City of Billings Committee Meeting Thursday, July 28, 2016

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NOTICE OF BOARD OF ALDERMEN

COMMITTEE MEETING

ON JULY 28, 2016

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

 

A Committee consisting of three aldermen from the Billings Board of Aldermen will discuss the Livestock Ordinance Article V, Section 205.350, Paragraph A, B, C and D.  Also any other ordinance concerning livestock inside the City Limits.

 

The three aldermen will be as follows:  Ward 3 – Melissa Venable and Jessie Coker;  Ward 1 –

Mickey Brown.  Mayor Hodges will also be in attendance.

 

No votes will be taken.

 

The Undersigned Hereby Certifies that the foregoing Agenda and Notice was posted in City

Hall on July 26, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.  Also posted on website.

 

 

 

 

_______________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

Special Called Meeting Board of Aldermen Thursday, July 21, 2016

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

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

 

 

NOTICE AND CALL OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN

FOR THE CITY OF BILLINGS, MISSOURI

 

 

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, such meeting to take place at 7:00 p.m. on the 21st day of July 2016 at the City Hall, Billings, Missouri.

 

ROLL CALL.

 

Mayor to open the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

NEW BUSINESS.

a.     Cameron with Archer-Elgin Company to address the Board concerning an initial Bond Projects List for the Wastewater and Water Systems Improvements. Discussion. Possible Vote.

b.    Sam McDonald of McLiney Company to present fee structure for the First Draw of Bond Money. Discussion. Possible Vote.

c.    Hopkins to request reactivation of “Bond Revenue Account” with updated signature card for 2016 Bond.  Possible Vote.

 

d.    Hopkins to request opening “Combined Waterworks And Sewerage System Construction Fund Series 2016” account for Bond revenue and expenses beginning in 2016. Discussion. Possible Vote.

e.    Poindexter to discuss the repairs needed at Well # 3.   Reavis stated that the well needs two check valves estimated cost between $4,500.00 and $5,500.00.             Possible Vote.

 

No further business.

Adjournment.                                                                                             

                                                                                                                  __________________________________________

                                                                                                                  Michael B. Hodges, Mayor

 

Posted July 19, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.  

 

 Alderman Signature _________________________________

Return signed by Police Officer____________________________, when Notice is delivered to the Alderman on July 19, 2016.

 

 

 

Notice to be returned to City Clerk. 

Draft Minutes Board of Aldermen Meeting July 14, 2016

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Minutes of the Board of Aldermen Regular Session on

July 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Billings City Hall

 

Present were: Mayor Michael Hodges, Chief David Taylor, Water & Wastewater Supt.

Randy Poindexter, Attorney Jim Kelly, Building Inspector Terry Danley, Treasurer Chris M. Hopkins and City Clerk Ruth M. Haskins.

 

Citizens and guests present were: Garrett Pearce, Tory Pearce, Ken Reid, Sherry Bath, John Martin, Bill Martin, Debbie McMurtrey, Heather Jenkins, Gary Brown, Kharissa Hensley, Mike Hensley, Judi Walker, W. J. Walker, Skip Hale, Renee Campbell, Ed Campbell, Wade Wilbanks, Kristi Wilbanks, Hanna Smith, Jason Baker, Jody King,

Gary Rogers and Mark Bramall.

 

Mayor Hodges asked the City Clerk for a Roll Call.

Jack VanZandt       Present

Holly Fender           Absent

Mickey Brown         Present

Don Powell             Absent

Melissa Venable     Present

Jessie Coker           Absent     Joined the Board at 7:12 p.m.

 

City Clerk stated there is not a quorum, the meeting cannot be opened.

Venable then stated she would call Coker to come to the meeting.

Board waited for 12 minutes, then Coker arrived.

 

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

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION. Mayor asked if there was anyone who was not on the Agenda that wished to address the Board. No response.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

  • BILL NO. 16-09 An Ordinance Requiring Rental Inspections for Certain Rental Homes and Rental Units, Including Inspection Checklists and Reports Together With Procedures for Obtaining Inspections. Mayor asked for a motion to have the First Reading by Title Only. Motion made by VanZandt seconded by Venable to have the First Reading of Bill No. 16-09 by Title Only. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor asked the City Clerk to Read Bill No. 16-09 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 16-09 by Title Only. Motion made by Venable seconded by VanZandt to accept the First Reading of Bill No. 16-09 by Title Only. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion made by VanZandt seconded by Brown to have the Second Reading of Bill No. 16-09 by Title Only. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No

 

    1. Abstentions. Mayor asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 16-09 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 16-09 by Title Only. Motion made by Brown seconded by VanZandt to accept the Second Reading and for Final Passage thereof. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion made by VanZandt seconded by Venable that Bill No. 16-09 be accepted as Ordinance No. 16-09. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • BILL NO. 16-10 An Ordinance Requiring Inspections for New Businesses and Structures Including Inspection Checklists and Reports Together With Procedures for Obtaining Inspections. Mayor asked for a Motion the have the First Reading of Bill No. 16-10 by Title Only. Motion made by Coker seconded by Brown to have the First Reading of Bill No. 16-10. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 16-10 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 16-10 by Title Only. Motion made by Venable seconded by Coker to accept the First Reading of Bill No. 16-10 by Title Only. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion made by Brown seconded by Coker to have the Second Reading of Bill No. 16-10 by Title Only. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 16-10 by Title Only.   Haskins read Bill No. 16-10 by Title Only. Motion made by VanZandt seconded by Coker to accept the Second Reading and for Final Passage Thereof. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion made by Venable seconded by Brown that Bill No. 16-10 be accepted as Ordinance No. 16-10. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Poindexter had no other bids for the sand filter building. FYI.
  • Venable was to discuss camera’s for the Park. Motion to postpone to August 11, 2016 meeting made by Venable seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Discussion on Livestock Ordinance Article V, Section 205.350. Mayor appointed a committee to study consisting of Coker, Venable and Brown. The committee will tentatively set a meeting for July 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Motion to postpone to the August 11, 2016 Board Meeting made by Venable seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstention.
  • Emergency procedure and policy from Ward 3 Aldermen, also Policy and Procedures for City Employees. Will present at August 11, 2016 Board Meeting.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

