No Planning & Zoning Meeting July 2, 2015

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There will be no Planning & Zoning meeting on July 2, 2015.

Billings Blast

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Thank You to all who came out to the Billings City Park on Saturday, June 27, 2015 and enjoyed the Inflatable Bounce House, music by Brad Harter & Friend, the 4HConcession Stand and booths located in the Park.

The Fireworks Display was spectacular!!!!

Also a Big “Thank You” to the Billings Volunteer Fire Department for being on Stand By in the Park (just in case).

 

Hope to see you next year.

 

 

Board of Aldermen Agenda June 11, 2015 (Late Posting)

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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, JUNE 11, 2015

                                       AT 7:15 P.M.

IN THE NEW CITY HALL, BILLINGS, MISSOURI.

 ROLL CALL.

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

 Mayor’s Comments.

 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 OLD BUSINESS.

  • Paul Weeks of The Military Order of the Purple Heart will be present as the Mayor reads the Proclamation to designate the City of Billings as a Purple Heart City. Possible Vote.
  • BILL NO. 15-15. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 210.280 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BILLINGS, MISSOURI, BY REPEALING SUBDIVISION A.5 THEREOF AND RENUMBERING THE REMAINING SUBDIVISIONS THEREOF FROM A.5 TO A.8 ACCORDINGLY. First and Second Reading. Vote.
  • Review and approve of payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the Month of April, 2015. Vote.
  • Poindexter to discuss bid for Chlorine gas detractor for Wastewater Plant or go with tablets. Possible Vote.       NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.      

 

  • Consent agenda.
  • Review and approve of Minutes for Regular Board Meeting of May 14. 2015.
  • Review and approve of Minutes for the Closed Session Meeting of May 14, 2015.
  • Review and approve of the Treasurer’s Report.
  • Review and approve of the Police Report.
  • Review and approve of the Municipal Court Report.
  • Review and approve of the Animal Control Report.
  • Review and approve of the Wastewater Maintenance Report.
  • No Report for Building Inspector.
  • No meeting was held for Planning and Zoning Commission.
  • Venable to discuss hiring someone to clean the Bathrooms at the Park. Vote.
  • Mayor to discuss removal of a tree in the City easement that was blown down  and damaged a fence on private property on Beech Street. Vote.

 

  • Mayor to discuss closing City Hall on Friday. July 3rd for 4th of July. Vote.
  • Hopkins would like to have permission to attend a Grant Workshop at Kansas City, MO on July 28th.  There is no fee.  The City will only have to pay mileage,she will provide her own lodging and meals. Possible Vote.

 

  • BILL NO. 15-16.   AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING THE DEDICATION OF SIDEWALKS AND OTHER REQUIRED PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS IN PHASE I OF WHISPERING HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF BILLINGS, MISSOURI. First and Second Readings. Vote.
  • An Agreement by and between the City of Billings, Missouri (Grantor) and the Billings Fire Protection District ( Grantee) dated June 11, 2015.
  • Review and approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of May 2015.Motion that the Board go into Closed Session for the Purpose of hiring, firing and disciplining employees thereof Pursuant to Section 610.021(3) RSMo. Meeting Closed to the Public. Reopen Regular Meeting.    

 

  • Board to decide on hiring temporary worker for wastewater and water department. Vote.  The Undersigned Hereby Certifies That a True Copy of the Foregoing Agenda was Posted at City Hall, Billings, Missouri on this the 9th day of June 2015 at 3:00 p.m.  

Adjournment. 

 

 

_______________________________

 Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

Billings Blast June 27, 2015

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City of Billings

Fireworks Display

at Dusk

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Billings City Park

750 S Pine Street

 

6:00 pm   until ?             4H will be in the Concession Stand

 

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

Queen Activity Booths

 

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

will play under the Pavilion

 

9:00 pm or so                    Fireworks Display in City Park

at Girls Softball Field

 

Donations Gladly accepted to offset Costs of Show!!!!

Fireworks Display

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Save the Date!!!!!

 

Activities in the Billings City Park & Fireworks Display

 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

6:00 pm to start

5-K Run

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5-K Run

Saturday, June 27, 2015   Billings City Park

Details forthcoming.

