Thursday, December 31, 2009

Council Packet and Legal Annual Report

Howdy!

Here is the City's annual Legal report as provided by David C.  It lists all pending, ongoing, and closed legal actions that the city was involved with over 2009.



Here is Monday's City Council Packet:

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Thanks and Have a Great Day!!

Melissa Wagner
417.231.1045
www.ozarkmissouri.blogspot.com
www.twitter.com/melissadwagner

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Council Meeting

Howdy!

Our next council meeting is tomorrow night at 7.  We will be approving the final budget then.  I have included a link to the council packet.



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Melissa Wagner
417.231.1045
www.ozarkmissouri.blogspot.com
www.twitter.com/melissadwagner

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Conceal and Carry Descision

Howdy!!

Since our City Attorney carrying a weapon appears to be such big news, I felt I better address it. Honestly, I was a little surprised by all the commotion. I would expect an uproar if we were somewhere on one of the coasts. Maybe even St. Louis or KCY, but not in Ozark.

I can only speak for my vote in support on the matter, which I will happily do. I think anyone who is lawfully able to carry a weapon should. I did not vote for this because I am in fear for my safety. I have never felt unsafe in city hall so I am not sure that David's carrying of a weapon could make me feel any safer. I say this meaning no disrespect to David. Due to his service to our Great Nation, for which I am grateful, I am sure he is more than capable of safely and proficiently carrying and, if necessary, using a firearm.

My vote was simply a matter of upholding our City Attorney's right to carry, and I would have voted the same for anyone else. It is about protecting an individual's right to protect their own person.

Frankly, I would not even be in opposition to citizens lawfully carrying in city hall. We all encounter untold numbers of concealed weapons each day and I don't feel any less safe encountering them in city hall than I do in Walmart or Bullseye or any other location. To place a false distinction between city hall and nearly everywhere else may be comforting, but it's not realistic and merely provides a false sense of security.

If some one wants to reek havoc on city hall, they will do it. They will not care about our city ordinances and my guess is they will not be the type of person who could even get a conceal and carry permit.

So...if you haven't guessed already, I think the 2nd Amendment is pretty great. And even though it was only for one guy, I am proud to have been given a relitivly small and perhaps insignificant opportunity help uphold it.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Canceled: December's Community Breakfast

Howdy!

Due to the last Saturday in December being so close to Christmas, I am canceling it.  Let's plan to meet in January for an end of year update.  We'll talk about the approved 2010 budget and what's in store for the upcoming year.  Enjoy your Christmas!!!!!

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Thanks and Have a Great Day!!

Melissa Wagner
417.231.1045
www.ozarkmissouri.blogspot.com
www.twitter.com/melissadwagner

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fwd: Meeting Agenda 11-16-09

City of Ozark Missouri 
 

P.O. Box 295 Fax417-581-0575
Ozark, Missouri65721Phone417-581-2407

BOARD OF ALDERMEN TENTATIVE MEETING AGENDA

MONDAY, November 16, 2009

12:00 P.M. BOARD OF ALDERMEN WORK SESSION

POSTED November 05, 2009   Ordinance #09- 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING(S): 

CEREMONIAL MATTERS:

REPORT ON QUESTIONS FROM PREVIOUS MEETING(S): 

BILLS OPEN FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION:

      1. BILLS REQUIRING A PUBLIC HEARING: 
      2. FIRST READING BILLS: 
      3. RESOLUTIONS:
      4. EMERGENCY BILLS: 
      5. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT BILLS (TAX BILLS): 
      6. GRANTS: 
      7. AMENDED BILLS: 

SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE OF BILLS. NO PUBLIC DISCUSSION. BOARD DISCUSSION ONLY: 

REPORT OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES: 

          1. Administrative Committee: City Administrator Steve Childers-

                                        1.  Review Amendments to the 2010 Budget Wrap

                     Up Expenditures- Administrative, Police,

                     Streets, Municipal Court and Capital

                     Improvement Funds. 

                1. Visitor-Greg Williams, Connell Insurance.

                      Discuss Sub Contractor Agreements. 

