Agenda Board of Aldermen Meeting Thursday, October 18, 2018

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

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

 

 

AGENDA FOR OCTOBER 18, 2018 REGULAR SESSION OF THE

BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING IN THE CITY OF

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

 

ROLL CALL.

 

Mayor Rauch will open the board Meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

     a.     Hilburn completed another class and passed his test for water. Board to discuss raise. Possible Vote.

     b.     Mayor to discuss lift station on Mt. Vernon, update on insurance. Possible Vote.

     c.     Hopkins to discuss putting Billings Ordinances on website, cost would be $695.00 per year.

 

             Possible Vote.

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

     a.     Consent Agenda. Vote.                                                                                                                              

 

              Review and approve the Minutes for the Regular Session Meeting of the Board of Aldermen on September 20, 2018.

              Review and approve the Treasurer’s Summary 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 Water and Wastewater Maintenance Report.

              Review and approve the Water Report.

              Review and approve the Building Inspector’s Report.

              Review and approve the Minutes for the Library Board.

     b.     Doris Schmidt to discuss water and sewer rates, her renters at 419 S. Pine think their bill is too high for two      

              people.     Possible Vote.

     c.     Tony Taylor to present 2018-2019 Commercial Insurance Quotes. Possible Vote.

     d.     R-2018-1 — A Resolution of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Billings, Missouri, Supporting Missouri Proposition

              D.     Possible Vote.

      e.     Board to discuss having the Attorney draw up an Ordinance for reinstating the Park Board.        Possible Vote.

      f.     Mayor to discuss the sale of a Police Car. Possible Vote.

      g.     Mayor to discuss the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Billings by SMCOG, update from 1994. Estimated cost

              $3,000.00, split 5 ways. Make a Budget item for 5 Departments for 2019 Budget. Possible Vote.

      h.     Chief Taylor to discuss the graphics for the new police vehicle. Possible Vote.

      i.      Board to authorize Attorney to update all Building Codes to 2018 as Christian County has update. Billings Board had

               last update with Ordinance No. 15-11. Possible Vote.

       j.     Board to schedule time with Treasurer for the 9 month Budget Amendment. Possible Vote

      k.     Motion to approve wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of September, 2018.

               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 October, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

_________________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

 

Library Agenda for Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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City of Billings Library 251 NE US Hwy 60 Billings MO. 6561

417-233-1688               email billingscitylibrary@gamil.com

 

Agenda for the regular session of The Library Board for the City of Billings

Library are to be held at the Billings City Library building on Tuesday

October 9th 2018 at 6:30 pm.

Roll Call

Jessie Coker Board President to call meeting to order

 

Public Participation .

 

Old Business

A.  Volunteers Policy.   Poss. Vote

B.  Discuss Electric bill. Poss. vote

C.  Accept letter of resignation from Kerri Culver . Vote

  1. Friends of the library update on concession stand . Fyi

New Business

  1. Approval of September minutes . Vote
  2. Approval of September financials . Vote

A .  Jessie Coker to Update on Fall book sale & donation box . Fyi

  1. D. Scott V. from Christian County library to address board, poss. Vote

B.  Volunteers, new volunteer to do a Friday morning poss. Vote

  1. Total highspeed , Light in the garage . Poss. Vote
  2. Jessie Coker to Discuss volunteer meeting / training day . Vote

Meeting Adjourned

 

Prepared by :

Jessie Coker

Board President

 

 

Draft Minutes Board of Aldermen Meeting, Thursday, September 20, 2018

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MINUTES FOR THE BILLINGS BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING IN

REGULAR SESSION ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M.

IN THE BILLINGS CITY HALL.

 

 

Present were: Mayor David Rauch, Attorney William Petrus, Chief David Taylor, Police Officer Justin Braden, Building Inspector Terry Danley, Water & Wastewater Supt. Randy Poindexter, Treasurer Chris M. Hopkins and City Clerk Ruth M. Haskins.

 

Citizens and guests: James B. Kelley, James W. Welch and Andrew Menke, MSU Students who worked on the Visioning Plan.

 

ROLL CALL.

