Board of Aldermen Draft Minutes October 23, 2014

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 28-10-2014

MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING FOR OCTOBER 23, 2014

AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE COMMUNITY HALL, BILLINGS, MISSOURI.

 

Present were:  Mayor Bud Pierce, Treasurer Chris M Hopkins, Animal Control & Water Randy Poindexter, Chief David Taylor, Attorney Jim Kelly and City Clerk Ruth M. Haskins.

 

Citizens and Guests present were:  Tony Taylor and Jerri Woods from Taylor Insurance; Tabatha Gray, Tonya Reynolds and Brad Maggard.

Mayor Asked for a ROLL CALL.

Crawford – Present, Brown – Present, Coker – Present, Parks – Present, VanZandt – Present, Venable arrived at 7:20 p.m.            

 

Mayor asked everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Mayor‘s Comments. In about a week all the sidewalk concrete should be finished, barring any bad weather.  There was a meeting with the County Commissioners and will have another one on November 13th.  The meeting was very colorful.  Talking to the Sheriff about lower the Board Bills for Municipal prisoners taken to jail. The Sheriffs’ office will send a list every day of a list of prisoners.  Bank Building is coming along, the sheetrock is up.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.  Mayor asked if anyone that was not on the agenda wished to speak?  Tonya Reynolds has an issue with the Code Enforcement Officer needs to be above the law.  Reynolds stated she also has an issue that there are two (2) business’ that do not have a business license and are still doing business.

 

Review of Minutes for the Regular Board Meeting of September 11, 2014.  Motion made by Parks seconded by Coker.  Voting “Aye” Crawford, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

Review of Minutes for the Closed Session Board Meeting of September 11, 2014.  Motion made by VanZandt seconded by Brown.  Voting “Aye” Crawford, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

Review of Minutes for the Special Called Board Meeting of September 18, 2014.  Motion made by Parks seconded by Crawford.  Voting “Aye” Crawford, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

 

OLD BUSINESS

  1. For the Confined Space prices on equipment we do not have  an aluminum extension ladder,  a fan to suck the air out, only have a fan to blow the smoke out, a barricade to erect around the manhole.  That totals about $2,000.00.  That is not in the Budget.  They also do not have a light.  Coker asked how deep the manholes were.  Mayor responded anywhere from 4’ to 16’ is the deepest one.  Mr. Kelly stated just put back on next month agenda to vote on, no need to postpone.

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

  1. Hopkins stated Commercial Insurance has increased slightly from last year.  Coker asked what Inland Marine Insurance was.  Mr. Taylor explained that is an old insurance term for equipment that does not fit anywhere else and is moved within the City.  Motion made by Parks to accept EMC for $16,282.00 seconded by Coker.  Voting “Aye” Crawford, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.
  2. Hopkins stated need to include People’s Community Bank Loan in 2014 Budget as a 9 month amendment.  Coker made the motion for $80,000.00 Revenue and $8,000.00 expenses seconded by Parks.  Voting “Aye” Crawford, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.
  3. The Clerk put an ad in the paper for sealed bids for trash service to be opened on November 13, 2014 at the Regular Board Meeting.                   Melissa Venable joined the meeting at 7:24 p.m.
  4. In years past the Building Inspector was the Code Enforcement Officer.  Coker stated is that not you as the Mayor?  Mayor responded it can be but if the person wants Planning and Zoning plans proceed faster they can pay for the price of a meeting.  Motion by VanZandt to leave as is seconded by Parks.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.
  5. Chief Taylor stated they will need some additional money to mark the car and put all the equipment on it.  The contact price is $20,654.00.  Plus the additional money to finish the car approximately $1,500.00 for a total of $22,244.00.  Motion to order made by Parks seconded by Brown.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.
  6. JMA has declined the contracts for the Bank of Billings renovations.  First Choice stated they would take the Contract for $21,143.28. Plus possibly another $1,000.00 if the floors need to be sanded.  Motion to give the contract to First Choice made by Coker seconded by Parks.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.
  7. Authorized Mr. Kelly to amend Ordinance 500.120 Section A and Section B to keep up with the changing prices made by VanZandt seconded by Parks.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.
  8. Board to discuss having the John Deere Tractor fixed for $1,100.00 by J.D. Tractor.  Motion made by Coker seconded by Brown.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  9. Motion to approve payment of Wages, Expenses, Bills, Statements and other Expenditures for the Month of September 2014.  Motion made by Coker seconded by Crawford.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Animal Control and Water Report by Poindexter.  Motion to accept the report made by VanZandt seconded by Crawford.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Parks and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