                Project Manager Cara Jones-

                1. Update on RFQ Process.
                2. Departmental Goals and Accomplishments for 2009 and 2010.
                3. Review and Discussion of Compensation Analysis.
 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

SCHEDULED VISITORS:

NEW BUSINESS/COUNCIL COMMENTS:

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS:

ADJOURNMENT

The tentative Agenda of this meeting may include a vote to close part of this meeting to discuss Litigation-Personnel-Real Estate pursuant to RSMO: 610-021 (1,2,3) and such other matters as may come before the Board.

      Representatives of the News Media may obtain copies of this notice by contacting: The City Clerk's Office at (417) 581-2407 or by E-Mail lwilson@ozarkmissouri.org

(To be posted at least 24 hours prior to the commencement of the Meeting on a bulletin board or other prominent place which is easily accessible to the public and clearly designated for posting notices at the principal office of the Municipal Corporation or Political Subdivision or, if no such office exists, at the building in which the meeting is to be held). In accordance with ADA Guidelines, if you need special accommodations when attending City Meetings, please notify the City Clerk's Office at least 3 days prior to the scheduled meeting.



Thursday, November 5, 2009

CALL TO ACTION: 2010 Budget

Howdy!


As you may know, the board of aldermen are in the midst of budget discussions for 2010. Creating a budget is arguably the most important function of the board and can determine the whole atmosphere of a city for the following year. This is the time when your elected officials can truly represent and serve you by putting your tax dollars where you feel they need to go. Budget planning is always difficult, but in this time of economic distress deciding on priorities is all the more difficult.

CALL TO ACTION:

PLEASE call BOTH of your aldermen and the Mayor and let them know what your priorities for our city are in 2010. 

 

Friday, October 30, 2009

Go Tigers!!!

Congrats to our Ozark Tigers Football Team!!

This came from the CCHeadliner:

TIGERS: District football champs!


First playoff

By: Brady Brite, reporter bradyb@ccheadliner.com

Published:

Friday, October 30, 2009 12:45 PM CDT

Sometimes, things just fall into place. The Tigers' 2009 football season may be the best example in recent Christian County sports. The embattled Tigers' overtime win in the Backyard Brawl turned out to be the deciding game in their season, as they've officially become Class 5, District 7 champs after Parkview's 29-18 upset over Kickapoo Oct. 29.



The Chiefs' loss knocks them out of playoff contention and leaves Ozark and Nixa the only two standing in Class 5, District 7 football. Nixa has a game left to play, but they'll be runner-up regardless; the Tigers' Backyard Brawl win would serve as the deciding tie-breaker if they both end up 3-1.





Ozark is awarded a first-round Bye as district champs, making their first playoff game Nov. 9. They'll take on the winner of the first-round matchup between the District 9 winner and the District 8 runner-up. The District 8 runner-up is already decided: Lee's Summit West, a 7-3 overall team with a 2-1 district record. But the District 9 title is still in the air. Raytown South (6-3, 2-0) will play Raytown (3-6, 2-0) the night of Oct. 30 to decide who will be Lee's opponent Nov. 4. The winner of that match will face the well-rested Tigers.



Where they'll play is also undetermined at present. MSHSAA guidelines state that if a district winner plays a district runner-up, the district winner gets homefield advantage. But if both teams are district winners or runners-up, the game's location depends on the year: The team on top of the bracket hosts in odd years; the bottom-bracket team hosts in even years.



So if Ozark's game is with Lee's Summit West, it'll be played in Ozark since Lee was runner-up in its district. If the game should be against a Raytown squad, it'll be played in Raytown since 2009 as an odd year will put the top bracket—Raytown in this scenario—as the host.



The unexpected continues to be the story of the 2009 Ozark Tiger football squad. But if there's one thing you can expect, it's the Headliner's continued total coverage. The Tiger Blog will be live from every playoff game, complete with on-field analysis. Mark your calendars for Nov. 9, and your Web browsers for www.mofridaynightfootball.com.



It's playoff time, and the Tigers are in.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Riverside Inn

Howdy!

If you have any interest in Christian County's participation in the Riverside Inn/FEMA situation,  it is on the agenda for Monday's Commissioners' meeting.  Discussion on the topic will begin at 1 pm in at the Christian County Courthouse.  I have included the official agenda.

