Archive for February, 2009

Agenda for Board of Aldermen Meeting Monday, February 9th, 2009

February 8, 2009

Agenda for Regular Board Meeting, City of Marble Hill

Monday February 9th,2009

6:00 pm @ City Hall



  1. Call to Order by Mayor Masterson
  2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, Roll Call
  3. Approval of Minutes of Regular Board Meeting and Public Hearing held on 01/12/2009, and City Expenditures
  4. Presentations to the Board by Marilyn Neville, Chuck Kernan, Paula Bridges and Jeff Eftink.
  5. Presentations to the Board, City Attorney Steve Gray
  6. Staff Reports:

            City Collector Carla Watt

            City Clerk Carolyn M. Surface

            Fire Department, Jim Bollinger

            Police Department, Dennis Willis

Admin. Assistant, Gary Shrum

  1. New Business
  2. Mayor Report, Board of Aldermen Report, New Business, Next Board Meeting March 9th, 2009
  3. Adjournment

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Marble Hill, Missouri, may as part of a study session or regular or special Board Meeting, hold a closed session to discuss legal actions, causes of legal action or litigation, leasing, purchasing or sale of real estate, hiring, firing, disciplining, promotion of personnel or employee labor relations as per section 610.020 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri.


Now that the technicalities are out of the way, I can go into a little more detail about this Agenda.


The Board of Aldermen will be voting to amend the City’s dog ordinance so that we can enter into a contract with the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri which will allow the City of Marble Hill to transport captured stray and unwanted animals to the Humane Society rather than holding them at the City Pound.


The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, offered the City of Marble Hill, a very good rate, which will save the City a considerable amount of money (and problems). The initial contract will be for a single year.


The original plan was to see if the City of Marble Hill and Bollinger County could come to an agreement to build an animal shelter in Marble Hill. Mayor Masterson talked to the County on two separate occasions, but the County is not interested (at this time) in entering into an agreement with the City to build an animal shelter.


If approved, the contract will provide the City of Marble Hill, the next best alternative in dealing with stray or unwanted animals and the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri is a reputable organization, so people will know that stray or unwanted animals will be well cared for.


The Humane Society did insist that in order for the City of Marble Hill to enter into an agreement with their organization, the City would have to adopt its current ordinance to include the following provision:


“Any animal found within the City running at large, not tied or led by a line or leash, contrary to the provisions of this article, shall be taken up and impounded in a suitable place, as designated by the City. The animal may be claimed at any time by the owner by paying the cost of micro-chipping and the cost of impounding and feeding the animal. If the owner, or some person for him, does not claim the animal within the five (5) days after it is impounded, ownership of the animal shall transfer to the impoundment facility and the animal may be placed for adoption or euthanized. If any animal is impounded more than once due to violations of this chapter, such animal will not be finally released from the second impoundment unless the animal has been spayed or neutered. If the owner cannot provide written confirmation by a licensed veterinarian that the animal has been previously spayed or neutered, the impoundment facility will have a licensed veterinarian conduct the sterilization procedure on the animal before relinquishing custody of the animal. The owner of the animal shall be required to pay the costs of the sterilization of the animal prior to the animal’s release”


The City of Marble Hill will also be deciding whether or not it wants to participate in the Show Me Green Sales Tax Holiday. The tax holiday would exempt any energy star certified appliances from state tax and will take place from April 19th– April 25th.


It is also very likely that the City will be discussing the purchase of a 4WD backhoe to replace the current 2WD backhoe (which is 20 years old).


If any of these issues interest you, then I urge you to attend the Board of Aldermen meeting on Monday February 9th, 2009 which will be held @ 6:00 pm at the Marble Hill City Hall.