C, LLC is $26,309.05. He advised they went back to Ransom and requested to break down bid for lobby and front office, which is $15,825.08, and old Council chambers, which is  $8,744.22. Bill Bennett makes motion to accept two bids for lobby and front office, and old Council room, Jason Ward seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

New Business: Bill Bennett suggested making some changes to pay scale in chapter 23 with moving Sherri Cornick to $19.30 hourly, Jamey Griffith to $16.50 hourly, and Roben Griggs salary to $46,500. Mayor Beckham questioned with him being supervisor, he would like to look over, and requested putting off for next meeting. Bill Bennett makes motion to accept the three proposals, Tamra Cape seconds, all in favor, motion carries.  Mayor Beckham stated he has a problem with 17 paid holidays in ordinance. Federal Government has 10; State has 13, and private industry around 7.9, adding Juneteenth making 18 holidays. After some discussion, they agreed to check which holidays are mandated, and what other cities honor before passing ordinance. Bill Bennett stated pay increases effective July 1 and Council in agreeance.

Ordinance for DNR regulation RZ valves sent to attorney but not ready at this time.

Roben Griggs presented payables of $131,472.49 that included $59,000 Council approved Jason to purchase equipment. Bill Bennett makes motion to pay payables, Duane De Rennaux seconds, all in favor, motion carries. Roben requested permission to issue $1,170.00 check to pay Ed Rohrer for 6 outer carriers the Police Department received a block grant to pay for. Jason Ward makes motion to allow Roben to cut check, Bill Bennett seconds, all in favor, motion carries.

Roben Griggs requested going out for bid for propane. Council in agreeance of getting bids for propane.

Roben Griggs explained she failed getting Willard Tinker on pay scale for budget as he moved from maintenance 2nd to maintenance 3rd, however she added to new sheet of pay scale. He moved to $13.22 per hour being Jason’s assistant for occupancy permits.

Chief Sherman advised memory storage for cameras currently only holds about 3 days. He suggested contacting Steelville Telephone to up the memory storage for cameras to 30 days. Mayor Beckham requested Sandy call Brian Andrews to get prices for upping memory. Chief Sherman apologized for not having his monthly report but will have for next meeting. Some discussion of fireworks being let off in City and Mayor Beckham suggested Chief to get suggestions together for ordinance.

Jason Evans shared the sealing and striping at park is completed. They recommend sealing again in 2 years since had not been completed for years. Crew is reworking some ditches on High Street.  They started plumbing at dog pound and may pour concrete by weekend. SEMA conducts flood plain audit every couple of years, so he is getting paperwork in order.

Duane De Rennaux shared that he and Tamra discussed getting with Terri Lea about adjusting pool hours as several evenings not being used. Tamra Cape advised she got list of events from Terri and needs to go over with Duane. Freedom Fest went well at park and that he received a lot of good compliments on park and pool. Bill Bennett suggested holding pool party for employees and their families.

Sandra Richter shared shut offs as 21 shut off, 3 unpaid, and 1 to be final billed.

Next regular meeting scheduled for July 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm in Council Room.

With nothing more to discuss, Duane De Rennaux makes motion to adjourn meeting at 7:58 p.m., Jason Ward seconds, all in favor, motion carries.





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