CHRISTIAN COUNTY COMMISSION 2009

Notice of Public Meeting

Posted @ 8:00 a.m. October 30, 2009 

*******OCTOBER TERM******* 

Notice is hereby given that the Christian County Commission will meet in regular session at: 

The Christian County Courthouse

100 W. Church Street Room 100

on:  November 2, 2009 

This notice of meeting was posted in the locked box located on the south side of the Christian County Courthouse, a place readily accessible to the general public and remained posted at least 24 hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.   

This notice was also posted on the Christian County Web site:

www.christiancountymo.gov 

8:45 a.m.  Karen Matthews, Treasurer

Re:  Investments 

      9:00 a.m.  Bid Opening for Sheriff's Office

     Re:  S.U.V Purchase 

                       9:15 a.m.  Joey Kyle, Sheriff

                  Re:  Discussion about Inmate Healthcare 

                                         10:00 a.m.  Sam Yarnell, Auditor

        Re:  Budget Study Session 

    11:00 a.m.  Davis, Lynn & Moots, Auditors

            Re:  Contract Signing, Audit 2009 

                                         1:00 p.m.  Sheila Huddleston, SEMA

                Re:  Mitigation Grant (Riverside Inn)   
 

The agenda of this meeting may include a vote to close a portion of the meeting pursuant to 610.021 of the Missouri Sunshine Law.


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Melissa Wagner
417.231.1045
www.ozarkmissouri.blogspot.com
www.twitter.com/melissadwagner

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Monday 10-26-09 Noon Meeting

City of Ozark Missouri

 

 

P.O. Box 295

 

Fax

417-581-0575

Ozark, Missouri

65721

Phone

417-581-2407

BOARD OF ALDERMEN TENTATIVE MEETING AGENDA

MONDAY OCTOBER 26, 2009

12:00 P.M. COUNCIL MEETING

POSTED  10-22-09                                 Ordinance #09-041

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING(S):

CEREMONIAL MATTERS:

REPORT ON QUESTIONS FROM PREVIOUS MEETING(S):          

BILLS OPEN FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION:

A.                   BILLS REQUIRING A PUBLIC HEARING:     

B.                   FIRST READING BILLS:   

C.                  RESOLUTIONS:

D.                   EMERGENCY BILLS: 

E.                    PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT BILLS (TAX BILLS):              

F.                    GRANTS: 

G.                  AMENDED BILLS: 

SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE OF BILLS. NO PUBLIC DISCUSSION. BOARD DISCUSSION ONLY: 

REPORT OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES:

 

1.             Administrative Committee:      2010 Budget

                                                                A.            Streets

                                                                B.             Stormwater

                                                                C.             Capital Improvements

2.                 Public Safety:                         

3.                Public Works:

4.             Park:                        1.             Discussion of Park Board Annual Report.                

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

SCHEDULED VISITORS:

NEW BUSINESS/COUNCIL COMMENTS:

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS:

ADJOURNMENT

The tentative Agenda of this meeting may include a vote to close part of this meeting to discuss Litigation-Personnel-Real Estate pursuant to RSMO: 610-021 (1,2,3) and such other matters as may come before the Board.

                Representatives of the News Media may obtain copies of this notice by contacting: The City Clerk’s Office at (417) 581-2407 or by E-Mail lwilson@ozarkmissouri.org

(To be posted at least 24 hours prior to the commencement of the Meeting on a bulletin board or other prominent place which is easily accessible to the public and clearly designated for posting notices at the principal office of the Municipal Corporation or Political Subdivision or, if no such office exists, at the building in which the meeting is to be held). In accordance with ADA Guidelines, if you need special accommodations when attending City Meetings, please notify the City Clerk’s Office at least 3 days prior to the scheduled meeting.

 

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Budget and Luncheon Meeting Schedule


2010 Budget
Scheduled Meetings
         
         
         
Date TimeBudgets or Discussion
    
September 28, 2009Noon Luncheon Flexible lot Sizes
Held at O.C.
   
