New ordinances adopted at City Council meeting

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Two new ordinances were approved Monday night during the monthly City Council meeting.

One dealt with placing a stop sign at the intersection and South McCrate and West Main Street. The other dealt with trees overhanging or intruding public ways.

The first ordinance reads, "....Whereas, it has been determined that it would be in the best interests of the public safety for the operation of motor vehicles of the City of Portageville, Missouri, that a stop sign be erected at the intersection of South McCrate and West Main Street to stop all traffic on West Main Street at that intersection."

The second ordinance reads, "...Section One: trees overhanging or otherwise intruding into the public ways. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any private property to allow any tree thereon to overhang or intrude upon any public street, alley, boulevard, public way or sidewalk to such an extent that the tree unreasonably interferes with the traveling public. Any such tree shall be deemed to so interfere if the branches thereof extend into the public way at a height of less than nine feet above the surface of the sidewalk, or 12 feet above the service of any street." To see the full versions of the ordinances, it can be seen at the Portageville City Hall.

The Council approved the purchase of an Ice Machine to be used by city employees. This will replace one that is housed in the police department. It is an Ice-O-Matic for $2,456 from Sikeston Restaurant Supplies.

Alderman Berry then ask Joey Walters if Apex has a list of which streets to pave, Walters replied that Apex is aware we have streets to be paved, but not which ones.

Two items of discussion that have been tabled for next month was putting a handicap ramp in front of the Portageville Primary Clinic on Main Street. The contractor that was considered did not have workman's comp. or other necessary paperwork. The second item dealt with contractor licenses. City Attorney Terry McVey is to look further into this.

The Council also approved the purchase of a new desktop computer for the City Clerk from Shelton Business Machines out of Malden.

Additionally, the Council approved the appointment of the Housing Authority Board. They are Jennifer Preyer, Robert Gremore, George DeLisle, and Angie Jones.

The Council voted to go into a closed session to discuss personnel issues before adjournment.

The next City Council meeting is Monday, August 3rd.