Huffman                    Present

Kucera                       Present          

Gold                           Absent

Brown                         Present

Fender                        Present

Woods                        Present

 

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

 

Mayor’s Comments: Mayor Rauch stated have had some issues with the Lift Station on Mt. Vernon Road. Also had issues at the Plant with basins overflowing. Randy, Keith and Terry worked very hard on these issues. Mayor will talk more about this in the meeting. This coming Saturday will be the Fall Harvest Festive in town. There will possibly be thousands of people in town. Mayor asked Chief Taylor to introduce the new Police Office Justin Braden. Braden gave a brief summary of where he has worked.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION. None.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

  • Mayor asked the three MSU Students to give another presentation on the Visionary Plan. Gave an overview of the Plan of improving community improvements and family oriented programs. SMCOG will help with the Comprehensive Plan and New Planning and Zoning Map.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

  • Consent Agenda. Motion made by Brown to approve the Consent Agenda seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Gary Verch is not in attendance, however Fender is going to speak in his place. Fender stated Verch was unable to attend, they are asking permission to use the space of the Truck and Tractor Pull as a Benefit for the School, the Booster Club

 

pay for different items for the School. Huffman asked if they were only using the area for the pulling? Fender stated they will also use the softball field for parking. The date for the Benefit will be October 13th. Motion to grant permission for the Benefit of the School made by Huffman seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

  • Mayor would like to appoint Susie Bos Corrie to the Planning & Zoning Commission to fill a vacancy for one year. Motion made by Kucera to approve the appointment seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Mayor and Chief discussed the annexation of Hwy 60. The Ordinance cannot be found in the City. Motion to have the Attorney to draft an Ordinance for the 60 Annexation for next meeting made by Fender seconded by Kucera. Voting “Aye”   Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Poindexter presented two quotes in the packet, we had a good inspection from DNR.

 

    1. Friday before last, the Clarifier was overflowing, due to the pumps not working. Republic Public Works came and pulled the pump and there was a huge turtle at the bottom. Saturday morning all the Clarifiers were overflowing. Poindexter called Terry to help start the pumps. Had to have Bert Bond to come over with his boom truck and pull the pump, there was another snapping turtle in the wet well which was all cut up. Poindexter and Hilburn were out there cleaning up the mess and DNR called and stated they were coming down for an inspection. DNR came down and all went well except during the inspection the sampler quit working. Poindexter has two quotes for a new sampler, one is $1,598.00, the other one was $1,640.00. Motion to order the sampler for $1,598.00 made by Brown seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.    
  • Poindexter stated there was a spare pump that has been there a long time, it is hooked up to a temporary control. Poindexter suggests an alarm system at the plant, Mayor stated Atlas Security will be contacted. Motion made to pay All-Phase Electric $1,068.64 made by Woods seconded by Kucera. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Poindexter stated the automatic control panel, will alternate pumps. The cost is $4,336.20 for parts only, labor should be about for $850.00. Motion to approve up to $5,500.00 made by Woods seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Poindexter presented quote from O’Neal Farms. Mayor had asked them for a quote. The quote is for cleaning the ditch from Mt. Vernon to Russell on Pine St. and placing an erosion mat to take care of the water from the Mt. Vernon ditch. The quote is $6,120.00 of which the Road District will pay $2,000.00. Motion to approve the work made by Woods seconded by Kucera. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