October 12, 2009Noon Luncheon Proposed Expenditures:
Space Needs
   
October 19, 20095:30pm - 7:00pm Proposed Expenditures:
(Dinner @ 5:15pm) Water, Sewer
   
  Proposed Expenditures:
October 26, 2009 Noon Luncheon3rd Party Consult & Insp.,
  Backflow, Grease Trap
   
November 2, 20095:30pm - 7:00pm Wrap up Expenditures
(Dinner @ 5:15pm)
   
November 9, 2009 Noon LuncheonSidewalk Ownership
    
November 16, 20095:30pm - 7:00pm Proposed Reveunes & Expenditures:
(Dinner @ 5:15pm) Park, Pool, Park Impact Fees, O.C.
   
November 23, 2009Noon LuncheonBusiness Lic, Contractor, Vendor
   
November 30, 2009 7:00pmWrap up: All Revenues & Expenditures
   
December 7, 2009 7:00pm2010 Budget - First Reading
   
December 21, 2009 7:00pm2010 Budget - Passage
   

Monday's Work Session Agenda




City of Ozark Missouri

 

 

P.O. Box 295

 

Fax

417-581-0575

Ozark, Missouri

65721

Phone

417-581-2407

BOARD OF ALDERMEN TENTATIVE MEETING AGENDA

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2009

12:00 P.M. BOARD OF ALDERMEN WORK SESSION

POSTED September 24, 2009                                               Ordinance #09-

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING(S):

CEREMONIAL MATTERS:

REPORT ON QUESTIONS FROM PREVIOUS MEETING(S):          

BILLS OPEN FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION:

A.                   BILLS REQUIRING A PUBLIC HEARING:     

B.                   FIRST READING BILLS:   

C.                  RESOLUTIONS:

D.                   EMERGENCY BILLS: 

E.                    PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT BILLS (TAX BILLS):              

F.                    GRANTS: 

G.                  AMENDED BILLS: 

SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE OF BILLS. NO PUBLIC DISCUSSION. BOARD DISCUSSION ONLY: 

REPORT OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES:

 

1.             Administrative Committee:               Discuss flexible Lot Sizes.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

SCHEDULED VISITORS:

NEW BUSINESS/COUNCIL COMMENTS:

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS:

ADJOURNMENT

The tentative Agenda of this meeting may include a vote to close part of this meeting to discuss Litigation-Personnel-Real Estate pursuant to RSMO: 610-021 (1,2,3) and such other matters as may come before the Board.

                Representatives of the News Media may obtain copies of this notice by contacting: The City Clerk's Office at (417) 581-2407 or by E-Mail lwilson@ozarkmissouri.org

(To be posted at least 24 hours prior to the commencement of the Meeting on a bulletin board or other prominent place which is easily accessible to the public and clearly designated for posting notices at the principal office of the Municipal Corporation or Political Subdivision or, if no such office exists, at the building in which the meeting is to be held). In accordance with ADA Guidelines, if you need special accommodations when attending City Meetings, please notify the City Clerk's Office at least 3 days prior to the scheduled meeting.

 


Friday, September 18, 2009

Lunch Meeting 09-14-09 Minutes

 

City of Ozark Missouri

 

P.O. Box 295

 

Fax

417-581-0575

Ozark, Missouri

65721

Phone

417-581-2407

 

September 14, 2009

Lunch Work Session

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Ozark City Council met in a Lunch Work Session at 12:00 p.m. at the City Hall in Ozark, Missouri. All Councilpersons attended with Alderman Chris Snyder absent. Mayor Bradley A. Jackson presided over the meeting:  Alderman Mike Esterl, Alderman Mark Spinabella, Alderman Dennis Sparrow, Alderman Melissa Wagner and Alderman Rick Gardner. City Administrator Steve Childers, City Treasurer Alice Edwards, GIS Coordinator Marcus Heilman and City Clerk Lana Wilson attended the meeting.

 

12:00 p.m.

 

New Business:

 

MS4 Permitting Draft Ordinance.

GIS Coordinator Marcus Heilman presented the MS4 Draft Ordinance to the Board of Aldermen with the main purpose to discuss the importance of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permitting process. The main function of the MS4 permitting is to enforce regulations to retain clean waterways in our community. The City will be responsible for enforcement of these regulations instituted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The Board of Aldermen discussed Section 430.160:  Cost of Abatement of the Violation, and whether or not interest should be charged on violation assessments. The consensus of the Board of Aldermen was not to impose interest on the violation assessments.

