Boil Order Lifted as of 3:15 pm May 21, 201

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The Boil Order is lifted as of 3:15 pm on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

 

The City thanks the residents that were affected by this boil order for their cooperation in this last minute emergency.

Water Tests have come back same as this is why the Boil Order is lifted.

 

Library Meeting Saturday, May 21, 2016

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LIBRARY BOARD MEETING

MAY 21, 2016     4:00 PM

LIBRARY BUILDING

 

Old business:

  1. Discuss finances

New business:

  1. Library equipment, shelves etc. (from Jeff City)

 

 

 

 

Tonya Reynolds

5/20/2016

 

 

 

 

Notification

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Notifications | Posted on 19-05-2016

At 2:00 p.m. the Gas Company broke a Main Water pipe on the North side of town and the City crew is restoring the service as quickly as possible.

Suggest Residents affected by the interruption of service voluntarily boil water for at least 5 minutes once service is restored.

The City of Billings apologizes for this inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.

Draft BOA Minutes from Thursday May 1, 2016

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Minutes of the Board of Aldermen Regular Session on May 12, 2016,

At 7:05 P.M. in the Billings City Hall.

 

Present were: Mayor Michael Hodges, Chief David Taylor, Water & Wastewater Supt. Randy Poindexter, Building Inspector Terry Danley, Attorney Jim Kelly and City Clerk

Ruth M. Haskins. Treasurer Chris M. Hopkins was absent.

 

Citizens and guests present: Garrett Pearce, Greg & Beverly Wilson, Pam King,

Roland Fuchs, Judy Dollarhite and Bert Bond.

 

Mayor Hodges asked the City Clerk for a ROLL CALL.

Jack VanZandt           Present

Don Powell                 Present

Mickey Brown           Present

Melissa Venable         Present

Holly Fender             Absent

Jessie Coker               Absent

 

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

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

Mayor Hodges asked if anyone wanted to speak that is not on the agenda.

Judy Dollarhite asked to speak. Dollarhite stated the Christian County Commission is looking into borrowing 7 Million dollars to address the Judicial problem in the County,

they talked about 15 Million dollars over 30 years and none of this would go to help the

overcrowding in the jail. Dollarhite says she doesn’t know about any other people, but her

taxes are high enough and doesn’t need an increase. Dollarhite urged everyone to look on Facebook to see what they are doing about spending our money. Facebook page is Christian County Citizens Task Force. Venable asked if that is going to be on the August ballot. Dollarhite responded no they are not putting this on the ballot, they are looking at a Bond. If anyone has the time they should go to one if the Commission meeting. Mayor

Hodges stated if anyone knows of anybody that would serve on Planning & Zoning, please

let someone know. Venable stated she did not know there was a vacancy.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

  • VanZandt presented the Rental Inspection Checklist. VanZandt stated there is still some of the items are unnecessary. Brown stated no problem with the report. Brown asked Danley about apartment complexes, are all the units to be inspected.

 

    1. Danley responded yes, that would apply to all units. VanZandt stated no problem with the Business Inspection Report. Powell agreed with VanZandt about the Business Report. Venable asked Danley where in the inspection mold would be addressed. Danley responded that would be a check off. Brown asked if the price was $50.00 for Business or Residential? Danley responded both. Brown asked when it would go into effect. When the Ordinance is adopted. Powell asked Mr. Kelly if there was anything that needed to be changed. Mr. Kelly responded it is up to the Board, but Billings is not Nixa or Springfield, does Billings have the personnel to handle this. Powell asked Danley if the landlord has a vacant rental, can they get an inspection even if the property is not yet rented? Brown made a motion to accept the Inspection Agreement as written seconded by Powell. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Mayor Hodges will not be attending the MML training.          

