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City of La Belle – December 11th, 2023 Minutes


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CITY OF LABELLE
BOARD OF ALDERMAN
OPEN BUSINESS MEETING
DECEMBER 11, 2023

 
The LaBelle Board of Aldermen met in open session on December 11, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.
 Mayor Zachary Sharpe presided at the meeting.  Mayor Sharpe declared that a quorum was present and
called the meeting to order.

Aldermen Present: Linda Goodson, Roy Lewis, Dee Raleigh, Beth Clay and Robbie Walter

Alderman Absent: Sam Wilson

City Personnel Present: Wendy Lewis-City Clerk, Ottie Lewis- City Collector/Asst. City Clerk and Keith
Strange-Water Superintendent

Guests:  JJS Modern Properties- Andy and Erin Johnson, Alex Johnson, and Dallas Job discussed their
plans to build an apartment complex and tear down the old school building.

Others Present: Chris Heimer, Sindey Doscher, Amy Turpin, and Paige Legg


Approval of November 13, 2023 Minutes:  Alderman Beth Clay moved to approve the November 13,
2023 Open Meeting Minutes as written.  Alderman Robbie Walter seconded the motion.  The motion
passed with a vote of Aye-5, Nay-0.

Approval of December 5, 2023 Special Meeting Minutes: Alderman Dee Raleigh moved to approve the
December 5th, 2023 Special Meeting minutes as written. Alderman Linda Goodson seconded the
motion. The motion passed with a vote of Aye- 5, Nay-0.

Financial Reports:  The monthly financial reports were presented and studied.
Bills for Approval:  Bills for the month were presented and studied.  Alderman Linda Goodson moved to
pay all bills.  Alderman Roy Lewis seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of Aye-6, Nay-0.
Water Usage Report:  The monthly Water Usage Report was presented and studied.
Collector’s Report:  The City Collector’s Report was presented and studied.

Unfinished Business:
City Survey: Still being worked on.
Sewer/Grant Updates: met with MRWA and Benton and Assoc. for plan of action. Will re-bid LSLI due to
wrong number of meters.
 

MODOT TAP Grant-Ordinance- Adopt:
Presentation of BILL NO. 1127-2023: AN ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR
TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LA BELLE AND THE
MISSOURI HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PROVIDING FUNDS
TO BE USED FOR CONSTUCTION OF SIDEWALKS AND ADA IMPROVEMENTS
ON ROUTE 6 FROM 1 ST STREET TO 5 TH STREET AND ALONG ROUTE D/K FROM
YANCEY STREET ON THE SOUTH PART OF TOWN TO NORTH LA BELLE RODEO
GROUNDS


First Reading: Alderman Beth Clay motioned that BILL NO.1127-2023 be given first reading
by title. Alderman Robbie Walter seconded the motion.
Mayor Sharpe then read BILL NO 1127-2023 by title:

Presentation of BILL NO. 1127-2023: AN ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR
TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LA BELLE AND THE
MISSOURI HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PROVIDING FUNDS
TO BE USED FOR CONSTUCTION OF SIDEWALKS AND ADA IMPROVEMENTS
ON ROUTE 6 FROM 1 ST STREET TO 5 TH STREET AND ALONG ROUTE D/K FROM
YANCEY STREET ON THE SOUTH PART OF TOWN TO NORTH LA BELLE RODEO
GROUNDS


A roll call vote was taken:
AYES
Alderman Linda Goodson
Alderman Beth Clay
Alderman Sam Wilson
Alderman Roy Lewis
Alderman Dee Raleigh
Alderman Robbie Walter

NAYS -none
ABSTAINED – none
ABSENT 0 – none



Second Reading: Alderman Robbie Walter moved that BILL NO. 1127-2023 be given a second
reading by title. Alderman Linda Goodson seconded the motion.

Mayor Sharpe then read BILL NO 1127-2022 by title
:
Presentation of BILL NO. 1127-2023: AN ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR
TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF LA BELLE AND THE
MISSOURI HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PROVIDING FUNDS
TO BE USED FOR CONSTUCTION OF SIDEWALKS AND ADA IMPROVEMENTS
ON ROUTE 6 FROM 1 ST STREET TO 5 TH STREET AND ALONG ROUTE D/K FROM
YANCEY STREET ON THE SOUTH PART OF TOWN TO NORTH LA BELLE RODEO
GROUNDS

A roll call vote was taken:
AYES
Alderman Linda Goodson
Alderman Beth Clay
Alderman Sam Wilson
Alderman Roy Lewis
Alderman Dee Raleigh
Alderman Robbie Walter

NAYS -none
ABSTAINED – none
ABSENT 0 – none

BILL No. 1127-2023 was then numbered Ordinance #1127-2023 and signed, and approved by
President of the Board Robbie Walter, Presiding Officer Roy Lewis, Mayor Sharpe and attested
by the City Clerk.


New Business:  
Meeting Date Change: REMINDER-Mayor Sharpe stated that he would not be able to attend meetings
on the second Monday for the next several months due to training for EMT. After discussion, the board
decided to move the meeting of January through April to the 2nd Tuesday.

Mayor’s Report: The Mayor reported on things we have accomplished this month, discussed our water
project and our procurement of water meters. Roof is complete. We have replaced all manhole risers.
Brand new sewer pump that was faulty, was picked up last week to be looked at. Cleaned out gutter
tubes today. The Depot parade and bake sale was a success.

Discussed having day after Thanksgiving off for holidays as City Hall is not busy at all. Alderman Robbie
Walter moved to give employees that day off as a paid holiday. Alderman Beth Clay seconded the
motion. The motion passed with a vote of Aye-5, Nay-0.

Motion to adjourn:  Alderman Robbie Walter moved to adjourn the meeting and Alderman Linda
Goodson seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of Aye-5, Nay-0.  Meeting adjourned at
8:03p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
Minutes by Wendy Lewis, City Clerk   Mayor Zachary Sharpe


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