CITY OF ST. MARTINS
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
REGULAR MEETING


April 12, 2022
 

PLACE:  City Office

TIME:     7:00 PM

 Mayor Daryl Raithel called the meeting to order and established a quorum present.

 Scott Amos led the Pledge of Allegiance and Carlene Bax gave the Invocation.

 MEMBERS PRESENT:

            Daryl Raithel                                                  Carlene Bax

            Darrell Walker                                                Laura Boeckmann

            Scott Amos

 CITY EMPLOYEES PRESENT:

            Sally Hager, Treasurer                                    Lindel Bolten, Park Supervisor

            Darrell Taube, Street Supervisor                    Doug Reece, City Administrator

            Virginia Bayne, City Clerk

 OTHERS PRESENT:

            John Pecher                                                     Bob Hackman

 CHRISTINA LUEBBERT, Stormwater Manager:  Ms. Luebbert stated she is the Stormwater Manager for St. Martins and is working with DNR on the Stormwater Program.  DNR is concerned with the quality of water.  She applied for a new 5 year permit which was issued in October 2021.  In the upcoming year we will be working on the stormwater system map in the most cost effective way.  We will be doing outfalls when we have 72 hours without rain.  I have done inspections on Carel Road and reviewed the plat for the Lindenbusch Subdivision.  We reviewed the illicit discharge onto Tom Block’s property from the Pizza Haus.  Mr. Block had the water tested and it showed presence of soap in the discharge.

Ms. Luebbert stated the Stonebridge Subdivision do not stormwater easements.  Changes should be engineered and the City has to be careful in things they do in the Subdivision. 

Alderman Laura Boeckmann asked how long before Christopher Lane will be fixed.  If the money is available, it should be fixed immediately stated Ms. Luebbert.  Drainage in Stonebridge and Carel Place were discussed.

 SALES & USE TAX ORDINANCE PROPOSALS:  City Administrator, Doug Reece stated the sales tax has not been increased since 1988.  We are proposing the Street and Park tax to be 1% in addition to the 1988 1% tax.  The money is to be put into a separate account exclusively dedicated to streets and parks.  Money is to be used where needed.  Money sent from the State of Missouri will be separated with half of the money going to the general fund and half to the street and park fund.

 Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Carlene Bax seconded to put the Street and Park Tax on the ballot in August, 2022; all in favor.  Motion was approved.

Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Darrell Walker seconded to place the Use Tax on the November 2022 ballot; all in favor.  Motion was approved.

Both the Use tax and the Street and Park tax were to be sent to the city attorney for review.

 REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF THE MARCH 8, 2022 BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING:  Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Laura Boeckmann seconded to approve the minutes of the March 8, 2022 meeting.  Minutes were approved.

 TREASURER’S REPORT:  City Treasurer Sally Hager presented the bills to be paid and the bills paid since the last meeting.  Alderman Laura Boeckmann asked if the truck charges were from last year.  Darrell Taube, Street Supervisor explained the charges were to replace the ball joints for the small truck.  Ms. Hager explained there is an additional bill of $239.07 for gasoline not included in the listing.  Alderman Laura Boeckmann moved and Alderman Carlene Bax seconded to approve the bills.  Bills were approved.

Certificates of Deposit:  Ms. Hager stated there are two CDs maturing this month.  River Region is offering 5-month at .55% and 19-month at .90%.  Farmers Bank of Lohman is offering 6-month CD at .30% and 18-month at .45%.  Mayor Daryl Raithel explained Farmers Bank of Lohman does things for the community.  Alderman Carlene Bax moved and Alderman Laura Boeckmann seconded to move the maturing CDs, #1018498 (57) and #1018498(58) into a 5-month CD paying .55% at River Region Credit Union.  Motion was approved.

Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Carlene Bax seconded to move $25,000 from the NOW checking account into a 19-month CD paying .90% at River Region Credit Union.  Motion was approved.