 

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

  • Motion to approve and adopt the Consent Agenda made by VanZandt seconded by Powell. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None.
  • Motion to approve and adopt the recommendation from the Planning & Zoning Commission to vacate the alley way behind 302, 324 and 330 NE Hwy. 60 made by VanZandt seconded by Powell. Mr. Kelly will draw up and Ordinance for next meeting. Will need a legal for the easement of the sewer line that belongs to the City. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Motion to approve the removal of Bud N. Pierce’s name off all City Bank accounts, CD’s and Safety Deposits Boxes at the Bank of Billings and People’s Community Bank of Republic and approve Michael B. Hodges to be added to the accounts made by Brown seconded by Powell. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Board reviewed the letter from DNR regarding the inspection of March 17, 2016. VanZandt asked who is to answer the letter? Haskins responded will have Cameron look it over and have him help with the response before the deadline.
  • Motion to enter into a lease with Inland Printing for and Ir4225 Canon copier at a monthly charge of $95.22 plus $19.80 per month on a maintenance agreement made by VanZandt seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Poindexter requests Board approval to have the old gear box repaired at a cost of $2,850.27 as a back-up for the aeration basin. Motion to approve the repairs made by Brown seconded by Powell. Voting “Aye” Brown, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. Abstention by Venable.
  • Poindexter requests approval to get bids for the roof of the sand filter building and siding plus framing if needed. Board asked Poindexter to get quotes for the repairs. Motion to postpone this item to the next meeting made by VanZandt seconded by Powell. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Venable would like to obtain a Security Camera for the Park. Brown asked Mr. Kelly if there were any legal issues. Kelly responded no. Motion to postpone to next meeting made by Powell seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

  • Motion to approve the donation of the 1999 ford pick-up from Terry Danley for the City PW/WW department for the use by City maintenance workers and full coverage insurance on the vehicle made by Venable seconded by VanZandt. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

 

  • VanZandt spoke with Chief Taylor about this item and Chief has written letters to property owners with the tall grass. Table this item.
  • Reynolds, Library Board President, requests the removal of two Board members: Layla Wilbanks, who has resigned and Gary Verch, who has not attended the meetings. Reynolds requested that the Mayor appoint Chris Hopkins to the Library Board. VanZandt asked why only appointing one. Reynolds responded they will appoint another member later. Mr. Kelly stated there is a process for this, but he cannot remember for sure. Reynolds stated the Library Board had to vote on the removal first, Wilbanks submitted a two sentence resignation. Reynolds apologized for being late, but she did not know that Coker was not attending tonight’s meeting. Venable asked if anyone remembered the month that the Ordinance made some changes for the Library Board. Venable stated the Mayor may with the consent of the majority of the Board of Aldermen remove any members of the Library Board or independently with 2/3rds vote of the Board of Aldermen without the Mayor’s consent. Mayor Hodges with Board approval to remove Gary Verch from the Library Board. Motion to approve the Mayor’s removal of Verch made by VanZandt seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion to accept Wilbanks resignation letter made by Powell seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Reynolds would like to have Chris Hopkins appointed to the Library Board. Brown asked Mr. Kelly if there is a conflict with Hopkins serving on the Library Board. Mr. Kelly stated he knew of no reason of conflict, need to decide what position Hopkins will fill. Reynolds stated she would be the Secretary. Venable stated the Ordinance reads the Board Members for the Library will have a clear distinction from the city staff. Kelly does not see a problem. Venable stated Hopkins is the Treasurer and Deputy City Clerk. Mr. Kelly the State of Missouri states that is not compatible to be City Clerk and Treasurer. Mayor to appoint Hopkins to the Library Board with the Board of Aldermen approval. Motion to approve the appointment of Hopkins to the Library Board made by Venable seconded by Powell. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Reynolds to request the window be replaced with a piece of plywood, is cracking from the bullet hole.   Motion to approve to get fixed or bring back bids made by Venable seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Coker is absent. Reynolds stated the roof is leaking in the garage and has mold forming on the ceiling. VanZandt stated needs to be checked. Motion to get three bids to fix the leak made by Powell seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

 

  • Brown stated the Baptist Church wants to build a 50’ X 90’ Fellowship Hall on the East side of the Church. Powell wanted to know what the $75.00 inspection fee. Haskins stated since there is no Building Permit, Hopkins just wanted to cover inspection fees. Motion to approve the $75.00 fee made by VanZandt seconded by Venable. Voting “Aye” Venable, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. Brown abstained.
  • Motion to approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of April 2016 made by VanZandt seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None.        

 

  1. No abstentions.

 

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

 

No further business.