 

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

 

Mayor asked for a Motion to go into Closed Session.                                                     Motion made by Brown seconded by VanZandt to go into Closed Session Pursuant to Section RSMo 610.021 (1) & (3).

ROLL CALL VOTE.

Jack VanZandt              Aye

Christine Parks             Aye

Jessie Coker                  Aye

Mickey Brown             Aye

Kaye Crawford            Aye

Melissa Venable         Aye

 

Meeting Closed to the Public.

 

Meeting reopened.

 

No further business.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Bud N. Pierce, Mayor

 

 

 

                        ATTEST

                       

 

 

                        ____________________________

                        Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

                                                                                                                              

Amended Board of Aldermen Meeting Thursday October 23, 2014

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 22-10-2014

 

 

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

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

 

                                                            AMENDED

         AGENDA FOR REGULAR SESSION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE

         CITY OF BILLINGS, MISSOURI ON OCTOBER 23, 2014 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE

         COMMUNITY HALL AT BILLINGS, MISSOURI.

 

ROLL CALL.

 

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

 

Mayor’s comments. 

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

Review of Minutes for the Regular Board Meeting of September 11, 2014.  Vote.

Review of Minutes for the Closed Session Board Meeting of September 11, 2014.  Vote.

Review of Minutes for the Special Called Board Meeting of September 18, 2014.  Vote.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

  1. Mayor to discuss list of equipment for Confined Space Program.  Possible Vote.

     

    NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIAL, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

  1. Hopkins to present bids received for 2015 Commercial Insurance.  Vote.
  2. Hopkins to discuss nine month 2014 Budget Amendment for the City of Billings which needs to reflect the Capital Improvement Sales Tax Loan and Revenue.  Possible Vote.
  3. Mayor asked the Clerk to put an ad in the paper in October to take sealed bids for Trash Service at the November Meeting.
  4. Board to discuss a Code Enforcement Officer:  appoint someone to the office; hire a new person to the office or leave as is.  Possible Vote.
  5. Chief Taylor to discuss quote from Don Brown Chevrolet, price is $20,654.00.  Possible Vote.
  6. JMA has declined to take the contract on the old bank building, Board needs to discuss whether to rebid the items or negotiate with First Choice to pick up the items that JMA was supposed to complete.  Possible Vote.
  7. Board to discuss amending Ordinance 500.120, Section A and Section B.  Page 1 shows the amounts charged now and Page 2 would be the suggested increases.  Possible Vote.
  8. Broad to discuss repairing the John Deere Tractor the clutch is out.  J & D Tractor estimates it will cost $1,100.00 to do the repairs.  Possible Vote.
  9. Motion to approve payment of Wages, Expenses, Bills, Statements and other Expenditures for the Month of September 2014.  Vote.

     

    Treasurers Report\Police Report\Municipal Court Report\Wastewater and Water Maint. Report\Animal Control Report\Building Inspectors Report.

         

    Meeting may go into Closed Session Pursuant to RSMo Section 610.021 (1) & (3).  Vote.

     

    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 the City Hall, Billings, Missouri on this the 21st day of October 2014.  Vote.

     

     

    ___________________________

    Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

Rescheduled Board of Aldermen Meeting Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 22-10-2014

 

 

                                          City of Billings 

                         P.O. Box 207   Billings, MO 65610

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

 

 

         AGENDA FOR REGULAR SESSION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE

         CITY OF BILLINGS, MISSOURI ON OCTOBER 23, 2014 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE

         COMMUNITY HALL AT BILLINGS, MISSOURI.

