July 6, 2020 Meeting Minutes HIghlights

  • ELECTION RESULTSRichard Barton and Bob Hofer were both re-elected to the Augusta Town Board.  All members continue with their same responsibilites.
  • St. Charles County certified the property tax rolls as of July 1, 2020.
  • Public Works:   —An additional $1,000 was approved from the original $1,000 for the right-of-way brush clean up and removal.  —Approved $3,000 for grant application.  —Approved up to $750 for PWSD repairs at Hackman and Lower.   —Approved $2,700 for a title search on seven Town of Augusta properties for the sidewalk grant.  —Approved street closure route maps for the Harvest Festival’s 5K run and parade, which was presented by  Ken Campbell.
  • Farm:  The Town received the first payment on the Bottom Land Farm contract.  It is up in August.
  • Cemetery:  The committee is still looking for a sexton.
  • Chamber:  —70 artists signed up for the September Plein Air.  —Meetings planned for the Christmas Walk (7/14), the GACC (7/20) and the St. Charles Tourism Board (7/17 at 1 pm at the Harmonie Verein) to receive input from the community of Augusta residents and business owners about their ideas on how to increase tourism.
  • The signage barrels adoption program by local businesses was very successful.  The Town Board approved spending of up to $40 per barrel per season for decorations.