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                               CITY OF ST. MARTINS

BOARD OF ALDERMEN
REGULAR MEETING

​CITY OF ST. MARTINS

PLACE:  City Office


Date:  May 14, 2019

TIME:     7:00 P.M.

 

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

Alderman Scott Amos led the pledge of allegiance and Mayor Eugene Strobel gave the invocation. 

MEMBERS PRESENT:

            Eugene Strobel                                                           Keith Kliethermes

            Scott Amos                                                                 Daryl Raithel 

MEMBER ABSENT:

            Darrell Walker 

CITY EMPLOYEES PRESENT:

            Sally Hager, Treasurer                                                Sam Hager, Street

            Lindel Bolten, Park Supervisor                                  Darrell Taube, Street

            Doug Reece, City Administrator                                Virginia Bayne City Clerk 

OTHERS PRESENT:

            Tina M. Traweek                                                        Nicolas Brown

            Jeff Cremer 

TINA TRAWEEK – Owner of “Bubs” in Apache Flats:  Ms. Traweek is planning to open “Bubs”, a liquor establishment, in the near future.  She asked the city to approve a liquor permit for “Bubs”.  Mayor Strobel stated the city had received complaints from HOB and Dudleys about late night events.  Ms. Traweek stated this will be a family place and will be open no later than 1:00 AM.  They may serve breakfast but most time they will not be open until 4:00 PM.  Alderman Scott Amos moved to approve the liquor license for “Bubs”, seconded by Alderman Keith Kliethermes.  Motion was approved.

REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES:  Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Daryl Raithel seconded to approve the minutes of the April 9, 2019 meeting.  Minutes were approved. 

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Sally Hager presented the bills to be paid and the bills paid since the last meeting.  Alderman Daryl Raithel moved and Alderman Daryl Raithel seconded to approve the bills.  Bills were approved.

Certificates of Deposit:  Alderman Daryl Raithel moved and Scott Amos seconded to move $30,000 from the NOW account to CD # 9963540 into the 182 day special program.  Motion was approved.  Alderman Daryl Raithel moved and Alderman Scott Amos seconded to roll over the maturing CDs into the 182 day special program.

Financial Report:  It was noted the purchase of the park land was moved Assets (land) in April.  Alderman Daryl Raithel moved and Alderman Scott Amos seconded to approve the Financial Report from Capital City Accounting and Tax Services.  Financial Report was approved. 

PARK REPORT:  Lindel Bolten, Park Supervisor reported he had been keeping busy mowing grass.  Sally Hager has been cutting grass in the newly acquired park property.

Doug Reece, City Administrator, reported on the Arbor Day festivities.  Jeff Cremer was asked to assist in selling the house at 110 Traci Drive. 

NIEKAMP PARK SUBDIVISION PLAT – Bill No. 161:  Alderman Daryl Raithel introduced Bill No. 161 and read it by title only.  The city clerk reported copies were made available for public inspection prior to the meeting.  Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Keith Kliethermes seconded to hear the first reading of Bill No. 161.  Motion approved.  First reading was given by Alderman Scott Amos.

Alderman Daryl Raithel moved and Alderman Keith Kliethermes seconded to hear the second reading of Bill No. 161.  Motion was approved.  Second reading of Bill No. 161 was given by Alderman Keith Kliethermes by title only.  Mayor Eugene Strobel asked if there was any discussion of the bill.  Hearing none, Alderman Keith Kliethermes moved and Alderman Daryl Raithel seconded to hear the third reading of Bill No. 161.  Motion was approved.  Alderman Daryl Raithel gave the third reading of Bill No. 161.

Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Keith Kliethermes seconded to approve Bill No. 161.  In a roll call vote Aldermen Keith Kliethermes, Scott Amos and Daryl Raithel voted “yes”.  Alderman Darrell Walker was absent.  With Bill No. 161 being duly passed and signed by the Mayor it becomes Ordinance No. 2019-02. 

