April 10, 2018

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

Alderman Keith Kliethermes lead the pledge of allegiance and Mayor Eugene Strobel gave the invocation. 


            Eugene Strobel                                                           Keith Kliethermes
            Scott Amos                                                                 Daryl Raithel 


            Matt Kearns 


            Doug Reece, City Administrator                                Lindel Bolten, Park Supervisor
            Virginia Bayne, City Clerk 


            Jack Brade, Regional West Fire Chief 

REGIONAL WEST FIRE DEPARTMENT – JACK BRADE:  Jack Brade stated the fire department does not have ordinances.  The county residents do not want them. 

Regional West Fire District was founded in the late 1980’s and Mr. Brade has been with them since 1999.  Since he has been there several upgrades have been made; two tankers were purchased and two additional stations were built.  Equipment has been upgraded.  In fact the District has equipment that is unused due to requirements for ISO ratings.  The entire district has the same ISO rating which is 6, but insurance some companies have different requirements.

Regional West does not use water hydrants other than to fill tankers.  We have enough water to fight fires using the tankers.  The new piece of equipment is air packs with lights which enable the fire fighters to see in smoke filled places.  Regional West is the only one in the county to have this equipment.  Our biggest problem is getting volunteers.  Pay is not always the problem, it’s time required from the volunteers.

Mayor Strobel thanked Mr. Brade for coming to our meeting and for the information. 

APPROVE MINUTES OF THE MARCH 13, 2018 MEETING:  Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Daryl Raithel seconded to approve the minutes of the March 13, 2018 meeting.  Minutes were approved. 

TREASURER’S REPORT:  The board reviewed the bills to be paid and the bills paid since the last meeting.  Alderman Daryl Raithel moved and Alderman Scott Amos seconded to approve the bills.  Bills were approved.

Certificates of Deposit:  After a short review Alderman Daryl Raithel moved and Alderman Scott Amos seconded to invest $30,000 from the general funds checking account into an existing CD.  The remaining CD(s) will roll over into the 182 day special program.

Financial Report:  The Financial Report from Capital City Accounting and Tax Services was reviewed.  Comments were made regarding the franchise tax and park reservations.  Alderman Daryl Raithel moved and Alderman Scott Amos seconded to approve the Financial Report.  Motion was approved.

Alderman Daryl Raithel asked what Mayor Strobel envisioned for the money in the sewer fund?  Mayor Eugene Strobel stated the possibility of sewer on the south side of the intersection of Business 50 and Route T/D. 

STREET REPORT – Stop Light at the Intersection of Kaylor Bridge Road and Highway 50:

Richard Jones a resident on West St. Martins Boulevard requested the City contact MoDot about putting a stop light at the intersection.  Alderman Raithel opined an acceleration lane would be better as he did not think MoDot would put a stop light there.  City Administrator Doug Reece will contact MoDot about the request and Mr. Jones.

Update on Street Repairs:  Doug Reece, City Administrator reported sending out requests for bids to 6-8 contractors with bids to be in by April 30, 2018.  Bids are to be opened May 10, 2018. 

Mr. Reece reported Sam Hager, Street Supervisor purchased replacement stop signs and he has been cleaning out culverts.

Mr. Reece asked for the Board’s guidance in planning for the upgrade of Business 50.  He offered several costs for projects ranging from $840,449 for 8-foot shoulders, rumble strip, 4-foot bike lane and 4-foot walking lane on both sides from Evan Lee to Hillside to $2,432,000 for curb, gutter and sidewalk on one side from Evan Lee to Henwick.  Mr. Reece stated he was in favor of the $840,449 option as he felt it was doable.  He believes the City can get $250,000 from Cole County.  If the City also gets $350,000 from the TAP Grant he would be in favor of the $1,192,438 option for 8-foot shoulders on both sides from Evan Lee to the new section West of Carel Road.  The Board recommended the $840,449 option. 

PARK REPORT:  Park Supervisor Lindel Bolten reported he had turned off the water at Niekamp Park due to the forecast for cold weather and has now turned it back on again.  The pavilion is rented most weekends in June but there are openings in July.018

City Administrator Reece reported Tree Day is scheduled for April 26.  There will be 4-stations for the students to rotate through.

The City received a $500 Green Tree Grant from Three Rivers Electric with which 4-trees will be purchased. 

Mayor Eugene Strobel proposed a day in the park for kids to interact with law enforcement.  Monica Carr, the Mayor’s daughter, has volunteered to spearhead to project and meet with Sheriff John Wheeler.  Mrs. Carr will come up with a budget on costs.  Alderman Scott Amos stated his company can provide funds and help serve. 

PLANNING & ZONING REPORT:  No meeting was held. 

CAMPO REPORT:  No meeting was held 

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT:  City Administrator Doug Reece reported attending the Cole County Communities Meeting.  Several health organizations spoke on the importance of tests. Sheriff Wheeler will speak at the May meeting.

Mr. Reece reviewed the bills on the legislative agenda which include business licenses, tax code revamp and prevailing wage. 

ACCEPT RESULTS OF APRIL 3, 2018 ELECTION AND SWEAR IN BOARD MEMBERS:  The official results from the Cole County Clerk’s Office were not available.

ABANDONED VEHICLES:  Mayor Eugene Strobel reported receiving a phone call from a resident complaining about vehicles on Churchview Drive.  The vehicles belong to J.Hebenheimer and are not licensed and are not parked in the road but are on city right-of-way.  Mayor Strobel will speak with Mr. Hebenheimer personally as he (Mr. Hebenheimer) is on the Park Board. 

BILL NO. 158 to be ORDINANCE 2018-01 – An Ordinance Adopting Environmental Protection and Safety Codes:  Alderman Daryl Raithel introduced Bill No. 158 and read it by title only.  The City Clerk reported copies of the Ordinance were made available for public inspection prior to the meeting.  Alderman Keith Kliethermes moved and Alderman Scott Amos seconded to head the first reading of Bill No. 158.  First reading was given by Alderman Kliethermes.  Alderman Daryl Raithel moved and Alderman Keith Kliethermes seconded to head the second reading of Bill No. 158.  Second Reading was given by Alderman Scott Amos.  Mayor Eugene Strobel asked if there was any discussion of the bill.  Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Keith Kliethermes seconded to head the third reading of Bill No. 158.  Third reading was given by Alderman Daryl Raithel, by title only.  Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Keith Kliethermes seconded to approve Bill No. 158.  In a roll call vote Aldermen Keith Kliethermes, Scott Amos and Daryl Raithel voted “yes”.  There were no negative votes. 

With Bill No. 158 being duly passed and signed by the Mayor it becomes Ordinance No. 2018-01. 

Tree Day at Niekamp Park:  Mayor Eugene Strobel reported he would like the City to provide popsicles for the students attending Tree Day.  Doug Reece provided them the first year and he did the second year.  Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Daryl Raithel seconded to provide popsicles with the cost not to exceed $150 on Tree Day.  Motion was approved. 

Mayor Strobel opined the Board of Aldermen should have new chairs as the present ones had been around many years.  After some discussion Alderman Daryl Raithel moved and Alderman Scott Amos seconded to purchase new chairs not to exceed $1000.  Motion was approved. 

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

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