    1. Notify the two occupants when work will begin.
  • Brown to update on the Flag Pole, should be up by next week. Will be getting two flags.
  • Mayor appointed Rusty Bell to the Library Board. Motion made by Fender seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Mayor stated Hilburn has completed another class and passed his test for water.  Motion to postpone to the next meeting to do research made by Huffman seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Hilburn inquired about getting paid extra for cleaning the bathrooms at the Park. Mayor stated Hilburn signed a job description stating part of his duties were cleaning the Park bathrooms.   Motion to Table made by Huffman seconded by Kucera. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Mayor discussed options for the lift station which was hit by lighting. Insurance will pay for the new replacement of all the equipment. Mayor stated it would be better to replace to new. Terry stated there is mercury switches, which would bring EPA. Motion to replace the lift station with new equipment up to $130,000.00 made by Brown seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Fall Clean-up is scheduled for October 25, 2018.
  • Hines Pharmacy will be in town on October 3rd giving Flu shots at other businesses for a cash price of $35.00 or $39.00 or if you have insurance they will take that.
  • Hopkins asked for authorization to have Tony Taylor give the City three quotes for our Commercial Insurance which is due November 6, 2018. Motion to have Tony Taylor give the City three quotes for Commercial Insurance made by Huffman seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Hopkins discussed the Capital Improvement Loan at People’s Community Bank, the note is due September 25th, do you want to pay off or renew? Balance of the note is $25,447.48. If it is paid off it will save the City $2,788.76 in interest. Motion to pay the note off in full made by Huffman seconded by Woods. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Hopkins discussed attending a meeting of the Show Me Christian County and Christian County Planning & Zoning is recodifying to the 2018 Electrical Codes and other Codes also. They will be having another meeting and Terry Danley has agreed to attend the meeting to represent the City of Billings, so Billings can also change their building codes to 2018. Motion to have Danley attend the meeting made by Brown seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Hopkins stated General Code updates our Code Books, they can put Billings Ordinances on our website for $695.00 per year. Each department could pay about $100.00 per year. City would still have to pay for new recodification. Motion to postpone to next month made by Huffman seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Hopkins stated need to get started on the nine month amendment to get prepared for the 2019 Budget. Huffman is Parks, Brown is Water & Sewer, Fender is General, Woods is Street & Animal Control, Kucera is Police & Municipal and Gold is Planning & Zoning & Library. Motion to make nine month amendment to Budget made by Brown seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Motion to approve wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of August, 2018 made by Huffman seconded by Kucera. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

 

No further business.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

                                                            ______________________________________

                                                                  David Rauch, Mayor

 

 

 

ATTEST

 

 

 

 

 

_______________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk   

Board of Aldermen Agenda Thursday, September 20, 2018

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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 BILLINGS BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING

ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE BILLINGS CITY HALL.

       

ROLL CALL.

Mayor David Rauch will open the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Mayor’s Comments.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

a.     Mayor to discuss Visioning Plan from MSU students, which has been postponed from last meeting.       Possible Vote.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

b.     Consent Agenda. Vote.

 

Review and approve the Minutes of the Regular Session of the August 16, 2018 Board of Aldermen Meeting.

Review and approve the Minutes of the Public Hearing for the Tax Levy August 23, 2018.

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

August 23, 2018.

Review and approve the Treasurer’s Report.

Review and approve the Police Report.

Review and approve the Municipal Court Report.

Review and approve the Animals Control Report.

Review and approve the Wastewater and Water Maintenance Report.

Review and approve the Water Collection Report.

Review and approve the Building Inspector’s Report.

Review and approve the Library Minutes.

b.     Gary Verch to ask for permission to use the Park on October 13th for a Benefit Truck Pull for the school.       Possible Vote.

c.     Mayor to appoint Susie Bos Corrie to the Planning and Zoning Commission for a term of one year.       Possible Vote.

d.     Mayor to discuss Highway 60 right-of-way and Ordinance for annexation. Possible Vote.

e.     Poindexter to present quotes for new Sampler at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Possible Vote.

f.      Poindexter to present All-Phase Electric Bill for repairs to rebuild emergency backup controller for #3 pump. Possible Vote.

g.     Poindexter to present quote for Automatic Control Panel for Plant. $4,336.20. Possible Vote.

h.     Poindexter to present quote from O’Neal Farms Hydroseeding on Pine St. from Mt. Vernon to Russell St.       Quote is $6,120.00, Road District will share in the cost. Possible Vote.

i.     Brown to update on the flag pole, it is scheduled to be installed soon. FYI.

j.      Mayor to appoint Rusty Bell to the Library Board for a term of one year. Possible Vote.

k.     Keith Hilburn has completed another class, when will his $.50 raise begin? Possible Vote.

l.      Hilburn also asked about getting paid extra for cleaning the Park bathrooms. Possible Vote.

m.    Mayor to discuss options for the Mt. Vernon lift station, not sure which scope of work to go with.       Possible Vote.

n.     Haskins stated the Fall Cleanup is tentatively set for October 25th. FYI.

o.     Haskins to discuss Hines Pharmacy is to be in Billings on the 3rd of October for other business’s in town to give Flu shots. If any members of the Board would like to take advantage of this need to notify Clerk. They will take insurance or if cash would be $35.00 to $39.00. FYI.