  • Consent Agenda. Motion to approve and accept the Consent Agenda made by VanZandt seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Cameron of Archer-Elgin concerning projects of the Bond Issue. Motion to postpone this item a. to July 21, 2016 made by VanZandt seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Sam McDonald of McLiney concerning first draw of Bond Money. Motion to postpone to July 21, 2016 made by VanZandt seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Mayor stated all the papers need to be in the Clerk’s office by noon on Monday (4 days before a meeting) to be placed on the agenda for the upcoming meeting as per the Open Meeting and Record Policy.
  • Mayor discussed the contract from BNSF for use of the crossing to the Wastewater Plant for a period of 25 years. Mr. Kelly stated this is a private crossing. The agreement states that the City will be responsible for any damages or injuries. Brown asked Poindexter if any other person uses this crossing. Motion made by Brown seconded by VanZandt to have Mr. Kelly respond by letter to BNSF concerning the contract. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Hopkins summary of Engineering Services for $5,235.76 for the Bond. Motion made by Brown to pay Archer-Elgin the stated amount seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Hopkins 6 month Income and Expense Statement. Motion made by VanZandt to have a nine month amendment seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Hopkins requested a computer upgrade to Windows 10 for all City computers by July 27th or cost $127.00 each (8 city computers) and obtain Domain to service city computers. Motion made by VanZandt to accept bid A of $1,566.97 for the Domain seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” Venable.   No abstentions.
  • Haskins needed direction as to whether the City would charge the School for the water at the Boys Ball Field. Motion made by Coker seconded by Venable to give the school free water. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.     
  • Reynolds could not make the meeting. Hopkins presented the bids for the emergency exit. 1. $1,704.00; 2. $2,200.00; 3. $2,459.00.  Venable thought the City was only to pay one-half of the cost.  Motion made by VanZandt seconded by Brown to have Forrester for $1,704.00 to install the door. Voting “Aye” Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. Venable abstained.
  • Sherry Bath and Ken Reid addressed the Board about the merchandise on the sidewalk in front of the Flea Market. Federal Inspectors were in town and checked the clear distance for access by the people with disabilities. Venable suggested they take this to Planning & Zoning Commission to make a recommendation to change the land use in Section 400.670.
  • Hensley addressed the Board concerning the Planning and Zoning Book, in his opinion it needs to be changed. Mr. Brown bought the Old Casey’s building and he agreed to a non-compete clause, which limits his options. Go to Planning and Zoning Board.
  • Motion to review and approve payments of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of June, 2016 made by Coker seconded by Venable. Voting “Aye” Venable, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

 

No further business.

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                                    _________________________________

                                                                                     Michael B. Hodges, Mayor

 

 

 

ATTEST

 

 

 

 

______________________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

 

Amended Agenda Board of Aldermen Meeting Thursday, July 14, 2016

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

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

 

 

AMENDED AGENDA 07-13-16 @ 3:00 P.M.

 

AGENDA FOR JULY 14, 2016 REGULAR SESSION OF THE

BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING IN THE CITY OF

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

 

 

ROLL CALL.

 

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

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

a.     BILL NO. 16-09 — An Ordinance Requiring Rental Inspections For Certain Rental Homes and Rental Units, Including Inspection Checklists and Reports Together with Procedures For Obtaining Inspections. First and Second Reading. Discussion. Possible Vote.

b.     BILL NO. 16-10 — An Ordinance Requiring Inspections for New Businesses and Structures Including Inspection Checklists and Reports Together With Procedures for Obtaining Inspections. First and Second Reading. Discussion. Possible Vote.

c.     Poindexter does not have any other bids for the sand filter building. However, Cameron is to address this under new business. FYI.

d.    Venable to discuss camera’s from Lowe’s. No documentation.  Possible Vote.

e.     Discuss Livestock Ordinance Article V, Section 205.350 concerning McHenry Ave residents. Possible Vote.

f.     Ward 3 Alderpersons were to have the Emergency procedure and protocol; Policy and Procedures for City Employees for review. However, since one of the Alderpersons will be unable to attend this meeting, they will present this item next month. No documentation.

