The City of Fairfax Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting November 16, 2022. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Ryan Kingery at 8:15 p.m. Roll was taken. Also in attendance were: Shannon Long, Kristi Duering, Debra Wyatt, and Tabitha Wintz, aldermen; Danny Kemerling, treasurer; and John Brown, Water Superintendent.
The tentative agenda was approved.
The aldermen also approved the regular minutes of October 19, 2022, and accounts payable.
Bill #2022-22, an ordinance of the City of Fairfax, Missouri, revising the water rates of the City of Fairfax, was presented to the council and read by title by Ryan Kingery. Kristi Duering moved to approve Bill #2022-22. Debra Wyatt seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Bill #2022-22 was assigned Ordinance #2022-04-1564.
Bill #2022-23, an ordinance of the City of Fairfax, Missouri, revising the sewer rates of the City of Fairfax, was presented to the council and read by title by Ryan Kingery. Tabitha Wintz moved to approve Bill #2022-23. Debra Wyatt seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Bill #2022-23 was assigned Ordinance #2022-05-1565.
Bill #2022-24, an ordinance of the City of Fairfax, Missouri, revising the water deposit rate of the City of Fairfax, was presented to the council and read by title by Ryan Kingery. Kristi Duering moved to approve Bill #2022-24. Tabitha Wintz seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Bill #2022-24 was assigned Ordinance #2022-06-1566.
A discussion was held about the dilapidated buildings on Main Street. A second letter was sent to a property owner, who was given 30 days to bring property into compliance by either demolition or properly repairing the building, after which time the council will reinspect the property and then determine how to proceed.
John Brown updated the council on the progress of the shed purchased and power that is being run at the lagoons for the aerators. A decision has not yet been made on what type of aerators should be purchased for the lagoons. Steve and John will continue researching which aerators will be best for the Fairfax lagoons.
A rough draft of the 2023 budget was presented. Suggestions were made and it will be presented to the council for approval at the December meeting.
Mayor Kingery shared a letter he received from an anonymous Fairfax resident voicing concerns about the growth of Fairfax. The council discussed the letter and would like every Fairfax resident to know that council meetings are open to the public. They are held on the third Wednesday of every month. To speak at a meeting you must contact Lori and she will place you on the agenda.
A copy of the Star Insurance renewal for 2023 was presented to the council to review. There was a slight increase in premium but other than that all was the same.
Reports were given by Danny Kemerling, treasurer, and John Brown, Water /Street Department. The clerk’s report was read in her absence.
Treasurer Kemerling resigned effective January 1, 2023.
The meeting adjourned at 9:13 p.m. The next meeting will be December 15, 2022.