Kahoka Approves Wage Ordinance

By Sue Scott

The City of Kahoka held it’s August council meeting on Monday, August 8 with all board members, four support staff, two media members, and four guests in attendance.

Janet Ramsey attended the meeting to check up on the nuisance properties next to her property.

“I’m wanting an update on what, when or if anything is being done,” commented Ramsey.

“I talked to Mike St. Clair,” replied Councilman Joe Roberts, “and if he can’t get it mowed and baled this week, the city will mow the lot.” The city will also trim what they can around the tractors across the street from the lot.

Charles Kerner attended the meeting to answer any questions that the council may have on his report to the city concerning upcoming and needed electrical projects.

The farmers’ market shelter is moving ahead. A pre-construction meeting with the city and the contractor is scheduled for August 17 to review all utility and construction needs so construction can proceed as planned.

Mr. Holt had not responded by the August 1 deadline so the city is pursuing other options for the repairs to the old city shed.

Mayor Webber will check on the start of construction on the new city shed. It was to be started by the first of August.

The demolition grant is moving along faster than expected. The environmental assessments have been completed, signed and sent in allowing the asbestos inspection to start his inspections.

Mayor Webber reported that he had contacted Jo Bryant about the Historical Society Board. She will be meeting with the mayor and council members next week to address some concerns regarding the formation of the new board.

Aldermen Young and Roberts want to get the Cemetery Ordinance settled so the city can start acting on it. It was decided that a special 6:30 meeting will be scheduled before a council meeting with Wilson Funeral Home and Vigen Memorial Home on the agenda to allow them to address the council.

John Williams reported to the council on tree removal bids. There are four trees that are a concern. Three of the trees are on private property and pose a risk to electric lines or public safety. The fourth tree is on city property and could cause damage to a home. After discussion the aldermen gave Williams permission to take care of the trees at his discretion.

The council read in its entirety the conflict of interest ordinance, the wage ordinance and the Chief Deputy ordinance. The second and third readings were held by ordinance name only.   All three ordinances passed unanimously. The wage ordinance can be found at www.nemonews.net.

The mayor presented a resolution to make John Williams the Director of MJMEUC for the city. The resolution unanimously passed. The mayor also presented the board with his appointments and committees. They remain the same as last year. The appointments and committees passed unanimously.

The council also gave permission for the mayor to execute the farm contract to Kevin Buford and the irrigation contracts to Kevin Buford and Gary Trump. The council will vote on them at the next meeting.

The Senior Center approached Alderman Roberts about the property lines of their drive and parking lot behind the building. It needs to be repaved and they were looking into the cost. The Nutrition Site does not currently have the funds for the repairs, nor does the city. The council asked John Williams to look into it and see if some patching could be done.

Police Chief Conger reported that for the month of July they had 140 calls with 10 citations.

Fire Chief Fountain updated the council on the van equipment truck. After speaking to several local mechanics it was advised to take the truck to a shop in Shelbina for tests. The council gave permission to make the appointment and have it tested. Fountain also reported that they are painting the walls in the meeting room at the fire station before they install the new television.

During the public comment section of the meeting Bob Kilday addressed the council and the mayor. He expressed his disagreement and unhappiness with the council’s decision to terminate the contract with the zip crew. The mayor is willing to meet with him to discuss it further.

In other action;

The council approved the minutes of the July 11 and July 18 meetings and approved the paying of the paid and unpaid bills.

Alderman Young questioned the bills for the sidewalk. He wanted to make sure that the city was not paying the bills for individual businesses that had additional work done. After clarification, the council approved paying the Hickey bill and the MECO bill.

The LW Miller paving bill came in under bid.

 

BILL NO._____                                                                                ORDINANCE NO._______

 

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AND APPROVING SALARY AND WAGES FOR CERTAIN ELECTED OFFICERS, APPOINTED OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF KAHOKA, MISSOURI

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMAN OF THE CITY OF KAHOKA, AS FOLLOWS:

 

            SECTION 1: The Board of Alderman for the City of Kahoka, being fully advised in the premises and pursuant to the terms of Missouri Revised Statutes Section 79.270 do hereby set and affix the salaries, wages and compensation for the following named officers, both elected and appointed, as well as the following named employees for the City of Kahoka for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2016 and ending March 31, 2017 herein as follows to-wit:

 

GENERAL FUND

City Attorney $1,500.00 per month

Fire Chief $250.00 per month

 

CEMETERY

Cemetery Sexton (John Hume) $3,060.00 per year

 

