LaBelle City Council December 2015 Minutes

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CITY OF LABELLE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OPEN BUSINESS MEETING

December 14, 2015

The LaBelle Board of Aldermen met in open session on December 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at

City Hall. Mayor Amy Turpin presided at the meeting.  Mayor Amy Turpin declared that a                quorum was present and called the meeting to order.

               Aldermen Present:   Christopher Parrish, Jesse Rogers, Justin Parrish and Paul Harvey.

Alderman Absent:   Roy Lewis and Roger Scott

               City Personnel Present: Wendy Lewis- City Clerk, Diana Sparrow- City Collector

               Others Present:  Mickey Tom Lumley, Sindey Doscher, and Emilie Rumble

               Approval of Agenda:  Alderman Justin Parrish  motioned to approve the agenda as presented.   Alderman Rogers seconded the motion.   The motion passed with a vote: aye-4,                nay-0.

Approval of November 9, 2015 Open Meeting Minutes:  Alderman Christopher Parrish                motioned to approve the October 12, 2015 Open Meeting Minutes as written. Alderman Justin                Parrish seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of: Aye-4 Nay-0.

Financial Report: The monthly financial reports were presented and studied.

Bills for Approval: Bills for the month were presented and studied. Alderman Justin Parrish                motioned to pay all bills. Alderman Christopher Parrish seconded the motion. The motion was                passed   with a vote of:  Aye- 4, Nay-0.

Water Usage Report: The monthly water usage report was presented and studied.

              Collector’s Report: The City Collector’s Report was presented and studied.

               Unfinished Business:

Collector’s Computer Upgrade: After reviewing the final quote, Alderman Justin Parrish made a motion to purchase a new computer in the amount of $1100 from New Century Computers.         Alderman Rogers seconded the motion. The motion was passed with a vote of: Aye-4 Nay-0.

Employee Health Insurance Increase: Employee health insurance quotes were         presented and studied. After deliberation Alderman Christopher Parrish made a motion to remain            with Anthem Blue Cross Insurance and leave the policy as is. Alderman Harvey seconded the         motion. The motion was passed with a vote of: Aye-4 Nay-0.

Lease Agreement for Depot: The new lease agreement for the depot was presented and studied. Alderman Christopher Parrish made a motion to accept the lease agreement as written. Alderman Rogers seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of: Aye-4 Nay-0.

Security System: Mayor Turpin passed out several quotes for a new security system which were studied and reviewed. After discussion it was decided to table this issue in order to decide where     the funds should be taken from.

       New Business:

Presentation of Bill No. 2-2015: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 63.005 IN       REGARD TO EXTENSIONS OF THE COMBINED WATERWORKS AND SEWERAGE              SYSTEM AND AMENDING SECTION 63.010, A, IN REGARD TO CONNECTION               CHARGES TO THE CITY OF LABELLE COMBINED WATERWORKS AND SEWERAGE SYSTEM, having first been made available to the general public by posting a copy in the city office, as required by law, was presented.

First Reading: Alderman Justin Parrish motioned that BILL NO. 2-2015 be given first reading by title. Alderman Jesse Rogers seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken.                 AYES                                                 NAYS                   ABSTAINED       ABSENT

Alderman Justin Parrish                  none                     none                     Alderman Roy Lewis               Alderman Jesse Rogers                                                                               Alderman Roger Scott               Alderman Paul Harvey

Alderman Christopher Parrish

 

Mayor Turpin then read BILL NO 2-2015: by title.   Second Reading: Alderman Justin Parrish motioned that BILL NO 2-2015 be given second reading by title. Alderman Christopher Parrish seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken.

AYES                                                 NAYS                   ABSTAINED       ABSENT

Alderman Justin Parrish                  none                     none                     Alderman Roy Lewis

Alderman Jesse Rogers                                                                               Alderman Roger Scott

Alderman Paul Harvey

Alderman Christopher Parrish

 

Mayor Turpin then read BILL NO 2-2015: by title.

Adoption BILL NO.2-2015: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 63.005 IN REGARD TO EXTENSIONS OF THE COMBINED WATERWORKS AND SEWERAGE SYSTEM  AND AMENDING SECTION 63.010, A, IN REGARD TO CONNECTION CHARGES TO THE CITY OF LABELLE COMBINED WATERWORKS AND SEWERAGE SYSTEM, having first been made available to the general public by posting a copy in the city office as                required by law, was presented for adoption. Alderman Justin Parrish motioned to adopt BILL                NO. 2-2015. Alderman Paul Harvey seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken.

AYES                                                 NAYS                   ABSTAINED       ABSENT

Alderman Justin Parrish                  none                     none                     Alderman Roy Lewis

Alderman Jesse Rogers                                                                               Alderman Roger Scott

Alderman Paul Harvey

Alderman Christopher Parrish

BILL NO. 2-2015 was then numbered Ordinance # 2-2015: and signed and approved by Mayor                Turpin and attested by the City Clerk.

Old Fire Hydrants: Current costs of old fire hydrants was discussed and decided that the price was too high. Alderman Harvey made a motion to lower the cost of the hydrants from $150.00 to   $100.00. Alderman Justin Parrish seconded the motion. Motion passed with a vote of: Aye-4 Nay-0. There will be a note on the February water bills about the hydrants.

              Christmas Lights: Mayor Turpin asked the board for ideas for fundraisers for new Christmas lights for next year. Several ideas were discussed.

Mayor Report:  

               Flags for Water Valves: Mayor Turpin and Alderman Rogers stated their concern for             the need for flags to be placed on water valves before bad weather comes. Snow plows may not see the      valves due to the snow and hit them. After discussion Alderman Christopher Parrish made a motion to purchase 20 flags to be placed on the valves. Alderman Justin Parrish seconded the motion. Motion passed with a vote of: Aye-4, Nay-0.

Water Tower Deconstruction: Mayor Turpin told the board she was asked about the                deconstruction of the water tower. It was discussed that when decided to do so, the city will take                bids for this action.

Alderman Christopher Parrish made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Alderman Justin Parrish seconded the motion. Motion passed with a vote of Aye-4, Nay-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:23 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

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Minutes by Wendy Lewis                                               Mayor  Amy Turpin

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