Help Wanted

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City of Billings is accepting applications for the position of a full-time police officer.  Must be P.O.S.T. certified. Paid health insurance, other benefits available.  Apply  at Billings City Hall 202 NE Hwy 60, Billings Missouri.  Taking applications till June 26, 2015.  5:00 p.m.  417-744-2581

Draft Minutes Board of Aldermen Meeting May 14, 2015

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Minutes for the Regular Session of the Board of Aldermen for the City of Billings, Missouri

On May 14, 2015 at 7:00 in the City Hall at Billings, Missouri

 

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

 

Citizens and guests present: Trent Heimer, Paul Weeks, Bradley Stewart, Nicole Dotson, Hagen Wilbanks and Loyla Wilbanks.

 

ROLL CALL.

Venable              Absent     Joined the meeting at 7:05 p.m.

Crawford             Present

Brown                 Present

Coker                   Present

Powell                 Present

VanZandt           Present

 

Mayor asked everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Mayor’s Comments. Not too many things to talk about this month. Rauch told the Mayor the Museum will be ready for the first weekend of September. The City Hall and Museum will hold an Open House on this weekend, so the Public can see what has been accomplished with the Old Bank Building.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION. Mayor asked if anyone wanted to speak that is not on the agenda?

Jessie Coker asked if she needed to speak about the Library? Mayor stated that would have to be

at a meeting of the Library Board as a separate entity.

 

OLD BUSINESS. NONE.

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

  1. Consent agenda.
  1. Review and approval of Minutes for Regular Board Meeting of April 9, 2015.
  2. Review and approval of payment of wages, expenses, bills statements and other expenditures for the month of April, 2015.
  3. Review and approval of Treasurer’s Report.
  4. Review and approval of Police Report.
  5. Review and approval of Municipal Court Report.
  6. Review and approval of Animal Control Report.
  7. Review and approval of Wastewater and Water Maint. Report.
  8. Review and approval of Building Inspector’s Report.
  9. Review and approval of P & Z Report.

Motion to accept the Consent Agenda made by Crawford seconded by VanZandt. Voting “Aye”

Crawford, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. Venable abstained. Venable

asked if she could make a Motion to separate item ii. Payment of wages, expenses, bills statements and other expenditures for the Month of May, 2015 until she gets to see the bills?

Mayor responded if you can get a second. Motion made by Venable to separate item ii from the

Consent Agenda seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Powell and

VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor stated the Aldermen are to come into the office to look at the Consent Agenda before the next meeting. Venable stated since she was not at the last meeting she did not know that. Motion to move the item ii to item n. made by Venable seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

b.  VanZandt to discuss if Ordinance is needed for Board Members who have a Conceal and Carry Permit are permitted to bring their weapons to the Meeting?  VanZandt stated that he has had his permit for several years and would feel better if he could bring his weapon.  Mr. Kelly stated there is an Ordinance that will have  to be repealed.  Powell asked if the Ordinance could just say Board Member Only?  Mr. Kelly stated no, you cannot exclude other people from carrying also if you allow Board Members.  Mr. Kelly stated Ordinance 210.080 #5 would have to repeal this Ordinance.  Mr. Kelly stated if there is a sign is up that excludes everyone.  Motion by Powell to repeal Ordinance 210.080 #5 seconded by VanZandt.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” Crawford.  No abstentions.  Mayor stated the Ordinance the Ordinance will be repealed and rewritten for the next meeting.

d.   Discuss Planning and Zoning on the Mays property, Gold Star was wanting to buy some of Mays lot, since her frontage is only 80 foot frontage.  If any property is sold that would create a nonconforming lot.  VanZandt stated the Board needs to stand behind the Planning & Zoning Board.

e.   Mayor to appoint Gary Verch to the Library Board for a two year term with Board approval. Motion to approve appointment made by VanZandt seconded by Crawford.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

f.   Coker discussed the Purple Heart City. Paul Weeks with the organization gave a brief history of the organization. Weeks stated they will provide the proclamation and everything that is involved with the process. Weeks did request that they be the first item on the Agenda on June 11, 2015.  Mayor asked if they would come down when the Memorial Wall was rededicated later this summer.  Mr. Weeks stated all the City has to do is let them know when

g.   Coker discussed GOFUNDME on the Internet for the Library. Mayor asked if she was going to  do this under the City or Friends of the Library.  Coker stated she was not sure at this point.  None.  No abstention

h.   Board discussed Haskins’ Vacation, because of the move could not take any time off, will have about 70 hours left on last years vacation.  Anniversary date is June 3rd.  Powell asked when was the last one  extended?  Motion made by Crawford to extend to June 3rd. Motion dies.   Motion to extend to December 30, 2015 made by VanZandt seconded by Coker.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

i.  Board discussed a Four Way Stop at Washington Ave. and Pine St.  Motion to appoint Poindexter as Traffic Engineer made by Coker seconded by Venable.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, and Powell. Voting “Nay” None. VanZandt abstained.  Motion to Instruct Randy to make a four way stop at Washington Ave and Pine St. made by Coker seconded by Brown.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” Crawford.  No abstentions.

