The Wellington City Council met Monday, September 14, 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 (entered at 8:00 pm), Wm. Roy Barker and A. Kent Rogge. Also present were: Ruth Beamer, Steve Ryun, Mark Schroer, Mark Adkison, Wilson Jones, Dawn Jones, Joe Thornburg and Monica Thornburg.

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

One addition to the agenda: Add read two times Bill 2015-06, An ordinance authorizing Mayor Peterson to handle the sale of the B&L Building. A motion was made by A. Kent Rogge and seconded by Wm. Roy Barker to approve the agenda with the additions. Motion carried 3-0 in favor.

A motion was made by A. Kent Rogge and seconded by Wm. Roy Barker to accept the minutes of August 10 and August 13 (special meeting-closed session); no vote taken) as presented. Motion carried 3-0 vote 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 Wm. Roy Barker to accept the report as presented. Roll call vote Dave Russell, aye, A. Kent Rogge, aye, and Wm. Roy Barker, aye. Motion carried 3-0 in favor.

Monica Thornburg presented her Girl Scout gold award project which would be to record all information about the city cemetery on computer. This project includes a map of the cemetery which would be on display at the cemetery, pamphlets would be available of the map as well and the information would also be available on the City web site.

Wm. Roy Barker made a motion to allow Monica use of City records for this project and to support her efforts while completing this project. Motion was seconded by Dave Russell. Vote: Dave Russell, aye, A. Kent Rogge, aye and Wm. Roy Barker, aye. Motion passed 3-0 in favor.

Council discussed purchasing a lap top computer for the City. A motion was made by Wm. Roy Barker and seconded by A. Kent Rogge to give clerk, Mary Campbell, permission to purchase a lap top computer for the City use. Roll call vote; Wm. Roy Barker, aye, A. Kent Rogge, aye, and Dave Russell, aye. Motion passed 3-0 in favor. Randy Florence was absent at the time this vote was taken. Clerk Campbell indicated she would watch for sales on lap top computers and discuss with council members before making a purchase.

Mayor Peterson requested council consideration to pay clerk, Mary Campbell, a phone and mileage allowance. A motion as made by Wm. Roy Barker and seconded by A. Kent Rogge to pay Mary a phone allowance of $20.00 monthly. Roll call vote; Wm. Roy Barker, aye, A. Kent Rogge, aye, and Dave Russell, aye. Motion passed 3-0 in favor.

First reading of Bill 2015-06; An ordinance allowing mayor, Richard Peterson, permission to handle the selling of the B&L Building. A motion was made by Wm. Roy Barker and seconded by Dave Russell to accept the first reading of Bill 2015-06 as presented. Roll call vote; Dave Russell, aye, Wm. Roy Barker, aye, and A. Kent Rogge, aye. Randy Florence was absent at the time this vote was taken. Motion passed 3-0 in favor.

Second reading of Bill 2015. A motion was made by Wm. Roy Barker and seconded by Dave Russell to accept the second reading of Bill 2015-06 as presented. Roll call vote; Dave Russell, aye, Wm. Roy Barker, aye, A. Kent Rogge, aye. Motion passed 3-0 in favor. Randy Florence was absent when this vote was taken. Mayor Peterson signed the bill effective September 14, 2015.

First reading of Bill 2015-05; An ordinance establishing ballot language and submitting to the voters of the City on the April 2016 ballot a question to forgo annual elections when the number of candidates who have filed for a particular office is equal to the number of positions in the office to be filled by the election. A motion was made by Wm. Roy Barker and seconded by A. Kent Rogge to accept the first reading of Bill 2015-05 as read. Roll call vote; Dave Russell, aye, Randy Florence, aye, Wm. Roy Barker, aye, and A. Kent Rogge, aye. Motion passed 4-0 in favor.

Second reading of Bill 2015-05. A motion was made by Wm. Roy Barker and seconded by A. Kent Rogge to accept the second reading of Bill 2015-05 as presented. Roll call vote; Dave Russell, aye, Randy Florence, aye, A. Kent Rogge, aye and Wm. Roy Barker, aye. Motion passed 4-0 in favor. Mayor Peterson signed the Bill effective September 14, 2015.

Water/Sewer Department report:

  • Wilson Jones reported drinking water and waste water test samples were within acceptable range for August.
  • Jones requested permission to use available DNR vouchers to attend a drinking water seminar at Columbia, Mo. In November. Permission granted.
  • Mark Schroer reported that after Mr. Mallott check the boat motor out it was suggested taking it to an Evenrude repair shop. Council agreed to do this in the spring since Mark would probably not be using the motor in the winter months.
  • Council review the water comparison report and saw no significant problems.
  • Council members agreed to change Mark Adkison’s hours to 7:00 am until 3:30 pm. With a 3o minute lunch break.
  • Council reviewed and updated the water maintenance employees September to do list.

Collector Report:

  • Taxes collected by Lafayette County collector for July were $360.42. Taxes collected for August were $130.17.
  • 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 presented the monthly report of delinquent water accounts.

Street Department:

  • Mark Adkison and Mayor Peterson will get prices for sand to use this winter. Tabled until the October 12 meeting.

Police Department:

  • Police chief, Steve Ryun, presented the August activity report for council review.
  • Steve will continue working on the issue with property that needs to be mowed.
  • Steve reported him and Joe Thornburg plan to work on replacing stop signs on October 3rd & 4th.

Cemetery:

  • Mark Dickey was not present to discuss his project for the cemetery.
  • Joe Thornburg (cemetery board member) discussed purchasing software to use for recording the City records. A decision regarding purchasing the software was tabled until the October 12 meeting.

 

With no further business a motion was made by Randy Florence and seconded by A. Kent Rogge 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 9:30 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.

A motion was made by Randy Florence and seconded by Dave Russell to adjourn the closed session at 9:40 pm. And re-convene in open session. Roll call vote: Dave Russell, aye, Wm. Roy Barker, aye, A. Kent Rogge, aye, Randy Florence, aye.

There was no further business to discuss. A motion was made by Randy Florence and seconded by Wm. Roy Barker to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed 4-0 in favor.

Mayor Peterson declared the meeting adjourned at 9:45 pm.

 

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