Fireworks Display Billings City Park June 24, 2017

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                  City of Billings  

                Fireworks Display

                         at Dusk

            Saturday, June 24, 2017

                  Billings City Park       

                  750 S Pine Street

 

6:00 pm   until ?              Concession Stand – Billings 4H

 

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm          Bouncy House   Carnival Games

                                           Queen Activity Booths

 

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm          Brad Harter Music Ensemble

                                             will play under the Pavilion

 

9:30 pm or so                    Fireworks Display in City Park

                                             at Girls Softball Field

                                                      

Board of Aldermen Special Called Meeting Thursday, May 25, 2017

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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL CALLED SESSION OF THE BILLINGS

BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS MEETING ON MAY 25, 2017 AT 7:00 P.M

IN BILLINGS CITY HALL

 

Present were:  Mayor Michael B. Hodges, Chief David Taylor, Water & Sewer Maint. Supr. Randy Poindexter and City Clerk Ruth M. Haskins.  Treasurer Chris M. Hopkins absent due to medical leave.

 

Citizens and guest present:  None

 

ROLL CALL.

Huffman                             Present

Fender                                Present

Brown                                 Present

Harter                                 Present

Woods                                 Present

Coker                                  Absent

 

Mayor Hodges asked everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

Fender stated she had talked to Mike Moore and the Fire Department has started a log for water usage.  Poindexter stated will have to rent a tapping set for the meter installation.

Mayor informed the Board that a Police Officer has been terminated.  Will have a Closed Session at the June Meeting.

 

NEW BUSINESS.                 

Poindexter presented a change order for hatch repairs to be added for the contract with Hogan’s on the Tower. The engineer has approved this addition.  Motion made to approve the Change Order to add $1,300.00 to Hogan’s Contract Made by Brown seconded by Huffman.  Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Harter and Huffman.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

Poindexter stated well # 2 has a meter that has quit working and is not counting the flow, which needs to be replaced. Reavis gave a quote of $2,250.00 to replace, however Poindexter stated it will also need a spool for an additional $200 to $300.  Motion to approve up to $2,550.00 to replace the meter and spool made by Huffman seconded by Harter.  Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Harter and Huffman.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

Haskins stated the Project Manager for the school FEMA Shelter called and asked if there will be a building permit cost for the project. Fender stated the total footage would be 8,025 sq. ft. at .25 the cost would be $2,006.25.  Motion to charge a permit fee for the FEMA shelter made by Harter seconded by Woods.  Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Harter and Huffman.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

No further business. 

 

Motion to adjourn made by Fender seconded by Huffman.  Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Harter and Huffman.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

 

 

                                                                                    __________________________________

                                                                                     Michael B. Hodges, Mayor

 

 

ATTEST

 

 

____________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

 

Time:  7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Aldermen Minutes for Thursday, May 18, 2017

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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN REGULAR SESSION MEETING

FOR THE CITY OF BILLNGS ON MAY 18, 2017 AT 7:00 P.M.

 

Present were:  Mayor Michael Hodges, Chief David Taylor, Attorney William Petrus and City Clerk Ruth M. Haskins.  Absent were: Chris M. Hopkins and Randy Poindexter.

 

Citizens and guests present were:  Jenna Groves and Dan Crouch of MDC.

 

ROLL CALL

Fender                    Present  

Huffman                 Present

Harter                     Present

Brown                     Present

Woods                     Present

Coker                      Absent

 

Mayor asked everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

Fender stated a Billings water customer had posted on Facebook some complaints concerning the water being shut off over the weekend due to non-payment.  Fender asked if it was common to shut off the water without notification.  Haskins stated the customers receive three notices before the water is shut off.  Fender wanted a schedule as to what days the notices were sent before shut off.  Haskins responded will have that next month.