 

Meeting Closed at 8:50 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ________________________________

                                                                                     Michael B. Hodges, Mayor

 

 

 

ATTEST

 

 

 

_______________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

 

Board of Aldermen Agenda Thursday, May 12, 2016

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

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

 

 

AGENDA FOR MAY 12, 2016 REGULAR SESSION OF THE

BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING IN THE CITY OF

BILLINGS, MISSSOURI AT THE CITY HALL AT 7:00 P.M.

 

PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE VACATION OF THE ALLEYWAY

BEHIND 302 NE HWY 60; 320 NE HWY 60 AND 330 NE HWY 60, BILLINGS, MO

 

Mayor Hodges will open the Public Hearing to take comments either for or against the vacation of this alleyway.

 

Mayor Hodges will close the Public Hearing.

 

ROLL CALL.

 

Mayor Hodges will open the Board Meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

  • VanZandt to present the Rental Inspection Checklist for review and approval by the Board. Possible Vote.
  • The Mayor will not be attending the MML training in Columbia on June 9 & June 10, 2016. FYI NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

 

 

  1.  
  • Consent Agenda. Vote.
  • Review and approve the Minutes for the Regular Session Meeting of the

 

 

    1.                        Board of Aldermen on April 14, 2016.
  • 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 Wastewater Maintenance Report.
  • Review and approve the Water Report.
  • Review and approve the Building Inspector’s Report.
  • Review the Minutes of the Planning & Zoning Commission. On table.    

 

 

  • Review and accept the recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission on the vacation of the Alleyway behind 302, 320 and 330 NE Hwy 60. Possible Vote.

 

  • Board needs to approve removing Bud N. Pierce’s signature off all City Bank Accounts, CD’s and Safety Deposit Boxes at the Bank of Billings and Peoples Community Bank of Republic. Approve adding Michael B. Hodges to the accounts. Vote.
  • DNR sent the results of the inspection made on March 17, 2016 of the water system with the items listed that were not in compliance. This will require a response before June 6, 2016. There will be copies for the Board to review. FYI.
  • The lease on the Canon copier in the water department will expire at the end of May. Inland Printing submitted a lease agreement on a new Canon Ir4225 Copier with more features including a 3-hole punch, scanner and stapler. The monthly charge would be $94.71, the old charge was $56.91 a difference of $37.80 per month. Hopkins stated the charge would be split between 3 departments and can be in the Budget. The City can keep the old copier at no charge. Possible Vote.
  • Poindexter requests to have old gear box rebuilt cost would be $2,850.27. This would be a back-up for the aeration basis in case of failure. New gear box is $4,459.40 plus freight and has been installed. Possible Vote.
  • Poindexter requests Board approval to take bids for the roof of the sand filter building and to replace metal, siding and any of the framing on the 40’ by 20’ building, 12.5’ on low side and 15.5’ to peak. Also need a ventilation system. To be paid for out of sewer funds. Possible Vote.
  • Venable would like to obtain Security Camera for the Park at $100.00 cost. Lowe’s has a camera for this price. Possible Vote. If approved, who is going to buy; who is to install; where is it to be placed and who will monitor?
  • Motion needed to accept donation of a 1999 Ford pick-up to City PW/WW Dept. Need to transfer title from Donor (Terry Danley) to the City of Billings. Approve adding to Insurance policy with full coverage. Truck will be used by Keith for after hours calls i.e. Animal Control. Possible Vote.
  • VanZandt to discuss tall grass, has received several calls from citizens. Who will issue Nuisance notice and do follow up? Possible Vote.
  • President of the Library Board Tonya Reynolds will submit resignations of Library Board members for approval. Reynolds will ask to make a new appointment to the Library Board. Possible Vote.
  • Coker to request repair to the Library lower front windows, cover with wood, (window has a bullet hole and is cracking). Possible Vote.
  • Coker to request bids for repair to roof in garage area, mold damage is occurring. Possible Vote.
  • Baptist Church has submitted Building Plans. Suggest the charge for plan review of $75.00, which will cover two and a half building inspections @ $30.00. Possible Vote.
  • Review and approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of April 2016. 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 10th day of May at 3:00 p.m. 