p.     Hopkins would like permission to authorize Tony Taylor Insurance to get three Commercial quotes for 2018-2019 Policy. Policy renews November 6, 2018. Possible Vote.

q.     Hopkins to discuss People’s Community Bank/Capital Improvement Sales Tax Loan matures on September 25, 2018. Does the Board want to pay note in full or renew for one more year? ?Break down in the packet. Possible Vote.

r.     Hopkins states Christian County Planning & Zoning is recodifying the Electrical Codes to 2018 and other codes to 2018. We need to adopt these codes so building is consistent in Christian County for cross-over builders. Terry Danley is willing to represent Billings Planning & Zoning for this upgrade. Billings is currently using 2008 & 2009. Possible Vote.

s.     Hopkins states General Code can put the Billings Ordinances on our website for $695.00 per year. Each department could pay $100.00 per year.       Possible Vote.

t.     Hopkins states need to be thinking about preparing for the nine month amendment before the 2019 Budget.       Possible Vote.

u.     Review and approve wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of August, 2018. Possible Vote.

 

 

No further business.

 

Adjournment.  Vote.

 

The Undersigned, Hereby Certifies That a True Copy of the Foregoing Agenda was posted at City Hall, Billings, Missouri on the 18th day of September, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

______________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Copies of this Agenda are available inside City Hall.

 

 

 

Library Agenda Friday, September 14, 2018

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City of Billings Library 251 NE US Hwy 60 Billings MO. 65610

  1. 417-233-1688               email billingscitylibrary@gamil.com

 

Adgenda for the regular session of The Library Board for the City of Billings

Library are to be held at the Billings City Library building on Friday

September14th 2018 at 6:00 pm.

Roll Call

Jessie Coker Board President to call meeting to order

 

Public Participation .

 

Old Buisness

A.Volunteers Policy poss. Vote

B.Tina to give update on Google website poss. Vote

  1. Dicuss Electric bill from July poss. Vote.
  2. Update on 501c 3

New Business

A.Tina to discuss The new shelves , reorganizing , & cataloging .

B.Accepting Kerri Culver’s resignation vote

C.Friends of the library update of fair concession stand .

D.Approval of minutes from August Meeting vote .

  1. Approval of financials from August vote.
  2. Discuss any Fall festival book sale plans.
  3. Nominations for Vice President of the Library board vote .

 

Meeting Adjourned

 

Prepared by :

 

 

Jessie Coker

Board President

 

 

Draft Minutes Special Called Meeting Thursday August 23, 2018

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MINUTES FOR THE CITY OF BILLINGS BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING

IN A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING ON AUGUST 23, 2018

AT 7:10 P.M. IN THE BILLINGS CITY HALL.

 

 

Present were: Mayor David Rauch, Attorney William Petrus, Chief David Taylor, Treasurer Chris M. Hopkins and City Clerk Ruth M. Haskins.

 

Citizens and guests present were: Sharlene King

 

ROLL CALL

Huffman             Absent

Fender                 Present

Brown                  Present

Kucera                 Present

Gold                     Present

Woods                 Present

 

Mayor Rauch opened the meeting and asked everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION. None.

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

a.   BILL NO. — 18-09 — An Ordinance Establishing the Tax Levy on all Real and Personal Property located within the City of Billings for the Year 2018.  Motion made by Fender seconded by Kucera to have the First Reading of Bill No. 18-09 by Title Only. No discussion. Roll Call Vote; Woods – Aye, Fender – Aye, Brown – Aye, Gold – Aye and Kucera – Aye. Voting “Nay” None.     No abstentions. Mayor asked Haskins to read Bill No. 18-09 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 18-09 by Title Only. Motion made by Brown seconded by Fender to accept the First Reading of Bill No. 18-09 by Title Only. No discussion. Roll Call Vote; Woods – Aye, Fender – Aye, Brown – Aye, Gold – Aye and Kucera – Aye.   Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion made by Gold seconded by Woods to have the Second Reading of Bill No. 18-09 by Title Only. No discussion. Mayor asked Haskins to read Bill No. 18-09 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 18-09 by Title Only. Motion made by Kucera seconded by Brown to accept the Second Reading and for Final Passage, Thereof. Roll Call Vote; Woods – Aye, Fender – Aye, Brown – Aye, Gold – Aye and Kucera – Aye. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion made by Brown seconded by Fender that Bill No. 18-09 be accepted as Ordinance No. 18-09.   Roll Call Vote; Woods– Aye, Fender – Aye, Brown – Aye, Gold – Aye and Kucera – Aye. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Bill No. 18-09 is now Ordinance 18-09.

