HANDBOOK This Handbook has been prepared especially for the Residents of El Dorado Springs.
We hope that this handbook will be informative for the residents who have been living in El Dorado Springs for many years as well as those just moving in.
If you have any questions, please contact City Hall. We are here to help you!
EL DORADO SPRINGS CITY HALL
135 W Spring St
El Dorado Springs MO 64744
CITY HALL HOURS
8 am to 4:30 pm
Monday thru Friday
TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome Letter 5
City Officials 6
City Advisory Boards & Commissions 7
Phone Numbers 8
Residential Utility Rates 9
Trash Collection 10
City Park Activities 11
Summer Youth Program 12-13
Memorial Golf Course/Civic Center 14
Municipal Pool 15
Miscellaneous Information 16-17
Voter Registration Service
Garage Sale Permits
For Your Information 18-19
Southwest Regional Library
Personal Property and Real Estate Tax Rate
Sales Tax Rate
Clubs & Organizations 20-21
Hospital Information 24-25
Other Helpful Numbers 26
Dear El Dorado Springs Resident:
I would like to take this opportunity to officially welcome you as a resident of the City of El Dorado Springs, Missouri.
The City Council meets the first (1st) and third (3rd) Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. We encourage all residents to attend these meetings to voice any ideas or concerns.
If any problems arise in your neighborhood, please feel free to contact your City Officials.
It is a pleasure to have you with us.
YOUR CITY OFFICIALS ARE: MAYOR: Brad True
CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:
Jerry Baldwin Gene Floyd
Randy Bland Jerry Friar
CITY MANAGER: Bruce Rogers 876-2521
ASSESSOR: Lisa Janes 876-2521
POLICE CHIEF: Jim Luster 876-2313
FIRE CHIEF: Owen Elliott 876-4099
STREET SUPERINTENDENT: Pete Fast 876-5376
CODE OFFICIAL: Aaron Smith 876-5376
UTILITY DIRECTOR: Eric McPeak 876-4821
BUILDING/GROUNDS DIR: John Burrus 876-4084
PROSECUTING ATTORNEY: Keith Brown 667-5076
MUNICIPAL JUDGE: Greg Beydler 876-5319
DIRECTOR: Owen Elliott 876-4099
CITY ADVISORY BOARDS & COMMISSIONS BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: Five-member board that hears applications for variances in zoning issues and appeals of administrative decisions.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Seven to Fifteen member board that hears conditional use permits, rezonings,preliminary and final plats and makes recommendations to the City Council.
MUNICIPAL CEMETERY BOARD: Nine-member advisory board that offers suggestions pertaining to the operation of the cemetery.
PARKS & RECREATION BOARD: Nine-member advisory board to the Council to promote recreation in the City of El Dorado Springs.
PICNIC BOARD: Eleven-member board that plans and organizes the annual celebration known as the Founder’s Day Picnic.
JUST MOVED IN? THESE NUMBERS SHOULD HELP!
EMERGENCIES DIAL 911
FIRE, POLICE, AMBULANCE Police Department (Non-emergency) 876-2313
Fire Department (Non-emergency) 876-4099
Cedar County Memorial Hospital876-2511
Missouri Gas Energy___________________ 1-800-446-7409
Charter Communications Cable __________ 1-888-871-4485
Waste Corporation of America ___________ 1-800-747-7701
Chamber of Commerce (9 am-12 pm M-Fr)______ 876-4154
Cedar County Assessor ______________ 1-417-276-6700 x3
Cedar County Clerk _________________ 1-417-276-6700 x4
Cedar County Collector ______________ 1-417-276-6700 x2
Division of Family Services876-5955
Division of Employment ________________ 1-417-667-3361
RESIDENTIAL UTILITY RATES
1—900 KWH $ .1018 per KWH + $ 2.58 (minimum)
901—OVER .0904 per KWH
First 5,000 gal. $ 2.47 per M + $ 5.40 (minimum)
All over 5,000 gal. 1.71 per M
$3.36 per thousand gallon + $ 8.08 (minimum)
* Based on average of actual water usage during January, February and March. Subsequent 12 month’s charges are based on this calculated average, to allow for summer water usage that does not go down the sewer. Trash Service:
$ 8.99 per month
Trash charges are billed on the City utility bills for Waste Corporation of America. The City does not provide trash service, simply billing and collection for the trash hauler.
