CITY OF ST. MARTINS

BOARD OF ALDERMEN

REGULAR MEETING

MARCH 14, 2017

 

PLACE:  City Office

TIME:     7:00 P.M.

 

Mayor Daniel Bax called the meeting to order and established a quorum was present.

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

            Daniel Bax                                                      Eugene Strobel

            Keith Kliethermes                                           Daryl Raithel

            Matt Kearns

 

CITY EMPLOYEES PRESENT:

 

            Sally Hager, Treasurer                                    Sam Hager, Park Supervisor

            Doug Reece, City Administrators                   Lindel Bolten, Maintenance

            Virginia Bayne, City Clerk

 

MINUTES:  The minutes of the February 14, 2017 meeting were mailed to each board member prior to the meeting.  Alderman Eugene Strobel moved and Alderman Keith Kliethermes seconded to approve the minutes.  Minutes were approved. 

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Treasurer Sally Hager presented the bills to be paid and the bills paid since the last meeting.  Alderman Eugene Strobel moved and Alderman Matt Kearns seconded to approve the bills.  Bills were approved.

Certificates of Deposit:  Ms. Hager reported the sewer account would need funds transferred into it from a certificate of deposit.  She suggested transferring $15,000 from CD #9963599, Daryl Raithel suggested $10,000.  Alderman Eugene Strobel moved and Alderman Daryl Raithel seconded to transfer $10,000 from CD #9963599 into the sewer checking account #12525320.  Motion was approved.

Alderman Daryl Raithel moved to roll over the remaining CDs into the 182 day special program.

Alderman Eugene Strobel amended the motion to transfer $12,000 from the general funds checking account, 2674301, into CD #12525344.  Motion was seconded by Alderman Keith Kliethermes.  Motion was approved.

Ms. Hager reported the Money Market account #12496620 was dormant and she was not able to access it.  Alderman Eugene Strobel moved and Alderman Daryl Raithel seconded to close account #12496620 and add the balance to CD #12525344.  Motion was approved.

Financial Report:  The financial statements were provided by Ron Frala’s office.  After a short discussion, Alderman Matt Kearns moved and Alderman Eugene Strobel seconded to approve the Financial Report.  Motion carried.
 

STREET REPORT:  Sam Hager reported Street Supervisor Marvin Reinkemeyer had been putting down gravel and fixing pot holes with cold mix.

Alderman Keith Kliethermes reported the school crossing sign east of the school needs to be repaired.
 

PARK REPORT:  Park Supervisor Sam Hager reported watering the new trees and sowing grass.  There was some vandalism at the park (broken light bulbs). 

City Administrator Doug Reece reported he is still looking at the flag plaza.  The Board of Realtors has a $5,000 grant available this year and $4,000 from the VFW are funding options that may be available.

Tree Day is scheduled for April 28 with one morning and one afternoon presentation for the classes at Pioneer Trail School.

The Park Board will have a meeting next week and perhaps look at other flag plazas. 

PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION:  As there was nothing on the agenda, no meeting was held. 

CAMPO REPORT:  This month’s meeting was cancelled, reported Doug Reece. 

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT:  City Administrator, Doug Reece reminded the Board the sales tax issue on vehicles, boats, motors, etc. purchased out of state is to be on the ballot April 4, 2017.

Mr. Reece attended the Cole County Commission meeting.  The Commission’s agenda indicated a discussion was to be held on “Co-operative Projects”, but the projects were between Cole County and Jefferson City.

Mayor Dan Bax, Alderman Eugene Strobel and Mr. Reece attended a meeting Tuesday, March 14, with Cole County.  A discussion was held on continuing the Apache Flats improvements from Rainbow Drive to Route T, approximately 450 feet, with sidewalks on the south side.  The total rebuild would cost $700,000.  Engineering costs would be $48,300. Funding was discussed on the project which will be done in 2019. 

The County did not have any more information on the $800,000 funds available to Cole County municipalities.  The funds are not available now but should be in 2019.  

A discussion was held on possible funding options to fund road improvements, such as a bond issue and/or an increase in sales taxes.  Alderman Eugene Strobel is to obtain more information.

City Administrator, Doug Reece attended the Cole County Communities Meeting where Capitol Avenue improvements were discussed.

There was no Mid-Mo RPC meeting last month. 

ESTABLISH PUBLIC HEARING DATE FOR VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION:  Sally Riley of 309 Homestead Avenue petitioned the Board of Aldermen for a voluntary annexation.  After a discussion on the possibilities of the property connecting to the public sewer line, Alderman. 

Eugene Strobel moved and Alderman Daryl Raithel seconded to schedule a public hearing for the annexation for April 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM.  Motion was approved unanimously. 

With no further business, Alderman Eugene Strobel moved and Alderman Matt Kearns seconded to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

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                                                                                    Daniel Bax, Mayor                   Date

 

 

 

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