Agenda 12/9/2020

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Moment of Silence
  4. Pledge of Allegiance
  5. Approval of the Agenda
  6. Guests
  7. Public Comments: Each speaker shall be limited to 3 minutes
    1. PERSONS WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE CITIZEN COMMENT PORTION OF THE MEETING SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT WILL BE READ INTO THE RECORD IN ORDER TO AFFORD LISTENERS A FULLER UNDERSTANDING AS TO THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS
    2. Members of the audience and those reading our minutes are reminded that the Board of Aldermen do not control or vouch for the accuracy or truthfulness of any statements made by those who participate in the citizen comment portion of our meeting.
  8. Minutes
    1. Waive the Reading of the Minutes
    2. Approval of the Minutes
      1. Special Board Meeting 11/17/20
      2. Board Meeting 11/18/20
      3. Special Board Meeting 12/2/20
    3. Approval of Closed Minutes
      1. Special Board Meeting 11/17/20
      2. Board Meeting 11/18/20
  9. Financials
    1. Bills for payment
    2. Operating Cash $
    3. Restricted $0.00
    4. Designated $0.00
    5. Total Payment $
    6. Financial Statement
    7. Check Register
    8. Transaction Register
    9. Tax Revenue
  10. Purchase Orders
  11. Unfinished Business
    1. SCEAP Grant Progress
    2. Parks Donation
    3. Budget FY 2021
    4. Business License Tax
  12. New Business
    1. Bill No. 729 Bank Accounts
  13. Reports
    1. Alliance Report
    2. Electric Report
    3. Fire Report
    4. Police Report
    5. Assistant City Clerk Report
    6. Mayor’s Report
  14. Closed Session Section 610.021 RSMo. Paragraph #1 Legal, #3 Personnel, #12 Negotiated Contracts and #13 Personnel Records
  15. Adjournment

1723 Bill No. 728 Refuse

An ordinance pertaining to public health, safety, and welfare; regulating storage, collection, transportation, processing, and disposal of solid waste and yard waste; providing for collection and disposal of solid waste and yard waste; providing a penalty for violation of the provisions of this ordinance; and repealing all ordinances in conflict.

Be it ordained by the Board of Aldermen  of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, the following:

SECTION 1: DEFINITIONS

For the purpose of this ordinance the following terms shall be deemed to have the meaning indicated below:

APPROVED INCINERATOR: any incinerator, which complies with all current regulations of the responsible local and state air pollution control agencies.

BULKY RUBBISH: non – putrescible solid wastes consisting of combustible and /or non-combustible waste materials from dwelling units, commercial, industrial, institutional, or agricultural establishments which are either too large or too heavy to be safely and conveniently loaded in solid waste transportation vehicles by solid waste collectors, with the equipment available therefore any item that exceeds 40 pounds in weight and/or is larger than four feet by five feet.

CITY: the City of Rich Hill, Missouri.

COLLECTION: removal of solid waste from its place of storage to the transportation vehicle.

COMMERCIAL USER: any person, firm, partnership, or corporation occupying any building or structure which is within the corporate limits of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, the principle use of which is engaging in commerce or trade, having financial profit as the primary aim.  Provided, however, that schools and churches shall be deemed as “commercial user”.

CONTRACTOR: solid waste collection company operating under contract with the City

DEMOLITION AND CONSTRUCTION WASTE: w materials from the construction or destruction of residential or commercial structures.

DIRECTOR: the Director of the solid waste management program of the City of Rich Hill shall be the Mayor, or his authorized representative.

DISPOSABLE SOLID WASTE CONTAINER: disposable plastic sacks or bags with a capacity not greater than 35 gallons which is specifically designed for storage of solid waste.

DWELLING UNIT: any room or group of rooms located within a structure, and forming a single habitable unit with facilities, which are used, or are intended to be used, for living, sleeping, cooking and eating.

GARBAGE: putrescible animal or vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, serving, or consumption of food.

HAZARDOUS WASTES: including but not limited to: pathological wastes, explosive wastes, pesticides, pesticide containers, toxic or radioactive materials.

MEDICAL PATHOLOGICAL WASTE: including, but not limited to, needles, syringes, sharp objects, or other materials that have made contact with blood or bodily fluids.

MULTIPLE HOUSING FACILITY: a housing facility containing more then one dwelling unit under one roof.

OCCUPANT: any person who, along or jointly or severally with others, shall be in actual possession of any dwelling unit of any other improved real property, either as owner or as a tenant.

OUTSIDE COMMERCIAL USER: any person, firm, partnership, or corporation occupying any building or structure which is outside the corporate limits of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, the principle use of which is engaging in commerce or trade, having financial profit as the primary aim.  Provided, however, that schools and churches shall be deemed as “commercial user”.

OUTSIDE RESIDENTAL USER: any person occupying any building or structure which is outside the corporate limits of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, the principle use is as a place of abode for any person or persons.

PERSON: any individual, partnership, firm, company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision, or organization of any kind, or their legal representative, agent or assigns.

PROCESSING: incinerating, composting, baling, shredding, salvaging, compacting and other processes whereby solid waste characteristics are modified or solid waste quantity is reduced.

REFUSE: solid waste.

RESIDENTIAL USER: any person occupying any building or structure, which is within the corporate limits of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri the principle use, is as a place of abode for any person or persons.

SOLID WASTE: unwanted or discarded waste materials in a solid or semi-solid state, including but not limited to garbage, ashes, street refuse, rubbish, dead animals, animal and agricultural wastes, yard wastes, discarded appliances, special waste, industrial wastes, and demolition and construction wastes.

(a) Commercial solid waste–solid waste resulting from the operation of any commercial, industrial, institutional or agricultural establishments, and multiple housing facilities with more than one (1) dwelling units.

(b) Residential solid waste– solid waste resulting from the maintenance and operation of dwelling units, excluding multiple housing facilities with more than one (1) dwelling units.

SOLID WASTE CONTAINER: receptacle used by any person to store solid waste during the interval between solid waste collections.

SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL: the process of discarding or getting rid of unwanted material. In particular the final disposition of solid waste by man.

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT: the entire solid waste systems of storage, collection, transportation, processing and disposal.

STORAGE: keeping, maintaining or storing solid waste from time of its production until the time of its collection.

TRANSPORATION: the transporting of solid waste from the place of collection or processing to a solid waste processing facility or solid waste disposal area.

YARD WASTE: brush, leaves, grass clippings, flowers, dirt, and rock

SECTION 2: SOLID WASTE STORAGE

SECTION 2.1: The occupant of every dwelling unit and of every institutional, commercial or business, industrial, or agricultural establishment producing solid waste within the corporate city limits of the City, shall provide, or shall be provided by the Contractor at the request of the City, , sufficient and adequate containers for the storage of all solid waste to serve each such dwelling unit and/or establishment, and to maintain such solid waste containers at all times in good repair.

SECTION 2.2: The occupant of every dwelling unit and of every institutional, commercial, industrial, agricultural or business establishment within the corporate limits of the City shall place all solid waste to be collected in proper solid waste containers, except as otherwise provided herein, and shall maintain such solid waste containers and the area surrounding them in a clean, neat sanitary condition at all times.

