La Belle Missouri Public Meeting Minutes

January 9th, 2024 La Belle City Council Minutes

The LaBelle Board of Aldermen met in open session on January 9, 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 and Robbie Walter 

Alderman Absent: Dee Raleigh 

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

Guests: None 

Others Present: None

Approval of December 11, 2023 Minutes:  Alderman Robbie Walter moved to approve the December 11, 2023 Open Meeting Minutes as written.  Alderman Roy Lewis 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 Beth Clay seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of Aye-5, 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 replacing sewer caps and capping lines to reduce I and I. We plan to smoke test again in February. Working on easements for new sewer line. 

Water Grant Update: We submitted water meter proposals to DNR for approval to send on to meter suppliers. 

LSLI Bids: Bids we opened and read. After discussion, Alderman Robbie Walter moved to hire Z and R trenching to do the LSLI. Alderman Beth Clay seconded the motion. The motion passed with a vote of Aye-5, Nay-0. 

New Business:   

Election Resolution: Mayor Sharpe read the resolution providing for the April 2024 election. Alderman Beth Clay moved to adopt the resolution as read. Alderman Linda Goodson seconded the motion. The resolution was passed with a roll call vote: Alderman Roy Lewis, Aye. Alderman Linda Goodson, Aye. Alderman Robbie Walter, Aye. Alderman Sam Wilson, Aye. Alderman Beth Clay, Aye. 

Mayor’s Report: The Mayor reported on things we have accomplished this month, entering meter numbers and accounts into diamond maps, city guys plowed snow from 5 am to 5 pm during the snow storm. We are working with MODOT to get a permit for the city to replace their driveway tubes along Hwy 6. We are waiting to meet with MODOT to discuss the issues. Jen Lay is going to provide vinyl lettering for the front of City Hall. We plan to get a light bar for the city trucks to run during snow plowing. 

Motion to adjourn:  Alderman Robbie Walter moved to adjourn the meeting and Alderman Roy Lewis 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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