 

 

    ________________________________   

    Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk  

Planning & Zoning Agenda Thursday, May 5, 2016

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

                      Ph. 417-744-2581               202 NE Hwy 60                    Fax 417-744-4560                       

 

Agenda for Planning & Zoning Commission will begin after Public Hearing

Thursday, May 5, 2016

 

7:00 P.M.

 

Billings City Hall, Boardroom

202 NE US Hwy 60 Billings

PUBLIC HEARING

 

  1. Opening of Public Hearing – Jason Baker

 

ROLL CALL of Commissioners

 

Proposed Request to Vacate the Alley Way behind 302 NE Hwy 60; 320 NE Hwy 60 and 330 NE Hwy 60, Billings, Missouri, legal description as follows:

 

A Part of Block Ten (10) of the Town of Billings and a Part of Lots Six (6) and Seven (7) of the Town of Plymouth More Particularly Described as Commencing from the Southeast Corner of Block Ten (10), Thence N44’53’27”W, 10.00 Feet to the Point of Beginning, Thence N44’21’51”W, 47.99 Feet; Thence S44’56”W, 434.12 Feet; Thence S44’53’27”E, 138.92 Feet to the Point of Beginning.

 

All interested persons and citizens may appear and will be given the opportunity to be heard either in support or in opposition of the Proposed Request to Vacate the Alley Way.

Done by the Order of the Board of Aldermen.

 

__________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

 

 

Agenda for Planning & Zoning commission

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

Opening of the Meeting

 

Roll Call of Commissioners.

 

Review of Minutes for the Regular Meeting on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Vote.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

  1. Finding of Fact for Proposal Request to Vacate the Alley Way behind 302 NE Hwy 60;

320NE Hwy 60 and 330 NE Hwy 60, Billings Missouri. For Possible Recommendation

to the Board of Aldermen. Possible Vote. Finding of Fact.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. David Rauch to discuss Main Street.

 

 

Adjournment.

 

 

_____________________________________

Chris M. Hopkins, Deputy City Clerk

 

 

Posted 05/03/2016      3:00 p.m.

Library Agenda May 3, 2016

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Library for Agenda for May 3, 2016

 

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Fire door
  2. Counter and Electric
  3. Want List

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Logo for Chris
  2. Bug Spray Monday May 2, 2016
  3. Tuesday meetings set for 1st week each month 6:30 pm
  4. Discussion of Board of Board members
  5. Discuss work days for Library
  6. Discuss Concession Stand and Clean up
  7. Financial Report

 

 

 

Tonya Reynolds

4/29/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draft Minutes from Board of Aldermen Meeting April 14, 2016

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Minutes of the April 14, 2016 Regular Session of the Board of

At 7:00 P.M. in the Billings City Hall

 

Present were Mayor Bud Pierce, Chief David Taylor, Treasurer Chris M. Hopkins, Attorney

Jim Kelly, Water & Wastewater Supt. Randy Poindexter, Building Inspector Terry Danley,

Mayor-elect Michael Hodges, Keith Hilburn and City Clerk Ruth M. Haskins.

 

Guests & Citizens present: Charley Jean, John & Judy Dollarhite, Hannah Smith, Marshall Decker, Ken Hopkins, Tim & Gail Steinert, Roland Fuchs, Skip Hale, Pam King, Gregg & Beverly Wilson, Tonya Reynolds, Brian Bingle and Wade & Kristi Wilbanks.

 

ROLL CALL.

Holly Fender           Present

Jack VanZandt       Present

Mickey Brown       Present

Don Powell             Present

Melissa Venable     Present

Jessie Coker           Present

 

Mayor Pierce opened the Meeting and asked everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

Tonya Reynolds announced that the Library Board meets on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. and

invited anyone interested to come to the meeting. Charley Jean invited people to take items to the auction to be sold and the money given to the Library. Mickey Brown spoke to Chris about another vehicle for the water & sewer department, stated he would put it on the agenda for the next meeting.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

