Most Recent Approved Minutes From Board of Aldermen meeting.



                               CITY OF ST. MARTINS



DECEMBER 11, 2018


PLACE:  City Office

TIME:     7:00 PM


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

Alderman Daryl Raithel led the pledge of allegiance and City Administrator Doug Reece gave the invocation. 


            Eugene Strobel                                                           Daryl Raithel

            Keith Kliethermes                                                      Scott Amos

            Darrell Walker


            Sally Hager, Treasurer                                                Sam Hager, Street Supervisor

            Doug Reece, City Administrator                                Lindel Bolten, Park Supervisor

            Virginia Bayne, City Clerk 


            Keith Brickey, CMPS

PURCHASE OF AND CLOSING ON BOECKMAN PROPERTY:  Mayor Eugene Strobel asked Keith Brickey with CMPS what it would take to sell the house separate from the rest of the property.  Mr. Brickey stated the city would need to determine the boundaries and have a deed prepared.  St. Martins Planning & Zoning would require a subdivision plat for 1 or 2 lots.  There is also an issue with the driveway at the apartments.  A subdivision plat is required to be filed 20 days prior to a P&Z meeting.  Mayor Strobel inquired about making Traci Drive a city street.  The street now has a 40 foot right-of-way and P&Z requires a 50 to 60 foot right-of-way.  Mayor Strobel asked about restrictions on the property.  Existing restrictions and easements can be obtained from the title company.  It would be good to have your attorney involved stated Mr. Brickey.  At the intersection of Business 50, Traci Drive encroaches on the eastern property of Joe Merkle. 

STORM WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN:  The Storm Water Management Plan requires the city to have an investigator appointed to handle complaints and to periodically check outflow areas.  Street Supervisor, Sam Hager was appointed to this position. 

APPROVE MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 13 AND DECEMER 3, 23018 BOARD MEETINGS:  Alderman Keith Kliethermes moved and Alderman Darrell Walker seconded to approve the minutes of the two meetings.  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:  With the upcoming closing on the Boeckman property, the Board instructed Treasurer Sally Hager to move money from CD #12525361 for $220,468.72 into the NOW checking account.  Alderman Daryl Raithel moved and Alderman Scott Amos seconded to roll over CD #9963549 and 9963546 into the 182 day special program.  Motion was approved.

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

Amend Budget:  Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Darrell Walker seconded to increase the Budget for the Park (Park Additions) by $190,000.  Budget was amended.

Schedule Budget Work Session:  Alderman Daryl Raithel moved and Alderman Darrell Walker seconded to schedule the Budget Work Session for January 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM (before our regular meeting).  Motion was approved. 

PARK REPORT:  Park Supervisor Lindel Bolten reported a tree from Doug Stegemann’s property fell on the park fence.  After contacting Mr. Stegemann, he stated he would repair the fence.  Mr. Bolten stated he brush hogged the new property.  The land slopes gradually but we need someone to come in and advise the City as to any grade changes needed.

Doug Reece, City Administrator reported Kevin Myers resigned as Chairman of the Park Board and Jay Hebenheimer was appointed as Chairman.  Five members attended the December 10, 2018 meeting.  The purchase of a Kubota tractor owned by Lindel Bolten for $5,400 was recommended by the Park Board.  Alderman Keith Kliethermes moved and Alderman Darrell Walker seconded to purchase the Kubota tractor for $5,400.  Motion was approved.  The Park Board also recommended purchasing a Toro utility vehicle for $3040 from Mr. Bolten.  The purchase of the utility vehicle would be included in the 2019 budget. 

Flag Plaza:  Doug Reece reported the VFW has acquired the Casey property and plan to demolish the building and use it for parking.  Mr. Reece will purpose to the VFW to use the property for the flag plaza previously planned for Niekamp Park.  We could contribute $15,000 to the project and work jointly with the VFW.  Mayor Eugene Strobel stated he would like to keep some of the money to do a “friends of the park” tribute with engraved names on bricks.  It was suggested not to commit any amount of money to the flag plaza at the VFW. 

STREET REPORT:  Street Supervisor, Sam Hager reported he had been working in the shop. 

CAMPO REPORT:  Doug Reece, City Administrator reported on December 19, 2018 we will find out the results of the TAP grant. 

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT:  Mr. Reece reported the City Office Building has a new tenant. 

Sam Hager stated he wants a light in the parking since he has trouble finding his vehicle after meetings.  Mayor Eugene Strobel asked him to come up with a cost.  There may be a community lighting program through Ameren. 

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





                                                                                     Eugene Strobel, Mayor                    Date





Virginia Bayne, City Clerk                  Date