DeSoto Village Board approvers lawn mower purchase
The DeSoto Village Board met May 16.
The board serves as the legislative branch of the village.
Here are the meeting minutes as provided by the village of DeSoto:
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
May 16, 2016
President John Evans called the second monthly meeting of the De Soto Village Board of Trustees to order at 7:00 p.m. Village Clerk Paula Parks was present to record the minutes.
Present: John Evans, Paulette Johnson, Tony Rushing, Eric Schuler
Absent: Tim Cochran, Larry White
Motion made by Tony Rushing, seconded by Paulette Johnson, to dispense with the reading of the minutes and to approve them. Motion carried.
Motion made by Tony Rushing, seconded by Eric Schuler, to approve the April revenue report. Motion carried.
Motion made by Eric Schuler, seconded by Tony Rushing, to pay the list of bills. Upon roll call vote: Tony Rushing – Yes; Paulette Johnson – Yes; Eric Schuler - Yes. Motion carried.
President John Evans discussed the state’s overpayment of the Corporate Replacement Tax. According to the state, they paid the Village $283.88 too much. President Evans recommended and the board members agreed that the Village would wait until the state sends a bill before payment is made.
Motion made by Tony Rushing, seconded by Paulette Johnson, to approve October 7, 2016, with October 14 as a rain date, for the Lions Club to collect donations at the four-way intersection, pending proof of insurance. Motion carried.
Director of Public Works David Griffin submitted two estimates for a Scag Gen. Two Turf Tiger 26 HP Kawasaki Liquid Cooled Fuel Injected Lawn Mower. The estimates were: Ben’s Lawn Service $11,417.00 and KB’s Outdoor Power $12,000.00
Motion made by Tony Rushing, seconded by Paulette Johnson, to purchase the Scag Gen. Two Turf Tiger 26 HP Kawasaki Liquid Cooled Fuel Injected Lawn Mower from Ben’s Lawn Service for $11,417.00, with the payment to be costed to the Park Fund $3,000, with the balance of $8,417.00 to be divided equally between the Water, Sewer and Street Funds. Upon roll call vote: Tony Rushing – Yes; Paulette Johnson – Yes; Eric Schuler - Yes. Motion carried.
Sheila Snyder and Emily Moore thanked the Village for its support of the Julie Moore 5K Run/Walk. The event was very successful with a good turnout.
Trustee Paulette Johnson asked about developing guidelines to reserve the large pavilion at the south end of the park and charging $5 for use of the electricity. Currently, the pavilion is used on a first come-first served basis. Residents had inquired about reserving the pavilion when they have a special event and want to make sure the pavilion is available. No action was taken.
De Soto resident Mark French is having a picnic for his ball team. He asked about having an inflatable water slide. Due to the cost of water and the inability to track the water usage, board members agreed that Mr. French could have a regular inflatable but not an inflatable water slide.
Trustee Johnson said that the circus was impressed with the work the city employees did.
Trustee Eric Schuler reported that the Little Free Library is up and looking good.
Director of Public Works David Griffin reported that the final cost of the culvert job on Hereford Lane was $4,250.00 instead of the estimated $4,911.00.
Mr. Griffin also explained that Mrs. Pat Rushing’s building permit is on hold. The building won’t fit where she wanted to put it, so she has to find a new location.
Phase I of the Watermain project has officially started.
President Evans had talked with Bart Hagston of the Jackson County Health Department. Mr. Evans is waiting to hear back from Mr. Hagston to see if he has looked at the properties in question.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall.
Motion made by Tony Rushing, seconded by Eric Schuler, to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m.