  • BILL NO. 16-06. An Ordinance for a Lead Ban in Public and Private Drinking Water Plumbing. Motion made by VanZandt to have the first reading of Bill No. 16-06 seconded by Venable. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor Pierce asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 16-06 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 16-06 by Title Only. Motion to accept the first reading of Bill No. 16-06 made by Brown seconded by Powell. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion made by Powell to have the second reading of Bill No. 16-06 seconded by VanZandt. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor Pierce asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 16-06 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 16-06 by Title Only. Motion to accept the second reading and for Final Passage thereof made by VanZandt seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion that Bill No. 16-06 be made Ordinance 16-06 made by Brown seconded by Venable. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • BILL NO. 16-07.   An Ordinance Amending the Zoning Code and Official Zoning Map by Changing the Classification of Property owned by Lloyd Gregory Wilson and Beverly Ann Wilson and Property Owned by Fox Oil Company and Property owned by Pamela S. King from “C-2” Central Business District to “C-1” General Commercial District. Motion made by VanZandt to have the first reading of Bill No. 16-07 seconded by Venable. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor Pierce asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 16-07 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 16-07 by Title Only. Motion to accept the first reading of Bill No. 16-07 made by Powell seconded by VanZandt. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion made by Coker to have the second reading of Bill No. 16-07 seconded by Powell. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor Pierce asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 16-07 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 16-07. Motion to accept the second reading and for Final Passage thereof made by VanZandt seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye’ Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion that Bill NO. 16-07 be made Ordinance 16-07 made by Coker seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Marshall Decker presented the audit for 2015. All of the governmental funds look good.

 

Decker stated no red flags, records in good shape. Motion to accept the audit report for 2015 made by VanZandt seconded by Venable. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

  • Consent Agenda. Motion by Coker to approve the consent agenda seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Board discussed the rental inspection agreement from Mr. Danley. Brown stated Mr. Kelly confirmed the City might be liable is a concern. Brown stated he did understand it is needed. Mr. Danley stated the inspection is good until you walk out the door. Brown asked if a person rented a house within a year, would it cost them twice. Mayor stated the landlord has to pay the inspection fee. Mayor stated this is for only safety of the renter, GFI’s, smoke detectors and other safety items. Coker asks if the County does any thing like this. Mayor stated not in the City. Venable asked about the vent in the bathroom. Danley stated that is not something that has to be there if in an old house. Brown asked if any inspections before this passed. Response was no. Danley stated anything can be changed on the list to be whatever the Board wants. Mayor stated sounds like the Board would like to have this. Motion to postpone to next Regular meeting made by VanZandt seconded by Powell. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Board discussed No Parking signs on Jefferson St. Motion to Table this item made by Powell seconded by VanZandt. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay’ None. No abstentions.

 

  • Brian Bingle addressed the Board about the Christian County for Economic Development project. Mr. Bingle is the City Administrator at Nixa. Here to explain the opportunity for the City of Billings in two ways; one is participation and the other is financial that will be left up to the City. However, your participation is needed, we want you at the table. There will be a 501(c)(3) established. This is about Christian County and Billings is a part of Christian. In November of 2015, Steve Childress of Ozark and Bingle were given direction to begin work on the Economic Development. A meeting was held in December 2015 for all the Mayors in Christian County to make sure there was a desire to develop an Economic Development. When the 501(c)(3) is established, the investors will form a Board of Directors, will have the opportunity to serve as Board Members. At this time, it has not been determined how will work. We anticipate that the larger investors will be given the first right of refusal to sit on the Board. When the Board is established, the 501(c)(3) would be in receipt of the memorandum of understanding. Coker asked if the City would be covered under the 501(c)(3)? Bingle stated the City would not be eligible as a City for the 501(c)(3). Venable then asked if they could work under the umbrella of the 501(c)(3)? Bingle responded Billings could work through the Board to petition them to get Grant funding on behalf of the City.

 

We have now been working since the latter part of 2015, here we are now in April 2016,

we have $77,500.00 from Fremont Hills, Clever, Ozark, Nixa and Christian County. Christian County, Ozark and Nixa have each contributed $25,000.00 per year for 5 years, however we need $141,000.00 to hire a professional economic development director with the necessary certifications and qualifications to work on the County’s behalf. Coker stated is that basically just someone’s salary? Bingle responded that is salary, overhead, certifications, trainings and conferences. We have received to date about $31,000.00 from the private sector, we still need about $29,000.00 to meet our goal.

