Minutes of June 14th, 2016 Council Meeting
The Missouri City, Missouri City Council held their monthly open meeting at the MCCA Building on June 14th, 2016 at 6:30 pm. Attending: Mayor Barry Moore, City Treasurer Lisa Webber, Water Bill Collector Brandon Gray, City Clerk Monte Railey and Council members Sydney Stewart, Joe Selle, Micah Schake and Rocky Gross. Residents Sue Selle, Teresa McKown, Lyndsey Eppley, Sarah Miller, Greg Rhoda, Belinda Turner , plus Deputy Tyler Edwards also attended.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Moore. May 9th, 2016, meeting minutes and financial reports were read and approved.
Bills to be allowed (paid June 14th unless noted otherwise)
(5/23/16) KCP&L $649.05 four city accounts
(5/23/16) Deffenbaugh Industries – $1,336.20 for Spring clean up dumpsters
Bill Slater – $30.00 for cleaning MCCA Building on5/21/16, 5/25/16 and 6/4/16
Feldmans’s – $405.43 for Stihl chainsaw and accessories
Steven Wolcott – $385.00 for legal work in January, February and March
Dep. Tyler Edwards – $299.22 twelve hours May patrol
David Allen – $398.94 16 hours of May patrol
Clay County Sheriff Dept. – $81.65 fuel for May patrol (142 miles)
Monte Railey – $220.43 May City Clerk salary
Joe Selle – $380.98 for 37 hours of City roadwork and mowing
Karen Ball – $250.00 for 2015 audit
Sue Selle – $100.00 fund for MCCA Building supplies
(5/17/16) USPA – $136.00 postage for utility bills
(6/3/16) Kearney Trust Co. – $309.22 interest on water project credit line through 5/23/16
PWSD #4 – $1,536.64 water 4/24/16-5/25/16
Deffenbaugh Industries – $1143.76 May trash pick up
Lisa Webber – $444.83 June salary City Treasurer plus four additional hours
Brandon Gray – $241.55 May salary Water Bill Collector
James Talley Jr – $235.13 June salary Meter Reader
Proforma – $83.80 toner for City printer
Brandon Gray – $41.18 four additional hours of collection activity
Councilman Gross made a motion to pay the bills. It was seconded by Councilman Schake and carried 4-0.
Recycling Bin: Mayor Moore is monitoring levels and will call Deffenbaugh when it needs emptied
Water Project: Mayor Moore is assembling inventory and emergency funding information needed by the DNR.
City Hall repairs: Lumber has been purchased and a work date will be determined. Ten bundles of lumber were obtained at a lower rate than the original estimate for eight bundles.
Updating Ordinances: City Attorney Steven Wolcott has not responded to phone calls requesting status on three ordinance issues; (1) drug possession, (2) drug paraphernalia, and (3) a strengthened nuisance ordinance. Councilman Gross volunteered to visit the Attorney office and wait to meet Mr. Wolcott. Mayor Moore will try to reach him once more by phone first.
Streetlights: KCP&L has advised the Mayor that streetlights in town be upgraded to LED at $0 cost to the City. An implementation date has not yet been set.
Speed bump placement: Councilwoman Stewart requested speed bumps placed on Walnut street south of Hwy 210. Speed bumps are set up at citizen request.
Audit: The City received a certified audit for 2015.
Ditch and culvert clearing: Mayor Moore has contacted the Padgett brothers about ditch and culvert clearing in town. Multiple sites have been identified as needing attention.
Sue Selle advised the Council that the local Lions Club chapter is inactive with $0 in their treasury. She requested the City take over funding of supplies for the facility. She offered to continue handling scheduling events at the building and purchase supplies as needed with reimbursement. After further discussion, Councilman Gross made a motion to establish a petty cash fund for building supplies. Councilman Selle seconded the motion. An initial amount of $100.00 was approved by a 4-0 vote. Expenses will be tracked and provide to the Council.
Lyndsey Eppley and Sarah Miller approached the Council about using the City Hall basement for placement of a pottery kiln. The Council agreed to further discussion as details are provided.
Belinda Turner advised the Council of occasional periods of lower than normal water pressure at her home on Main , especially during evening hours, plus expressed concern over drainage issues near St Bernard and Broadway. She reported that their meter appears to be functioning properly. Mayor Moore will check the regulator valve in the pit to verify it is set correctly.
Mayor Moore is making arrangements to purchase coldpatch for street repairs.
Councilwomen Stewart advised the Council that she received a reminder from John Blessing with Deffenbaugh Industries that the City contract for trash pickup expires in December of this year.
The Council discussed use of fireworks in town over the upcoming Independence Day Holiday. Councilman Gross made a motion to allow the discharge of fireworks within City limits, except on School property, from June 27th through July 6th, 2016. Councilman Selle seconded the motion and it carried 4-0.
Treasurer Lisa Webber asked the Council if they want financial reports posted on the City website. The Council agreed to continue providing paper copies as requested since the information is read publicly at monthly meetings and appears in meeting minutes.
Treasurer Webber provided budget information for 2014 and 2015, plus a 2016 estimate, for signatures. The documents were signed by Council members, the Mayor, Clerk, and Treasurer.
The next monthly Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12th, 2016.
Monte Railey – City Clerk