October 18, 2017

 The following is a brief summary of items from Monday’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 16, 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 October 2 regular meeting and October 9 special meeting were approved.  The bills were approved as presented.

The following was approved under new business:

·       Bill #1096 Ordinance #1104. The ordinance vacated a portion of Oakshire Drive.

 No one spoke during the Public Forum.

Chief Dave Leeman spoke to the Council about the reduction in cost the Police Department had received regarding the use of the Missouri State Highway Patrol information program called MULES.  Mayor Pro-tem Brant asked Chief Leeman and the Council about the 2015 Dodge Charger that was damaged on August 28.  The Council approved submitting a claim to the insurance company for repair and then repurposing the car for use by the new city administrator when that position gets filled.

Fire Chief Jay Cassout informed the Council about the need for members to participate in the FEMA, NIMS emergency management training.

Parks Director Skylar Cobb reported the fall ball season is complete, and a French drain on the ball field has been installed.  Also, he said the park board plan to meet on October 25 and will be discussing a theme for this year’s Christmas Parade.

Public Works Director told the Council the water line along Rose Con is finished.  He also, told them the lift station at the Ball Park is having issues with the backflow.

City Administrator Diann Ulmer reported the interviews for the new city administrator had begun.  Each candidate has participated in a face to face interview as well as an hour long written activity that included answering questions created by the department heads and writing a press release based upon minutes from a previously held council meeting.  In addition, she told the Council preparations were being made for the quarterly revision of the 2017-18 Budget.

The Council voted to use the Casino Gaming Revenue, in the amount of $9,899.88, toward the purchase of a service truck for the Parks.

The Mayor Pro-tem appointed and Council approved Chuck Schiwitiz and Victor Phillips for the ad hoc committee.

Councilman Rodney Uhrhan said he plans to have the avenue of flags for the cemetery in time for Veterans’ Day.

 The Council scheduled a special closed session meeting for Monday, October 30, to interview and select the next City Administrator.

 The next regular Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 6, 2017.