Submitted by Kristy McDonald, City Clerk

The City of Fairfax Board of Aldermen met August 22, 2019. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Ryan Kingery at 6:30 p.m. Present were: aldermen Tabitha Wintz, Kristi Duering, Michael Oswald, and Beth Graves; Mayor Ryan Kingery; Water Superintendent John Brown; City Clerk Kristy McDonald; Treasurer Danny Kemerling; Jim Brown with the Fairfax Rural Fire Department; and City Attorney Taryn Henry.

The board voted to approve the tentative agenda.

Property Tax Public Hearing – Bill # 2019-06 titled: “An ordinance providing for the rate of taxation for general and special purposes within the city of Fairfax, Missouri, for the calendar year 2019” was presented to the council and read by title by Ryan Kingery. It was approved and Bill #2019-06 was assigned ordinance #2019-03-1553.

Jim Brown was present representing the Fairfax Rural Fire District. He presented the council with an updated sample of an agreement to furnish fire protection. The city attorney will look over the agreement and they will continue discussion at a later date.

Taryn Henry, City Attorney, was present to discuss nuisance properties.

The board voted to go into closed session at 7:30 p.m. for discussion of leasing, purchase, or sale of real estate property per RSMo 610.021 (1). The council came back into open session at 7:40 p.m.

The board approved the regular minutes of July 22, 2019. The accounts payable was also approved.

Staff Reports

Danny Kemerling presented his treasurer’s report showing that all accounts are in balance. The city has a water reserve CD that is coming up for renewal. It was suggested to transfer the CD money from Bank Midwest and open a new CD at Farmers State Bank. Tabitha Wintz made a motion to approve, Kristi Duering seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

Kristy McDonald reported the status of nuisance letters that have been sent out.

John Brown presented a request to remove a sidewalk on the corner of north Fourth and Sly Street. The property owners are planning on demolishing the house and would like to take the sidewalk out at the same time. The council was in agreement that since the sidewalk was in bad shape and is not adjoining any other sidewalks it is okay to remove. John also reported that the city’s fire truck has been repaired.

The meeting moved into closed session at 8:19 p.m. for discussion of personnel as provided by RSMo 610.021(3, 13). The council came back to open session at 8:35 p.m. The meeting was adjourned at 8:36 p.m. The next meeting is September 18, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.