The Gallatin Board of Aldermen voted to transfer money from a certificate of deposit and from one account to another at a meeting Monday.
A total of $65,199.06 will be moved from the CD at Farmers Bank to the City Clerk General Fund. The balance from the City Clerk Industrial Development Authority of the City of Gallatin of $2,421.04 will be transferred to the Industrial Development Authority checking account at Farmers Bank.
The board approved a resolution request at BTC Bank and Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri to execute new signature cards upon completion of hiring a city administrator. Changes include removing Tony Stonecypher from the signature card and updating Hattie Bailey to Hattie Rains. Hattie Rains, John Whitfield, and Barbara Ballew were authorized as persons for the Commerce Bank credit card.
The board authorized the mayor to sign the resolution terminating a real estate lease agreement with the Gallatin Fire Protection District. A memorial request for the cemetery and discussion of the electric service fee increase were tabled. Public Works Director Mark Morey provided a quote for flooring from Midwest Floors to replace the flooring in the City Hall break room and the city administrator’s office.
The board requested additional quotes be presented at the next meeting. Morey also received a quote for milling services for $5,000 for eight hours of milling that could be used for Hill, James, and High streets. The board will discuss and determine which streets should be repaved.
Morey was approved to get bids for the purchase of a 2019 Ford F250. The already owned Ford F250 needs a new transmission, which will cost $3,750 dollars and come with a three year/50,000 mile warranty.
The Missouri Public Utility Alliance approved the grant request to purchase new electric poles, and the new poles have been delivered.
Morey said crews have worked on snow removal, however, the city had to decline salt spreading requests from several organizations and businesses due to policy and safety issues as well as maintaining the salt supply.
Police Chief Mark Richards led a discussion about used storm sirens for sale from nuclear power plants for $7,500 per unit and $12,500 with installation. The used sirens are three to 14 years old. He suggested locating the sirens in the park, south part of Gallatin, and the west part by the nursing home.
Richards is to contact the Federal Surplus for additional information and present it to the board. He reported the police department recently referred two cases to the state prosecutor. Ten summons were delivered to the city prosecutor for city court.
The board then met in a closed session with no announcement made.