OZARK CITY COUNCIL REGULAR SESSION
Dec 10, 2018 5:30 p.m.
Mayor McNutt opened the council meeting at 5:30 p.m. Present: Mayor McNutt, Clerk Eveld, Attorney Jeff Phillips, Alderpersons Warden, Hall, Anderson, Patterson, Meeker. Holman was absent
Anderson gave the invocation and Mayor McNutt led the pledge. Mayor McNutt welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order. Anderson motioned to approve the minutes and financial statements, with one exception on the minutes. He wanted to reflect that he thought next summer would bring a better price regarding the rebid on the new fire station, seconded by Hall. On a roll vote, the following voted: Aye: Hall, Anderson, Meeker, Warden, Hall &Patterson. No Nays.
No Committees or Commissions. A & P will meet at Rivertown BBQ at 3:00 p.m. on December 12th.
Cecil reported that he has passed out a hard copy of his annual audit. The audit for 2017. He said his audit was good, no findings. He asked the council to let him know if they hadquestions.
He said he is working on a couple of projects. PV wants Ozark to supply their water and he is working to get a tower on Manitou Mountain and a contract will be coming in a few weeks that he will bring to council. He also is working on the west tank to isolate it to clean it.
Devin reported that their shop with a cop program aims to help 100 children this year and they will be s hopping at Walmart on December 12th and 13th. He said he has an officer graduating from academy on the 14th of this month. Jody nor Nick were absent.
Charles Meeker-Chris Brockett addressed the council and said because Ozark has population less than 20,000 council members appointed are to fill the term they are appointed to. Meeker has been appointed to fulfill Harvey Waters term which ends December 31, 2018. Brockett said we could hold a special election for the next two years but ultimately the decision rests on the council to appoint. Roxie wants residents to have an opportunity to voice their choice or be put in as a candidate for the position if they wish and life in Ward three. January 1 council can declare a vacancy.
Next Jeff read Resolution 2018-20 regarding filling the vacancy for Harvey’s term ending Dec 31, 2018.Warden motioned to adopt seconded by Anderson. On a roll vote, the following voted: Aye: Hall, Anderson, Meeker, Warden, Hall & Patterson. No Nays
Next Jason with CARDS spoke. He said they completed the first week and the transition was good. He had a few kinks, but they are working those out. He said the transfer station was in bad shape and they are working on cleaning it up. He wants a new sign and a few changes. He said rates are 15 years old and needs updating. He wants to move gallons of paint up from $1 to $2.50. Bag Trash from $1 to $3, and TV disposal from $10 to $20. Patterson wants the rates in writing. Eveld will email those out tomorrow.
Ordinance 2018-16 Rezone for Scott Jessup at 3146, 3198 W Commercial Street from R1 to C2. Scott said the Planning Commission voted to approve and there was no opposition. Mayor McNutt reported that he talked to two on that commission and they approved.
Jeff read 2018-16. A motion to approve was made by Anderson seconded by Patterson. On a roll vote, the following voted: Aye: Hall, Anderson, Meeker, Warden, Hall & Patterson. No Nays
A motion to suspend rules and read by title only was made by warden seconded by Hall. On a roll vote, the following voted: Aye: Hall, Anderson, Meeker, Warden, Hall & Patterson. No Nays
Jeff read 2018-16 by title only.
Motion to adopt was made by Warden seconded by Patterson. On a roll vote, the following voted: Aye: Hall, Anderson, Meeker, Warden, Hall & Patterson. No Nays
Next on the agenda was Christmas Bonuses. Hall motioned to give all full-time employees, firemen, and police including reserve officers $119 so employee gets $100 after taxes, and part time employees get $50.00 including pool personnel. Patterson seconded the motion. On a roll vote, the following voted: Aye: Hall, Meeker, Warden, Hall & Patterson. Anderson abstained because he is a volunteer fireman. No Nays
Next Dwayne Patterson wanted to address storage containers he’s seen around town. He said our ordinance says you can use those. We either need to enforce our ordinance or change it. Rex said we need to look at that ordinance and made a change.
Clerk Eveld then said that the bank signature cards need to be changed January second to reflect the new incoming mayor Roxie Hall. This needed to be reflected in the minutes to authorize the addition. Mayor McNutt will go off the signature cards and Sonya Eveld and Cecil Zolliecoffer will remain on the signature cards.
Mayor McNutt noted that he got a letter from the Sherriff’s office stating that there will be an increase in Jail inmate fees next year. Eveld will send that to council members to have at the upcoming budget meeting.
Ms. Fort spoke during public input that she has experienced vandals in her neighborhood and asked for the city to work with citizens to enforce curfew laws.
Next the mayor announced that there will be a budget meeting December 17th at 5:00 p.m. at council chambers to work on the budget.
Motion to adjourn was made to Anderson seconded by Warden. On a roll vote, the following voted: Aye: Hall, Anderson, Meeker, Warden, Hall & Patterson. No Nays `Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
Passed and APPROVED this January 13, 2019.
City Clerk Sonya Eveld