Monday, March 6, 2017

City Council Agenda for March 7, 2017

A. Call to Order- Mayor Marilyn Pearse
B. Consent Agenda
1. Consider the Draft Minutes of the 02.21.2017 Regular Meeting
2. Proclamation - Flood Safety Awareness Week
3. Special Event Application - Baldwin City Wine Fest
C. Public Comment:
Members of the public are welcome to comment on items relating to City business not listed on this
Agenda. Please stand and wait to be recognized by the Mayor. As a general practice, the comments may or may not be acted upon by the Council during the meeting, or Council may refer the items to staff for follow up.
If you wish to comment on an item listed on the Agenda, a sign-up sheet is provided for you to sign in and
provide your address. You will be called on when the Agenda item of interest is under discussion by the
D. Special Reports or Presentations
E. Old Business
1. Ordinance No. 1363 Nomination Petition Electors
2. Ordinance No. 1364 Officers and Employees
3. Ordinance No. 1365 Neighborhood Revitalization Program
F. New Business
1. Conditional Use Permit - Public Works Building
2. Development Plan Approval - Public Works Building
3. 2018 Digger Derek Truck Bid
G. Committee and/or Commission Reports
1. Budget and Finance/Kathy Gerstner, David Simmons
2. Community Development Committee/Steve Bauer, Tony Brown
3. Public Health and Safety Committee/David Simmons, Kathy Gerstner
4. Public Works Committee/Christi Darnell, Steve Bauer
5. Utilities Committee/ Tony Brown, Christi Darnell
H. City Administrator and Staff comments
1. Car Show Petition of Support - Laura
2. Monthly Financial Reports - Brad
I. Council & Mayor Comments
J. Executive Session
1. Personnel
K. Adjourn


  1. Scandal Alert: The next city government scandal is already in the "works". It may behoove this newspaper to do some investigative work and get to the bottom of this developing injustice and scam against taxpayers.

    The Baldwin City Library Board (appointed by the Mayor), has forced out the city's chief librarian into retirement that she was not ready for, nor requested.

    The infinite wisdom of the Library Board is that they want to hire a new MLA-degreed librarian at almost 4 X's the salary. Yes, that's right, an MLA-degreed librarian has a salary range between $50,000 and $75,000 per year. Never mind that this extra degree brings almost nothing new to the library's operations or expertise in our small town.

    What this action does accomplish is to "hire" the city manager's wife in this position through insider dealings and nepotism (but hey, let's don't expose this to voters and taxpayers. Most city business needs to be below the radar in this town so it benefits the insiders and cronies).

    The Library Board is now called out on this, as is the mayor. This kind of corrupt dealings has NO place in our town.

    1. Thank you for you concerns. From the official announce MS. Johnson retired. It was not a resignation. We try to remain positive and not focus on the negative. However, I would be interested in any proof.

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  3. I can assure you your information is incorrect as someone who was in this meeting. Why would you expect an "official announcement" from the same people who are responsible for this episode to be truthful? Ask those people who have nothing to hide. In addition, it is nepotism at it's worst to hire the city manager's wife at $75,000 a year. Not only does it ethically "stink", but that $75,000 comes from the library's endowment fund, donated by deceased patron's who would be very disappointed in the "insider" politics and waste of their money.


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