The city of St. Clair once again received a 100 percent in its annual review from insurance provider MIRMA.

City Administrator Travis Dierker announced the news during the Jan. 15 St. Clair Board of Aldermen meeting. This is the third time the city received a perfect score.

“That was very exciting to get that once again. We’re continuing to improve in all of the different departments in regards to that,” Dierker said.

He also announced that the city gave $700 in safety bonuses to employees. For an employee to receive a safety bonus, they must be full time, have had their position for more than a year and had to have taken measures to avoid possible work related accidents.

Dierker said there were three employees who did not receive the bonus. For the first year, employees can earn $25 in safety bonuses, the second year $37.50 and third year and on is $50.

Highway Program

During the meeting, the board approved for the city to continue to participating in the Highway Safety Improvement Program. The vote was 5-0. Alderman Greg Talleur was absent.

Each year, the city participates in the Highway Safety Improvement Program that offers grants given through the Missouri Highway Safety Division.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation website, the program is “a core federal-aid program with the purpose to achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads, including non-state-owned roads and roads on tribal land.

“The HSIP requires a data-driven, strategic approach to improving highway safety on all public roads with a focus on performance.”

Public Comment

Robert Small, owner of Crescent Village, discussed his concerns regarding road conditions near the area of the mobile homes during public comment.

He brought legal representation with him that evening. After Small was finished speaking, Mayor Ron Blum said city officials will respond to him in a separate meeting because he brought an attorney.

Although City Attorney Kurt Voss was present, Voss had previously represented Small in a separate matter. It would be considered a conflict of interest for Voss to represent the city.