The Booneville City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, August 14th. The Mayor Pro-Tem, Nelson Bobrowski, called the meeting to order. The discussion started by who would the council want to appoint as mayor. The council has 30 days to appoint a mayor. If the appointment is one of the city commissioners, then the council would have 30 days to fill the open commissioner's spot. After the 30 days, if no one is appointed to the seat, then the governor will appoint someone. There was a nomination that Mayor Pro-Tem, Nelson Bobrowski, become the next mayor. A motion was made and carried to approve Nelson as Mayor of Booneville. Now the council has 30 days to appoint a new commissioner. A motion was made and carried to wait til next council meeting to appoint another commissioner. Nelson will remain as mayor until the election next November at which time the mayor position will be decided for remainder of this four year term. Then in 2022, there would be another mayor election and we will be back on track.
A motion was made and carried to approve the minutes of the July 9th and August 6th meetings. Then David Hall gave the water and sewage report. He stated that they have been finding and fixing water leaks. There was a big leak on Hwy. 11. It took a while to get it dug up and fixed. We had to dig up part of a driveway to fix the water leak. We are still having problems with the pump that we had fixed. It works good for a few minutes then falls off about 50 gallons a minute. Our other pump is starting to do the same thing. The company that fixed the pump is coming back to work on it and see what the problem is.
Paul Nesbitt from Nesbitt Engineering stated that there is still problems with the ARC tanks. He is refusing the requisition for payment. The highway department is supposed to be taking bids this month for the Hwy. 30 project. Hopefully the Highway 11 project will be bid out next year. The sidewalk project bids will be opened on August 30, 2019. We are going to give them 120 days to finish the sidewalk project. Clay Pipeline will be awarded the bid for the Waterline Replacement Project subject to their approval. A motion was made and carried to approve Clay Pipeline.
The collections report was given and a
motion was made and carried to approve the report. Then, Donna Hardin gave her KRADD report. She has not heard back from the C.O.P.S. Grant that the city applied for, yet. The original plan was to have the special meeting on August 26th but it was suggested that it be moved to September 3, 2019.
Johnny Logsdon gave his report. He is starting to do home visits for school now that the school year has begun. The truck that he has ordered for the city police department is not going to be here as soon as he has originally been told. They are now telling Johnny and Tammy that it could be 6 to 8 more weeks.
Don Hughes gave the financial report. A motion was made and carried to accept his report. There was also a motion made and carried to pay bills. A motion was made and carried to move the meeting time for future city council meetings to 5 p.m.
A motion was made and carried to adjourn the meeting.