SECTION 2.3: Residential solid waste shall be stored in containers that meet the following specifications:

  • No less than  90 gallons in normal capacity.
  • Containers shall be leak proof, waterproof, and fitted with a fly tight lid.
  • Shall be properly covered at all times except when depositing waste therein or removing the contents thereof.
  • Shall have handles, basils or other suitable lifting devices or features.
  • Containers shall be of a type originally manufactured for residential solid waste, with tapered sides for easy emptying.
  • They shall be of lightweight and sturdy construction. The weight of any individual container and contents shall not exceed 75 pounds.
  • Galvanized metal containers, or rubber, fiberglass, or plastic containers, which do not become brittle in cold weather, may be used.
  • Disposal solid waste containers with suitable frames and containers as approved by the Director may also be used for storage of residential solid waste.
  • Any container that will allow bagged solid waste to be easily removed (loose solid waste will not be picked up).

SECTION 2.4: Solid waste containers with the following specifications will NOT be allowed for use:

  • Metal, 55 gallon barrels
  • Paper sacks or cardboard
  • Wheelbarrows or carts
  • Any container that can not be dumped into the truck by one man or not meeting the definitions in Section 2.3

SECTION 2.5: Commercial solid waste shall be stored in solid waste containers as approved by the Director. The containers shall be waterproof, leak proof and shall be covered at all times except when depositing waste therein or removing the contents thereof, and shall meet all requirements as set forth by Section 7.

SECTION 3: COLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE

SECTION 3.1: Except for services in connection with the collection and disposal of Demolition and Construction Waste as provided in Section 6 of this Ordinance, no person shall engage in the business of collecting, transporting, processing or disposing of any other type of solid waste within the corporate limits of the City.  Residents and any business, firm, partnership or corporation occupying or using any building or structure which is in the corporate limits of the City shall receive refuse pickup and disposal service or collection for solid waste other than Demolition and Construction Waste exclusively from the City as per rules and regulations of the Ordinance. The City may also provide services for the collection and removal of Demolition and Construction Waste, or the removal of such waste can be provided, at the customer’s expense, by a customer contracting with a third party who holds a Demolition and Construction Waste Permit issued in accordance with Section 6 of this Ordinance.   The City may also provide the collection services by the City contracting with a person, county, or other city or combination thereof, for the entire City or portions thereof, as deemed to be in the best interest of the City.

SECTION 3.2: All solid wastes from premises to which collection services are provided by the City or the Contractor, shall be collected, except bulky rubbish as defined herein; provided, however, bulky rubbish collections shall be subject to additional charges as hereinafter established in this ordinance.  All solid waste collected shall, upon being loaded into transportation equipment, become the property of the collection agency.

SECTION 3.4: Solid waste collectors, employed by the City or a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the City, are hereby authorized to enter upon private property for the purpose of collecting solid waste there from as required by this ordinance. Solid waste collectors shall not enter dwelling units or other residential buildings for the purpose of collecting residential solid waste. Commercial solid waste may be removed from within commercial establishments upon written request of the owner and approval of the Director.

  • All solid waste being set out for collection must be placed at the edge of the property, along the road, unless otherwise directed by the truck operator.  Solid waste containers and disposable solid waste containers not properly placed will not be picked up.

SECTION 3.5:The following collection frequencies shall apply to collections of solid waste within the City: All residential solid waste, other than bulky rubbish, shall be collected (at least once) weekly. At least seventy-two (72) hours shall intervene between collections. All commercial solid waste shall be collected (at least once) weekly, except otherwise permitted by the Director, and shall be collected at such lesser intervals as may be fixed by the Director or requested by the commercial establishment upon a determination that such lesser intervals are necessary for the prevention of the health and /or safety of the public.

SECTION 3.6: Residential solid waste containers shall be stored upon the residential premises. Commercial solid waste containers shall be stored upon private property, unless the owner shall have been granted written permission from the City to use public property for such purposes. The storage sight shall be well drained, free from loose debris and maintained; fully accessible to collection equipment, public health personnel and fire personnel.

SECTION 3.7: Solid waste collectors, employed by the City or a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the City, shall be responsible for the solid waste from the point of collection to the transportation vehicle provided the solid waste was stored in compliance with Sections 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, and 2.6 of this ordinance. Any spillage of blowing litter caused as a result of the duties of the solid waste collector shall be collected and placed in the transportation vehicle by the solid waste collector.

SECTION 3.8: It shall be the responsibility of the collector to inform the director of any known or suspected hazardous or toxic wastes prior to the collections of such wastes.

SECTION 4: TRANSPORTATION OF SOLID WASTE

SECTION 4.1: All transportation vehicles shall be maintained in a safe clean and sanitary condition, and shall be so constructed, maintained and operated as to prevent spillage of solid waste there from. All vehicles to be used for transportation of solid waste shall be constructed with watertight bodies and with covers which shall be an integral part of the vehicle or shall have a separate cover of suitable material with fasteners designed to secure all sides of the cover to the vehicle which shall be secured whenever the vehicle is transporting solid waste, or as an alternate, the entire body thereof shall be enclosed, with only loading hoppers exposed. No solid waste shall be transported in the loading hoppers.

SECTION 4.2: Permits shall not be required for the removal, hauling or disposal of earth and rock material from grading or excavation activities, however, all such material shall be conveyed in tight vehicles, trucks or receptacles, so constructed and maintained that none of the material being transported shall spill upon the public right of ways.

SECTION 4.3: Transportation and disposal of demolition and construction wastes shall be in accordance with applicable Section 5 and 6.

SECTION 5: DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE

SECTION 5.1: Solid wastes shall be deposited at a processing facility or disposal area approved by the City and complying with all requirements of the Missouri Division of Health and the Department of Natural Resources.

SECTION 5.2: The Director may classify certain wastes as hazardous wastes which will require special handling and shall be disposed of only in a manner acceptable to the Director and which will meet all local, State and Federal regulations.

SECTION 5.3: Medical pathological waste shall be disposed of in accordance with Missouri State Department of Health regulations in approved containers.

SECTION 6: DEMOLITION AND CONSTRUCTION WASTE PERMITS; INSPECTIONS

SECTION 6.1: A person may engage in the business of collecting, transporting, processing, or disposing of Demolition and Construction Wastes within the corporate limits of the City only if that Person first obtains a Demolition and Construction Waste Permit from the City in accordance with this Section.   If a Demolition and Construction Waste Permit is obtained, no further permit shall be required from employees of the holder of any such permit.

SECTION 6.2: No such Demolition and Construction Waste Permit shall be issued until and unless the applicant therefore, in addition to all other requirements set forth, shall file and maintain with the Director evidence of a satisfactory public liability insurance policy, covering all operations of such applicant pertaining to such business and all vehicles to be operated in the conduct thereof, in the amount  as listed in the City Fee Schedule. Should any such policy be canceled, the Director shall be notified of such cancellation by the insurance carrier in writing not less than ten (10) days prior to the effective date of such cancellation, and provisions to that effect shall be incorporated in such policy, which shall also place upon the company writing such policy the duty to give such notice.

