MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE OZARK CITY COUNCIL
FEBRUARY 10, 2020 AT 5: 30 P. M.
OZARK CITY COUNCIL MEETING ROOM
A regular meeting of the Ozark City Council was held on February 10, 2020 at 5: 30 p.m. at the Ozark City Council Meeting Room in City Hall. Present were Mayor Roxie Hall, Deputy Clerk Marla Ward, City Attorney Kevin Barham and Alderpersons Rex Anderson, Brandy Flannery, Susan Holman, Charlie Meeker, Randy Melton and Ariel Nicely. Invocation was by City Attorney Kevin Barham, and the pledge was lead by the children of Alderperson Brandy Flannery.Upon a roll call, a quorum was declared to exist for the meeting. Meeker moved for approval of the Minutes from the January meeting, seconded by Nicely, and upon a roll call vote all alderpersons voted aye and the minutes were approved.
Anderson moved to approved the financial report presented for January, seconded by Nicely, and on a roll call vote, all alderpersons voted aye and the financial report was approved.
Thereupon, Mayor Hall stated there were no committee or commission reports, and called upon department heads for their reports. Chief Nick Trotter presented a report of the Ozark Fire Department, including the number of calls, and progress on the new fire station. Jody Sampley gave a report of the Street and Parks departments, and Chief Devin Bramlett gave a report for the Ozark Police Department. A plaque was presented to Cecil Zolliecoffer for his 26 years of service to the City.
Thereupon, on a Motion of Melton to read Resolution No. 2020-6, and a second by Meeker, all alderpersons voted aye and the ordinance was read by City Attorney Barham. After a brief discussion, Anderson moved to adopt the Resolution, second by Melton, and on a roll call vote, all alderpersons voted aye, and the Resolution was passed.
On a Motion by Anderson and second by Nicely, the counsel considered the transfer of duties of Treasurer to employee Marla Ward. After a brief discussion, all alderpersons voted aye and the transfer of duties was approved by the council.
Then on for consideration of the council was the election of a City Clerk to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Clerk Sonya Eveld. Alderperson Melton moved to retire to executive session to discuss filling the position, seconded by Flannery. On a roll call vote, the following alderpersons voted aye: Anderson, Flannery, Meeker, Melton and Nicely. Alderperson Holman voted present. The council, except alderperson Holman, retired to executive session and discussed filling the vacancy. Upon a return from executive session, Alderperson Melton made a motion to elect Susan Stephens as City Clerk, until the December 31, 2020, and that the replacement be named at the General Election for 2020, to assume office January 1, 2020 for the remainder of Clerk Eveld’ s term. Meeker seconded. On a roll call vote the following persons voted aye: Anderson, Flannery, Meeker, Melton and Nicely. Alderperson Holman voted present, and Susan Stephens was selected to temporarily fill the post.
Mayor Roxie Hall then announced her decision to hire Lisa Sands as Administrative Assistant, and requested the council’ s approval, and on a roll call vote, all alderpersons voted aye, and the hiring was approved.
Thereafter, Ordinance 2020-4 was distributed to the council, and motion requested to add it to the agenda. Melton moved to add Ordinance No. 2020-4 to the agenda, seconded by Meeker and on a roll call vote, all alderpersons voted aye and the matter was added to the council’ s agenda. Then, Alderperson Holman made a motion to read the ordinance, seconded by Flannery. On a roll call vote all alderpersons voted aye and the ordinance was read by City Attorney Barham. Then Alderperson Holman moved to approve the Ordinance, second by Melton, and on a roll call vote, all alderpersons voted aye and the Ordinance was approved.
Mayor Hall then announced the Run for the Fallen would commence in Ozark on March 20 and would include a run by volunteers to the State Capitol. All citizens were urged to attend the start of the run and support the event.
There being no further business to come before the council, Alderperson Melton moved to adjourned and Nicely seconded, and all of the council voted aye on a voice vote and the meeting was adjourned.