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The City of Marshfield is accepting applications for a part-time Municipal Court Clerk.  The position is expected to work 27 hours per week, Monday through Friday.  Responsibilities include working directly with the Prosecuting Attorney, defendants, and the Municipal Judge.   Qualifications include:  passing a criminal background, extensive computer skills, records research and filing skills.  Previous court experience, JIS software experience and exceptional organizational skills are preferred.    

 Applications are available at the link below or at Marshfield City Hall, located at 798 S. Marshall Street, Marshfield, Mo. between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Completed applications should be submitted to John Benson, City Administrator, at Marshfield City Hall.  Position is open until filled, though the first review of applications will occur on April 20, 2018. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications.  The City of Marshfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The City of Marshfield, MO., is accepting applications for the full-time position of Building & Code Enforcement Inspector. This position will process and coordinate building permits, review and approve construction in coordination with other City departments and staff; inspect buildings, structures, sites, and properties for compliance with all local, state and federal building and nuisance codes enforced by the City and perform related administrative tasks. The work is performed under the direction of the City Administrator.  Interested applicants should have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent, with vocational/technical training in construction trades; five years residential and commercial construction or general contractor experience; or combination of education and experience.  Applicable certifications in construction inspection and construction plan review are highly desirable. The position is full-time and the City offers an excellent benefit package which includes health insurance and LAGERS retirement plan.

Applications are at the link below or at Marshfield City Hall, 798 S. Marshall, Marshfield, MO between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Position is open until filled.  The selected applicant must reside within a 30-mile radius from the City of Marshfield within 90-days of the effective date of employment.  EOE

Any questions, please email City Administrator John Benson at .

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 22:14

Presumptively Dangerous Dog Regulations

CITY OF MARSHFIELD

PRESUMPTIVELY DANGEROUS DOG REGULATIONS

* Pit bull dogs have been determined to be presumptively dangerous by the City of Marshfield City Code.

* The term “pit bull” means any dog that is an American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, or any dog displaying the majority of physical traits of any one or more of the above-mentioned breeds.

 * The owner of any presumptively dangerous dog shall be allowed to keep their dog within the City only if the owner annually registers the dog with the City. A dangerous dog registration tag will be issued to the owner at the time of issuance of the registration.

 * When registering a pit bull, the owner of any presumptively dangerous dog will need to provide proof of rabies vaccination and shall pay the annual presumptively dangerous dog fee of $50.00.

 * No more than one (1) presumptively dangerous dog shall be allowed per residence, unless a household with more than one presumptively dangerous dog has registered each of their Pit Bulls with the City prior to December 31, 2017.

 * If a dangerous dog tag is lost or destroyed, a duplicate tag may be issued upon the payment of a $2.00 fee.

 * An owner of a presumptively dangerous dog shall have posted at each possible entrance to the owner’s property where the dog is kept a conspicuous and clearly legible dangerous dog sign. Such sign must be at least 8 inches by 10 inches in rectangular dimensions and shall contain only the words “DANGEROUS DOG” in lettering not less than 2 inches in height.

 * If a presumptively dangerous dog is found to be off the premises of the owner and not under the responsible control of the owner or a member of his or her immediate family, then the owner of the dog and/or the owner of tenant of the home where the dog resides shall be guilty of an offense and shall, upon conviction be fined a sum of not more than $500.00 or by imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or by both such fine and imprisonment.

 * This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force on and after October 23, 2017.

