MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE OZARK CITY COUNCIL
May 11, 2020
Ozark City Council Meeting Room
A Regular Meeting of the Ozark City Council was held on May 11, 2020 at 5:30 p. m. at the Ozark City Council Meeting Room in City Hall. Present were Mayor Roxie Hall, City Attorney Kevin Barham, Deputy City Clerk/ Treasurer Marla Ward, City Clerk Susan Stevens, and Alderpersons, Rex Anderson, Brandy Flanary, Susan Holman, Charlie Meeker, Randy Melton, and Aerial Nicely. After Call to Order by Mayor Hall, Aerial Nicely gave the Invocation, followed by a Welcome and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mayor Hall.
Upon a roll call, a quorum was declared to exist for the meeting. Susan Holman moved for approval of the Minutes from the March meeting. There was no meeting of the City Council in April due to Covid- 19 restrictions. This motion was seconded by Brandy Flanary, and upon a roll call vote all alderpersons voted aye and the minutes were approved.
Marla Ward gave report that city truck was sold for$ 7143.00 on govdeals. com. All agreed that this was an excellent price to have received. Susan Holman questioned whether the purchase of the Christmas lights was completed, and was answered yes by Mayor Hall. Charles Meeker asked about getting a financial report from the Water Department. We have not had one since Cecil Zolliecoffer retired. This matter is being looked into. Rex Anderson moved to approve the financial report and was seconded by Susan Holman. On a roll call vote, all alderpersons voted aye and the financial report was approved.
Under Old Business the lighting project was discussed. The lights are to start at 29th Street and extend around Hillbilly Loop to lath Street. Mayor Hall asked if we want OG& E to proceed with the installation with a cost of$ 3300.00 to the city. Motion was made to proceed by Randy Melton and seconded by Rex Anderson. Upon a roll call vote, all alderpersons voted aye and the project was approved.
Next, David Mahon spoke for the Planning Commission. A Variance has been requested at 501 River Street. The owner wants to move a shed closer to fence to provide access to his back yard. Brandy Flanary questioned as to whether his neighbor had been consulted. David answered that the neighbor did not mind and had agreed via a written note to the Commission.
Susan Holman questioned that approval of this variance might open up the city for all citizens to want to use this for variance approval. All agreed that all variances should continue to be handled on a case by case basis. Motion made to approve by Brandy Flanary and seconded by
Randy Melton. Upon a roll call vote, all alderpersons voted aye and the Variance was approved.