Upon receiving that we can proceed with the Memorandum of Understanding and hire an attorney to file for a 501(c)(3). Then seeking from the investors individuals to become members of the Board. Then the Board would take over operations of management, the hiring, the establishment of the goals and procedures for the purpose of economic development on behalf of Christian County. Venable asked where it would be based out of Nixa? Bingle responded at the present it is Christian County. The reason I say that is because, in 2013 a firm out of Texas was hired to do an action plan. That action was to establish a 501(c)(3), at that time Nixa stated it was all about them not regional. Since that time there have been elections and the current council is in agreement that is not regionalism or isolating, and have given him direction to proceed. Christian County is impartial ground, one of the things that is not covered in the $141,000.00 is the overhead, Christian County is willing to house this person in their planning and developing department which they have room to do so. Venable asked which is where. Bingle responded downtown in Ozark, they would cover the office space, receptionist, telephones, things of that sort. They are in agreement to do this for no cost. Venable asked who would be the person directly over this person. Bingle responded the Board of Directors. Certainly Billings has the opportunity to contribute financially, but Billings is wanted at the table. So whoever you assign to call Bingle or Childers or Ray Weters. Let them know that Billings wants to be involved. Mayor Pierce stated that Billings is the only town in Christian County that has a railroad. Venable asked when it is projected this goal will be reached? They are working with the School Districts and Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Also Empire and White River, Cox and Mercy. There are other options. Banks, Engineers groups. They would like to have more participation from the private sector because the public sector does not move as fast as the private sector. Motion to become a partner in Christian County Economic Development for a commitment of 5 years made by Venable seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

  • Hopkins has update on cost of Code Books. At this time it will be between $1327.00   and $1526.00.
  • Mayor, Venable and VanZandt interviewed 3 people for the police positions. They agreed to hire 2, Jeremy Thomas and Shane Dempsey, both were hired at $11.00 per hour. Thomas has already started and Dempsey will start April 25th. Mayor would like to have a motion from the Board to approve these hires. Motion to approve the hiring of Thomas and Dempsey for the Police Department made by Fender seconded by Powell. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Mayor informed the Board that Hilburn has passed his water test. Motion to a pay raise of $.25 per hour beginning with the next pay period made by Coker seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Motion to review and approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of March 2016 made by VanZandt seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” Venable. No abstentions.

 

 

Mayor’s Comments. Wanted to say Thank you to the citizens and staff for their support over the years. The staff is one of the best of all the small towns around here.  Ruth Haskins is our City Clerk and Court Clerk, she has done an excellent job.   The City Treasurer and Deputy City Clerk also does an excellent job, you heard the Auditor, with Hopkins everything is always in order. Hopkins makes sure the Board gets all the information. Hopkins helps with all things that need to be taken care of, sometimes she does not get enough credit for what she does.

Mayor Pierce just wanted to say Thank you to the staff and keep up the good work for Mr. Hodges and the future Boards. Thank you also to Randy Poindexter for stepping up and taking over the wastewater plant, when he did not know something, he would find someone who did.

And Chief Taylor Thank you for you long years of service to the City of Billings, you are probably seeing the grandchildren of the first people you stopped many years ago. Chief knows what is going on in his department, writes his own Grants and knows most of the citizens in town. Chief does not get enough recognition. Mayor Pierce stated will take a short intermission for the New Mayor to take over.

 

                                                                                    ____________________________________

                                                                                     Bud N. Pierce, Mayor

 

ATTEST

 

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Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk    

Minutes for Board Meeting April 14, 2016

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

 

  • City Clerk swore in Mayor Michael Hodges, Ward 1 Alderperson Holly Fender, Ward 2 Alderman Mickey Brown and Ward 3 Jessie Coker for new two year terms.
  • Poindexter submitted prices on the following: Fuel System Upgrades for Well # 3; Beech Street Lift Station; Repairs at Well # 2 and Price quotes for a Fire Hydrant meter to check usage. Motion to do the Fuel System Upgrade at Well #3 for $1,539.78 from A & J Power Systems made by VanZandt seconded by Venable. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion to purchase a Fire Hydrant Meter from Winwater for $608.90 and quote on sample kit total not to exceed $800.00 made by VanZandt seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Motion to review, approve and sign City of Billings Ethics Policy made by VanZandt seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Review and approve Resolution adopting Guideline of Conduct for the Board of Aldermen. Motion to approve made by Brown seconded by Powell. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Hopkins would like to attend the GFOA Conference May 11 to May 13, 2016. Motion to approve Hopkins to go to GFOA Conference made by Powell seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • MML holding Elected Officers Training In Columbia, MO on June 9 & 10, 2016. Hodges would be interested in attending. Motion to approve attendance for New Mayor made by Coker seconded by Powell. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker, Powell and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

No further business.

