OZARK CITY COUNCIL REGULAR SESSION
July 8, 2019
Mayor Hall opened the council meeting at 5:30 p.m. Present: Mayor Hall, Clerk Eveld, Attorney Kevin
Barham, Alderpersons Anderson, Flanary, Holman, Meeker, Melton and Nicely.
Meeting was called to order at 5:30 P.M.
Officer Dennis Reed gave the invocation, and Doyle Bowman led the Pledge.
Mayor Hall commended the firework show and thanked the fire department for their work on that.
A motion to approve the minutes and financials was made by Holman seconded by Melton. On a roll
vote, the following voted: Aye: Anderson, Flanary, Holman, Meeker, Melton and Nicely.
Budget Committee met but has nothing to report and will meet again on August 8 th at 5:30.
Personnel and Policy Committee Chairman Rex Anderson said they met on the 20th. He said they
discussed that Jason Russell needs a cell phone allowance. He said that at the next meeting they will
be discussing the travel policy.
Melton reported that the Water committee met, and the water treatment plant issues have resolved
themselves, but PV water needs a contract and may need a rate increase. The west end tank needs
cleaned and if done in house would cost around $30-40K.
The Street has several paving projects and was awarded $250K by the state and hillbilly drive will be
fixed before school starts. Gar Creek lane was supposed to be looked at, but Melton said they
needed more information. He also said many street signs in the city were in poor condition and in
need of attention.
Mayor Hall said the parks & committee needs to meet and Police and Fire needs to meet also.
Devin reported that he should be reimbursed by the DFA $23K and $1738 from the Department of
Justice for grant funds. He said he has been pricing BAC machines as the county Breathalyzer
machine is in disrepair and they cannot make charges of DWI stick without this machine. New they
cost around $8K and used $4K.
He said he has three vehicles at Ozark Ford for repair.
Street superintendent Jody Sampley reported that he had received $250 in state aid funds for paving
projects and would be working on Helberg between 12 th and 15 th streets, Alston, Gibson, Market,
River, and he would be using his budget for paving to work on Hillbilly drive and 36 th Pleasant drive
and Pine Tree Lane. He spoke with Chad Adams regarding HWY 64 through town and the rough
spots and they look at repaving every four years and we are due in 2023.
Nick said he has located one of the owners for the building at 2018 W Commercial. He said they met
with Mr. Kimbrough and he will work with the city in resolving the issue with this building. Nick also
said he has a demolition contractor coming to give a bid on the demolition just for reference. He reported that Jason completed his HVAC and Plumbing inspection and has certificates and should receive his 4% bump for those. He said the 2011 Chevy truck just was repaired at $1000 and is in poor condition. He is only getting $10/gal for some reason and has 80K miles on it.
Next the city attorney took a moment to speak to the audience. He said that at a council meeting is
not a time to dialogue with council. It is not appropriate to speak out at these meetings because this
is meant to be a business meeting of the council. There is a time at the end for public input, but
again is not a question/answer session. The time for dialogue is before the meeting with each
person’s representative for their district.
Melton reported that a few citizens had called him and worried the containers would be too big.
Mostly Seniors were concerned with this.
Susan said her area had input with pros and cons. Meeker spoke with council from Greenwood and
got positive feedback. Brandy heard negative comments and Aerial heard mostly positive. Melton
motioned for a vote from council in favor of poly carts, seconded by Nicely. Anderson, No; Flanary,
No; Holman, Yes; Meeker, No; Melton, No; Nicely, Yes. Motioned failed.
Next a motion to read Resolution 2019-15 was made by Holman seconded by Nicely. Attorney read
Resolution 2019-15. This Resolution is for an exclusive franchise for CARDS. In the previous contract
drawn up before Mr. Barham the wording was vague regarding Commercial and Industrial
businesses. This Resolution makes it clear. Anderson moves to approve Resolution 2019-15
seconded by Melton. On a roll vote, the following voted: Aye: Anderson, Flanary, Holman, Meeker,
Melton and Nicely.
