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Bourbon City Hall
PO Box 164
125 N. Old Highway 66
Bourbon, Mo 65441
Phone: 573-732-5550
Fax: 573-732-5808


Mission Statement:
The mission of the City of Bourbon is to provide effective and efficient public service through team work in an effort to improve our community and make it a better place to live and work.


Organization:
As a fourth class city, Bourbon's government consists of an elected mayor, four alderman and a city collector. The mayor, with the aldermen's approval, appoints a city clerk, a commissioner of public safety, a public works department supervisor, a parks department superintendent, six full time police officers, two full time city employees, and any other needed employees. In an emergency the mayor can appoint someone to temporarily fill a position until the next city council meeting.


Volunteer Boards
The Planning and Zoning Board which meets once a month, reviews all building permit applications over 200 square feet, and/or for living structures, and makes recommendations for approval or non-approval to the city council. This board is also responsible for any zoning changes or enforcement that is needed. Although it has no direct power, it is expected to make considered recommendations to the city council on actions that need to be taken.

The Park Board is responsible for all matters pertaining to the city parks. Again, although this board has no direct power, it is relied upon to make all necessary suggestions as to the maintenance and improvement of the city's parks. This board meets four times a year, or as needed.

The Bourbon Development Association is a board of appointed volunteers assigned the tasks of encouraging development within the city, analyzing any special needs the city has, and cultivating volunteer efforts to meet those needs.

The Bourbon Booster Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7p.m. at Bourbon City Hall conference room. It is a non-profit organization established in 1948 for the purpose of promoting the city of Bourbon, Missouri and the health and welfare of its citizens. Club sponsors: Senior Citizen programs, Annual Fall Festival, Spring Business Appreciation Days, Christmas Tree Lighting, Santa's Visits to Bourbon, Scouting Programs, Citizen Volunteer Recognition and Award Programs, and many other events throughout the year.

Bourbon Missouri Community Betterment Committee is a Branch of the Bourbon Booster Club and is affiliated with the Missouri State Betterment Program which is regulated through the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The community is entered in the Betterment Contest each year by submitting a project report scrapbook. This book serves to inform the judges about the community's betterment program, its accomplishments, and youth involvement.

The local Explorer Scout Post 2429 is the Bourbon Youth Betterment Group. During the past thirty years of participation in the program, Bourbon has won many awards and cash prizes.


Regulations
The City of Bourbon requires that all dogs be licensed. Proof of rabies shot is required. The annual fee is $8 each. Dogs must be kept on a leash when off an owner's property. The city operates a kennel for strays to be kept 3 days before being released to the Sullivan Animal Control facility. A fee is charged to recover the animal.

The city requires all grass and weeds to be no higher than 8 inches.

Businesses inside the city limits are required to purchase a city business license annually at a cost ranging from $15 to $50.

The City Park shelter houses are for the use of the public. The large one may be reserved through city hall and requires an advance fee of $25 plus a $10 deposit. The small ones are on a first come basis.

Recycling is offered to city residents on Saturday mornings, 10AM until Noon, at the City Hall parking lot. Please smash your plastic bottles and cans. Bulky large items are picked up once a month on the last Friday.