C E R T Training

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 22-07-2014

Billings C E R T Class

Will start Friday, July 25, 2014 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, July 26, 2014 8:30 am 0 4:00 pm

Saturday, August 2, 2014 8:30 am – 12:00 Noon

in the Billings Community Building

119 NW Washington

Billings MO

C E R T stands for Community Emergency Response Team

Come learn of what is needed and to do in case we have an emergency in the City of Billings to provide for you and your family and our Community.

No cost just your time to learn!!!!!!!

Join Us.

Billings Book Worms

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 11-07-2014

Look What’s New in Billings!

 

Billings Book Worms will become the future Billings Library.

You can participate by dropping of gently used books to start our Library.

Drop Locations are Billings City Hall; Billings Community Building on 2nd Saturday’s;

Concession Stand during the Billings Fair and the Exhibit Hall during the Fair.

 

We need Children’s Books (all ages)

Youth Books

Adult Fiction and Non-fiction

Resource Books

DVD/VHS Movies

Computer Software (Educational Games preferred)

Monetary Donations are Welcomed to start this Library in Billings.

We have a proposed Building but we need your help to make this a reality.

If you have any questions Please contact City Hall at 744-2581 and leave a message for Jessie Coker to contact you back.

 

2nd Saturday Update

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 09-07-2014

 

2nd Saturday Celebration

Saturday,  July 12, 2014

Billings Community Building

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Vendors Mall

Ticket Basket Party  $ 3.00 for packet

.25 & Ticket to Bid on Vendor Gift Baskets

31   Bags         Party Lite       Wild Tree     Origami Owl

Scentsy                Tupperware

 

Vendors will have items for purchase or you can order for next month.

Join Us!!!!!                              Watch for Pink signs!!!!!

 

 

 

 

Agenda for July 10, 2014

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 09-07-2014

City of Billings   P.O. Box 207   Billings, MO 65610

      Phone 417-744-2581              Fax 417-744-4560

 

 

AGENDA FOR THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE BILLINGS BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING FOR JULY 10, 2014 IN THE BILLINGS COMMUNITY HALL AT 7:00 P.M.

 

ROLL CALL.

 

Mayor Pierce will open the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Mayor’s Comments.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

Review of Minutes for the Regular Session Board Meeting of June 12, 2014.  Vote

Review of Minutes for the Closed Session Board Meeting of June 12, 2014.  Vote

 

OLD BUSINESS.

  1. Mayor to discuss bids for flooring and concrete work on old bank building.
  2. Venable to report on costs for new Tennis Courts.  Possible Vote.
  3. Venable to discuss Emergency Management.  Possible Vote.
  4. Mayor to discuss bids for sidewalks on Howcroft.

     

     

    NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES,

  1. Report on progress of work on the bank building by JMA Const. for the glass work and historic repairs; also First Choice Const. for the carpentry and drywall; signage.
  2. Finding of Fact from the Planning and Zoning Commission on Napper’s Lot Split.  Vote.
  3. Recommendation by Planning and Zoning Commission for Napper’s Lot Split.  Vote.
  4. Board approval on Planning and Zoning Commission’s action on Napper’s Lot Split.  Vote. 
  5. Board to approve Drug and Alcohol Policy for the City.  Possible Vote.
  6. Board to approve Confined Space Policy.  Possible Vote.
  7. Venable to report on repairs to Memorial Wall.
  8. Venable states City needs to be an affiliate of Community Foundation of the Ozarks CFO, to secure money for Community Projects.  Possible Vote.  Park Grant not awarded because of no affiliations.
  9. Hopkins Six Month Budget Amendment.
  10. Motion to approve Payment of Wages, Expenses, Bills, Statements and other Expenditures for the Month of June 2014.  Vote.

     

    Treasurers Report/Police Report/Municipal Court Report/Animal Control Report/Water and Wastewater Maint. Report/Building Inspection Report.  Vote.

     

    Motion to go into Closed Session Pursuant to Section RSMo 610.021(1),(2),(3).  Vote.

     

    Meeting Closed to the Public.

     

    Reopen Regular Session.

  11. Discuss pay increase for City Employee.  Vote.

     

    No Further Business

     

    Adjournment.

