The Fairfax Board of Aldermen met October 18, 2017. The meeting was called to order by Ryan Kingery, Mayor, at 6:40 p.m. Roll was taken: aldermen Mike Oswald, Tabitha Wintz, Kristi Duering, Treasurer Danny Kemerling, Water Superintendent John Brown, and City Clerk Kristy McDonald were all present. The tentative agenda was approved, as well as the regular meeting minutes of September 20, 2017. Accounts payable and the financial statement were also approved.
Budget planning for 2018 was briefly discussed. The council decided they will look over the financial statements provided to them and we will further discuss the budget planning at the next council meeting. At that time the City Clerk will provide a tentative budget for the council to review and adjust accordingly.
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Danny Kemerling presented his report stating that all accounts are in balance. He spoke briefly about the 2018 budget planning and will be available to help with any planning or questions.
Kristy McDonald presented the council with a city website proposal from Immense Impact. The council discussed if the city needed a website and asked that Kristy get a quote from Midwest Data to see how much they would charge and if it would give citizens the ability to pay their water bill online.
John Brown has had multiple complaints about properties that are not being properly cared for such as overgrown weeds and junk in yards. We will send certified letters to property owners. He reported that the back hoe is having hydraulic problems and will probably have to take it to John Deere to get it fixed. There is still unused insurance claim money to collect through the city’s property insurance and John would like to use that money to replace the roof on the snack shack at the ballfield with a new metal roof. The board voted to use the insurance money to replace the roof.
Ryan Kingery attended the Regional Council meeting and learned they have grant writers that are available to help the city with any grant opportunities in the future. He would also like for any city employee who can make it to the new 7th Heaven convenience store ribbon cutting ceremony to try and go on October 26th at 1:00 p.m.
The meeting moved into closed session at 7:30 p.m. for discussion of personnel as provided by Rsmo 610.021(3). The council came back to open session at 7:50 p.m. Tabitha Wintz motioned to give Kristy McDonald $1.50 an hour raise. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 8 p.m. The next meeting is November 15 at 6:30 p.m.