The following is a brief summary of items from last night’s City of Scott City Council regular meeting. A copy of the actual minutes will be posted on the website at a later date.
City of Scott City Council Meeting Summary – Regular Session
The City Council met in regular session on October 2, 2017.
Mayor Pro-tem Norman Brant called the meeting to order at 7 pm, and the prayer was led by Larry Rouse.
The minutes of the September 18 regular meeting and September 25 special meeting were approved. The bills totaling $53,159.41 were approved as presented.
The following was approved under new business:
· Bill #1088 Ordinance #1096 amending the Scott City Code to allow appointed officials and employees to be nonresidents of the city. The new ordinance clarifies conflicts in prior adopted ordinances.
· Bill #1089 Ordinance #1097 enacting a new section of the Scott City Code relating to meetings of subunits of the city. The code clarifies the posting of notices of meetings of any subunits of council (committees, boards, etc.) to be compliant with the Missouri Sunshine Law.
· Assignment of 25% of a past tax payment from a class action settlement involving Ameren Missouri to the Missouri Municipal League. The Settlement Class consists of all Political Subdivisions in Ameren’s Missouri service territory that have adopted a code or ordinance that imposes a Business License Tax.
During the public forum, Cindy Brashear gave an update on the status of the citizen’s committee and their letter writing campaign to help stop the creosote tie plant from locating in Scott City.
Gerald Walton, Wireless USA, spoke to the Council about a new emergency radio system. The current console in the police department is old and needs to be updated. A new one would change over the current analog system to digital.
The Council approved the purchase of an EF Johnson radio for the fire department who had recently received a FEMA grant to pay for one half the cost of the radio. Chief Jay Cassout stated the radio was a MOSWIN portable unit, and the fire department would pay for the other half of the cost.
Parks Director Skylar Cobb reported the Eric Uhrhan memorial tournament went well with outstanding community participation. He, also, told Council plans have been made to paint the pool building.
Councilman Rodney Uhrhan presented a price for flags to be displayed at the cemetery, and the council approved the purchase to create an avenue of flags on special holidays.
Mayor Pro-tem Brant invited city employees and council members to a BBQ at city hall on Friday, October 13, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
City Administrator Diann Ulmer stated there has been 17 resumes submitted for the position of city administrator and the deadline for submittal has passed. In addition, bid specifications have been sent to five companies for the solid waste removal/disposal, including specifications for an alternate bid that covered curbside recycling service.
Council members were given several ordinances to review pertaining to permitted and conditional uses in industrial and heavy industrial districts, permits, and zoning. The Council scheduled a special meeting session for Monday, October 9 to discuss and take action on the proposed ordinances.
The next regular Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 16, 2017.