b.   Viebrock could not be here, so Sharlene King is here to speak. Billings Merchants would like to have permission to close Commercial St between Washington and Jefferson on September 22nd for their Fall Harvest. King would also like permission to park vendor vehicles on the Grassy Knoll on Main Street. Fender would like to have no parking in front of King’s on US 60. King will block that spot off. Woods stated since the City leases the lot next to City Hall, then the City needs to give permission for that. Motion to grant permission to close Commercial St. between Washington and Jefferson, the grassy lot next to City Hall and the Grassy Knoll on Main St. made by Woods seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

c.   Review and approve Treasurer’s report with a correction the Park balance from 707,553.00 to 7,553.00. Motion to amend the report made by Brown seconded by Kucera. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

d.   Mayor discussed which account to take the difference out of, Street Fund or the General Fund. Woods asked what the balance was, the Street Fund would be the only fund that can be justified. Woods stated if the money is in the fund use it, if the Street Fund got in trouble the General Fund could bail it out. Woods still has $9,300.00 for the Mt. Vernon St. project. Motion made by Gold that the difference come out of the Street Fund, $17,741.00 seconded by Woods. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

e.   Taylor recommended City hire Justin Braden as a Police Office at $14.00 per hour, he has to give 2 weeks notice at the Christian County Sheriff Office. Braden is experienced has worked at Walnut Grove Police Department, is in his early thirties. Fender asked if the contract was mentioned to him. Fender made the motion to hire Justin Braden at $14.00 per hour seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

f.   Taylor stated the attorney has the contract, he will speak about the contract. Petrus stated will make a few changes.   Board needs to decide what amount to put in the contract. Petrus suggest the amount not be too large. Gold stated that would be a deterrent if the amount too large they might not take the job. Gold thinks $2,500.00 would be a good figure. Petrus stated the Mayor needs to sign the contract. Motion to approve the Attorney to draft a contract based on the discussion of the Board made by Gold seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

g.    Discussion of wages and pay raises for the police department. Motion on wages for the Police Department; inexperienced hires will start at $12.00 per hour after ninety days a raise of a $1.00 more per hour and after a year another $1.00 per hour, for experienced hires will start at $14.00 per hour after ninety days a raise of $1.00 more per hour and after a year another $1.00 per year made by Woods seconded by Kucera. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

h.   Motion to Table this item made by Gold seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

i.   Motion to review and approve wages, expenses, bills, statement and other expenditures for the month of July, 2018 made by Fender seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera.

 

No further business.

 

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

 

 

                                                                                          _________________________________________

                                                                                          David Rauch, Mayor

 

ATTEST

 

 

____________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

   

Agenda Special Called Meeting Thursday August 23, 2018

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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 SPECIAL CALLED SESSION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN

FOR THE CITY OF BILLINGS, MISSOURI TO BE HELD IN THE BILLINGS

CITY HALL ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018 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 Aldermen of the City of Billings, Missouri. The meeting will take place on

Thursday, August 23, 2018 immediately following the Public Hearing for the Tax Levy at 7:00 p.m.

 

                                                PUBLIC HEARING FOR 2018 TAX LEVY

Mayor to open the Public Hearing for the 2018 tax levy at 7:00 p.m.

 

Public may speak.

 

Mayor to close the Public Hearing on the Tax Levy.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE.

 

Mayor to open the Special Called Session of the Board of Aldermen.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

a.   BILL NO. 18-09 — An Ordinance Establishing the Tax Levy on all Real and Personal Property Located Within the City of Billings, Missouri For the Year of 2018. First and Second Reading. Vote.

b.   Jim Viebrock, with the Billings Merchants Association, to ask permission to close Commercial

 

Street from Washington Ave. to Jefferson Ave. on September 22nd for their Fall Harvest.   Possible Vote.

c.   Review and approve the Treasurer’s Report. Possible Vote.

d.   Mayor to discuss which account to pay balance for the Police Car after the Reserve amount.

