Library Agenda Monday February 12, 2018

0

Posted by chopkins | Posted in Agenda | Posted on 09-02-2018

BILLINGS CITY LIBRARY

AGENDA

February 12, 2018   6:30PM

LIBRARY BUILDING

251 NE US Hwy 60

Old business:

  1. Volunteers
  2. Chili Supper
  3. 2018 business license for $25.00, possible vote

 

New business:

  1. Reading of treasurer’s review of financial report and approval
  2. Reading and approval of minutes of January 9, 2018 meeting.
  3. Computer donation from Republic Technology, possible vote to approve
  4. Friends of the Billings City Library update
  5. Expenses spent and reimbursement for board member, possible vote

Prepared by Whitney Packwood

2/9/2018     1:15 p.m.

Planning & Zoning Meeting for Thursday February 8, 2018 is Cancelled.

0

Posted by chopkins | Posted in Notifications, Planning & Zoning | Posted on 07-02-2018

Planning & Zoning Meeting Thursday, February 8, 2018

0

Posted by chopkins | Posted in Agenda, Planning & Zoning | Posted on 06-02-2018

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

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

Agenda for Planning & Zoning Commission

for

Thursday, February 8, 2018

7:00 P.M.

Billings City Hall, Boardroom

202 NE US Hwy 60

 

 

AGENDA

ROLL CALL of Commissioners

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

No review of Minutes for 2017.

 

OLD BUSINESS

None.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Election of Officers

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

_________________________________

Chris M. Hopkins, Deputy City Clerk

 

 

 

Posted at City Hall 02/06/2018   2:30 p.m.

Draft Minutes Board of Aldermen Meeting January 18, 2018

0

Posted by chopkins | Posted in Board of Aldermen Minutes | Posted on 23-01-2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE

BILLINGS ALDERMEN MEETING OF THE

CITY OF BILLINGS, MISSOURI

JANUARY 18, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M.

 

 

Present were: Mayor Pro Tem Mickey Brown, Attorney William Petrus, Chief David Taylor, Water & Sewer Maint. Supt. Randy Poindexter, Building Inspector Terry Danley,

Treasurer Chris M. Hopkins and City Clerk Ruth M. Haskins.

 

Citizens and guest present were: Henry Bos and David Rauch.

 

ROLL CALL.

Fender                                    Present

Brown                                     Present

Coker                                     Present

Harter                                                Present

Huffman                              Absent Arrived 7:10 p.m.

Woods                                    Absent

 

Mayor Pro Tem asked everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION. None.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

  1. Woods unable to attend, in hospital. Postpone to next meeting.
  2. Brown to discuss electrical bids for the storage building with another bid from Davis Electric for $6,500.00. All Phrase bid was $5,990.29. Motion by Coker seconded by Fender to award the contract to All Phrase Electric. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker and Harter . Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  3. Brown asked Poindexter if he had talked to Jon Wayne Heating, Poindexter responded yes. There is two different bids from Jon Wayne, one is a tube type heater which is more expensive than the hanging heater. Motion to accept Jon Wayne Heating for the hanging heater for $3,285.00 made by Fender seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay”

None. No abstentions. Brown asked if Meeks will give us a written bid for $5,100.00 for the blown insulation would the Board go with that. Brown stated due to the weather this really needs to be done. Motion made to get the written bid from Meeks for $5,100.00and have them do the job made by Coker seconded by Harter. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None.         No abstentions.

