March 1, 2021 Meeting Highlights

TOWN BUSINESS

  • Mowing bids at the April 5 meeting.
  • April 6, 2021 Town Board election ballot:  4 candidates signed up for 3 positions.  Candidate profiles will be in the April Boone Country Connection.
  • The first sidewalk grant is in review.  The second has been presented to the East-West Gateway Board.  Results are possible in April.
  • Trash still being put in the yard waste dumpster.
  • Flyers sent out to residents for the Spring Bulk Trash Pickup on Monday, April 12.
  • Kim Alsop is working on a replacement sign for the Town Park.
  • Business licenses are down since the Town lost around 5 businesses.
  • Bob Hofer received a letter from the mayor of St. Peters congratulating the Town of Augusta of the Hoffman Family and Companies’ aquisition of properties and wineries around Augusta.
  •  Hoffman Family Company update:  Purchased Montelle and Augusta Winery.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Collector:   -Collected $2,334.02, including $0.49 interest, for the Sur Tax.   -Collected $10 for a Sign Permit for Post Hospitality.
  • Public Works:  Visitor’s Center drawings for renovations to the building were presented.  Phase I was approved.
  • Zoning & Planning:  –Sign Permit request from Phillip Day of Post Hospitality at 5525 Walnut Street was approved.   -A statue with Lewis and Clark figures to be placed at Locust and Jackson Streets was presented to the Board for their review.  Since it’s a landscape structure, it does not require a permit.
  • Historian:  There is a YouTube channel called “Friends of Augusta.”
  • History Musuem:   -Meeting on 3/2 to discuss the new website.   -A donation of $700 will be used for the museum building fund extension.   -Working on an Augusta Historical Preservation survey.

CALENDAR EVENTS

  • April 6, Tuesday — Election to Vote for three Town Board member positions with four people on the ballot:   *Ellen Knoernschild, *Kathryn Frazier, *Joe Buchheit, and Laura Miller.  (* indicates an incumbent)
  • April 12,, Monday — Bulk Trash pickup for Town residents
  • April 16, Friday — St. Charles County Tourism meeting
  • April 22 – May 1 — The Plein Air Art Festival provides organized opportunities for registered artists to paint in the area to the final sales in Augusta on May 1.
  • May 8, Saturday — Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs and cats (call 636-239-2745 for information).
  • September 17-18 — Harvest Festival:  Friday is Swinging in the Vines; Saturday is Festival of the Streets

 

February 1, 2021 Meeting Highlights

TOWN BUSINESS

  • The April 6,2021, Election expenses were approved for the Town Board Trustees ballot.
  • Modified Town of Augusta 2021 Budget approved.
  • The railroad and utility tax was collected.
  • There is an 80/20 split for the sidewalk grant with the Town contributing the 20%.  More information coming from Cochran Engineering and East-West Gateway.
  • Directional Barrel repair is in progress.
  • The town attorney is working on an ordinance for a Post Office lease.
  • Business license renewal letters for 2021 have been sent out.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Building & Zoning:   –Land use permit issued to Building Solutions for a building upgrade at 5221 Water Street.   –Waiver issued for electric motor upgrade at 5496 Hackman Road.
  • History Museum:   –A Go Fund Me account was added to the Museum website to assist in raising funds for additional expenses to the building improvements.   –Historic items were donated to the Museum.   –The “Friends of Historic Augusta” YouTube channel is now operating.
  • Tree:  Augusta celebrates being a Tree City for 11 years.
  • Cemetery:  The request for a fence on Jackson Street by the Hoffmans was approved.

CALENDAR EVENTS

  • February 6, Saturday — The Big River Management Race for their Castle Cup Trail Race.
  • March 20, Saturday — The Harmonie Verein’s St. Patrick’s Dinner
  • April 6, Tuesday — Election to Vote for three Town Board member positions with four people on the ballot:   *Ellen Knoernschild, *Kathryn Frazier, *Joe Buchheit, and Laura Miller.  (* indicates an incumbent)
  • April 12,, Monday — Bulk Trash pickup for Town residents
  • April 16, Friday — St. Charles County Tourism meeting
  • April 21 – May 1 — The Plein Air Art Festival provides organized opportunities for registered artists to paint in the area to the final sales in Augusta on May 1.
  • May 8, Saturday — Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs and cats (call 636-239-2745 for information).
  • September 17-18 — Harvest Festival:  Friday is Swinging in the Vines; Saturday is Festival of the Streets

January 4, 2021 Meeting Highlights

  • The Town of Augusta has been recognized as a TREE CITY USA continuously for 11 years.
  • On February 6 the 2021 5K race will be running through the streets of Augusta.  Motion approved with contingency measures of insurance coverage, trash containers, sanitation units, and COVID19 compliance.
  • A Town Business License has been issued to Paul Kampman for Missouri Rhineland Tours LLC.
  • Public Works:  The sidewalk grant preliminary plan review was sent to MODOT.  The second grant was recommended to go to the next level for approval.
  • Farm Report:  The Town received $29,265 as the final payment for  the lease of the bottoms farmland from Hellebush Farm.
  • The Augusta Post Office 5 year lease is due to expire in September of 2021.
  • The Tourism meeting is scheduled for June 15, 2021.