January 6, 2020 Minutes

  • ​The “Best of Augusta” Photo Contest winners are Wyatt Gibbs of Foristell, MO with “The Autumn that Forgot to Fall,” and Marilyn Kluesner of Marthasville, MO with “Katy Trail Relic.”   Wyatt’s  prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to Stone Ledge Antiques.  Marilyn’s prize of a $25.00 gift certificate is from Gallery Augusta. Congratulations!
  • Chamber:  Four events, possibly five, scheduled in 2020:  Plein Air, AVA Birthday Party in June, Harvest Festival, and Christmas Walk. Possible Halloween Masquerade Ball with Heritage Foundation in October.
  • Resolution passed for the Election Ballot to read that two 2-year terms will be voted on with all of the associated costs. Sign up at the Library by January 21.
  • Farm Report:  Received the second farm contract payment of $29,500.  Farm contract is due in 2020.
  • Museum:  Good showing at the Christmas Walk. Four new people expressed interest in becoming members. David Stone shared information with Kathryn Frazier about the Bigelow family in Augusta.
  • Motion made and approved to move the portable toilet to the West side of Ferry Street between Walnut and Chestnut.
  • Public Works:  Still working on NO Parking and STOP signs. The Post Office gutter has been repaired.  Trei Irwin received $625 for removing leaves.
  • Need to prepare an ordinance for MODOT since they handle the distribution of funds and approvals.
  • Receiver $10 cash for a sign permit at Harmonie Verein.

December 2, 2019 Minutes

  • Augusta Library lease agreement has been signed and returned.
  • Two Board trustee positions are open for the election on April 7, 2020. Sign up for these positions at the Augusta Library from 12/17/19 to 01/21/20.
  • Public Works:  Pot hole patching is in progress.  Trey Irwin will clean the leaves at the Town Square. The erosion problem is on hold since the ground is too wet. The Post Office gutter which was damaged by high winds needs to be fixed. The sidewalk grant is in progress. Street sweeping expenditure of $500.00 approved for the Christmas Walk.
  • Museum Report:  Ellen Knoernschild is nominated for the “Don’t Let the Flame Go Out” legacy award. Mary Robertson, principal of Augusta Elementary, has also been nominated for the Legacy Award from the education aspect. Plans for the Museum addition are in progress. Museum is open December 6th and 13th for the Christmas Walk.
  • Chamber of Commerce:  Preparing for the Dec. 6 + 13 Christmas Walk.
  • Other committees:  Cemetery Committee sold 3 lots. The Tree Committee’s annual application is ready to mail.  Farm Report:  The ground is too wet for planting.  Historian Report:  Annual form submitted to the State of Missouri. The Augusta furniture found in Michigan is delivered and in the Town Hall.
  • Land Use Permits for $50 each have been filed for 6865 Augusta Bottom Road and for building demolition at 130 Church Street.
  • Fireworks permit approved for Benny Moseley to shoot a cannon on New Year’s Eve. Notices of Fireworks permits will be posted on the bulletin board outside of the Town Hall on Walnut Street.  A complaint was received about the Fireworks in November set off for a wedding at Mt. Pleasant in the Town Park.  A fireworks permit was issued.
  • A better location is being researched for the portable toilet at the Visitor’s Center; a complaint was received.
  • Robert Kenkel and Penelope Woodhouse expressed concerns about the St. Charles County smoking policy.

November 4, 2019 Minutes

  • ​The Kids’ “Best of Augusta” Photo Contest winners are Alyson Paule of Augusta, MO with “Endless Grapeablities”; Ryleigh Rehmeier of Augusta, MO with “Sunset on Water”; and Sunny Null of Augusta, MO with “A Child’s Eye View.”   First prize to Alyson is a $20.00 gift certificate to Kate’s Coffee.  Ryleigh received a $25.00 gift certificate to any Augusta business from the Town Board, Sunny’s prize is 4 all day bike rentals from Katy Bike Rental. Congratulations!
  • One prize from the Augusta Elementary dinner-auction was naming rights for a Town Street sign.  Jodi Howell reported that $21,500 was raised.
  • Chamber:  Christmas Walk is the 1st and 2nd Fridays in December. The Scavenger Hunt theme is based on the Christmas Carol book. Looking for sponsorships from businesses. Plein Air registration is now open.
  • Town & Country snow removal bid was accepted and approved for 2 inches or more of snow at $65/hour with 21cents/pound for salt and chemicals.
  • Public Works:  Pothole repair work in progress. Waiting for a letter from East-West Gateway to give the Town a timeline for future sidewalk repairs.
  • Historian Report Furniture made in Augusta (a bed, 2 chairs, and a rocking chair will be delivered Saturday and stored in the Town Hall.
  • Other Committees:  Museum:  Ellen Knoernschild nominated for Legacy Award.  Museum closed until Christmas Walk.  Cemetery:  Discussed responsibility for headstones and their maintenance. Meeting dates posted at Gallery Augusta.
  • Board of Adjustments met about a request to divide 5.3 acres into 2 lots.  It was denied because the agricultural zoning is 3 acres.
  • Land Use permits:  $50.00 each at 225 Augusta Village Place and at 5518 High St.
  • ATV ordinance is in compliance with St. Charles County. Call County police with concerns.
  • Library contract lease approved and made an ordinance.
  • Checks for cleaning will no longer go to a third party.  Kathryn Frazier was reimbursed by check for paying the cleaning lady.
  • Robert Kenkel, managing member at 525 Hackmann Road, apologized for