TRASH COLLECTION Waste Corporation of America provides trash service to the City of El Dorado Springs for residential and is available for commercial trash service.
Once a week, curbside solid waste trash pick-up is provided to residents at a cost of $8.99 per month.
YOUR TRASH DAY IS ___________________.
Recycling bins are located northwest of the City Cemetery by the transfer station. Items accepted are aluminum cans, steel food cans, glass bottles, jars and plastic bottles. There is a separate bin for newspapers only.
A transfer station is located northwest of the City Cemetery off of Hainline Road. Information and pricing is available at City Hall.
A compost pile for brush and leaves is located by the transfer station.
Hours for the transfer station and compost pile are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Businesses may contact City Hall for commercial trash information.
Quad-Lakes Solid Waste Management District brings a truck to collect paper for recycling. The truck is located in the City Hall parking lot on the 4th Thursday of each month from 9 am—1 pm. Items accepted, must be brought in separated are:
Office paper (white)
Mixed paper (colored)
Magazines, Catalogs, Phone Books
EL DORADO SPRINGS
PARKS AND RECREATION
The City of El Dorado Springs maintains a City park in the downtown business district. This park is a focal point of the community. In fact, the town was founded in 1881 around a spring that still flows in the park. The park is the site of an annual founder’s day picnic each year in mid-July. Approximately 30,000 people attend the three-day event. Sharing center stage with the spring is the Municipal Band which plays on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening during the summer months. The park also features a community building, shelter houses, tennis courts, playground equipment, barbecue pits and picnic tables.
The Community Building may be reserved for your own personal use — family reunion, birthday party, dances, etc. Contact the Civic Center for reservations and fee information. The fee and deposit is to be paid at the time the application is filled out.
Shelter houses are available on a first come, first serve basis at no charge.
The City also maintains a park adjacent to the Lucien Carter Ball Park. This park features two lighted outdoor basketball courts. The park also has picnic tables and playground equipment.
A third City park is located at Carman & Main. This park features a backstop and a walking trail. You will find a shelter house, picnic tables, barbeque grills and playground equipment located here in our newest park.
SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM The Lucien Carter Ball Park is located at the end of West Fields Ext. The ball fields are used for organized league team practice during the month of May. Reservations for these four (4) ball diamonds are taken at City Hall.
Signups are held in April of each year. Please watch the newspapers for signup information.
Around the first of June, the scheduled league games begin. The children will be divided into leagues by grade.
Players must live in the El Dorado Springs R-2 School District.
T-BALL: Any child in grades Kindergarten or 1st at the time of signups.
The ball is hit off a tee, which is positioned at home plate.
BOYS OR GIRLS COACHES PITCH: Any child in grades 2 or 3 at the time of signups.
The ball is pitched by a pitching machine.
MINOR LEAGUE: Any boy in grades 4 through 6 at the time of signups.
The ball is fast pitched to the batter.
MAJOR LEAGUE: Any boy in 7th through 10th grade at the time of signups.
The play is fast pitch baseball.
JR YOUNG LADIES SOFTBALL: Any girl in grades 4 through 7 at the time of signups.
The ball is fast pitched to the batter.
SR YOUNG LADIES SOFTBALL: Any girl in grades 8 through 11 at the time of signups.
The ball is fast pitched to the batter.
T- Ball $14.00 per player
Coaches Pitch $16.00 per player
JR Young Ladies $17.00 per player
SR Young Ladies $21.00 per player
Minors/Majors $21.00 per player
Families with 4 or more players will only pay the three highest players fees.
Additional rules and regulations are available at City Hall.
In 2005, the City of El Dorado Springs opened a new Civic Center. The Center is located downtown at 135 W Spring and features a gymnasium, indoor walking track, fitness room, racquetball/handball court, game room and meeting rooms/full kitchen. There are no membership dues and the facility is virtually free to use except for the racquetball court and meeting rooms. Hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00 am-9:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 8:00 am-10:00 pm and Sunday 2:00 pm-6:00 pm. Contact the Center for general information, reservations and/or fee information (where applicable). Fees and deposits for reservations must be paid at the time the application is filled out.