 

ROLL CALL.

 

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

 

Mayor’s comments. 

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

Review of Minutes for the Regular Board Meeting of September 11, 2014.  Vote.

Review of Minutes for the Closed Session Board Meeting of September 11, 2014.  Vote.

Review of Minutes for the Special Called Board Meeting of September 18, 2014.  Vote.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

  1. Mayor to discuss list of equipment for Confined Space Program.  Possible Vote.

     

    NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIAL, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

  1. Hopkins to present bids received for 2015 Commercial Insurance.  Vote.
  2. Hopkins to discuss nine month 2014 Budget Amendment for the City of Billings which needs to reflect the Capital Improvement Sales Tax Loan and Revenue.  Possible Vote.
  3. Mayor asked the Clerk to put an ad in the paper in October to take sealed bids for Trash Service at the November Meeting.
  4. Board to discuss a Code Enforcement Officer:  appoint someone to the office; hire a new person to the office or leave as is.  Possible Vote.
  5. Chief Taylor to discuss quote from Don Brown Chevrolet, price is $20,654.00.  Possible Vote.
  6. JMA has declined to take the contract on the old bank building, Board needs to discuss whether to rebid the items or negotiate with First Choice to pick up the items that JMA was supposed to complete.  Possible Vote.
  7. Board to discuss amending Ordinance 500.120, Section A and Section B.  Page 1 shows the amounts charged now and Page 2 would be the suggested increases.  Possible Vote. 
  8. Motion to approve payment of Wages, Expenses, Bills, Statements and other Expenditures for the Month of September 2014.  Vote.

     

    Treasurers Report\Police Report\Municipal Court Report\Wastewater and Water Maint. Report\Animal Control Report\Building Inspectors Report.

         

    Meeting may go into Closed Session Pursuant to RSMo Section 610.021 (1) & (3).  Vote.

     

    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 the City Hall, Billings, Missouri on this the 21st day of October 2014.  Vote.

     

     

    ___________________________

    Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

Board of Aldermen Agenda October 9, 2014

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Agenda | Posted on 08-10-2014

 

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

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

 

 

AGENDA FOR REGULAR SESSION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE

CITY OF BILLINGS FOR OCTOBER 10, 2014 AT 7:OO P.M. AT THE COMMUNITY

HALL, BILLINGS, MISSOURI.

 

ROLL CALL. 

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

Mayor’s comments.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

Review of Minutes for the Regular Board Meeting of September 11, 2014.  Vote.

Review of Minutes for the Closed Session Board Meeting of September 11, 2014.  Vote.

Review of Minutes for the Special Called Board Meeting of September 18, 2014.  Vote.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

  1. Mayor to discuss list of equipment for Confined Space Program.  Possible Vote.

       

             NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIAL, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

  1. Hopkins to present bids received for 2015 Commercial Insurance.  Vote.
  2. Hopkins to discuss nine month 2014 Budget Amendment for the City of Billings which needs to reflect the Capital Improvement Sales Tax Loan and Revenue.  Possible Vote.
  3. Mayor asked the Clerk to put an ad in the paper in October to take sealed bids for Trash Service at the November Meeting.
  4. Remember the Trash Cleanup on Thursday 16th.  FYI.
  5. Motion to approve payment of Wages, Expenses, Bills, Statements and other Expenditures for the Month of September 2014.  Vote.

         

            Treasurers Report/Police Report/Municipal Court Report/Wastewater Maint. Report/Animal

             Control Report/Building Inspectors Report. 

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

     

  6.         Meeting Closed to the Public.

     

            Reopen Regular Session.

     

     

            No Further Business.

     

            Motion to adjourn.

     

            The Undersigned Hereby Certifies That a True Copy of the Foregoing Agenda was Posted at

            The City Hall, Billings, Missouri on this the 7th day of October 2014 at 3:30 P. M.

