CITY OF ST. MARTINS
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
October 11, 2022
PLACE: City Office
TIME: 7:00 PM
Scott Amos led the Pledge of Allegiance and John Pecher gave the Invocation.
Daryl Raithel Laura Boeckmann
John Pecher Bob Hackman
CITY EMPLOYEES PRESENT:
Sally Hager, Treasurer Doug Reece, City Administrator
Lindel Bolten, Park Supervisor Darrell Taube, Street Supervisor
Virginia Bayne, City Clerk
REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 MEETING: Aldermen Bob Hackman and Scott Amos consulted and questioned the minutes for contributions of the City to the sewer on the Carel Road project. The minutes stated “Charles Steck stated it was his understanding the City would provide $75,000 with $35,000 to existing residents and $35,000 to the Stecks.” This is exactly what Mr. Steck stated commented the City Clerk. Alderman Hackman also did not agree with the statement “If Stacy’s decides not to participate, go with the $14,000.” He felt it should have stated “If any business decides not to participate, go with the $14,000.” Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Bob Hackman seconded to amend the minutes to read the City will contribute $75,000 with $37,500 going to the citizens and $37,500 to the Stecks. Motion was approved.
Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Bob Hackman seconded to approve the minutes of the September 20, 2022 minutes. Motion was approved.
HARRY OTTO, WESTERN DISTRICT COMMISSIONER: Mr. Otto stated the Commission tries to work with the small communities of Cole County. We need to find a better way to split the capital improvement sales tax. We should talk about it at the Commission.
Mayor Daryl Raithel stated the County needs to have a better way to rank the projects. St. Martins has 22% of roads and population and only get about 14% of the funds.
Mr. Otto was asked about the repair shop in Apache Flats that has many cars and at least 200 tires on their lot. Mr. Otto stated the Health Department and DNR can go after the tires for harboring mosquitoes and rodents.
Harry Otto stated the ARPA funds are still being distributed. The Board thanked Mr. Otto for coming to the meeting.
TREASURER’S REPORT: City Treasurer Sally Hager presented the bills to be paid and the bills paid since the last meeting. Alderman Bob Hackman questioned the Ameren bill and the two bills for $350 to Capital City Accounting and Tax Service in the same pay period. Sally Hager explained last month Capital City Accounting was not paid the normal monthly fee of $350. Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Laura Boeckmann seconded to approve the bills. Bills were approved.
Certificates of Deposit: Mayor Daryl Raithel asked when the bills for the different grant projects could be expected. We shouldn’t get any bills until December stated Doug Reece. Alderman Laura Boeckmann moved and Alderman Scott Amos seconded to roll over the two sewer CDs maturing October 17 into 21 month CDs at River Region Credit Union at 3.15% interest. It was decided to leave the NOW account as it is.
Financial Report: Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Laura Boeckmann seconded to approve the Financial Report. Motion was approved.
Audit Report: Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Bob Hackman seconded to approve the Audit Report presented at the September meeting. Audit Report was approved.
Amend the Sewer Budget for 2022: Alderman Laura Boeckmann moved and Alderman Bob Hackman seconded to amend the Sewer Budget (Income – Sewer Fees) for $300,000 and the (Expense – Operation & Maintenance) for $300,000. Motion was approved. This action was taken in accordance with audit suggestions.
PLANNING & ZONING REPORT: Alderman John Pecher gave the P&Z Report and stated Steck Enterprises proposed rezoning property along Business 50 West between Carel Road and Henwick Lane from RS (single family residential) to RD (two-family residential). Many of the residents on Carel Road and O’Rourke were against duplexes next to their single family homes. Mr. Steck counter proposed to have 3-4 duplexes along Business 50 West and the remaining lots as single family with a street coming off of Carel Road. The Planning & Zoning Commission rejected Steck Enterprises rezoning proposal and recommended the Board of Aldermen do the same. Alderman Bob Hackman moved and Alderman John Pecher seconded to accept the recommendation of Planning & Zoning and deny the rezoning request. Motion was approved.
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT REPORT: The Board of Adjustment met at the City Office at 7:00 AM on October 6, 2022 and granted a variance of 5 foot from the proposed building on the stormwater easement at 6909 Spring Park Drive.
PARK REPORT: Lindel Bolten, Park Supervisor reported due to the lack of rainfall, the grass at the park is dying. Mr. Bolten contacted Bee Seen Sign to change out the pole at the end of the pavilion as requested. Winterizing the park will be around the end of November.
Who is responsible for the memorial trees if they die and do we replant them asked Mr. Bolten? Mayor Raithel responded the Park Board needs to discuss this issue.
STREET REPORT: Street Supervisor Darrell Taube reported the big truck is in the shop because it was smoking. It has been in the shop several times this year. He suggested getting a truck that is “D” rated since it would only take a chauffer’s license to drive it. In checking in 2019 a new truck costs $69,000. Alderman John Pecher suggested getting concrete numbers on what the old truck is worth and what a new one would cost. The new truck only has 40,000 miles while the big truck has 124,000 miles.
Trailer: Mayor Daryl Raithel suggested a printed cost of a new trailer and used trailers. Darrell Taube has a trailer he would like to sell to the City.
CAMPO REPORT: CAMPO discussed adding another lane in each direction to the Missouri River Bridge in an effort to relieve traffic congestion.
CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT: Doug Reece, City Administrator reported attending the Cole County Communities meeting where John Mosley, Lincoln University President, was the speaker. He addressed programs for getting students at Lincoln University ready for college.
The Prayer Breakfast will be held November 23, 2022 at 7:00 AM at the Farm Bureau.
Mr. Reece will be on vacation from October 13 to October 20, 2022.
An aluminum/laminated Holiday Sign will be installed for $825 and we will need to provide a spot light.
The lighted Christmas Parade has 17 tractors signed up. We need to address the problem of keeping people from parking on the side of the road stated Mr. Reece. The Cole County Sheriff will be contacted for advice. Tractors are to gather at the VFW and travel west on Business 50 to Carel Road to Henwick Lane and back to east on Business 50.
DISCUSS PLANNING & PROGRESS MEETING: Mayor Daryl Raithel stated the Planning & Progress Meeting is to thank those serving on board and commissions for their service. The Board set the date for the meeting at the VFW for Monday, December 12, 2022 at 5:30 to open the door and 6:00 for the dinner with Pizza Haus to do the catering.
Alderman Laura Boeckmann stated a medical helicopter has landed several times on property owned by Tom Lindenbusch at the intersection of Business 50 and Brondel Lane. She questioned if St. Martins should have a designated area for them to land. Darrell Taube a member of the fire department stated they land everywhere. It is up to the pilots and they can land on the highway.
Alderman Scott Amos moved and Alderman Laura Boeckmann seconded to adjourn the meeting. Meeting was adjourned.
Daryl W. Raithel, Mayor Date
Virginia Bayne, City Clerk Date