June 9, 2014 Minutes

WORK SESSION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN
June 9, 2014 6:00pm
132 E Broadway, New Franklin Missouri
Fiscal budget 2014 – 2015 Discussion

Present were as follows:
Mayor C Frank Frevert
Alderman Ward I Jerry B Thornton
Alderman Ward I Kevin Beaman
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 Collector Mary Ann Wolpers
Chief of Police Tony Hill
City Services Director Jeff Koenig

Members of the board and department heads reviewed the first draft of the proposed fiscal budget for 2014 – 2015.
The work session closed at 6:55pm
BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING MINUTES
June 9, 2014

The regular meeting of the New Franklin Board of Aldermen was called to order by Mayor C Frank Frevert at 7:05pm at 132 East Broadway New Franklin Missouri. Present were as follows:

Mayor C Frank Frevert
Alderman Ward I Jerry B Thornton
Alderwoman Ward I Kevin Beaman
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 Josh Worley
City Services Director Jeff Koenig
City Collector Mary Ann Wolpers

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

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Jason Jennings of Jennings Premium Meats provided documentation of the cost of loss of business when the City has a boil order. The City has issued four boil orders in the last 6 months because of breaks in the transmission line from the water treatment plant to the tower.

Alderman Thompson moved to approve the Minutes of May 12, 2014. Alderman Beaman seconded the motion. Six voting aye. Motion carried.

Alderman Banks moved to approve the Bills for June 9, 2014. Alderman McGee seconded the motion. Six voting aye. Motion carried.

UTILITY SERVICES CONTRACT ADDENDUM

Alderman McGee moved to accept the addendum to the contract with Utility Services to include the cost of the potable water tanks on site during the tower repairs; spread over seven years with no interest. Alderman Banks seconded the motion. Six voting aye. Motion carried.

PRIVATE PROPERTY RESTORATION

Mayor Frevert detailed the request being made by Mr. Cary Lang to restore his lawn after the sewer repairs were made in 2013. Mr. Lang is requesting top soil, grass seed, and availability of a water tank. No motion was made.

SALE OF COMMUNITY BUILDING CHAIRS

Alderman Beaman moved to sell the chairs to Ilene Abbema for $40.00. Alderman Thornton seconded the motion. Six voting aye. Motion carried.

RECENT WATER LINE BREAKS

Recent water line breaks necessitate the locating of isolation valves, exercising them, and plotting them correctly on our aerial water line maps so the breaks can be isolated and repairs made without the need for down time and boil orders in the future.

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT OF STREETS

Aldermen will e-mail a list of streets they have prioritized to Alderman Thompson and he will put together cost estimates of each.

VEHICLE REPAIR BIDS

2001 Ford Pickup transmission repairs estimates:
S & C $1500 – $1700
Nick Taylor $1250
Central Trans. $1500 – $2000

Alderman Thornton moved to accept the Nick Taylor bid if it included a warranty. Alderman Banks seconded the motion. Six voting aye. Motion carried.

CITY PARK

Park Budget for equipment will be increased to include basketball goal nets, tennis court repairs and swings in both play areas.

The Historical Society will be contacted to assist with placing a description plate on the “old jail cell” on display at the Park.

Shelter house restrooms need scrubbing, painting and lights replaced.

POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT

Chief Hill reported the new tires have been installed on the Crown Victoria. Officers are keeping later hours now that school is not in session.

CITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT

Director Koenig reported the tractor’s hydraulics went out and is at Tom DeWalls being repaired. Also needed is transmission work and there is damage to the front end but cost is unknown. Mr. Koenig will bring estimates to the June 16 special meeting.

Currently there is an apparent break in the line from the well to the water plant. The water coming into the basin is muddy. Treatment of the water has been adjusted and is working, but the outside basin will fill with mud if this continues. DNR is sending a water specialist Tuesday, June 10 to assist and run tests.

The well at the water plant cannot be pumped to waste before putting it in use because the city is on temporary tanks while the tower is being repaired. It can be put on line now, but the chemicals needed to treat the water will increase greatly.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD JULY 14, 2014

Alderman McGee moved to adjourn to a closed session pursuant to Chapter 610.021 (3) Personnel. Seconded by Alderman Thornton.
Beaman – aye
Thornton – aye
Banks – aye
James – aye
McGee – aye
Thompson – aye
Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 9:10pm.

 

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