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Gladstone Board Tables Trustee Vote; Discusses RR Track Closing

Village Of Gladstone

October 8, 2007 Minutes

The Village of Gladstone met at 7:00 p.m. in regular session at the Gladstone Community Building last Monday evening.

Gladstone Mayor Rex McKinney said that he had found the appointment of Lisa Lafary which he had made to the board to replace the late Robert Swanson last month was not official and needed the board's approval by a vote.

A motion was then made by Trustee Jim Hetrick to enter closed session to discuss the qualifications to fill this open seat. The motion was seconded by Darlene Manes and all approved.

After around 15 minutes, the board returned to open session. Then, Mayor McKinney tabled the replacement of a board member to a later date.

Mayor McKinney also addressed the agenda item, "Signing Documents" saying he wanted Darlene Manes removed as the alternate for signing checks in his absence.

Checks require three signatures and after the Mayor missed several meetings, Darlene had been approved by trustees to sign checks as an alternate in the case of an absence of the Mayor, Clerk or Treasurer.

After discussion, no action was taken to remove Darlene as an alternate.

Dick Bigger and Alan Ferguson were present to discuss the BNSF railroad desire to close one of the crossings in Gladstone.

There was discussion on possibly closing either the east or the west crossing. Finally, Mayor McKinney was asked to set up a special meeting to get the input of the Gladstone residents.

Clerk Hetrick reported that $260 was collected, from vendor rental of the park, during Heritage Trail Day Weekend. The money will be donated to the Henderson County Historical Society as approved at an earlier meeting.

Mayor McKinney asked for official approval of last month's action for trick or treat night.

Darlene Manes made a motion to keep the same date, as the board approved last month, for Trick or Treat on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. which had already been printed in board minutes in The Quill. It was seconded by Sebastian. The motion carried.

A motion was made, by Jr. Bielser to accept the resolution regarding the adoption of the National Incident Management System as presented by Curt Eisenmayer, seconded by Hopkins. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Manes to allow Margaret Johnson to purchase new blinds for the community building and refurbish the cupboard doors in the kitchen of the community building, seconded by Hetrick. Motion carried.

Another motion was made by Manes to set up a charge account at Menard's in Burlington, Iowa, for the village, seconded by Hetrick. Motion carried.

A motion was also made by Manes to order two reduce speed limit signs, one to go on Walnut Street at the top of the hill, seconded by Sebastian. Motion carried.

Tom Morrison reported that Bill Lukens will replace needed bolts at the wellhead.

The September minutes and paying of the current bills were approved. The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

The minutes were respectfully submitted to The Quill by Gladstone Village Clerk Joyce Hetrick.