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July 1, 2019 Meeting Minutes

  • Final stages of the Grant Proposal at East-West Gateway are being worked on.  A public meeting is scheduled on July 30 at Wentzville City Hall from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.
  • Public Works: A company is being sought to help Augusta with weed control and right-of-way brush control.  Two homes, Sandy Lauer's and Dave Klass', do not get sprayed for weeds, per the owners'request.
  • Farm Report:  Augusta farmland is still under water: no planting yet.
  • Historian Report:  Greg Nadler will be delivering plans for the Museum restrooms and storage closet on July 5th.  Museum is open to the public on the first Sunday of the month.
  • Harvest Festival on September 20-21.  Plans were shared by Trey Smith and Paul Ovaitt.
  • Cemetery Committee:  Jim Reed, as the new chair has the documents and information from Earl Mallinckrodt to conduct the Cemetery Commission.  He has received calls about ancestral lots bought by relatives in advance.

June 3, 2019 Minutes

  • Sidewalk grant with East-West Gateway approved.
  • Terry Heisler submitted a request for a Fireworks Permit for July 1.
  • Randall Oaks discussed the Town Picnic hosted by the Augusta Heritage Foundation on July 14.  He requested funds from the Town for the event.  Motion made and approved for $2,000 in assistance.
  • Paul Kampen presented plans for a Town beautification project.  A meeting will be held on June 22.
  • The next Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce meeting is on June 10.
  • The Town Board is reviewing changes to the All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) ordinance.
  • St. Charles County Building Permits and Code Enforcement contract is still being worked on.
  • Karen Parrish requested information to change 5557 Walnut Street to residential.  Cranberry Cottage will be closing.  The contact person is Jim Reed, head of the Zoning Commission.
  • Farm Report -- Planting has been postponed due to flooding.
  • Kathryn Frazier gave a Historian Report, Museum Report, and the Historical Preservation Report.

TOWN  BOARD  TRUSTEES

​May 2019 - April 2020

August 4, 2019 Meeting Minutes

  • Economic Development presented 7 different banner designs for the poles on Walnut Street. Approved $4,500 to produce the vinyl 30" x 60" banners. Ameren UE will hang the banners as a courtesy for the Town.
  • Harvest Festival is coming up on September 20-21. More details on Facebook. The parade route is being finalized.  Augusta Community Picnic at the Legion had a good turnout.  The Texas Giants played.
  • Public Works Report:  Pothole asphalt patching is approved for up to $4,500. Right-of-way and hazardous conditions clean up is approved for up to $2,500. No Parking signs needed on Jackson Street. Survey the property line for a tree on the border of the Town Park and Mt. Pleasant's property. Check for rain leakage in the library gutters. Kim Alsop will submit an estimate to replace the Town Park sign.
  • Additional concerns: Contact MODOT about a speeding sign in Town.  Spraying by Town & Country needs to be monitored. Sandy Lowry showed pictures of children driving ATVs. Missouri law requires operators to have a valid driving license.  Vern Massman had concerns about poor drainage, gutters leaking, and worms on the Post Office floor. Complaints voiced about skunks and raccoons in Town. 
  • Zoning Report:  Ann Struckoff obtained a land use permit and reported that the Town phone mailbox was full.  5368 Hackman Road requested a permit to add a bedroom. The Board of Adjustments needs a fifth member.
  • Farm Report:  Water is going down slowly. Farms may need help with the loss of business / crops due to flooding.
  • Historian Report: Kathryn Frazier and a college community service volunteer inventoried Anita Mallinckrodt's books to sell. Bernice Kemner's presentation Sunday was about growing up in the bottoms.  Greg Nadler submitted plans for the History Museum addition.
  • Tom Whalen was issued a fireworks permit for November 7th.
  • The library lease is up in November. Mark Piontek is advising a 5 year lease rather than the 10 year lease we currently have. 
  • Discussed ways to increase Town revenue Special meeting beforehand on September 9th at 6:45 pm to go over the Budget, including police patrols in Town.

TOWN BOARD

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS                    Gene Schaper  

TAX COLLECTOR & SECRETARY                    Rick Barton

CHAIRMAN                                                    Bob Hofer

TOWN CLERK                                                 Kathryn Frazier

TREASURER                                                  Ellen Knoernschild                                            






     






MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

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

                    Next Meeting:   September 92019  at  7:00 pm                     

TOWN BOARD EVENTS

May 6, 2019 Minutes

  • Election results presented in a special meeting.  Ellen Knoernschild and Kathryn Frazier were elected.  Gene Schaper was nominated and approved for the vacant position.  Members will continue with the same positions on the Town Board.   
  • RECOGNITION OF TOWN MEMBERS & PROJECTS:  Paul Kemner recognized for the 2019 program series titled "Don't Let the Flame Go Out."  St. Charles County presented him with their Legacy Award. Ellen Knoernschild recognized for her leadership in submitting and receiving the 10th Annual Augusta Tree City Award.   
  • Augusta received a Tree Grant Proposal for the purchase of additional trees for the Town parks and a detailed report on the Augusta trees' health status.  The 2019 Arbor Day proclamation was read.
  • Economic Development & Planning Committee is researching and designing multiple banners for Walnut and Jackson Streets.
  • Plein Air 2019 was a success!
  • St. Charles County Building Permit & Code Enforcement guidelines had no objections from the Town lawyer, Mark Piontek.  The Town needs to supply a letter and specific ordinances.  There are concerns about how these updated codes will impact Augusta historic properties.
  • Cochran Engineering street plans' budget is $20,000 - $200,000. The Town currently budgets $35,000 - $50,000 for annual road patching.
  • Ken Campbell will be contracted to maintain Augusta gardens.
  • Farm report indicated that the ground was still under water due to rain and flooding.  Crops are not yet planted.
  • Sandy Lowry brought up a concern regarding young children driving golf carts on the streets in Augusta.  The ordinances regarding ATVs, golf carts, and recreational vehicles will be re-examined.
  • Robert Kinkel asked how St. Charles County determines the real estate assessment.  The county will be contacted to find out where they are getting their comps. 

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



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2019  TOWN  BOARD  MEETING SCHEDULE

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

January 7                  February 11 (2nd Mon)    March 4                          April 1

May 6 (6:30 pm)                  June 3                        July 1                        August 5

Sept. 9 (2nd Mon)             October 7              November 4             December 2

2018 MONTHLY MEETING HIGHLIGHTS continued

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

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

NEXT MEETING:  September 9, 2019
                                   7:00 pm

           Town Hall / Dan Kemner Building                on the Town Square
            

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