The City of Tarkio Board of Aldermen held a public hearing and meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. at Tarkio City Hall. Visitors present for the meeting were Teresa Smith, Jerry James, and Courtney Tetley. City employees present were Tarkio Police Chief Tyson Gibbons, Tarkio Street Superintendent Jamie Quimby, Tarkio Park Superintendent Kevin Bennett and Building Inspector Jesse Payne. Michael Klosek, Sr. came in at 6:08 p.m.
Mayor Darrell Wiley called the Public Hearing to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The roll call was done by City Clerk Becky Jones: aldermen Mike Klosek, Scott Poppa, Ed Hunkins, and Andy Riley were all present.
Jerry James, 212 S. 5th Street, made a request to the Zoning Board to build a 30×24 garage on his property closer than 7 feet to the west lot line. Mr. James and the neighbor, Courtney Tetley, were present for the hearing. The neighboring party did not object to the building being built closer to the lot line. The public hearing was closed.
A visual roll call for the regular meeting was done by Jones. The board approved the minutes from the regular meeting held May 10, 2016, as distributed. Teresa Smith was present to discuss the use of semi-trucks in the residential area. There was a lengthy discussion on truck routes, parking/driving trucks on the street in the residential area. Smith mentioned a truck route that was proposed in the late 70’s or early 80’s.
RESOLUTION 41-16, A RESOLUTION ALLOWING JERRY JAMES, 212 S. 5TH STREET, TARKIO, MO, TO BUILD A 30 X 24 GARAGE ON LOT 12, BLOCK EIGHTEEN, OF THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF TARKIO, ATCHISON COUNTY MISSOURI, CLOSER THAN SEVEN FEET TO THE LOT LINE. Riley made a motion to approve Resolution 41-16, approving the variance for Jerry James, Klosek seconded the motion, 3 “aye” voted to approve the motion, 1 “nay” against, the motion and second, the resolution passed.
The city-wide clean-up procedures on whether to have it this fall 2016 were discussed. Poppa made a motion to not have the Clean-Up this fall. Hunkins seconded the motion, 4 “ayes” voted to approve the motion and the second. The motion passed.
Mayor Wiley opened the bid for the 2016 Street Overlay Program. One bid was received from Herzog Construction Company. The amount of the bid was $95.00 per ton, with a total amount of $50,730.00 for the streets that was given on the specification sheet. Riley made a motion to table the decision on the Street Overlay Bid until the July 12th meeting. Klosek seconded the motion, 4”ayes” voted to accept the motion and the second. The motion passed.
Tarkio College Alumni Association has requested to shoot off fireworks the evening of June 25, 2016. Also, Chief Gibbons had a request from Tarkio Rehabilitation and Health Care and Ryan White to shoot fireworks early. Poppa made a motion to approve the requests to shoot fireworks before the designated times. Klosek seconded the motion, 4 ”ayes” voted to accept the motion and the second. The motion passed.
The board was asked if the city would allow CenturyLink to direct deposit their Franchise Tax instead of sending checks. Poppa made a motion to allow Century Link to direct deposit their Franchise Fee. Klosek seconded the motion, 2 “ayes” voted to allow, 2 “nays” voted to not allow, Mayor Wiley voted “aye” to allow the direct deposit. The motion and second are approved and passed.
The board was asked to approve new employee evaluation policy and forms. Riley made a motion to approve the new employee evaluation policy and forms. Hunkins seconded the motion, 4 ”ayes” voted to accept the motion, and the second. The motion passed.
The board was asked to approve the building permit form. Riley made a motion to table the building permit until the July 12th meeting. Hunkins seconded the motion, 4”ayes” voted to accept the motion and the second. The motion passed.
The board was asked to set up a special meeting for evaluations. The consensus was to do individual evaluations with employees and aldermen individually first.
The board discussed putting up signs and fine amounts for the areas of the gravel pile, pool, burn pile and animal control for the city. Riley made a motion to place signs at all locations, except the Park/Pool will be done by the Park Board. Poppa seconded the motion, 4 ”ayes” voted to accept the motion and the second. The motion passed.
The board discussed property nuisances. 3rd and Park is one area that has needed attention. The board consensus was to issue a summons to the land owner if not completed.
The board discussed whether to allow commercial vehicles to travel and park in the residential area. A lengthy discussion was held, but no solution was rendered.
The board was asked to approve Adam Stanton to attend LECC training in Springfield August 17-19. Poppa made a motion to allow Stanton to attend the meeting. Riley seconded the motion, 4 “aye” voted to accept the motion and the second. The motion passed.
The board was asked to approve someone to attend the MIRMA annual meeting July 20-22. Poppa made a motion to send Becky Jones to the MIRMA annual conference. Riley seconded the motion, 4 “ayes” voted to accept the motion and the second. The motion passed.
Department
Reports
Ed Hunkins – Fire Department. Hunkins did not have anything for the fire department. Bennett stated that he thought they needed a new emergency sign, the old one is faded. Hunkins will check with the Fire Chief on the sign. Hunkins also requested to complete hours of education with MML. Riley made a motion to allow him and the Mayor to attend a class to finish training. Klosek seconded the motion, 3 “ayes” voted to accept the motion and the second, 1 abstained. The motion passed.
Michael Klosek – City buildings. Klosek reported the deck on the community building is not looking very good.
Andy Riley – City streets. Riley gave the board estimates for a blade for the Bobcat, $3,095, $2,990, and $2,860. Riley also mentioned he thought a backhoe would be beneficial for the city and the cost is around $10 to $12,000. The street department has been filling pot holes. Chief Gibbons noticed that the sidewalk at 3rd and Main Streets at the US Bank park area was undermining and let the street department know. The bank has been contacted and a solution is being worked on. A sinkhole has been located at the 13th and Park area and it has been barricaded at this time.
Scott Poppa – Parks/Pools – Poppa reported that the pool had been very busy. Also, Tarkio Park Superintendent Kevin Bennett had been bitten on the leg by a brown recluse spider.
Chief Tyson Gibbons – Tarkio Police Department. Chief Gibbons gave the department’s report on stops and cases for May. Someone set a fire at the limb pile again. If anyone is caught doing this they will be fined and Chief Gibbons urges everyone to report any occurrences to the Police Department by calling 660-736-5522.
Adam Stanton – Building Inspector. No report, Stanton was not present.
Becky Jones – Asked for questions regarding financials. No questions asked.
Klosek made a motion to pay the outstanding bills. Poppa seconded the motion, 4 “ayes” voted to accept the motion and the second. The motion passed.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m. The next regular meeting will be July 12, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. at Tarkio City Hall.