SECTION 6.3: Each applicant for any such Demolition and Construction Waste Permit shall state in his application therefore; (a) the nature of the Demolition and Construction Waste  Permit desired, as to collect, transport, process, or dispose of Demolition and Construction Waste or any combination thereof; (b) the characteristics of the Demolition and Construction Waste to be collected, transported, processed, or disposed; c) the number of Demolition and Construction Waste transportation vehicles to be operated there under; (d) the precise location or locations of Demolition and Construction Waste processing or disposal facilities to be used and a copy of the state landfill  permit; (e) boundaries of the collection area; and (f) such other information as required by the Director.

SECTION 6.4: If the application shows that the applicant will collect, transport, process or dispose of Demolition and Construction Waste without hazard to the public health or damage to the environment and in conformity with the laws of the State of Missouri and this ordinance, the Director shall issue the Demolition and Construction Waste Permit authorized by this ordinance. The Demolition and Construction Waste Permit shall be issued for a period of one year and each applicant shall pay therefore a fee   as listed in the City Fee Schedule for each Demolition and Construction Waste processing or disposal facility to be operated and an additional  amount as listed in the City Fee Schedule for each transportation vehicle to be used.  If in the opinion of the Director, modifications can be made to the application regarding service, equipment, or mode of operation, so as to bring the application within the intent of this ordinance, the Director shall notify the applicant in writing setting forth the modification to be made and the time in which it shall be done.

SECTION 6.5: If the applicant does not make the modifications pursuant to the notice in 6.4 within the time limit specified therein, or if the application does not clearly show that the collection, transportation, processing or disposal of Demolition and Construction Waste will create no public health hazard or be without harmful effects on the environment, the application shall be denied and the applicant notified by the Director, in writing, stating the reason for such denial. Nothing in this section shall prejudice the right of the applicant to reapply after the rejection of his application provided that all aspects of the re-application comply with the provisions of this ordinance.

SECTION 6.6: The annual Demolition and Construction Waste Permit may be renewed simply upon payment of the fee or fees as designated herein if the business has not been modified and with the presentation of a current copy of the state landfill permit. If the modifications have been made, the applicant shall reapply for a Demolition and Construction Waste Permit as set forth in Sections 6.2 and 6.3.  No Demolition and Construction Permit authorized by this ordinance shall be transferable from person to person.

SECTION 6.7: In order to insure compliance with the laws of this State, this ordinance and the rules and regulations authorized herein, the Director is authorized to inspect all phases of solid waste management (including, but not limited, to both Demolition and Construction Waste and all other forms of solid waste) within the City of Rich Hill, Missouri.  No inspection shall be made in any residential unit unless authorized by the occupant or by due process of law. In all instances where such inspections reveal violation of this ordinance, the rules and regulations authorized herein for the storage, collection, transportation, processing or disposal of solid waste or the laws of the State of Missouri, the director shall issue notice for each such violation stating therein the violation or violations found, the time and date and the corrective measure to be taken, together with the time in which such corrections shall be made.

SECTION 6.8: In all cases, when the corrective measures have not been taken within the time specified, the Director shall suspend or revoke the Demolition and Construction Waste Permit or Demolition and Construction Waste Permits involved in the violation, however, in those cases where an extension of time will Demolition and Construction Waste Permit correction and there is no public health hazard created by the delay, one extension of time not to exceed the original time period may be given.

SECTION 6.9: Any person who feels aggrieved by any notice of violation, or order issued pursuant thereto of the Director may within ten (10) days of the act for which redress is sought appeal directly to the Board of Aldermen of Rich Hill, Missouri, in writing, setting forth in a concise statement the act of being appealed and the grounds for its reversal.

SECTION 6.10: All motor vehicles operating under any Demolition and Construction Waste Permit required by this ordinance shall display the number or numbers on each side in color, which contrasts with that of the vehicle, such numbers to be clearly legible and not less than 4″ high.  Each Demolition and Construction Waste Permit for processing or disposal facilities shall be prominently displayed at the facility.

SECTION 7: YARD WASTE

The City shall operate a yard waste disposal site  and may provide for the collection and disposal of residential yard waste, as determined and approved by the Board of Aldermen. 

SECTION 8: RULES AND REGULATIONS

The Director shall make, amend, revoke, and enforce reasonable and necessary rules and regulations, governing, but not limited to:

(a) Preparation, drainage and wrapping of garbage deposited in solid waste containers.

(b) Specifications for solid waste containers, including the type, composition, equipment, size and shape thereof.

(c) Identification of solid waste containers and of the covers thereof, and of equipment thereto appertaining, if any.

(d) Weight limitations on the combined weight of solid waste containers and the contents thereof, and the weight of solid waste bundles and their size limitations on bundles of solid waste too large for solid waste containers.

(e) Storage of solid waste in solid waste containers.

(f) Sanitation, maintenance, and replacement of solid waste containers.

(g) Schedule of and routes for collection and transportation of solid waste.

(h) Collection points of solid waste containers.

(i) Collection, transportation, processing, and disposal of solid waste.

(j) Processing facilities and fees for the use thereof.

(k) Disposal facilities and fee for the use thereof.

(l) Records of quantity and type of wastes received at processing and / or disposal facilities.

(m)Handling of special wastes such as toxic hazardous wastes, sludge, ashes, agriculture, construction, bulky items, tires, automobiles, oils, greases, etc.

The City Clerk or such other City official, who is responsible for preparing utility and other service charge billings for the City, is hereby authorized to make and promulgate reasonable and necessary rules and regulations for the billing and collection of solid waste collection and / or disposal service charges, as hereinafter provided for. A copy of any and all rules and regulations made and promulgated under the provisions hereof shall be filed in the office of the City Clerk of the City.

SECTION 9:  PROHIBITED PRACTICES

It shall be unlawful for any person to:

  • Deposit solid waste in any solid waste container other than his own, without the written consent of the owner of the container and / or with the intent of avoiding payment of the service charge hereinafter provided for solid waste collection and disposal,
  • interfere in any manner with solid waste collection and transportation equipment or with solid waste collectors in the lawful performance of their duties as such, whether such equipment or collectors shall be those of the City, or those of a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the City;
  • Burn solid waste unless an approved incinerator is provided or unless a variance has been obtained from the appropriate air pollution control agency;
  • Dispose of solid waste at any facility or location which is not approved by the City and the Missouri Division of Health;
  • Engage in the business of collecting, transporting, processing or disposing of solid waste within the corporate limits of the City without a permit from the City, or operate under an expired permit, or operate after a permit has been suspended or revoked.
  • Prohibited Solid Waste will include, but is not limited to:
  • Yard Waste (grass clippings, brush, flowers, etc.)
  • Tires
  • Concrete and rock
  • Waste oil
  • Appliances
  • Batteries
  • Unmarked metal or plastic containers (5-gallon buckets, 1-gallon cans, bottles, etc.)
  • Gasoline Cans or gasoline tanks
  • Any items that are not allowed in the solid waste processing facility.

SECTION 10: SERVICE CHARGES/ DEPOSITS

There is hereby imposed, for the collection and disposal of solid waste, and for the improvement of the general public health and environment, a service charge for each dwelling unit and each commercial establishment. 

  • Residential Users – All residential users shall pay a charge for refuse pickup and disposal to the City of Rich Hill, Missouri. The charge shall be billed by the City of Rich Hill and paid by such residential users with other utility charges.  This rate shall entitle the user to one pickup weekly and the fee is listed in the City Fee Schedule.

