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Minutes of 10/20/15

Minutes of 10/20/15 Council Meeting

The Missouri City, Missouri City Council held their monthly open meeting at the MCCA Building on Tuesday, October 20, 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 Sydney Stewart, Joe Selle and Rocky Gross.  Councilwoman  Dee Dee Adcock was absent.

Residents Jay Jackson and Julie Freeman also attended.

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Moore and minutes of the September 14th meeting were read and approved.

Financial reports for September 2015 and 2015 to date were read by the Treasurer and approved by the Council.

Bills to be allowed (paid October 20th, 2015 unless noted otherwise):

General Funds

(9/25/15) KCP&L – $710.31 September billing for four city accounts

(9/28/15) Exigo Business Solution – $1350.00 Quickbook software

Steven Wolcott – $192.50 invoice 1084 legal work

Danny Edwards – $72.43 invoice 201506 fuel

U.S. Treasury – $76.78 3rd quarter payroll tax

MO. Division of Employment Security – $1004.02 3rd quarter payroll tax

Dep. Tyler Edwards – $99.73 4 hours September patrol

Dep. David Allen – $299.22 12 hours September patrol

Clay County Sheriff Dept.-  $49.45 86 miles for September patrol

Monte Railey – $220.43 October City Clerk salary

Joe Selle – $350.09 34 hours city work

KCP&L – $663.70 October billing for four city accounts

Waterworks

(9/28/15) $241.56 interest on Water project account through 9/22/15

(10/5/15) PWSD #4 – $1536.44 water 8/25/15 through 9/26/15

Deffenbaugh Industries – $1143.76 September trash

Lisa Webber – $530.29 reimbursement for Quicken Book Premier training

Lisa Webber – $403.65 October salary City Brandon Gray – $241.86 September salary water bill collector

Jim Talley – $244.37 October salary water meter reader plus one in/out fee

Brandon Gray – $241.86 October salary water bill collector

Brandon gray – $41.18 4 additional hours of collection activity

Kearney Trust Water Project Account

(10/16/15) AGC Engineering – $8643.00 invoice 09-2015-22

Councilwoman Stewart made a motion to pay the bills.  It was seconded by Councilman Selle and carried 3-0.

Old Business

Water Line Replacement Project:   Mayor Moore and City Clerk Railey attended the September 24th status meeting with Grant Administrator Molly McGovern and Art Akin with AGC.  A conference call with DNR and CDGB clarified that an audit and letter of opinion is not needed until the DNR bond is closed and that the city must budget $15,000.00 annually for the life of the loan.  City Treasurer Lisa Webber  reported that Westbrook Accounting in  Richmond can perform the audit and issue the letter of opinion at a yet unknown cost.  They can provide pre-audit prepping assistance for Lisa at $75.00 per hour.  Councilman Gross made a motion to authorize funding 2-4 hours of assistance.   AGC is working on design and with Lisa on DNR financial questions.  The October 24th status meeting has been postponed until we are ready to schedule public hearings.

Street repairs:  Frustration was expressed by Jay Jackson regarding delays in completing patching potholes.   Mayor Moore advised him that patching will be completed as well as cleaning of ditches on Gano, Main and Cemetery Hill streets.

Recycling Options:  Councilwoman Stewart shared information provided by Deffenbaugh regarding recycling options and bin locations.  Jay Jackson advised the Council that the School Board decided against placing bins on school property.  The Council tabled the issue until the November meeting to allow time to review options.

City Hall Repair:  The Council was asked to speed up needed repairs to the 1857 City hall.  The City has been seeking affordable bids for patching and painting.  It was decided to replace missing boards while working on plans for all needed work.

New Business

Julie Freeman advised the Council of concerns stemming from a recent burglary in town.  A discussion followed where home safety ideas were presented.

Councilman Gross made a motion to adjourn.  The next monthly Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 9th, 2015.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Monte Railey – City Clerk

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