August 14, 2017 Meeting

  • New bids for a 3 year contract for the Town bottom land of 178 acres are being accepted at the end of August with a decision in December.
  • The Board approved Cochran's recommendation of Karren Brock Construction, Inc. for 13 additional parking spaces at the Augusta Library.
  • ​This Saturday, 8/19, outside painting at the Harmonie Verien.
  • Fireworks permit in the works for the night of August 21.
  • Port-a-potties with hand sanitizer will be on the ballfield for the eclipse and by the Augusta Visitors' Center.
  • The Town will pay for supplies for those interested in any "Beautification Project."
  • Suggested itemized amounts for service contracts to include items like street striping and stop signs.  Discussed the possibility of stop signs on Locust by the school and at Jackson & Chestnut.
  • Rick Barton, Kathryn Frazier, and Gene Shaper will rotate by month to check phone messages and emails.
  • The Historic Preservation Committee is working toward COG certification.  The Board is receiving training via a DVD.
  • Directional signs are in place at the library, at the corner of Lower & Hackman, and by the Augusta Visitors' Center.  They add a service to our businesses and beauty to the Town.
  • Three bids have been received for work on flooring and painting at the Augusta Visitors' Center.  More discussion next month.
  • Three local historians, including Anita Mallinckrodt of Augusta, participated as "scholar contributors" at the Missouri Humanities Council meeting in July.  They discussed the "German Immigration Corridor research project.
  •  At the Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 17th, A. Mallinckrodt will provide an overview of the everyday life of the German immigrant. 

                  Picture of the new board coming soon!

June 5, 2017 Meeting

  • The Municipal Court's last court date in Augusta is June 29th.  St.Charles County is taking over.  Augusta will still receive revenue.
  • Economic Development Signage is 90% complete. General business signs will be in place until specific business signs are sold and purchased.
  • The Town Community picnic on July 1st will feature 1800's style children's games, trivia sheets, and brats & hamburgers.  Bring a side dish or dessert.
  • The Augusta Heritage Foundation is sponsoring a children's camp this summer with art, pottery, drama, music, etc.  It is limited to 40 kids.
  • "A Taste of Herbs in Foods" was the theme for the Museum Garden Party on June 4th. Special recognition goes to Marj Oaks for preparing the garden and to Dale Heining and Eric Heining for helping with the setup.
  • Grant application submitted for a bike path/sidewalk connecting the Town from Mt. Pleasant Winery to the Cultural Arts Center.
  • Katy Trail is now open after the flooding.  The levee by the Missouri River still is in need of repair.  The Farm Board is discussing options in regards to flood plain land rental. Crops were unable to be planted.
  • The County sprayed for mosquitoes on May 31st.
  •  The Elder Hostel/Road Scholars presentation was on the flooding of the rivers. Very timely, with 36 bicyclists in attendance.
  • An Ancestry Program is in the works for the Fall Festival.
  • Rental contract for the Augusta Visitor's Center given to JoAnn Milster for the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce.  Bids submitted for the AVC floors.
  •  Cochran Engineering is paving the extra parking lot for the library.
    Lamke Trenching and Excavating was approved for a $125,000 contract for the town sewer repair project.
  • ​Putting street costs in perspective, one block on Fifth Street would be around $125,000 for the street paving, curbs, drainage, and sidewalk.





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

September 11, 2017 Meeting

  • Library parking lot beginning this week.
  • Harvest Festival 9/15 - 9/17. Request for street closures for the parade approved.  Parade begins Saturday at 10 am.
  • On 9/16, the History Museum is hosting a pretend cookie-making class with the appropriate historical dress.
  • New stop sign approved at the southwest intersection of Locust and Public Streets by Augusta Elementary School.
  • The new directional "signs" or wine barrels are placed at the corners of Church and Hackman Streets in addition to Jackson and Locust Streets. 
  • Damage to the Katy Trail sign was determined to be $1020.  This will be deducted from the Water Street bill.
  • The dangers of oncoming cars when turning from the Jackson Street entrance onto Highway 94 was discussed.
  • A citizen asked about the tractor-trailer truck ordinance due to concerns about the hazards of trucks on the narrow streets of the Town.  Bob Hofer referred the question for resolution to the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce.
  • Discussion was held about the property boundary on the corner of Lower and High Streets.  It is 2 1/2 feet into the street right-of-way.
  • The Board members selected a floor sample for the Augusta Visitors' Center with a flooring cost approved at $8,675.   They also accepted Creative Paint's bid of $1,560 for interior painting on the AVC improvements.
  •  The 2017-18 Town of Augusta budget was approved.  (Copy in Library.)
  • The following tax rates for each $100 of assessed valuation were accepted:      general tax rate of 0.2008 per $100  and  lights tax rate of 0.1002 per $100.
  • The Town Directory will be printed soon by B & J Printing.  It will be mailed out to all Town residents. 


May 6, 2017 Meeting

  • Election results announced for the 3 two-year Town Board positions. Ellen Knoernschild and Kathryn Frazier were re-elected with Gene Schaper as a new member.  Duties were assigned to the various board members.
  • The Community Picnic is on July 1 at the Harmonie-Verien/American Legion Hall.  The Loehning German band from Herman is performing.  Up to $2,000 approved for picnic expenses.  
  • The Economic & Development Committee will be placing directional signs at the Museum, the Library, the Visitor's Center, and on Church Street.
  • $7,500 approved for the Library parking lot.
  • $2,000 approved for a Proposal for Professional Service by Cochran Engineering.
  • Jim Reed recommended Samuel Fischer to fill the vacancy on the Board of Adjustments.  He was nominated and approved for the position.
  • The History Museum was open the first Sunday in May.  Final plans for the June 4th Garden Party will be discussed at the May meeting.  The 28 Augusta Elementary sixth graders toured the History Museum.
  •  Bob Hofer read the Arbor Day Proclamation.  The Tree Committee reported that Augusta Elementary fifth graders planted trees at the Library.
  • Additional items:  Municipal Court revenues are down.  Cars are speeding down Jackson Street (25 mph limit).

                                     Next Meeting   November 6, 2017  at  7 pm    


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

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

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

January 2                       February 6            March 6                                  April 3

May 1 (6:30 pm)              June 5         July 10 (2nd Mon)   August 14 (2nd Mon)

Sept. 11 (2nd M, 6:30)   October 2          November 6                    December 4

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS                    Gene Schaper  

TAX COLLECTOR & SECRETARY                    Rick Barton

CHAIRMAN                                                    Bob Hofer

TOWN CLERK                                                 Kathryn Frazier

TREASURER                                                  Ellen Knoernschild                                            


First Monday of the month           (exceptions in July and September)

NEXT MEETING:  November 6, 2017
                                7:00 pm

           Town Hall / Dan Kemner Building                on the Town Square


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


May 2017 - April 2018

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