(b) Outside Residential Users – All outside residential users shall pay a deposit of 2 months billing before service can begin and then they will be charge for refuse pickup and disposal to the City of Rich Hill, Missouri.  The charge shall be billed by the City of Rich Hill and paid by such residential users with other utility charges.  This rate shall entitle the user to one pickup weekly and the fee is listed in the City Fee Schedule.

(c) Commercial Users – All commercial users shall pay a charge for refuse pickup and disposal to the City of Rich Hill, Missouri. The charge shall be billed by the City of Rich Hill and paid by such commercial users with other utility charges.  This rate shall entitle the user to one pickup weekly and the fee is listed in the City Fee Schedule.

(d) Outside Commercial Users – All outside commercial users shall pay a deposit of two months billing before services will begin and then they will be charge for refuse pickup and disposal to the City of Rich Hill, Missouri.  The charge shall be billed by the City of Rich Hill and paid by such commercial users with other utility charges.  This rate shall entitle the user to one pickup weekly and the fee is listed in the City Fee Schedule.

(e) If a residential or commercial user that gets one pickup per week requires the truck to run the hopper more than once there will be an additional charge, which can be found in the City Fee Schedule.

 (g) Dumpsters –  Upon making application at City Hall and paying a deposit of the monthly rate equal to the number of pickups per week and the size of dumpster, a commercial customer may acquire the use of a dumpster.  At such time the user requests removal of the dumpster, any balance due upon dumpster charges will be deducted from the deposit and the remainder of the deposit, if any, will be refunded to the customer.  All commercial users of a dumpster for refuse pickup and disposal shall pay a monthly charge to the City of Rich Hill, Missouri as shown in the City Fee Schedule.

      
      
      
      
      

Dumpsters will be provided  to commercial users so long as the Contractor has a dumpster available.

All dumpsters will be located to allow easy access by the refuse truck.  .  In situations where the customer repeatedly overfills the dumpster, arrangements must be made for a larger dumpster or for more frequent pickups.

 (h)  Customers requiring disposal of bulky rubbish or are required to purchase a bulky item ticket from City Hall prior to pick up and affix the ticket to the item in order for it to be picked up.   All deposits, fees, and regulations that are included in this ordinance are applicable.

(i)  Customers requiring disposal of garbage, including but not limited to commercial eating establishments may be required to apply for a dumpster at the discretion of the Director if the placement of the garbage for collection creates a public nuisance.

(j)

The system of services established by the provisions of this ordinance hereof is designed as an integral part of the City’s program of health and sanitation, to be operated as an adjunct to the City’s system for providing potable water and the City’s system for providing sewerage disposal. The City may enforce collection of such charges by bringing proper legal action against the occupant of any dwelling unit or owner of any commercial establishment to recover any sums due for such services plus a reasonable attorney’s fee to be fixed by the court, plus the costs of such action.

The service charge herein provided for is hereby imposed upon the occupant of each solid waste generating unit and the billing thereof shall be made to the person contracting for City water or for other water service or otherwise providing water service to each such dwelling unit. In the event the solid waste-generating unit is not serviced by City water, or in the absence of information that such person is neither the owner nor the tenant of such dwelling unit, in which event billing therefore shall be made to the owner. Service charges shall be payable to the department empowered to collect service charges imposed by the City.

SECTION 11: PENALTIES

Any person violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance or any lawful rules or regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, shall, upon conviction, punished by a fine of not less than $5.00 no more than $500.00; provided that each day’s violation thereof shall be a separate offense for the purpose hereof.

SECTION 12: BONDS

All persons obtaining permits to collect and transport solid waste to processing or disposal facilities shall provide adequate performance bonds in an amount to be established by the Board of Aldermen of Rich Hill, Missouri.

SECTION 13: REPEALS

All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

SECTION 14: SEVERABILITY CLAUSE

The provisions of this Ordinance are severable, and if any provisions or part thereof shall be held invalid or unconstitutional, or inapplicable to any person or circumstance, such invalidity, unconstitutionality, or inapplicability shall not affect or impair the remaining provisions of this Ordinance.

1st Reading  September 9, 2020

2nd Reading  September 9, 2020

This ordinance shall become effective upon the 9th day of September, 2020.

___________________________                              Ayes: Humble, Kassner, Tourtillott, Robb

Jason Rich, Mayor                                                      Nays:  None

ATTEST:

___________________________

Casey Crews, City Clerk

1709 Bill No. 712 Local Disaster Preparedness

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri (the “City”), desires to update the City’s existing ordinance that establishes and outlines the City’s preparation for and response to disasters.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1

For the purpose of this Ordinance, the following words and phrases shall have the meaning set forth below, unless the content requires otherwise:

            DIRECTOR:

            The director of the Rich Hill Emergency Management Division.   

DISASTERS:

Disasters which may result from terrorism, including bioterrorism, or from fire, wind, flood, earthquake, or other natural or man-made causes.

EMERGENCY:

Any state of emergency declared by proclamation by the Governor, or by resolution of the legislature, pursuant to Sections 44.010 to 44.130, RSMo., upon the actual occurrence of a natural or man-made disaster of major proportions within this State when the safety and welfare of the inhabitants of this State are jeopardized.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:

Government at all levels performing functions, other than functions for which military forces are primarily responsible.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS

Functions required to prepare for and carry out actions to prevent, minimize and repair injury and damage due to disasters, to include emergency management resources and administration of such economic controls as may be needed to provide for the welfare of the people, either on order of or at the request of State or Federal Government, or at the event State or Federal Government is incapable of administering such control. 

Section 2

There is hereby created within and for the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, a disaster planning and operations organization to be known as the RICH HILL EMERGENCY MANGEMENT DIVISION, which is responsible for the preparation and implementation of emergency management functions required to prevent, minimize and repair injury and damage due to disasters, to include management of resources and administration of such economic controls as may be needed to provide for the welfare of the people in emergency activities, excluding functions for which military forces are primarily responsible, in accordance with the Missouri Civil Defense Act.

Section 3

This unit shall consist of a director appointed by the mayor with the consent of the majority of the Board of Alderman, and such other members appointed by the director with the consent of the Mayor to conform to State organization and procedures for the conduct of emergency operations as outlined in the Missouri Disaster Operations Plan.

Section 4

The division shall perform Emergency Management functions within the City as directed by the Governor during times of emergency pursuant to the provisions of the Missouri Civil Defense Act.

Section 5

The director shall:

  1. be appointed as described above and shall serve at the pleasure of the mayor and the Board of Alderman;
  • have direct responsibility for the organization, administration, and operations of local disaster planning and processes; and
  • shall be responsible for maintaining records and accounting for the use and disposal of all items of equipment placed under the jurisdiction of the Rich Hill Emergency Management Division.

Section 6

Declaration of a state of emergency.

  1. As the chief elected official of the City, the mayor shall, in the event of a disaster, be responsible for the issuance of a declaration of a state of emergency. Once such a declaration is made, it shall then confer certain discretionary emergency powers to the Director to be employed as prudence and circumstances require.
  • Should the mayor be incapacitated or be otherwise unavailable, the mayor pro tem or a simple majority of the Board of Alderman, may declare a state of emergency. 