  • BILL NO. 17-12 — An Ordinance Amending the Municipal Code of the City of Billings, Missouri by Creating a New § 700.065 Regarding Non-Resident Surcharge for Water Service. Motion to have the First Reading by Title Only made by Fender         seconded by Harter. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor Pro Tem asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 17-12 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 17-12 by Title Only. Motion to accept the First Reading by Title Only made by Harter seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None.                         No abstentions. Motion to have the second reading of Bill No. 17-12 by Title Only made by Coker seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor Pro Tem asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 17-12 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 17-12 by Title Only. Motion to accept the Second Reading and for Final Passage Thereof, made by Fender seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion made by Harter seconded by Fender that Bill No. 17-12 be accepted as Ordinance 17-12. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Bill No. 17-13 — An Ordinance Amending the Municipal Code of the City of Billings, Missouri at Title III, Schedule 1 Speed Limits, Regarding John Street. Motion to have the First Reading of Bill 17-13 by Title Only made by Harter seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor Pro Tem asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 17-13 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 17-13 by Title Only. Motion to accept the First Reading of Bill No. 17-13 by Title Only made by Fender seconded by Harter. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion to have the Second Reading of Bill No. 17-13 by Title Only made by Coker seconded by Harter. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor Pro Tem asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 17-13 by Title Only. Haskins read the Bill No. 17-13 by Title Only. Motion to accept the second reading and for Final Passage Thereof, made by Fender seconded by Harter. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Bill No 17-13 is now Ordinance 17-13.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

  • Consent Agenda.   Motion to accept the Consent Agenda made by Coker seconded by Harter. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Motion to accept resignation of Mayor Michael Hodges effective December 22, 2017 made by Harter seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Board to nominate someone for President of the Board for 2018. Fender nominated Mickey Brown. Coker nominated Fender. Hopkins asked if the Board would consider leaving Brown in to keep from changing signatures at the Bank. Motion to approve Brown as President of the Board made by Fender seconded by Coker until April, 2018. Voting “Aye” Fender, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. Brown abstained.
  • BILL NO. 18-01 — An Ordinance Amending the Budget for the Fiscal Year January1, 2017 to December 31, 2017. Motion to have the First Reading by Title Only of Bill No. 18-01 made by Huffman seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor Pro Tem asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 18-01 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 18-01 by Title Only. Motion to accept the First Reading of Bill No. 18-01 by Title Only made by Harter seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion to have the Second Reading of Bill No. 18-01 by Title Only made by Coker seconded by Harter. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.  Mayor Pro Tem asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 18-01 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 18-01 by Title Only. Motion to accept the Second Reading and for Final Passage thereof, made by Coker seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None.           No abstentions. Bill No. 18-01 is now Ordinance No. 18-01.
  • Henry Bos addressed the Board about the procedure if a Railroad disaster occurs in Billings. Brown wants some information about what happens if there is a train derailment and chemicals spill inside the city limits of Billings. Bos stated it has been the same way for several years. On Christmas Eve about 10 years ago, reports came in a train coming from Republic to Billings had a white substance coming out of one of the rail cars.   They stopped the cars west of town. Billings Fire Department is to report a hazmat occurrence to Burlington-Northern and they usually handle its own hazmat situation. If we need assistance we contact Logan- Rogersville, however most of any hazmat situation is handled by Springfield Fire Department. When our department goes into hazmat mode, we check wind direction, notifying the public any other help that is needed.
  • Library will have a chili supper March 3rd from 5 to 8 p.m. FYI.
  • Coker stated she did not understand why they had to have a license. Hopkins stated the information was given to her that no license is needed so she will refund last years money.
  • Mayor Pro Tem appointed Kerri Culver to the Library Board for a two year term 2018-2020. Other appointments Jan Morrison one year term, treasurer; Ivy Maxwell one year term, secretary; and Whitney Packwood, President. Motion to approve Mayor Pro Tem appointment made by Coker seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None.                 No abstentions.
  • Brown to make appointments for liaisons as follows: Library – Jessie Coker; Planning and Zoning – Nicolas Harter; Fair Board – Tricia Huffman. Motion to approve all appointments made by Fender seconded by Harter. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None.                          No abstentions.
  • Brown made the following appointments for City Employees:Chris M. Hopkins                                                     Deputy City Clerk & TreasurerRandy Poindexter                                                     Water & Wastewater Supt.Janice Bluebaum                                                      Receptionist Part-timeTerry Danley                                                             Building Code Enforcement P/T

 

