Most Recent Approved Minutes From Board of Aldermen meeting.


                               CITY OF ST. MARTINS





MARCH 12, 2019 

PLACE:  City Office

TIME:     7:00 PM 

Mayor Eugene Strobel called the meeting to order and established a quorum was present. 

The pledge of allegiance was led by Eugene Strobel and the invocation given by Alderman Scott Amos. 


            Eugene Strobel                                                           Keith Kliethermes

            Darrell Walker                                                            Scott Amos 


            Daryl Raithel 


            Sally Hager, Treasurer                                                Lindel Bolten, Park Supervisor

            Doug Reece, City Administrator                                Virginia Bayne, City Clerk

            Sam Hager 

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF FEBRUARY 12, 2019 BOARD MINUTES:  Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Darrell Walker seconded to approve the minutes of the February 12, 2019 Board of Aldermen meeting.  Minutes were approved. 

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Treasurer Sally Hager presented the bills to be paid and the bills paid since the last meeting.  Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Keith Kliethermes seconded to approve the bills.  Bills were approved.

Certificates of Deposit:  Alderman Keith Kliethermes moved and Alderman Scott Amos seconded to roll over the CDs into the 182 day special program.  Motion was approved.

Financial Report:  After a short review, Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Darrell Walker seconded to approve the Financial Report.  Report was approved. 

PARK REPORT:  Park Supervisor, Lindel Bolten reported things at the park are slow.  He has been cleaning up brush on the newly acquired property and found a pipe but was unsure why it was there.

City Administrator, Doug Reece reported the members of the Park Board approved the purchase of a utility vehicle from Lindel Bolten.  It will be discussed at the next meeting of the Board of Aldermen.  The monitors at the park have quit working.  Mr. Bolten will check into it further and possible speak with Mike Kalaf about replacements.  Mr. Bolten has the authority to purchase items under $1000.

The date for the First Responder’s Day was discussed.  Doug Reece had it scheduled for September 14 which was already booked by an individual and paid for.  Mayor Strobel thought it was September 7th.  September 7, 2019 was open.

City Administrator Reece reported receiving three inquires and one application for the street supervisor position.  The one applicant would not be available until June 1, 2019.  We need someone to mow right-of-ways until June 1.  We are also looking for another part-time person. 

STREET REPORT:  Mayor Eugene Strobel reported sending a letter to J. Hebenheimer regarding his unlicensed vehicles.  He has gotten rid of one vehicle.  He has a full schedule with coaching soccer at Helias.

Parking Lot Light:  Lindel Bolten reported looking at a 30-foot pole with a light at the Raithel farm.  I think it would be overkill and hard to maintain stated Mr. Bolten.  Electrician Scott Shehan will get us a price for a small pole. 

CAMPO REPORT:  City Administrator Doug Reece reported CAMPO discussed the Metropolitan Transportation Plan which has expired.  They also adopted the safety goals of MoDot. 

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT:  Mr. Reece attended the Cole County Communities Meeting where Mayor Tergin and Commissioner Bushman were the speakers.  They spoke on the upcoming bi-centennial, Adrian’s Island and the river port. 

RENTAL OF SMALL OFFICE:  Jeff Cremer put his copy machine in the small office and also is using it for storage.  Mr. Reece proposes employing Mr. Cremer as a consultant on the TAP Grant and pay him $150 a month.  He would sign a lease for $150 per month for the office space for one year.  Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Keith Kliethermes seconded to pay Jeff Cremer $150 a month as a consultant and to sign a lease agreement for Mr. Cremer to lease the office for one year at $150 per month.  Motion was approved.

Jeff Cremer would like to place a drop box by the front door and also a sign advertising his business. 

ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR TAP GRANT:  City Administrator Doug Reece reported he thought the City could use CMPS for the engineering firm for the TAP Grant.  CMPS is not on MoDot’s approved list nor the other listing.  Paul Samson suggested using Engineering Surveying and Services with CMPS as a subcontractor.  ESS is on MoDot’s approved list.  With using ESS the City would not need to advertise for engineering services.  Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Darrell Walker seconded to begin negotiation for services with ESS.  Motion passed. 

REPUBLIC SERVICES UPDATE:  Alderman Scott Amos received a phone call from a resident asking why the City discontinued the recycling program.  She was told by Republic 

Services it was up to the City to continue or discontinue the service.  There was no option for the City, Republic decided to discontinue the service. 

VOTE TO GO INTO CLOSED SESSION:  Alderman Keith Kliethermes moved and Alderman Darrell Walker seconded to go into closed session following the regular meeting.  In a roll call vote: Aldermen Keith Kliethermes, Darrell Walker and Scott Amos voted “yes”.  There were no negative votes with Alderman Daryl Raithel being absent. 

With no further business, Alderman Keith Kliethermes moved and Alderman Scott Amos seconded to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting was adjourned.​


                                                                                     Eugene Strobel, Mayor                Date


Virginia Bayne, City Clerk        Date