Most Recent Approved Minutes From Board of Aldermen meeting.





SEPTEMBER 10, 2019


PLACE:  City Office

TIME:     7:00 PM


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

Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Eugene Strobel and invocation was given by City Administrator Doug Reece. 


            Eugene Strobel                                                           Daryl Raithel
            Keith Kliethermes                                                      Darrell Walker 


            Scott Amos 


            Sally Hager, Treasurer                                                Darrell Taube, Street Supervisor
            Doug Reece, City Administrator                                Lindel Bolten, Park Supervisor
            Virginia Bayne, City Clerk


            Betty Steck                                                                 Charles Steck
            Mary Steck                                                                 Steve Steck
            Stephanie Howard 

CAREL PLACE SUBDIVISION SEWER:  Mayor Eugene Strobel stated he met with Betty Steck, Ron Kliethermes and Doug Reece regarding the proposed sewer on Carel Place.  Betty Steck suggested the City help get the people in the area on board to get the sewer in their area.  She suggested having a public meeting to come up with a reasonable plan.  Mrs. Steck suggested dividing the cost by the number of lots.  In order to force the people to hook-up, the City would need to form a NID.

Charles Steck was in the office and met with Mayor Strobel.  He suggested the city facilitate the sewer program.  The engineers are ready to start with the project leaving the area residents out.  Mr. Steck stated they don’t need easements from point “A” to “B” to “C”.  (See the attached drawing.)  We would like to get the project moving.  The City takes more of a lead.  I believe most people will go along if the City was out in front.  We have the easement through the Boeckman property.  The question of a NID was discussed.

Do we need to schedule a public meeting with area residents asked Mayor Strobel?  A meeting was scheduled between Alderman Daryl Raithel, Doug Reece, Charles Steck, Mayor Strobel and Terry Boeckman on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 8:00 AM.

 REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES:  Copies of the minutes were mailed and emailed to each of the board members prior to the meeting.  Alderman Keith Kliethermes moved and Alderman Darrell Walker seconded to approve the minutes of the August 13, 2019 regular meeting and the August 29, 2019 special meeting.  Minutes were approved. 

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Treasurer Sally Hager presented the bills to be paid and the bills paid since the last meeting.  Mayor Eugene Strobel explained the bill to Mark Denny for curb replacement and Alderman Daryl Raithel inquired about the rental of a brush cutter.  Alderman Daryl Raithel moved and Alderman Keith Kliethermes seconded to approve the bills.  Bills were approved.

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

Financial Report:  Alderman Daryl Raithel moved and Alderman Darrell Walker seconded to approve the Financial Report.  Report was approved. 

PARK REPORT:  Park Supervisor Lindel Bolten reported the First Responder Day had a good turn-out. 

Mayor Strobel reported $400 in outstanding bills from First Responder Day.  Farmers Bank of Lohman promised $350 and $200 was received from Farmers Insurance, Amos Agency.

John Moore inquired about having a Car Show at Niekamp Park with food trucks providing food.

The September Park Board meeting was cancelled. 

STREET REPORT:  Street Supervisor Darrell Taube reported all is going fine.  Mr. Taube stated the City needs to look into purchasing a 36” or 42” walk behind mower.  Mayor Strobel asked if the City needed to sell the Massey Ferguson tractor and mower and what is it worth.  Supervisor Taube was not sure about the value but stated it was a liability.

Manhole on Verdant:  Street Supervisor Darrell Taube stated he did not have anything in writing to put it out to bid.  City Administrator stated we don’t have the expertise to write specs.

The question will be addressed at the October meeting.

Office Parking Lot Light:  The light will also be addressed at the October meeting when more information is available. 

CAMPO REPORT:  The members of CAMPO approve the $29,500 for St. Martins’ TAP grant. 

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT:   City Administrator Doug Reece reported Cole County will not be continuing improvements to Business 50 from Binder to Route T until 2021.  It had been scheduled for 2020.

The Goblin 5K Run is scheduled for October 20, 2019.

STEPHANIE HOWARD:  Ms. Howard is the St. Martins 4-H leader.  She stated the Fall City Clean-up is scheduled for October 5, 2019 and requested the containers be placed on the closed portion of Clarose Drive. 

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

With no further business Alderman Keith Kliethermes moved and Alderman Darrell Walker seconded to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting was adjourned.





                                                                                    Eugene Strobel, Mayor              Date





Virginia Bayne, City Clerk         Date