May 2, 2022 Meeting Minutes Highlights

REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING  (Old & New Business; Open to Citizens)

New Business (Open to Citizens):

Emily Lochirco announced the Parks Committee will have their 1st meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at the Kemner Building at 7 pm.  The Committee is requesting Town input on repairs and improvements to the Town Park and Town Square.

Old Business:      none

Open to Citizens:       (under New Business)



Treasurer’s Report:

1.)Treasurer’s Report and check expenditures were approved.                                                                                                    2.)ARPA expenditures report submitted by Ellen Knoernschild.


1.)Eff 4-15-22: $6.92 for March Collections.                                                                                                                                    2.)Sign permit of $10.00 for Augusta PTO.                                                                                                                                      3.)Business Licenses submitted for Halcyon Spa ($50.00 for 2 @ $25.00).                                                                            4.)$1,000.00 Conditional Use Permit for 233 Jackson St. from Hoffman Companies.

Public Works:

1.)Dave Lorenz will take over Ken Campbell’s duties of general maintenance around Town at the rate of $25/hour.  2.)Patrick Makin to paint around Town and repair History Museum shutters and hardware.                                            3.)Bill 2022-04 approved as Ordinance 2022-04 for Bill Hampton Enterprises to provide Right of Way acquisition.

Farm Report:

1.)Re-bid needed for the Levee repair.                                                                                                                                              2.)Fields are still too wet for any farming or plowing.

Zoning & Planning

Discussion about re-zoning 233 Jackson Street from residential to commercial.  The ruling for the re-zoning request is on hold until the June 6 meeting.  To avoid fines, Sign Permits need to be submitted for the Clothing Store at 5573 Walnut Street, Cranberry Cottage at 5557 Walnut Street, 233 Jackson Street, and the Cabins at 210 Ferry Street by May 13, 2022.

History & Museum

1.)Plant Sale made $250 profit.                                                                                                                                                          2.)Museum meeting on May 10, 2022 at 6:30pm to discuss Museum repairs.

Chamber of Commerce:

1.)Visitor’s Center open on Fri – Sun from 10 am – 5 pm.                                                                                                              2.)Plein Air Art paintings sold for $107,784.                                                                                                                                    3.)Two Scholarships were also awarded from the Plein Air proceeds.

Other Committees:

Tree Committee:

1.)Town of Augusta celebrates 13 years as a Tree City.                                                                                                                  2.)Arbor Day Proclamation read by Ellen Knoernschild.


May 7, 2022                 Washington, MO Veterinary Clinic from noon – 1 pm at the Kemner Building

June 6, 2022                Next Town Board meeting at 7:00 pm in the Town Hall