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

 a.     Consent Agenda. Vote.

         i.   Review and approve the Minutes for the Regular Session Meeting of the Board Aldermen on June 9, 2016.

         ii.  Review and approve the Treasurer’s Summary Report.

        iii.  Review and approve the Police Report.

        iv.   Review and approve the Municipal Court Report.

         v.   Review and approve the Animal Control Report.

         vi.  Review and approve the Wastewater Maintenance Report.

         vii. Review and approve the Water Report.

         vii. Review and approve the Building Inspector’s Report.

          viii. No Planning and Zoning meeting. (July 7, 2016).

 b.   Cameron with Archer- Elgin Eng. to address the Board concerning an initial Bond Projects List for the Wastewater and Water systems improvements. Discussion. Possible Vote.

 c.    Sam McDonald of McLiney Company to present fee structure for First Draw of Bond Money. Discussion. Possible Vote.

d.    Mayor to present an additional Open Meetings and Record Policy, Section 120.040. Discussion. Possible Vote.

 e.   Mayor to address the Board concerning the contract with BNSF for use of the crossing to the Wastewater Plant for a period of 25 years. The amount of the contract would be $10,000.00 plus Liability Insurance from 2,000,000.00 to 6,000,000.00 limits. The City would also be required to make the improvements to the crossing by soliciting bids from contractors that are qualified for this type of project. Discussion. Possible Vote.

 f.   Hopkins summary of Engineering Services from October 2015 thru May 2016. Discussion $3,066.38 WW; $2,169.38 PW; $3,479.21 write off. Total $6,380.02. Possible Vote.

 g.  Hopkins 6 month Income and Expense Statements in Board Packet. Do we need to do a 6 month Budget Amendment? Or wait for 9 month to review? Discussion.   Possible Vote.

 h. Hopkins to request a computer upgrade to Windows 10 for all City computers by July 27th or cost will be $127.00 each (8 city computers) and obtain Domain to service City computers. Domain bids attached: Bid A $1,566.97; Bid B $3,673.00; Bid C $4,5548.81. Discussion. Possible Vote.

 i.  Haskins to address the Board as to whether the City was going to charge the school for their water use at the Boys Ball Field, since it is now being metered. Discussion. Possible Vote.

 j.  Tonya Reynolds to address the Board concerning Library cost of repairs for doors to meet safety requirements. Discussion. Possible Vote.

 k. Sherry Bath to address the Board about the merchandise that is on the sidewalk outside New Beginnings Flea Market, she has received a summons to appear in Court for a Zoning Violation. Discussion. Possible Vote.

 l.  Mike Hensley to address the Board about the Planning and Zoning C-1 & C-2 requirements. Possible Vote.

 m. Review and approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of June, 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 12th day of July at 4:00 p.m.

 

AMENDED AGENDA POSTED AT 3:00 P.M. ON JULY 13, 2016. 

 

_________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

 

 

 

Agenda Board of Aldermen Meeting Thursday, July 14, 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 JULY 14, 2016 REGULAR SESSION OF THE

BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING IN THE CITY OF

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

 

 

ROLL CALL.

 

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

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

a.     BILL NO. 16-09 — An Ordinance Requiring Rental Inspections For Certain Rental Homes and Rental Units, Including Inspection Checklists and Reports Together with Procedures For Obtaining Inspections. First and Second Reading. Discussion. Possible Vote.

b.     BILL NO. 16-10 — An Ordinance Requiring Inspections for New Businesses and Structures Including Inspection Checklists and Reports Together With Procedures for Obtaining Inspections. First and Second Reading. Discussion. Possible Vote.

c.     Poindexter does not have any other bids for the sand filter building. However, Cameron is to address this under new business. FYI.

d.     Venable to discuss camera’s from Lowe’s. No documentation.  Possible Vote.

e.     Discuss Livestock Ordinance Article V, Section 205.350 concerning McHenry Ave residents. Possible Vote.

f.     Ward 3 Alderpersons were to have the Emergency procedure and protocol; Policy and Procedures for City Employees for review. However, since one of the Alderpersons will be unable to attend this meeting, they will present this item next month. No documentation.

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

 

Consent Agenda. Vote.

a.      Review and approve the Minutes for the Regular Session Meeting of the Board Aldermen on June 9, 2016.

       i.   Review and approve the Treasurer’s Summary Report.

      ii.   Review and approve the Police Report.

     iii.   Review and approve the Municipal Court Report.

      iv.   Review and approve the Animal Control Report.

       v.   Review and approve the Wastewater Maintenance Report.

      vi.   Review and approve the Water Report.

     viii. Review and approve the Building Inspector’s Report.

       ix.  No Planning and Zoning meeting. (July 7, 2016).

b.     Cameron with Archer- Elgin Eng. to address the Board concerning an initial Bond Projects List for the Wastewater and Water systems improvements. Discussion. Possible Vote.

c.     Sam McDonald of McLiney Company to present fee structure for First Draw of Bond Money. Discussion. Possible Vote.

d.     Mayor to present an additional Open Meetings and Record Policy, Section 120.040. Discussion. Possible Vote.

e.     Hopkins summary of Engineering Services from October 2015 thru May 2016. Discussion $3,066.38 WW; $2,169.38 PW; $3,479.21 write off. Total $6,380.02. Possible Vote.

f.     Hopkins 6 month Income and Expense Statements in Board Packet. Do we need to do a 6 month Budget Amendment? Or wait for 9 month to review? Discussion.   Possible Vote.

g.     Hopkins to request a computer upgrade to Windows 10 for all City computers by July 27th or cost will be $127.00 each (8 city computers) and obtain Domain to service City computers. Domain bids attached: Bid A $1,566.97; Bid B $3,673.00; Bid C $4,5548.81. Discussion. Possible Vote.

h.     Haskins to address the Board as to whether the City was going to charge the school for their water use at the Boys Ball Field, since it is now being metered. Discussion. Possible Vote.

i.      Tonya Reynolds to address the Board concerning Library cost of repairs for doors to meet safety requirements. Discussion. Possible Vote.

j.      Sherry Bath to address the Board about the merchandise that is on the sidewalk outside New Beginnings Flea Market, she has received a summons to appear in Court for a Zoning Violation. Discussion. Possible Vote.

k.     Mike Hensley to address the Board about the Planning and Zoning C-1 & C-2 requirements. Possible Vote.

l.     Review and approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of June, 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 12th day of July at 4:00 p.m. 

