May 12, 2014 Minutes

WORK SESSION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN
May 12, 2014 6:00pm
132 E Broadway, New Franklin Missouri

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

Members of the board resumed review of the personnel manual. Revisions, deletions, and additions to portions of the manual were suggested and will be considered for approval at a later date.

The work session closed at 6:50pm
BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING MINUTES
May 12, 2014

The regular meeting of the New Franklin Board of Aldermen was called to order by Mayor C Frank Frevert at 7:00pm 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

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.

Alderman Thompson moved to approve the Minutes of April 14, 2014. Alderman Banks seconded the motion. Six voting aye. Motion carried.

Alderman Thornton moved to approve the Bills for May 12, 2014. Alderman McGee seconded the motion. Six voting aye. Motion carried.

EMA DIRECTOR TRAINING

Chief of Police Hill had requested reimbursement for class hours at EMA training totaling $266.00. Board members agreed it would be better if Chief Hill would request reimbursement before training rather than after. No motion was made.

RECYCLING/TRASH SCHEDULE

In an effort to remind citizens only recycling is collected on Thursday; not trash too, it was agreed a message will be placed on the water bills and a text message sent via the mass notification system.

MID MISSOURI SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE

Alderman Thompson moved to appoint Alderman Walter Banks as the representative for the City. Alderman Beaman seconded the motion. Six voting aye. Motion carried.

HOWARD COUNTY REGIONAL WATER COMMISSION

Alderman Thornton moved to approve the sewer connection of the Howard Co Regional Water Commission water treatment plant to the City sewer system. Alderman James seconded the motion. Six voting aye. Motion carried.

TRANSFER OF FUNDS

Alderman Thornton moved to authorize the transfer of $894 from wastewater savings to pay the City of Columbia invoice. Alderman Banks seconded the motion. Six voting aye. Motion carried.

Alderman Thornton moved to authorize the transfer of $1691.74 from Enterprise Savings for replacement water meters. Alderman Thompson seconded the motion. Six voting aye. Motion carried.

Alderman Thornton moved to authorize the transfer of $6529.14 for Howard Co Regional Water Invoices since May of 2013. Alderman Thompson seconded the motion. Six voting aye. Motion carried.

DOCUMENTS FOR DESTRUCTION

Alderman Thornton moved to approve the Disposition List set for destruction presented by the City Clerk. Alderman Beaman seconded the motion. Six voting aye. Motion carried.

SWIM PARK

Mayor Frevert reported the pool repairs will be approximately $800 to $1000, not including the painting required after repairs. Only the area and cracks repaired will be painted.

The Board asked City Services Director Koenig to still have Mo Rural Water come and camera the lines to make sure there are no leaks in the lines.

ANIMAL ADOPTION POLICY

Kim Thompson, representing those who have volunteered to do the paperwork for animal adoptions, asked the Board to consider keeping dogs an additional 14 days past the required 5 days so the animals can be listed for adoption in the Fayette Advertiser/Democrat Leader.

Alderman James moved to keep the dogs an additional 14 days on a trial basis of 6 months and then review again. Alderman Thornton seconded the motion. Six voting aye. Motion carried.

STREET REPAVING

Discussion continued to select the street and/or streets to resurface. The Board considered selecting the street(s) with the highest traffic and the worst condition.

USDA GRANT/LOAN FOR EQUIPMENT

The Board agreed after much discussion to not apply for a grant/loan for equipment at this time, but to continue to gather information so they might select the best needed equipment for efficiency and safety; and may apply in the next fiscal year.

OTHER NEW BUSINESS

Repairs at the City Park will need to be addressed: repairs in the restrooms near the large shelter house are needed; supporting posts on the large shelter house are rotting and need replaced.

The South Howard County Historical Society will be asked to place historical signage on the old jail on display at the park.

CITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT REPORT

Director Koenig reported the transmission on the 2001 Ford pickup is going out. He was instructed to get repair estimates from at least three local transmission repair shops.

Pothole patching will continue over the next two weeks. Half are done.

POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT
Alderman Mc Gee moved to authorize the purchase of two tires for the Crown Victoria. Alderman Thornton seconded the motion. Six voting aye. Motion carried.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD JUNE 9, 2014

Alderman McGee moved to adjourn. Seconded by Alderman Thornton.
Six voting aye. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:55pm.

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