Section 7

In the event of a disaster, wherein the City or portion of the City is severely affected, the mayor and the director shall, upon the issuance of an official declaration of a state of emergency, have the authority to initiate the following actions in the interests of public safety:

a.      Immediately following the declaration of a state of emergency, the mayor or director, may contingent upon existing circumstances, institute the following emergency procedures:

1. Suspend routine governmental services for either the duration of the emergency or until the situation has stabilized to the point that resources may be safely diverted towards the resumption of normal services;

2. Proclaim a general curfew in the affected area, where all persons, excluding emergency service workers, registered volunteers, or those individuals with official sanction, shall be prohibited from entering or transiting designated restricted areas by foot, bicycle, or motor vehicle;

3. Expend funds, make contracts, obtain and distribute equipment, materials and supplies for civil defense purposes; provide for the health and the safety of persons including the emergency assistance to victims of an enemy attack; the safety of property, and direct and coordinate the development of disaster plans and programs in accordance with policies and plans of the Federal and State disaster and emergency planning;

4. Appoint, provide or remove rescue teams, auxiliary fire and police personnel   and other emergency operation teams, units or personnel who may serve without compensation;

5. In the event of a disaster, waive the provisions of ordinances requiring advertisements for bids for the performances of public work for entering into contracts;

6. With the approval of the mayor and consistent with all applicable emergency and disaster plans, enter into mutual aid agreements with other public for reciprocal emergency aid;

7. Accept services, materials, equipment, supplies or funds granted or loaned by the Federal Government for disaster planning and operations purposes;

8. Order and conduct such evacuations as are consistent with the safety and welfare of the general public;

9. Approve excavation, demolition or other related construction type activities irrespective to existing limitations established by City ordinances;

10. Waive vehicle size and weight restrictions set by City ordinances;

11. Coordinate local response and relief efforts with the Federal Emergency   Management Agency, the office of the Governor of Missouri, the State Emergency Management Agency, the Missouri National Guard, Bates County, the Red Cross, local jurisdictions, and such other private or governmental agencies as may be applicable;

12. Perform such other measures as are necessary to promote and secure the safety and protection of the citizens of Rich Hill.

b.      As the enactment of the full provisions set forth in the preceding Subsection 7.a may not be required in all situations, the mayor and/or director shall have full discretion to initiate those provisions which are most applicable to the circumstances surrounding a given emergency situation.

c.      The provisions set forth in the preceding Subsection 7.a shall not generally exceed seven (7) calendar days in duration, but may, with the express approval of the mayor and Board of Aldermen, be extended as circumstances require.

d.      The state of emergency shall terminate based on the dated stated in the state of emergency or upon proper termination by the mayor and/or the Board of Aldermen.

Section 8

No person shall be employed or associated in any capacity in any organization established under this Ordinance, who advocates or has advocated a change by force or violence in the constitutional form of the government of the United State or in this State or the overthrow of any government in the United States by force or violence, or has been convicted of or is under indictment or information charging any subversive act against the United States.  Each person who is appointed to serve in an organization for civil defense shall, before entering upon his duties, take an oath, in writing, before a person authorized to administer oaths in this State, which oath shall be substantially as follows:

“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States, the constitution of the State of Missouri, and the ordinances of the City of Rich Hill, against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter.  And do further swear that I do not advocate, nor am I a member of any political party or organization that advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States or of this State by force or violence; and that during such a time as I am a member of the Rich Hill Emergency Management Division,  I will not advocate nor become a member of any political party or organization that advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States or of this State by force or violence.”

Section 9

The director shall be compensated in an amount set by the Board of Aldermen, but not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) per month.  The director must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a current copy of such with the City Clerk, and provide proof of liability insurance coverage on any personal vehicle(s) used in carrying out his duties and responsibilities as the director.

Section 10

This Ordinance shall be in force from and after its passage and approval, as provided by law.  All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

First reading on this 13th day of May, 2020.

Second reading on this 13th day of May, 2020.

PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS 13TH DAY OF MAY, 2020

___________________________________

Jason Rich, Mayor

ATTEST:

___________________________________

Casey Crews, City Clerk

Ayes: Tourtillott, Humble, Kassner

Nays: None

Absent: Robb

1697 Bill No. 700 Budget FY 2020

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AN ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING  JANUARY 1, 2020 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THERETO FOR THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI

WHEREAS, the Mayor has presented to the Board of Aldermen an annual budget for the fiscal year beginning on January 1, 2020, and required public hearings on the budget have been conducted at which all were given opportunity to be heard.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Alderman of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri as follows:

Section 1:  The annual budget for the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31,  2020, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof as is fully set forth herein, having been heretofore submitted by the City Clerk is hereby adopted. 

            Section 2:  Funds are hereby appropriated for the objects and purposes of expenditures set forth in said budget.

            Section 3:  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by the Board of Aldermen.

Read 1st time this 18th day of            December 2019.

Read 2nd time this 18th day of             December 2019.

_________________________________                                                                

Jason Rich, Mayor                                   

Attest:

_________________________________

Amber Barker, Deputy City Clerk

Ayes: Kassner, Humble, Robb

Nays: None

Absent: Tourtillott                            

1698 Bill No. 699 Cemetery

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, REGULATING THE USE OF THE CEMETERY AND CHARGES FOR GRAVE SITES AND BURIALS IN

GREENLAWN CEMETERY

______________________________________________________________________________

Be it ordained by the Board of Alderman of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri as follows:

ARTICLE 1- GENERAL PROVISIONS

SECTION 1 – Visitors

a.          Greenlawn Cemetery shall be open to visitors from 8:00 a.m. to 30 minutes prior to sunset.

b.          All visitors shall respect the solemnity and beauty of the cemetery and strictly observe the rules established by the City to secure quiet and good order at all times within the cemetery.

SECTION 2 – Traffic Rules

a.         No person or vehicle shall enter the cemetery except through entrances maintained for the public without permission from the Sexton.

b.         There shall be no driving over the graves or upon the lawns under any pretense whatsoever except for normal maintenance and operation of the cemetery.

c.         Any driver who drives any vehicle upon the lawns, across gutters or anywhere else where damage results, shall make good such damages.

d.         The sounding of horns, sirens or other audible signals within the cemetery shall be prohibited except in connection with a funeral service.

e.         Vehicles shall not make U-turns upon roads but shall instead drive around the section.

SECTION 3 – Detrimental trees or shrubs etc.

If any trees or shrubs situated on any grave shall, by means of their roots, branches or otherwise, become detrimental to the adjacent lots, avenues or streets or dangerous or inconvenient to passengers, the City shall remove such trees, shrubs or parts thereof that are detrimental or dangerous or make access to the grave site inconvenient.  Effective November 13, 2007, no one except authorized employees of the City shall plant trees, shrubs, flowering plants or other vegetation in the cemetery. 

SECTION 4 – Donations

All donations or bequests made for the cemetery shall be deposited in the City’s Cemetery Fund. The funds received shall be used for maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery.

SECTION 5 – Approval for special projects, improvements and construction

Any and all improvements, construction, beautification projects, road construction or changes in roads, or any other changes or additions made in Greenlawn Cemetery shall be approved by the Board of Aldermen prior to such installation, erection, construction or alteration.

