Library Agenda for Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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

417-233-1688               email billingscitylibrary@gmail.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

                                   December 11th 2018 at 5 pm .                         .

Roll Call

Jessie Coker Board President to call meeting to order

 

Public Participation .

 

Old Business

  1. Volunteer handbook .Vote

B.

C.

 

New Business

  1. Discuss dates to be closed over the holiday season . Vote

 

  1. Jessie Coker to discuss 5k fundraiser for March 2019. Vote

 

  1. Discuss possible Event Calendar for 2019. poss vote .

 

  1. Put together budget for 2019. vote
  2. Approval of minutes from Nov. 2018 meeting . Vote
  3. Approval of Financial from Nov. 2018. Vote

Meeting Adjourned Prepared by :

Jessie Coker

Board President

 

Received and Posted 12/11/2018

8:10 am

Draft Board of Aldermen Meeting for Thursday, November 15, 2018

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MINUTES FOR THE BILLINGS BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING

IN REGULAR SESSION ON NOVEMBER 15, 2018

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

 

Present were: Mayor David Rauch, Attorney William Petrus, Chief David Taylor, Water and Wastewater Supt. Randy Poindexter, Building Inspector Terry Danley, Treasurer Chris M. Hopkins and

City Clerk Ruth M. Haskins.

 

Citizens and guest present: Nicole Browning, Bruce Belin, Donna and Ken Thomas.

 

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.

 

Mayor’s Comments: The City is still dealing with the Insurance Company, nothing settled yet. Chief Taylor will be out for surgery on his shoulder for 3 to 6 month.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION. Ken Thomas stated to the Board he was pretty ignorant until about eleven years ago when built a pool house on his property. Found out there was all kinds of hoops to go through, one was a building permit, which was no big deal. Paid my money for so much a square foot, notified the building inspector every time was supposed to, however he never showed up. So every time he would tell me to take picture, now I have a bunch of pictures in the book. So that got him accustomed to how things worked in the City of Billings. Thomas has lived here almost 30 years but was ignorant to the inner workings. So the next time saw a building inspector, had put a basement under the pool house and wanted to let the ground settle before put the steps in. The inspector informed Thomas that there would be no certificate of occupancy until the steps were put in, which thought was odd since was living in one house on the property, also was told that could not rent the pool house out. Which had no intention of doing that. Thomas has been on Planning & Zoning now for four or five years, we do not meet because there is nothing going on here and he can see why. There is a lot of obstacles when someone wants to build or remodel or buy property or rent. There are restrictions and hoops at every point. Thomas is of the opinion that property owner has rights.

Seems like the City of Billings think they have a lot of rights on private property. Thinks a lot of this is for revenue for the City, which is understandable.   Lot of is obstacle’s that you put in, will give you an

example, my wife owns property across from Casey’s, we have been working out there, have rewired the garage. Donna decides she wanted the house torn down, so contacted Empire, want to keep

electricity in the garage. Thomas is a 35 year veteran of utility company so he expected some hoops from Empire. Then he was told that an electrical permit had to be bought from the City to get the meter hooked up. But have to have everything up to code. And have an inspection for a new meter set. Will cost about fifteen hundred dollars, so therefore, will not tear the house down will just let it sit there. The other thing is got to looking more there is a lot of vacant house in this town. Dawned on him pay a fee and bring it up to code, to him that is a hindrance. Thomas says that is an Ordinance, Terry responded it is a code. Thomas then stated there is one other thing, we were keeping the water on just to power wash and other things, gas co was $22 and Empire was $23 City was $58. Wouldn’t it be better to get $20 versus zero. Just moving meter to a new location, will still be on the same property. Thomas wants to know if it makes it right for Billings, just because other towns do it.

Brown stated the rental inspection was needed, landlords were not fixing anything or repair anything.

Huffman stated she had rental property and was very upset when this started, she thought was going to have to bring the whole house up to code. However, she was told that was not the case.

