January 13, 2014 Minutes

WORK SESSION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN

The work session to review the decision to offer health insurance to the employees was called by Mayor C Frank Frevert at 6:40pm January 13 2014 at 132 East Broadway New Franklin Missouri.

Agent William Rapp with Naught-Naught Agency presented to the Board the option of reimbursing employees for private insurance, saving the city health care premium costs and providing better coverage to the employees.

BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING MINUTES

January 13, 2014

The regular meeting of the New Franklin Board of Aldermen was called to order by Mayor C Frank Frevert at 7:43pm at 132 East Broadway New Franklin Missouri.  Present were as follows:

Mayor C Frank Frevert

Alderman Ward II Kerry Thompson

Alderman Ward II John James

Alderman Ward III Michael McGee

Alderman Ward III Walter L Banks

City Administrator/City Clerk Patricia Cunningham

City Attorney Gregory P Robinson

Police Officer Eric Moss

City Services Director Jeff Koenig

Howard Co Regional Water Commission, Wayne Schlotzhauer

ABSENT:  Alderwoman Carolyn Heilman, Alderman Jerry B Thornton

After the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence, roll was taken by the City Clerk and a quorum with four of six Aldermen present was established.

With one addition to new business by the City Administrator, Alderman James moved to approve the agenda.  Alderman Banks seconded the motion.  Four voting aye.  Motion carried.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Wayne Schlotzhauer asked the Board to elect Molly McGovern Consulting to write and administer a CDBG application for the City as a member of the Regional Water Commission.  The Block Grant is part of the construction funding package for the regional water plant and transmission lines.  McGovern Consulting is being recommended unanimously by the Regional Water Commission.

BUSINESS MEETING

Alderman Thompson moved to retain Molly McGovern Consulting to write a CDBG application and administer the funding upon award from the Department of Economic Development and further to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with Molly McGovern Consulting for 15.65 percent of the grant writing fee of $1000 and the Environmental Review of $4000.  Alderman McGee seconded the motion.  Four voting aye.  Motion carried.

Alderman Banks moved to discontinue health insurance with Anthem BC/BS effective February1, 2014 and to reimburse employees for proof of premiums paid for private insurance up to the Coventry Gold Plan premium based on age for non-tobacco users.  Alderman McGee seconded the motion.  Four voting aye.  Motion carried.

Alderman Thompson moved to approve the Minutes of December 9, 2013.  Alderman Banks seconded the motion.  Four voting aye.  Motion carried.

Alderman Banks moved to approve the Bills for January 13, 2014.  Alderman James seconded the motion. Four voting aye.  Motion carried.

READING OF BILL 01.13.14, AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO                EXECUTE A FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT WITH THE MISSOURI   DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES FOR AN ABANDONED WELL PLUGGING

Alderman Banks moved to have the first reading of Bill 01.13.14 by title only.  Alderman Thompson seconded the motion.

Banks – aye

Thompson aye

McGee – aye

James – aye

Thornton – absent

Heilman – absent

Motion carried.

After the first reading by title only of Bill 01.13.14, Alderman Banks moved to accept the first reading and have the second reading of Bill 01.13.14 by title only.  Alderman James seconded the motion.

Banks – aye

Thompson aye

McGee – aye

James – aye

Thornton – absent

Heilman – absent

Motion carried.

After the second reading by title only of Bill 01.13.14, Alderman Banks moved to accept the second reading and adopt Bill 01.13.14 as Ordinance 773.  Alderman McGee seconded the motion.

Banks – aye

Thompson aye

McGee – aye

James – aye

Thornton – absent

Heilman – absent

Motion carried.

TRANSFER OF FUNDS

Alderman Thompson moved to transfer savings’ funds in the amount of $2381.00 for new water meters. Alderman James seconded the motion.  Four voting aye.  Motion carried.

EXCHANGE BANK LOAN

Alderman Thompson moved to pay interest of $1415.48 on the 9-month note with the Exchange Bank and to enter into another agreement for the original $37.060 for addition months to be determined by the City Administrator’s estimate of when reimbursement will come from USDA in conjunction with the waste water land application project.  Alderman Banks seconded the motion.  Four voting aye.  Motion carried.

BUILDING INSPECTOR

Discussion included instructing the City Administrator obtaining Building Inspector qualifications from the City of Fayette and authorizing the Administrator to place a simple  advertisement for a part time Building Inspector in local newspapers.

CITY PARK EXPENSES

Alderman James moved to reimburse Ashley and Zach Simpson $150.00, upon proof or purchase of a refrigerator, counter top and cabinets for the ball field concession stand.  Alderman McGee seconded the motion.  Four voting aye.  Motion carried.

POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT

Repairs were made to the Taurus after an accident on slippery streets in Dec.

Year-end reporting to Public Safety is complete

2 search warrants were served and 4 drug related arrests were made last week

A new battery was installed in the 2011 Crown Victoria

CITY SERVICES REPORT

No more road salt is available.  What we do have left will be mixed 50/50 with sand.  It was decided for the next season to have 50 ton delivered rather than having to go to Boonville to pick it up in small loads, if possible.

Three bids were presented for 60”, 24-27hp riding mowers.  More bids from other local dealers will be brought to the next regular meeting.

The 10” main leak is scheduled for repair.  It will be done on Friday evening so as not to interrupt businesses or the schools.

Alderman Thompson moved to approve the purchase of an air impact wrench from NAPA up to $150.00.  Alderman McGee seconded the motion.  Four voting aye.  Motion carried.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD

February 10, 2014.

Alderman Banks requested an emergency closed session for elected officials only relating to personnel.

Alderman McGee moved to adjourn to closed session pursuant to Chapter 610.021(3) of the RsMO.  Alderman James seconded the motion.

Banks – aye

Thompson aye

McGee – aye

James – aye

Thornton – absent

Heilman – absent

Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8:43pm.

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