Exerpts from Public Safety
meet last week.
Dagnan advised the committee that the Jasper
County 911 services had a command bus that was
equipped with computers and radio systems, along
with bathroom facility they were looking to
reallocate the asset to the City of Carthage with
reported that the yearly maintenance and storage
fees the 911 center were currently spending
totaled approximately $4,800.00. Chief advised
the committee that he understood the funds for
the upkeep if accepting the bus were not budgeted
for, but if the gift was to be accepted he felt
his budget would accommodate the costs. It was
also discussed that the bus could be used and
shared by the fire department and possibly be a
shared cost in the future budgets.
could be used during Marian Days and in any major
incidents where personnel were required to be
stationed at any particular site for numerous
hours at a time.
lengthy discussion, Chairman Welsh made a motion
that the committee recommend to accept the bus
and requested item be sent on to council for
MINUTES OF THE
MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF CARTHAGE,
JANUARY 12, 2010
The Carthage City Council met
in regular session on the above date at 7:30 P.M.
in the City Hall Council Chambers with Mayor
James G. Woestman presiding. The invocation was
given by Fire Chief John Cooper and the flag
salute was led by Police Chief Greg Dagnan.
The following Council Members
answered roll call: Bill Welch, Brent Greninger,
Dan Rife, Claude Newport, Wayne Campbell, T. J.
Teed, Mike Harris, John Studebaker and Diane
Sharits. Council Member Larry Ross was absent.
City Administrator Tom Short and City Attorney
Nate Dally were present.
On a motion by Mrs. Sharits,
seconded by Mr. Teed, minutes of the December 22,
2009 meeting were approved.
Mr. Newport reported the Budget
Ways and Means Committee met January 11, 2010 and
discussed the mid-year budget report provided by
Mr. Short. Mr. Newport made a motion, seconded by
Mr. Welch, to accept the budget calendar for
Fiscal Year 2011. Motion carried. Mr. Newport
made a motion, seconded by Mr. Harris, to accept
donations from Dr. Russell Smith of $1,000.00 to
the ChildrenS Christmas Party and $1,000.00
to the Golf Course, plus a donation from Wal-Mart
in the amount of $1,000.00 for the Parks
Department. Motion carried. The Committee
reviewed the latest sales tax report.
Mrs. Sharits reported the
Finance and Personnel Committee met on this date
in Council Chambers and continued discussion on
the proposals from UMB Bank officials on options
that would enhance earnings and offset fees. Mrs.
Sharits made a motion, seconded by Mr. Newport,
to waive the 80 hour comp time limit in the
Street Department during the ice/snow season and
raise it to 120 hours to be used by December
31,2010. Motion carried.
Reporting for the Public
Services Committee, Mrs. Sharits reported the
January 4, 2010 meeting had been cancelled due to
weather and the next meeting would be February 1,
Mr. Welch reported the Public
Safety Committee would meet January 18, 2010 at
the Fire Department.
Mr. Rife reported the Public
Works Committee met January 5, 2010 and there
were no items requiring Council action.
Special Committee and Board
Liaison Reports were given by: Mrs. Sharits,
Library Board and Mr. Newport, Economic
Director/Chamber of Commerce Search Committee.
Mayor Woestman encouraged
everyone to vote at the April election with the
hope the turnout will be above 10 percent.
Mr. Short reported on the
following: the recent changes in Municipal Court
including a meeting with Judge Brad Cameron; the
mid-year budget status reports; the recent water
damage at Memorial Hall; the Joplin E-Waste
program funded through a Region M grant; a
upcoming bid opening for the awning at the
Over-60 Center; talks with City and State
officials on the Emergency 911 issues; the
arrival of funds from the AT&T Landline
settlement and the SEMA reimbursement from the
May 2009 storm; overtime usage in the Street
Department due to the recent snow storms on
Christmas and New Years Day; the EPA
lifting the ban on cinders; the latest sales tax
report and dates he will be out of the office due
Mr. Carney reported on the
overtime and comp time paid as a result of the
snow/ice storms on Christmas Day and New
Years Day. The week after Christmas the
recycling center baled 700 pounds of cardboard
according to Mr. Carney.
The Claims Report was given
showing claims against the following funds:
General Revenue $65,183.58; Public Health
$248.52; Public Safety $19,764.75; Golf Course
Fund $2,747.71; Lodging $6,250.00; Powers Museum
$5,088.28; Library $30,451.50; McCune-Brooks
Regional Hospital $2,850,000.00 and Payroll
$283,558.28. Mrs. Sharits made a motion, seconded
by Mr. Teed, to accept the report and allow the
claims. Motion carried.
No one spoke during the
Citizens Participation Period.
Under old business, C. B.
09-64, an Ordinance amending the Annual Operating
and Capital Budget of the City of Carthage for
the fiscal year 2009 -2010 was placed on second
reading followed by a roll call vote of 9 yeas
and no nays. Bill passed. Council Member Larry
Ross was absent.
Under new business, C.B. 10-01,
an Ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into
a contract with Midwest Wholesalers, Inc. for
hauling and recycling of e-waste from the
Carthage Recycling Center was put on first
reading with no action taken. Mr. Rife provided
details on the contract.
C.B. 10-02, an Ordinance
changing the E-Waste section of the Public Health
Fee Schedule to amend fees for Monitors,
Televisions and Microwaves was put on first
reading with no action taken. Mr. Rife provided
C.B. 10-03, an Ordinance
authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Lease
Agreement with Alternative Opportunities, Inc.,
in the amount of $8,400.00 for space on the main
level of the Memorial Hall building as a license
office for one year commencing January 20, 2010
was placed on first reading. Mrs. Sharits made a
motion, seconded by Mr. Welch, to move C.B. 10-03
to second reading and to amend the lease amount
to $9,000.00. Motion carried. C.B. 10-03 was
placed on second reading followed by a roll call
vote of 9 yeas and no nays. Bill passed. Council
Member Larry Ross was absent. Prior to the vote,
Mr. Short explained the lease agreement. Mr.
Campbell and Mr. Welch had questions on the
Mr. Teed made a motion,
seconded by Mr. Harris, to approve Resolution
No.1590 a Resolution of the City of Carthage
approving a recommendation of the Public Works
Committee granting an Administrative Lot Split
for property located at 1400 S. Case Street,
Carthage, Missouri. Motion carried.
In closing remarks, Mr. Harris
gave encouraging remarks on the City
Councils decision to go paperless.
Mrs. Sharits made a motion,
seconded by Mr. Newport, to adjourn the regular
Council Meeting. Motion carried, adjourned at