    1. Any discussion will be in the Closed Session. Motion to approve appointments made by Coker seconded by Harter. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
    2. Donnie Batson                                                           General Labor
    3. Gail Steinert                                                              Water Clerk
    4. Keith Hilburn                                                           Animal Control & Gen. Labor
    5. David Taylor                                                             Police Chief
  • Brown stated in the packet is a list of employees and present wages. Brown asked the Board how they wanted to handle this. Coker asked what was done last year. Brown responded 2% across the board. Fender stated last year it was discussed to do raises every other year. Coker asked if Poindexter was the only one getting medical benefits. Hopkins stated no, he had worked part time for the city to begin with and when he went full time that is when he started getting benefits. Coker asked how much health insurance went up this year. Hopkins stated she only had the current premiums as follows: Poindexter $749.22 monthly $8,990.54 yearly; Steinert $818.26 monthly $9,819.12 yearly; Hilburn $372.20 monthly $4466.04 yearly. Hilburn, Hopkins, Poindexter, Steinert, Taylor and Williams dental $228.00 yearly; vision $24.00 yearly. Harter suggested closed session. Brown stated need a motion to move item k. to Closed Session. Motion to move item k. to Closed Session made by Coker seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay’ None. No abstentions.
  • Taylor said Williams probation ended 12-25-2017. Taylor recommend retainage and raise of $.50 per hour. Motion to retain Williams on the Police Department with a raise of $.50 per hour with that be effective 12-25-2017 made by Harter seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None.     No abstentions.
  • Republic Services will raise rates effective 01-01-18 to $11.27 1st cart and an additional $2.05 for an extra cart. Staff needs permission to raise rates to customers of $12.00 and $3.50. Fender asked when this was bid out. City Clerk stated this is the third year of the contract, clause in the contract to raise after two years according to CPI. Motion made by Coker to raise the rates seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Hopkins discussed prepayment of $5,000.00 to A.M. Pyrotechnics’ for the Fireworks’ show on June 30, 2018. Fender wanted to know if conflicted with any other towns. Motion to prepay A. M. Pyrotechnics $5,000.00 for 16% more shots with music and a projected date of June 30, 2018 made by Harter seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Hopkins discussed attending the GFOA Seminar in Columbia on February 28th, expenses would be $95.00 plus $192.60. Motion to give permission to Hopkins to attend the GFOA Seminar made by Harter seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Economic Development would like to pursue an artist concept for a mural on the East Wall of City Hall. David Rauch has contacted an artist from Springfield and he has a drawing with him from the artist.   Rauch shows the sketch to the Board and everyone likes the concept. Will try to contact other artist to see if they would be interested in submitting a drawing or sketch for a mural or if they have paint one somewhere else send a picture. Request RFQ for next meeting. Motion to solicit bids and sketches made by Coker seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Taylor is requesting change speed limits on Howcroft to 20 MPH 24/7 from Pine St. to Beverly St., this was a request from Mr. Woods. Fender asked if the other sign would be taken down. Taylor responded no, will just put up another also without the time on it. Motion to have an Ordinance changing the speed limit sign to reflect 24/7 coverage made by Coker seconded by Harter. Fender stated need to put flags up and also put in newsletter.   Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Taylor and Harter want to change reserve from $300 per month to $525.00 per month. Motion to postpone to next month to try to come up with the money made by Coker seconded by Harter. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Review and approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures. Motion to approve made by Coker seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None.                 No abstentions.

 

 

Mayor Pro Tem asked for a motion to go into closed session Pursuant to 610.021(3) RSMo made by Coker seconded by Fender.

ROLL CALL VOTE.

Fender             Aye

Brown             Aye

Coker               Aye

Harter             Aye

Huffman         Aye

 

Motion to reopen Regular Session made by Coker seconded by Huffman.

ROLL CALL VOTE.

Fender            Aye

Brown               Aye

Coker               Aye

Harter             Aye

Huffman         Aye

 

Reopen Regular Session.