 

Possible Vote.

e.   Chief Taylor to discuss hiring of Police Officer and set starting hourly pay. Possible Vote.

f.   Taylor to present first draft of employer/employee contract. Possible Vote.

g.   Taylor to discuss wages of new hires of Police Officers; inexperienced hires will start at $12.00 per hour, after 90 day probation, the hourly rate will be increased by $1.00. Any new hire with experience will start at $14.00 per hour, after 90 days probation, the hourly rate will be increased by $1.00. Possible Vote.

h.   Chief Taylor to discuss reducing the police force from 4 to 3, including Chief. Possible Vote.

I.   Review and approve wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of July, 2018. Possible Vote.

 

No further business.

 

Motion to adjourn. Vote.

 

 

 

_______________________________

David Rauch, Mayor

 

Draft Minutes for Board of Aldermen Meeting August 16, 2018

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MINUTES FOR THE BILLLINGS BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING IN

REGULAR SESSION ON AUGUST 16, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M.IN THE BILLINGS CITY HALL

 

Present were: Mayor David Rauch, Attorney William Petrus, Chief David Taylor,

Randy Poindexter, Water and Sewer Maint. Supt. and City Clerk Ruth M. Haskins.

Chris M. Hopkins, Treasurer was on medical leave.

 

Citizen present: Michael B. Hodges.

 

ROLL CALL

Huffman        Present

Kucera           Present          

Gold               Absent

Brown             Present

Fender            Present

Woods            Present

 

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

 

Mayor’s Comments. Mayor stated had looked at Media-coms contract and they should fix damages done by their workers.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

Mr. Hodges asked about the fence on the Cloud property, Hodges stated it had been surveyed. Rauch wanted to know if it had ever been voted on. Hodges responded he did not think it had. Hodges also asked about the old jail, if there were any plans to do anything with it. Rauch stated that it has been talked about. Fender asked who was doing the crosswalks. Rauch responded Melissa and Jessie had the paint.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

  • Mayor would like to postpone this item one more time. Motion made by Fender to postpone to next month’s meeting, seconded by Kucera. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

  • Consent Agenda. Motion to accept the Consent Agenda made by Huffman seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Woods discussed fixing the drainage ditch at the corner of Pine and Howard. Will put 10’ pipe and attach to one already there and cover with chat and dirt. Also put up the poles on the outside edge. Motion to approve bid for $349.27 by Huffman. Huffman to amend the motion to approve up to $600.00 seconded by Kucera. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Poindexter discussed the Flow Meter at the plant has quit working has two bids. Motion made by Fender for $2,220.00 from Pollardwater for the Flow Meter for the plant seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Check to see if this is a bond item.
  • Mayor to discuss reducing police force, no proposal at this time. Mayor to discuss hiring a part-time office until full time hired, pay at $14.00 per hour. Motion to approve part-time officer made by Brown seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Taylor to discuss the purchase of a new vehicle for the Police Department. Reserve account has $18,206.00, balance will be from savings to budget from wages not spent. Price for the Ford Explorer that Chief would like to buy is $35,941.00, the second choice would cost $30,131.00. Motion to approve purchase made by Fender seconded by Kucera. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Mayor discussed the election results, question 1 passed, question 2 did not pass. Board discussed putting the use tax question on the November Ballot. Motion made to Table this item made by Huffman seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Brown discussed Hilburn needs some new stop signs. Board wanted to know where are the signs located that were bad. Hilburn did not list. Motion to Table made by Brown seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Brown discussed fixing the three street cuts and pad at storage building. Board suggested contacting Danny at the Road District to put cold mix in the street cuts. Pad can be done at a later date.
  • Brown asked about the status of the Flag Pole. Clerk stated the Board approved up to $3,000.00 in May for this item. Brown will contact Ozark Flag and put in center of lot behind the sidewalk.
  • Brown called the fence company and was told next Wednesday would be out to put up dog pens and the following week would do the lift station on Beech Street.
  • Haskins stated need to have a Public Hearing on the Tax Levy, then can have the Special Called Meeting on August 23, 2018. Motion to have Special Called Meeting made by Huffman seconded by Woods. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Review and approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of July, 2018. Fender would not approve theHuffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.   