The Board of Aldermen discussed various public violations that citizens may not be aware are violations, such as, burning in ditch lines. City Administrator Steve Childers stated our burning Codes may have to be modified to coordinate with the MS4 requirements.

City Administrator Steve Childers informed the Board of Aldermen of various Citizens educational processes that Staff will be implementing.

Mayor Bradley A. Jackson asked if a violation occurs in the MoDot right-of-way inside the City Limits, who would be held accountable the City or MoDot.

City Administrator Steve Childers stated he would research which entity would be held accountable for any violations that occur on MoDot right-of-way inside the City Limits.

Alderman Melissa Wagner asked if there was any language in the Ordinance more restrictive than what is required by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

GIS Coordinator Marcus Heilman stated the Ordinance is more restrictive. Staff felt that the City would benefit with more restrictive precautions in the Code. The enforcement process will be carried out with great caution.

City Administrator Steve Childers stated at this time no employee is dedicated to the enforcement of the MS4 Code, in the future when feasible possible hire an employee designated as an MS4 Inspector.

 

2010 Budget-

 

Proposed Revenue:    Administrative, Police, Street, Water, Sewer, Capital Improvement, Officer Implementation and Solid Waste Funds.

 

City Administrator Steve Childers presented the 2010 Budget proposed Revenues to the Board of Aldermen.

 

City Administrator Steve Childers explained the citizen elected E-911 Sales Tax to be imposed beginning October 1, 2009. The revenues will be collected in 2009 but will not be distributed until January 1, 2010. Steve stated he has a meeting scheduled with the County Commission this week to discuss the Sales Tax in more detail.

 

General Fund Revenues-

 

City Administrator Steve Childers explained the Tax Levy income is figured from the figures provided to the City by the Secretary of State and the County Clerk.

Alderman Dennis Sparrow questioned why there was such a reduction in the interest income.

City Administrator Steve Childers stated interest rates are down; also big amounts will be paid out of our checking account, in particular our SRF loans.

We are paying off 203 W. Elm in February 2010.

There is no way of knowing how much to Budget for Federal Forfeiture Funds. We will purchase the DEA Officer a new vehicle in 2010.

Alderman Melissa Wagner questioned whether or not the City had any say as to where the funds allotted to Pool and Park through the Sales Tax are spent.

City Administrator Steve Childers stated Staff is researching the City’s involvement as to where the Park and Pool funds are spent.

City Administrator Steve Childers stated staff has allotted a conservative decrease in the Sales Tax income.

City Administrator Steve Childers explained due to the decrease in building we did not increase income collected from our Franchise fees.

 

General Fund Total Revenues-  $4,626,434.75

 

Water and Sewer Fund Revenues-

 

Alderman Melissa Wagner asked how our rates compared with our water and sewer expenditures.

City Administrator Steve Childers stated staff will be evaluating our rates this year to determine if an adjustment will need to be made due to the decrease in water and sewer connection fee collections.

Alderman Mike Esterl asked if we were breaking even on our credit card transaction fees, with what the Credit Card Co. charges and the City charges the credit card users.

City Treasurer Alice Edwards stated that we are really close to breaking even, there is just a few cents the City has to fund.

Between our Reconnection fees and the Water Penalties income the City anticipates collecting $88,000.00.

Alderman Mark Spinabella stated the City needed to evaluate the availability of rental space on our water towers.

For the past two years we have allotted funds in the budget for a new Dump Truck, we hope to purchase the Dump Truck in 2010. We are discussing purchasing a used Dump Truck verses purchasing a new Dump Truck.

 

Water and Sewer Fund Total Revenues-           $6,483,185.92

 

Capital Improvement Fund Revenues-

 

City Administrator Steve Childers stated staff allotted a conservative decrease in our Capital Improvement Sales Tax.

City Administrator Steve Childers informed the Council that the City will be paying off three (3) significant Capital Improvement Projects in February 2010, approximately $124,000.00.

