Monett names department supervisors

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Commissioners taking the oath of office during the June meeting of the Monett City Council include, from left: Al Dohmen, Mayor Mike Brownsberger, and Jerry Dierker. Melonie Roberts/

Airport improvement ordinances approved

After taking the oath of office at the June meeting of the Monett City Council, Mayor Mike Brownsberger got down to business in appointing commissioners Al Dohmen and Jerry Dierker as departmental supervisors for several areas of city government.

Brownsberger named Dohmen as supervisor over the department of accounts and finance, as well as parks and public property. Dohmen will serve as vice president of the council and serve as Mayor in the event Brownsberger is unable.

Jerry Dierker was named to oversee streets and public improvements.

Brownsberger will oversee the public affairs, as well as public safety.

Officers re-appointed to their positions included Lisa Crawford, city clerk; Sarah Weber, city attorney; George Daoud, police chief; and Tom Jones, fire chief.

Also approved were ordinances concerning the Monett Municipal Airport improvements, including a consultant agreement with Jvaition, Inc., for design, survey, bidding and other services for runway 18/36 relocation, not to exceed $796,521.78; and a supplemental agreement with Jvaition for construction management services not to exceed $1,168,803.33.

Sierra Bravo Contractors, LLC, of Sesser, Ill., was awarded the bid for earthwork and grading for runway 18/36 relocation in the amount of $9,322,534.21.

Commissioners approved a cost share agreement with Missouri department of Transportation (MoDOT) for improvements to Hwy. 97 (central Avenue) from Broadway to Cleveland Ave. The work will encompass curb and gutter replacement and installation, milling, a 2-inch asphalt overlay and drainage improvements and a roundabout at the intersection of Broadway and Central. The local share of those expenses will total $4,155,330, while MoDOT’s contribution will total $2,004,804.

Commissioners approved an ordinance to reimburse all eligible employees a total of $40 per month for a minimum of eight workout sessions at any local health club, fitness club, YMCA or organizations that offer health and fitness programs that qualify for participation.

In other business, commissioners:

• Approved renewal of property insurance coverage with Public Entity Property Insurance Program (PEPIP) at a cost of $61,150, plus an additional $12,232 buy down for wind and hail damage, for a total of $73,382. Coverage runs from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

• Reappointed Mike Brownsberger and Jerry Dierker to four-year terms with the Planning and Zoning committee.

• Awarded Vaughn Dirtworks a bid for improvements on Bridle Lane from Hwy. 60 north to County Road in Industrial Park in the amount of $626,005. Proposed work includes construction of approximately 1,575 linear feet of street improvements, curbing and guttering, concrete base widening, asphalt concrete pavement, concrete storm sewers, drop inlets, excavation, traffic control, striping and incidentals.

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