City of La Plata

03/14/2017

Regular Meeting

115 E. Moore

La Plata, Mo 63549

 

Present:    Mayor Bragg, Alderman Jones, Alderman Robinson, Alderwoman Walker, Alderman Perry

                 City Clerk Jacques

 

Also Present:  Gary Matteson, Ron and Rita Bogeart, Phillip Crockett, Philip Wilson and Police Chief Jason Bunch

 

Mayor Bragg declared a quorum and called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  The Pledge of Allegiance was said and Alderman Robinson gave the invocation.

 

Consent Agenda:

           

Alderman Jones made a motion and seconded by Alderman Perry to approve the consent agenda.  The motion carried ayes – Jones, Walker, Robinson, Perry

 

Visitors Comments:

 

Philip Wilson with Shafer Kline and Warren Engineer’s reviewed the status of the Sewer Reline project.  Plans and specs have been submitted to DNR and USDA for approval.

 

Philip Wilson left the meeting at 6:15 p.m.

 

Phillip Crockett discussed with the Board of Aldermen the condition of the property located at 425 W. Phipps. 

 

Ron Bogeart brought to the attention of the Board of Aldermen the condition of the property located at 425 W Phipps, and the problem with peace disturbance.

 

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen will take it under advisement.

 

Ron and Rita Bogeart left the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

 

Mayor and Board Committee Reports:

 

Mayor Bragg recommended shutting the internet at the electric and street department in order to lower monthly cost.

 

Alderman Perry made a motion and seconded by Alderwoman Walker to shut off the internet service at the electric and street departments.  The motion carried ayes- Walker, Perry, Jones, Robinson

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Department Reports:

 

Electric Department

 

Aldermen Perry suggested emergency lighting be placed at City Hall, Police Department, Water Department and the Electric Department.

 

Alderman Perry made a motion and seconded by Alderman Robinson to approve installation of emergency lighting at City Hall, Police Department, Water Department and the Electric Department. The motion carried ayes- Walker, Robinson, Perry, Jones

 

Police Department

 

Police Chief Bunch informed the Board of Aldermen the Police Department had been awarded $10,000.00 federal grant to purchase a police vehicle.  Chief Bunch submitted a request to purchase a 2014 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor from Government Fleet Sales in the amount of $11,900.00 to be used as a canine unit.

 

Alderman Robinson made a motion and seconded by Alderwoman Walker to approve the purchase of the 2014 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor in the amount of $11,900.00.  The motion carried ayes- Perry, Robinson, Walker, Jones

 

Police Chief requested the Board of Aldermen approve moving part-time Officer Martin Kelley to full-time status at $12.50 per hour.

 

Alderman Perry made a motion and seconded by Alderwoman Walker to make Officer Martin Kelley a full-time officer at $12.50 per hour with a 6 month probation period.  The motion carried ayes- Walker, Perry, Jones, Robinson

 

Old Business:

 

 

Sidewalk Ordinance

 

Discussion was held regarding the sidewalk ordinance. Mayor Bragg will submit a revised sidewalk ordinance to the Board at the April 11th, 2017 meeting.

 

New Business:

 

Mayor Bragg requested the Board of Aldermen approve increasing utility deposits as submitted in her report.

 

Alderman Robinson made a motion and seconded by Alderwoman Walker to increase the utility deposit as follows:

Residential Renter

Water deposit                $250.00

Electric deposit              $250.00

Sewer deposit                $100.00

Trash                            $  12.64

                                    $612.64

 

Residential Homeowner         

Water deposit                $200.00

Electric deposit              $200.00

Sewer deposit                $100.00

Trash                            $  12.64

                                    $512.64

Commercial

Water deposit                $250.00

Electric deposit              $300.00

Sewer deposit                $100.00

Trash                            $  20.65

                                       $670.65

 

The motion carried ayes – Perry, Walker, Robinson, Jones

 

 

 

Ordinances:

 

Bill No. 2017-05 An Ordinance to amend Section 720.040 of the Municipal Code of the City of La Plata, Missouri.  Sewer Rate increase.

 

1st Reading by Title Only, Alderman Perry made a motion and seconded by Alderwoman Walker to approve Bill No. 2017-05  The vote as follows:

 

Alderman Jones - aye                                          Alderman Perry – aye

Alderwoman Walker – aye                                  Alderman Robinson –aye

 

The motion carried.

 

2nd Reading by Title Only, Alderman Jones made a motion and seconded by Alderman Robinson to approve Bill No. 2017-05.  The vote as follows:

 

Alderman Jones – aye                                         Alderwoman Walker – aye

Alderman Robinson – aye                                   Alderman Perry – aye

 

The motion carried.

 

 

With no further business Mayor Bragg adjourned the meeting at 7:20 p.m. The next regular scheduled meeting is April 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                   

                                                                                    ____________________________

                                                                                                Lois Bragg, Mayor

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bobbie Jacques, City Clerk