Fender wanted to know dates for filing for April’s Election. City Clerk has not been notified, will call.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

  • Discussion concerning having Attorney draft an Ordinance annexing Hwy 60 right of way.

 

    1. Motion made by Fender seconded by Kucera to have attorney draft a new Ordinance. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Hilburn raises discussed postponed from last meeting. Motion to postpone to December meeting made by Brown seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Discussed putting Billings Ordinances on Website. This is addressed under New Business, item f. Motion to Table made by Huffman seconded by Woods. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Hopkins discussed the Nine Month Budget Amendment. Motion to approve the Budget made by Kucera seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

  • Consent Agenda. Motion to approve made by Fender seconded by Gold. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay’ None. No abstentions.
  • Resolution R-2018-2. Resolution of Governing Body of Applicant. Removing Michael Hodges and replacing with David L. Rauch as Authorizing Contact for SCEAP (Wastewater) Grant Reimbursement. Motion to approve made by Brown seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • BILL NO. 18-10 — An Ordinance Amending the Municipal Code of the City of Billings, Missouri at Chapter 135, Boards and Commissions, Regarding a Park Board. Motion to have the First Reading of Bill No. 18-10 by Title Only made by Huffman seconded by Brown. Roll Call Vote.   Woods – Aye, Fender – Aye, Brown – Aye, Gold – Aye, Kucera – Aye, Huffman – Aye. Mayor asked Haskins to Read Bill No. 18-10 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 18-10 by Title Only. Motion made by Huffman seconded by Kucera to accept the First Reading of Bill No. 18-10 by Title Only. Roll Call Vote. Woods – Aye, Fender – Aye, Brown – Aye, Gold – Aye, Kucera – Aye, Huffman – Aye. Motion made by Huffman seconded by Woods to have the Second Reading of Bill No. 18-10 by Title Only. Roll Call Vote. Woods – Aye, Fender – Aye, Brown – Aye, Gold – Aye, Kucera – Aye, Huffman – Aye. Mayor asked Haskins to read Bill No. 18-10 by Title Only.

 

    1. Haskins read Bill No. 18-10 by Title Only. Motion made by Huffman seconded by Gold to accept the Second Reading and for Final Passage Thereof. Roll Call Vote. Woods – Aye, Fender – Aye, Brown – Aye, Gold – Aye, Kucera – Aye, Huffman – Aye. Motion made by Huffman seconded by Kucera the Bill No. 18-10 be accepted as Ordinance No. 18-10. Roll Call Vote. Woods – Aye, Fender – Aye, Brown – Aye, Gold – Aye, Kucera – Aye, Huffman – Aye.       Bill No. 18-10 is now Ordinance 18-10.
  • Woods suggested a Plaque or Bench acknowledging the land donation from the Cloud family.  Motion to postpone to next meeting made by Huffman seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Poindexter stated at the DNR Inspection the City got a violation due to no check valve on Well # 2. Reavis gave a quote of $1,200.00 to install a 4” check valve. Motion to approve Reavis quote made by Fender seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Hopkins discussed eCode 360, pricing would be $495.00 for 2019, the second year it would be $695.00. There will be an additional charge as we update Ordinances. At the present time, the City is paying $1,000.00 per year to update the Ordinances and 10 books. If it is put online, it will be much easier for everyone. We will have to have three hard back books, one for the Police, one for the Attorney and one for the City Hall. Motion made to approve made by Brown seconded by Gold. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Kucera discussed building a Memorial Wall to honor service members who have died that are from Billings. There are 18 names, which is a combination of all wars. Their group has also requested up to $15,000.00 from the City to help pay for the wall and murals. This would also include a separate mural for all veterans, first responders and police from Billings. Fender stated the bandstand would be better for all the community at the Park. Woods stated what would be wrong with spitting the project. Kucera stated if this memorial and mural are built, the group will have donated $74,000.00 to the City’s $15,000.00. Also 80% of the donors live outside the City limits. Brown wanted to know the name of the group. Kureca stated it is the Billings Betterment Committee. Fender asked isn’t this a conflict of interest for Rauch and Kucera?   Brown stated one reason he doesn’t want the City paying $15,000.00 for this project most of the citizens are going to complain. Fender stated if the City pays this $15,000.00, the citizens are going to say why keep raising the water and sewer rates. Huffman stated the bandstand at the Park and do the mural here, split in half then the expense will be driven down. Kucera asked are you talking about building the wall. Rauch stated the bandstand would cost $7,000.00 and the wall would be $8,000.00. Huffman stated don’t mix City Funds.