Fender asked why a check was written to purchase a new Leon Rauch sign.  Haskins responded the sign was hit in an accident and restitution will pay the City back.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

  1. Brown has several bids for the storage building at the wastewater plant.  Discussed the bids for the building.  Motion to postpone to the next meeting made by Fender seconded by Brown.  Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Harter and Huffman.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS, PROCLAMATIONS, ORDINANCES

  1. Consent Agenda. Haskins stated the Animal Control Report was not available.  Motion to approve the Consent Agenda minus the Animal Control Report by Fender seconded by Brown.  Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Harter and Huffman.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.
  2. Motion to authorize the Mayor to sign Resolution 2017-R01 for the Grant for Engineering fees made by Brown seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Harter and Huffman.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.
  3. Mayor stated the water has started eroding the dirt from under the sidewalk on Mt. Vernon by the school.  Will try to have a bid by the next meeting.  Motion to postpone to the next meeting made by Fender seconded by Brown.  Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Harter and Huffman.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.
  4. Groves from the Library Board asked what the items were for $70.00 to the Attorney.  Attorney responded that was the two conversations with Coker and time on the new Ordinance.  Groves would like to have the Treasurer to give copies of any invoice that needs to be paid by the Library to their Board to be approved.
  5. Groves also wants copies of the utility bills.
  6. Dan Crouch from MDC to talk about changing the phone system to VoIP. The average phone bill for the City is approximately $1,200.00 per month.  The phones that are now in the City will be usable with the system.  The monthly bill will be $337.99 for six lines.  Brown asked about a contract.  Harter asked the length of the contract.  Crouch responded three years.  After three years, the contract will be yearly.  Motion to postpone to next meeting for a copy of the contact and references made by Brown seconded by Huffman.  Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Harter and Huffman.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions..
  7. City Hall struck by lighting on April 29th, 2017. Insurance claim pending.  FYI
  8. BNSF has sent another letter concerning the crossing at the wastewater plant. Motion to postpone to next meeting to have attorney look over the documents made by Fender seconded by Huffman.  Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Harter and Huffman.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.
  9. Motion to review and approve the payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of May, 2017 made by Brown seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Harter and Huffman.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

 

No further business.

 

Motion to adjourn made by Fender seconded by Huffman.  Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Harter and Huffman.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

 

Adjourn at 9:00 p.m.

 

 

                                                                          _____________________________________

                                                                          Michael B. Hodges, Mayor

 

ATTEST

 

 

_____________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

RePost Board of Aldermen Meeting, Thursday June 15, 2017

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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 ON JUNE 15, 2017 AT

7:00 P.M. IN THE BILLINGS CITY HALL.

 

 

ROLL CALL.

 

Mayor Hodges to open the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

 

  • Brown to discuss storage building, will submit several bids, for wastewater plant.  Possible Vote.
  • Mayor to discuss the sidewalk on Mt. Vernon by the school.  Postponed from last meeting.  Bid in packet.  Possible Vote.
  • Crouch of MDC to provide references for the phone system, contact has been provided.  Postponed from last meeting.  More discussion.  Possible Vote.
  • Petrus to discuss letter from BNSF concerning the crossing to the wastewater plant.  Postponed from last meeting.  Possible Vote.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS & ORDINANCES.

 

  • Consent Agenda.  Vote.

 

Review and approve the Minutes of the Regular Session of the Board of Aldermen of May 18th.

Review and approve the Minutes of the Special Called Session of the Board of Aldermen of

May 25th.

Review and approve the Treasurer’s Report.

Review and approve the Police Report.

Review and approve the Municipal Court Report.

Review and approve the Animal Control Report. 

Review and approve the Wastewater Maintenance Report.

Review and approve the Water Report.

Review and approve the Building Inspector’s Report.

 

  • Ms. Olmstead from the Christian County Library.
  • Ms. Brandt from Billings School to discuss the FEMA shelter.
  • Mayor to discuss a final approval on the water tower to pay Hogan’s on their contract.  Possible Vote.
  • Mayor to discuss issuing a Notice to Proceed to Ace Pipe Cleaning on the CCTV contract.  Possible Vote.
  • Mayor to discuss purchasing sand for the park (swings) $28.50 a ton min. 20 ton for a total of   $570.00.  Possible Vote.
  • Woods to discuss the Ordinance on raising the Water and Sewer rates annually.  Possible Vote.
  • Woods to discuss combining the Fair Board and the Park Board.  Possible Vote.
  • Woods to discuss City Hall staff to issue a monthly newsletter.  Possible Vote.
  • Haskins to discuss JIS Clerk training at Jefferson City on July 31st to August 3rd.  The lodging will be paid by OSCA.  The other expense would be mileage and food.  Possible Vote.
  • BILL NO. 17-05   An Ordinance of the City of Billings, Missouri to Adopt the Procedure for Disclosing Potential Conflicts of Interest and Substantial Interests for Certain Officials.  First and Second Reading.  Possible Vote.
  • Review and approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of May, 2017.  Possible Vote.

