Council Minutes 1/11/2021

The Oregon City Council met Monday, January 11th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall located at 106 S. Main St., Oregon.  Present were Mayor Richard Wilson, Councilmen Paxton Crumbaker, D.A. Greiner, and Rick Dozier by Zoom (Video Conferencing) Kent Bohart was absent.   City Staff present were Steven Bradbury, Water Superintendent Bill Prussman, Police Chief Joe Martin and City Clerk Tiffany French. 

 

A motion was made by Paxton to approve the minutes, and seconded by D.A.  Vote was unanimous.  A motion was made by Rick to approve the bills with a second by Paxton.  Vote was unanimous.

 

Mayor Wilson read Bill No. 01112021 Ordinance 291

 

AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING A TAX FOR GENERAL REVENUE PURPOSES, AND SUBMISSION OF THIS ORDINANCE TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS FOR THEIR APPROVAL AT THE GENERAL ELECTION CALLED AND TO BE HELD IN SAID CITY ON TUESDAY, APRIL 6TH, 2021.

 

A motion was made by Paxton to pass Ordinance 291 Bill No. 01112021 with a second by D.A.  Aye: Aldermen Rick Dozier, Paxton Crumbaker, D.A. Greiner. Nay: None, Aldermen Kent Bohart, Absent.

 

Mayor Wilson read Bill No. 01112021 Ordinance 292

AN ORDINANCE SETTING AN ELECTION ON APRIL 6TH, 2021 TO DECIDE WHETHER TO FOREGO ANNUAL MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS FOR SIX YEARS IF THE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES FILING EQUAL THE NUMBER OF SEATS UP FOR ELECTION.

 

A motion was made by D.A. to pass Ordinance 292 Bill No. 01112021 with a second by Paxton.  Aye: Aldermen Rick Dozier, Paxton Crumbaker, D.A. Greiner. Nay: None, Aldermen Kent Bohart, Absent.

 

The City received notification that the City Attorney David Baird is resigning as of January 31st, 2021.  Mayor Wilson advised that Mr. Baird recommended a few attorney’s around Northwest Missouri.  Richard and Joe met with Taryn Henry, PC in Maryville and were very pleased.  Richard recommended Taryn Henry to be the new city attorney.  Mr. Baird will remain the cities attorney for the water project.  A motion was made by Rick to appoint Taryn Henry, PC as the cities attorney with a second by Paxton.  Aye: Aldermen Rick Dozier, Paxton Crumbaker, D.A. Greiner. Nay: None, Aldermen Kent Bohart, Absent.

 

Water Superintendent Bill Prussman reported the city needs to continue to search for a tractor or someone to haul sludge, Bradley Kurtz is going to haul once for us to help out.  Bill said the white ford ranger has a number of problems.  The council discussed bidding for a 2010, 4x4, single cab and gas.  Bill will advertise for bids and report next meeting.  Bill stated he has received multiple bids for the high service pump, lime feeder and a well.  Bill stated he will look the bids over and might need to change some of the items on some of them.  The council tabled any decisions on accepting any bids until the next council meeting.

 

Steve Bradbury advised the new lift station pump he ordered will take about 12-14 weeks to get here.  Steve also reported that the pool has been drained for safety.

 

The South Holt graphic design class submitted 5 different logo ideas to the city.  The council greatly appreciated all of the hard work and effort put in by the students.  A motion was made by D.A. To accept the design with the Tree with a second by Paxton.  Vote 3-0

 

The city will hold a special meeting Monday, January 25th, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. for bond closing & notice of award for the water project which will be held at the T.J. Hall Community Center.  A motion was made by Paxton to adjourn the meeting with a second by D.A.  Vote was unanimous.