Jamesport City Council approves ordinance

Jamesport Missouri

The Jamesport City Council accepted a bid and approved an ordinance at its meeting Tuesday evening.

The accepted bid was from Ryan Ranes for $850 for a Ford Ranger for the city.

The approved ordinance regarded raising salaries for City Clerk Shelley Page and employee Brett Matthews.  Page reported her pay increased by $1.00 an hour, and Matthews’s increased by 50 cents per hour.

The council voted to allow the city attorney to create an ordinance to place a use tax regarding internet sales tax on a future municipal election. A change of wording in the employee handbook was also approved. The change requires at least one week notice from an employee as to when vacation can be taken.

The council decided to continue with the Christmas lighting this year.

Visitor Robin Delp spoke to the council regarding her water service being disconnected due to nonpayment. She felt she was overcharged and requested her service be reinstated with no action on her part.

Delp advised that she was seeking legal steps to retract the easement agreement between Livingston County Public Water Supply District Number 4 and the property owners to have the main water service line for Jamesport removed from her property.

David Blackburn discussed a letter he received regarding his dog kennel. The city is requiring him to pay a kennel fee due to the kennel being within the city limits. Superintendent Duane Swalley told Blackburn that he could hook up to the city sewer system at his own expense. The city would have to be on site to oversee the restroom only would be hooked up to the city system.

Blackburn also commented on the number of dogs running at large throughout town.