 

 

Mayor asked for a Motion to go into Closed Session pursuant to 610.021(3) RSMo.

 

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 13th day of June, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

_______________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                   

                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amended Special Board Meeting Thursday, May 25, 2017

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

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

 

AMENDED AGENDA

 

AGENDA FOR THE SPECIAL CALLED SESSION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS

FOR THE CITY OF BILLINGS, MISSOURI TO BE HELD

IN THE BILLINGS CITY HALL ON THURSDAY MAY 25, 2017 AT 7:00 P. M.

 

 

The Undersigned, the duly elected Mayor of the City of Billings, Missouri does hereby call a Special Meeting of the Board of Alderpersons of the City of Billings, Missouri.  The meeting will take place on May 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall.

 

ROLL CALL.

 

Mayor Hodges to open the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

NEW BUSINESS.

 

  • Poindexter to present change order for water tower by Hogan’s to repair the hatch at the top of the tower for $1,300.00.   Vote.
  • Poindexter to present quote for new meter for the #2 well at the tower, for $2,250.00.  Vote.
  • Project Manager for the Billings R-IV Community Safe Room has contacted the City about a building permit.  The Building Inspector has stated there will have to be 33 inspections for this project.  Should the City charge them for a Building Permit?  Possible Vote.

 

 

No further business.

 

Adjournment.

 

 

 

 

____________________________________

Michael B. Hodges, Mayor

 

 

 

Posted May23rd at 3:30 p.m.

 

AMENDED AGENDA POSTED MAY 24TH AT 11:00 A.M.

 

Posted since Web Master Technician was absent in May 2017.

Board of Aldermen Meeting May 18, 2017

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

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

 

AGENDA FOR THE REGULAR SESSION FO THE BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS

FOR THE CITY OF BILLINGS, MISSOURI TO BE HELD

IN THE BILLINGS CITY HALL ON THURSDAY MAY 18, 2017 AT 7:00 P. M.

 

ROLL CALL.

 

Mayor Hodges to open the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

 

  • Brown to discuss storage building at wastewater plant.  Will present several bids.  Possible Vote.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, RESOLUTIONS, PROCLAMATIONS & ORDINANCES.

 

  • Consent Agenda.  Vote.

 

Review and approve the Minutes of the Regular Session of the Board of Alderpersons on

April 20, 2017.

Review and approve the Treasurer’s Report.

Review and approve the Police Report.

Review and approve the Municipal Court Report.

Review and approve the Animal Control Report.

Review and approve the Wastewater Maintenance Report.

Review and approve the Water Report.

Review and approve the Building Inspector’s Report.

 

  • Resolution No. 2017-R01.  Resolution of Governing Body of Applicant.  Possible Vote.
  • Mayor to discuss repairs need to be made to the sidewalk on Mt. Vernon by the school,

 

water from recent rains have washed out under the concrete.  Possible Vote.

 

  • Jenna Groves to discuss payment to the Attorney.  Possible Vote.
  • Jenna Groves requested copies of utilities billing.  Possible Vote.
  • Mayor to discuss bid from MDC technology regarding changing telephone service to U-Verse.

 

The bid is in the packet.  Will save the City some money.  Possible Vote.

 

  • City Hall was hit by lighting on April 29th at 7:00 p.m..  Filing an insurance claim.  FYI.
  • BNSF has sent another letter requesting payment for the private crossing at the wastewater plant.

 

This is a lease for 25 years, the amount is $10,000.00 plus $725.00 to be on their insurance.  The insurance would be more economical than having the City’s insurance.  Possible Vote.

 

  • Review and approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for

 

the month of April, 2017.  Possible Vote.

 

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 16th day of May 2017 at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

____________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

 

The Web Master was absent when this Agenda needed posting.

Board of Aldermen Meeting Thursday, June 15, 2017

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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 ON JUNE 15, 2017 AT

        7:00 P.M. IN THE BILLINGS CITY HALL.

 

ROLL CALL.

Mayor Hodges to open the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

OLD BUSINESS.

a.   Brown to discuss storage building, will submit several bids, for wastewater plant.  Possible Vote

b.   Mayor to discuss the sidewalk on Mt. Vernon by the school.  Postponed from last meeting.  Bid in packet.  Possible Vote.

c.   Crouch of MDC to provide references for the phone system, contact has been provided.  Postponed from last meeting.  More discussion.  Possible Vote.

d.   Petrus to discuss letter from BNSF concerning the crossing to the wastewater plant.  Postponed from last meeting.  Possible Vote.