GENE PRAY MEMORIAL GOLF COURSE
The City Golf Course is located at the end of West Fields Ext. The green fees are $9.00 per day Monday-Friday; $12.00 on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Season passes are available at City Hall for $325.00 per individual pass and $100.00 for each additional immediate family member. Student passes are available for $75.00. Cart rental is available at the golf course. Cart trail fee is $75.00 annually. Junior fee information is available at the golf course or City Hall.
SOUTHWEST SOCCER CLUB
The Southwest Soccer Club begins practice the first week in August and play is from the end of August through September. Ages 3 and up are eligible for play. Contact Kelly Perkins at 876-6770 or Neil Linsenmayer at 876-2581 for fee information.
VIRGINIA RYAN STRAIN MUNICIPAL POOL
Swimming lessons are offered during the summer season. For information contact the pool at 876-6814 and/or watch the newspaper for registration information.
Normal pool season hours are 1:00 pm — 5:00 pm daily and 6 pm — 8 pm on Tuesday and Thursday. The pool season begins in June and goes through mid-August.
Daily fees - 0-5 $ 1.50
6-up $ 2.00
Season passes - 1- $ 60.00
2- $ 80.00
3 - $100.00
4 - $120.00
5 - $140.00
6 - $150.00
+ $ 10.00 for each person
Contact the pool for evening pool party information.
MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION VOTER REGISTRATION SERVICE: Available during regular business hours at City Hall. See the City Clerk. GARAGE SALE PERMITS: A permit shall be obtained before a garage sale is held at a fee of $1.00 per day. Garage sales are limited to two (2) consecutive days and no more than two (2) separate sales per household per year. BUILDING PERMITS: Building permits are required for all new residential and commercial buildings. Permits are also required for any additions, enlargements or alterations of walls, structures or buildings, or demolition of a structure. Re-roofs and fences require a permit when within the City of El Dorado Springs. Electrical and plumbing permits are also required. All permits can be obtained from City Hall after approval from the Code Official. The cost of the permit depends upon the type of project and the cost of the project.
EL DORADO SPRINGS TAXI SERVICE: The hours of the taxi service are Monday thru Saturday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. The driver does take a lunch break. The taxi dispatcher takes calls from 7:30 am—4:00 pm at 876-6576. The cost of the taxi service is $1.00 for a one-way ride within the City limits and $2.00 for a one-way ride within a 2-mile radius outside the City limits. MERCHANT LICENSES: A merchant license is required to run a business in El Dorado Springs. State law requires a business to provide their retail sales license, if applicable, to City Hall before a local merchant license can be issued. For information regarding your legal requirements to have a retail sales license, please contact the Missouri Department of Revenue. Contact City Hall for more information.
ZONING: The City of El Dorado Springs is zoned. Zoning divides the City into three basic zones — residential, commercial and industrial. Zoning prohibits these activities from taking place outside their respective areas. This minimizes conflicts created when these activities are mixed together in close quarters.
IMPORTANT: Before you buy or rent property or build buildings CHECK ZONING REGULATIONS. Also check sewer, water and electric service availability. ANIMAL REGULATIONS: All dogs and cats are required to be on a leash or confined at all times. Dogs in El Dorado Springs are required to be vaccinated against rabies and have a Dog Tag. The tag is for the protection of the owner as well as the animal. The tag also serves as an excellent form of identification for any dog in the event that they are lost.
The tags are available at City Hall during normal business hours and are good for the period of one (1) year and must be renewed each year in June. The cost of tags are $2.00 each for male or spayed female, $3.00 for unspayed female. Proof of rabies vaccination must be presented at time of purchase.
There shall be no more than two (2) dogs per each household.