PARK REPORT (cont.):  Mayor Eugene Strobel suggested having sealed bids on the house and garage at 110 Traci Drive.  Jeff Cremer asked why have closed or sealed bids.  He suggested advertising, having an open house, setting a cutoff date and accepting the highest bid.  Alderman Scott Amos stated we are trying to stay away from preferential treatment.  My team can keep offers confidential from the board commented Jeff Cremer.  Mayor Strobel asked about the possibility of an auction.  With an auction, 30 day notice would be required and then bids.  Auctions usually net a lower value on property.  Mr. Cremer stated he could act as a transaction agent to facilitate the process.  Advertising would take three to four weeks; then the open house.  By the end of June, we should be able to open bids.  City Administrator stated the city would prefer an owner occupied bid rather than if the house is going to be rented.  Mr. Cremer will put together a proposal with a flat fee plus actual costs. 

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT:  City Administrator Doug Reece reported receiving the Scope of Work from Engineering and Surveying Services for the Business 50 improvement project.  The cost of engineering is $75,000.  After Mr. Reece and Mr. Cremer reviewed it, it was sent to MoDot for final approval.  We anticipate putting it out for bid after the first of the year and deadline for completion before school starts in 2020. 

 STREET REPORT – Erosion on Scott Harris’s property at 324 Verdant Lane:  The erosion involves a sewer manhole.  Jefferson City looked at the problem and they can raise the manhole.  Where is the city’s road right-of-way inquired Alderman Daryl Raithel.  I think the erosion is all on city property responded Mayor Strobel.  We need to be consistent; if we do one, we need to do all of them.  Did we put rock in the ditch at Bob Jarman’s house on Clarose, asked Alderman Raithel?  Mayor Strobel suggested contacting Cole County to see if they have any suggestions.

 Sam Hager stated he had been mowing and was having trouble with the small tractor and the sickle-bar mower.  Every time I take it out something goes wrong stated Mr. Hager.  A new tractor with a mower is needed commented Mr. Hager.

 Darrell Taube who will begin his duties as Street Supervisor June 1, 2019, stated he would like the city to purchase a trailer to move equipment.  With the trailer, we could carry weed eaters and extra gas.  We also need safety cans for fuel.  Mayor Strobel commented as street supervisor Mr. Taube could spend $1000 without going to the board.  We would suggest finding out exactly what is needed, getting a cost, and then bringing it to the board.

 PLANNING & ZONING REPORT:  Planning & Zoning approved the plat for the Niekamp Park Subdivision.

 CAMPO REPORT:  CAMPO is scheduled to meet May 15, 2019.

 ACCEPT APRIL ELECTION RESULTS:  Alderman Daryl Raithel moved and Alderman Scott Amos seconded to accept the election results from the Cole County Clerk for the April 2, 2019 General Election.  Results were approved.

Swear in newly elected officials:  The City Clerk swore in those elected in the April 2, 2019 General Election:  Eugene Strobel, Mayor; Keith Kliethermes, Second Ward Alderman; and Scott Amos, North Ward Alderman.  Darrell Walker will be sworn in at a later date.

 LIQUOR PERMIT FOR ST. MARTIN CHURCH ANNUAL PICNIC JULY 14, 2019:  Alderman Keith Kliethermes moved and Alderman Daryl Raithel seconded to permit the sale of liquor at the July 14, 2019 annual St. Martin Church Picnic.  Permit was approved.

 VOTE TO HOLD A CLOSED SESSION:  Alderman Keith Kliethermes moved and Alderman Daryl Raithel seconded to go into a closed session immediately following the regular meeting per RSMo610-021, 022.  Closed session was approved in a roll call vote with Aldermen Keith Kliethermes, Scott Amos and Daryl Raithel voting “yes”.  Alderman Darrell Walker was absent.

 With no further business, Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Keith Kliethermes seconded to adjourn the regular meeting.  Meeting was adjourned.

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Eugene Strobel, Mayor                Date
 

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Virginia Bayne, City Clerk        Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  

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