The City of Tarkio Board of Aldermen met Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. Roll call was done by Clerk Rebecca Jones: aldermen Scott Poppa, Mike Klosek and Blu Dow were present; Andy Riley was absent. Visitors present included: Brian Coomes and Marek Kubesa with Olsson; Mike Klosek, Sr.; Tarkio Park Board President Ashlee Driskell; and Tarkio city employees Street Superintendent James Quimby, Park Superintendent Chris Hogue, Police Chief Tyson Gibbons, Police Officer Adam Stanton, and Building Inspector Jesse Payne.

Mayor Tim Morehouse opened the public tax hearing. There were no public comments for the tax hearing. The hearing was closed at 6:05 p.m.

Morehouse asked for approval of the minutes of the July 8, 2020, regular meeting and July 16, 2020, special meeting as distributed. The minutes were approved as distributed.

Brian Coomes was present to explain about the projects to be done at the Gould Peterson Municipal Airport. He explained that there have been some changes from MoDOT and they would like to split up the 2020 projects into three separate projects. The agreement is for all three together. After the explanation, Dow voted to proceed in accepting in concept for the same amount and scope of work of the services from Olsson Associates. The motion was seconded and approved.

Mayor Morehouse read Bill 258.20, Ordinance 244-20 by title, An Ordinance Authorizing The Execution Of Olsson Associates Consultant Agreement, Project No. 20-001A, For Consultant Services For A Project At The Gould Peterson Municipal Airport By And Between The City Of Tarkio, Missouri, A Municipal Corporation, To Provide Airport Improvement For The City Of Tarkio, And Authorizing The Mayor And City Clerk Of The City Of Tarkio, Missouri, To Execute The Same By And On Behalf Of Said City. Dow made a motion. Poppa seconded the motion and the motion passed.

Mayor Morehouse gave the second reading of Bill 258.20, Ordinance 244-20. Ordinance 244-20 was adopted.

Mayor Morehouse read Bill No. 253-20, Ordinance 239-20 by title, An Ordinance Authorizing The Execution Of Missouri Highways And Transportation Commission’s Agreement To State Block Grant Agreement On Project No. 18-001A-1 Airport Runway, By And Between The City Of Tarkio, Missouri, A Municipal Corporation, And The Missouri Highways And Transportation Commission, To Provide Airport Improvement For The City Of Tarkio, And Authorizing The Mayor And City Clerk Of The City Of Tarkio, Missouri, To Execute The Same By And On Behalf Of Said City. Dow made a motion to approve Bill No. 253-20, Ordinance 239-20. Poppa seconded the motion and it passed.

Mayor Morehouse gave the second reading of Bill No. 253-20, Ordinance 239-20 By Title. Ordinance 239.20 was adopted.

Mayor Morehouse read Bill No. 254-20, Ordinance 240.20 By Title, An Ordinance Authorizing The Execution Of Agreement Between Department Of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration, The City Of Tarkio, Missouri, A Municipal Corporation, To Provide An “Other Transation”, Authorizing Under 49 U.s.c. 106 (1)(6). The Mayor And City Clerk Of The City Of Tarkio, Missouri, To Execute The Same By And On Behalf Of Said City. Klosek made a motion to approve Bill No. 254-20, Ordinance 240.20. Poppa seconded the motion and it passed.

Mayor Morehouse gave the second reading of Bill No. 254-20, Ordinance 240.20. Ordinance 240.20 was adopted.

Mayor Morehouse read Bill 255.20, Ordinance No. 241.20 by title, An Ordinance Levying A Tax Upon All Of The Taxable Property In The City Of Tarkio, Missouri, For Municipal Purposes For The Year 2020 For The Purpose Of Paying The Ordinary And Current Expenses Of Said City, Including General Fund For The Purpose Of Carrying On The City Government And Paying The Expenses Of Said City Government; Including Lighting Of Public Streets And Alleys; And For The Further Purpose Of Levying A Tax For The Year 2020 Upon All Taxable Property In Said City For The Purpose Of Providing For The Maintenance And Improvements Of The Public Parks Of Said City; And Further Providing For The Collection Of Penalties On Delinquent Taxes. Poppa made a motion to accept Bill 255.20, Ordinance No. 241.20. Dow seconded the motion and it passed.

Mayor Morehouse gave the second reading of Bill 255.20, Ordinance No. 241.20. Ordinance 241.20 was adopted.

Mayor Morehouse read Bill No. 256.20, Ordinance 242-20 by title, An Ordinance Authorizing The Execution Of Olsson Associates Agreement No. 2, Project No. 18-001A-1A, For Construction Services For A Project At The Gould Peterson Municipal Airport By And Between The City Of Tarkio, Missouri, A Municipal Corporation, To Provide Airport Improvement For The City Of Tarkio, And Authorizing The Mayor And City Clerk Of The City Of Tarkio, Missouri, To Execute The Same By And On Behalf Of Said City. Dow made a motion to approve Bill No. 256.20, Ordinance 242-20. Klosek seconded the motion and it passed.