Next Mayor Hall said she wants residents to put house numbers on their homes so emergency
personnel can find them as minutes can make a difference in an emergency. We have an ordinance
in place and residents will have 30 days to comply or ordinance 1991-15 will be enforced with
There is a vacancy on the Housing Authority and Mayor Hall read a letter from Paula Wiley regarding
the vacancy. They recommend Lisa Tolbert. A motion to approve Lisa Tolbert was made by
Anderson seconded by Flanary. On a roll vote, the following voted: Aye: Anderson, Flanary, Holman,
Meeker, Melton and Nicely.
Next was Ordinance 2019-14 Business Licenses.
A motion to read was made by Holman seconded by Meeker. On a roll vote, the following voted:
Aye: Anderson; Flanary, Holman, Meeker, Melton and Nicely.
Barham read Ordinance 2019-14. A motion to read by title only was made by Meeker seconded by
Nicely. On a roll vote, the following voted: Aye: Flanary, Holman, Meeker, Melton and Nicely. Nay:
Anderson asked for Discussion stating that he felt there was no emergency, and this should be read
three times and more details should be hashed out about businesses. He said he has no issue
passing this and ironing out the details as we go though.
Barham read by title Ordinance 2019-14.
A motion to pass was made by Anderson seconded by Flanary. On a roll vote, the following voted:
Aye: Anderson, Flanary, Holman, Meeker, Melton and Nicely.
Request to Transfer Riverfront development funds to a Main Street fund. Main Street board
president Chris Brockett addressed council and stated that he is asking the funds to be transferred to
a main street Ozark account. A motion to transfer the funds was made by Holman seconded by
Flanary. On a roll vote, the following voted: Aye: Anderson, Flanary, Holman, Meeker, Melton and
Next Clerk Eveld explained that the balance is only $276.53 in LOPFI and approximately $50,869.48
would be needed to finish out 2019 for LOPFI. A motion to transfer $50,869.48 was made by Holman
seconded by Anderson. On a roll vote, the following voted: Aye: Anderson, Flanary, Holman,
Meeker, Melton and Nicely.
Mayor Hall said she felt it would be best to have audio and video for all meetings and Mr. Whiteaker
said he checked on some systems and could set us up for around $1200. A motion to allocate $1200
for the sound system including microphones, speakers, camera, and other devices needed was made
by Flanary seconded by Meeker. On a roll vote, the following voted: Aye: Anderson, Flanary,
Holman, Meeker, Melton and Nicely.
Eveld then stated that the was asking for an additional signer on checks since she reconciles the bank
statements it would be better for segregation of duties if she didn’t sign the checks. A motion was
made by Anderson that mayor Hall will appoint a designated person to be the fourth person to sign
BankOzk signature cards, so he/she can sign checks seconded by Melton. On a roll vote, the following
voted: Aye: Anderson, Flanary, Holman, Meeker, Melton and Nicely.
Mayor Hall asked recent Attendees of the Municipal League conference to give a brief report of what
they had learned. Each one told of highlights from the meeting.
Hall said she is looking for a person to fill a vacancy on the Ordinance committee.
Employee of the Month:
Jon Little-Police, Brianna Phillips-Community center, Jacob Debe-Waters, Jody Sampley-Fire, & Daniel
Next Mayor Hall gave a 6-month update detailing what had been accomplished in the past six
months. She said she looks forward to the next six months.
Roy Day said that Gar Creek lane needs repair and Mayor Hall told him it is not in the city, but he
wishes council would decide if its in or out and help him out. Anderson said we have a 40/60 rule
about roads and should help him.
Elaine Rouser wants an ordinance to keep buildings from getting to the state of disrepair as the one
on the square is in.
Tyler McKinney wants council to try to save the façade of the building if it is demolished.
Christopher Brockett said he will lobby hard to keep council funding Main Street.
Sandy Key thanked Bill Brandt for tending to the Crepe Myrtles.
David Mahon wants the city website updated.
harles Stacy wants the council meetings televised.
A motion to adjourn was made by Holman seconded by nicely. Aye: Anderson, Flanary, Holman,
Meeker, Melton and Nicely.
Council adjourned at 8:02 p.m.
Passed and APPROVED this August 12th, 2019.
Mayor Roxie Hall
City Clerk Sonya Eveld