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Submitted by Lisa Sharp, City Clerk
June 5, 2023 – The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Milan, Missouri met for a regular meeting at the Milan City Hall, 212 E. 2nd Street on June 5, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. with the following Aldermen present: Darin Tucker, Randy McCollum, Ed Reger, Rebecca Bennett and Richard Head. Also present: Mayor Andy Herington, City Clerk Lisa Sharp, City Administrator Crystal Bupp, City Attorney Robert Cowherd and Nancy Watt. Absent: Alderman Lesa Smith.
Motion by Tucker, seconded by Reger to approve the minutes. Vote: yes 5-0.
Alderman Bennett arrived at the meeting.
Motion by Head, seconded by Tucker to approve the bills. Discussion followed. Vote: yes 5-0.
Dr. Ashley Pauley, Superintendent of Milan C-2, was present to introduce herself to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
Motion by Head, seconded by Bennett to approve the Park Board appointment of Tanner Gragg. Vote: yes 5-0.
Motion by Head, seconded by Reger to approve the Liquor License renewals for Ayerco, Caseys, Milan Elks, Park- A-Way, Dollar General and Fatima Properties (7th Heaven). Vote: yes 5-0.
Motion by Bennett, seconded by Tucker to approve a cooperative agreement with Milan Elks in order to contribute $2,500 to the 2023 fireworks display. Vote: yes 5-0.
Motion by Bennett, seconded by Tucker to place on its first reading, Bill # 2619 entitled, “AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AND ENACTING A NEW CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MILAN, COUNTY OF SULLIVAN, STATE OF MISSOURI; ESTABLISHING THE SAME; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CERTAIN ORDINANCES NOT INCLUDED THEREIN, EXCEPT AS HEREIN EXPRESSLY PROVIDED; PROVIDING FOR THE MANNER OF AMENDING SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES; PROVIDING PENALTY FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF; AND PROVIDING WHEN THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE.” On a motion duly made and seconded, bill was placed on its second reading, read by title and motion carried. Thereupon, Bennett moved that Bill # 2619 be passed as read, seconded by Tucker. Vote: yes 5-0.
Thereupon Bill # 2619 becomes Ordinance # 2826.
Discussion was held about Milan Recreation Association budget requests. Discussion was held about allocating $7,000 to their project request and $5,500 for operations. Mayor Herington arrived at the meeting.
Motion by McCollum, seconded by Tucker to approve $12,500 for Milan Recreation Association in the budget.
Discussion was held about the renewal of medical insurance for employees. Motion by McCollum, seconded by Reger to approve the UHC plan Item CV- 7I/RX K35Y. Vote: yes 5-0.
Discussion was held about various bigger items that will be added into the budget for approval at the next meeting.
Administrator Bupp reviewed several operational issues. Discussion was held concerning the ordinance about recreational vehicles. No action was taken.
Motion by Bennett, seconded by Head to enter into closed meeting with closed record and closed vote to the extent permitted by law pursuant to 610.021(1) to consider the legal actions, causes of action or litigation involving a public governmental body of the City of Milan, Missouri and to enter into closed meeting with closed record and closed vote to the extent permitted by law pursuant to 610.021(3) to consider the hiring, firing, disciplining or promotion of particular employees and/or personnel.” Vote: yes 5-0.
Motion by Bennett, seconded by Tucker to adjourn closed session and return to open session. Vote: yes 5-0.
Motion by McCollum, seconded by Tucker to adjourn. Vote: yes 5-0.