 

 

_______________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

    

2015 Annual Water Quality Report-City of Billings

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BILLINGS

Public Water System ID Number: MO5010071

2015 Annual Water Quality Report

 

(Consumer Confidence Report)

This report is intended to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made to provide safe drinking water.

 

Attencion!

 

Este informe contiene información muy importante. Tradúscalo o prequntele a alguien que lo entienda bien. [Translated: This report contains very important information. Translate or ask someone who understands this very well.]

 

What is the source of my water?

 

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and groundwater wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

 

Our water comes from the following source(s):

 

Source Name Type
WELL#2 GROUND WATER
WELL # 3 GROUND WATER

 

 

Source Water Assessment

 

The Department of Natural Resources conducted a source water assessment to determine the susceptibility of our water source to potential contaminants. This process involved the establishment of source water area delineations for each well or surface water intake and then a contaminant inventory was performed within those delineated areas to assess potential threats to each source. Assessment maps and summary information sheets are available on the internet at http://maproom.missouri.edu/swipmaps/pwssid.htm. To access the maps for your water system you will need the State-assigned identification code, which is printed at the top of this report. The Source Water Inventory Project maps and information sheets provide a foundation upon which a more comprehensive source water protection plan can be developed.

 

Why are there contaminants in my water?

 

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the

 

Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

 

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

 

  1. Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.

 

  1. Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial, or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.

 

  1. Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.

 

  1. Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.

 

  1. Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

 

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the Department of Natural Resources prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Department of Health regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

 

Is our water system meeting other rules that govern our operations?

 

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources regulates our water system and requires us to test our water on a regular basis to ensure its safety. Our system has been assigned the identification number MO5010071 for the purposes of tracking our test results. Last year, we tested for a variety of contaminants. The detectable results of these tests are on the following pages of this report. Any violations of state requirements or standards will be further explained later in this report.

 

How might I become actively involved?

 

If you would like to observe the decision-making process that affect drinking water quality or if you have any further questions about your drinking water report, please call us at 417-744-2581 to inquire about scheduled meetings or contact persons.

 

Do I need to take any special precautions?

 

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

 

Terms and Abbreviations

 

Population: 1358. This is the equivalent residential population served including non-bill paying customers.

 

MCLG: Maximum Contaminant Level Goal, or the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

 

MCL: Maximum Contaminant Level, or the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

 

SMCL. Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level, or the secondary standards that are non-enforceable guidelines for contaminants and may cause cosmetic effects (such as skin or tooth discoloration) or aesthetic effects (such as taste, odor or color) in drinking water. EPA recommends these standards but does not require water systems to comply AL: Action Level, or the concentration of a contaminant which, when exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow..

 

TT: Treatment Technique, or a required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

 

90th percentile: For lead and Copper testing. 10% of test results are above this level and 90% are below this level.

 

Range of Results: Shows the lowest and highest levels found during a testing period, if only one sample was taken, then this number equals the Highest Value.

 

RAA: Running Annual Average, or the average of sample analytical results for samples taken during the previous four calendar quarters.

 

LRAA: Locational Running Annual Average, or the locational average of sample analytical results for samples taken during the previous four calendar quarters.

 

TTHM: Total Trihalomethanes (chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, and bromoform) as a group.

 

HAA5: Haloacetic Acids (mono-, di- and tri-chloracetic acid, and mono- and di-bormoacetic acid) as a group.

 

ppb: parts per billion or micrograms per liter. ppm: parts per million or milligrams per liter. n/a: not applicable.

 

NTU: Nephelometric Turbidity Unit, used to measure cloudiness in drinking water. nd: not detectable at testing limits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

 

BILLINGS

Public Water System ID Number: MO5010071

2015 Annual Water Quality Report

 

(Consumer Confidence Report)

Contaminants Report

BILLINGS will provide a printed hard copy of the CCR upon request. To request a copy of this report to be mailed

please call us at 417-744-2581. The CCR can also be found on the internet at www.dnr.mo.gove/ccr/MO5010071.pdf

 

The state has reduced monitoring requirements for certain contaminants to less often than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. Records with a sample year more than one year old are still considered representative.

Regulated Contaminants

 

Regulated Collection Highest Range of Results Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source
Contaminants Date Value (low – high)
BARIUM 1/8/2013 0.0117 0.0117 ppm 2 2 Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries;
Erosion of natural deposits
CHROMIUM 1/8/2013 1.32 1.32 ppb 100 100 Discharge from steel and pulp mills

 

Lead and Date 90th Range of Results Unit AL Sites Typical Source
Copper Percentile (low – high) Over AL
COPPER 2011 – 2013 0.0586 0.00466 – 0.0666 ppm 1.3 0 Corrosion of household plumbing systems
LEAD 2011 – 2013 3.17 1.27 – 3.3 ppb 15 0 Corrosion of household plumbing systems
Radionuclides Collection Highest Range of sampled result(s) Unit MCL MCLG Typical Source
Date Value
GROSS ALPHA PARTICLE ACTIVITY 1/13/2014 4.7 0 – 4.7 pCi/l Erosion of natural deposits
Microbiological Result MCL MCLG Typical Source
COLIFORM (TCR) In the month of November, 7 MCL: Systems that Collect Less Than 40 Samples 0 Naturally present in the environment
sample(s) returned as positive per Month – No more than 1 positive monthly sample

 

Violations and Health Effects Information

During the 2015 calendar year, we had the below noted violation(s) of drinking water regulations.

