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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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 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.