The Boonville City Council met on Tuesday evening in the Council Chambers on Spring Street to finish up the 2017-2018 year’s business and to swear in the new Mayor and City Councilmen. The prior year’s business consisted of approving a payment of $45,000 to Byrne & Jones Construction for soccer fields turf installation, the tabling of Bill No. 2018-012 Accepting a Quit Claim Deed from Huebert Fiberboard for the New Animal Shelter, and the approval of Bill No. 2018-013 Accepting the Results of the April 3, 2018 Boonville Municipal Election.
The 2018-2019 Council adjourned (Sine Die).
City Clerk Teresa Studley swore in the newly elected officials: Ned Beach, Mayor; Steve Young, Councilman, Ward 1; Susan Meadows, Councilwoman, Ward 2; Brent Bozarth, Councilman, Ward 3; and Henry Hurt, Councilman, Ward 4.
Mayor Beach then called the new council to order and asked for nominations for Mayor Pro-Tem. Morris Carter was nominated and duly elected by unanimous vote.
No reports were forthcoming from any standing committees, the City Administrator, or the Mayor.
City Counselor Charissa Mayes addressed three points concerning the Missouri Sunshine Law: Open Meetings and Records Law.
610.011. Liberal construction of law to be public policy.
1. It is the public policy of this state that meetings, records, votes, actions, and deliberations of public governmental bodies be open to the public unless otherwise provided by law. Sections  610.010 to 610.200 shall be liberally construed and their exceptions strictly construed to promote this public policy.
2. Except as otherwise provided by law, all public meetings of public governmental bodies shall be open to the public as set forth in section 610.020, all public records of public governmental bodies shall be open to the public for inspection and copying as set forth in sections 610.023 to 610,026, and all public votes of public governmental bodies shall be recorded as set forth in section 610.015.
610.021. Closed meetings and closed records authorized when, exceptions.
3. Hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of particular employees by a public governmental body when personal information about the employee is discussed or recorded. However, any vote on a final decision, when taken by a public governmental body, to hire, fire, promote or discipline an employee of a public governmental body shall be made available with a record of how each member voted to the public within seventy-two hours of the close of the meeting where such action occurs;
610.023. Records of governmental bodies to be in care of custodian, duties—records may be copied but not removed, exception, procedure—denial of access, procedure.
3. Each request for access to a public record shall be acted upon as soon as possible, but in no event later than the end of the third business day following the date the request is received…If access to the public record is not granted immediately, the custodian shall give a detailed explanation of the cause for further delay…
The meeting was adjourned  so the Council could go into Closed Session pursuant to RSMO 610.021: Legal & Personnel.