Compliance Period Analyte Type
10/01/2015 – 10/31/2015 COLIFORM (TCR) MCL (TCR), MONTHLY
11/01/2015 – 11/30/2015 COLIFORM (TCR) MCL (TCR), MONTHLY

 

Additional Required Health Effects Language:

 

Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present. Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.

 

Certain minerals are radioactive and may emit a form of radiation known as alpha radiation. Some people who drink water containing alpha emitters in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

 

Special Lead and Copper Notice:

 

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. BILLINGS is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791) or at http://water.epa.gov/drink/info/lead/index.cfm.

 

You can also find sample results for all contaminants from both past and present compliance monitoring online at the Missouri DNR Drinking Water Watch website http://dnr.mo.gov/DWW/indexSearchDNR.jsp. To find Lead and Copper results for your system, type your water system name in the box titled Water System Name and select Find Water Systems at the bottom of the page. The new screen will show you the water system name and number, select and click the Water System Number. At the top of the next page, under the Help column find, Other Chemical Results by Analyte, select and click on it. Scroll down alphabetically to Lead and click the blue Analyte Code (1030). The Lead and Copper locations will be displayed under the heading Sample Comments. Scroll to find your location and click on the Sample No. for the results. If your house was selected by the water system and you assisted in taking a Lead and Copper sample from your home but cannot find your location in the list, please contact BILLINGS for your results.

 

 

BILLINGS

Public Water System ID Number: MO5010071

2015 Annual Water Quality Report

 

(Consumer Confidence Report)

Optional Monitoring (not required by EPA)

Optional Contaminants

 

Monitoring is not required for optional contaminants.

Secondary Collection Your Water System Highest Value Range (low – high) Unit SMCL
Contaminants Date
ALKALINITY, CACO3 1/8/2013 192 192 MG/L
STABILITY
CALCIUM 1/8/2013 40.9 40.9 MG/L
CHLORIDE 1/8/2013 1.82 1.82 MG/L 250
HARDNESS, 1/8/2013 196 196 MG/L
CARBONATE
IRON 1/8/2013 0.0041 0.0041 MG/L 0.3
MAGNESIUM 1/8/2013 22.7 22.7 MG/L
NICKEL 1/8/2013 0.00111 0.00111 MG/L 0.1
PH 1/8/2013 7.57 7.57 PH 8.5
POTASSIUM 1/8/2013 1.13 1.13 MG/L
SODIUM 1/8/2013 2.07 2.07 MG/L
SULFATE 1/8/2013 9.16 9.16 MG/L 250
TDS 1/8/2013 191 191 MG/L 500

 

 

 

 

Secondary standards are non-enforceable guidelines for contaminants that may cause cosmetic effects (such as skin or tooth discoloration) or aesthetic effects (such as taste, odor or color) in drinking water. EPA recommends these standards but does not require water systems to comply.

 

No Planning & Zoning Meeting July 7, 2016

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No Planning & Zoning Meeting

on July 7, 2016

 

Billings Fireworks Display

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SAVE THE DATE

 

Billings City Fireworks Display

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Billings City Park  –  Pine Street

                  Dusk

National Anthem courtesy Billings Fire Dept

 

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm       (4H) Concession Stand

Danny Lockmiller  &  others

featuring

“The Catty Wampus Band”

 

Bouncy House         Family Fun

Donation Boot will be available to help

offset expenses.

 

Bring your own Lawn chair or blanket!!!!!

The Sky will be spectacular!!!!!

 

Draft Minutes Board of Aldermen Meeting June 9, 2016

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DRAFT

 

Minutes of the Board of Aldermen Regular Session on

    June 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Billings City Hall

 

Present were: Mayor Michael Hodges, Chief David Taylor, Water & Wastewater Supt.

Randy Poindexter, Attorney Jim Kelly, Treasurer Chris M. Hopkins and City Clerk

Ruth M. Haskins.

 

Citizens and guests present: Tory Pearce, Garrett Pearce, Joe Walker, Bryan Wernink,

Amy Byrd, Hosea Bilyeu, Ed Snowden, Rolland Fuchs, Jody King, Greg Wilson,

Judi Walker, Hagen Wilbanks, Beverly Wilson, Gail Steinert, Tyler Myers and

Wade Wilbanks.

 

Mayor Hodges asked the City Clerk for a ROLL CALL.

Jack VanZandt         Present

Holly Fender             Present

Mickey Brown          Present

Don Powell               Absent

Melissa Venable       Present

Jesse Coker               Absent

 

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

of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

Mayor asked if there was anyone that is not on the agenda that would like to speak.

Hosea Bilyea stated he is running for the position of Western Commissioner on the County Commission wanted to introduce himself.

