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:
* 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.
* 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LET IT BE KNOWN that the City of Marshfield has called a public hearing to be held by the Board of Aldermen upon the proposed changes to Chapter 620 of the Marshfield Municipal Code regarding Garage, Yard, Porch and Inside Sales.
Proposed changes to the Marshfield Municipal Code include, but are not limited to: Sales only allowed on the first Saturday of the month, daylight to dark, between the months of April to October, with signs allowed only on the premises of the sale and no permit required.
Said public hearing will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6:30 p.m. in Marshfield City Hall, 798 South Marshall Street. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard.
LET IT BE KNOWN that the City of Marshfield has initiated a voluntary public hearing which will be held by the Marshfield Board of Aldermen upon the application of Phil & Gwen Joyce to change the zoning from R-2 (Two-Family Residence District) to B-1 (Neighborhood Business District) in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 430 of the Marshfield Municipal Code (Zoning Code). The property sought to be rezoned is described as follows:
Part of lots 7 & 10 and all of Lots 8 & 9 Block 1 West Addition to the City of Marshfield, Missouri, All in the City of Marshfield, Webster County, Missouri.
Said property is located at 532 & 538 W. Jackson Street in the City of Marshfield, Missouri.
Never before in our 159-year history has the City of Marshfield been branded. While we will always embrace and appreciate Marshfield’s past, we look forward with great anticipation to Marshfield’s future – specifically, where we are headed together. Today marks a historical milestone for Marshfield. We are pleased to present the first ever brand identity for the City. The process to get to this point has been extensive. The City of Marshfield is following a very critical three-year strategy of moving toward a positive future. This began with a series of “Vision Casting” meetings facilitated by consultant, Francine Pratt. Over 150 residents, representing a cross section from our community, participated in eight focus groups in order to give feedback about their perceptions of our City and what each envisioned for the future. This information was a contributing component in the brand identity design.
The first step in upgrading the City’s visual image came with the development of a new City website in April. Since that launch, there has been intense focus on developing a brand for Marshfield. Several logo concepts were presented and then revised based on feedback from the Mayor, Board of Alderman and City of Marshfield employees.
The final, approved concept brings together some of the unique combination of ideals brought out in the vision casting meetings. The logo is fresh, modern, versatile, and adaptable to many applications. The blue reflects our school pride, and the green signifies growth and progress. The typography is clean and simple. The image signifies the coming together of Route 66 and bicycle Route 76. Marshfield is the only place that these two cross-country routes intersect. Hundreds of motorists and cyclists pass through our community every year via these routes. Regardless of what you think of when you see this mark, TOGETHER is the key word expressed through this brand.
Next steps include displaying this brand prominently and proudly throughout our City. Branding will be carried over to existing components such as social media, signage, and vehicle graphics. Additional materials will be updated based on replenishment.
Please take a few moments to watch this short video that shows how well the brand identity works in various applications.
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