Animal Control can be contacted by calling the Police Department at 876-2313.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION DRIVER’S & VEHICLE LICENSE: There is currently no local license office. The nearest Missouri Department of Revenue offices are located in Nevada at 113 S Main (667-2740), at 528 West St, Stockton (276-2228) and at Do It Best Home Center, Osceola (646-2901). Driver’s exams are given on Monday in Lamar, first and third Tuesday in Osceola, Wednesday in Greenfield, second, fourth and fifth Tuesday and every Thursday in Nevada and Friday in Stockton. Missouri Driver’s Guides are available at the Police Department. New Missouri residents are required to obtain a state driver’s and vehicle license immediately.
MARRIAGE LICENSE: Available from the Circuit Clerk and Recorder’s Office at the Cedar County Courthouse in Stockton. Information can be obtained by calling 276-6700.
CABLE TELEVISION: The in-town cable is provided by Charter Communications Cable. For service and hookup information call 1-888-871-4485. For information regarding a Senior Citizen discount, contact Charter Communications Cable.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION - CONTINUED EL DORADO SPRINGS SENIOR CENTER: The Senior Center is located at 604 S. Forrest St. For information about their services call 876-5574.
SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY: The library is located at 808 S. Main. Contact the library for current hours. The phone number is 876-4827.
PERSONAL PROPERTY AND REAL ESTATE TAX RATE: 2007
Per assessed valuation $ .9039 per $100
SALES TAX RATE: 7.725%
The rate is broken down as follows: 3.000% State of Missouri; 1.000% State Education; 0.125% State Conservation Fund; 0.100% State Parks & Soils; 0.500% County Sales Tax; 0.500% County Law Enforcement Sales Tax; 0.500% County Ambulance Sales Tax; 0.500% Capital Improvements Sales Tax; 0.500% Local Parks Sales Tax and 1.000% City Sales Tax.
DAY CARE CENTERS: Below is a partial listing of the local day care centers:
El Dorado Christian 876-6856
Cedar County Memorial Hospital is a thoroughly modern 34-bed acute care hospital dedicated to serving the medical needs of the community. The hospital was totally renovated and new patient room added in 2004. This included 3 large Labor/Delivery Rooms with showers and whirlpool tubs. The hospital is staffed by six family physicians and a full-time general surgeon and radiologist.
Other services at the hospital include 24-hour emergency services, helicopter emergency services to Springfield, Joplin and Kansas City, full line maternity services from prenatal care to labor and delivery in the modern birthing room, physical and respiratory therapies, modern surgery department with same day surgery available, and top of the line laboratory and radiological services, physical therapy and pool for therapy and exercise. The Physical Therapy area was also renovated in 2004 and a pool was added for therapy and aquatic exercise. Ambulance services are provided by the county through a 911 number. In conjunction with its medical services, the hospital promotes health care education and wellness through community education and employees wellness programs.
The CCMH Medical Mall is also part of the Cedar County Memorial Hospital and located at 1317 South Highway 32. Services offered at the CCMH Medical Mall are:
Rural Health Clinic – The Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information call 417-876-3333.
Cedar County Health Department - This Department is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Services include immunizations (child and adult), strep throat screens, blood sugar and blood pressure screening, cholesterol and many other services. The W.I.C. program is also provided as well as Family Planning Clinic, and Breast and Cervical Clinic. For more information call 417-876-5477.
Home Health/In Home Services - Professional nursing, aide services, physical, speech and occupational therapy services are offered in the comfort of your own home. All services will be planned and coordinated by our professional staff working with your physician. 417-876-5477.
Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program - Physical activity is an essential factor in recovery from a heart attack or heart surgery and will benefit those at risk of heart or lung disease. This program can help you begin a healthier future. The exercise equipment is also available in the evening for use by the public. For information call 417-876-5631.
Community Room - The Community Room is available for use by the health related providers in the area and may also be used for community education activities. This room must be reserved in advance by calling 417-876-2511.
OTHER HELPFUL NUMBERS CITY OFFICES:
City Civic Center 876-3393
City Park 876-3840
City Sewer Plant 876-4832
City Street Barn 876-5376
City Utility Warehouse 876-4821
(water, sewer, electric)
Municipal Airport 876-4370
All prices listed in this handbook are subject to change. If this handbook is more than one year old, check with City Hall to see if a more recent copy is available.