The Wellington City Council met Monday, August 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. for a regular monthly business meeting. The meeting was held at the City hall, 101 East Fourth St.

Council members present were: Dave Russell, Randy Florence, Wm. Roy Barker and A. Kent Rogge. Also present were: Ruth Beamer, Steve Ryun, Mark Schroer, Mark Adkison, Brandon Leach, Wilson Jones, Dawn Jones, Michelle Beckemeyer and Brock Beckemeyer.

Mayor Richard Peterson opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. with the pledge of allegiance.

Additions to the agenda are:

* discuss fixing the gate at the east end of water St.

* Discuss and vote on purchasing a trailer for city use.

A motion was made by Randy Florence and seconded by Wm. Roy Barker to approve the agenda with the additions. Motion carried 4-0 in favor.

Wm. Roy Barker noted a correction necessary on the July 2 minutes. The correction is as follows: Three bids were received for the roof and siding repairs to the water maintenance building. Bids were received from Darrel Geary, K&K Services and Randy Garrison. A motion was made by Randy Florence and seconded by Dave Russell to accept the bid from Randy Garrison for $5900 to replace the metal roof and metal siding on the building. Vote: Randy Florence, aye, Dave Russell, aye, A. Kent Rogge, aye, Wm. Roy Barker, aye. Motion carried 4-0 in favor. Council members agreed to fund the project with ½ from the General fund and the other half from the water/sewer fund.

A motion was made by A. Kent Rogge and seconded by Wm. Roy Barker to accept the minutes of July 2 with this correction and accept the July 21 minutes as presented. Motion carried 4-0 in favor.

A Public Hearing for the purpose of hearing concerns regarding the proposed tax rate of $0.5243 for 2015 was held at 6:45 p.m. prior to the 7:00 p.m. business meeting. There were no comments or concerns regarding this proposed tax rate. A motion was made by A. Kent Rogge and seconded by Wm. Roy Barker to accept the proposed tax rate of $0.5243 as presented. Roll call vote: Randy Florence, aye, Dave Russell, aye A. Kent Rogge, aye and Wm. Roy Barker, aye. Motion carried 4-0 in favor.

Clerk, Mary Campbell, presented the financial report and current bills for review and vote to accept. A motion was made by A. Kent Rogge and seconded by Randy Florence to accept the report as presented. Roll call vote Randy Florence, aye, Dave Russell, aye, A. Kent Rogge, aye, and Wm. Roy Barker, aye. Motion carried 4-0 in favor.

Brock Beckemeyer, member of troop 713 Boy Scouts, presented a report on his eagle project. He and a team of scouts painted 52 fire hydrants within the city. Council members thanked Brock for completing this project.

One bid was presented for the purchase of the B&L building. The bid which was presented was from Neal Quackenbush offering $50,000.00 to purchase the B&L building. (formerly the B&L Bank) A motion was made by A. Kent Rogge and seconded by Wm. Roy Barker to accept the bid of $50,000.00 to purchase the B&L building as presented by Neal Quackenbush. Roll call vote: Dave Russell, aye, A. Kent Rogge, aye, Randy Florence, aye, and Wm. Roy Barker, aye. Motion carried 4-0 in favor.

Mayor Peterson expressed concern regarding Brandon Leach using his personal vehicle while serving as animal control officer for the City. The city’s insurance offers minimal coverage for Brandon’s vehicle while serving as animal control officer. A motion was made by Randy Florence and seconded by Wm. Roy Barker that Brandon use the City vehicle while preforming his duties as animal control officer for the City. Roll call vote: Randy Florence, aye, Dave Russell, aye, A. Kent Rogge, aye and Wm. Roy Barker, aye. Motion carried 4-0 in favor. Council also requested Brandon keep a log of his mileage and sign in and out each time he uses the vehicle.

Water/Sewer Department report:

* Wilson Jones reported he had submitted a letter to DNR regarding the plan in place to control the ammonia levels at the lagoon should the need arise.

* Jones report no problem at this time with ammonia levels or any other deficient test results.