j.  Motion to move item j. after item m. made by VanZandt seconded by Coker.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

k.  Mayor discussed the bid for the Chlorine gas detector for Wastewater plant. The quote is $ 1,883.79.  The one that is there is outdated.  Randy is not supposed to go in the room.  Powell asked does that have to be installed and what does it cost?  Venable stated we need a quote that includes installation.  Coker stated need 2 more quotes including installation.  Motion to get quotes for parts and installation for gas detector for plant made by Coker seconded by Venable.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

l. Mayor to reappoint Larry Wiles for 2015 to 2019 for the Board of Adjustments with Board  approval.  Motion made to reappoint Larry Wiles made by VanZandt seconded by Brown.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None. Powell abstains.  Mayor to apoint Roger Rufer for 2015 to 2019 for the Board of  Adjustments with Board of approval.  Motion made to appoint Roger Rufer made by VanZandt seconded by Venable.  Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt.  Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

m. Board to decide if they want an Election in August for the Bond Issue? Board wants to wait until April 2016.

j.  Will not need a special meeting later in May.

Motion to go into Closed Session made by VanZandt Pursuant to Section 610.21(3) RSMo

seconded by Venable.

ROLL CALL VOTE.

Crawford              Aye

VanZandt             Aye

Brown                   Aye

Powell                   Aye

Venable                 Aye

Coker                     Aye

Meeting closed to the Public.

 

Reopen Regular Meeting.

n. Board to decide which one of the applicants they want to hire for the position.  Motion to hire Bradley Stewart for 9.00 per hour to help Randy made by Coker seconded by Crawford.  ROLL CALL VOTE.  Crawford–Aye.  VanZandt–Aye.  Brown–Aye.  Powell–Aye.  Venable–Aye.  Coker–Aye.

ii     Review and approval of payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for  the month of April, 2015. Motion to review and approve payment of April, 2015 bills made by    Venable seconded by Powell. Discussion: Venable asked what the 10,000.00 was for.  Mayor stated that was for MODOT, dated 4-30-2015. Jerry Corbett was paid $348.48 for attending the meetings.  Simmons was paid out of wastewater, should have been paid by Empire Bank. Venable wanted to know about the form from the Water Dept. Venable stated the utilities for the old City Hall have been paid by the water department and that is not right. Mayor stated no it is not. She will have to fix.  $4,000.00 for Admin and  $ 4,200.00 Operator. Venable stated 1,500.00 out of water for Ruth, not right.  Wastewater and sewer should not be paying out $8,800.00. Katrina and Donnie should be paid out of the correct departments.  Most of Ruth’s money should come out of General and Municipal.  Venable stated large numbers are out of whack. Mayor stated if the Board will not approve it then she would have to amend this months payments. Mayor called for a vote. Voting “Aye” Crawford. Voting ”Nay” Venable, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. No abstentions.

Adjournment. Motion for Adjournment made by VanZandt seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye”

Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

 

________________________________

Bud N Pierce, Mayor

 

 

ATTEST

 

___________________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

 

Board of Aldermen Minutes April 9, 2015

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Minutes for the Regular Session of the Board of Aldermen for the City of Billings, Missouri

On April 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall at Billings, Missouri.

 

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

 

Citizens and guests present were: Jerry A. Corbett, Beverly Elliott, Ryleigh Forrester, Jed Forrester, Auditor Marshall Decker and Don Powell.

 

ROLL CALL.

