The St. Robert Board of Aldermen met Tuesday, June 6 and the agenda was short. The 2016 audit findings were presented, an ordinance was discussed and approved, and departments updated the board.

The St. Robert Board of Aldermen met Tuesday, June 6 and the agenda was short.  The 2016 audit findings were presented, an ordinance was discussed and approved, and departments updated the board. 

The meeting was then closed to discuss legal, real estate, and personnel matters.  Mayor George Lauritson, Alderman Charles Slider, Alderman Linda Daniels, Alderman Todd Williams, Alderman Michael Myers, and Alderman Therese Cook were present. Alderman John Moore, Alderman Reggie Hall and Alderman Allan Johannsen were absent.   

The May 16 meeting minutes and payment of bills were approved. Alderman Daniels read the Treasurer's report. 

Department Updates : 

Transfer Station:  Jay Whittaker, Transfer Station Manager, gave a reminder of the special collection of appliances and electronic devices on August 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Robert Community Center   The Department of Natural Resource report was given and Whittaker said, ”Everything is good and in compliance.” 

Fire Department: The new firehouse open house is scheduled for June 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, but is subject to change. Individuals interested in attending should check the St. Robert Website or facebook page or St. Robert fire department’s page for current information and details.

Public Works: Director Steve Long said that the treatment plant repairs are ahead of schedule.

Alderman Daniels and Slider reminded residence of the” Yard of the month” award.  A $25 award will be given for the two best yards.

Three more things you should know from the Board of Alderman meeting are:    

           

1. Recycling Grant: Bins available for single family dwellings.

The City of St. Robert received a recycling grant from the Missouri department of Natural Resources and Ozark  Rivers solid waste management.  The goal of the recycling program is to reduce the amount of useable waste that goes into landfills.  Recycling bins can be picked up by residents, living in single family dwellings, (no apartment complexes) at the utility billing office in the St. Robert Municipal Center.  There are a limited amount of bins and those that want one are warned that it is first come first served.  Each resident may get up to three recycling bins.  Pick up for recycled items is scheduled for the same day as trash pick up.  A full list of items the City of St. Robert is accepting for recycling is available at the utility billing office. For more information contact Fredrica, in the utility department, (573451-3343) Jay at the transfer station, (573 336-5455) or visit online: www.strobert.com.  

2. Finishing touches on new firehouse roof.

The Board of Alderman approved ordinance 3088, from L&S Roofing accepting their bid of $4,800 for the new firehouse roof.  L &S Roofing will be working on the “ reskinning” of the existing roof. Their work will include a strong metal roof, ridge vent, and rake trim.

3  2016 audit findings

Jon Cummings, from KPM CPAs and advisors, presented the findings of the 2016 audit to the mayor and board of alderman.  Cummings said, “It was a good, clean audit.”

A short summary of the results:

Total net positions (assets) of the city increased by $ 2,522,692.

Total liabilities decreased by $966,863

Assets of the city exceeded its liabilities as of Dec 31, 2016 by $27.2 milion

In other words, the city took in more than it spent.