Public to vote on whether to dissolve Board of Public Works
The City of Tarkio Board of Aldermen met Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was conducted. Mayor Tim Morehouse called the Public Hearing to Order on Vacating Broad Street East of 1st Street. City Clerk Becky Jones gave the roll call: aldermen Ed Hunkins, Mike Klosek, Scott Poppa, and Andy Riley were all present. Visitors present were Gary Henson, Mike Klosek Sr., Mike Klosek III, Trisha Quimby and Arnold Kephart. City employees present were Police Chief Tyson Gibbons, Police Officer Adam Stanton, Park Superintendent Chris Hogue, Street Superintendent Jamie Quimby, and Building Inspector Jesse Payne. Mr. Kephart left the meeting at 6:15 p.m. Trisha Quimby and Jesse Payne left at 6:30 p.m.
There were no comments from any visitors on the vacating of Broad Street East of 1st Street. Riley made a motion to close the Public Hearing. Poppa seconded the motion. Four yeas voted to close the Public Hearing.
Mayor Morehouse called the regular meeting to order. The Mayor asked for approval of the minutes of the December 13, 2017, as distributed. The board voted to approve the minutes. Poppa mentioned he had something that he wanted to bring up in his department report.
Trisha Quimby was present to inform the board of the dangerous house across the street from her home. There is an open door on one side of the home and the front porch is falling off. There are also animals living in the house. This brought up more discussion of other dilapidated buildings and houses in the city.
Mike Klosek Sr. asked the board if they would consider closing Chestnut Street East of 1st Street. The board said they will move forward with a Public Hearing on this matter. Mr. Klosek offered the board to buy the Street Sweeper from the street department. The board agreed to put the street sweeper out for bid.
Filings opened on December 12, 2017, and closed January 16, 2018, for the April 3 General Election for the positions of Mayor and North and South Ward Aldermen. There was a Special Meeting January 13, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Building.
Mayor Morehouse read BILL NO 214.18, ORDINANCE NO. 201.18, AN ORDINANCE VACATING EIGHTY (80) BY ONE HUNDRED (100) FEET OF BROAD STREET, ADJACENT TO LOTS 8-15, BLOCK 1 and LOTS 4-12, BLOCK 11 OF THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF TARKIO, WITHIN THE CITY OF TARKIO, MISSOURI, ATCHISON COUNTY. Riley made a motion to accept BILL NO 214.18, ORDINANCE NO. 201.18. Poppa seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Morehouse gave the second reading of BILL NO 214.18, ORDINANCE NO. 201.18. Klosek made a motion to accept BILL NO 214.18, ORDINANCE NO. 201.18. Riley seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously. Bill 2014.18 passed.
Mayor Morehouse opened the sealed bids for the 2010 Chevy Impalas. The first bid was from Arnold Kephart in the amount of $4,800. The second bid was from Northwest Living Center in the amount of $4,600. Riley made a motion to accept both bids, giving the highest bidder first choice of the two cars available. Klosek seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously. Both 2010 Chevy Impalas are sold.
Mayor Morehouse asked the Board of Aldermen to approve Amber Rollins to be on the Park Board to fill Dena Wennihan’s position. Riley made a motion to approve Amber Rollins to be on the Park Board. Poppa seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Morehouse asked the Board of Aldermen to approve Kim Herrick and Betsy Chapin each to 4-year terms to the Tarkio Planning Commission. Poppa made a motion to accept the mayor’s appointment. Hunkins seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.
There was a lengthy discussion on the dissolving of the Tarkio Board of Public Works. There were pros and cons of dissolving the board mentioned. The board decided to put the question on the ballot to the citizens of Tarkio on whether they think the board should be dissolved. There will be a special meeting on Saturday, January 13, at 5:30 p.m. to pass an ordinance for the issue to be on the ballot.
Hunkins, Fire Department – Hunkins stated that Chief Bredensteiner requested everyone to pick up the firemen checks and get them cashed so the clerks can get their bank accounts reconciled.
Michael Klosek, City Buildings – Klosek had nothing to report.
Andy Riley, Street Department – Quimby gave his report on basic street maintenance being done. The crew had to plow snow on Christmas Eve. There were some problems with heating the shop and a few gravel orders.
Scott Poppa, Parks and Pool – Poppa decided to get more information on the item that he wanted to discuss with the board.
Chief Gibbons, Police Department – Chief Gibbons gave his report on stops and arrests. Gibbons also reported that Enel Green Power may help the city out by buying AED’s.
Mayor Timothy Morehouse – Mayor Morehouse had nothing to report.
Adam Stanton, Building Inspector – Stanton had nothing to report.
Clerk Jones, City Financials – Jones asked if anyone had questions on the December 2017 financials.
Riley made a motion to pay the outstanding bills. Klosek seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m. with the next special meeting scheduled for January 13, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.
The City of Tarkio Board of Aldermen held a special open meeting at the Tarkio Community Building Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. Mayor Morehouse called the special meeting to order at 5:50 p.m. Roll call was done by the Clerk Rebecca Jones: aldermen Riley, Hunkins and Poppa were present, Klosek was absent.
Mayor Morehouse read Bill 215.18, Ordinance 202.18 by title, AN ORDINANCE FOR THE CITY OF TARKIO, MISSOURI, ADDING LANGUAGE TO THE 2018 APRIL GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT REQUESTING THE REGISTERED VOTERS THEIR OPINION OF DISSOLVING THE TARKIO BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS. Poppa made a motion to accept Bill 215.18, Ordinance 202.18. Hunkins seconded the motion. The second and motion passed.
Mayor Morehouse gave the second reading of Bill 215.18, Ordinance 202.18 by title. Riley made a motion to accept Bill 215.18, Ordinance 202.18. Poppa seconded the motion. The second and motion passed. Bill 215.18, Ordinance 202.18 passed.
The special meeting was closed. The next regular meeting is February 14, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.