 

    1. Fender doesn’t feel comfortable spending City money for this project. Motion by Kucera that City pay up to $15,000.00 to build the bandstand and walls on the lot next to City Hall seconded by Brown. Roll Call Vote: Woods – Aye; Fender – Nay; Brown – Aye; Gold – Aye; Kucera – Aye; Huffman – Nay. 4 Ayes 2 Nays.   No abstentions.
  • Hopkins stated a couple of years ago the Board was presented with the idea of Asset Management, opening a bank account and putting in a sum of money from each department. Brown has set aside $10,000.00 toward a goal of $30,000.00 for electronic meter readers, it will take several years to accomplish his goal. Fender stated there would be under one account how would you divide up the interest. Motion made by Gold seconded by Kucera to open a Savings Account at the Bank of Billings to be Billings Asset Management Account. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None.                        No abstentions.
  • Mayor asked Chief to introduce Bruce Belin as the next new hire in the Police Department. Mayor stated Belin has a lot of experience. Starting Wage $15.50 per hour and after 90 days the wage would go to $16.50 per hour. Motion made by Fender to hire for wage stated seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Brown asked about who is supposed to maintain the alley ways. The point is the alley behind my house is all muddy, there is only 3 meters. Needs to be graded and graveled.
  • Hopkins stated everybody got a worksheet. There are questions that need to be answered. Fender asked if Donnie would do the bathrooms for the Park Board.   Mayor says will need to have a workshop. Board will have a workshop on the December 7th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Motion to approve wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of October, 2018 made by Brown seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold, Kucera and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

 

No further business.

 

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

 

 

 

 

                                                                                          _____________________________________

                                                                                          David Rauch, Mayor

 

 

 

ATTEST

 

 

 

__________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

Board of Aldermen Agenda for Thursday, November 15, 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 NOVEMBER 15, 2018 REGULAR SESSION OF THE

BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING IN THE CITY OF BILLINGS, MISSOURI

AT BILLINGS 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.   Board postponed an Ordinance annexing in Hwy 60, the attorney was to do a draft. Possible Vote.

    b.  Board postponed to this meeting concerning raises for Hilburn. Possible Vote.

    c.   Board postponed to this meeting concerning putting Billings Ordinances on our website.  Possible Vote.

    d.   Hopkins to discuss nine month Budget Amendment. 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 October 18, 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 Water and Wastewater Maintenance Report.

           Review and approve the Water Report.

           Review and approve the Building Inspector’s Report.

    b.   Resolution R-2018-2 — Resolution of Governing Body of Applicant.       To remove Michael Hodges and place David L.

           Rauch as Authorizing Contact for SCEAP (Wastewater) Grant Reimbursement. Possible Vote.

     c.   BILL NO. 18-10 — An Ordinance Amending the Municipal Code of the City of Billings, Missouri at Chapter 135,

           Boards and Commissions, Regarding a Park Board. First and Second Reading.     Possible Vote.

     d.  Woods to discuss a Bench or Plaque on the property that was donated by the Cloud’s acknowledging their gift.

