June 5, 2023 Town Board Minutes





Minutes June 5, 2023

Town of Augusta, Missouri

Dan Kemner Building


Trustees Present:

Joe Buchheit                   Chairman

Ellen Knoernschild         Treasurer

Laura Miller                   Clerk

Randal Oaks           Public Works

Rick Barton                    Secretary/Collector/Notary


Citizens Present: 18


Town Board meeting called to order at 7:00pm


  1. Minutes: May 1, 2023

1.1   Motion made by Rick Barton to accept the May 1, 2023 Minutes as presented.

1.2   Seconded by Ellen Knoernschild and approved.

  1. Treasurer’s Report: May 31, 2023

2.1   Motion made by Rick Barton to accept the Treasurer and Budget report for May 31, 2023 as presented.

2.2   Seconded by Randal Oaks and approved.

  1. Checks Report: 12036 – 12077

3.1   Motion made by Rick Barton to approve checks 12036 – 12077 as written.

3.2   Seconded by Laura Miller and approved.

  1. Collector’s Report:

4.1 Eff 5-15-23 $1.63 for April Collections

4.2 Ck 8691 $500 Conditional Use Permit Application at 5568 Main St for Bed and Breakfast.


  1. Public Works:

5.1   Update given by Randal Oaks on the Public meeting held to discuss Town Square improvements.

5.2   Plumber contacted to fix and repair restroom toilets.

5.3   Randal Oaks suggested sending a letter of thanks to Key Equipment for the outstanding job of street sweeping for the Plein Air event.

5.4   Town of Augusta received a check for $500 from Ashley Hesjedal to go toward the Town Square improvements and a Memorial for Robert “Bob” Hofer.

5.5   History Museum retaining wall completed.

5.6   Motion made by Rick Barton to allocate $2000 for erosion repair at Public & Fifth and Lower & Main St.

5.7   Seconded by Laura Miller and approved.

Committee Reports:

  1. Zoning and Planning:

6.1   Zoning Commission received a CK 8691 for a Conditional Use Permit at 5568 Main St to operate a Bed and Breakfast from Tom Conboy. Public Hearing was held and the recommendation from the Zoning Commission was to approve the application 2023-03.

6.2   Motion made by Rick Barton to approve Conditional Use Permit 2023-03 at 5568 Main St to operate a Bed and Breakfast in the Town of Augusta.

6.3   Seconded by Randal Oaks and approved.

6.4   Hostel and Kickstand situation still in process.

  1. Chamber of Commerce:

        7.1   September Harvest Festival preparations are underway as well as preparations for the Christmas Walk.

7.2   Chamber is meeting with New Melle and Defiance Chamber Association discussing helping with Tourism.

  1. Parks Committee: no report given
  2. Farm Report: no report given
  3. Museum Report:

10.1 Don Struckoff will host “Tell it Like it Was” on June 20, 2023 at History Museum.

10.2 Museum Garden planting completed by Town and Country.

10.3 Next meeting 6/8/23.

  1. Tree Committee Reports: no report given
  2. Open to Citizens:

12.1 Tim Kampen made a suggestion of utilizing the Ball Field for a Sunday Night Baseball. Joe Buchheit suggested forming a committee for this event.

12.2 Cemetery committee will begin removing dead trees and replacing them with Maple trees.

  1. Old Business:

13.1 Hoffman Family of Companies are hiring for several positions. Jobs can be found on In Need Augusta Missouri,

  1. New Business:

14.1 Introduce Bill for Animal Ordinance by St Charles County read 1st reading by Title Only.

14.2 Clerk assigned Bill 2023-09

14.3 Bill 2023-09 Animal Ordinance read 2nd time by Title Only.

14.4 Motion made by Rick Barton to accept Bill 2023-09 as Ordinance 2023-09.

14.5 Seconded by Randal Oaks and approved.

14.6 Discussion on possible moving of mail boxes at the Post Office. Moved to discuss at next meeting in July.

14.7 Gay Eskew report: “Best of Augusta” Photo Contest —  Winners from the Spring 2023 Contest are:  FIRST PLACE is Lisa Tucker of Augusta with her photo titled “Come Sit Among the Tulips” and RUNNER UP is Scott Knoche of Defiance with a photo titled “Off Season in the Bottoms.”  Lisa’s prize was donated by Quaint, Cozy & Quiet Airbnb for a $25 Gift Certificate to a participating Augusta business.  Scott’s prize was a $25 Gift Certificate to Halcyon Spa.  Thank you to all who submitted photos. Congratulations Lisa and Scott.


14.8 Town Square Illustration Concept for playground equipment, gazebo and walkway design presented by Randal Oaks and Don Simon of Hoffman Company reviewed and discussed. Phase 1 of this project in process.


  1. Meeting adjourned at 9:07pm. Next meeting 07/10/2023 at 7:00pm





Respectfully Submitted:


Richard J. Barton