Venable             Present

Crawford           Present

Brown               Present

Coker                 Present

VanZandt         Present

Parks                 Absent

 

Mayor asked everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Mayor’s Comments. The Board will have another meeting this month.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

  1. Hopkins informed the Board there would be an additional $200.00 per year for Commercial Insurance Coverage for a Fine Art Floater for the Historical items. Motion to approve paying $200.00 for additional Insurance seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  2. Hopkins presented the Loan Agreement for the Historical Museum for approval. Motion made by Coker to accept the Agreement seconded by Venable. Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  3. Venable to do maintenance at Park on items purchased with Grant. Kelly stated need to find out the cost of each item. Also check on Rubber Mulch. Motion to have Melissa order everything except Mulch made by Coker seconded by Crawford. Voting “Aye” Crawford, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. Venable abstains.
  4. Coker stated the $3,000.00 is for programs, summer reading books, reading material only.

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

  1. Consent Agenda. Move to adopt the consent agenda. Motion made by Coker seconded by Crawford. Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  2. Marshall Decker presented the 2014 audit. Page one and two same format to cover all statements. Budget looks good; cash in good shape; capitol improvements account same. Court fines still under 24%.
  3. City Clerk swore in the newly elected aldermen; Ward one – Jack VanZandt; Ward two – Don Powell and Ward three – Melissa Venable. The term is for two years.
  4. BILL NO. 15-12  AN ORDINANCE FO THE CITY OF BILLINGS, MISSOURI TO ADOPT THE PROCEDURE FOR DISCLOSING POTENTIAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND SUSTANTIAL INTERESTS FOR CERTAIN OFFICIALS. Motion made by Brown seconded by Venable. To have the First Reading of Bill No. 15-12 by Title Only. Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor asked the City Clerk to read the First Reading of Bill 15-12 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 15-12 by Title Only. Motion made by VanZandt seconded by Crawford to accept the First Reading of Bill No. 15-12 by Title Only. No discussion. Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion made by Brown seconded by VanZandt to have the Second Reading of Bill No. 15-12 by Title Only. Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor asked the City Clerk to read the Second Reading of Bill 15-12 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 15-12 by Title Only. Motion made by Crawford seconded VanZandt to accept the second reading and for final passage Thereof. Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion made by Crawford seconded by VanZandt that Bill No. 15-12 be accepted as Ordinance No. 15-12. Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Bill No. 15-12 is now Ordinance No. 15-12.
  5. Jed Forrester had questions about the operation of the wastewater treatment plant. Wanted to know about the I & I problems, and if everything is up to date. At this point the Mayor stopped him and asked why he was addressing the Board about something that is not Public Knowledge. Mr. Kelly stated he should not be here asking these questions. At this time the Mayor asked him to leave and Forrester just kept talking. Then the Mayor asked Chief Taylor to escort him out of the building.
  6. Hopkins presented the Ethics Policy. Motion to accept the Policy made by Brown seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  7. Hopkins ask permission to attend the GFOA Conference on May 13th, 14th and 15th at the Lake of the Ozarks. Cost will be $325.00 to attend. Motion to grant Hopkins permission to attend this Conference made by Coker seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  8. Andy Simmons sent a list about the Bullet Points Concerning the water and wastewater construction improvements and the time line. Will have a Special Called Meeting on April 16th at 7:00 p.m.
  9. City Spring City Wide Clean-up will be May 21, 2015.
  10. Board discussed Dolores’ Vacation because of the move she did not take all of her vacation, would like to extend the time. Motion made by Venable to extend the time to 12-21-2015 seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  11. Motion to adjourn made by VanZandt seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Venable, Crawford, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

 

No Further Business.

 

 

 

_____________________________________

Bud N. Pierce, Mayor

 

 

 

ATTEST

 

 

 

____________________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

 

 

 

Board of Aldermen Special Minutes March 24, 2015

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Minutes for the Special Called Meeting of Billings Board of Aldermen on

March 24, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall, Billings, Missouri.

 

ROLL CALL:

Venable           Present

Brown             Present

Coker               Present

VanZandt       Present

Crawford       Absent

Parks               Absent

 

Present were: Mayor Bud Pierce, Treasurer Chris M. Hopkins, Water & Sewer Supt. Randy Poindexter, Chief David Taylor and City Clerk Ruth M. Haskins.

 

Citizens and guests present: Lt. Karl Cuschieri, Jed Forrester, Bert Bond, Andy Simmons, Robin Ceperley,

David Rauch, Don Powell and Jerry Corbett.

