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City of La Plata
01/09/18
Regular Meeting
115 E. Moore
La Plata, Mo 63549

Present:  Mayor Lois Bragg, Alderman Jones, Alderman Robinson, Alderwoman Walker, Alderman Perry and City Clerk Bobbie Jacques

Also Present:  Gary Matteson, Jason Bunch, Philip Wilson, Samantha Diffenderfer,

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

Visitors Comments:

No Comment

Mayor and Board Committee Reports:

Mayor Bragg reviewed her monthly report.

Department Reports:

Electric Department  - no discussion
Golf Course Department - no discussion
Street Department – no discussion
Water Department – no discussion
Police Department  
Police Chief Bunch requested the Board of Aldermen approve the purchase of tires from Old Highway 63 Garage for the 2014 explorer, in the amount of $540.95 which included alignment.
Alderman Robinson made a motion and seconded by Alderman Perry to purchase tires from Old Highway 63 Garage for the 2014 explorer in the amount of $540.95 with alignment.  The motion carried ayes – Walker, Perry, Robinson, Jones

City Clerk

Revised Budget
Bobbie submitted a revised budget for approval to cover the increase of liability insurance and the purchase of new utility trucks.
Alderman Robinson made a motion and seconded by Alderman Perry to approve the revised budget.   The motion carried ayes – Perry, Jones, Walker, Robinson
Old Business:
Property Clean Up
Alderman Robinson brought to the attention of the Board the property at 119 S. Gex, owned by Dr. Furman has structural damage and may be a danger to pedestrians.

New Business:

Sewer Reline Project – General Contractor
Approve Bid
Philip Wilson with Shafer, Kline and Warren Engineering stated SKW  has reviewed the bids and recommends the project be awarded to Willis Bros., Inc. in the amount of $2,112,169.50.  This amount includes the total base bid plus Additive Alternate No. 1 and Additive Alternate No. 2.  The award should be made contingent upon the City receiving concurrence of award from USDA Rural Development and Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments.
Alderman Jones made a motion and seconded by Alderwoman Walker to award the project to Willis Bros., Inc. in the amount of $2,112,169.50 contingent upon the City receiving concurrence of award from USDA Rural Development and Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments.  The motion carried ayes- Jones, Perry, Walker, Robinson
Philip Wilson and Samantha Diffenderfer left the meeting at 6:15 p.m.
Utility Truck Bed Liners
Mayor Bragg requested the Board of Aldermen approve bed liners for the new utility trucks in the amount of $ 569.00 per truck for a total of $1,138.00.
Aldermen Perry requested the Board add floor mats and seat covers, stating this would help maintain the value of the trucks.
Alderman Perry made a motion and seconded by Alderman Robinson to approve the bed liners in the amount of $569.00 per truck adding floor mats and seat covers for each new utility truck.  The motion carried ayes – Walker, Perry, Jones, Robinson



Adjournment:

With no further business Mayor Bragg adjourned the meeting at 6:30 p.m.  The next regular scheduled meeting will be February 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.



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                                                                                                                        Lois Bragg, Mayor



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        Bobbie Jacques, City Clerk