September 2009

September 2009





SEPTEMBER 9, 2009                              5:00 P.M.


PRESENT: Mari Ann Parker, Mike Batchelder, Jerry Twombly, Scott Huss and Ken Stewart.


ALSO PRESENT: Cassie White, Marilyn McVicker, Eric Simmons, Craig Mosher, Landon Riley, Bruce Case, Michael Stonebarger, Ted Collins, Randy Snyder, Robert Powell and Bill Butrick.


PRESIDING: Mayor Marty Allen.


The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. with all council members present.


Ken Stewart moved to approve the minutes of the Last Regular Council Meeting held August 12, 2009. Scott Huss 2nd, motion carried unanimously.


Scott Huss moved to approve the bills for the month of August, 2009. Jerry Twombly 2nd, motion carried unanimously.




Cassie White of Mo-Kan Regional Development spoke about finalizing the last payments and reports for Grant #07-ST-401. Public comment was asked for with no comments being made.


Mike Batchelder moved to close out Grant #07-ST-401. Jerry Twombly 2nd, motion carried unanimously.




Ken Stewart moved to approve the bid of $145 per tire from Triple L Tire for all terrain tires for the Police Department truck. Mike Batchelder 2nd, motion carried unanimously.


Ken Stewart moved to use the same fund percentages for Chad Furr’s wages as other maintenance personnel. Scott Huss 2nd, motion carried unanimously.




Eric Simmons of HCC Student Leaders requested that the 800 block of West Illinois be closed for a street dance to be held on September 19, 2009 from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Mari Ann Parker moved to allow the street closure requested for the HCC dance. Jerry Twombly 2nd, motion carried unanimously.


Marilyn McVicker requested that the 100 block of South Ives be closed for a street dance on September 26, 2009 for a graduation party from 6:00p.m. to 12:00a.m. Mari Ann Parker moved allow for the street closure. Jerry Twombly 2nd, motion carried unanimously. 


Landon Riley asked if the City would like to place an ad in the Doniphan West Yearbook. Scott Huss moved to do a 1/2 page ad for the Yearbook. Ken Stewart 2nd, motion carried unanimously.




Mari Ann Parker, of the Tree Board, stated that some maintenance needed to be done with the trees in Degginger Park. Mayor Allen asked Parker to meet with Jeff Riley and to then get back with him on what removal they were going to do.




Mayor Allen informed the Council that a work session would be held on September 16, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. to review the City’s Personnel Manual. 


A revised contract was available for review on the ball park. The Council agreed to wait until they receive feedback from the College. 




Mari Ann Parker moved to hire BG Consultants Inc. as Inspection Engineer for the bridge project #22 U 2237-01. Ken Stewart 2nd, motion carried 4-1 with Batchelder voting no.


City Attorney Ted Collins stated that the survey was completed on the College property which would allow for extra parking at the New Community Center. 


Mayor Allen asked if anyone knew of any land available for flag football and soccer fields. Ted Collins said he would gladly check around if he was given the approximate area needed. 


Mayor Allen presented a bid from Fuzz Lewis of less than $1000.00 for materials, labor and lettering for a new sign at the Community Building. Ken Stewart moved to hire Fuzz Lewis at the bid presented. Scott Huss 2nd, motion carried unanimously.


Other items of discussion included: fixing the old police car, water controls and water salesman to be located at the new shop, complaints about speeding cars coming into town, and weeds on the cemetery road.


5:31p.m. Ken Stewart moved to adjourn. Scott Huss 2nd, motion carried unanimously.



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