The City of Fairfax Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting February 20, 2019. The meeting was called to order by Ryan Kingery, Mayor, at 6:30 p.m. Also in attendance were: Kristi Duering, Tabitha Wintz, and Michael Oswald, Aldermen; John Brown, Water Superintendent; Kristy McDonald, City Clerk; and Danny Kemerling, Treasurer.

The aldermen approved the tentative agenda.

They also approved the regular minutes of January 16, 2019, and the accounts payable.

Staff Reports

Danny Kemerling presented his treasurer’s report showing that all accounts are in balance.

Kristy McDonald presented the council with a bid from Schulte Engineering & Consulting, LLC, for a street improvement preliminary engineering report. This has to be completed before the city can apply for the CDBG grant for road improvements. The aldermen voted unanimously to approve accepting the bid.

There was a brief discussion regarding properties that need to cleaned up and an update on the property at 207 South Street that has been declared a dangerous building. There will be a dangerous building hearing next week to give the property owner opportunity to appeal the building inspector’s decision.

John Brown reported that the city’s fire truck is in need of a new pump heater, and the parts and labor could cost around $2,000. There is still discussion about consolidating with the Rural Fire District and the council will be meeting with the Rural Fire board to discuss this further.

John also got three quotes for a new mower, all coming in under the budgeted amount. The aldermen voted unanimously to approve the mower that John thinks would be best for the city’s needs.

The next meeting is March 20 at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.