 

Mayor’s Comments. There was an incident at the treatment plant, an overflow. Burt Bond and DNR were there. DNR tested for three days, first day high and next two days were OK. Mayor introduced Burt Bond as our back up operator. Don Powell will be a new Board Member after the election. Andy and Robin are from Simmons Engineering. The cost for the clean-up at the plant will be about $1,200.00 before DNR extra Lab Work. A citizen called DNR and EPA about the incident and stated that our employees did not know what they were doing. DNR is happy with Randy and Burt and they did exactly what they were supposed to do. Will be getting some information on suspense inspection from EPA.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION. NONE.

 

NEW BUSINESS, INCLUDING MEMORIALS AND ORDINANCES.

  1. Mayor presented Casey’s easement to the Board for approval. Motion to accept the easement made by VanZandt seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  2. David Rauch asked the Board to approve purchasing the glass display cases for the Museum. Coker asked if the price included refinishing. Rauch responded yes. Motion to approve up to $2,000.00 for the purchase of the cases made by Brown seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  3. Mayor and Board to discuss water and water lines. Corbett was one who did wastewater treatment. Water system needs updates, last time was updated 1994. Fire hydrants have rings that the fire department knows what size the pipe is. Water line not in bad shape. Sewer pipe a lot of clay pipe. The trailer park on Mt. Vernon & Hwy 14, Fabro and Verch all overflow 95% of the time with a heavy rain. The Mayor presented a map that shows where the sewer pipe has been smoke tested. There was a valve at the treatment plant that had not been turned on for years, when this was activated it saved 94,000 gal of water on the bypass. Corbett stated the plant is doing great now and the employees have done a very good job. EPA might come back and want us to do more. Priority fixes would be Hwy 14 make manhole right size; clean out wet well it is full of gravel; dig up lines and replace with bigger pipe and different type; put in variable speed pump to make a uniform flow. Simmons stated a lot of things needed fixing, however the City could not spend any money on the problems. EPA is now forcing the City to do something, as old as it is the system is good. Sewer rates have been too low until 5 years ago, still not high enough. Coker asked if $2,000,000.00 would fix everything. Answer not everything. The amount of a Bond Issue could be higher, but would not have to use all the money if not necessary. Simmons stated if you go to loan agency they will want a five year plan and the private market will cost more. Stop meeting. Coker left at 7:30 p.m. now there is no quorum. Will continue meeting at another time.

April 9, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

  1. Mayor and Board to discuss 5 year plan for City. Suggestions as follows:
  1. Go paperless for meetings with laptops or tablets.
  2. Expand City limits to treatment plant, Creative Associates will annex to city for sewer.
  3. Clean up and paint buildings.
  4. New business in town and new citizens in town.
  5. Help Library to become part of Christian County Library system.
  6. VanZandt would like to see the old water tower down.
  7. Coker wants something downtown.

Animal Control.

  1. Six holding pens, cold weather pens.
  2. Crawford stated build 3-sided building for dogs.
  3. Automatic feeders and freeze proof water bowls.

Emergency Management.

  1. New storm sirens at wastewater plant, Beech St. Lift Station.
  2. Stock Cert Trailer.
  3. Generators at City Hall and Beech St. Lift Station.
  4. City wide map showing basements and storm cellars.

Park.

  1. Walking tracks.
  2. Gazebo next to Pavilion.
  3. Basketball Court or Tennis Court.
  4. Trees around Ball Field.
  5. Enlarge concession stand.
  6. Concrete sidewalk from concession to pavilion.
  7. Expand parking.
  8. Swimming Pool.

Police Department.

  1. New vests.
  2. More officer training.
  3. Equipment – Tasers.
  4. Four wheel drive vehicle.
  5. Walk through metal detector.
  6. 4 way stop sign at Pine and Washington.

Streets.

  1. New sidewalks on side.
  2. Storm ditch needs to deepened.
  3. Resurface Pine St.
  4. Street repairs.
  5. Widen Purdy St. between Pine and Cedar St.
  6. Weight limit signs.
  7. Digital School flashing signs.

Water System.

  1. Paint water tower.
  2. Fix dead end lines, loop.
  3. Replace 2” line and install 6” lines.
  4. Replace water meters.
  5. Reprogram hand held meter readers to define by Wards.
  6. Water rate analysis.

Wastewater Department.

  1. Buy truck for flusher.
  2. Building at plant.
  3. Paint.
  4. Check all electrical systems.
  5. Flush and Camera 1/3 of town every year.
  6. Review rates.

 

No further business.

 

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

 

 

_____________________________

Bud N. Pierce, Mayor

 

ATTTEST

 

 

_______________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk