La Belle Missouri Public Meeting Minutes

City of La Belle – Feb 13th, 2024 Minutes


CITY OF LABELLE
BOARD OF ALDERMAN
OPEN BUSINESS MEETING

FEBRUARY 13, 2024

The LaBelle Board of Aldermen met in open session on February 13, 2024 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, Sam Wilson, Beth Clay, Dee Raleigh and Robbie Walter 

Alderman Absent: None 

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

Guests: Josh Stewart-Benton and Associates came and gave a sewer update on our project. 

Others Present: Colt Jennings and Chris Heimer 

Approval of January 9, 2024 Minutes:  Alderman Linda Goodson moved to approve the January 9, 2024 Open Meeting Minutes as written.  Alderman Roy Lewis seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of Aye-6, Nay-0. 

Financial Reports:  The monthly financial reports were presented and studied. 

Bills for Approval:  Bills for the month were presented and studied.  Alderman Beth Clay moved to pay all bills.  Alderman Dee Raleigh 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. Will call and ask for update. 

Sewer/Grant Updates: Working on getting electricity to NE Lagoon. Smoke testing is set for February 21st. 

Water Grant Update: We are choosing water meter proposals tonight. 

LSLI- A contract with Z and R Trenching was sent to DNR and is waiting for approval. 

New Business:   

MODOT TAP Grant Consultant- We need to choose an engineering firm to help on our grant. After discussion, Alderman Robbie Walter moved to hire Benton and Associates for the project. Alderman Linda Goodson seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of Aye-6, Nay-0. 

Water Meter Proposals- We received three proposals to choose from. Core and Main, Schulte Supply, and Midwest Meter. After discussion, it was decided that we wanted ultra sonic meters that were non plastic on bottom. The lowest bid was Schulte supply with a bid of 133,615.98 for ultra sonic, bronze meters. Alderman Sam Wilson moved to purchase the Neptune Mach-10 meters from Schulte Supply. Alderman Robbie Walter seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of Aye- 6, Nay-0. 

Mayor’s Report: The Mayor reported on things happening in town. We discussed a property that may be sold that has a delinquent water bill and needs cleaned up and also has a mowing fee on the property. After discussion, Alderman Robbie Walter moved to waive the mowing fee if property is purchased, torn down, and cleaned up. Alderman Roy Lewis seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of Aye- 6, Nay-0.  

Alderman Linda moved to reduce the water bill to city cost if property is purchased, torn down, and cleaned up. Alderman Roy Lewis seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of Aye-6, Nay-0. 

Mayor wants to have another brush clean-up day. We will schedule that soon. 

Motion to adjourn:  Alderman Beth Clay moved to adjourn the meeting and Alderman Dee Raleigh seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of Aye-6, Nay-0.  Meeting adjourned at 8:03p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Minutes by Wendy Lewis,

City Clerk   Mayor Zachary Sharpe 

Date Approved : 3-12-2024


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