Burning within the City of Bolivar is allowed with a few restrictions. These include burning building material or other items not allowed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Prior to burning, please contact the FD so that we may inspect your burn pile to make sure all people and buildings will stay safe. It is required that an adult over 18 stay with the burn pile and have a hose with them in case any issues arise. If there are complaints of smoke from your fire, you will be required to extinguish your fire. If you have any questions please contact the FD.
Follow these tips to help save your life & property from fire: For minimum protection, install a smoke detector outside of each bedroom or sleeping area in your home. Keep your bedroom doors closed while you are asleep. Better, install detectors on every level of your home. Keep your smoke detectors properly maintained. Test them once a week to ensure that the detectors are working properly. Every Spring and Fall when you change your clocks, remember to change your smoke alarm batteries. Use only the type of batteries recommended on the detector. Develop an escape plan and review the plan with all members of the family frequently. Be aware that children and elderly people may need special assistance should a fire occur. Establish a meeting place outside the house for…
The City's Municipal Golf Course has recently come under City Management after being leased and operated as the Bolivar Golf Club for more than 30 years. Located 1506 W. Broadway St., it is a beautiful 9 hole course offering play to all ages featuring "Two for Twenty Dollar Tuesdays" and monthly specials. Memberships are available by contacting the Golf Course or City Hall at 417-326-2489.
The Water Department consists of four employees. Employee's have their DS3 Water License Equipment includes two backhoes (one John Deere and one Cat), two dump trucks and three service trucks. The City’s water supply is run by five wells; four of which have back-up generators. We have five sampling stations where bacteria samples are taken twice per month. Chlorine and fluoride are closely monitored by our qualified workers. Our wells pump from 400-700 gallons of water per minute. On an average day, they pump 1,500,000 gallons of water. We have three storage tanks that are always full. Keeping them full gives the City its water pressure. We have one tank that holds 200,000 gallons; one tank holds 250,000; and the third holds one million gallons of water. We have 681…
Mission Statement: To repair, maintain and construct street passageways throughout the City to ensure safe travel for residents and visitors. There are seven employees of the street maintenance division of Public Works that perform the following duties for approximately 125 miles of street: Building streets Curb and gutter repair Right of way and ditch maintenance and mowing Tree removal from right of ways Snow and ice removal from City streets Street sweeping Asphalt repair Concrete construction and repair Patching of pot holes
Located at 800 W. Jackson, the City of Bolivar has developed this northern end of the Ozark Greenway Trails system spanning from Springfield to Bolivar. The trailhead building has seasonal restrooms, a covered picnic area, bike lock racks and two parking lots. http://www.friscohighlinetrail.org/
Located at 711 S. Springfield, this park is the location of the Simon` Bolivar statue; a place where both foreign and domestic representations of government meet with the people of Bolivar and the surrounding areas. This park has transformed into a Plaza with a fountain, memorial bricks and benches. Hours for the Plaza of the Americas are: April – September M – F 7:30 am – 9:00 pm Sat. & Sun. 7:00 am – 9:00 pm October – March M – F 7:30 am – 6:00 pm Sat. & Sun. 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Located at 601 W. Forest (N. Highway 83), this park is a real gem. If offers four pavilions with water and electricity, seasonal restrooms, play equipment, picnic tables through the park, BBQ grill and pits, nature trails, horseshoe pits, washer toss pits, storm safe room and a small lake. (more…)
The Bolivar Office of Emergency Management encourages you to have plans and supplies to fend for yourself for 72 hours after a major emergency. Bolivar has eight(8) storm sirens situated throughout the community that will sound for three minutes under a Tornado Warning issues by the National Weather Service that affects Bolivar proper. There is no all clear. If you hear the sirens going off, seek shelter and monitor weather broadcasts. Disaster Kit Supplies Disaster Readiness Alerts & Warnings (Meanings) Homeland Security (Current Travel Warnings) Missouri State Emergency Management Red Cross Emergency Preparation Help