 

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  4. item l. without the check off list. Motion to postpone until next meeting made by Brown seconded by Kucera. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Kucera and

No further Business.

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                        ___________________________________

                                                                        David Rauch, Mayor

 

 

 

ATTEST

 

 

 

 

_________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

Board of Aldermen Agenda Thursday, August 16, 2018

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

 

 

AGENDA FOR THE BILLINGS BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING

ON AUGUST 16, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE BILLINGS CITY HALL.

 

ROLL CALL

 

Mayor David Rauch will open the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Mayor’s Comments.

 

PUBLIC PARTCIPATION.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

a.   Visioning Plan from MSU students postponed from last meeting. Possible Vote.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

a.  Consent Agenda. Vote.

 

Review and approve the Minutes of the Regular Session of the July 19, 2018 Board of

Review and approve the Treasurer’s Report. (Will be available in September).

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 and Water Maintenance Report.

Review and approve the Water Collection Report.

Review and approve the Building Inspector’s Report.

b.   Woods to discuss culvert at the corner of Howard and Pine Street. Possible Vote.

c.   Poindexter to present two bids for a flow meter needed at the plant. Possible Vote.

d.   Mayor to discuss number of full time officers and pay for part-time officer to fill in until full officer/officers are hired. Amount of Pay? Possible Vote.

e.   Chief Taylor to discuss new patrol vehicle, has state contract pricing for 2019/2020. Also have information on new 2017 patrol vehicles.       Possible Vote.

f.    Mayor to discuss the Use Tax results from the August 7th election. Question 1 had 74 ayes and 132 nays, Question 2 had 84 ayes and 118 nays, failed to pass. To put this back on the ballot for the November 6th election it must have an Ordinance passed and turned in to the County Clerk by         August 28th.       Possible Vote.

g.   Brown stated need to order 12 new Stop Signs to replace old faded and rusted signs. Cost would be about $50.00 each. Possible Vote.

h.   Brown to discuss hiring a contractor to patch streets that have been cut for water lines at Washington, Terrell Creek and McHenry. Plus the concrete pad for the dog runs. Possible Vote.

i.   Brown to discuss status of the flag pole in vacant lot next to City Hall. Possible Vote.

j.   Brown to discuss status of fencing for dog pens and Beech St. Lift station. Possible Vote.

k.   Haskins requested setting a Special Meeting for the Public Hearing on the Tax Levy for

 

August 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Possible Vote.

l.  Review and approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of July, 2018. Possible Vote.

 

 

Motion to go into Closed Session for the Purpose of hiring, firing and disciplining employees, Pursuant to Section 610.021(3) RSMo. ROLL CALL VOTE.

 

Close the Meeting to the Public before the Closed Session begins.

 

Reopen the Regular Meeting.

 

No further Business.

 

Adjournment. Vote.

 

 

The Undersigned, Hereby Certifies That a True Copy of the Foregoing Agenda was posted at City Hall,

Billings, Missouri on this the 14th day of August, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

_______________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

 

 

 

Copies of this Agenda are available inside City Hall.

Draft Minutes Board of Aldermen Meeting July 19, 2018

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MINUTES FOR THE BILLINGS BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING

ON JULY 19, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE BILLINGS CITY HALL

 

Present: Mayor David Rauch, Attorney William Petrus, Chief David Taylor, Building Inspector

Terry Danley, Treasurer Chris M. Hopkins and City Clerk Ruth M. Haskins.

 

Citizen and guests present: Cameron from Archer-Elgin Engineers.