 

Capital Improvement Fund Total Revenues-                  $570,000.00

 

Officers Implementation Fund Revenues-

 

City Administrator Steve Childers stated staff did not increase the amount of the Officers Implementation Funds collected from Municipal Court Fines.

 

Officers Implementation Fund Total Revenues-  $5,000.00

 

Solid Waste Fund Revenues-

 

City Administrator Steve Childers stated staff did not increase the amount collected in our Solid Waste Fund due to the decrease in Building.

 

Solid Waste Fund Total Revenues-                   $682,000.00

 

This completed the 2010 Budget Revenues.

 

The Meeting adjourned at 1:05 p.m.

 

Preparers Signature:

 

_________________________________

Lana Wilson, City Clerk

 

Approval Signature:

 

_________________________________

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fwd: Proposed 09-21-09 Agenda

 Ozark Missouri

 

 

P.O. Box 295

 

Fax

417-581-0575

Ozark, Missouri

65721

Phone

417-581-2407

 

BOARD OF ALDERMEN TENTATIVE MEETING AGENDA

MONDAY, September 21, 2009

7:00 P.M. COUNCIL MEETING

POSTED September 16, 2009          Ordinance #09-037

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING(S): August 24, 2009 and September 8, 2009

CEREMONIAL MATTERS:                  

REPORT ON QUESTIONS FROM PREVIOUS MEETING(S):                          

BILLS OPEN FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION:

A.                   BILLS REQUIRING A PUBLIC HEARING:     

B.                   FIRST READING BILLS:

                              1.       Bill #2472 –An Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ozark by Adding

                                        One New Chapter to Title IV "Land Use", To Be Numbered Chapter 430 and Relating to the

                                        Regulation of Illicit Discharge Into the Municipal Storm Drainage System. Alderman Rick

                                        Gardner.        

1.      Bill #2473 – Approving Budget Amendments for the City of Ozark, Missouri from

         September 21, 2009 thru December 31, 2009.  Alderman Dennis Sparrow.

C.                  RESOLUTIONS:

1.        Resolution #1606 – Approving an Appointment to the Historic Preservation Board – MaryAnn Campbell, N. 2nd Ave.  Alderman Mark Spinabella.

2.        Resolution #1607 –A Resolution by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Ozark, Missouri Awarding the Bid for Police Video Cameras to Digital Ally and Authorizing the Mayor to Enter Into Discussions for an Agreement. Alderman Rick Gardner.

3.        Resolution #1608-A Resolution by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Ozark, Missouri Approving and Adopting the Revisions to the Internal Control Policy of the City of Ozark, Missouri. Alderman Mike Esterl.

D.                   EMERGENCY BILLS:        

E.                    PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT BILLS (TAX BILLS):              

E.                GRANTS:                

F.                AMENDED BILLS:                    

SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE OF BILLS. NO PUBLIC DISCUSSION. BOARD DISCUSSION ONLY:   

REPORT OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES:

1.         Administrative Committee:

City Administrator Steve Childers:

Administrative Project Manager Cara Jones:                            1.             Updates on Various Projects.   

2.      Parks:             Quarterly Report for the OC

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:     1.             Resolution #1605-A Resolution by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Ozark, Missouri Awarding

                                                                the Bid for the Purchase and Installation of Eight (8) Proximity Reader Door Locks, 100 Proximity

                                                                Reader Cards and One (1) Power Supply to _____________________ and Authorizing the Mayor

                                                                to Enter Into Discussions for an Agreement. Alderman Mark Spinabella.

SCHEDULED VISITORS:     1.             Jim Steding – Storm Water Drainage Issue.              

NEW BUSINESS/COUNCIL COMMENTS:       

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS:

ADJOURNMENT

The tentative Agenda of this meeting will include a vote to close part of this meeting to discuss Litigation pursuant to RSMO: 610-021 (1,2,3) and such other matters as may come before the Board.

                Representatives of the News Media may obtain copies of this notice by contacting: The City Clerk's Office at (417) 581-2407 or by E-Mail lwilson@ozarkmissouri.org

(To be posted at least 24 hours prior to the commencement of the Meeting on a bulletin board or other prominent place which is easily accessible to the public and clearly designated for posting notices at the principal office of the Municipal Corporation or Political Subdivision or, if no such office exists, at the building in which the meeting is to be held). In accordance with ADA Guidelines, if you need special accommodations when attending City Meetings, please notify the City Clerk's Office at least 3 days prior to the scheduled meeting.

