Tuesday, December 18, 2007

City of Hollister Board of Alderman Agenda December 20

Public Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Hollister, Missouri, will be held at the Town Hall, 312 Esplanade Street, Hollister, Missouri, on Thursday, December 20, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. to consider and act upon the matters on the following tentative agenda and such other matters as may be presented at the meeting and determined to be appropriate for discussion at that time.

1. Call the meeting to order

2. Roll Call
3. Consent Agenda

All items listed under item 3, consent agenda, are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion. There will not be a separate discussion of those items unless a Council member or citizen so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the consent agenda and will be considered separately.

o December 05, 2007 Council meeting minutes
o December 03, 2007 Park Board meeting minutes
o December 11, 2007 Planning & Zoning meeting minutes
o Branson Lakes Area Legislative Partnership – 2008 Legislative Priorities
o Telephone & Cell Phone Settlements – Does not apply to Hollister
o Municipal Election - April 8, 2008
+ 1st date for candidate filing 12-18-07
+ Last date for candidate filing 1-22-08
+ Office open – 2 year terms
# Mayor – David G. Tate
# Alderman Ward I – Howell Keeter
# Alderman Ward II – Phil Carman
o Informational Material
+ December 20, 2007 Partners in Progress at 2:30 PM
+ December 20, 2007 Council/Senior Staff Dinner – Ye English Inn at 5:00
+ December 21, 2007 Employee Christmas Party (Council is invited)
+ December 24 & 25, 2007 Town Hall Closed – Christmas
+ December 31, 2007 and January 1, 2008 Town Hall Closed – New Years
+ January 03, 2008 Council meeting at 7:00 PM

4. Conditional Use Permit – 1st Baptist Church – BB Highway & Hillbilly Lane

5. Final Plat Application – Phase 2 of Evergreen Ridge Subdivision

6. Petition for Street Vacation – Mike & Vicky Curry – vacate property to 413 Wilshire

7. Dan Epps – Natural Gas Update, Stipulation Agreement

8. Power Point Presentation – ISO Building Code Enforcement Evaluation

9. Discuss Article VIII Tourism Tax

10. First Reading on Bill

o 2007-48 Ordinance to amend 350.060 Parking Prohibited on narrow streets
o 2007-49 Ordinance to amend 710.170 Connection Fees
o 2007-50 Ordinance to amend 206.030 Blasting
o 2007-51 Ordinance to amend 400.180 Conditional Uses

11. Visitors

12. City Administrator’s Report

13. New Business

14. Closed Session

o Litigation 610.021(1), Personnel 610.021(3) Contract Negotiations 610.021(12)

15. Adjourn

Friday, December 14, 2007

Hollister Mayor David Tate Contacts North Pole - Arranges Sunday Visit From Santa

Mayor David G. Tate makes arrangements with Santa Claus to make a priority visit to the City of Hollister.

The Santa Train that was scheduled to arrive in Hollister on Sunday, December 9 was cancelled due to extreme ice and weather conditions in northern Missouri.

The City of Hollister is the largest stop on the Santa Train line.

Mayor Tate says…"the children of Hollister have had a special visit from Santa Claus every year for the past 14 years by way of the railroad. The children cannot be disappointed…so therefore, I contacted the North Pole for Santa's schedule and asked that he make a very special stop in Hollister."

According to Assistant City Administrator, Vonnie Mathiesen, Western Taney County Fire District will provide transportation for Santa to arrive at the Hollister Train Depot on Sunday, December 16, 2007 at 3:00 pm. Children will be able to get their Christmas wishes to Santa from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce will provide holiday goodie bags.