ARTICLE 2 – INTERMENT

SECTION 1 – Mausoleums

Any form of burial that leaves the remains above ground level shall be prohibited except when a mausoleum is in existence as of May 9, 2000.

SECTION 2 – Grave Space Costs

a.         The spaces in Greenlawn Cemetery shall cost the amount listed in the City Fee Schedule. The cost shall be paid in full before a deed is issued. 

b.         The City Clerk shall issue a Greenlawn Cemetery Deed showing the location of the grave site, and said each deed shall be signed by the Mayor.

c.         The City may utilize payment plans to purchase cemetery spaces but the cost shall be paid in full before it may be used for a burial.  The purchaser must sign a written agreement.  A 5% fee shall be assessed on all payment plans.  The duration of payment plans shall be as follows: 

                                                1 grave space                6 months

                                                2 graves spaces           12 months

                                                3 graves spaces           18 months

                                                4 graves spaces           24 months

            If the payment plan is not paid in full by the end of the agreement, the City shall refund any money paid except the 5% fee and a handling charge of, in an amount listed in the City Fee Schedule. 

SECTION 3 – Perpetual Care

a.         After October 28, 2008, an amount, as listed in the City Fee Schedule, shall be charged per grave space for perpetual care, which shall be paid at the time of the sale of the space.

b.         Deeds shall not be issued until perpetual care is paid.

c.         The principal of the Perpetual Care Fund shall not be used for any purpose whatsoever, and no money shall be transferred out of the Perpetual Care Fund except for the purpose of being invested.   The interest income derived from the Perpetual Care Fund shall be used for the preservation, care, upkeep and adornment of Greenlawn Cemetery.

SECTION 4 – Regulation of Interments

a.         There shall be only 1 interment per grave space unless a written request for cremated remains to be buried upon another interment or for a double burial is approved by the Mayor and the Sexton.

b.         To maintain uniformity, the arrangement and location of graves upon a lot shall be determined by the City.

c.         All interments shall be authorized by the City Clerk.

d.         Two working days’ notice is required for the preparation of a grave except in an emergency.

e.         Interments shall not occur before 10:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m.

f.          All standard interments shall incorporate the use of a casket and a concrete grave liner with lid in which the casket shall be placed.

g.         Cremated or infant interments shall incorporate the use of a container approved by the City.

SECTION 5 – Regulation of Disinterment

a.         Disinterment shall occur only with written permission in writing obtained from the Mayor, in accordance with state law and upon a notarized written consent or request by:

            1)         The purchaser of the grave space; or

            2)         The surviving heir or heirs of a deceased purchaser; or

            3)         An appropriate court order.

b.         The disinterment fee shall be an amount as listed in the City Fee Schedule.

c.         No disinterment shall occur until the costs herein specified have been paid in full. 

d.         The costs to remove the vault shall be paid to the vault company. 

SECTION 6 – Interment Fees

a.         The cost of opening and closing a grave shall be as follows:

Vault or box, weekday                      see City Fee Schedule

Saturdays                                            see City Fee Schedule

Sundays & Holidays                           see City Fee Schedule

Cremated remains, weekday              see City Fee Schedule

Weekends & Holidays                       see City Fee Schedule

Infant remains, weekday                    see City Fee Schedule

Weekends & Holidays                       see City Fee Schedule

b.         The cost of special requests for closing of graves after 4:00 p.m. on any day of the week shall be the same as for Sundays and holidays.            

c.         No interment shall be performed until the specified costs have been paid in full.

d.         Approved double burials fees shall be an additional fee, as listed in the City Fee Schedule for the burial that is double deep.  If the second burial does not occur at the same time as the first burial, the specified opening and closing costs shall be paid at the time of the second burial. 

ARTICLE 3 – GRAVES

SECTION 1 – Placement and location of foundations, monuments, etc. and permit    fees         

a.         No person shall set or place any foundation, monument, memorial, stone or marker of any sort, including any Veteran’s marker, within Greenlawn Cemetery without first obtaining a permit from the City Clerk.  This fee shall be an amount as listed in the City Fee Schedule.  Additionally, that person must own the lot in the cemetery, or be the surviving heir or heirs of a deceased purchaser at the time of placement. If an agreement cannot be reached the Mayor shall decide.

b.         The Sexton shall be present when any work is performed to ensure compliance with the provisions of this Article. 

c.         Effective November 13, 2007, the City shall only permit the placement of head stones in the cemetery.  Any bench, foot marker, etc. placed before November 13, 2007, shall be permitted to remain in the cemetery as long as the bench, foot marker, etc. is attached to the ground. 

SECTION 2 – Concrete foundations required; depth.

Each monument, stone or marker placed within Greenlawn Cemetery shall be set                       or placed on top of a concrete foundation no less than 24 inches deep.  Monuments, stone or markers shall be set upon the concrete foundations only after the concrete has set up.  Placement of a marble or granite pad under any monument, stone or marker within Greenlawn Cemetery shall be permitted provided placement is in compliance with all other provisions of this Ordinance.

SECTION 3 – Continuous Concrete Aprons

No continuous concrete apron shall surround any monument, stone or marker placed in Greenlawn Cemetery.

SECTION 4 – Use of grave for burial or memorial

The grave spaces in Greenlawn Cemetery shall be sold only for burying human remains or for establishing memorials to deceased human beings.

SECTION 5 – Transfer of Grave Sites

The grave site owner shall not sell or convey any grave spaces in the cemetery without first         submitting a notarized statement giving written consent for the transfer to the City Clerk.  All transfers shall be made through the City Clerk who shall issue a new deed.  The cost of the transfer shall be an amount as listed in the City Fee Schedule. If the owner of the grave space is deceased, the surviving heir or heirs shall submit a notarized statement giving written consent for the transfer to the City Clerk and the request shall be approved by the Mayor.

SECTION 6 – Ornamentation of graves

a.         The City shall retain control and supervision of all grave spaces that are sold; and the City shall retain the right to have its Sexton enter upon any grave to prohibit, modify or remove any structure, object, improvement or adornment of any such structure, object, improvement or adornment that may interfere with the maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery.

b.         The use of glass containers on or around the graves in Greenlawn Cemetery shall be expressly prohibited and shall be removed if placed upon the grave.

c.         All grave decorations or mementos shall be removed by the Sexton if the decoration or a memento interferes with the maintenance or upkeep of the cemetery. Exceptions are as follows:

            1)         Permanent vases attached to the stone or foundation;

2)         Everything on the stone until the stone or the attachment to the stone has deteriorated; the Sexton shall determine deterioration; and

            3)         Shepherd hooks as long as they are as close to the head stone as possible.

ARTICLE 4 – City and Sexton duties

SECTION 1 – Duties of the City and Sexton

City and the Sexton shall lay out all grave sites in Greenlawn Cemetery and shall perform such other duties and work as directed by the Board of Aldermen; all burials shall be subject to their supervision.

SECTION 2- Workmen subject to control of the City and Sexton

All workmen employed in the construction of vaults, erecting monuments or other similar activities shall be subject to the control and direction of the City or Sexton.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances or policies in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.

This ordinance shall be in force and affect from and after its passage and approval as provided by law.[i]

1ST READING: 8th day of January 2020

2ND READING: 8th day of January 2020

THIS ORDINANCE WAS READ TWO TIMES AND PASSED THIS 8TH DAY OF JANUARY 2020.