Mayor Morehouse gave the second reading of Bill No. 256.20, Ordinance 242-20. Ordinance 242.20 was adopted.

Mayor Morehouse read Bill No. 257.20, Ordinance 243.20 by title, An Ordinance Authorizing The Execution Of Mitigation Credit Agreement For Project No. 18-001A-1A, For The Purchase Of Wetland Credits At The Mitigation Bank For The Project At The Gould Peterson Municipal Airport By And Between The City Of Tarkio, Missouri, A Municipal Corporation, To Provide Airport Improvement For The City Of Tarkio, And Authorizing The Mayor And City Clerk Of The City Of Tarkio, Missouri, To Execute The Same By And On Behalf Of Said City. Dow made a motion to approve Ordinance 243.20. Poppa seconded the motion and it passed.

Mayor Morehouse gave the second reading of Bill No. 257.20, Ordinance 243.20. Ordinance 243.20 was adopted.

The board discussed the bid estimates for airport equipment. CARES Act money is being received for the tractor and mower. Dow made a motion to purchase Roger Livengood’s 4430 John Deere tractor at $19,500. Poppa seconded the motion, Dow and Poppa voted to approve, Klosek voted nay to disapprove. The motion and second were not approved and the purchase was not accepted.

Dow has a bid on closing in the south doorway of City Hall from Smith Construction for $3,600. The bid was unanimously accepted.

Klosek stated the pump was tested on the 1997 city fire truck and the bill coming should be $750. Mayor Morehouse mentioned the rural board is going over the agreements of other cities to see if they would be interested in joining together.

Tarkio Park Board President Ashlee Driskell was present to inform the mayor and board of things happening. Friendship Day has been moved to October 24 and will be called Fall Harvest and Friendship Day and 1887 Bar & Grill is interested in catering drinks for the event. The softball tournament has been cancelled for 2020. The Acco company is going to come and check out the pump on the mushroom at the Tarkio Municipal Pool. The pool will close on August 18 and the Dog Days event will be the 20th. There are a couple of dead trees in Niedermeyer Park that need to be removed. Morehouse offered to drop the trees.

Quimby gave his report. City-wide cleanup is September 14-18. The limb pile will be burned after the pool closes. Herzog will be here in about a month to pave the streets on the 2020 list. There have been a few larger limbs fall this last month because of some high-wind events. Because of large rains, they have had to reclean some of the ditches and also some new areas. A new tube installation has been added to the schedule for the year. The new city maintenance barn building material delivery date is August 20 and construction will begin soon after delivery. Hogue stated he had given two citations for animals at large.

Gibbons gave his report of stops and cases. There is a need for a notary in the Tarkio Police Department as the Atchison County Sheriff’s Office is no longer offering the service. If a search warrant has to be issued at night, they will not have anyone to notarize. Dow made a motion to allow the officers to become notaries. Poppa seconded the motion and it passed.

Morehouse mentioned he has not been updated on the water issue at Gould Peterson Municipal Airport from the city attorney.

Jones asked the board if they had any questions on the financials and there were no questions.

The board voted to pay the outstanding bills. The meeting moved into executive session: per Chapter 610.021, (3) Hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting a particular employee, etc. The meeting came out of executive session. There were no votes taken. The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

August 18, 2020

The City of Tarkio Board of Alderman met in special session Wednesday, August 18, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. Mayor Morehouse opened the special meeting and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Roll call was done by Clerk Rebecca Jones: aldermen Blu Dow, Scott Poppa, Andy Riley and Mike Klosek were present by Zoom.

The meeting moved into executive session: per Chapter 610.021, (3) Hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting a particular employee, etc.

Klosek made a motion to hire Mr. Tyler Dorrel as police officer with a starting pay of $30,000.00 pending the outcome of the preemployment testing. The motion was seconded and approved. Executive session was closed.

The CARES Act funds of $30,000.00 for the airport were discussed. The purchase of a mower and tractor for mowing are the main two items that are needed with the exception of a cooling and heating unit for the administration building. The mayor and alderman Poppa went and looked at Bad Boy mowers in Essex, Iowa. They found the same size mower cut as the Gravely. The Gravely is $9,945.00 and the Bad Boy Maverick 60” cut with a Kohler motor and American Made is $5,999.00. Klosek made a motion to purchase the Bad Boy Maverick mower for $5,999.00 and the 4430 John Deere Tractor, made in Waterloo, Iowa, for $19,000 from Roger Livengood. Poppa seconded the motion and it passed. The purchases were approved. The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m.