City of La Plata

04/11/17

Regular Meeting

115 E. Moore

La Plata, Mo 63549

 

Present:  Mayor Bragg, Alderman Jones, Alderman Robinson, Alderwoman Walker, Alderman Perry, City Clerk Jacques and Deputy Clerk Hodges

 

Also Present:  Phillip Crockett, Glen & Sherry Pippin, Gary Matteson, Tom Burton, Cindy Hultz, George Hansen, Rita and Ron Bogeart, Jason Bunch and Sally Moore

 

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 Alderwoman Walker to approve the consent agenda.  The motion carried ayes – Jones, Walker, Robinson, Perry

 

Certification of Election Results

 

City Clerk Jacques read the certified election results:

 

Alderman Ward 1

Ron Robinson  109

 

Alderman Ward 2

Dennis Jones     95

 

City Clerk Jacques swore in the newly elected officials and they took their seat at the Board of Aldermen’s table.

 

Visitors Comments

 

Glen and Sherry Pippin requested a driveway variance for their property located at 420 West Bates to allow them to erect a car port. 

 

Glenn and Sherry Pippin left the meeting at 6:05 p.m.

 

Alderman Jones made a motion and seconded by Alderman Robinson to approve the driveway variance at 420 West Bates.  The motion carried ayes- Walker, Jones, Robinson, Perry

 

Cindy Hultz with Mark Twain Regional Council of Government gave an updated report on the environmental report regarding the wastewater project.

 

Phillip Crocket inquired about the property at 425 W Phipps.  Mayor Bragg informed him that the City had sent letters to the owners requesting  repair to the property.

 

Jason Bunch left the meeting at 6:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Tom Burton requested the city place some rock in front of his mailbox on Williams Street. 

 

Tom Burton left the meeting at 6:40 p.m.

 

Sally Moore with the La Plata Promotional Committee requested the Board of Aldermen approve the carnival for the Soybean Festival.

 

Alderman Jones made a motion and seconded by Alderman Perry to approve the La Plata Promotional Committee having a carnival at the Soybean Festival.  The motion carried ayes – Jones, Walker,, Robinson, Perry

 

Mayor and Board of Committee Reports

 

Mayor Bragg reviewed her monthly report with the Board of Aldermen.

Mayor Bragg requested the Board of Aldermen approve appointing D.J. Couch to the Park and Recreation Board.

 

Alderman Jones made a motion and seconded by Alderman Robinson to appoint D.J. Couch to the Park and Recreation Board.  The motion carried ayes- Walker, Perry, Jones, Robinson

 

Department Reports

 

Golf Course

 

George Hansen reviewed suggestions that had been submitted to Alderwoman Walker by Charles Allen for the golf course.

 

George Hansen, Rita and Ron Bogeart and Phillip Crocket left the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

 

Street Department

 

Mayor Bragg submitted Street Supervisor Kiley Harpsters plans for street repair this summer.

 

City Clerk

Clerk Jacques reviewed her monthly report with the Board of Aldermen.

Old Business

Sidewalk Ordinance – Approval

Mayor Bragg submitted an amended sidewalk ordinance to be submitted at the May 9th Board Meeting for approval by the Board of Aldermen.

Alderman Robinson made a motion and seconded by Alderwoman Walker to approve the submission of the sidewalk ordinance for approval at the May 9th  by the Board of Aldermen.  The motion carried ayes- Walker, Perry, Jones, Robinson

New Business

2015 International Building Code

Alderman Robinson made a motion and seconded by Alderwoman Walker to accept the 2015 International Building Code as the City of La Plata’s Building Code.  The motion carried ayes- Walker, Perry, Jones, Robinson

Ordinance

Bill No. 2017-06 an Ordinance Establishing the Rate of Pay for Specific Employees – Martin Kelley

1st Reading by Title Only.  Alderman Perry made a motion and seconded by Alderwoman Walker to approve Bill No. 2017-06.  The vote as follows:

Alderman Perry – aye                                                                 Alderman Jones – aye

Alderwoman Walker – aye                                                                      Alderman Robinson – aye

 

The motion carried.

2nd Reading by Title Only.  Alderman Jones made a motion and seconded by Alderwoman Walker to approve Bill No. 2017-06.  The vote as follows:

Alderman Jones – aye                                                                 Alderwoman Walker – aye

Alderman Robinson – aye                                                                       Alderman Perry – aye

 

The motion carried.

 

Adjournment:

With no further business Mayor Bragg adjourned the meeting at 7:00 p.m.  The next regular scheduled meeting is May 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.