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TOWN OF AUGUSTA, MO

October 1, 2018 Meeting

  • The General Tax Rate of 0.2048 per $100 of assessed valuation and the Lights Tax Rate of 0.1022 per $100 of assessed valuation were approved.
  • The Town budget for 2018-19 was approved.
  • The Zoning Commission approved a Conditional Use permit for a Bed & Breakfast on Hackman Road across from Augusta Village Place.  Geoff and Angela Lockett presented their intent with diagrams and photos of the B & B plan. Discussion by residents followed. The Locketts then gave a closing statement.  The Town Board unanimously voted NO:  the Zoning Commission recommendation of a Conditional Use Permit DID NOT PASS.
  • The St. Charles County Building Contract update from Jared Aggee, the contact in regards to the County building codes.  Bob Hofer read a letter from the Town's legal counsel regarding the review of Town Ordinances.  Discussion followed with questions, comments, and complaints. 
  • Another Zoning update on the Cell Phone Conditional Use Permit for property in the Town.  It was NOT APPROVED by St. Charles  County.
  • GACC report:  Harvest Festival went very well.  The Christmas Walk plans are going well.  

August 6, 2018 Meeting

  • Minor sidewalk and street repair authorization was given to Gene Schaper since the Town of Augusta has authority over sidewalks.  St. Charles County designates occupancy in a commercial space.
  • Plan to prioritize street repairs and/or replacement is included in the maintenance contract with Cochran Engineering.  A grant has been submitted.
  • The Town Board supports the Augusta Bottom Causeway through Warren County.  They are pursuing a grant for the project.
  • Warren County is responsible for the upkeep of the road and weed control on the Augusta Bottom Road.
  • Town Budget discussed.  Voting on its approval at the 9/10 meeting.
  • The Boone Duden Heritage sign will be located at Walnut and Ferry Streets on the Town Square.
  • Story Book Walk plan, including pictures and information, was presented by Shawna Wheeler in conjunction with the Augusta Library.  She asked for permission to use Town property around and behind the library as well as an estimated $2,000 to help with the funding for the installation.
  • Bob Hofer made a motion to nominate Brenda Ford to replace Robert Knoernschild on the Cemetery Committee.  Approved.
  • Reports:  Chamber of Commerce - JoAnn Milster working on the Harvest Festival (9/21-9/23).  Volunteers needed for the Christmas Walk.     Historian - Anita Mallinckrodt wrote an article about various Augusta artifacts. It's in a pamphlet and in the St. Charles County History Book.  Museum - Open 2 - 4 on the first Sunday of each month. 
  • Additional meeting items:  (1) Question asked about the requirements for a B&B.  Zoning Commissioner referred the Hackman Road owners to St. Charles County and the Town website.    (2) The Town Board is waiting for legal counsel to review contracts and ordinances to grant permits.   (3) Joe Bucheit is redoing the sidewalk at Jackson and Chestnut Streets.   (4) Paul Kemner asked to find someone to salvage the the level loader that has been sitting at the ballfield for around 20 years.      

TOWN BOARD EVENTS

RESIDENTS'  INFORMATION      

Communities Working Together  --->   Warren and St. Charles Counties   Augusta and City of Washington

Augusta Bottom Road Dedicated  ---->  New Safety Rails installed 



July 2, 2018 Meeting

  • Fireworks approved for July 3rd at the ballfield.
  • Chamber plans for the Harvest Festival, Christmas Walk, and 2019 Plein Air are in progress and going well.
  • Seasonal decorations on the business signs are being changed.
  • Boone Duden historical sign placement is in its final stages.  Contact Penny Pitman for details.
  • Leases & Contracts:  Mosquito contract is scheduled for approval in August.  The Augusta Visitor's Center lease is coming up for renewal.  The Town needs to get the St. Charles County Sheriff's contract.
  • The Town Museum open house on June 2nd was successful!
  • The Town Board and Zoning Commissioner are reviewing the Augusta ordinances and amendments.
  • Town Maintenance:  Pothole on High Street has been repaired.  Looking into "No Parking" signs by the Augusta Winery.
  • Discussion held on licensed vs. unlicensed electricians, plumbers, and HVAC technicians according to the St. Charles County building codes.
  • Bob Hofer met with Linda Olsen to discuss Emergency Management Plans with SEMA for revision and updates. 