* Mark Adkison reported the lagoon was boated this past week. Also, he reported the outboard motor used to boat the lagoon is not working properly.

Counci members gave Adkison permission to take the outboard motor to Charles Mallott to have it repaired.

* Adkison also discussed trimming trees along the streets. A motion was made by Randy Florence and seconded by Dave Russell to rent a pole saw for the purpose of trimming the trees within the City along streets and other City property. Vote: Wm. Roy Barker, aye, A. Kent Rogge, aye, Dave Russell, aye and Randy Florence, aye. Motion carried 4-0 in favor.

* A. Kent Rogge discussed completing the securing the farm gate at the east end of Water St. He will assist Mark Adkison with this project.

* Mayor Peterson presented a request to purchase a trailer for the City to haul the equipment with. The costs of the trailer is $500.00. A motion was made by A. Kent Rogge and seconded by Randy Florence to purchase the trailer as requested by Mayor Peterson for the price of $500.00. Roll call vote: Randy Florence, aye, Wm. Roy Barker, aye, Dave Russell, aye and A. Kent Rogge, aye. Motion passed 4-0 in favor.

Collector Report:

* Taxes collected by Lafayette County collector for July were $450.95.

* Mark Schroer reported flu shots will be given at City Hall October 2 from 10:00 until noon. This service is provided by the Lafayette County Health department.

* Schroer gave the monthly report of delinquent water accounts.

Street Department:

* Mayor Peterson asked that Mark Adkison repair the manhole cover/riser on Grace St. before the beginning of school.

* Vance Brothers completed chip and sealing various streets. Citizens have complimented how nice the streets are.

Police Department:

* Police chief, Steve Ryun, presented the July activity report for council review.

* Ryun informed council he plans to talk to the reserve officers to make a schedule for each one to patrol.

* Ryun and council discussed the possibility of installing a stop sign at the intersection of Elmer and the W/N school north parking lot where students exit the parking lot at the end of the school day. Ryun will meet with Jeff Ruskey about this idea.

* A motion was made by Randy Florence and seconded by Wm. Roy Barker to remove the stop sign on the southeast corner of Cherry and 4th. Street. Vote: Randy Florence, aye, A. Kent Rogge, aye, Wm. Roy Barker, aye, and Dave Russell, aye. Motion carried 4-0 in favor.

* Ryun requested permission from council to rent a post hole digger to install the reflective stop signs. Council granted permission for him to rent a post hole digger if he could not find someone to borrow one.

* Ryun reported the control panel on the police car is not working properly.

Cemetery:

* Mark Schroer informed council of a tombstone that will be set for an infant.

* Mark Dickey was not present to discuss his project for the cemetery.

With no further business a motion was made by A. Kent Rogge and seconded by Wm. Roy Barker to adjourn the business meeting. Vote: Randy Florence, aye, Dave Russell, aye, Wm. Roy Barker, aye, A. Kent Rogge, aye. Motion carried 4-0 in favor. Mayor Peterson adjourned the meeting at 9:00 P.M.

A motion was made by A. Kent Rogge and seconded by Wm. Roy Barker to enter into closed session as pursuant to RSMO 610.021 for the purpose of discussing a personnel issue. Roll call vote: Dave Russell, aye, Randy Florence, aye, Wm. Roy Barker, aye, A. Kent Rogge, aye. Motion carried 4-0 in favor.

Respectfully Submitted,

Mary A. Campbell, clerk

Richard Peterson, Mayor

 

City of Wellington, City Council Minutes 

Closed Session 

August 10, 2015 

A motion was made by Randy Florence and seconded by Wm. Roy Barker to re-convene in closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel issues following the business meeting on August 10, 2015.

No vote was taken during closed session.

A motion was made by Wm. Roy Barker and seconded by Randy Florence to adjourn the closed session. Roll call vote; Dave Russell, aye, A. Kent Rogge, aye, Wm. Roy Barker, aye and Randy Florence, aye. Motion carried 4-0 in favor. Mayor Peterson adjourned the meeting at 9:30 pm.

 

Mary A. Campbell, city clerk

Richard Peterson, Mayor