 


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Movie Theater

Howdy!

As you may already know, the board of aldermen, in a 4 - 2 vote, decided to accept the amended Gunnett developers' agreement which will enable B&B Movie Theaters to begin construction on Hwy 14 just west of Hwy 65. Although this movie theater will be a wonderful addition to our city, there were some key pieces of the agreement that I could not support. As your representative in our municipal government I feel obligated to share my reasoning and opinions with you; Especially when they deal with such an important decision.

Below you will find the statement I prepared and read at last night's board meeting before the vote:

"Since I was elected, I have heard the term, "Public dollars for public purpose" many times. I believe this principal and have tried to uphold it in the decisions that I make on this board. I do not believe that the amendments to the Gunnett developers agreement adhere to this principal and it is for that reason that I cannot support this bill.

This agreement deals with two sets of money to be reimbursed by the city coffers. One to cover the costs of infrastructure and one to cover construction costs for the theater.

I believe the reimbursement of money to pay for infrastructure is justified under this principal because infrastructure is one on the few true responsibilities of any municipal government. Once complete this infrastructure will be publicly owned and maintained, as it should be. On the other hand, it is never the responsibility of a municipal government to build or pay for private buildings for private businesses. Once paid for, in part by public dollars, it will neither be owned or operated by the public or by those accountable to the public.

Also, once the money is given as economic incentive, there is no guarantee that the money will even be used to pay for the building costs of the theater. Nothing in the developers agreement holds the project accountable for how the money is spent. Once the money is given to the project the way it is spent is neither accountable or open to the public. The city is not allowed to spend the people's money in this way and it should not give the people's money to other entities to spend in this way.

Another principle that I have heard in these chambers repeatedly is "Consistency". I also believe in this principal and have tried to uphold it in the decisions that I make on this board. I do not believe that the amendments to the Gunnett developers agreement adhere to this principal and it is for this reason also, that I cannot support this bill.

This bill will use the people's money to pick winners and losers in the private sector. A sector that we, as a government board, should be involved with as little as possible. Especially if we cannot be involved in a consistent and fair manner. If we are going to give special tax incentives to one business, we should give that same benefit to all of the businesses in our city. Which I, by the way, would be in favor of. But that is not what the agreement does. It says that we believe B&B Movie theater is of greater benefit to our city than every other small business in the city of Ozark, and I do not believe that to be true.

Until we, as a board, are willing to afford this same economic incentive to all of the businesses in our community, I cannot support such incentives.

It is for these reasons that I will not be supporting the following bill and ask this board to consider my reasoning and do the same. "

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Incentive Money Information Request

All,
 
As many of you probably know, the developer's agreement that will enable B&B movie theater to come to Ozark will be decided tonight.  I have voiced some concern over $300,000 of 'economic insentive' money that will be given to the project in the form of tax cuts.  This will be on top of $342,000 in tax cuts for infrastructure in the project area.  I requested specific information on how the economic incentive will be used and PlazaCorp sent the following response.  It appears the money will be used for building construction costs.
 
I am still undecided on this issue, and it will be a tough decision for me to make.  Any input you have on this would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks and Have a Great Day!!

Melissa Wagner
417.231.1045
www.ozarkmissouri.blogspot.com
www.twitter.com/melissadwagner
From: mchilcott@plazacorp.net
To: dvcollig@msn.com
CC: DPOLK@ArmstrongTeasdale.com; cityplanner5@msn.com; jan@plazacorp.net; byore@plazacorp.net
Subject: Alderwoman Wagner Information Request
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 11:10:50 -0400

Dave:
Following, please find a brief description of the proposed use for the $307,400 to be provided by way of the Incentive Agreement.  The $307,400 will be utilized to fund eligible hard costs associated with the construction of the B&B building shell, which includes, but is not limited to, the following primary construction elements: exterior walls, building facade including store fronts, building structure, and roof.
I hope this satisfies Alderwoman Wagner's information needs.  If you desire additional information and/or clarification, please advise.
Mark