* Registration can be done in person at City Hall, 798 S. Marshall, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am-4:30 pm.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 21:09

Water & Sewer Rate Increase

CITY OF MARSHFIELD WATER & SANITARY SEWER RATE INCREASE

Water System Improvements:

The City of Marshfield operates three state approved wells and three water towers.  Over the past few years the City of Marshfield has undertaken a study of the City’s water system.  This study has resulted in creation of a Water System Facility Plan, which has identified several improvements that are needed to continue to provide safe drinking water for the residents, businesses and visitors.  As a result, beginning in 2017 a number of improvements to the City’s water system will be made.  These improvements will include:

  • Replacement of Existing Warren Street Well House: Replacement of the existing well house and the addition of disinfection equipment as well as installation of updated supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) monitoring/ control equipment that controls and monitors the City’s water system.
  • Improvements to the Existing McVay Street Well house: Installation of disinfection equipment and SCADA monitoring/control at the McVay Street well house with the addition of equipment to the existing well house.
  • Improvements to the Existing Well House at Highway 38 & Truman Road:  Adding a disinfection room to the existing well house with installation of disinfection equipment, and installation of new SCADA monitoring/control equipment.
  • Rehabilitation of Existing Warren Street Water Tower: Improvements to the tower which will include replacement of interior and exterior coatings and piping/valve modifications.  The modifications will also allow for increased chlorine contact time with the water in the tower which will help improve water quality within the system.
  • Rehabilitation of Existing Blue Jay Water Tower: Improvements to the tower which will include replacement of the interior coating, power washing of the exterior, and piping/valve modifications. The modifications will also allow for increased chlorine contact time with the water in the tower which will help improve water quality within the system.
  • Pine Street Water Tower: Decommissioning and demolition of the existing water tower at Jackson Street and Pine Street.
  • New Water Tower:  Construction of a new 300,000-gallon elevated water tower adjacent to the existing McVay Street well.
  • New Highway 38 Water Tower: Construction of a new 500,000-gallon elevated tank adjacent to the existing water well at Highway 38 and Truman Road.

*  The water system improvements are being financed through a State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.  The SRF Loan allows the City to obtain a lower interest rate than a conventional loan would otherwise provide. 

*  In order to obtain a SRF Loan through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), a review of the City’s water rates is required. The rate study has been performed in relation to the operational and maintenance costs associated with the City’s water system.  The MDNR SRF Loan requires that all operational and maintenance costs of the City’s water system be paid for by the users of the water system and are not otherwise subsidized by other City funds.   The water rate calculation is designed to determine the user charges according to actual use.  It includes a method to accurately account for debt service, operation and maintenance, replacement and revenues generated by the system. 

Rate Increase:  

*  A review of the City’s water rates has resulted in an increase in the City’s water rates.  The City’s water rates include a “minimum charge”, which will increase from $9.83 per month to $16.67 per month and a “volume rate”, which will increase from $2.33 per 1,000 gallons of water to $2.54 per 1,000 gallons of water.   For customers located outside of the city limits the minimum rate and volume rate is doubled. 

*  Like the City’s water rate, the City’s waste water rate is also divided into two parts – a flat charge that covers the costs of billing, collection, administration and debt service; plus, a user charge that is based upon the volume of water used by each customer per month that is discharged into the City’s waste water system for treatment.  Due to increased operational costs related to the rising costs of laboratory supplies and plant chemicals, as well as needed improvements to the City’s supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) monitoring/ control equipment that controls and monitors the City’s waste water system, the flat charge will increase from the current $4.58 per month to $5.00 per month and the user charge increase from $3.68 per 1,000 gallons of water to $4.00 per 1,000 gallons of water.  For customers located outside of the city limits the minimum rate and volume rate is doubled. 

 *  The City’s water and sewer rates will also include a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) fee of five percent.  Upon collection, the PILOT fee is transferred from the Water & Sewer Funds to the City’s General Fund to pay for costs incurred for other services provided by the City through the General Fund such as police, fire, streets, and other services.   Private utilities, such as electric, gas, telephone, etc., pay for these city services through payment of a franchise fee, which in Marshfield is typically five percent. Since the water/sewer systems are provided by the City, the utility does not pay a franchise fee.  As such, the PILOT fee equates to this franchise fee.