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS & ORDINANCES.

 

a.   Consent Agenda.  Vote.

 

Review and approve the Minutes of the Regular Session of the Board of Aldermen of May 18th.

Review and approve the Minutes of the Special Called Session of the Board of Aldermen of

May 25th.

Review and approve the Treasurer’s Report.

Review and approve the Police Report.

Review and approve the Municipal Court Report.

Review and approve the Animal Control Report. 

Review and approve the Wastewater Maintenance Report.

Review and approve the Water Report.

Review and approve the Building Inspector’s Report.

b.   Ms. Olmstead from the Christian County Library.

c.   Ms. Brandt from Billings School to discuss the FEMA shelter.

d.   Mayor to discuss a final approval on the water tower to pay Hogan’s on their contract.  Possible Vote.

e.   Mayor to discuss issuing a Notice to Proceed to Ace Pipe Cleaning on the CCTV contract.  Possible Vote.

f.   Mayor to discuss purchasing sand for the park (swings) $28.50 a ton min. 20 ton for a total of   $570.00.  Possible Vote.

g.   Woods to discuss the Ordinance on raising the Water and Sewer rates annually.  Possible Vote.

h.   Woods to discuss combining the Fair Board and the Park Board.  Possible Vote.

i.   Woods to discuss City Hall staff to issue a monthly newsletter.  Possible Vote.

j.   Haskins to discuss JIS Clerk training at Jefferson City on July 31st to August 3rd.  The lodging will be paid by OSCA.  The other expense would be mileage and food.  Possible Vote.

k.   BILL NO. 17-05   An Ordinance of the City of Billings, Missouri to Adopt the Procedure for Disclosing Potential Conflicts of Interest and Substantial Interests for Certain Officials.  First and Second Reading.  Possible Vote.

l.   Review and approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of May, 2017.  Possible Vote.

 

Mayor asked for a Motion to go into Closed Session pursuant to 610.021(3) RSMo.

 

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 13th day of June, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

_______________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                   

                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Party in the Sky

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                    City of Billings  

                Fireworks Display

                           at Dusk

                Saturday, June 24, 2017

                       Billings City Park       

                      750 S Pine Street

 

6:00 pm   until ?              Concession Stand – Billings 4H

 

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm          Bouncy House   Carnival Games

                                           Queen Activity Booths

 

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm          Brad Harter Music Ensemble

                                             will play under the Pavilion

 

9:00 pm or so                    Fireworks Display in City Park

                                             at Girls Softball Field

                                                      

Board of Aldermen Draft Minutes Thursday April 20, 2017

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MINUTES FOR THE BILLINGS BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS

REGULAR MEETING ON APRIL 20, 2017 AT 7:00 P.M.  IN

BILLINGS CITY HALL

 

Present were:  Mayor Hodges, Attorney William Petrus, Treasurer Chris M. Hopkins, Officer Shawn Dempsey, Water & Sewer Supervisor Randy Poindexter and City Clerk Ruth M. Haskins.

 

Citizens and guests present were:  Gary Verch, Tricia Huffman, Nicolas Harter and

Marvin Woods.

 

ROLL CALL.

VanZandt          Present

Fender               Present

Brown                Present

Powell                Present

Venable             Present

Coker                Present

 

Mayor Hodges asked everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

Fender stated a teacher had enquired about holding a 5K run as a fund raiser.  Fender says they were thinking about doing this when the Fair was being held.

Brown stated a MODOT employee named Mike had called him to tell Brown that MODOT would not move the 45 MPH sign out, however would post a 55 MPH sign.

 

OLD BUSINESS.a.

a.     Brown discussed storage building at wastewater plant. No bids that were in price range.  Will try to get others, maybe with gravel floor, except where the kennel for the dogs.  Motion to postpone to next meeting made by Brown seconded by Powell.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

b.     Coker stated the committee will have another meeting in June. Motion to bring back to the Board in two months made by Coker seconded by Brown.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.     No abstentions.

c.      Monger has filed the quit claim deed for the retainage area on John St. donating it to the City. FYI.

d,     Poindexter submitted a quote for a flow meter to be installed inside the Fire Department at $2,197.00 plus $80.00 for the saddle. Motion made by Coker to approve the purchase seconded by Powell.  Venable asked if the Fire Department would pay half of that price.  VanZandt responded no they say they do not need it.  Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” Venable.  No abstentions.

