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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

New Butler City Clerk Hired

Corey Snead with Mayor Don Malan
Butler’s new City Clerk was announced and congratulated at the City Council meeting. Deputy City Clerk Corey Snead will be the new City Clerk replacing Casey Koehn who was recently appointed Butler’s City Administrator.

Steven Stivers came before Council asking them to wave the $50 peddlers license. He stated he would like to donate back to the community by holding concerts and donating money to charitable organizations. But when questioned regarding what organizations, he didn’t have a lot of specific answers. When told the city couldn’t waive the fee according to the city codes, he became belligerent, made a gesture and uttered some choice words before he left.

In other business, the first three houses have been demoed and that just leaves 27 more to do. There is still a chance that 2 more properties will be added to the list to be demolished.

The real estate contract for the Maple Senior Living building is in the hands of the council for the Butler School District. Originally a quit claim deed was what was sent to the district but their council felt a General Warranty Deed was needed for their protection instead of the quit cliam. Tom Addelman, Butler City Attorney stated there was no problem with this. The inspection has taken place no problems were found.

Council did an abatement for Mr. Robert Olney, who recent passed away owing the city $175. The abatement will take the amount off the books for the purposes of State Audits and clean up the files of the court clerk.

Casey Koehn, City Administrator, has created a reservation document and a calendar has been created to make reservations for the city parks. Anyone can go to the city website: which will allow everyone to check the availability of the shelters before contacting City Hall to make reservations.

MC Power is working on designs for the highway signs regarding the solar farm and more will be discussed at later council meetings.

Two bills were adopted, Bill No. 2015-3 Ord 1000 regarding weeds, vegetation and debris of the City of Butler, and the second Bill No. 2015-4 Ord 1001 to enable the City of Butler to join the Missouri Clean Energy District, both were adopted.
One resolution – Resolution No 418 which authorizes City Administrator Casey Koehn to sign checks, and this passed.

Elizabeth Ogg, Bates County Economic Developer presented Council with her 1st quarter report for 2015 outlining events that transpired during the first quarter.

Courtesy of Fm 92.1 News Director Marla Kash