Disabled Vetreans Meeting

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  The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter #67 Service Officer will be at the Bates County Museum on Elks Drive Butler, Missouri Wednesday, April 20,2022 from 10:00 AM t0 4:00 PM to assist veterans in applying for their benefits. If you have any questions please called Darrel Rogers at 816-738-4536.

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    The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter #67 Butler, Missouri invites all Disabled Veterans to attend our monthly meeting.
  The chapter meets the third Wednesday at 1:00 PM in the Bates County Museum on Elks Drive.     
  Our next regular meeting is April 20, 2022 at 1:00 PM.       

Laurence TrumanPast Chapter 67Commander816-518-3264

DoorDash available for city of Butler

In the world of ever-changing technology, the convenience of “ DoorDash” is now available for the city of Butler and Passaic. To date, three local businesses have taken advantage of this delivery service and how this can and will increase your business.  As of today, the estimated delivery is within a ten-mile radius of the city of Butler.

If you are not familiar with this growing company, it is a delivery service for any local business in the City of Butler, such as restaurants, convenience stores, pet stores, grocery stores, and more at your fingertips. Orders are placed online, “DoorDash”  will be contacted and your merchandise will be delivered to your door.

Driver James Worthington of Butler has been in the Butler business since late February, offering information to merchants,  and encouraging them to offer this service to their customers. As of today, only 3 Butler businesses are taking advantage of this service- Café Affogota, McDonald’s, and The Carpenters Cup.

It’s a convenience for the elderly, the homebound, and the public that likes the advantage of ordering what they need from a local business or restaurant with delivery to your doorstep for a slight charge.

Each Butler business owner wanting to offer the delivery service of, “DoorDash”  for their customers must register online at DoorDash for Merchants or contact the local Butler driver, James Worthington at 423-920-1294. Door dash drivers will be covering our area if enough businesses participate in this delivery service.

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Butler Spring City Wide Clean Up

The dates have been set for the Spring Butler City Wide Clean up

The City of Butler, in cooperation with Bates County Disposal, will be conducting the Spring Butler City Wide cleanup for Butler residential properties.

All Houses North of Ft. Scott Street will be picked up the week of May 16th – May 20th.

All Houses South of Ft. Scott Street will be picked up the week of May 23rd – May 27th.

Bates County Disposal will pick up old furniture, appliances, paint, batteries, and miscellaneous junk.  Your clean-up items should be separate from your regular weekly trash but should still be at the curbside. This service is for Butler residential properties only and there is a one pickup load limit per household.  Bates County Disposal will not pick up tires or construction/building materials such as lumber, plywood or shingles.  Households with larger amounts must make special arrangements with Bates County Disposal by calling 660-679-7604

The City of Butler will pickup your normal yard waste of brush and limbs no larger that 6” in diameter. These must be placed at the curb and separate from the trash pick up for Bates County Disposal.  Leaves must be bagged in City of Butler leaf bags in order to be collected.  There is also a one pickup load limit of brush items per household.

Items not picked up must be removed from the curb immediately.

Please have your clean-up items or brush ready at curbside by 6am on Monday of your clean up week.

All Houses North of Ft. Scott Street will be picked up the week of May 16th – May 20th.

All Houses South of Ft. Scott Street will be picked up the week of May 23rd – May 27th.

Bates County Disposal and City of Butler will not make return trips after they have completed a street.  This is a free service provided by the City of Butler in the Spring and Fall of each year.  Butler residents are reminded not to place trash or brush at the curb more than one week in advance or you will be subject to code enforcement action.

Butler City Council Approves Green Area on the Butler Square

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The Butler city council met in regular session last week and one topic high on the agenda was making a decision regarding the empty lot on the Southeast corner of the square. Following a partial structural collapse of the building on the lot in August of 2015, the property has been at the center of controversy, and it will now get a fresh breath of life, following several gyrations over the past seven years. 

One of the original proposals included turning the property in to a ‘green area’ which would offer a grassy surface with park benches, historical markings, a stage for events and simply a nice place for folks to cool their heels while visiting the Butler square. Since Electric City Downtown originally floated the idea, it hadn’t come to fruition and in the meantime, adjacent landowner Brandon Plunkett (K&K Construction) offered to purchase the property for $1,750.00 with a promise to turn it into a green area while also making use of some of the space for his business. While Plunkett’s bid did drop to $500.00, the offer did include some $20,000.00 worth of dirt work, clean up, a memorial wall and other work done to put it in line with the original idea proposed by ECD. 

During the Butler City council meeting last week however, representatives with Electric City Downtown and the Butler Historic Preservation Commission pitched an improved version of their original plan that would include the previously mentioned items along with bringing back the historical murals that once were visible around the square.

The groups did ask the city if their proposal was accepted, would the city provide clean up and dirt fill that would be needed, and noted that financing for the rest of the project would come from donations.

With two offers on the table, the council weighed that fact that Plunkett was offering to do the clean-up, was a tax paying business and wanted to only use a portion of the lot. However, following a lengthy discussion, it was voted and approved to allow Electric City Downtown and the Butler Historic Preservation Commission to proceed with their plan providing that visible progress would be made, with the bulk of the project to be completed in an approximate one-year time frame.

In other Butler City council news, long time city employees Trent Diehl, Rusty Campell and Melvin Ewing were recognized for their outstanding service to the city.

Also discussed was a problem with feral cats, while there is no direct ordinance regarding what to do about them, there is an ordinance regarding pets, creating a gray area when a resident chooses to feed them. Butler City attorney Joe Lauber will get back with the council with recommendations.

The Butler police department and the Bates County Sheriff’s Office in a joint effort are proposing a gun range that would be located at the far South end of the fairground’s property, as now both parties must go to rural Adrian or Clinton for gun certification. There is concern that police being out of the area while doing this could make them not locally available if something were to happen and they would be needed here. At this time, information regarding insurance required for the range is being investigated. Note the range will be closed to the public.

The Butler fire department facility desperately needs attention, over the years water damage and corrosion are beginning to take their toll. While the building may need structural work at some point, right now fixing the roof will certainly help. The city of Butler currently has one bid for the work, and it was decided to gather more bids before making a decision.

Guest Brandon Craft asked the council for permission to partially close Chestnut Street directly behind city hall and have a beer garden on June 25th for festivities planned for Remington’s Heart Foundation. Permission granted.

The Butler City council also approved a contractual obligation with Kaysinger on a comprehensive plan, details forthcoming on that as well.

Remember the Butler city council meets on the first and third Tuesdays, 7 pm, upstairs at Butler city hall. An elevator is available for those with special needs.