           Possible Vote.

     e.   Poindexter to have the Board approve the $1,200.00 to Reavis for a 4” check valve. Possible Vote.

     f.   Hopkins to discuss eCode 360 pricing for 2019 link to Ordinances on Website. 2019 year @ $495.00; 2020 @ $695.00

           could increase more as adopting 2018 building codes. There is an additional charge to update Ordinances during the

           year.  Possible Vote.

    g.   Kucera to request permission to build and partial funding of a bandstand/mural combination honoring, by name, the

           individuals from this community who sacrificed their lives or freedom in defense of our country. List in packet.

           Possible Vote.

     h.  Hopkins to discuss Asset Management Savings Account to be opened for the City of Billings.  Departments can deposit

           Funds for future accumulation. Possible Vote.

     i.   Mayor to propose hiring new police officer Bruce Belin. Discuss starting wage. Possible Vote.

     j.   Brown asked who is responsible for maintenance of the alley ways in the City. Possible Vote.

     k.  Hopkins to discuss 2019 Budget worksheet. Deadline to complete is Dec. 13th. Possible Vote.

     l.   Motion to approve wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of October, 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 13th day of November, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

____________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk    

 

Library Agenda, Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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City of Billings Library

251 NE US Hwy 60 Billings MO. 65610

Phone 417-233-1688

Email: billingscitylibrary@gmail.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, November 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm.

 

 

ROLL CALL.

Jessie Coker Board President to call meeting to order.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

UNIFINISHED BUSINESS.

A.     Volunteer policy handbook. Possible Vote.

 

NEW BUSINESS.

A.    Marki Todd and the Girl Scouts want to host an event at the library on November 15th.  Vote.

B.   Library to be closed the week of Thanksgiving 11-21 through 11-24.  Vote

C.   Dale will only be able to work through the end of Nov.  We need to find a new volunteer for Tuesday nights.

D.   Approval of minutes from October.  Vote.

E.   Approval of Financials for October.  Vote.

F.  Library Liaison Scott Gold to discuss 9 Month Budget Amendment & discuss possible suggestions for 2019 Budget.  Possible Vote.

No further Business.

Adjournment.

 

Prepared by: Jessie Coker

Board President

 

Posted 11/08/2018

 

 

Agenda for November 6, 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 A MEETING TO INTERVIEW POTENTIAL POLICE OFFICERS

BY BILLINGS BOARD OF ALDERMEN ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018

AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE BILLINGS CITY HALL.

 

 

Mayor Rauch will call the meeting to order.

 

The number of Aldermen attending this meeting will be at least three or more, however no vote will be taken at this interview.

 

Chief Taylor will conduct most of the interview.

 

Meeting will be adjourned when the interviews are finished.

 

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

Billings, Missouri on this the 5th day of November, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

______________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

Ted Nichols Christian County Collector

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Ted Nichols

Christian County Collector

 

Will be in Billings City Hall / Boardroom

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

 

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Draft Minutes of Board of Aldermen Meeting, Thursday, October 18, 2018

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DRAFT MINUTES FOR THE BILLINGS BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING IN

REGULAR SESSION ON OCTOBER 18, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M.

IN THE BILLINGS CITY HALL.

 

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

Ruth M. Haskins.

 

Citizens and guests: Tony Taylor, Karen and Robert Foster and Jennifer Fritsche.

 

ROLL CALL.

Woods                 Present

Fender                  Present

Brown                  Present

Gold                      Present

Kucera                  Absent

Huffman              Present

 

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

 

Mayor’s Comments. Mayor stated the new flag pole is installed, want to thank Mickey Brown, however we are having a problem with the solar light. There has been ongoing problems with the lift station on Mt. Vernon Road and want to thank Randy and Keith for keeping on top of the problems. The Insurance claim for a lightning damage to the lift station isn’t happening, they claim it is a mechanical problem. However, another Insurance Company is taking a look now to see if anything else can be done.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION. Karen and Robert Foster received the News Letter from the City and had some questions. They have lived here six years and think that News Letter is really good for the citizens. They need some educating on why people working on their house have to have a license. Hopkins explained

