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Minutes of 04/13/15

Minutes of 4/13/015 Council Meeting

The Missouri City, Missouri City Council held their monthly open meeting at the MCCA Building on April 14th, 2015 at 6:30 pm.  Attending:  Mayor Barry Moore, City Treasurer Lisa Webber, Water Bill Collector Brandon Gray, City Clerk Monte Railey and Council members Joe Selle, Rocky Gross and Dee Dee Adcock.  Councilwoman Schelley Sue Smith was absent.

Citizens Wilbur Webber, Lindsay Eppley, Sydney Stewart, Mike Stewart, Mary Stewart, Mickey Stewart and Sue Selle also attended.

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Moore and minutes of the March 9th, 2015, meeting were read and approved.

Financial reports for March 2015 were read by the Treasurer and approved by the Council.

Bills to be allowed (paid 4/13/15 unless noted otherwise):

General Funds

(3/19/15) KCP&L – $728.82 March billing for four city accounts

(3/19/15) Danny Edwards – $234.23 fuel for city truck

Dep. Tyler Edwards – $299.22 for 12 hours of March patrol

Dep. David Allen – $199.48 for 8 hours of March patrol

Clay County Sheriff Dept.-  $43.12 for March patrol fuel (73 miles)

Monte Railey – $220.43 April City Clerk salary

Barry Moore – $220.00 Mayor Salary 4/14-3/15 (11 meetings @ $20.00 each)

Sheryl (Dee Dee) Adcock – $165.00 Council salary 4/14-3/15 (11 meetings @ $15.00 each)

Joe Selle – $165.00 Council salary 4/14-3/15 (11 meetings @ $15.00 each)

Rockne Gross – $150.00 Council salary 4/14-3/15 (10 meetings @ $15.00 each)

Steven Wolcott – $140.00 for invoices #15688 ($87.50) and  #15689 ($52.50)

Joe Selle – $308.91 30 hours of city work

John Selle – $100.00 for blade & grade on Broadway

MO Division of Employment Security – $74.94 for 1st Qtr Payroll tax

United States Treasury – $979.91 for 1st Qtr Payroll tax

Waterworks

(3/19/15) Deffenbaugh Industries -$1143.76 for February trash pick up

Lisa Webber – $403.65 April City Treasurer salary

Brandon Gray – $241.55 April Water Bill Collector salary

Public Water Supply District #4 – $1,192.86 for water 2/24/15-3/20/15

Jim Talley – $272.07 for April Meter Reader

Deffenbaugh Industries – $1,143.76 for march trash pick up

HD Supply – $431.51 invoice D687759 for six new water meters

Council Gross made a motion to pay the bills.  It was seconded by Councilwoman Adcock and passed 3-0.

Old Business

Water Line Replacement Project:  Bank Midwest Rejected the City’s request for a line of credit to cover pre-construction expenses.  Bond Counsel Bell & Gilmore recommended Kearney Trust, who will approve the loan.  City Attorney Steven Wolcott is drafting a resolution giving the Mayor authorization to sign the loan. He is also working on Ordinances addressing water cross connection and lead levels.   Financial advisor Steve Goehl is completing financial questions of the DDQ (Due Diligence Questionnaire) required by the DNR.   Mayor Moore and City Clerk Railey will attend a project status meeting with Art Akin of AGC Engineering and Grant Writer/Administrator Molly McGovern on April 23rd at the AGC office.

Street repairs:  The City is seeking paving companies to bid on street patching.  In the meantime, the Mayor is compiling a list of the worst potholes for repair by Joe Selle.

Speed Bumps:  Speed bumps will be installed again for the season per resident request.

City Ordinance violations:  The Mayor advised the Council that all identified property violations are being addressed by Deputies.

New Business

April 7th Election:  Mayor Moore and Ward 3 Councilman Gross were reelected  on April 7th and sworn in to begin their new two year terms.  Results of write-in votes for the Ward One Council seat were presented to the Council; Sydney Stewart received four votes, Ronald Marrant received two votes, Rocky Gross and Mike Stewart received one vote each.  There is a question if Ms. Stewart meets the age requirement as specified in Ordinance Three.  Mayor Moore will consult City Attorney Steven Wolcott for clarification before the new Council member is determined.

Licensing of Dogs:  Councilwoman Adcock asked if regulations and requirements for licensing dogs in town be can addressed.  Mayor Moore suggested considering options for a domestic animal ordinance as well.  The issues will be investigated further.

May 2nd Parade:  The Council was reminded that the May 2nd City parade will begin at 10:00 am.

Blood drive:  Lindsay Eppley advised the Council of a blood drive to be held in conjunction with the health and wellness fair at the school from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm on May 2nd after the parade.

2014 DNR Water Quality report:  The 2014 DNR CCR (Consumer Confidence Report)  regarding  drinking water for Missouri City will be posted on the City website and the Post Office bulletin board.  A notice will also be published in the Excelsior Springs Standard and The Town & Country leader advising that the complete report will not be mailed, but is available for review.

Online Water Bill payment:  Lindsay Eppley asked the Council if online payment for water bills has been considered.  Water Bill Collector Brandon Gray will investigate the issue.

May 1st tax Levy seminar:  City Clerk Railey advised the meeting that any interested parties with the City are invited to attend a free tax levy seminar on May 1st from 10am to noon at the Clay County Courthouse.  The seminar is being hosted the Clay County Clerk and will feature Becky Webb and Dana Wansing from the Missouri State Auditor’s office.

Councilwoman Adcock made a motion to adjourn.   The next monthly meeting is scheduled for 6:30 pm on Monday, May 11th, 2015, at the MCCA Building.

Respectfully submitted,

Monte Railey – City Clerk

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