                  Picture of the new board coming soon!

TOWN  RESIDENTS

INFLUENCE TOWN DECISIONS               *VOLUNTEER*               BUILD UP AUGUSTA

TOWN  BOARD  TRUSTEES

​May 2018 - April 2019

 *VOLUNTEER*             11/18/19 Town Square Decoration 1 pm and 1/20/19 de-decorating 1 pm.

*Influence*​            Talk with your elected Town Board trustees.  What would you like for the Town?

*Build up Augusta*    Augusta Christmas House Decorating Contest (Entries due Dec 4. See flyer.)

   ---  Christmas Walk Fridays (Dec 7 & 14)  and 1st Saturday (Dec 8)    How can you help?   ---                                               

                                                                           



                                                                    

2018  TOWN  BOARD  MEETING SCHEDULE

First  Monday  Dates  7:00 pm  (unless noted otherwise)

January 8 (2nd Mon)         February 5                March 5                         April 2  

May 7 (6:30 pm)                  June 4                        July 2                        August 6

Sept. 10 (2nd Mon)           October 1              November 5             December 3

2018 MONTHLY MEETING HIGHLIGHTS continued

The complete and official Town Board Meeting minutes may be found in the Augusta Library.

TOWN BOARD

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS                    Gene Schaper  

TAX COLLECTOR & SECRETARY                    Rick Barton

CHAIRMAN                                                    Bob Hofer

TOWN CLERK                                                 Kathryn Frazier

TREASURER                                                  Ellen Knoernschild                                            






     






TOWN BOARD MEETINGS
First Monday of the month           (exceptions in January and September)

NEXT MEETING:  December 3, 2018
                                7:00 pm

           Town Hall / Dan Kemner Building                on the Town Square
            

November 5, 2018 Meeting

  • Christmas Walk is on December 7th & 14th from 5 - 9 pm; additional events are on Saturday, December 8th. The Town approved sponsoring shuttles  at the Christmas Walk for up to $1500. The 2018 featured Augusta Limited edition ornament is Centennial Farm.
  • Luminary Set-up on Tuesday, November 13th at 7 pm.  Help decorate the Town Square on Sunday, November 18th at 1 pm.
  • For questions, the Chamber's website administrator is Perry Jacobs.
  • Work Projects:  Putting up the Town Christmas lights was approved for up to $2,000 on the bid from Rottler. Received a bid to remove a pine tree on the corner of Walnut and Ferry for $400 up to $600 from AAA Tree Service. Discussed adding on a handicap structure for bathrooms and storage to the back of the History Museum.  Snow removal contract approved by Town & Country Nursery for $65/hr and 21 cents/lb for salt and ice melt.  It is the same price as last year.  Augusta received a grant for trees from the Tree City organization.
  • The winners of the Kids' "Best of Augusta" Photo Contest were Eleanor Bayless (1st place with "Water is Nature's Nourishment") and Della Lorch (Runner Up with "Purple Breeze").  Prizes respectively were from Kate's Coffee and Katy Bike Rental/Augusta.  Discussed sponsoring only two photo contests next year.
  • Need to replace 2 board members:  Sam Fischer on the Board of Adjustments and Earl Mallinckrodt as Cemetery Committee Chairman.
  • Building permit contacts:  Jared Aggee in St. Charles, Mike Hurlbut is a resource person on Economic Development, and the One-Stop Development Assistant for St. Charles County.  August 2017 brought change to the building codes.  New business owners want to find solutions concerning variances on historic structures.
  • Past work on Augusta ordinances need to be addressed. Updates to the Comprehensive Strategic Plan need to be revisited.
  • Economic Development signage has 4 new barrels almost ready to place at Public & Main, Ebenezer Church, Silly Goose, and Jackson & Main.

MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

The complete and official Town Board Meeting minutes may be found in the Augusta Library.

                                 Next Meeting:   December 32018  at  7 pm