The Rock Port Board of Aldermen met Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at Rock Port City Hall with Mayor Chris Chamberlain presiding. Board members present were Ron Deatz, Lavon Paukert and Todd Stevens. Alderman Tim Taylor was absent. Also present were City Superintendent Trevor Hale, Deputy Clerk Emily Schulte and City Clerk Ashtin Paris.
Mayor Chamberlain called the meeting to order.
Stevens moved to approve the meeting agenda. Paukert seconded. All votes aye.
Stevens moved to approve the April 18, 2018, and April 30, 2018, meeting minutes. Paukert seconded. All votes aye.
Paukert moved to approve the City financial statements, accounts payables, tax report, delinquent tax list, and all board and departmental reports. Deatz seconded. All votes aye.
Stevens moved to approve the utility financial statements, account payables, purchased power and water statements, take or pay water use report, water loss reports, Utility Clerk report and City Superintendent report. Paukert seconded. All votes aye.
The Mayor’s board appointments were discussed. Deatz moved to approve the Mayor’s board appointments. Paukert seconded. All votes aye. Mandy Herron and Dianna Liess were appointed to the Tourism Board. Their terms end in April, 2021.
MIRMA’s letter and recommendations to the City were reviewed.
The board discussed the results of the city-wide cleanup that took place on Saturday, April 28. Four dumpsters in total were filled with a good turnout within the community. The Board will revisit having additional cleanups in the future.
City Clerk Ashtin Paris reported that the retirement dinner for Judge McLaughlin went well and he was very thankful. Additionally, the National Day of Prayer was held in Rock Port on Thursday, May 3. Appreciation was extended to the City for assisting in accommodations.
City Superintendent Trevor Hale reported that everything has been received for the chip seal road work which should begin within a few weeks. It was also reported that water line issues have been found during a current road work project. These problems are being fixed as they’re uncovered. Additionally, the pool is currently being filled and the electrical upgrade project is getting into the final stages.
Aldermen Todd Stevens mentioned mowed grass being blown into the streets as well as grass height issues being noticed around town.
Mayor Chris Chamberlain mentioned a property in town that has been receiving a number of complaints regarding a trash issue. More will be explored regarding what the city can do to help resolve the issue.
Stevens moved to adjourn. Deatz seconded. All votes aye.