BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

Providing the citizens of Holden with the highest degree of drinking water and wastewater disposal services possible.

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Who We Are

The Holden Board of Public Works is a select group of citizens chosen and appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council to manage and oversee the City’s drinking water and wastewater utilities on behalf of our citizens. They are charged with the responsibility and authority to provide the citizens of Holden with affordable and safe drinking water and to dispose of our community’s waste through our sewer system, while protecting our natural waterways and environment from harm, always putting human health and safety first.

Mission Statement

The Holden Board of Public Works is committed to providing the citizens of Holden with the highest degree of drinking water and wastewater disposal services possible. We must carry out our duties while keeping these utilities and services compliant with all public utility, finance, health, and environmental regulations. It is our priority to provide these services affordably, and in a safe and professional manner always protecting the health and welfare of our customers and their community investments.

Objectives

In order to accomplish our mission, we must secure, maintain, and protect a safe drinking water resource, and provide, operate, and maintain treatment processing plants for water and wastewater purification. We must also provide and maintain an infrastructure of drinking water storage and a distribution system, and sewage collection systems for delivering these water and wastewater services to each and every home, business, and organization in our community. These utility services are funded through user fees only, and therefore we must maintain a trustworthy financial structure with security, and accountability to the general public, our government, and our customers. The water and sewer industries are highly regulated by the State of Missouri, and the U.S. E.P.A. Also, because these are public funds, there are strict financial regulations that must be complied with. It is our responsibility to maintain 100% compliance with all regulations. To achieve this, we must retain a network of professionals in many fields to guide our community through the regulatory environment as we strive to deliver these uninterrupted water and sewer services affordably to our citizens. Last, but not least, we must strive to manage restore and maintain our community’s utility infrastructures in top physical condition, preserving our citizen’s largest investment, growing and evolving with changing regulatory and social demands, always offering a smooth transition as future volunteers are chosen to serve on the Board of Public Works and carry on with this charge.
Members

Katy Barrett

Katy moved to Missouri with the Air Force in 1983 and to Holden in 1989. During her 33 year career in the Active Duty Air Force and Air Force Reserve, some of her duties included: Inspector General for the 442nd Fighter Wing & 442nd Security Forces Commander.

Al West

Al has lived in this area his whole life, graduating from Lone Jack, and then receiving a BS in Education from CMSU (UCM). He has taught in the Kingsville school district for 41 years, first as a Social Studies teacher, and then as the Technology Coordinator.

Deanna Kalebic

Deanna is a mother of one, and a grandmother of two. She moved from Green Bay, Wisconsin to Belton, Missouri on November of 1993 and relocated to Holden, Missouri on February 2003. Deanna has 10 years of experience working in the government.

Jason Brown

Chief Operator of a Wastewater Treament Facility

Jason holds an "A" Wastewater Treatment license and a level II water distribution license. Jason is a lifetime Holden resident who graduated from Holden High School in 2001. He is currently attending SFCC and is working towards a degree in business management.

Jim Nipko

Jim was appointed to the council by Mayor Todd and is currently Mayor pro-temp. Jim has been a resident of Holden since January of 1994. Jim graduated from CMSU with a BSBA in May of 1992. He is also a member of Cert and Warrensburg EMA and the president of the Methodist Men's group.

Address & Map

Board of Public Works
900 South Vine Street
Holden, MO 64040
P: (816) 732-6343
Office Hours Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00PM
Water Prices

First 1000 Gallons

$15.66/month

Next 1000 Gallons

$15.66/month

Next 1000 Gallons

$8.65/month

3,001 - 25k Gallons

$8.60per 1k Gallons/month

25,001 Gallons

$6.08per 1k Gallons over/month
Sewer Prices

Customer Services Charge

$9.10/month

Debt Service Charge

$16.84/month

Meter Flow Charge

$4.45per 1k Gallons
* If you live outside of city limits, charges are multiplied by 1.5
Primacy

Meter < or = to 1"

$3.00/year .25¢ pro-rated

Meter > 1" & <= 2"

$7.44/year .62¢ pro-rated

Meter > 3" & <= 4"

$41.16/year $3.43 pro-rated
Primacy Fee The fee that the state of Missouri charges everyone for water testing.
Primacy

Residential Meter

$.70¢/year .06¢ pro-rated

Business Meter < 1"

$3.00/year .25¢ pro-rated

Business Meter > 2"

$10.00/year .84¢ pro-rated
WPSCF(Water Pollution Service Connection Fee) The fee that the state of Missouri charges everyone for their sewer lines to be hooked to city sewer lines.
Penalties

Your statement is mailed to you on or before the 15th day of every month and due upon receipt. This allows 20 days in which to receive a 5% discount from the total bill. Any bill paid after the 5th day of the following month will be assessed the total amount. If payment is not received in full by 5:00 p.m. on the 10th day of the month, your current service is subject to being disconnected for non-pay. Allow 5 to 7 days for delivery and processing when sending payment by mail. If your service is disconnected for non-pay, an appointment may be made during regular business hours for reconnection of service, after the total amount due and a $50 service charge has been paid in full. A serviceman is unable to restore the water service without someone at the residence.

Water Facilities

Here are some photos of our treatment plants and other water facilities.