 

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

 

                                                                           ______________________________________

                                                                             Michael Hodges, Mayor

 

 

ATTEST

 

__________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

Board of Aldermen Agenda Thursday April 14, 2016

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Agenda | Posted on 20-04-2016

 

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

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

 

 

AGENDA FOR APRIL 14, 2016 REGULAR SESSION OF THE

BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING IN THE CITY OF

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

 

ROLL CALL.

 

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

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

  • BILL NO. 16-06. An Ordinance for A Lead Ban in Public and Private Drinking Water Plumbing. First and Second Reading. Possible Vote.
  • BILL NO. 16-07.   An Ordinance Amending the Zoning Code and Official Zoning Map by Changing the Classification of Property owned by Lloyd Gregory Wilson and Beverly Ann Wilson and Property Owned by Fox Oil Company, and Property owned by Pamela S. King From “C-2” Central Business District to “C-1” General Commercial District. First and Second Reading. Possible Vote.
  • Marshall Deckard will present the Audit for the 2015 fiscal year. Possible Vote.
  • Consent Agenda. Vote.
  • Review and approve the Minutes for the Regular Session Meeting of the       Board of Aldermen on March 10, 2016.
  • 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 Wastewater Maintenance Report.
  • Review and approve the Water Report.
  • Review and approve the Building Inspector’s Report.
  • Board to discuss the Rental Inspection Form that Mr. Danley presented at an earlier meeting. Mr. Danley available for questions. Possible Vote.
  • Board to discuss placing No Parking Signs on the North side of Jefferson Street. Possible Vote.
  • Brian Bingle with the City of Nixa will address the Board about the Christian County for Economic Development project. Board to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign an agreement to have the City of Billings become a partner.           Possible Vote.
  • Hopkins has update on approximate cost of Code Books. FYI.
  • Mayor needs Board approval for the new hires for the Police Department.     Possible Vote.
  • Mayor to inform the Board that Keith Hilburn passed the Water Test, when will the $.25 raise become effective. Possible Vote.
  • Review and approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of March, 2016. Vote.Mayor’s Comments.This will conclude the Old Business. Motion from the Board to take a short intermission. Possible Vote. 

 

  1. NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.
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  • The new Mayor, Michael Hodges; the Board Members: Holly Fender, Mickey Brown and Jessie Coker will be sworn in for their new terms by the City Clerk.
  • Poindexter submitted prices for upgrades for the Generator at Well #3; the Beech Street Lift Station. Also an estimate for repairs at Well #2. Price quotes for a Fire Hydrant Meter to check usage. Possible Vote.
  • Review, approve and sign City of Billings Ethics Policy. Possible Vote
  • Review and approve a Resolution adopting Guideline of Conduct for the Board of Aldermen. Possible Vote.
  • Hopkins would like to attend GFOA Conference at Camden on the Lake, May 11 to 13, 2016. Registration for the Conference to be paid by SWGFOA. Cost to City would be $286.70 for lodging and $232.00 mileage and meals. Possible Vote.  
  • MML will be holding an Elected Officials Training Conference June 9 and 10, 2016 at the Holiday Inn of Columbia, MO. Registration is $130.00 plus lodging, meals and mileage. 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 12th day of April at 3:30 p.m. ________________________________ 
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  1. Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk                                                                           

Thank You

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Posted by chopkins | Posted in Notifications | Posted on 06-04-2016

Thank You citizens of Billings for voting in the Municipal Election and your “Yes” for the Sewer Bond initiative.

We will carry through with the improvements by making the projects a reality as outlined for you the citizens of Billings.