Audit Is Good As Council Approves Several Matters Tuesday
The City of Sullivan 2018 audit was good according to CPA Kristen DeLuca, as the council accepted and approved her report Tuesday night, May 7, along with several other matters.
The council also approved the hiring of two new employees to fill vacancies in two departments.
DeLuca, of K DeLuca Audit Services LLC, reported to the city that the capital assets that included: police equipment, buildings, parks facilities, electric and water and sewer lines totaled $30.167 million while the city’s long term debt totaled $4.69 million.
The city, as a whole, had a net increase in 2018 from 2017 of $339,000.
Mayor Dennis Watz questioned DeLuca on how the city rated compared with other communities of similar size with debt.
DeLuca responded that the City of Sullivan has the least amount of debt, relative to the size of the city, which reflects good fiscal responsibility.
The council received two recommendations from Planning and Zoning regarding hearings held and recommended to the council that they approve a zoning change for 301 Sappington Bridge Road from R-1 (single family) to R-2 (Multiple Family) at the request of Travis Toews representing Cross Stones Holdings LLC; and a conditional use permit for Sullivan School District to use the former library building downtown at 104 West Washington for an elementary extension center for daily educational purposes.
The council approved six matters regarding bids for various departments and one sale of surplus city property as follows: the council accepted a bid from Bobcat of St. Louis for the purchase of a new mini excavator for the Electric Department, with trade-on cost of $23,000; ChaseCo, Sullivan, was awarded the bid for the purchase of a zero turn 60 inch mower in the amount of $10,298.70 for Water and Sewer Department; approved the purchase of a new well controlled system and panel for Well Six from Vandevanter Engineering, Fenton, in the amount of $41,918; a 2020 dump truck and dump bed from Truck Centers Inc., Foristell, in the amount of $89,662; Liquid System Cleaning Equipment and training for the water and sewer department for sewer treatment plant from Zylem Water Solutions, Vandeventer Engineering, in the amount of $19,400; two pre-fabricated park pavilions were approved with $23,762 for Sunny Jim Bottomley Park near Sullivan Swimming Pool and $32,304 for pavilion at Vogelgesang Trailhead, both from Sourcewell and approved the sale of two surplus golf simulators from the Sullivan Golf Course.
Two bids were approved as ordinances in the City of Sullivan that included:
Bill 3843, which approved a 3-year, $6,000 contract lease agreement with Air Methods to comply with Federal Aviation Regulations;
Bill 3844, which approved adding 29 gauge white 8-foot liner panel on all walls on the pre-engineered metal building at the Water and Sewer Department at a cost of $7,233.50 bringing the total building cost to $205,785.
The council did go into closed session where they approved the hiring of Gary Midyett, to Sullivan Street Department as a full time semi-skilled laborer replacing Marcus Johnston and Alex Wall, to Sullivan Water and Street Department as a semi skilled laborer to replace Tyler Murphy, both at a pay rate of $14.80 per hour.