April 18, 2017
Troy City Council met at Troy City Hall HApril 18, 2017 for regular meeting. Mayor Robert Jenkins called meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Others present were council members Dave Horton, Margaret Sutherland, and Hobert Clary, City Clerk Jane Boeh, City Attorney Alan Boeh, and Scott Wright. Other present for a portion of the meeting were Ambulance Director Matt McKittrick, Matt and Della South, James and Tara Cluck, Working Leader Dustin Ferris, Librarian Maggie McKeithan and Police Chief Scott Hirtler.
Horton moved to approve minutes as written for April 4, 2017. Clary seconded the motion and it carried.
Horton moved to pay bills Ck. #10183 to #10212 in the amount of $56,491.99. Clary seconded the motion and it carried.
Horton moved to give account #90010502 and extension on utility bill to April 28, 2017 or they will be shut off. Clary seconded the motion and it carried.
Matt South was in about his clean up letter he received and asked if the rail buggy was alright where it was aa it was a work in progress and he hauled the brush pile away and put the swing get in the yard and got it off the trailer. Council was alright with leaving the rail buggy there and that cleanup has been accomplished.
James and Tara Cluck were in regarding the progress of their clean up at 525 W. Jones. Council directed the
City Attorney to put off progress on the lawsuit filed in district court and granted them a 1 month extension to continue with clean up. They also asked if the alley behind them is a thru alley and council stated it is a 20’ alley and should not be blocked. When he was borrowing a trailer to help with cleaning up he could not get thru and had to back out of alley.
Sutherland moved to approve building permit 2017-10 for a deck and ramp at 136 S. Liberty and grant variance form the 20’ set back off Chestnut. Horton seconded the motion and it carried.
Librarian Maggie McKeithan as in to ask if the library could use community building on July 11 for the KC Zoo predator program to come for summer reading event. Council does not allow animals in the community building and they suggested she check with the 4-H.
Council wants the properties at 112 S. Park and 311 S. Main to be issued a Notice to Appear in the municipal court as the ordinance states as they have not cleaned up properties. City Clerk is to give information to City Attorney.
Council also wants Police Chief to send clean up letters to 505 W. Jones and 1l07 S. 4th after getting pictures.
Sutherland moved to go into executive session at 7:05 p.m. for 5 minutes to discuss personnel with council, mayor and City Attorney present. Meeting reconvened at 7:10 p.m. with City Clerk, Police Chief, Ambulance Director, Working Leader, and Scott Wright.
Police Chief was directed to check vehicles that don’t have current year tags and take necessary action.
Ambulance Director Matt McKittrick informed the council they had received the grant for the Life Pak 15 and both ambulances now will have one. He also stated the state had done inspection on Doniphan County Ambulance Dist. #1 and everything checked out good.
McKittrick stated we have another EMT that will be available to be on call some. He further stated that HCC will have a fall EMT class.
Council wants to see a price on finishing the bathroom, shower, kitchen in the ambulance building even though it may not be done until next year budget.
Council agreed to get 2 new thermostats for the community building that will be locked up and takes a code to change.
Clary moved to give a free fill of the pool to the Recreation Commission as in the past. Horton seconded the motion and it carried.
Sutherland moved to close 200 block of West Walnut street on May 19 from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for School Fun Day.
City Clerk had one bid on tree on 2nd street and council said to get another bid.
Clark Land Surveying provided a drawing for the sewer permit 2016-3 for Lot 1 of Doniphan hills Estates 2nd Plat address of 1197A Last Chance Road. Clary made motion to accept the drawing and have city cut the and install sewer on Virginia Street existing man hole. Horton seconded the motion and it carried.
It was noted Dustin Ferris passed his waste water certification and council agree to give him the 25 Cent per hour raise for sewer certification effective 4-9-17 beginning of pay period after receiving certification.
Clary moved to go into executive session at 7:25 p.m. to discuss personnel for 20 minutes with council, mayor, Working Leader, and City Attorney present.
Meeting reconvened at 7:45 p.m. with City Clerk and Scott Wright coming back to the meeting.
Clary moved to hire John D. Jeschke, Marcus Martinez, and Brayden Wiedmer for summer help at $7.25 per hour. Horton seconded the motion and it carried.
Ferris was instructed to get prices on a new 4 x 4 truck. This would be done through lease purchase and to make sure the snow plow can be attached.
City Clerk is to try and get a hold of John Wayne Cluck regarding coin operated machine for south well.
Horton moved to adjourn at 8 p.m. Clary seconded the motion and it carried.
Jane M. Boeh, City Clerk
City of Troy