     

    The Undersigned Hereby Certifies That a True Copy of the Foregoing Agenda was posted at the City Hall, Billings, Missouri on this the 8th day of July, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

     

     

     

    _____________________________

    Ruth M Haskins

    City Clerk

     

                                                                                                      

     

     

     

     

     

P Z Agenda for Thursday, July 3, 2014

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Planning & Zoning | Posted on 01-07-2014

                                 City of Billings          P.O. Box 207           Billings MO 65610

                      Ph. 417-744-2581                 251 NE Hwy 60                    Fax 417-744-4560                        

 

 

                                 Agenda for Planning & Zoning Commission

                                                        July 3, 2014

                                                          7:00 P.M.

                          Community Building, 119 NW Washington, Billings MO 65610

 

ROLL CALL.

Chairman Baker to open the meeting.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION 

Review of Minutes for the Regular Meeting on June 05, 2014.   Vote.

OLD BUSINESS           

NEW BUSINESS

          A.     Project 14-05 Bob Brauch.  Commercial addition to an existing building at 121 NW Hwy 14.

 No Fees paid.  (Will need Contractor Application and Fee & proof of Work Comp Liability

 Ins); Building Permit Fee; Plan Review Fee).

 

            B.      Project 14-06 Review Minor Subdivision/Lot Split George (Ted) Napper at 506 E. Mt 

  Vernon.   Fee paid.  (Contractor Application, Fee paid, will need sub-contractor

  applications and fees for folder; Exemption of Work Comp/Liability Ins form provided for

  Contractor; will need Building Permit Fee; Plan Review Fee paid before Building Permit is

  issued.)

          C.       Next Meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 7, 2014.

                                                                                                                                  

Adjournment                                                                                                             

 

____________________________                                                                           

Chris M. Hopkins, Deputy City Clerk                                                                      

                                                                                                                                   

 Posted 07/01/14   3:30 pm

Fireworks Display

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Notifications | Posted on 24-06-2014

                                                            City of Billings  

                                                        Fireworks Display

                                                                at Dusk

                                                   Saturday, June 28, 2014

                                                       Billings City Park       

                                                      750 S Pine Street

 

5:30 pm   until ?              4H will be in the Concession Stand

 

5:45 pm – 8:45 pm          Bouncy House   Carnival Games

                                           Queen Booths

 

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm          Catty Wampus Band

                                             will play under the Pavilion

 

9:00 pm or so                    Fireworks Display in City Park

                                             at Girls Softball Field

                                                      

2013 City of Billings Water Report

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Annual Water Report, Notifications | Posted on 23-06-2014

This report is intended to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made to provide safe drinking water.

Attencion!

Este informe contiene información muy importante. Tradúscalo o prequntele a alguien que lo entienda bien.  [Translated: This report contains very important information. Translate or ask someone who understands this very well.]

What is the source of my water?

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and groundwater wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Our water comes from the following source(s):

Source Name

Type

WELL#2

GROUND WATER

WELL # 3

GROUND WATER

 

Source Water Assessment:

The Department of Natural Resources conducted a source water assessment to determine the susceptibility of our water source to potential contaminants.  This process involved the establishment of source water area delineations for each well or surface water intake and then a contaminant inventory was performed within those delineated areas to assess potential threats to each source. Assessment maps and summary information sheets are available on the internet at

http://maproom.missouri.edu/swipmaps/pwssid.htm. To access the maps for your water system you will need the State-assigned identification code, which is printed at the top of this report.  The Source Water Inventory Project maps and information sheets provide a foundation upon which a more comprehensive source water protection plan can be developed.

Why are there contaminants in my water?

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

  1. A.  Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
  2. B.  Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial, or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
    1. C.  Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
  3. D.  Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
    1. E.  Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the Department of Natural Resources prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Department of Health regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

Is our water system meeting other rules that govern our operations?

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources regulates our water system and requires us to test our water on a regular basis to ensure its safety. Our system has been assigned the identification number MO5010071 for the purposes of tracking our test results. Last year, we tested for a variety of contaminants. The detectable results of these tests are on the following pages of this report. Any violations of state requirements or standards will be further explained later in this report.

How might I become actively involved?

If you would like to observe the decision-making process that affect drinking water quality or if you have any further questions about your drinking water report, please call us at 417-744-2581to inquire about scheduled meetings or contact persons.

Do I need to take any special precautions?

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800- 426-4791).

Special Lead and Copper Notice:

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. BILLINGS is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water  Hotline (800-426-4791) or at http://water.epa.gov/drink/info/lead/index.cfm.

