Industrial Development Authority of Lewis County Missouri

Industrial Development Authority of Lewis County – March 14, 2023 MINUTES


Members Present: Steve Ayers, Kim Schneider, Dan Griesbaum, Jim Ellison, Chris Huebotter, Jeff O’Brien, and Jeff Janney

Others Present: Director Ralph Martin, Kathy Munzlinger

Members Absent: Robert Miller, Randy Sharp

Quorum: Yes

Call To Order:
The Regular Board Meeting of the Lewis County IDA was called to order on 14 March 2023 at 5:00 P.M. by President Ayers.

Guests: None

Minutes: Minutes of the previous meeting 13 December 2022 were presented.

Jeff O’Brien made the motion to accept the minutes as presented from December 13th, 2022, seconded by Dan Griesbaum. Motion carried unanimously 7 to 0.

Financials: as presented, including:

1. Treasures Report

• December 2022 through February 2023 Profit & Loss Report

• December 2022 through February 2023 Balance Sheet

  December 2022 through February 2023 Transaction Report

2. Tipping Fee Report:

Director Martin informed the board of the recent tipping fee report as presented. It is down for the year.

Motion to accept the financial reports J Janney, seconded byJ O’Brien.

Motion carries unanimously 7 to 0.

Old Business:

1. Missouri Revised Statutes Section 349.045: Director Martin updated the board on

Representative Sharpe’s efforts to take care of this. Representative Sharpe filed a bill and

Director Martin testified. Representative Sharpe is looking for a Senator to pick up the bill inthe senate.

2. Tipping fee increase: Discussion was held on the possibility of an increase in the rate.

Director Martin has worked with Representative Sharpe who is exploring how we can accomplish said endeavor. He is looking at adding this bill to another bill along the bill process.

3. Work Keys Testing Monies: Director Martin updated the board on the recent grant he applied for testing to take place at Highland md Canton, we received the grant and testing has been completed. We are currently in the maintaining stage.

4. Goat Improvement Company: Director Martin updated the board on the recent activities, there was a meeting recently in St Charles and things are looking promising.

New Business

1. Closed Session per Legal Action and Real Estate as defined in Section 610.021.1 and .2 RSMO.: Motion to close meeting pursuant to MO Rev Statutes section 610.02.2 and .3 for discussion of Real Estate and Personal Information reasons at 5:50 pm by J O’Brien, seconded by C Huebotter. Roll Call Vote:

J Janney –Yes
J O’Brim – Yes
J Ellison – Yes
D Griesbaum – Yes
C Huebotter –Yes
K Schnieder– Yes
S Ayers – Yes

Motion to leave close session by J O’Brien, seconded by
D Griesbaum. Roll call vote:

J Janney – Yes
J O’Brien – Yes
J Ellison–yes
D Griesbaum – Yes
C Huebotter – Yes
K Schnieder – Yes
S Ayers– Yes

2. Bank of Monticello: Director Martin informed the board that the bank recently called pertaining to the funds that we had on hand that exceeded their limit according to the bank Auditors. Discussion was held on moving some to other institutions after having Director Martin shop around for the best interest rates.

      • Motion by C Huebotter to keep $100,000.00 in checking for the IDA and keep up to
$250,000.00 in the other accounts at the Bank of Monticello with Director Martin lookin into other institutions for the best rates and reporting back to the board, seconded by K Schnieder. Motion carried 7 to 0.

3. Cunningham, Vogel and Rost: Director Martin informed the board that we received a bill for $152.00 after the auditors sent a letter to them for information.

4. Trans Load Building: Director Martin informed the board of the recent discovery of a small tear in the building. He contacted the company, and it would be $4,000 to $5,000 for them to have a crew come and fix it. They could also send a kit for repair for around $530.00. He opted to have them send the kit and we would fix it locally.

5. MONE Legislative Visits: Director Martin updated the board on the recent happenings and the three main topics they are supporting. Childcare, Market Rate Housing, and Broadband.
The transportation group split into two groups. Infrastructure and Accountability. There was a lot of discussion on MoDot.

6. MEDC Economic Summit: Director Martin updated the board on the recent meeting.

7. Triangle by County Market: Director Martin informed the board of the recent inquiry by Heather Reis in wanting to put a Coffee trailer on the lot. Motion by J Ellison, seconded by C Huebotter, to allow the parking of the coffee trailer on the lot with the following conditions: proof of liability insurance, she has to be self-contained – no water or sewer service, placement on the north end of the property, $100.00 a month with the first month free. Motion carried 7 to 0.

8. Missouri Northeast Meeting 27 January 2023: Director Martin updated the board on the recent meeting and the meeting with the CEO of MO Partnership.

9.Broadband Expansion Monies: Director Martin updated the board on the monies being utilized by Mark Twain.

10. Verde Resources (PACE program): Director Martin recently met with Edmond from Verde. Our county commission said no to being involved in the PACE program, but Canton said yes. They are working with the commissioners and a consultant to facilitate this project. They can also attend one of our meetings in the future to educate the board about the project.

  • President Ayers updated the board on the 5% pay increase in wages which was approved via email for next year

Next meeting will be on Tuesday 20 March 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Adjournment: No further business appearing the meeting was adjourned, motion made by D Griesbaum and seconded by J O’Brien, by unanimous consent at 6:39 pm

Respectfully submitted
James E. Ellison, Secretary

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