 

No further business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                        _______________________________________

                                                                      Mickey Brown, President of the Board

 

 

ATTEST

 

 

_________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk         

Agenda for Board of Aldermen Meeting January 18, 2018

0

Posted by chopkins | Posted in Agenda | Posted on 23-01-2018

 

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

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

 

 

 

AGENDA FOR THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE BILLINGS BOARD

OF ALDERMEN MEETING ON JANUARY 18, 2018

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

ROLLCALL.

 

President of the Board Brown will open the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

  • Woods to discuss more bids for tractor and backhoe attachment. Possible Vote.
  • Brown to discuss electrical bid for the storage building. Possible Vote.
  • Brown to discuss prices for hanging heater and insulation for the storage                                         building.       Possible Vote.
  • BILL NO. 17-12 — An Ordinance Amending the Municipal Code of the City of Billings, Missouri by Creating a New § 700.065 Regarding Non-Resident Surcharge for Water Service. First and Second Reading. Vote.
  • BILL NO. 17-13 — An Ordinance Amending the Municipal Code of the City of Billings, Missouri at Title III, Schedule I Speed Limits, Regarding John Street. First and Second Reading. Vote.    

 

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

  • Consent Agenda. Vote.

 

Review and approve the Minutes of the regular Session of December 21, 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 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 and approve the Library Report.

  • Board to review and accept the resignation of Mayor Hodges effective December 22, 2017                     at 2:00 P. M. Possible Vote.
  • Board to make nominations for a new President of the Board for the year of 2018.                               Possible Vote.
  • BILL NO. 18-01 — An Ordinance Amending the Budget for the Fiscal Year January 1, 2017           to December 31, 2017. First and Second Reading. Vote.
  • Representative for Fire Department to address the Board concerning a Railroad disaster. FYI.
  • Library will host 3rd Annual Chili Supper March 3rd from 5 to 8 p.m.   FYI
  • Does the Library have to have a business license as part of the city and also a not-for-profit? Vote.
  • Brown to approve appointment of Kerri Culver to Library Board for a two year term 2018-2020. Other appointments Jan Morrison one year term, treasurer; Ivy Maxwell one year term, secretary; Whitney Packwood, President. Possible Vote.
  • Brown to make appointments for liaisons as follows:   Board to approve appointments in aggregate. Possible Vote

 

Library                     Jessie Coker

Planning & Zoning                      

           Fair Board                                                          

  • Brown to make appointments for City Employees as follows:

 

Police Chief                                       David Taylor

Deputy City Clerk                            Chris M. Hopkins

Treasurer                                           Chris M. Hopkins

Animal Control Officer                   Keith Hilburn

General Labor                                  Keith Hilburn

Water & Wastewater Supt.             Randy Poindexter

Water Clerk                                      Gail Steinert

Receptionists Part-time                  Janice Bluebaum

General Labor Part-time                Donnie Batson

Building Code Enforcement P/T     Terry Danley

Ruth Haskins appointment to be by Ordinance in February.

Board to approve appointments in aggregate. Possible Vote.

  • Board to discuss employee raises for 2018. Possible Vote.
  • Taylor to discuss Williams has completed probation. Taylor recommends Williams be retained and given a raise of $.50 per hour.       Possible Vote.
  • Republic Services will be raising rates effective January 1, 2018 to $11.27 for residential cart and an additional $2.05 for extra cart. City needs to raise fees to customer to $12.00 for cart and to

 

$3.50 for extra cart. City’s old rates were $11.50 & $3.00. Board to approve the raise to customers. Possible Vote.