Poindexter stated a pump that was used for the effluent water went out, it will cost $311.00+ to replace. Also the other quote is for a soft start for Well #2, the customer at Creative Stone was complaining that when the pump starts it blows out his pipes. Poindexter also stated that there are stones falling off the front of City Hall, it needs to be repaired. Fender asked if it was blocked off on the sidewalk to keep anything from falling on anyone on the sidewalk. Poindexter responded not at this time, however that will be taken care of with barricades.

VanZandt asked why the pump was needed. Poindexter stated it was for the effluent, at this time he is using city water.

Brown asked what was needed for the falling stone, Poindexter stated it needed to be tuck pointed. VanZandt stated need to block off the sidewalk.

Venable had items for the meeting. Venable stated when she went to copy the papers on the camera for the Park, which she has done for the last four or five years. Venable wanted this to be stated in public that she is no longer allowed to use the new copier, which the city paid more money for the city use, is this right that she is no longer allowed to use. Mayor stated if it is City business it will be available. Venable stated the Board is not to ask the employees to do anything for the Board. Mayor stated if you go to the window and ask if they will make copies for you. Venable asked Mr. Kelly what can be done since this is not an agenda item. Mr. Kelly stated the Board needs to make a policy for the Aldermen making copies. VanZandt stated bring it out next month on the Agenda as it should be. Venable stated that brings her to her next item, it was brought to my attention, so she called the MML, due to the fact that the aldermen are not to say anything outside of the monthly Board meeting. Ramona sent an 85 pages of a manual concerning elected officials code of conduct. Venable has copies if anyone wants to see them. Venable does not believe she is an aldermen just one time a month.

Coker joined the meeting at 7:15 p.m.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

  • Review and approve Utility Easement for the Alleyway behind 302, 324 and 330 NE Hwy 60. Motion to approve the Utility Easement behind 302, 324 and 330 NE Hwy. 60 made by Brown seconded by VanZandt. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No Abstentions.
  • BILL NO. 16-08. – An Ordinance Vacating a Portion of an Unnamed Alley Lying and Running East from Commercial Street in the City of Billings, Missouri. Motion to have the First Reading by Title Only made by VanZandt seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 16-08 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill 16-08 by Title Only. Motion made by VanZandt seconded by Fender to accept the First Reading of Bill No. 16-08 by Title Only. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion made by VanZandt seconded by Brown to have the Second Reading of Bill No. 16-08 by Title Only. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 16-08 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 16-08 by Title Only. Motion made by Coker seconded by VanZandt to accept the second reading and for Final Passage Thereof. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion made by VanZandt seconded by Fender that Bill No 16-08 be accepted as Ordinance No. 16-08. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Bill No. 16-08 is now Ordinance 16-08.
  • BILL NO. 16-09. – An Ordinance Requiring Rental Inspections for New Business and Certain Rental Homes and Units Together with Procedures for Obtaining Inspections. Motion to have the First Reading of Bill No. 16-09 by Title Only made by VanZandt seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Mayor asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 16-09 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 16-09 by Title Only. Discussion: Venable stated there was something left off of the check list for rentals. Coker stated on the Minutes from last meeting on page 1 it states that visible mold should be a check off item. Motion made by Coker seconded by VanZandt to postpone this item to next months’ meeting to correct the inspection items list. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Discussed where to add on the inspection list.

 

 

 

  • Poindexter has only one bid for the sand filter building. Motion made by VanZandt seconded by Brown to postpone to the July 14, 2016 meeting. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Venable has information on two different cameras from Lowe’s. Motion made by VanZandt seconded by Coker to postpone to the July 14, 2016 meeting. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None.

 

    1. No abstentions.
  • Reynolds is unavailable. Coker asked Hopkins to check on the Insurance for the Old City Hall.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

