May 20, 2020
The Queen City Board of Aldermen met at City Hall in Queen City, Missouri.
Present: Mayor March, Aldermen Brenda Barnes, Bill Ford, Bill Byrn, and Becky Douglas. Also, present was Police Chief Jason Bunch and Traci Walker, City Clerk. Guests were Shane Aldridge, Jessica Aldridge, Patrick McGillan, Coley Hanes, Jenny Droste, James Starbuck, Michelle Whitlock, RD Homer, Kathy Starbuck, Maria Wesley, and Candy Tallman.
Mayor March called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.
Alderman Douglas made a motion, which was seconded by Alderman Barnes to approve last month’s minutes as read. Mayor March called for a vote, and the motion carried 4-0.
Alderman Ford made a motion, which was seconded by Alderman Douglas to approve the agenda. Mayor March called for a vote, and the motion carried 4-0.
None at this time.
Discussion: Members of the Pioneers and Schuyler County Junior Livestock spoke with the Board about Pioneer Days and the Junior Livestock Show scheduled for later this summer. Both organizations have some good plans for addressing Covid-19 concerns. The Board of Aldermen is holding off making any decisions about summer events affecting the City until a later date.
Coley Hanes of FFA spoke to the Board about the Jackpot Lamb & Goat Show, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 30. He is planning on meeting current Covid-19 guidelines. The Board gave the go ahead for using part of the park to allow for social distancing.
Discussion: Alderman Byrn motioned to donate a truck load or two of rock for the Cemetery before Memorial Day. Alderman Douglas seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
Discussion: The dog discussion was on the agenda, again. Alderman Byrn motioned to build a couple pens to impound loose dogs. Alderman Ford seconded. Mayor March called for a vote, and the motion carried 3-1.
Discussion: In the near future, the State of Missouri is mandating the reporting of certain crimes, using specific software. Chief Bunch would like to go through the Sheriff Department’s software program. Not only would this be much cheaper than the City acquiring its own program, but it would improve communication and coordination between the two departments. Alderman Douglas motioned to go ahead and go through the Sheriff Department for this mandated reporting. Alderman Barnes seconded. Motion carried 4-0. Alderman Douglas then motioned to look into getting Chief Bunch a Panasonic TOUGHBOOK in order to allow him to implement this program. Alderman Barnes seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
Street Report – Nothing to report at this time.
Park Report – Bathrooms will be open for May 30 Jackpot Lamb & Goat Show.
Sewer Report – Lagoon has been mowed a couple times. Some muskrat runs need to be filled.
Alderman Ford made a motion, which was seconded by Alderman Douglas to approve the monthly bills, as presented. Mayor March called for a vote, and the motion carried 4-0.
As there was no other business presented, Alderman Douglas made a motion, which was seconded by Alderman Ford, to adjourn the meeting. Mayor March called for a vote, and the motion carried 4-0.
Mayor March adjourned the meeting at 10:28 p.m. The next regular meeting will be April 15, 2020 at 7 p.m.
May 20, 2020