City of La Grange Missouri City Council Meeting Minutes

City of LaGrange, MO Council Meeting Minutes for March 25th, 2024

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City of LaGrange, MO Council Meeting Minutes for March 25, 2024 – 5:30pm

Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Bob Corbin called the meeting to order. 

Roll Call: Councilmember Robyn Cottrell present, Councilmember James Dade present, Councilmember Carol Henze present, Councilmember Gail Kindhart present, Councilmember Barry Pfister absent, and Councilmember Don Zahn present.

City Employees/Visitors:   City Administrator John Roach present, City Clerk Kim Schneider present, City Attorney Jeff Curl present, Chief of Police Aaron Johnson present, Sergeant Jason Powell Present, Fire Chief Grant Kennedy Present.

Public Comments:  None

Presentations: None

CONSENT AGENDA:  

Approval of Agenda – March 25, 2024

Approval of Minutes – March 11, 2024

Approval of Bills

Rural Fire Board Minutes 3/18/24

Motion by Councilmember Dade approve the consent agenda, motion second by Councilmember Cottrell, motion carried 5 yes, 1 absent.

CITY ENGINEER REPORT – Mark submitted a report.

MAYOR’S REPORT – Mayor Corbin asked John to give a report on surplus property sold at McAfee Auction as follows:

2004 Ford 4 Door – $6000

2004 Ford 2 Door – $1100

Snow Plow – $550

Snow Plow – $500

Brush Hog – $1700

CITY CLERK’S REPORT – Nothing

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT –  

MOTION BY COUNCILMEMBER HENZE FOR 1ST READING OF BILL/ORDINANCE #2024-666, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAGRANGE, MO AMENDING ORDINANCE SECTION 115.130 LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND SECTION 115.140 CONTRIBUTION – FINAL AVERAGE SALARY – BENEFIT PROGRAM, MOTION SECOND BY COUNCILMEMBER KINDHART, MOTION CARRIED 5 YES, 1 ABSENT.

MOTION BY COUNCILMEMBER DADE FOR 2ND READING OF BILL/ORDINANCE #666, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAGRANGE, MO AMENDING ORDINANCE SECTION 115.130 LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND SECTION 115.140 CONTRIBUTION – FINAL AVERAGE SALARY – BENEFIT PROGRAM, MOTION SECOND BY COUNCILMEMBER COTTRELL, MOTION CARRIED 5 YES, 1 ABSENT.

MOTION BY COUNCILMEMBER ZAHN FOR PASSAGE OF BILL/ORDINANCE #666, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAGRANGE, MO AMENDING ORDINANCE SECTION 115.130 LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND SECTION 115.140 CONTRIBUTION – FINAL AVERAGE SALARY – BENEFIT PROGRAM, MOTION SECOND BY COUNCILMEMBER COTTRELL, MOTION CARRIED BY THE FOLLOWING ROLL CALL VOTE:  COTTRELL YES, DADE YES, HENZE YES, KINDHART YES, PFISTER ABSENT, ZAHN YES.

POLICE BUDGET – 

FIRE BUDGET – John presented both Police and Fire Budgets.  John will have full budget copies next Council Meeting and a Budget Ordinance to post.

OLD/UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS: None

MOTION BY COUNCILMEMBER ZAHN TO GO INTO CLOSED SESSION UNDER STATE STATUTE 610.021, SUBSECTION (3) PERSONNEL, MOTION SECOND BY COUNCILMEMBER COTTRELL, MOTION CARRIED WITH THE FOLLOWING ROLL CALL VOTE:  COTTRELL YES, DADE YES, HENZE YES, KINDHART YES, PFISTER ABSENT, ZAHN YES.

Adjournment:  With nothing further before the Council, Councilmember Cottrell made the motion to adjourn at 5:58 p.m., motion second by Councilmember Dade, motion carried 5 yes, 1 absent.

Submitted to Council April 8, 2024

Kim Schneider – City Clerk         Bob Corbin – Mayor 


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