Submitted by Kristy

McDonald, City Clerk

The City of Fairfax Board of Aldermen met June 19, 2019. The meeting was called to Present were: Ryan Kingery, Mayor; Kristi Duering, Tabitha Wintz, Michael Oswald, and Beth Graves, aldermen; Water Superintendent John Brown; City Clerk Kristy McDonald; Treasurer Danny Kemerling; and Jim Brown and Greg Smith, Fairfax Rural Fire Dept. 

Members of the Fairfax Rural Fire Department were present to continue the discussion of combining the rural and city fire departments. They presented some figures showing a suggested amount that the city would have to pay each year to the rural district for fire protection. The city will continue the discussion with the rural fire district at the next council meeting. Jim Brown and Greg Smith left the meeting at 7:35 p.m. 

The regular minutes of May 15, 2019, were approved. Accounts payable were also approved.

Bill #2019-04 titled: An Ordinance to Amend Title I, Government Code, Chapter 130: Taxation, Finance and Procurement Policy of the municipal code of the City of Fairfax, Missouri, by modifying the procurement policy in Section 130.210 was presented to the council and read by title by Mayor Kingery. The aldermen approved Bill #2019-04, which was assigned ordinance #2019-02-1552.

Bill #2019-02 titled: A resolution authorizing the City Clerk on behalf of the City of Fairfax to set up an automatic transfer from the Farmers State Bank Water/Wastewater account to the Farmers State Bank Replacement & Extension account to be transferred on the first business day of each month was presented to the council and read by title by Mayor Kingery. The aldermen approved Bill #2019-02, which was assigned resolution #2019-1552.

Demolition of the house at 204 South Street will begin in the next few weeks. The council received two bids and went with the lowest bid from Red Rock Demo. This was a unanimous vote over email on June 7, 2019. 

The City Clerk presented the council with a records destruction request for old records that are no longer needed per Missouri municipal code retention guidelines. The aldermen approved the request. 

Staff Reports

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

Kristy McDonald informed the council that the auditor is almost finished with the city’s audit. He will be in within the next week or two for some finalizing. 

John Brown informed the council that he has applied for the city’s wastewater permit renewal and he is waiting to hear back on that. There was an issue with the lagoons and manholes during the heavy rain recently and John had to call DNR to report. He would like to order another load of cold patch to continue filling in more potholes. The Optimist Club will be putting in a park bench for Gene Bradfield’s memorial and John is working with them to find the best spot in the park. 

The next meeting is July 17 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.