Council Minutes 5/11/2020
The Oregon City Council met Monday, May 11th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the TJ Hall Community Center 104 S. Main Street, Oregon. Present were Mayor Richard Wilson, Councilmen Paxton Crumbaker, D.A. Greiner , Kent Bohart, Rick Dozier was absent. Water Superintendent Bill Prussman, Steven Bradbury, Police Chief Joe Martin and City Clerk Tiffany French.
A motion was made by Paxton to approve the minutes, and seconded by Kent. Approved unanimously. A motion was made by Kent to approve the bills with a second by D.A. Approved unanimously.
Bill Prussman reported Rick Brock is looking to retire in the future. Ian Pierson is possibly also leaving from his part time position. We will need to advertise for a full time position so we can get someone trained and certified. The council advised to advertise and look at job applications next month.
Police Chief Joe Martin reported 44 calls for service this year. Calls have included traffic complaints, nuisance complaints, trespassing call, Juvenile activity and animal complaints.
Mayor Wilson reported the TJ Hall generator needs serviced to keep the warranty valid. Generac will service it for $190.00. A motion was made by Kent to get it serviced with a second by Paxton. All were in favor.
A citizen advised Richard that he will donate his time to help with painting streets. We will look into seeing how much paint is needed and order from Scroggins.
City wide cleanup day was discussed. CAC will host the city wide garage sales in the fall. Tiffany will check with Montgomery & Son Trash Service to see if we can reserve the dumpsters for the cleanup day to be held June 6th or the 13th. Social distancing will need to be followed, they will need to unload and put the items into the dumpster their selves. This will be for Oregon citizens only and a copy of their personal property taxes will be required.
The current COVID-19 situation was discussed. The TJ Hall building will be open to the public, however social distancing will need to be followed per state guidelines for the month of May and will be up to each person’s own discretion in June. City Hall will remain closed until the 1st of June.
Mayor Wilson read Bill No. 05112020 Ordinance #285
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF OREGON, MISSOURI, REGULATING AND REQUIRING WATER AND SEWER SERVICE CONNECTION WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF THE CITY OF OREGON
A motion was made by Paxton to pass Ordinance #285 with a second by Kent. Vote 3-0.
Mayor Wilson read Bill No. 05112020 Ordinance #286
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF OREGON, MISSOURI TO ENFORCE AND COLLECT DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES
A motion was made by Kent to pass Ordinance #286 with a second by Paxton. Vote 3-0.
USDA water rate increases were discussed. The council will pass Ordinance #287 next month to raise Oregon water rates to the 1st thousand gallons $32.00 thereafter per thousand gallons to $15.50. Anyone outside of Oregon $34.00 for the 1st thousand gallons and thereafter per thousand gallons to $15.85. This will satisfy the USDA requirement. Rates will go into effect for July 2020 billing.
The next council meeting will be Monday, June 8th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the City Hall. A motion was made by Paxton to adjourn the meeting with a second by Kent. Vote was unanimous.