The Regular Meeting of the Town of Eads Board of Trustees was called to order by Mayor Shields, Tuesday February 9, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in the Town Hall. Assistant Town Clerk, Barbara Scranton, took roll call:
Mayor – Joe D. Shields- Present
Trustees – Present – Dennis Pearson, Kathy McCracken,
Karl Eikenberg, and Terry Riley
Absent – Justin McLoud and Meghan Buck
Town Clerk- Robin Fox –Absent
Assistant Clerk- Barbara Scranton-Present
Director of Public Works- Van Brown- Present
Town Attorney – Lance Clark - Absent
Guests Present –
Minutes- Dennis Pearson motioned to approve the minutes as amended. Karl Eikenberg seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Approval of Bills – The finance committee reviewed the bills prior to the meeting. Kathy McCracken motioned to approve payment of the bills ($23,700.16 Water, $8,321.42 Utility, $42,630.41 General, $159.72 Conservation, $428.00 Airport: $75,239.71 Total). Karl Eikenberg seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Employee Handbook- Justin McLoud and Terry Riley are appointed as a sub-committee to review the changes to the employee handbook. Mayor Shields will also review the changes and mediate discussion about additional changes. The revised handbook will be present to the Board of Trustees for final approval.
Approve Ordinance 412 – Terry Riley motioned to approve Ordinance 412 with regard to the approved water and sewer rate increase effective January 1, 2021. Karl Eikenberg seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Meter Deposit Increase– The current deposit of $70 will not cover a minimum monthly municipality bill when someone shuts off their service and doesn’t pay the last bill due. It is request that the Board of Trustees approve a deposit increase. Dennis Pearson motioned to approve a $100.00 deposit on new service. Kathy McCracken seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Bring Up Items
GMS Draw Request – GMS and M&M Tank Coating Company requested payment for the work completed to date on the water tower repairs. Kathy McCracken motioned to approve a payment of $17,809.46 to M&M Tank Coating Company. Karl Eikenberg seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Adjournment- Kathy McCracken motioned to adjourn the meeting. Karl Eikenberg seconded the motion. The meeting adjourned at 5:34pm.