 

 

Definitions:


Contaminants Report

 

Population: 1358. This is the equivalent residential population served including non-bill paying customers.

MCLG: Maximum Contaminant Level Goal, or the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. MCL: Maximum Contaminant Level, or the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

SMCL. Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level, or the secondary standards that are non-enforceable guidelines for contaminants and may cause cosmetic effects (such as skin or tooth discoloration) or aesthetic effects (such as taste, odor or color) in drinking water. EPA recommends these standards but does not require water systems to comply

AL: Action Level, or the concentration of a contaminant which, when exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.. TT: Treatment Technique, or a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

90th percentile: For lead and Copper testing. 10% of test results are above this level and 90% are below this level. Level Found: is the average of all test results for a particular contaminant.

Range of Detections: Shows the lowest and highest levels found during a testing period, if only one sample was taken, then this number equals the Level Found.

MRLDG: Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal, or the level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDL: Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level, or the highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water.

RAA: Running Annual Average, or the average of sample analytical results for samples taken during the previous four calendar quarters.

LRAA: Locational Running Annual Average, or the locational average of sample analytical results for samples taken during the previous four calendar quarters.

Abbreviations:

TTHM: Total Trihalomethanes (chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, and bromoform) as a group. HAA5: Haloacetic Acids (mono-, di- and tri-chloroacetic acid, and mono- and di-bromoacetic acid) as a group.

ppb: parts per billion or micrograms per liter. ppm: parts per million or milligrams per liter.

n/a: not applicable.

NTU: Nephelometric Turbidity Unit, used to measure cloudiness in drinking water. MFL: million fibers per liter, used to measure asbestos concentration.

nd: not detectable at testing limits.

 

The state has reduced monitoring requirements for certain contaminants to less often than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. Records with a sample year more than one year old are still considered representative.

 

Regulated Contaminants

Regulated Contaminants

Collection

Date

Highest

Value

Range

(low – high)

Unit MCL MCLG

Typical Source

BARIUM

1/8/2013 0.0117

0.0117

ppm

2

2

Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits
CHROMIUM 1/8/2013 1.32

1.32

ppb 100 100 Discharge from steel and pulp mills

 

Lead and Copper

Date

90th

Percentile

Range

(low – high)

Unit

AL

Sites

Over AL

Typical Source
COPPER 2011 – 2013 0.0586 0.00466 – 0.0666 ppm

1.3

0

Corrosion of household plumbing systems

LEAD

2011 – 2013

3.17

1.27 – 3.3 ppb

15

0

Corrosion of household plumbing systems

 

Radionuclides

Collection

Date

Highest

Value

Range

Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source
GROSS ALPHA PARTICLE ACTIVITY 8/13/2013

4.5

3.8 – 4.5 pCi/l     Erosion of natural deposits

 

Microbiological

Result

MCL

MCLG Typical Source
 

COLIFORM (TCR)

 

In the month of October, 1 sample(s) returned as positive

MCL: Systems that Collect Less Than 40 Samples per Month – No

more than 1 positive monthly sample

 

0

 

Naturally present in the environment

Violations and Health Effects Information

During the 2013 calendar year, we had the below noted violation(s) of drinking water regulations.

Compliance Period

Analyte

Type

No Violations Occurred in the Calendar Year of 2013

Optional Monitoring (not required by EPA)

Optional Contaminants

Monitoring is not required for optional contaminants.

Secondary Contaminants

Collection

Date

Your Water System Highest Value Range (low – high) Unit SMCL
ALKALINITY, CACO3 STABILITY 1/8/2013

192

192

MG/L  
CALCIUM 1/8/2013

40.9

40.9

MG/L  
CHLORIDE 1/20/2010

1.9

1.9

MG/L 250
HARDNESS, CARBONATE 1/8/2013

196

196

MG/L  
IRON 1/8/2013

0.0041

0.0041

MG/L

0.3

MAGNESIUM 1/8/2013

22.7

22.7

MG/L  
NICKEL 1/8/2013

0.00111

0.00111

MG/L

0.1

PH 1/8/2013

7.57

7.57

PH

8.5

POTASSIUM 1/8/2013

1.13

1.13

MG/L  
SODIUM 1/8/2013

2.07

2.07

MG/L  
SULFATE 1/8/2013

9.16

9.16

MG/L 250
TDS 1/8/2013

191

191

MG/L 500

Secondary standards are non-enforceable guidelines for contaminants that may cause cosmetic effects (such as skin or tooth discoloration) or aesthetic effects (such as taste, odor

or color) in drinking water.  EPA recommends these standards but does not require water systems to comply.

