The Boonville City Council decided last night to approve an amendment to clarify authority and scope of code enforcement and initiatives.

The Boonville City Council decided last night to approve an amendment to clarify authority and scope of code enforcement and initiatives.
On December 14, the city council decided to begin a phased-in approach to property maintenance initiatives. In addition, implementation of a fats, oils and grease management program involving coordination and reorganization among several city departments along with hiring a part time coordinator was also approved.
The council voted on a measure to name who would be doing what exactly when it came to this ordinance. According to documents attained from the city, the building inspector, fire department employees, assistant to the city administrator, health inspector, building commissioner, director/superintendent of public works and any other designated representatives conducting inspections will hold authority in this matter.
The council also decided to change solid waste collection fees. For the first 1,000 gallons of water consumed each month, the amount shall be appropriated a minimum monthly water rate charge of $18. For the next 9,000 gallons, a charge of $6.05 for each 1,000 gallons will be charged. The next 40,000 gallons of water consumed each month, a rate of $4.95 will be charged. Once a user passes this threshold, $4.50 will be charged for every 1,000 of water used thereafter.  These new fees will go into place on April 1.
In new business, the council heard first readings of changing rates to be paid for water and water services. They also heard a first reading of changing rates to be paid for wastewater services and information regarding the Kammerich 4-plex site plan. This 4-plex site plan, if approved, will be located near the intersection of Rear Main and Pine Street.
In the public forum portion of the meeting, the council heard from a citizen who is concerned of the loose dogs around town. This individual feels something needs to be done to keep these canines off the streets and in people's yards.