City of Tarkio Board of Aldermen

The City of Tarkio Board of Aldermen met Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at Tarkio City Hall. The Pledge of Allegiance was conducted. Mayor Morehouse called the regular meeting to order at 6:20 p.m. as no quorum was present at the meeting time. Clerk Jones gave the roll call: aldermen Ed Hunkins, Mike Klosek, Jr., and Andy Riley were all present; alderman Scott Poppa was absent. Visitors present included JoLynn Whittington and Mike Klosek, Sr. City employees present were Officer Adam Stanton and Building Inspector Jesse Payne.
The board approved the minutes from the regular meeting October 6 and special meeting September 10, 2017, as distributed. Filings open on December 12, 2017, at 8 a.m. and close January 16, 2018, at 5 p.m. for the April 3, 2018, General Election. The positions of Mayor, North Ward and South Ward Aldermen are up for election.
JoLynn Whittington was present to explain the BCBS employee insurance changes and options. The board voted to change to option #2 with United Health Care.
Mayor Morehouse asked the board to approve the appointment of Christina Conn to be on the Park Board. Riley made a motion to approve Christina Conn and three “ayes” voted to accept the motion and the second. The motions passed.
Mayor Morehouse read Bill 213.17, ORDINANCE 200.17, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TARKIO, MISSOURI, FOR A LEAD BAN IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE DRINKING WATER PLUMBING OF THE CITY LIMITS OF TARKIO, MISSOURI. The board voted to approve Bill 213.17, ORDINANCE 200.17.
Mayor Morehouse gave the second reading of Bill 213.17, ORDINANCE 200.17. The board voted to approve Bill 213.17, ORDINANCE 200.17.
The board was asked to approve a liquor license from Brianna M. Nelson for 119 N. 3rd Street, The Patio Bar, to serve liquor by the drink. Klosek made a motion to approve the liquor license for 119 N. 3rd Street, The Patio Bar. Hunkins seconded the motion, 2 “ayes” voted for the motion and second, 1 nay vote was cast. The license was approved.
The Non-Primary En­titlement Funds available to the city through the federal government were discussed for the purpose of replacing the runway landing lights at the Gould Peterson Airport. Diane Hofer from Olsson’s emailed the update on the approximate cost of the runway lighting and also information on changing the threshold. The approximate cost will be $300,000.00 to replace. The federal match is 90 percent. Riley made a motion to move forward with the runway lighting project for Gould Peterson Airport. Hunkins seconded the motion, 3 “ayes” voted to accept the motion and the second. The motion passed.
Department Reports
Ed Hunkins, Tarkio Volunteer Fire Department – Hunkins had nothing to report.
Michael Klosek, Buildings – Klosek had nothing to report.
Andy Riley – Street Superintendent Jamie Quimby gave his basic street maintenance report. A hi-loader had to have a new radiator and muffler.
Scott Poppa, Parks and Pool – Scott was absent.
Chief Gibbons – Officer Stanton gave the Chief’s report on stops and arrests.
Mayor Timothy Morehouse – Mayor Morehouse asked the board if they wanted to have a city dinner meeting. The consensus was to have a dinner.
Adam Stanton, Building Inspector – Stanton had no report.
Clerk Jones – Jones asked if anyone had questions on the October 2017 financials. Jones made a request to move the March meeting either up or back a week. The board voted to move the meeting to March 7, 2018.
The board voted to pay the outstanding bills.
An addition to the meeting agenda was added for questions of the Board of Public Works’ Board. The board discussed the possibility of forming a committee to discuss the options of working with just one board for all the public works departments. Riley made a motion to form a committee to look at the Board of Public Works. Hunkins seconded the motion, three “ayes” voted to accept the motion and the second. The motion passed.
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. The next regular meeting is December 8, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.

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