     

     

     

            ____________________________

            Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

     

      

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Billings Library Committee

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Notifications | Posted on 29-09-2014

Jessie Coker, Coordinator of the Library  Program would like to invite citizens in

Billings to a Library Organization meeting at the Community Building on 119 Washington Street

on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

 

Discussion will included ideas for the proposed Library.

 

Please join Jesse if you can.

No Planning & Zoning Meeting October 2, 2014

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Planning & Zoning | Posted on 29-09-2014

There will be no

Planning & Zoning Meeting

on

Thursday, October 2, 2014

 

If Business comes up requiring a meeting

it will be arranged by Chairman Baker.

Library Committee

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Notifications | Posted on 26-09-2014

Jessie Coker, Coordinator of the Library Program

would like to invite citizens in

Billings to a Library Organization meeting

at the Community Bldg 119 NW Washington

on

Monday, Sept 29, 2014

at

1:00 pm.

 

This will be an informal get together to discuss ideas for the proposed Library for Billings.

 

Please join your fellow citizens with any input you would like to make.

If you can not make this meeting please let Jesse know (via City Hall 744-2581) and she will personally visit with you.

 

Thank You in advance for your support and suggestions for the Billings Library.

City Wide Clean Up

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 23-09-2014

                                                                                                                             City Wide Garage Sale

Saturday, Oct 11, 2014

You set your hours

You sell your Items.

Or call 425-1853 or 661-361-5268 and we will pick up for you and the proceeds will go to:

Economic Development Committee

&

Billings Book Worms

Also JMA will have a Soup & Sandwich Luncheon with Cole Porter Band performing at 3:00 pm

Donations will gladly be accepted during Music to benefit the Library Fund.

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                                                                                                                                     Fall Clean up

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014

Compliments of Republic Services/Allied Waste Services

                                                                                                                                  Curb pick up

  Call City Hall for information on White Goods

                                                                                                                         744-2581                                                                                                                                  

Special Called Meeting BOA September 18, 2014

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Agenda | Posted on 18-09-2014

 

 

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

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

              

           NOTICE AND CALL OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN AT 6:30 P.M. IN THE COMMUNITY HALL, BILLINGS, MISSOURI

 

The undersigned, the duly elected Mayor of the City of Billings, Missouri does hereby call a Special Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Billings.  The meeting will take place on September 18, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

 

Mayor will ask everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Mayor’s Comments.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

NEW BUSINESS, INCLUDING MEMORIALS AND ORDINANCES.

  1. Brown to discuss sending Hopkins to a Grant Training in Springfield on September 30th and October 1st 2014.  The Tuition is $425 and includes all materials:  workbook and accompanying 420MB resource CD that’s packed full of tools and more than 200 sample grant proposals.  Vote.
  2. Fire Department would like permission to use the Park for a Benefit Tractor Pull on the 2nd weekend of October.  Possible Vote.
  3. Coker to present order of Ordinance for the Library for discussion.  Possible Vote.
  4. Hopkins to discuss City-Wide Garage Sale for October 11th (Second Saturday) and City Wide Clean up for October 16th.  Possible Vote.

     

     

    Adjournment.

     

     

     

                                                                _______________________________

                                                                 Bud N. Pierce, Mayor

     

     

     

     

     

     

                                                                RETURN

     

     

    The undersigned officer does state that he served the within Call and Notice of a Special Called Meeting in the City of Billings, Missouri on the 18th day of October at 6:30 p.m.   

     

     

     

                                                                            ____________________________

                                                                              Officer

     

     

     

    __________________________

    Aldermen           

                   

    Technical Difficulties encountered in transferring Data from one Computer to another.  Minutes for Board of Aldermen Meeting for September 11, 2014 not available for web site.  Hard copy is available at City Hall.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Book Mobile Coming

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Notifications | Posted on 12-09-2014

 

Christian County Book Mobile

will be in Billings

1o:00 am – 11:30 am

at the Community Building

119 NW Washington

Billings MO

Need a Library Card?  Bring picture ID with current address.

Then check out a book.