Draft Minutes Board of Aldermen Meeting June 12, 2014

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Board of Aldermen Minutes | Posted on 17-06-2014

            Minutes for the June 12, 2014 Regular Session of the Board of Aldermen, Billings, MO held at the  Community Hall, at 7:00 P. M.

Present were Mayor Bud Pierce, Mike Lewis, Randy Poindexter, Chief David Taylor, Mr. Jim Kelly and City Clerk Ruth Haskins.

Citizens and Guests:  Katrina Bostick, Marilyn Griffin, Gerald Griffin, Geri Olmstead, Lucas McCully, Keith Hillburn, Patty Shilling and James Stone.                    

ROLL CALL.

Venable              Present

Brown                  Present

Crawford             Absent

Coker                   Present

Parks                    Present

VanZandt            Present

Mayor asked everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor’s Comments.  The third (3) test passed for the Sewer Plant, therefore we are finished with that process.  Mayor reminded everyone that the 28th will be the date for the Fireworks.  Wastewater Plant is working well with all the rain, have not bypasses at all.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.  Patty Shilling introduced herself and told everyone she was running for Associate Judge in the August Primary.

Review of the Minutes for the Regular Session Board Meeting of May 8, 2014.  Motion made by Venable seconded by Parks to accept the Minutes.   Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

Review of the Minute for the Closed Session Board Meeting of May 8, 2014.  Motion made by VanZandt seconded by Brown.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Mayor has the prices for the Tower Controls, cannot use the radio controls as not in the line of sight, will have to continue using the telephone line. The Controls that are in the Tower now are starting to fail, they are over 23 years old and need to be replaced.  We have two bids one is for $1,550.00 the other on is $1,600 to $1,700.  The one for $1,550 was from the company that usually does all our work on the wells and he only bid the $1,550 to be apples to apples with the other bid.  The Controls that are in there now are Master Level Controls and have lasted twenty some years.  The other bid is for another brand.  The company that is the company we usually use for any work on the wells or wastewater, and he stated that the controls can re-replaced with the Master Level Controls, however the price jumps to $5,595.00, however this control will last a long time.  The other brand if it fails, they just have to be taken out and replaced.  Brown asked on the longevity of the other brand.  Brown stated that probably would have to be replaced sooner.  VanZandt stated if we spend more on it now it will last longer.  The other brand will not switch over to the other pump as the Master Level will.  VanZandt wanted to know if it was in the Budget, Mayor responded when the six the month budget comes up it will have to be amended.  VanZandt stated he would prefer the higher priced control so it would not have to replaced or repaired for a while.  Mayor stated he needed a Motion.  Motion made by VanZandt to purchase the Master Level Controls for $5, 595.00 second by Brown.  Venable wanted a Warranty with it.  Mayor stated it would have a Warranty.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.  Mayor told Lewis to contact the company and have it installed as soon as possible.

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIAL, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