 *  Customer water bills will also continue to include a portion of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) charge of $14.00.  The $5.00 water CIP fee funds the City’s water system and the $9.00 sewer CIP funds the City’s waste water system capital improvement projects. 

Friday, 13 January 2017 15:35

RFQ for I-44 Interchange

Please view the links for more information on the RFQ for the I-44 Interchange at Mile marker 103.

The City of Marshfield, Missouri, requests qualifications from interested engineering firms licensed in the State of Missouri for right of way services; environmental services; survey services; geotechnical services; grant writing and administration; contract preparation and award recommendations; construction management; site plan review; preliminary engineering services; subsequent engineering design services; subsequent final design through construction engineering services; and construction inspection services to assist in various transportation projects as well as on-call engineering advisory related services as identified by the City of Marshfield.

Interested firms must submit sealed proposals to the City Clerk’s Office for the City of Marshfield, 798 S. Marshall, Marshfield MO, 65706, no later than 1:00 p.m. October 20, 2016. The City of Marshfield reserves the right to waive any formalities or to reject any or all submitted proposals.

Thursday, 18 August 2016 20:58

PUBLIC MEETING 8/22/16-SQUARE STREETSCAPE

Construction on the first phase of streetscape improvements will begin this Monday, August 22nd.  Construction is anticipated to be complete by Friday, October 21st if there are no weather or other unforeseen delays.  Attached is the construction plan and anticipated schedule for the project as it progresses around the square.  

There will be a public meeting at City Hall on Monday evening, August 22nd beginning at 6:00 pm to: 1) provide an overview of the attached construction schedule; 2) answer questions regarding the Phase 1 streetscape construction; and 3) to discuss and obtain public input on the future Phase 2 Streetscape Improvements.  We will be submitting a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant application later this year to help fund the Phase 2 streetscape improvements.  

Everyone is invited to attend this meeting on Monday evening!
Thursday, 30 June 2016 18:59

Employment Opportunity

The City of Marshfield is currently accepting applications for full time positions for maintenance of City property including Streets/Parks/Water/Wastewater Departments.  Applications can be picked up at Marshfield City Hall located at 798 S. Marshall, Marshfield, MO 65706.  Applications are to be turned into Marshfield City Hall between the hours of 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.  The first review of applications shall begin July 13th.
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 15:56

City Administrator

Held Office Since:
June 20, 2016

Responsibilities Include:
I report to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. I am responsible for carrying out duties as assigned by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen which collectively includes ensuring for the efficient and effective operation of the city government in accordance with the adopted city codes, regulations and policies as well as the laws of the State of Missouri. This includes keeping up with day-to-day operations of the City; helping to arrange and attend various meetings for the City; keeping the Mayor and Board of Alderman informed and up-to-date regarding all City business; and assisting in preparing and providing information for residents, businesses, and elected officials.

Family:
I am married to Sheri Benson. I have three children: a step daughter Crystal who lives in Kansas City with her husband Brent; a step son Kyle, who lives in Austin, TX with our grandson Brady; and a son, Brandon who attends college in Arkansas.

Upbringing:
I was born and raised in Marshalltown, Iowa.  

Education:

  • Marshalltown Community College - Associate of Arts Degree, 1984
  • Iowa State University - Bachelor of Science Degree,1986
  • Kansas University - Master’s in Public Administration, 2014


Hobbies:  
I enjoy spending time with my family, golfing, travelling / exploring new places, reading, and cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones, Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs.
 




Thursday, 16 June 2016 14:30

Storm Damage from Rains 7/27/16

The City of Marshfield and the Webster County Emergency Management Office encourage any residents and property owners in Marshfield who sustained property damage that was caused by the heavy rains on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, to fill out a Storm Damage Form.  The Storm Damage Form can be found on the Webster County Emergency Management web site at http://www.webstercountymo.gov/resident-information/emergency-management/.  Providing this information will help the City and County determine the total approximate cost of damage which will be used in pursuit of state and federal aid to help prevent future damage from occurring. 

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