  • Hopkins to discuss prepayment to A.M. Pyrotechnics of $5,000.00 for the Fireworks show to be scheduled for June 30, 2018. Possible Vote.
  • Hopkins request permission to attend the GFOA Seminar in Columbia on February 28th.       Expenses would be $95.00 for seminar and mileage of $192.60. Possible Vote.
  • Economic Development Committee Would like to pursue artist concept for mural on wall of City Hall.       Possible business donations and use the balance of Capital Improvements Sales Tax. Vote.
  • Chief Taylor request a 20 MPH Ordinance and sign on Howcroft from Beverly to Pine St. Board to approve the Attorney to do an Ordinance for next meeting. Possible Vote.
  • Taylor and Harter to discuss changing the monthly amount for the reserve for the Police Car from $300.00 to $525.00 per month. Possible Vote.
  • Review and approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of December, 2017. Possible Vote.

 

 

President of the Board will ask for a motion to go into Closed Session Pursuant to Section 610.021(3) RSMo hiring, firing, disciplining employees.

 

Close the Meeting to the Public.

 

Reopen the Regular Session.

 

No further business.

 

Adjournment.

 

The Undersigned, Hereby Certifies That a True Copy of the Foregoing Agenda was posted at City Hall, Billings, Missouri on this the 16th day of January, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

 

________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

 

 

     

 

 

Draft Minutes December 21, 2017

0

Posted by chopkins | Posted in Board of Aldermen Minutes | Posted on 15-01-2018

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE

BILLINGS ALDERMEN MEETING OF THE

CITY OF BILLINGS, MISSOURI ON

DECEMBER 21, 2017 AT 7:00 P.M.

 

 

Present were: Mayor Michael Hodges, Attorney William Petrus, Chief David Taylor, Building Inspector Terry Danley, Water & Sewer Maint. Supt. Randy Poindexter, Water Clerk Gail Steinert, Treasurer Chris M. Hopkins, Laborer Keith Hilburn and City Clerk Ruth M. Haskins.

 

Citizens and guest present were: Cameron Schweiss with Archer-Elgin.

 

ROLL CALL.

Fender            Present

Huffman        Present

Brown             Present

Harter                        Present

Coker             Present

Woods            Present

 

Mayor asked everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC PARTICATION. None        

 

OLD BUSINESS.

  • Attorney had prepared Resolution 2017-03 for the Library. Motion made by Coker seconded by Huffman to accept the resolution. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • BILL NO. 17-10 An Ordinance for Establishing the Budget for the Fiscal Year January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2017. Motion made by Brown to have the First Reading of Bill No. 17-10 seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Mayor asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 17-10 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 17-10 by Title Only. Motion to accept the First Reading of Bill No. 17-10 by Title Only Made by Fender seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion to have the Second Reading of Bill No. 17-10 by Title Only made by Coker seconded by Brown. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 17-10 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 17-10 by Title Only. Motion to accept the Second Reading and for Final Passage Thereof, made by Fender seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Bill No. 17-10 is now Ordinance 17-10.
  • BILL NO. 17-11. An Ordinance Amending the Municipal Code of the City of Billings, Missouri at § 700.290 and § 700.300 Regarding Connection Fees For Water and Sewer. Motion to have the First Reading of Bill No. 17-11 made by Brown seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 17-11 by Title Only. Haskins read Bill No. 17-11 by Title Only. Motion to accept the First Reading of Bill No. 17-11 by Title Only made by Fender seconded by Woods. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Poindexter stated Meter size should read ¾ inch instead of ¼ inch. Motion to amend Bill No. 17-11 to correct pipe size made by Brown seconded by Harter. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion to have the Second Reading of Bill No. 17-11 by Title only as amended made by Coker seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Mayor asked the City Clerk to read Bill No. 17-11 by Title Only as amended. Haskins read Bill No. 17-11 as amended by Title Only. Motion to accept the Second Reading and for Final Passage Thereof, as amended made by Huffman seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.       Bill No. 17-11 in now Ordinance 17-11.
  • Poindexter received two more bids for the new furnace at the wastewater plant. Prices’ bid was $2,700.00: Down Home Heating was $1,950.00 and Jon Wayne was $1,650.00. Motion to accept Jon Wayne bid for $1,650.00 made by Brown seconded by Fender. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Poindexter received more bids for maintenance on the generators; A & J Power was $2,005.69; Cummins Sales was $1,334.00; and Norton Power systems was $1,180.00. Motion to have Norton do the maintenance on the generators for $1,180.00 made by Brown seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Officer Minnis has finished his probation, he was to get a raise of $.50 per hour back pay to date of probation. Motion to retain and raise pay made by Brown seconded by Harter. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Woods has not been able to get a back hoe attachment, found another trailer but was $100.00 higher with no spare tire and no rails. Keith get options for next month. Get quotes for new.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