  1. Griff is speaking because Duane Case is out of town.  Last year we did a Customer Appreciation, this year we would like to have it for the Whole City.  We will be having a Band, and for the safety of all who attend would like to close Commercial Street from about 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Vendors are welcome to set up Booths.  Motion to close Commercial Street on September 13th, 2014 made by Venable second by VanZandt.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.
  2. Coker would like a Public Library in Billings and we have a couple of options.  Pick up spot for books or reading room which would be connected to the Christian County Library- Geri Olmstead from Christian County Library spoke about the different options.   Coker stated it would have to be supported by the City at first.  Olmstead will have a Board Meeting and will put Billings on the Agenda.  Coker stated she is going to the Board of Directors Meeting.  Work from donations at Clever and a Sims Fund.  The City pays the utilities.  Olmstead handed out her business cards.  Coker stated she would be working on this.
  3. Brown would like to review to Ordinances.  Casey’s mowed their property so do not have a problem now.  Brown wanted to know what the Ordinances for Landscaping.  Mayor stated the Planning and Zoning kicked it back to the Board.  Mayor stated the Oak tree that is being cut is because the detention pond in at that area.   Brown stated Casey’s stated they will not put up a Privacy Fence, however Dollar Store did put up a fence.
  4. Mayor to do ad for sidewalk behind the Boys Ball Park.  School would like to have a sidewalk on Howcroft to US Highway 60 on one side. Mayor stated we have $12,000.00 in the budget for sidewalk for this year.  Motion made by Venable to start sidewalk on Howcroft at Garrison St on the south side to go toward Highway 60 seconded by Coker.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.
  5. Venable discussed when or if any improvements are going to be replaced i.e. tennis courts/ basketball court.  Venable would like to see a basketball court first.  Mayor stated needs to be put out for bid because that was the reason that everything had to be torn out because it was not put in correctly.  Mayor states need prices.  VanZandt stated call Kay Concrete to see what the price is, then call a fence company and see what the price would be. Coker asked for Sand  around the swings.  Mayor stated Donnie can get a pickup load as his schedule allows.
  6. Venable has 10 Evergreens that have been donated.  She would like to know where to plant them.  Venable stated maybe screening by bathroom’s VanZandt stated they would like to how them planted on the back fence of the ball field.  Motion made to accept the donation by VanZandt seconded by Parks.  Voting “Aye”” Venable, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.
  7. Venable presented an Ordinance on landscaping.  Kelly stated landscaping is Land Development Regulations.  This language should be in your Land Development Regulations.  1. Should someone submit this?  Who approves this?  There is nobody with the City that has the authority or qualifications to approve.  Kelly stated there are no standards.  2.  Location berms so forth is that what exist now?  Landscape plans have to be on site plans.  3.  Is this what is planned to be put in?    Mayor stated Casey’s did the landscaping for the benefit of the City.  Venable stated Planning and Zoning discussed this and decided to send back to the Board of Aldermen.  Planning & Zoning did not tell you to draw up an ordinance.  Kelly stated do you really want to tell people where they could put in specific items?  Anything like this needs a Public Hearing.  Mr. Kelly stated Venable is talking in circles.  After a lengthy discussion the Mayor asked for a Motion.  Motion made by Venable to have an Ordinance drawn up on Landscaping seconded by Coker.  Voting “Aye” Venable and Coker.  Voting “Nay” Brown, Parks and VanZandt.  Motion fails.
  8. Mayor to discuss CERT Class; Friday 25th, 6:00 pm-9:00 p.m.; July 26th, Sat at 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Aug. 2nd Sat. 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   Must sign up by July 11th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
  9. Mayor stated he talked to Marshall Decker our CPA and Marshall suggested a 12 month CD.  Mayor stated Chris was the only one who knows which bank is which.  Motion made by VanZandt to accept Bank B for a 12 month CD seconded by Parks.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No Abstentions.
  10. Mayor to discuss MEM.  Workman’s Comp people walked around for a day and they suggested a Confined Space Policy and a Drug and Alcohol Policy is needed for the City.  Kelly stated the last time he got involved with a Drug Testing Policy ACLU also got involved.  People who do not do dangerous work there is no need to have them tested. This is for information only. How far do you want to go with this?  The policy could be for only people who get injured on the job.
  11. Motion to approve Payment of Wages, Expenses, Bills, Statements and other Expenditures for the Month of May 2014 made by Coker seconded by VanZandt.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

 Treasurers Report by Hopkins.  Motion made by Coker seconded by Parks to accept the report.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

Police Report by Taylor.  Motion made by VanZandt seconded by Brown to accept the report.   Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

Municipal Court Report by Haskins.  Motion made by Parks seconded by Coker to accept the report.  Mayor stated we are going to get wands to check everyone at the door.    Voting “ Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

Animal Control Report by Poindexter.  Motion made by Parks seconded by VanZandt to accept the report.  Mayor stated might have to enlarge the dog pens.   Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

Wastewater Maint. Report by Lewis.  Motion made by Parks seconded by VanZandt to accept the report.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

Building Inspectors report by Hopkins.  Motion made by VanZandt seconded by Parks to accept the report.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

Motion to go into Closed Session made by Brown to go into Closed Session for the Purpose of Pursuant to RSMo 610.021 (1) and (3)  seconded by Parks.

Roll Call Vote.

VanZandt              Aye

Parks                      Aye

Coker                    Aye

Brown                   Aye

Venable                Aye

Meeting Closed to the Public. 

Reopen Closed Session.