Mark K. Chilcott
PlazaCorp Realty Advisors, Inc.
211 East Water Street, Suite 201
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
Ph: (269) 383-5775
Fx: (269) 383-5774
Email:  mchilcott@plazacorp.net



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Thursday, September 3, 2009

September 8, 2009 Agenda (Tuesday)

City of Ozark Missouri

 

 

P.O. Box 295

 

Fax

417-581-0575

Ozark, Missouri

65721

Phone

417-581-2407

 

BOARD OF ALDERMEN TENTATIVE MEETING AGENDA

TUESDAY September 08, 2009

7:00 P.M. COUNCIL MEETING

POSTED September 2, 2009                                            Ordinance #09-035

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING(S): August 17, 2009 and August 24, 2009 (2) Council Minutes.    

CEREMONIAL MATTERS:  

REPORT ON QUESTIONS FROM PREVIOUS MEETING(S):                          

BILLS OPEN FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION:

A.                   BILLS REQUIRING A PUBLIC HEARING:     

B.                   FIRST READING BILLS:   

C.                  RESOLUTIONS:

1.        Resolution #1601 – Approving an Appointment to the LCRA Board – Ken Chapman, 1110 E. Georgia.  Alderman Rick Gardner

2.        Resolution #1602 – Approving Re-Appointments to the Board of Adjustments and Appeals – Elvin Elwood, 802 S. 6th Street, Neal Grubaugh, 804 W. Dawn, Carri Sands, 5208 Turnberry Ct. , Phillip Patel, 900 N. 18th Street.  Alderman Mike Esterl

3.        Resolution #1603-A Resolution by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Ozark, Missouri Awarding the Bid for Micro-Sealing Certain Streets in the Turnberry Subdivision to Donelson Construction Company, LLC. and Authorizing the Mayor to Enter Into Discussions for an Agreement. Alderman Chris Snyder

4.        Resolution #1604-A Resolution by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Ozark, Missouri Awarding the Bid for Asphalt Overlay of S. 5th Ave. to Leo Journagan construction Company, Inc. and Authorizing the Mayor to Enter Into Discussions for an Agreement. Alderman Dennis Sparrow.

5.        Resolution #1605-A Resolution by the Board of aldermen of the City of Ozark, Missouri Awarding the Bid for the Purchase and Installation of Eight (8) Proximity Reader Door Locks, 100 Proximity Reader Cards and One (1) Power Supply to __________________ and Authorizing the Mayor to Enter Into Discussions for an Agreement. Alderman Mark Spinabella.

D.                   EMERGENCY BILLS:        

1.             Public Hearing-Notice of Public Hearing Town and Country Village Community Improvement District.

2.             Bill #2471-An Ordinance of the City of Ozark, Missouri Creating the Town and Country Community Improvement District Within a Certain Area of the City of Ozark in Accordance with the Petition of the Property Owners Within the Proposed District. Alderman Mike Esterl

E.                    PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT BILLS (TAX BILLS):              

E.                GRANTS:                

F.                AMENDED BILLS:                    

SECOND READING AND FINAL PASSAGE OF BILLS. NO PUBLIC DISCUSSION. BOARD DISCUSSION ONLY: 

1.                           Bill #2470-An Ordinance Authorizing the Mayor of the City of Ozark, Missouri to Enter Into an Amended Developer's Agreement with Gunnett, LLC Concerning the Town & Country Village Development.

REPORT OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES:

1.         Administrative Committee:            1.             Tentative 2010 Budget Meeting Schedule.               

2.         Public Safety:                 

2.        Public Works:                 

4.      Parks.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:    

SCHEDULED VISITORS:                    

NEW BUSINESS/COUNCIL COMMENTS:       

1.                    Discussion on the N. 12th St. and W. Dawn Stop Sign

2.                    Discussion Pertaining to Memberships to the OC.

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS:

ADJOURNMENT

The tentative Agenda of this meeting may include a vote to close part of this meeting to discuss Litigation-Personnel-Real Estate pursuant to RSMO: 610-021 (1,2,3) and such other matters as may come before the Board.

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