  • Motion to approve and accept the Consent Agenda made by Brown seconded by Fender. Chief Taylor informed the Board that Officer Thomas had resigned effective June 8, 2016, therefore the Closed Session will not be necessary. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Mr. Kelly addressed the Board. Kelly stated the Mayor came to his office to discuss his concerns as far as reporting of an individual aldermen to direct anything that was being done by a city employee and the possible problems of the alderman engaging in telephone contacts with the other Board Members outside of the meeting and violating the Sunshine Law. However, what is on the agenda is about the aldermen contacting Mr. Kelly, the past Board passed a policy that only the Mayor could call and it is up to the Board if that is to continue. As far as the question of aldermen supervising city employees and the potential problem with the Sunshine Laws. The Board needs to be aware of the consequences of violating the Sunshine Law, fines of $1,000.00 to $5,000.00. Kelly stated since it is not on the agenda, will be glad to address that at the July meeting when it is on the agenda. Venable asked would it not have to be more than one aldermen. Kelly stated one aldermen calling all the other aldermen and discussing any city business. Coker stated she thought that any time three aldermen were discussing any voted on city business. Kelly stated talking about city business and trying to influence other Board Members to vote one way of the other. Venable asked what city business has been talked about. Kelly does not know any details. Kelly stated this should be talked about in a future meeting, I think everybody knows the Mayor is the only one authorized to supervise the day-to-day activities of the city staff. Venable wants to read something out of the manual from MML, a newly elected official becomes acquainted with the city employees. Public employees are always pleased when an elected official speaks with them, to find out what they do, praise them when they have done a good job and thank them for the day-to-day tasks they perform. City employees have a great deal of information on any matters that would be helpful in the alderman’s decision making function.   In most instances it would be best to go through the City’s chain of command, like Mr. Kelly said for such information, although this is not always necessary. You should be aware that city employees can be powerful ally and supporter, but can be alienated and create problems. A smile, a nod of the head, the use of the first name, a thank you or a complement are usually all that is necessary to establish a good working relationship between the elected official and the city employee. I would love to implement this, Venable stated that is not a problem for her. Coker stated she was confused about what the problem is. Venable stated there is no problem now. Mayor stated there are lots of things that are not clear, so the Mayor wanted some clarification on some items. Venable stated that is what you should do so you won’t be lead the wrong way. Kelly stated as far as talking to the city employees and giving them a pat on the back is something all the citizens should do. If there is something that an Alderman feels that an employee has done something wrong that is when it should be addressed in Closed Session. Venable stated then we can’t give our opinion of things, are we not allowed to say we don’t like what has happened. Kelly stated that is why you need policies in place, if what you are talking is something any citizen should say that is no problem. However, trying to tell city employees that they have done something wrong and indicating there will be some sort of discipline or other threats about their job, then that is something for the Mayor to handle. Kelly stated that is one step you are missing without a city administrator.  
  • Amy Byrd with Liberty National Life Insurance Company. Ms. Byrd would like to speak to the employees about supplemental insurance. The company would give them free life insurance just for the opportunity to offer this supplemental policy. The company also offers a Cancer policy, an accident policy and other policies. This would not cost the City anything. Motion made by Coker to allow Ms. Byrd to speak to the employees seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Dan Lyming about road sign: No show.
  • Mr. Walker to discuss Livestock Ordinance.   Walker addressed the Board on behalf of five families that live on McHenry Ave. concerning Article V., Section 205.350, Paragraph A, B, and C. Walker has lived on McHenry for thirty years and has had livestock for all that time. Have not had any problems with anyone except the City, but that has been lined out. Will begin with the Wernink’s, who live on the South side of the street, they came here 10 years or more and brought two horses, which are no longer on the property, with them and they had a son, Bryan, then the son got married and moved. Mr. Wernink passed away three or four years ago and Mrs. Wernink could not take care of all the property. Bryan moved back home several years ago. Mrs. Wernink has tried for a year to sell her property, however because of this Ordinance, she has not been able to sell her property. The real estate agents say they cannot sell the property due to the fact that no one wants to have five acres that they have to mow to look like a golf course. The reason we like living in the City, because of the water and sewer services, but we can still call ourselves country folks due to having a little property. However, we might want a pony or goat. Wernink’s son moved back home and would like to have a calf or two to eat the grass and grow to sell or put in the freezer. The Meyers, Tanner and Tyler, they bought a place that had been foreclosed on, the place was in terrible shape, run down, grass had not been mowed. They have 4.3 acres, and brought three calves with them. Then they worked on the house, put in new windows, new siding and cleaned the place up and it looks real nice. When the calves got big enough they butchered them they put one in their freezer, gave one to their dad and sold the other one to pay some of the bills on the house. Their jobs had called them away, one of the brothers was overseas for a while. The cattle market goes up and down, but then they wanted to put calves in there, which now they cannot do. Mr. Pearce bought Hubert Merrett’s place from the estate, the property was empty for two or three years. The water had frozen up, water in the basement, mold in the house, the floors were all rotted, the toilets were leaking. The house was in terrible shape. Mr. Merritt and family had been there sixty years and had cattle and livestock on the property. Mr. Pearce has documents from the Merritt estate that livestock could be put on the property. However, now he is in trouble with the City because of this Ordinance. Mr. King owns the next place which is 6.9 acres. In the past, there has been horses and calves on the property, because of bad health all the livestock was sold. However, he has a son that served in the military in Afghanistan and Iraq and he would like to put some calves on the property. So we are all real estate taxpayers, all the renters in Billings do not pay any tax to the City of Billings. Also the county sends a tax statement to home owners, part of it says residential and also says agricultural. Walker has been told that the City overrides the County. Walker stated if he pays agricultural taxes to the County he would like to be able to use it. Coker asked how many acres do you have to have to be agricultural over three acres or more?   Bryan Wernink stated his tax statement also says agricultural.     VanZandt tried to state that you are better off to pay agricultural taxes it would be more. Walker stated he pays residential, the rest is fenced and is agricultural.   Walker would like to ask, his property is on the end, Myers property is next, then Pearce is next, then next is the King property, all of that property is in the County.

 

