Minutes of April 10th, 2017, Council Meeting
The Missouri City, Missouri City Council held their monthly open meeting at the MCCA Building on Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Attending: Mayor Barry Moore, City Treasurer Lisa Webber, City Clerk Monte Railey, Water Bill Collector Brandon Gray and Council members Micah Schake, Sydney Stewart , Joe Selle, Sydney Stewart and Rocky Gross. Art Akin with AGC Engineering and citizens Wilbur Webber, Billy Betterton and Sofia Betterton also attended.
Minutes from the March 14th, 2017, meeting and March 2017 financial reports were read and approved.
Bills to be allowed (paid April 10th, 2017, unless noted otherwise)
(3/31/17) KCP&L – $674.27 four city accounts
U.S. Treasury – $820.08 1st quarter payroll taxes
Cpl. Tyler Edwards – $49.86 two hours of March patrol
Dep. David Allen – $299.22 twelve hours of March patrol
Clay County Sheriff’s Dept. – $32.85 fuel for March patrol (67 miles)
Monte Railey – $220.43 April City Clerk salary
Feldmans – $116.95 mowing supplies
Joe Selle – $401.58 for 39 hours of city work
Feldmans – $33.99 tools (come alongs) for city work
Barry Moore – $240.00 salary for 12 meetings from April 2016 through March 2017
Joe Selle – 180.00 salary for 12 meetings from April 2016 through March 2017
Rockne Gross – $180.00 for 12 meetings from April 2016 through March 2017
Micah Schake – $150.00 salary for ten meetings from April 2016 through March 2017
Sydney Stewart – $165.00 salary for eleven meetings from April 2016 through March 2017
(3/31/17) Kearney Trust Co. – $42.96 interest on water project credit line through 3/23/17
PWSD #4 – 1,324.96 water from 2/24/17-3/23/17 (338,000 gallons)
Deffenbaugh Industries – $1,815.00 March trash pick up
Lisa Webber – $403.65 April salary City Treasurer
Brandon Gray – $241.55 March salary Water Bill Collector
James Talley Jr – $235.13 April salary Meter Reader
Brandon Gray – $65.91 four additional hours and 43 miles of additional collection activity
Proforma – $90.23 drum for city printer
Truss – $100.00 security bond renewal for City Treasurer
Councilman Gross made a motion to authorize payments. The motion was seconded by Councilman Schake and carried 4-0.
Water Project: Art Akin with AGC Engineering reviewed current plans and options for scaling back the scope and cost of the project. He is updating the environmental impact report and the USDA loan application checklist. We will meet at AGC Engineering on April 17th to continue work. Art provided hand outs with the latest figures and maps for the Council to review. Mayor Moore advised the gathering that City Attorney Steven Wolcott is familiar with the USDA loan process and will handle City legal issues for the project. Dates for the next round of public hearings will be scheduled when the loan application has been submitted to USDA. Councilman Gross asked if rate comparisons for other towns in the area can be provided at the meetings
Ordinance 145: No action taken. City Attorney Steven Wolcott advised the Mayor that the ordinance will be ready for the May meeting.
Citywide Clean up days are scheduled for the weekend of April 23rd and 24th. Dumpsters will be placed at the south end of Wood Street during that time. Dumping privileges are for Missouri City residents only!
Mayor Moore is trying to schedule ditch clearing with the assistance of the Clay County Highway Department. If they are unable to help, the City will proceed without them.
The annual City Parade will be staged at 10 am on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
Mayor Moore, Ward One Councilman Sydney Stewart and Ward Three Councilman Rockne Gross were sworn in for two terms.
The City water tower (standpipe) will be drained the evening of Thursday, May 13th for service on Friday, May 14th. Citizens can expect lower than normal water pressure for a 24 period beginning Thursday night.
The 2017 Operating Budget was presented by City Treasurer Lisa Webber. It is based on 2016 expenses with a five percent increase. Councilman Gross made a motion to adopt it as read. Councilwoman Stewart seconded the motion and it carried 4-0.
Major Moore advised the Council that new water meters will be purchased for use as needed.
The next monthly Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 8th, 2017, at 6:30 pm in the MCCA Building.
Councilman Gross made a motion to adjourn. Meeting adjourned.
Monte Railey – City Clerk