______________________________                                   

Jason Rich, Mayor

ATTEST:                                                                                           

______________________________                                   

Casey Crews, City Clerk

Ayes:  Humble, Kassner, Tourtillott

Nays:  None

Absent:  Robb


[i]  For informational purposes, this Ordinance repeals and replaces the following:   Ordinance 1679, enacted December 12th, 2018: which replaced Ordinance 1665, enacted December 12, 2017: which replaced Ordinance 1644, enacted March 28, 2017, which replaced Ordinance No. 1376, enacted December 12, 2012.

1700 Bill No. 703 Removal of Non-Statutory Sales Tax Restrictions

BILL NO. 703                                                                                    ORDINANCE NO. 1700

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, REMOVING ALL NON-STATUTORILY IMPOSED RESTRICTIONS ON REVENUE GENERATED BY THE LOCAL GENERAL SALES TAX LEVIES, AND PROVIDING FOR SUBMISSION OF THE PROPOSAL TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE CITY AT AN ELECTION TO BE HELD ON THE 7TH DAY OF APRIL, 2020.

WHEREAS, the City of Rich Hill, Missouri (the “City”), currently imposes two local sales tax levies, as defined in Section 32.805, RSMo, at a combined rate of two percent (2%); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Ordinance No. 923 (1984), one of the local sales tax levies is imposed at a rate of one percent (1%); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Ordinance No 1230 (2006), a second local sales tax levy is also imposed at a rate of one percent (1%); and

WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 923 (1984) provides that all of the revenue generated by the local sales tax levy it imposes shall only be spent on “major water improvements,” as well as, “purchasing asphalt, oil, and rock for street improvements and repairs;” and

WHEREAS, Ordinance No 1230 (2006) provides that all of the revenue generated by the local sales tax levy it imposes shall only be for “the continued operation and maintenance of the police department, the repair and replacement of fire department equipment and facility, and the maintenance of and improvements to the city park system;” and

WHEREAS, in an effort to improve the efficiency and versatility of the City’s sales tax revenue, the City now desires to remove all non-statutorily imposed restrictions on the revenues generated by the local sales tax levies imposed by Ordinance No. 923 (1984) and Ordinance No. 1230 (2006); and

WHEREAS, removing all non-statutorily imposed restrictions on the revenues generated by the local sales tax levies imposed by Ordinance No. 923 (1984) and Ordinance No 1230 (2006) requires approval by the qualified voters of the City at an election.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1.        There is no statutory basis for the restrictions that the City has imposed regarding how revenues generated by the local sales tax levies are spent.

Section 2.        Removing the restrictions on how revenues generated by the local sales tax levies are spent will not alter the rates at which the levies are imposed or collected, both of which are set at one percent (1%).

Section 3.        A proposal to remove all non-statutorily imposed restrictions on revenues generated by the local sales tax levies shall be submitted to the qualified voters of Rich Hill, Missouri, for their approval, at the election to be held on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020. The ballot of submission shall contain the following language:

Shall all non-statutorily imposed restrictions placed upon the revenue generated by the existing Rich Hill city sales taxes authorized by Ordinance Nos. 923 (1984) and 1230 (2004) be removed?  A “yes” vote for this ballot measure will not result in a tax rate increase and will keep the existing one percent (1%) sales tax rates in place.

YES             NO

If you are in favor of the question, place an “X” in the box opposite “YES”. 

If you are opposed to the question, place an “X” in the box opposite “NO”.

Section 4.        This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the date of its passage and approval.

PASSED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, THIS 8TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2020.

                                                                        ________________________________________

                                                                        Jason Rich, Mayor

ATTEST:

__________________________________

Casey Crews, City Clerk

Ayes:  Kassner, Humble, Tourtillott

Nays:  None

Absent:  Robb

1701 Bill No. 704 Fire Department Sales Tax

BILL NO. 704                                                                                    ORDINANCE NO. 1701

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, IMPOSING A SALES TAX DEDICATED TO FUNDING THE RICH HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT AT THE RATE OF ONE-QUARTER OF ONE PERCENT (.25%) AFTER SUBMISSION TO AND CONTINGENT UPON APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSAL BY THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, AT AN ELECTION TO BE HELD ON THE 7th DAY OF APRIL, 2020.

WHEREAS, the City of Rich Hill, Missouri (the “City”), currently imposes two general local sales taxes levies, as defined in Section 32.085, RSMo, at a combined rate of two percent (2%); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority granted to the City by Section 321.242, RSMo, the City now desires to impose an additional sales tax levy at a rate of one-quarter of one percent (.25%); and

WHEREAS, the revenue generated by this additional sales tax levy would be used exclusively for funding the Rich Hill Fire Department; and

WHEREAS, this proposed sales tax levy, if approved by the voters, shall be imposed on all retail sales made within the City’s corporate boundaries, which are subject to taxation under the provisions of Sections 144.010 to 144.525, RSMo; and

WHEREAS, this proposed sales tax levy requires approval by the qualified voters of the City at an election.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1.        Pursuant to the authority granted by and subject to the provisions of Section 321.242, RSMo, a sales tax dedicated to funding the Rich Hill Fire Department shall be imposed on all retail sales made within the City’s corporate boundaries which are subject to taxation under the provisions of Sections 144.010 to 144.525, RSMo.

Section 2.        The rate of this sales tax levy shall be set at one-quarter of one percent (.25%).

Section 3.        This proposed sales tax levy shall be submitted to the qualified voters of Rich Hill, Missouri, for their approval, as required by the provisions of Section 321.242, RSMo, at the election to be held on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020.  The ballot of submission shall contain the following language:

Shall the City of Rich Hill impose a sales tax of one-quarter of one percent (.25%) for the purpose of providing dedicated revenues for the operation of the municipal fire department?

 YES             NO

If you are in favor of the question, place an “X” in the box opposite “YES”. 

If you are opposed to the question, place an “X” in the box opposite “NO”.

Section 4.        Within ten (10) days after the approval of this question by the qualified voters of Rich Hill, Missouri, the City Clerk shall forward to the Director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, by United States certified mail, a certified copy of the this Ordinance along with certifications of the election results and a map of the City showing the boundaries thereof.

Section 5.        This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the date of its passage and approval.

PASSED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, THIS 8TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2020.

                                                                        ________________________________________

                                                                        Jason Rich, Mayor

ATTEST:

__________________________________

Casey Crews, City Clerk

Ayes:  Humble, Tourtillott, Kassner

Nays:  None

Absent:  Robb

1703 Bill No. 706 Economic Development Sales Tax

BILL NO. 706                                                                                    ORDINANCE NO. 1703

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, IMPOSING A SALES TAX FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES AT THE RATE OF ONE-HALF OF ONE PERCENT (.5%) AFTER SUBMISSION TO AND CONTINGENT UPON APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSAL BY THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, AT AN ELECTION TO BE HELD ON THE 7th DAY OF APRIL, 2020.