any contractors that are working within the City Limits must buy a $25.00 license to do any home repairs. Hopkins stated this is to protect the homeowners’ from contractors that do not either complete the job after being paid or do faulty workmanship. Fosters also wanted to know if they could have chickens and if so how many. Fender responded no roosters. Clerk stated thinks it is 14. Hopkins responded they must be fenced and have a coup. Hopkins also stated if they had any other questions just call City Hall. Mr. Foster asked about the water and sewer rates. Mr. Foster asked about putting in another meter just for watering the garden and flowers. Hopkins stated that can be done, the charge would be $1,200.00 for installation.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

a.    Mayor discussed Keith has completed classes that was not given a raise at that time as he had been told he would receive. Mayor   suggested the Board give him either a $.50 or $.25 raise at this time. Woods stated other employees have been to classes and did not get raises mid-year. Woods stated that would be setting a precedent. Brown stated do at the end of the year. Huffman stated Keith needs raise. Motion made to discuss raises in November by Brown seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

b.     Mayor stated the lift station at Mt. Vernon and the Well #2 supposedly was hit by lightning on the same day, however after the insurance company sent an electrical engineer to investigate the conclusion was that it was not lightning that it was a mechanical problem. The pump at the lift station can be fixed for $1,400.00. The quote to replace the lift station was $130,000.00, which insurance was to pay $110,000.00 and the balance would come from Bond proceeds. However, since the insurance company now states it was not damaged by lightning they will not pay $110,000.00. Mayor stated after all the problems with the lift station it would probably be a good idea to go ahead and replace it. The engineers stated if start now will take 15 weeks before it can be replaced. By that time the Bond money could be available to pay for the         upgrade. Brown asked if the insurance is going to pay for the generators which is doubtful. Mayor stated the repair for the pump is $1,400.00 and a temporary control panel for $2,500.00.  Motion by Gold is to repair the pump and temporary controls $2,500.00 and move forward with the new lift station and litigation seconded by Woods. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion to approve Mayor to pay an expert up to $1,500.00 to inspect for lightning damage made by Gold seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

c.    Hopkins discussed putting Billings Ordinances on website. Motion made by Huffman to approve. Motion died for a lack of a second. Motion to postpone to next months’ meeting made by Huffman seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS, RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES.

a.    Consent Agenda. Motion to accept the Consent Agenda made by Fender seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown,  Gold and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None.   No abstentions.

b.   Schmidt was a no show.

c.    Tony Taylor to present insurance quotes. He could only get 2 quotes 1 from OneBeacon for $35, 998.00 and Travelers for $34,848.00. Mo Rural will not give a quote because of the unresolved insurance claim. Motion to go with Travelers made by Brown second by Woods.  Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None.   No abstentions.

d.   R-2018-1 — A Resolution for the Board of Aldermen of the City of Billings, Missouri, Supporting Missouri Proposition D. Woods is opposed to the Resolution. Brown will not support. No motion.

e.    Board to have the Attorney to draw up an Ordinance for reinstating the Park Board. Motion to have the Attorney draw up the Ordinance for a Park Board made by Huffman seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None.  No abstentions.

f.     Mayor discussed the sale of a Police Car turned over to the Chief. Motion made by Fender to price $2,600.00 to $2,200.00 seconded by Gold. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

g.     Mayor discussed updating the Comprehensive Plan, SMCOG will do this plan for $5,000.00. Motion to proceed made by Huffman seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

h.     Taylor discussed the graphics for the new police vehicle. Cost would be $512.00. Motion to approve plan made by Fender seconded by Gold. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

i.     Danley discussed having the Attorney update the Building Codes for 2018 into an Ordinance for next meeting. Motion made by Huffman seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

j.    Board is to schedule time with Hopkins for 9 month amendment before next meeting. FYI.

k.   Motion to approve the wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of September made by Gold seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Gold and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

No further business.

 

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

 

 

_____________________________________

David Rauch, Mayor

 

 

 

ATTEST

 

 

 

 

____________________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk