Agenda for Board of Aldermen Meeting on Thursday, September 21, 2017


Posted by chopkins | Posted in Agenda | Posted on 21-09-2017


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

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






         SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

            AT    7:00 P.M.





Mayor Hodges to open the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.





a.    Mayor stated the prices were checked for tires on the Gray Ford pickup. Prices were comparable with prices presented at last meeting.       Possible Vote.

b.    Attorney to present lease for Library and the City of Billings. Possible Vote.

c.    Hopkins to explain Asset Management to the Board. Possible Vote.

d.    Huffman to have more information for purchase of electronic meter readers. Possible Vote.




a.    Consent Agenda. Vote.


Review and approve the Minutes of the Regular Session on August 17, 2017 of the Billings Board of Aldermen Meeting.

Review and approve the Minutes of the Public Hearing for the Tax Levy on August 24, 2017.

Review and approve the Minutes of the Special Called Session on August 24, 2017 of the Billings Board of Aldermen Meeting.

Review and approve the Treasurer’s Report.

Review and approve the Police Report.

Review and approve the Municipal 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 and approve the Library Minutes.

b.     Mayor to present a donation of land from Mrs. Carolyn Cloud as per the Warranty Deed. Mayor needs Board approval to pay the sum of $1.00 and accept the donation. Possible Vote.

c.     Jed Forrester request the City send his letter to all water customers informing them of the detrimental health effects of drinking chlorinated water. DNR letter stating that the chlorine is not harmful to the public. Attached. Possible Vote.

d.     Julia View, bought property at 228 & 258 Terrill Creek, that property is not currently on City sewer.       Ms. View is requesting to be hooked onto the City sewer, the property is on City water, however, it is outside the City limits. Possible Vote.

e.     Hopkins to present Commercial Insurance quotes for 2017-2018 from Taylor Insurance, to be renewed in November. Possible Vote.

f.     Mayor to discuss purchase of a new trailer for the lawn mower from Sancrest Trailers for a quote price for a 6’ X 14’ at $1,475.00. A three (3) warranty and paint of city’s choice is included.               Possible Vote.

g.    Board to approve cost quote of taps to water lines for the FEMA project. Fire suppression tap and parts $1,619.03(4” tap). Metered water line tap $1,428.57(1 ½”) and parts $2,525.71(1 ½) for a total of $3,953.27. The amount that was paid to the City for this was $2,000.00.       Possible Vote.

h.    Fender to present quote for new fencing at the girl’s softball field. Possible Vote.

I.     Mayor to discuss employee’s health insurance. Possible 25% to be paid by the employee’s beginning in January 2018.       Possible Vote.

j.    Hopkins to discuss Budget considerations. Revised narrative sheet included with omitted information in bold and italics. Possible Vote.

k.   Hopkins to discuss attending the GFOA Fall Seminar on October 11, 2017, cost $95.00 registration fee and mileage $187.25. Possible Vote.

l.    Board to approve a payment of $49,476.16 to Ace Pipe Cleaning for Contract work. Balance to finish would be $8,388.00 retainage.       Possible Vote.

m.   Chief Taylor to inform the Board that he has hired another police officer, who will start on September 25, 2017 for training. The new officer’s name is Jordan Williams. Possible Vote.

n.    Hopkins to discuss Library Financial Statement and letter from Marshall Decker, the City auditor.       Possible Vote.

o.    Coker to discuss borders for playground equipment. Possible Vote.

p.    Coker to discuss City Clerk procedure for setting appointments with aldermen for Budgets. Possible Vote.

q.    Coker to discuss new dog pens at inside new building at sewer plant regarding 2018 Budget.       Possible Vote.

r.    Coker to discuss employee reviews.       Possible Vote.

s.    Review and approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of August, 2017. Possible Vote.



No further business.




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

Billings, Missouri on this the 19th day of September, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.





Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk


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