The Regular Meeting of the Town of Eads Board of Trustees was called to order by Mayor Shields, Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall. Robin Fox, Town Clerk, took roll call:
Mayor - Joe D. Shields- present
Trustees - Present - Justin McLoud, Kathy McCracken, Terry Riley, Dennis Pearson, and Priscilla Waggoner-Absent - Lisa Trigilio
Town Clerk- Robin Fox -Present
Assistant Clerk- Shealynn McCracken-Present
Director of Public Works- Van Brown- Present
Audiences/Public Comment Period -
Minutes- Kathy McCracken moved to approve the minutes. Terry Riley seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Approval of Bills - The finance committee reviewed the bills prior to the meeting. Justin McLoud moved to approve payment of the bills in the packet, presented at the meeting. Priscilla Waggoner seconded, the motion passed unanimously.
Sylvia Shields- The Town Clerk explained to the board that Sylvia Shields was grateful for the offer that the board members made. Sylvia will get back to the board after she tries to get more investors.
Roger Saffer- Roger Saffer was present to discuss with the board regarding the airport runway.
Gary Wright- Gary Wright was not present at the meeting to speak. The Director of Public Works explained to the board how Mr. Wright would like to vacate the alleys and streets on a piece of property he may purchase.
Insurance- The Town clerk introduced the possibility of switching over to a new health insurance. Kathy McCracken moved to allow the switch over from Friday Health Plans to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Justin McLoud seconded, motion passed unanimously. The Town Clerk also presented the possibility of upgrading the employee's eye vision. Terry Riley moved to upgrade the vision to another level. Justin McLoud seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Cancellation of Election- The Town Clerk stated to the board that we had enough petitions for the number of seats open, therefore, a motion was needed to approve Resolution 229 to cancel the election on March 15, 2018. Kathy McCracken moved to approve Resolution 229. Justin McLoud seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Incentives for New Business- The Town Clerk asked the board if they would like to give the two new businesses in town the $600 credit incentive. Priscilla Waggoner moved to approve to give the incentives. Kathy McCracken seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Sewer Tap Fee for Hospital- The board discussed charging or waiving the hospital tap fees for the two new sewer taps. Dennis Pearson left the meeting. Therefore, this subject will have to wait until next meeting due to the lack of a quorum and board members who have to abstain from this vote.
Animal Permit- The Town Clerk presented the board with one animal permit. Terry Riley moved to approve the animal permit. Priscilla Waggoner seconded, motion passed unanimously.
IGA Fire District- District Fire Chief A.J. McCracken and Eads Fire Chief A.J. Bolin were present to give out the IGA. The board will meet up on Friday March 16, 2018 @ 5 p.m. to discuss the IGA.
Theater Renovation- Terry Riley brought up how the theater would like to renovate the storage area of the theater into a green room. He will show prints and would like for the board to vote if the theater can go ahead with the plans or not.
Boot Allowance- Van brought to the board's attention that they mentioned giving the public works employee's $200 allowance for boots instead of the $150. Justin McLoud moved to raise the allowance $200 for boots. Kathy McCracken seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Adjourn- The meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.
Joe D. Shields, Mayor
Shealynn McCracken, Assistant Town Clerk