STE. GENEVIEVE – The Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen met last night. All but one alderman, Jeff Eydmann, was in attendance.
The board heard reports from the city administrator, community development administrator, police chief and Alliance Water Resources.
The board considered several measures during the consent agenda and elected to have separate votes on some of the resolutions.
Resolution 2023-29 which would authorize the mayor to accept a cost proposal for the 2023 Asphalt Overlay Testing by Cochran Engineering was removed from the consent agenda on a motion from Robert Donovan. It was tabled.
Resolution 2023-30 Appoints Bill Hart to the Heritage Commission was removed from the consent agenda on a motion from Gary Smith. It was tabled.
Resolution 2023-31 Appoints Thomas Hooper to the Heritage Commission was removed from the consent agenda on a motion from Gary Smith. It was tabled.
Resolution 2023-32 A property maintenance agreement with Stephen P. Tucker to maintain flood buyout property at 199 Zeigler Street was approved.
Resolution 2023-33 An agreement with Missouri Chamber Federation Benefit Plan Trust for employee health, dental and vision insurance for 2023-2024 was removed from the consent agenda on a motion from Eric Bennett. It was later approved after Bennett said he would like to have further discussion on the proposal.
The aldermen approved Bill No. 4551 7-0-1 on second reading. It hires Cochran Engineering for the Pere Marquette Park Trail Rehabilitation Project.
Three measures were on the agenda for first round action:
Bill No. 4555 writes off $209 in uncollectible bills from the water and wastewater accounts. It was approved 7-0-1. Alderman Smith commented that the city’s 15 percent late fee for water and sewer bills is too high and he would like to have a discussion on that at a future work session. The motion to discuss the late fee was approved and will happen at a future work session.
Bill No. 4556 dedicates a portion of Division Street from Main Street to Stormy Crawford Way to the city (previously it had been only an easement). It was approved 7-0-1.
Bill No. 4557 is a revision of the city’s cooperative agreement with Ste. Genevieve County for collection of city taxes. It was given first and second round approval. 7-0-1.
Mayor Keim noted some vacancies that needed to be filled by aldermen on city commissions.
Tourism-Joe Steiger, Planning and Zoning-Gary Smith, Ste Genevieve Comunity Access Television-Jeff Eydmann, Heritage-Gary Smith. Park Board-Eric Bennett.
The city attorney discussed a possible conflict of interest between Brian Keim as mayor and his father, Tom Keim as president of the IDC. The attorney said there is no legal conflict of interest.
The board then adjourned to a work session. Items scheduled for discussion during the work session were: salary schedule, cybersecurity, bi-weekly paychecks, door between city hall and police department and Progress Parkway property next steps. The meeting was closed for the discussion on the Progress Parkway property.
Last night’s meeting was shown live on SteGenTV Channel 991 and is now available on the SteGenTV You Tube Channel at: https://youtu.be/3zg9WJejDXY