    1. Part of King’s land is in the County. Walker is asking, McHenry is a dead end street, revise this so we can use our property as intended. Vendetta is not a reason to run for City office. Walker stated he has a horse on his property now and would like to have calves, which we have had before, we were going to eat them but the grandkids would not let us do that so we sold them. Brown asked what the smallest piece of property. Walker responded that is mine. Most of the others are an acre and a half wide. Coker asked Venable if all this is zoned residential or agricultural. Venable stated this Ordinance is in Section 400.630. Section 205.305 which is still a current Ordinance. Venable states one Ordinance does but another does not. Mr. Kelly asked if this Ordinance states no livestock. Walker stated we have not overloaded our boat. Coker stated supporting your family. Walker stated the city employee came out and gave Mr. Pearce a piece of paper that says they have to get rid of the calves. Everyone is talking at the same time, cannot make any. Fender states that you are in compliance with this Ordinance. No vote taken. Kelly will look over this and see if there is a problem. Kelly states jumping gun, will take a look at this and see what if there is a problem. Kelly stated then you might have to rezone. VanZandt started over the people with a quarter acre. Walker stated we have the best of both worlds. Coker stated you should be able to do what you want on your own property. Walker thanked the Board for listening. They all left.
  • Mayor presented a bid for the floors in the City Hall to be buffed and resealed. Brown asked if this was a one time thing? This should be done every year. Haskins stated he is not going to strip the floor. Fender asked whose budget is this coming out of? Hopkins stated the Capitol Improvements Fund, also the back wall and the falling bricks. Motion made by Venable seconded by Coker to accept the bid from Boettcher Janitor Service for $595.00. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Mower had to be repaired. Motion made by Coker seconded by Brown to pay Ozarks Outdoors $596.69. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • This item had been previously approved.
  • FYI. Library Board purchased shelves from State Surplus.
  • Procedures for Emergency protocol. Motion to postpone to July 14, 2016 made by Brown seconded by VanZandt. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Motion to approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of May 2016 made by Fender seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Venable, Fender, Brown, Coker and VanZandt. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

 

Motion made by Coker that the Board go into Closed Session Pursuant to Section 610.021(3) RSMo for the purpose of discussion and possible vote on hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting city employees.

ROLL CALL VOTE.

Venable           Aye

Fender           Aye

Brown             Aye

Coker             Aye

VanZandt     Nay

 

Meeting Closed to the Public at 9:05 p.m.

 

Reopen Regular Session at 9:15 p.m.

 

No further business.

 

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

 

9:18 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                    ________________________________

ATTEST                                                                   Michael B, Hodges, Mayor

 

 

 

 

____________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

City of Billings Agenda for Thursday, June 9, 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 JUNE 9, 2016

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

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

a.   Review and approve Utility Easement for vacation of the alleyway behind 302, 324 and 330 NE Hwy US 60. Possible Vote.

b.   BILL NO. 16-08. An Ordinance Vacating a Portion of an Unnamed Alley Lying and Running East from Commercial Street in the City of Billings, Missouri. First and Second Reading. Vote.

c.   BILL NO. 16-09. An Ordinance Requiring Rental Inspections for New Businesses and Certain Rental Homes and Units Together with Procedures for Obtaining Inspections. First and Second Reading. Vote.

d.   Poindexter to present quotes for repairs to the Sand Filter Building at the Wastewater Plant. Possible Vote.

e.   Venable to present information on the Security Camera for the Park. Possible Vote.

f.   Reynolds to present bids on repairing the front window at the Library, also the leak in the roof in the garage. Possible Vote.

 

NEW   BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES. 

 

a.   Consent Agenda. Vote.

       i.    Review and approve the Minutes for the Regular Session Meeting of the Board of Aldermen on May 12, 2016.

       ii.   Review and approve the Treasurer’s Summary Report.

       iii.  Review and approve the Police Report.

       iv.   Review and approve the Municipal Court Report.  

       v.    Review and approve the Animal Control Report.

      vi.    Review and approve the Wastewater Maintenance Report.

      vii.   Review and approve the Water Report.

      viii.  Review and approve the Building Inspector’s Report.

       ix.   No Planning and Zoning meeting. 

 

b.   Mr. Kelly to address the Board on the City Policy regarding phone calls and requests to the City Attorney and other individuals providing professional services to the city, at times other than during regular or special meeting of the Board of Aldermen. Discussion and possible Vote.

c.   Amy Byrd with Liberty National Insurance. Possible Vote.

d.   Dan Lyming to request the installing of a sign at the end of Beech St. to read Dead End. Possible Vote.

e.   W. J. Walker to discuss the Livestock Ordinance (Article V., Section 205.350, Paragraph A., B., and C..) Possible Vote.

f.    Mayor to present a bid from Boettcher Janitor Service for cleaning and waxing new tile floors. Possible Vote.

g.   Mayor to discuss the lawn mower, it has been taken to Springfield for repairs. Donnie stated the mower had locked up and would not start again. The mower was taken to Ozark Outdoors for repairs, at this time it is unknown how much it will cost to repair, they did not have a loaner. If it is needed, will have to rent another, the cost will be $425.00 per week. The mower might need to be replaced, have two bids in the packet if necessary to purchase a new one. Possible Vote.

h.   Treasurer Hopkins to present the amount of $867.38 to be paid monthly for Chief Taylor’s portion of the Health Insurance that is no longer being paid on his behalf by the City as per an agreement made by the Board in January, 2016. Possible Vote.

i.   FYI. Library Board Members went to State Surplus and picked up shelves, tables, furniture needs for the Library. Estimate was $750.00 actual cost was $561.00.

j.   Board to set a procedure to address emergency notification process when a boil order is issued by DNR after a break in the water lines when pressure is lost. Possible Vote.

k.   Review and approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of May, 2016. Vote.          

Mayor asked for a Motion to go into Closed Session Pursuant to Section 610.021(3) RSMo for the Purpose of discussion and possible vote on hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting city employees.

Mayor informed all the guests and citizens that the meeting will be Closed to the Public.

Meeting Closed at

Reopen Regular Session.

No further business.

Adjournment at

The Undersigned, Hereby certifies that a true copy of the Foregoing Agenda was posted at City Hall, Billings, Missouri on this the 6th day of June at 3.30 p.m. 

 

 

_____________________________________  

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk