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Friday, April 16, 2021

Drexel Board of Aldermen meeting minutes


Unofficial Minutes from the April 12, 2021 meeting;
The Board of Aldermen of the City of Drexel, Missouri met in Regular Session on the above date, Mayor Mayfield called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm at the Drexel City Hall.
City Staff present were: Chief Forrest Routen, Dan Scherer – Alliance, Meghan Rhines – Assistant Clerk, and Patty Dreher-City Clerk

Citizens present were; Kevin Gunnels – Golf Association, Charlene Musick, Brian Faulkner, Nick McKelvey, Theresa Hawkins, Jim Kinney, Cory Medus, Jessica Medus, Scott Murray, Kate Stewart, Joshua McMahan, Harley Reece, and Jennifer McKenzie.
Roll call was taken Mayor Mayfield – present, Mayor Pro Tem Crawford – present, Alderman Eastwood – present, Alderman Deal – present, and Alderman Harris – present.

Mayor Pro Tem Crawford made a motion to approve the Agenda with adding Assistant Clerk under Mayor appointments, changing Resolution 280 to 279, and property’s 110 N 4th and 331 E. Main under Discussion; it was 2nd by Alderman Eastwood, with no more discussion the motion passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board
Alderman Deal made a motion to approve the minutes; it was 2nd by Alderman Harris, with no more discussion the motion passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.

Special Reports were discussed: (Can be seen at City Hall),
City Clerk:
Police Department:
Public Works Report: Dan Scherer mentioned to the Board that the coin machine at the water tower wasn’t working, they had talked to the manufacture and said they could purchase a new one and send in ours to be fixed, for a backup, for about $400.00. Also, the batwing mower needed new tires and rims so they would be needing to order them. He also asked the Board if they would think about purchasing a dump truck or dump trailer.

Payroll:
Warrants: Alderman Crawford made a motion to approve all warrants; it was 2nd by Mayor Pro Tem Deal, with no more discussion the motion passed with a 3-0 vote of the Board.
Old Business:
First reading of Ordinance #714 Nuisance was read by Mayor Pro Tem Crawford. A motion to accept the first reading was made by Alderman Eastwood; it was 2nd by Alderman Deal, with no more discussion it passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.
Second reading of Ordinance #714 Nuisance was read by Alderman Deal. A motion to accept the second reading was made by Mayor Pro Tem Crawford; it was 2nd by Alderman Eastwood, with no more discussion it passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.
A motion to approve Ordinance #714 Nuisance was made by Alderman Eastwood; it was 2nd by Alderman Harris, with no more discussion a roll call vote was taken – Alderman Harris – yes, Alderman Deal, Alderman Eastwood – yes, Mayor Pro Tem Crawford – yes, the motion passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.
First reading of Ordinance #715 Nuisance was read by Alderman Harris. A motion to accept the first reading was made by Alderman Eastwood; it was 2nd by Mayor Pro Tem Crawford, with no more discussion it passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.

Second reading of Ordinance #715 Nuisance was read by Alderman Eastwood. A motion to accept the second reading was made by Alderman Deal; it was 2nd by Alderman Harris, with no more discussion it passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.

A motion to approve Ordinance #715 Nuisance was made by Mayor Pro Tem Crawford; it was 2nd by Alderman Deal, with no more discussion a roll call vote was taken – Alderman Harris – yes, Alderman Deal – yes, Alderman Eastwood – yes, Mayor Pro Tem Crawford – yes, the motion passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.
First reading of Ordinance #716 Zoning was read by Mayor Pro Tem Crawford. A motion to accept the first reading was made by Alderman Eastwood; it was 2nd by Alderman Harris, with no more discussion it passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.

Second reading of Ordinance #716 Zoning was read by Alderman Eastwood. A motion to accept the second reading was made by Mayor Pro Tem Crawford; it was 2nd by Alderman Harris, with no more discussion a roll call vote was taken: Alderman Harris – yes, Alderman Deal – no, Alderman Eastwood – yes, Mayor Pro Tem Crawford – yes, the motion passed with a 3-1 vote of the Board.
A motion to approve Ordinance #716 Zoning was made by Alderman Eastwood; it was 2nd by Mayor Pro Tem, with no more discussion a roll call vote was taken – Alderman Harris – yes, Alderman Deal – no, Alderman Eastwood – yes, Mayor Pro Tem Crawford – yes, the motion passed with a 3-1 vote of the Board.

