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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Kudos paid to Drexel schools

Un Official minutes from the May 10, 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, Shawn Middendorf & Dan Scherer – Alliance, Meghan Rhines – Assistant Clerk, and Patty Dreher-City Clerk 
 Citizens present were; Kevin Gunnels – Terry & Diana Mayfield, James Seuferling, Greg & Charlene Musick, Rose Fink, Danielle Winfield, Matt Dayringer, Mitch Thomas, Cory Clayton, Paul & Cindy Orton, Randy Shannon, Katie Stewart, & Gabriel Porubsky.

  Roll call was taken Mayor McKelvey – present, Mayor Pro Tem Faulkner – present, Alderman – Crawford, - presents, Alderman Eastwood – present, and Alderman Harris – present.

 Mayor Pro Tem Faulkner made a motion to approve the Agenda with adding Nick McKelvey – deck under building permits and Ballfield lights under Old Business; it was 2nd by Alderman Harris, with no more discussion the motion passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.

Presentation:
 Mrs. Cindy Orton was here to give a presentation in honor of the Drexel RIV School. She highlighted on some very good points on how well the Teachers, Administration, Staff, Students and Parents had worked so good together to keep the students and community safe. She complimented them on an excellent job of allowing our students continue learning in person, participating in sports activities, the in-person learning, allowed parents to keep their jobs for those who couldn’t work from home, and opening the School in a safe way as not to become a Covid hot spot. She also expressed that “the Drexel Community will always owe the Drexel School a tremendous debt by helping us successfully navigate and thrive during the pandemic.” She was asking the Board if they could so something like an email, plaque, banner, or a proclamation something to give them for public appreciation.

Agenda:
 Alderman Crawford made a motion to approve the minutes; it was 2nd by Mayor Pro Tem Faulkner, 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: Chief Routen informed the Board that another Reserve had resigned, when asked why he told them due to pay. He told the Board that Sgt. Metcalf and himself had been taking turns with the Reserves on work Saturdays. The Board asked about Nuisance Letters and he said that he had sent out 15 and would be more this week. The Board asked if he could ask property owners about cleaning up to look good before graduation this weekend. They also asked about his body cams, he said that they were not working properly so the Board if he could get a cost of comparable brands.
Public Works: The Board asked them about work orders not getting done in a timely matter, they said they would check into it. Mr. Scherer also mentioned that they were having problems with a meter that was needing to be replaced and to replace it properly it would take a setter, check valve and a brass valve. They had got pricing from Ferguson Water ($2,080.47) and Core & Main (3,006.29) and would like approval to move forward. Mayor Pro Tem Faulkner made a motion to take the lower of the two bids for the equipment needed to be able to complete the change out; it was 2nd by Alderman Eastwood, with no more discussion the motion passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.
Payroll:
Warrants: Mayor Pro Tem Faulkner made a motion to approve all warrants; it was 2nd by Alderman Harris, with no more discussion the motion passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.

Building Permits:
 Alderman Eastwood made the motion to approve the building permit for Greg & Charlene Musick - house; it was 2nd by Alderman Harris, with no more discussion the motion passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board. Mr. Musick also discussed the water issue at 5th & Frazier and asked if the City would help with putting in a culvert to diver the water
 Mayor Pro Tem Faulkner made a motion to approve Randy Shannon – helipad, with the contingency that they rezoning of the property goes through; it was 2nd by Alderman Harris, with no more discussion a Roll Call vote was taken: Alderman Harris – yes, Mayor Pro Tem Deal – yes, Alderman Crawford – abstained, Alderman Eastwood – yes. Motion passed with 3 – yes votes and one abstaining.
 Mayor McKelvey gave his appreciation to Mr. Shannon for his interest of putting in a Helipad, Mayor Pro Tem Faulkner agreed. Mr. Shannon said that he had been talking to David Still and there was talk of extending Aspen and Ponderosa to the East (in stages), to make lots available for new houses.
 Mayor Pro Tem Faulkner motioned to postpone Sam Singh’s permit for gas pumps until we could get more tax information; it was 2nd by Alderman Harris, with no more discussion the motion passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.
 Alderman Crawford made a motion to approve Nick McKelvey’s permit for a deck; it was 2nd by Alderman Eastwood, with no more discussion the motion passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.

Old Business:
 Golf Association was wondering about the update of the low water Bridge, they were needing to get up there and mow. The Board said that they would get some gravel hauled in for a temporary fix, until a permanent structure could be decided on. They also asked what the Board had decided on their donation amount? The Golf Association said that they were wanting to update their greens, so that they would drain better, they were thinking of putting in French drains, it wouldn’t cost for labor but just for the trenching cost The Board asked Mr. Thomas how much they would need he said $3,000 would be nice, but $2,000 would help. After much discussion, Alderman Crawford made a motion to give the Golf Association $3,000.00 that had been approved in the Budget; it was 2nd by Alderman Eastwood, with no more discussion the motion passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.
 Alderman Crawford made a motion to approve the bid of $1650 to update the electrical (amp) panels out at the Ballfields – with approving $1300 up front to order the panel; 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:
 Alderman Crawford read the reading of Resolution #280 Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Signature Authorization. Mayor Pro Tem Faulkner motioned to approve the reading of Resolution #280, it was 2nd by Alderman Eastwood, with no more discussion the motion passed with 4-0 vote of the Board.
 Mayor Pro Tem Faulkner made a motion to approve Resolution #280 Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Signature Authorization, it was 2nd by Alderman Crawford, with no more discussion roll call was taken: Alderman Harris – yes, Mayor Pro Tem Faulkner, Alderman Crawford – yes, Alderman Eastwood – yes, motion passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board.

 Patty Dreher, City Clerk said there had been a request for rezoning property North of Ponderosa Street by Mr. Randy Shannon. With that she explained the procedure; letters would be drawn up and sent to neighbors of around 200 feet from prospective rezoning area, notices would be hung up and put in the newspaper, then a public hearing would need to be set up to hear public opinions, before the property could be rezoned, (by Ordinance). At this time Mrs. Dreher asked if they could set a date for the public hearing. The Board decided that they could meet before the regular meeting on June 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm.

Discussion:
 Razors and Golf Carts were brought up for discussion. Chief Routen had checked with Cass County to see what their requirements are; at this time, they require a County permit, have to have an inspection, carry liability insurance, be a legal age driver and under 18 have to wear a helmet. The Board decided to redo our City Ordinance and requirements be same as County. The inspections would be done by our Police Department and the money collect for inspections & permit (sticker) would be split between the Police Department and Streets and the ordinance would include both Razors and Golf Carts
 Dock at the South Lake is in need of repair, the Board asked for bids to repair as is or replace.

 A motion was made by Alderman Harris to Adjourn; it was 2nd by Mayor Pro Tem Faulkner, with no more discussion it passed with a 4-0 vote of the Board. (8:38 pm).

Next meeting:
Public Hearing – June 14th 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Regular Meeting immediately after