  • Consent Agenda. Motion to approve the Consent Agenda made by Fender seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Mayor discussed the storage building at the wastewater plant. Have a bid for the electrical work from All-Phase Electric for $5,990.09. Hilburn stated the lab building has 220 power. Motion to postpone until next month for more bids made by Harter second Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Mayor discussed getting bids for hanging heaters and insulation for the storage building for next meeting. Motion to check prices made by Brown seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions. Motion to check on prices for insulation for the storage building made by Brown seconded by Coker. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Cameron discussed the bids received from the three companies bidding on the CIPP Project. After discussion, vote was taken on awarding the bid and giving Notice of Award. Motion made by Fender seconded by Coker to take the bid from Visu-Sewer of Missouri, LLC base bid of $270,815.00 and an Alternate Bid on C for $54,333.00. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Cameron discussed the extension to the west of water and sewer lines as the next project. The estimated cost for this project would be water $365,000.00 and sewer $130,000.00. Motion to go forward with this project made by Coker seconded by Huffman. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Board discuss changing Ordinance to charge water/sewer customers outside the city limits a higher fee. Motion to charge a non-resident fee surcharge of $6.00 per customer made by Brown seconded by Huffman effective January 1, 2018. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.
  • Board to approve the attorney do an Ordinance to change for a 20 MPH Speed Limit on John St. Motion to approve Attorney to draft an Ordinance to change the speed limit on John Street to 20 MPH made by Coker seconded by Harter.
  • Motion to approve payment of wages, expenses, bills statements and other expenditures for the month of November, 2017 made by Coker seconded by Harter. Voting “Aye” Woods, Fender, Brown, Coker, Harter and Huffman. Voting “Nay” None. No abstentions.

 

 

Mayor asked for a motion to go into Closed Session.

 

Motion made by Fender to go into Closed Session seconded by Huffman.

ROLL CALL VOTE.

Woods            Aye

Fender            Aye

Brown             Aye

Coker             Aye    

Harter                        Aye

Huffman        Aye

 

Attorney states a Closed Session is only for employee disciplining, not elected officials.

 

Motion to reopen the Regular Session made by Coker seconded by Harter.

ROLL CALL VOTE.

 

Woods            Aye

Fender            Aye

Brown             Aye

Coker             Aye

Harter                        Aye

Huffman        Aye

 

Reopen Regular Session.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

Mayor asked Keith Hilburn to address the Board. Hilburn stated he would like Randy to speak first.

Randy Poindexter addressed the Board concerning the way the Mayor has been treating the employees, especially the last year it has been very stressful. We are constantly getting bullied, belittled and threatened, here lately it has escalated to yelling and profane language. My job as the water and wastewater supervisor is to make sure the city has safe drinking water and the wastewater treatment plant is working properly. As Keith’s supervisor, he is directly under my direction. However, my authority has been undermined by the Mayor, occasionally there are times when we need to work overtime due to factors beyond our control. Lately, rather than get yelled at for having overtime, we have just been donating our time. Our vehicles are old and in need of repair, Randy informed the Mayor that his truck needed more repair and the Mayor told him to park it and use another vehicle. It has been getting worse and this makes for a bad working environment.

Keith and I work together as a team we can get more work accomplished than working separately. He would like for the rudeness to stop.

Coker asked about donating time, she does not work overtime at her job. When the Board talked about keeping the overtime down was an effort to lower the wages for the Budget. If there are emergency situations where overtime is required. Coker stated that cussing at employees is not to be tolerated.