ANIMAL CONTROL

Dog Catcher (Bill Young) $9.25 per hour plus an extra $5.00 per animal

 

CITY POOL

Manager $4,000.00 per season

Assistant Manage $8.75 per hour

Lifeguards $7.65 per hour

 

CITY STREET

Street Supervisor (Ron Bourgeois) $13.40 per hour

Laborer (Kirk Huckey) $12.30 per hour

 

CITY WATER AND SEWER
Water Generation Supervisor (Jim Alderton) $13.65 per hour

Water Distribution Supervisor (Kevin Yates) $16.50 per hour

Laborer (David Edmondson) $15.10 per hour

Laborer (Bill Irvin) $11.45 per hour

Office (Lori Hogan) $9.80 per hour

 

CITY ELECTRIC

Program Manager (John Williams) $16.95 per hour

Laborer (George LeMaster III) $13.35 per hour

Laborer (Chris Plant) $14.50 per hour

Laborer (Rick Clark) $19.00 per hour

Electric Distribution Designer (Chuck Kerner) $25.00 per hour with a minimum of 8 hours per month

 

CITY CABLE

Cable Supervisor (Scott Goben) $13.85 per hour

Laborer (Jeremiah Sherrill) $12.20 per hour

 

In addition to the compensation set out herein the employees are further authorized additional compensation for vacation time, for (4) hours per month sick leave, 457 (four hundred fifty seven) retirement plan, medical and dental insurance coverage and family pool passes.

 

CITY CLERK salary $29,445.00 per year based on a minimum of thirty-seven and one-half (37.5) hour work week and additional time which may be required by the Mayor or the Board of Aldermen with no overtime, plus $50.00 for each council meeting and KCDI meeting attended.

 

In addition to the compensation set out herein the City Clerk is further authorized vacation time, four (4) hours per month sick leave, 457 (four hundred fifty seven) retirement plan, medical and dental insurance coverage and family pool passes.

 

CITY TREASURER salary $20,865.00 per year based on a minimum of thirty-seven on the one-half (37.5) hour work week and additional time which may be required by the Mayor or Board of Aldermen with no overtime.

 

In addition to the compensation set out herein the City Treasurer is further authorized vacation time, four (4) hours per month sick leave, 457 (four hundred fifty seven) retirement plan, medical and dental insurance coverage and family pool passes.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Chief of Police $32,656.00 per year payable every two weeks

Chief Deputy $27,040.00 per year payable every two weeks

Full time Police Officer $24,958.18 per year payable every two weeks

 

Part time Police officers $9.25 per hour payable every two weeks for ninety (90) day probation period increasing to $9.50 per hour payable every two weeks after probation period effective upon hiring date, hours to be fixed by the Police Board and Chief of Police; in addition to the compensation set out herein the part time Police officers are further authorized additional compensation for uniform allowance to be fixed by the Police Board and Chief of Police.

 

SECTION 2: The Mayor and Board of Alderman may authorize additional compensation in the form of overtime payments, vacation time, sick leave, 457 retirement plan, medical and dental insurance coverage for only employees of the City and not Officers of the City, which have not been specifically set out herein, from time to time.

 

SECTION 3: This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect on April 1, 2016 after its passage and approval.

 

FIRST READING______________                 SECOND READING_____________

 

THIRD READING_____________

AYE                                       NAY                                       ABSTAIN

 

PASSED THIS_______DAY OF________________________, 2016.

 

__________________________                                                                                                                 Mayor

Attest:

 

__________________________                                                                       City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

BILL NO._____                                                                                ORDINANCE NO._______

 

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AND APPROVING WAGES FOR CHIEF DEPUTY, AN EMPLOYEE OF THE CITY OF KAHOKA, MISSOURI

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMAN OF THE CITY OF KAHOKA, AS FOLLOWS:

 

            SECTION 1: The Board of Alderman for the City of Kahoka, being fully advised in the premises and pursuant terms of Missouri Revised Statutes Section 79.270 do hereby set and affix the salaries, wages and compensation for the following named employee for the City of Kahoka beginning August 8, 2016 herein as follows to-wit:

 

Chief Deputy Jon Gaus $28,000.00 per year payable every two weeks

 

SECTION 3: This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.

 

FIRST READING______________                 SECOND READING_____________

 

THIRD READING_____________

AYE                                       NAY                                       ABSTAIN

 

PASSED THIS 8th DAY OF AUGUST, 2015.

 

__________________________                                                                                                                  Mayor

Attest:

 

__________________________                                                                       City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

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