e.      Hopkins reported that Blevins has finished the FEMA project. Would like to have permission to release the check for $20,452.50.   Motion to approve the release of the check made by Venable seconded by Coker.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

f.      Archer-Elgin recommended the Board accept the bid from Ace Pipe Cleaning, Inc. Motion made by Fender to award the CCTV Inspection Project to award the contract to Ace Pipe Cleaning, Inc. for the amount of $70,432.00 seconded by Powell.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

g.     Consent Agenda. Poindexter stated DNR has instructed the City to start chlorinating all the time.  At the present time, Poindexter is going to Sam’s buying bleach by the gallon, it would be cheaper to purchase it in 55 gallon barrels.  Motion to approve the Consent Agenda made by Fender seconded by Coker.  Voting “Aye”  Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

h.     Motion to approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of March 2017 made by Coker seconded by Powell. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

i.     Motion to amend agenda to add Library Board Ordinance made by Coker seconded by Venable.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

j.     Motion to amend agenda for emergency item for the water department made by Fender seconded by Brown.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

k.    Library Board Ordinance not available. Motion to postpone to next meeting made by Coker seconded by Brown.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

l.     Motion to approve bid from Clean Stream for pumps for chlorine in the amount of $1,560.92 and two barrels of chlorine at $3.07 per gallon made by Fender seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

Motion for a 15 minute recess to acknowledge departing Board Members and to welcome new Members made by Powell seconded by Fender.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

A.     Oath of Office given to new Board Members, Ward one Tricia Huffman; Ward two Nicolas Harter and Ward three Marvin Woods.

 ROLL CALL.

Huffman             Present

Fender                Present

Harter                 Present

Brown                 Present

Woods                 Present

Coker                  Present

B.      Mayor discussed donating $200.00 to the Billings Ministerial Alliance for the Easter Egg Hunt. Motion to approve the donation made by Fender seconded by Coker.  Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

C.      Mayor presented a bid for a new lawn mower at $9,552.00 from Yarbrough Equipment. Fender asked if the old mower was to be a trade-in.  Mayor stated he did not think they would give anything for it, was just going to keep it for a back-up.  Fender asked about the length of the warranty.  Mayor thought it was a one or two year warranty.  Board wanted the Mayor to try to get $1,000.00 for the old mower.  Motion to approve the purchase with the above condition made by Harter seconded by Coker.  Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

D.      Poindexter discussed having the instruments at the wastewater plant calibrated at a cost of $500.00 annually by Lou Rauch. Motion to approve made by Brown seconded by Fender.  Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

E.       Mayor discussed the water bill at 619 SW Hwy. 14. Gary Verch stated the grinder pump works to a point, still have to flush several times.  Verch never asked the City to reduce the bills, that was a comprise that the previous Mayor approved.  Harter asked how much the minimum bill was each month.  Clerk answered $54.00 for 2,000 gallon.  Verch asked that the City honor that agreement until the new pipe on the entire line.  Mayor stated the house is down under grade.  Poindexter stated the Engineers were working on the problem.  Fender stated the City needs to give them until the end of the year, before anything is done.  Motion to leave the charge at the minimum at least until the end of the year made by Brown seconded by Coker.  Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

F.      Hopkins discussed Use Tax as an FYI.

G.      Mayor made the following recommendation for appointments to the Fair Board: Janine Staiger and Lisa McClelland for a two year term; Susan Sieloff, Doris Schmidt, Jerry Vermule, Gary Verch and Melissa Venable for one year terms.  Motion to made in aggregate for the appointments made by Brown seconded by Coker.  Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

H.       Board to make recommendation to the Mayor for the appointment for a liaison to the Fair Board.  Huffman nominated by the Board.  Motion made to appoint Huffman to the Fair Board made by Fender seconded by Coker.  Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker and Harter.  Voting “Nay” None.  Huffman abstained.

I.        Mayor discussed the change order for Hogan’s Painting to provide and install check valve recirculation system (Tap Co. Patten) at a cost of $6,245.00 that will be added to the contract. Motion to approve the change order for Hogans made by Coker seconded by Harter.  Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

J.       Report from Ted Nichols on delinquent taxes. FYI.

 

Motion to adjourn made by Fender seconded by Coker.  Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

 

 

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                                                                        Michael B. Hodges, Mayo

 

 

ATTEST

 

 

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Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk