The Fairfax Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting March 18, 2020. The meeting was called to order by Beth Graves, Alderman, at 6:30 p.m. Also in attendance were: Kristi Duering and Tabitha Wintz, Aldermen; John Brown, Water Superintendent; and Lori Helfers, City Clerk.

The tentative agenda was approved unanimously.

An email was received from the 4-H group asking to put a picnic table up at the city park in honor of Dana Osburn. The city council approved.

Mike Hawkins, Oswald Crow Agency, sent an insurance proposal by email. After discussing both current renewal policy  and the  proposed quoted policies the council voted to stay with the current insurance carrier/policy.

The aldermen approved the regular meeting minutes of January 15, 2020, and accounts payable.

There was another brief discussion regarding properties that need cleaned up and the fines that are in place. Lori Helfers called the City Attorney and was told the city is at the maximum rate it can fine a resident.

The council will begin its quarterly watch list on ordinance property violations/violators.

Staff Reports

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

Lori Helfers asked the council if they would like to have city-wide garage sales on May 1 and 2. That is when Tarkio is having theirs and they are hoping it will bring in more people to take advantage of the sales. The council was in agreement with that.

There was discussion about a city-wide clean-up day. The city would like to rent a dumpster or two for the residents inside city limits to use. Clean-up day would be held the same weekend.

John Brown gave a report on current lagoon and street issues that they are currently working on.

John and Steve will both be attending the MWWC conference in St. Joseph August 5 and 6. They will receive credit for their water/wastewater certifications.

The next meeting is April 15 at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.