  1.  Mayor to hire for the Wastewater positions..  Motion to hire Lucas McCully made by VanZandt with full benefits seconded by Parks.  Voting   “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.  Pay $9.00 with Full Benefits. Start 01-16-14.

Mayor stated Chief has done this they have hired your SRO. Based on the approval pay scale as stated before.

No further business.

Motion to adjourn made by Parks seconded by Coker.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

 

                                                                                                         __________________________________

                                                                                                       Bud N. Pierce, Mayor

 

 

 

_______________________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk           

Board of Aldermen Agenda June 12, 2014

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 10-06-2014

City of Billings   P.O. Box 207   Billings, MO 65610

                          Phone 417-744-2581                     Fax 417-744-4560

 

  

                AGENDA FOR THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE BILLINGS BOARD OF

                ALDERMEN MEETING FOR JUNE 12, 2014 IN THE BILLINGS COMMUNITY

                HALL AT 7:00 P.M.

 

                ROLL CALL.

         

                Mayor Pierce will open the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

                Mayor’s comments.

 

                PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

                Review of Minutes for the Regular Session Board of May 8, 2014.  Vote

                Review of Minutes for the Closed Session Board Meeting of May 8, 2014.  Vote.

 

               OLD BUSINESS:

               NONE.

 

               NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

  1. a.       Duane Case from JMA and Griff’s Cam Shop would like to have Commercial

Street blocked to traffic on September 13th 2014 for Customer Appreciation

Day.  They will have food, music and fun.  Possible Vote.

  1. b.       Jessie Coker would like to discuss opening a Public Library in the City of Billings.  Vote.
  2. c.         Mickey Brown would like to review of Commercial property landscaping, maintenance and “good neighbor” Ordinances.  Possible Vote.
  3. d.       Melissa Venable to discuss the need for sidewalks on at least one side of street in all of the City.  Previously discussed in 2013, Section 400.520 A.  Possible Vote.
  4. e.         Melissa Venable to discuss Park improvements i.e. Tennis Courts/ Basketball Court, etc.  Future plans?  Possible Vote.
  5. f.         Melissa Venable to discuss donation of trees – ten (10) evergreens for Park.        

Permission to plant.  Possible Vote.

  1. g.       Melissa Venable to present an Ordinance amending Article XI, Section 500.0115 of the Code of Ordinance relating to Landscaping for Residential and Commercial Property.  Per approval of Planning and Zoning in April 2014.  Possible Vote.
  2. h.       Mayor to discuss CERT Class it is scheduled for July 25th 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.; July 26th 

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and August 2nd 8:30 a. m to 12:00 p.m.  The training will be held in the Community Hall.   Sign up at City Hall by July 11th at 5:00 p.m.

           i.         Mayor to discuss CD quotes from Banking enquiry in Hopkins absence.  Possible Vote.

           j.         Mayor to discuss  MEM, Work Comp recommendation:

                         1.      Need to establish a Policy for Confined Space Hazardous Atmospheres.

                         2.     Need to establish a Drug and Alcohol Policy for the City.

          k.       Motion to approve Payment of Wages, Expenses, Bills, Statements and other Expenditures for the Month of May 2014.  Vote.

 

 

             Treasurers Report/Police Report/Municipal Court Report/Animal Control Report/

             Wastewater Maint. Report/Building Inspectors Report/Minutes of the Planning and Zoning 

              Commission Meeting. (FYI).

 

              Motion to go into Closed Session Pursuant to RSMo Section 610.021 (2) & (3).

 

              Meeting Closed to the Public.

 

              Reopen Regular Session.

  

              No further business.

 

              Adjournment.

 

              

               The Undersigned Hereby Certifies That a True Copy of the Foregoing Agenda was Posted at City Hall, Billings, Missouri on this the 10th day of June 2014 at 4:00 P.M.

 

 

                __________________________

                Ruth M. Haskins

                City Clerk

 

                

 

 

          

 

       

       

 

 

 

 

 

City of Billings Fireworks Display

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Notifications | Posted on 10-06-2014

Fireworks

 

City of Billings

 

at City Park on Pine Street

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Dusk

Music   Catty Wampus Band    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (under the Pavilion)  bring your chair

Bouncy House 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

4 H will be in the Concession Stand

Games    Fun   & Much More

Donations accepted to offset the Fireworks

Join Us