Financial Report:  Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Laura Boeckmann seconded to approve the Financial Report.  Report was approved.

 PLANNING & ZONING REPORT:  Board Representative, Carlene Bax reported the question of allowing a “Tiny House” to be located west of Irwin Drive on approximately 3 acres of land was denied by P&Z.  She explained “Tiny Houses” are considered manufactured/modular homes and are transported to the site on wheels disqualifies it in a Single Family Residential District.  

The rezoning of two lots on Irwin Drive from commercial to residential duplex is scheduled for a public hearing on May 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM. After the public hearing, it will be referred to the Board of Aldermen.

 STREET REPORT:  Street Supervisor Darrell Taube reported completing the street inspections for asphalt streets;  Churchview Drive, Business 50 (west of the bicycle lane) and St. Martins Boulevard need attention as soon as possible.  Churchview Drive needs a whole new roadbed
and should be completely redone.  In my opinion St. Martins Boulevard is a good candidate for chip and seal.  The City will receive $100,000 from Cole County that can be used on streets. 

Alderman Laura Boeckmann asked Mr. Taube his feelings about the storm sewer on Christopher.  Flowable fill covered many of the holes in the pipe and the pipe can handle substantial rain, in my opinion responded Darrell Taube.

 City Administrator Doug Reece reported Paul Samson estimated the probable cost to improve Traci Drive at $285,000.  The City’s part would be $35,000.  The grant is ready to go and is due July 1, 2022.  The Recreational Trails Grant Committee met last Saturday.  We should find out something this summer.

 PARK REPORT:  Lindel Bolten, Park Supervisor reported all is going smoothly at the park.  We are in the process of replacing bathroom doors at approximately $1300.  Tom Distler is to give us a bid.  We are also working on locks for the doors.

Doug Reece stated Co-Mo Connect surveyed the park and estimated the cost of surveillance equipment will be between $1200-$1500 and they will install the equipment and maintain it.  The internet service will be free.  Co-Mo service should be in by the end of summer.

 CAMPO AND CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT:  Doug Reece reported Jefferson City will purchase two hybrid busses at a cost of 1.4 million between 2022 and  2026.

The VFW Flag Plaza is back on tract.  Pavers are to be sold and they plan to have it completed before winter.

The ARPA report on funding has been filed for this year and the next one is not due until next April.

 ACCEPT ELECTION RESULTS:  Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Laura Boeckmann seconded to accept the results from the April 5, 2022 election from the Cole County Clerk’s Office.  Results were approved.

Doug Reece presented Certificates of Appreciation to outgoing Aldermen Carlene Bax and Darrell Walker and thanked them for serving the community.

 SWEAR IN NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS:  The City Clerk administered the Oath of Office to newly elected officials, Robert “Bob” Hackman as North Ward Alderman and John Pecher as South Ward Alderman.

 APPOINT MAYOR PRO-TEM AND PLANNING & ZONING REPRESENTATIVE:  Alderman Laura Boeckmann moved and Alderman John Pecher seconded to appoint Alderman Scott Amos as Mayor Pro-tem.  Mr. Amos was appointed.

Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Laura Boeckmann seconded to appoint Alderman John Pecher as the Board Representative to P&Z.  Mr. Pecher was appointed.

 

 




APPOINT CARLENE BAX TO P&Z:  Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Laura Boeckmann seconded to appoint Carlene Bax to the Planning & Zoning Commission.  Ms. Bax was appointed.

 LIQUOR LICENSE FOR 3RD BASE BAR & GRILL:  After a short discussion, Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Bob Hackman seconded to approve the liquor license for the 3rd Base Bar & Grill.  Motion was approved unanimously.

 With no further business, Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Laura Boeckmann seconded to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

                                                                                                _____________________________

                                                                                                Daryl W. Raithel, Mayor         Date

 

 

 

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Virginia Bayne, City Clerk           Date

 


                                              


 

 

 


 

 

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