Mayor asked Poindexter if there was any problems when you worked on McHenry St.

Poindexter answer no.

Mayor stated if they feel that they need to get rid of him, that is not a problem. Sometimes

he gets overly excited, that is the way it was where he had worked in the past.    

Gail Steinert addressed the Mayor, she was in the office when that happened and stated she was sorry, but you were extremely rude and you treat Randy like he doesn’t know his job

you second guess him all the time, then when you ask me if they understand what the Mayor wants done, Steinert stated that she thought they just need some respect and trust. Then the Mayor stated that he was not respected when he worked at Precision Stainless.

Steinert stated the Mayor purposefully do not talk to them with respect and that is seen on Monday morning. When the Mayor comes in at other times and asked where Randy and Keith are at the time, the Mayor yells and says they are not supposed to be doing that today. Mayor stated if he is not wanted here, he will leave. If he is voted out tonight it is not a problem for him. Fender stated, nothing can be voted on, this is not on the agenda.

Coker stated maybe both sides could sit down and work this out, has to have mutual respect. Brown stated the Mayor was elected by a vote of the citizens and is the CEO of the City and Brown stated that Randy is the foreman with one employee, Keith. If the Mayor comes along in the middle of the day and wants either one of the two to do something for him just do it. Brown does not condone the rage, swearing or yelling, however, when someone is a manager there is not enough time to explain why it needs to be done. Brown stated that Randy is stuck in the middle of this disagreement.

Keith Hilburn address the Board and stated he is thankful for his job and enjoys most of what he does. Hilburn has no problem digging out culverts or whatever, however when he asked the Mayor about doing anything else, the Mayor tells him he has to do what he tells him. Harter stated he appreciates his hard work. Brown asks how do the disagreements start. Hilburn states an example is when there is a rain event, and the plant needs to be looked after more than once a day. Hilburn and Randy take turns going to the plant and then both will have overtime on the same day and the Mayor does not like that.        

Woods asked if Keith felt like being put on the street was a punishment. Hilburn responded no he feels there is a need, when we flush hydrants you can tell by the way the water flows there is a need. Harter states it looks like to him they were being micro-managed.

 

No further business.

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                        _____________________________________

                                                                        Michael B. Hodges, Mayor

 

 

ATTEST

 

 

 

__________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk

Notice for Bids

0

Posted by chopkins | Posted in Notifications | Posted on 10-01-2018

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

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

 

                      PUBLIC NOTICE                             

January 10, 2018

 

 

The City of Billings will be accepting bids for:

 

 

Janitorial Services for Billings City Hall

Excavation Contractor

Electrical Contractor

 

Mail or deliver bids to City Hall, PO Box 207, 202 NE Highway 60, Billings,

MO 65610 in a sealed enveloped no later than 12:00p.m. February 12, 2018. Bid opening will be at 1:00p.m. February 12, 2018.

 

For more information call The Billings City Clerk at 417-744-258 or email:

cityclerk@billingsmo.com

 

Library Agenda Tuesday, January 9, 2018

0

Posted by chopkins | Posted in Agenda | Posted on 08-01-2018

BILLINGS CITY LIBRARY

AGENDA

January 9, 2018   6:30PM

LIBRARY BUILDING

251 NE US Hwy 60

Old business:

A.  Volunteers

B.   Chili Supper

C.   2018 Calendar

D.   Nominations for board appointments and new board member, possible vote.

 

New business:

A.    Reading of treasurer report and approval

B.    Reading and approval of minutes of December 12, 2017 meeting.

C.    2018 business license for $25.00, possible vote

D.    2018 renewal for food establishment permit for $50.00, possible vote

E.     Friends of the Billings City Library update

F.      Expenses spent and reimbursement for board member, possible vote

 

 

 

 

Prepared by Whitney Packwood

1/8/2018     12:09 p.m.

Municipal Court Cancelled January 4, 2018

0

Posted by chopkins | Posted in Notifications | Posted on 02-01-2018

City of Billings

 

Billings Municipal Court scheduled for

Thursday, January 4, 2018

has been cancelled.