 

ROLL CALL

Woods             Present

Fender             Present

Brown              Present

Gold                Present

Kucera             Present

Huffman          Present

 

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

 

PUBLIC PARTICATION. None.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

  • Utility Service Partners, Inc. was postponed from last meeting. Motion to bring this item to the floor made by Huffman seconded by Brown. Huffman stated there are pros and cons to this, however the pros outweigh the cons. Kucera stated after doing some checking on this, it would be a good thing for the customers. Fender asked if the rebate back to the City, where would that money be in the budget.  Motion to approve and adopt without the $.50 made by Gold seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Motion to postpone item b. the Visioning Plan to next meeting made by Brown seconded by Kucera. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Huffman has not put anything together. Motion to Table the Park Board item made by Huffman seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Mayor presented the lease from Bank of Billings for the vacant lot next to City Hall.
  • BILL NO. 18-07 – An Ordinance Authorizing a Lease Agreement By and Between The City of Billings and Bank of Billings. Motion made by Kucera seconded by Woods to have the First Reading of Bill No. 18-07 by Title Only. ROLL CALL VOTE. Woods-Aye, Fender-Aye, Brown-Aye, Gold-Aye, Kucera-Aye and Huffman-Aye. Mayor asked Haskins to read Bill No. 18-07 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 18-07 by Title Only. Motion made by Huffman seconded by Brown to accept the First Reading of Bill No. 18-07 by Title Only. ROLL CALL VOTE. Woods-Aye, Fender-Aye, Brown-Aye, Gold-Aye, Kucera-Aye and Huffman-Aye. Motion made by Brown seconded by Kucera to have the Second Reading of Bill No. 18-07 by Title Only. ROLL CALL VOTE. Woods-Aye, Fender-Aye, Brown-Aye, Gold-Aye, Kucera-Aye and Huffman-Aye. Mayor asked Haskins to read Bill NO. 18-07 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 18-07 by Title Only. Motion made by Huffman seconded by Brown to accept the Second Reading and for Final Pass Thereof. ROLL CALL VOTE. Woods-Aye, Fender-Aye, Brown-Aye, Gold-Aye, Kucera-Aye and Huffman-Aye.                 BILL NO. 18-07 is now ORDINANCE 18-07.
  • BILL NO. 18-08 – An Ordinance Amending the Municipal Code of the City of Billings, Missouri at § 210.208 Regarding Stations and Convenience Stores to Require Pre-Payment. Motion made by Gold seconded by Woods to have the First Reading of Bill No. 18-08 by Title Only. ROLL CALL VOTE. Woods-Aye, Fender-Aye, Brown-Aye, Gold-Aye, Kucera-Aye and Huffman-Aye. Mayor asked Haskins to read Bill No. 18-08. Haskins read Bill No. 18-08 by Title Only. Motion made by Gold seconded by Huffman to accept the First Reading of Bill No. 18-08. ROLL CALL VOTE. Woods-Aye, Fender-Aye, Brown-Aye, Gold-Aye, Kucera-Aye and Huffman-Aye. Motion made by Brown seconded by Kucera to have the Second Reading of Bill No. 18-08 by Title Only. ROLL CALL VOTE. Woods-Aye, Fender-Aye, Brown-Aye, Gold-Aye, Kucera-Aye and Huffman-Aye. Mayor asked Haskins to read Bill No. 18-08 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 18-08 by Title Only. Motion made by Woods seconded by Brown to accept the Second Reading and for Final Passage Thereof. ROLL CALL VOTE. Woods-Aye, Fender-Aye, Brown-Aye, Gold-Aye, Kucera-Aye and Huffman-Aye. BILL NO. 18-08 is now ORDINANCE 18-08.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

  • Consent Agenda. Motion to approve the Consent Agenda made by Fender seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Cameron, City Engineer, presented 2 bids for the aeration basis. Envirodyne at $88,820.00 and Evoqua at $107,760.00. Motion to take Envirodyne for $88,820.00 bid made by Brown seconded by Kucera. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Cameron also discussed Mt. Vernon ditch. Poindexter stated not sure where to get a 15” perforated pipe. Wes shot the grade on the ditch is almost flat. Poindexter will set up a time to talk to Wes and Woods. Cameron stated they have started on the right of ways for the west utility extensions.
  • Board needs to approve and sign Ethics Policy, which is renewed every two years.
  • Brown got a bid for dog pens for the inside, price would be $2,540.00. Motion to approve the bid made by Fender seconded by Kucera. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera, Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • FYI . Purchasing and Competitive Policy.
  • Motion to approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of June, 2018 made by Fender seconded by Woods. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Kucera. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

 

No further business.

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                                    __________________________________

                                                                                    David Rauch, Mayor

 

 

ATTEST

 

 

 

_________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk