November 4, 2019 Minutes


September 9, 2019 Minutes

  • The 2019-2020 Town Budget approved.  Ordinance presented in October.
  • Tax rates, for $100 of assessed evaluation, are approved for 2019-20:  General Tax Rate of 0.1949/$100  and Lights Tax Rate of 0.0973/$100
  • Chamber (GACC) news:  Harvest Festival on September 21 - 22 is on schedule.  Christmas Walk handouts are being put together.  Luminary party is on November 19.  Street closures and No Parking signs accepted for the Christmas  Walk.  Motion approved to pay for 2 shuttles at $500 for the Christmas Walk.  Chamber is searching for a marketing salesperson.
  • Santa's elves are installing the Town Christmas lights to various Town buildings.  Up to $2,000 for decorating has been approved.
  • Economic Development:  Seven banners promoting the Town of Augusta to be installed by Ameren UE on Walnut and Jackson Streets before September 21. 
  • Farm Report:  Wet conditions are delaying any planting.  Small creek levee needs repair; the Town will supply the rock.
  • Historian report:  Kathryn Frazier is receiving 4 pieces of furniture from Michigan that were build in Augusta circa 1865.
  • History Museum:  Kathryn Frazier presented the drawing depicting the new addition to the Museum.  It is open the first Sunday of the month from 1-4 pm.
  • Public Works:  Bob Hofer and Gene Schaper are putting together a pot hole map of the streets in Town.  A stop sign to be located on Locust Street by Augusta Elementary School was discussed.  Basketball court repair will be placed on the agenda. An addition of $500 was made to the estimate AAA Tree service provided for the right-of-way clean up. 
  • Ordinance 02-05 about ATV use is still in process.
  • Eleven skunks have been successfully trapped and relocated.
  • Zoning Board:  Jim Reed suggested to the Board to appoint Steve Windish to the Board of Adjustments; others appointed were Randal Oaks until 2020, Carol Marvel until 2022, and John Krakowski until 2022.  Ken Campbell was added as an alternate.  Land Use Permit issued to Michael Gavin on Hackman Road.
  • KIDS' 'BEST OF AUGUSTA" PHOTO CONTEST deadline is September 30.  Augusta Elementary is participating with the supervision of the art teacher. 


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

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​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.

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Sept. 14 (2nd Mon)           October 5              November 2             December 7


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October 7, 2019 Minutes

  • The Town Budget for 2019-20 was read and approved.
  • Sidewalk grant was approved for Augusta by East-West Gateway.  
  • Chamber Report:  Harvest Festival was successful.  Luminary Partyis November 19.  Town decorating is November 24.  The Chamber meeting is moving to the third Monday of the month.   Plein Air is April 22 - May 3, 2020.  Website updates are in progress.
  • Gene Shaper resigned as a trustee from the Town Board.  Position is open.
  • Pothole patching for October/November is in process.
  • St. Charles County Code Enforcement has been finalized and sent out to Town Residents.
  • The Town Park will have its erosion damage repaired.   Bill Harrison submitted a $3,000 bid which was accepted and approved.
  • The Curb Cut and Town Right of Way ordinance review is in process.  An update on the revision of Ordinance 02-08 concerning All Terrain Vehicleswas given.
  • Discussed the renewal of the Library lease.
  • ​Reports:  The historian reports that the 2019 paperwork for the state of Missouri is due at the end of November.  The Museum will be closed until the Christmas Walk in December.  It is usually open the first Sunday of the month.  The 1860's furniture made in Augusta will be arriving soon to the Museum from Michigan.  The Economic Development pole banners have been positioned at various places around Town.  The Photo Contest and Website reports by Gay Eskew were read by Rick Barton.
  • Alan Frazier via Kathryn Frazier has asked that the Town of Augusta purchase the Wine Hall to make into a Wine Museum.  The Town will research its legality in case this purchase could happen.
  • The break on the Creek Levee down on the bottoms was discussed.  Looking into options for the basketball court repair.
  • Resident Concerns:  No parking areas and missing signs on Main Street were brought to the Board's attention.  Robert Kenkel expressed concerns over emails for the property at 535 Hackman Road.   

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS                    open  

TAX COLLECTOR & SECRETARY                    Rick Barton

CHAIRMAN                                                    Bob Hofer

TOWN CLERK                                                 Kathryn Frazier

TREASURER                                                   Ellen Knoernschild                                            


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NEXT MEETING: February 3, 2020
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