 

Board of Aldermen Meeting December 21, 2017

0

Posted by chopkins | Posted in Agenda | Posted on 22-12-2017

 

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

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

 

 

 

AGENDA FOR THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE BILLINGS BOARD

OF ALDERMEN MEETING ON DECEMBER 21, 2017 AT 7:00 P.M.

IN THE BILLINGS CITY HALL.

 

ROLL CALL.

 

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

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

OLD BUSINESS.

  • Revised Resolution for the Library, Board to authorize Mayor to sign. Possible Vote.
  • BILL NO. 17-10.   An Ordinance for Establishing the Budget for the Fiscal Year January1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. First and Second Reading. Vote.
  • BILL NO. 17-11. An Ordinance Amending the Municipal Code of the City of Billings, Missouri at 88 700.290 and 700.300 Regarding Connection Fees for Water and Sewer.       First and Second Readings.       Possible Vote.
  • Poindexter received two more bids for replacing the furnace at the wastewater plant postponed from last meeting. Price’s bid was $2,700.00; Down Home Heating and Air is $1,950.00 and Jon Wayne Heating & Air is $1,650.00. Possible Vote.
  • Poindexter also received two more bids for maintenance of the generators postponed from the last meeting. A & J Power Systems, LLC was $2,005.69; Cummins Sales and Service is $1,334.00 and

 

Norton Power Systems is $1,180.00. Possible Vote.

  • Mayor stated Officer Minnis has completed his probation as of last meeting. The hiring committee promised a $.50 per hour raise, which needs to be prorated to the end date of his probation. Possible Vote.
  • Woods was to have more bids for a backhoe attachment, however Keith has been unable to find one that will work with the City’s tractor. Letter enclosed from Legacy Farm and Lawn.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS, MEMORIALS, PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

  • Consent Agenda. Vote.

 

Review and approve the Minutes of the Regular Session of November 16, 2017 of the Billings Board of Aldermen Meeting.

Review and approve the Minutes of the Closed Session of November 16, 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 Court Report.

Review and approve the Animal Control Report.

Review and approve the Street Department 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 Minutes of the Library Board Meeting.

  • Mayor to discuss bid for electrical work on storage building at wastewater plant. Bid enclosed. Possible Vote.
  • Mayor to discuss getting bids for hanging type heaters and insulation for the storage building at the wastewater plant for the next meeting. Possible Vote.
  • Archer-Elgin has requested approval from the Board on the bid for the CIPP project to the low bidder, Visu-Sewer of Missouri, LLC, base bid $270,815.00; Alternate B $91,216.00 and Alternate C $54,333.00. Notice of Award to be approved by Board and Archer-Elgin will notify the bidder.       Other bids were Insituform Tech., LLC base bid $273,169.30; Alternate B $78,877.30 and Alternate C $55,345.00 and SAK Construction, LLC base bid $303,557.00; Alternate B $78,449.00 and Alternate C $55,651.25. Vote on awarding bid and giving Notice of Award.
  • Archer-Elgin sent estimated costs for West Water and Sewer extensions. Discuss approval to make this next project. Possible Vote.
  • Board discussion for changing Ordinance to charge water/sewer customers outside the city limits the Commercial Rates effective January 1, 2018. There will be 13 water customers on this rate and 1 sewer customer. The difference per month would be $5.29 for 2,000 gal.   Possible Vote.
  • Board approved changing speed limit on John St. to 20 MPH, have attorney do ordinance.           Possible Vote.
  • Review and approve payment of wages, expenses, bills, statements and other expenditures for the month of November, 2017. Possible Vote.

 

 

Mayor will ask for a motion to go into Closed Session Pursuant to Section 610.021(3) RSMo hiring, firing, disciplining employees.

 

Close the meeting to the Public.

 

Reopen the Regular Session.

 

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 19th day of December, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

_________________________________

Ruth M. Haskins, City Clerk