Patty Dreher said she had received the quote for workman’s comp for the pool she was hoping the City could help with paying this for the Drexel Pool. A motion was made by Alderman Deal to pay the Drexel Pools workman’s comp and to take it out of the Special Parks fund; it was 2nd by Alderman Harris, with no more discussion a roll call vote was taken: Alderman Harris – yes, Alderman Deal – yes, Alderman Eastwood – yes, Mayor Pro Tem Crawford – no, the motion passed with a 3-1 vote of the Board.

Oath of Office:
At this time City Clerk Patty Dreher read the official results from the April 6, 2021 election
Bates County Results: For Alderman at Large (2-year term)
Sidney Spry – 2 votes
Timothy Eastwood – 11 votes
Brian Faulkner – 10 votes
For Mayor – (2-year term)
Nick McKelvey -13 votes
Cass County Results: For Alderman at Large (2-year term)
Sidney Spry – 17 votes
Timothy Eastwood – 59 votes
Brian Faulkner – 46 votes
Write in – 1 vote
For Mayor – (2-year term)
Nick McKelvey – 67 votes
Patty Dreher then swore in the 2 newly elected Aldermen at Large – Timothy Eastwood and Brian Faulkner and new Mayor Nick McKelvey.
At this time City Clerk present a plaque to Terry Mayfield for his 13 years of service (10 years as Mayor and 3 years as Alderman) to the City of Drexel.
Next Mayor McKelvey made his appointments: Brian Faulkner as Mayor Pro Tem, Meghan Rhines as Assistant Clerk, and Patty Dreher as City Clerk.

Presentations:
Kevin Gunnels from the Drexel Golf Association was present to give the Board an update on the Golf Course. He informed the Board that they were wanting to put some french drains and redo their greens for drainage, wanted to put electricity into their building, purchase an air compressor. The Board said that they would have to discussed it further and get back with them.
Building Permits:
Mayor Pro Tem Faulkner made the motion to approve the building permit for Terry Mayfield – deck; it was 2nd by Alderman Harris, with no more discussion the motion passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.

Alderman Eastwood made the motion to approve the building permit for Mitch Thomas – deck & close in carport, it was 2nd by Mayor Pro Tem Faulkner, with no more discussion the motion passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.

New Business:
Mayor Pro Tem Faulkner made a motion to approve the Business License for Essay Tree Care, LLC; it was 2nd by Alderman Eastwood, with no more discussion the motion passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.

Alderman Eastwood made a motion to approve the Business License for Drexel Body Shop; it was 2nd by Alderman Harris, with no more discussion the motion passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.
First reading of Resolution #279 Two Signatures (for Banks) was read (title only) by Mayor Pro Tem Faulkner. A motion to accept the reading was made by Mayor Pro Tem Crawford; it was 2nd by Alderman Eastwood, with no more discussion it passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.

A motion to approve Resolution #279 Two Signatures was made by Alderman Eastwood; it was 2nd by Alderman Harris, with no more discussion a roll call vote was taken – Alderman Harris – yes, Mayor Pro Tem Faulkner, Alderman Eastwood – yes, Alderman Crawford – yes, the motion passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.
Ballfield lights were discussed, a motion from Alderman Eastwood made a motion to have SJ Electric fix the lights but not to exceed $8000, with Option #3 (changing both lamp and ballast kit), not proceeding with any financial obligation until the Board understands the wiring is good, 2nd by Alderman Crawford; with no more discussion the motion passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.

Discussion:
-Discussed property at 333 E. Pine St, might check with other towns to see what they do in this situation. Then Mayor Pro Tem Faulkner made a motion to send a nuisance letter by certified letter; it was 2nd by Alderman Harris; with no more discussion the motion passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.

-Property at 110 4th and 331 E. Main St, prospective buyers would like to split the property for loan purposes. The Board asked them asked them to get I surveyed and show them how they are wanting to split it then they can make a decision.

-Chickens were brought up for discussion again, Mrs. Medus had brought some ordinances from other places. Alderman Eastwood said that they would look over them but that she needs to also to contact City Hall and get put on the Agenda so it could be discussed further.
-Mayor McKelvey said that he would like to form a committee to see if they could plan something for the 4th of July, several in the audience said they would like to be on that committee.

A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Faulkner to Adjourn; it was 2nd by Alderman Harris, with no more discussion it passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board. (8:40 pm).