WHEREAS, the City of Rich Hill, Missouri (the “City”), currently imposes total two general local sales taxes levies, as defined in Section 32.085, RSMo, at a combined rate of two percent (2%); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority granted to the City by Section 67.1305, RSMo, the City now desires to impose an additional sales tax levy at a rate of one-half of one percent (.5%); and

WHEREAS, the revenue generated by this additional sales tax levy would be used exclusively for economic development purposes, including the abatement of dangerous buildings; and

WHEREAS, this proposed sales tax levy, is approved by the voters, shall be imposed on all retail sales made within the City’s boundaries, which are subject to taxation under the provisions of Chapter 144, RSMo; and

WHEREAS, this proposed sales tax levy requires approval by the qualified voters of the City at an election.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1.        Pursuant to the authority granted by and subject to the provisions of Section 67.1305, RSMo, a sales tax dedicated to economic development purposes, including the abatement of dangerous buildings, shall be imposed on all retail sales made within the City’s corporate boundaries which are subject to taxation under the provisions of Chapter 144, RSMo.

Section 2.        The rate of this sales tax levy shall be set at one-half of one percent (.5%).

Section 3.        This proposed sales tax levy shall be submitted to the qualified voters of Rich Hill, Missouri, for their approval, as required by the provisions of Section 67.1305, RSMo, at the election to be held on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020.  The ballot of submission shall contain the following language:

Shall the City of Rich Hill impose a sales tax at a rate of one-half of one percent (.5%) for economic development purposes?

YES             NO

If you are in favor of the question, place an “X” in the box opposite “YES”. 

If you are opposed to the question, place an “X” in the box opposite “NO”.

Section 4.        Within ten (10) days after the approval of this question by the qualified voters of Rich Hill, Missouri, the City Clerk shall forward to the Director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, by United States certified mail, a certified copy of the this Ordinance along with certifications of the election results and a map of the City showing the boundaries thereof.

Section 5.        This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the date of its passage and approval.

PASSED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, THIS 8TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2020.

                                                                        ________________________________________

                                                                        Jason Rich, Mayor

ATTEST:

__________________________________

Casey Crews, City Clerk

Ayes:  Tourtillott, Humble, Kassner

Nays:  None

Absent:  Robb

1704 Bill No. 707 Transportation Sales Tax

BILL NO. 707                                                                                    ORDINANCE NO. 1704

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, IMPOSING A SALES TAX FOR TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES AT THE RATE OF ONE-HALF OF ONE PERCENT (.5%) AFTER SUBMISSION TO AND CONTINGENT UPON APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSAL BY THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, AT AN ELECTION TO BE HELD ON THE 7th DAY OF APRIL, 2020.

WHEREAS, the City of Rich Hill, Missouri (the “City”), currently imposes total two general local sales taxes levies, as defined in Section 32.085, RSMo, at a combined rate of two percent (2%); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority granted to the City by Section 94.705, RSMo, the City now desires to impose an additional sales tax levy at a rate of one-half of one percent (.5%); and

WHEREAS, the revenue generated by this additional sales tax levy would be used exclusively for transportation purposes; and

WHEREAS, this proposed sales tax levy, if approved by the voters, shall be imposed on all retail sales made within the City’s corporate boundaries, which are subject to taxation under the provisions of Sections 144.010 to 144.525, RSMo; and

WHEREAS, the proposed sales tax levy requires approval by the qualified voters of the City at an election.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1.        Pursuant to the authority granted by and subject to the provisions of Section 94.705, RSMo, a sales tax dedicated to transportation purposes shall be imposed on all retail sales made within the City’s corporate boundaries, which are subject to taxation under the provisions of Sections 144.010 to 144.525, RSMo.

Section 2.        The rate of this sales tax levy shall be set at one-half of one percent (.5%).

Section 3.        This proposed sales tax levy shall be submitted to the qualified voters of Rich Hill, Missouri, for their approval, as required by the provisions of Section 94.705, RSMo, at the election to be held on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020.  The ballot of submission shall contain the following language:

Shall the City of Rich Hill impose a sales tax of one-half of one percent (.5%) for transportation purposes, including streets?

YES             NO

If you are in favor of the question, place an “X” in the box opposite “YES”. 

If you are opposed to the question, place an “X” in the box opposite “NO”.

Section 4.        Within ten (10) days after the approval of this question by the qualified voters of Rich Hill, Missouri, the City Clerk shall forward to the Director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, by United States certified mail, a certified copy of this Ordinance along with certifications of the election results and a map of the City showing the boundaries thereof.

Section 5.        This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the date of its passage and approval.

PASSED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, THIS 8TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2020.

                                                                        ________________________________________

                                                                        Jason Rich, Mayor

ATTEST:

__________________________________

Casey Crews, City Clerk

Ayes:  Kassner, Humble, Tourtillott

Nays:  None

Absent:  Robb

1705 Bill No. 708 Capital Improvements Sales Tax

BILL NO. 708                                                                                    ORDINANCE NO. 1705

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, IMPOSING A SALES TAX FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS AT THE RATE OF ONE-QUARTER OF ONE PERCENT (.25%) AFTER SUBMISSION TO AND CONTINGENT UPON APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSAL BY THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, AT AN ELECTION TO BE HELD ON THE 7th DAY OF APRIL, 2020.

WHEREAS, the City of Rich Hill, Missouri (the “City”), currently imposes two general local sales tax levies, as defined in Section 32.085, RSMo, at a combined rate of two percent (2%); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority granted to the City by Section 94.577, RSMo, the City now desires to impose an additional sales tax levy at a rate of one-quarter of one percent (.25%); and

WHEREAS, the revenue generated by this additional sales tax levy would be used exclusively for capital improvement projects, which may include the retirement of debt authorized by previously authorized bonded indebtedness; and

WHEREAS, this proposed sales tax levy, if approved by the voters, shall be imposed on all retail sales made within the City’s corporate boundaries, which are subject to taxation under the provisions of Sections 144.010 to 144.525, RSMo; and

WHEREAS, this proposed sales tax levy requires approval by the qualified voters of the City at an election.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1.        Pursuant to the authority granted by and subject to the provisions of Section 94.577, RSMo, a sales tax dedicated to capital improvement projects shall be imposed on all retail sales made within the City’s corporate boundaries which are subject to taxation under the provisions of Sections 144.010 to 144.525, RSMo.

Section 2.        The rate of this sales tax levy shall be set one-quarter of one percent (.25%).

Section 3.        This proposed sales tax levy shall be submitted to the qualified voters of Rich Hill, Missouri, for their approval, as required by the provisions of Section 94.577, RSMo, at the election to be held on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020.  The ballot of submission shall contain the following language:

Shall the City of Rich Hill impose a sales tax of one-quarter of one percent (.25%) for the purpose of funding capital improvements, including streets, and which may include the retirement of debt under previously authorized bonded indebtedness?

YES             NO

If you are in favor of the question, place an “X” in the box opposite “YES”. 

If you are opposed to the question, place an “X” in the box opposite “NO”.

Section 4.        Within ten (10) days after the approval of this question by the qualified voters of Rich Hill, Missouri, the City Clerk shall forward to the Director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, by United States certified mail, a certified copy of this Ordinance along with certifications of the election results and a map of the City showing the boundaries thereof.

Section 5.        This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the date of its passage and approval.

PASSED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, THIS 8TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2020.

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                                                                        Jason Rich, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Casey Crews, City Clerk

Ayes:  Tourtillott, Humble, Kassner

Nays:  None

Absent:  Robb