Smoke Detectors

Fire Department
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…
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Preparedness Tips

Emergency Management
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 will then be a three minute pause before the sirens start again. There is no all clear. Watch local media or the EM FB page for updates during a storm. If you hear the sirens going off, seek shelter and monitor weather broadcasts. You can also sign up for local alerts by downloading Smart911 on your smart phone, or going to https://www.smart911.com/smart911/registration/registrationLanding.action?cdnExternalPath= to sign up for emergency alerts on your cell phone, home phone, email or…
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KNOX Box Program

Fire Department
The City of Bolivar and the Bolivar Fire Department along with local businesses participate in the KNOX Box program. This program ensures quick access to a business in case of emergency all the while ensuring the business complete security. You can order you knox box online by going to https://www.knoxbox.com/ and searching for BCFD, or you can call BCFD for any questions and contact Chief Brent Watkins at firechief@bolivar.mo.us.
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Apparatus

Fire Department
Engine 11 Engine 11 is a 2014 Ferrara MVP built engine on an custom Chassis. It contains a 750 gallon tank with a 1750 gpm pump. It is used as a first out apparatus for fire alarms. Ladder 12 Ladder 12 is our 2015 Ferrara MVP 77' aerial . It has a 2000 gallon pump. This truck contains a 300 gallon booster tank and an adjustable waterway. Rescue 14 Rescue 14 is a 2014 Ford 1 ton truck equipped with medical and light extrication equipment. This truck is our response vehicle for medical calls and also has brush fire equipment mounted. Engine 13 Engine 13 is a 1999 Precision engine. It has a 1000 gallon tank and a 1500 gpm pump. This apparatus is used primarily for mutual aid response in the community. Chief 1…
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Burning Brush Piles

Fire Department
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.  Burning natural brush piles is allowed so long that the pile is smaller than 10' wide, by 10' deep, by 5' high. No trash, treated lumber, or non-natural materials are allowed to burn. Prior to burning, please contact Polk Co. Dispatch so that we may know you are burning and not respond emergency. 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…
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BCFD Honor Guard

Fire Department
Bolivar Fire Department is proud to have a 4 man honor guard to represent our department and the communityThis group marches in local parades, represents BCFD at the state wide firefighter memorial service, and other events throughout the year. For information regarding this group, contact Chief Brent Watkins at firechief@bolvar.mo.us.
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Welcome Back Students!

News
Wishing all new and returning students a great year! Our thanks to SBU Welcome Week Group 5 for helping landscape and stain at the Municipal Course yesterday...this must have felt great after their outdoor service project!
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Agendas/Packets/Minutes

Documents / Forms Center
  Below are downloads in .pdf format. If you are looking for other documents, forms, or years please visit the central forms and documents page by clicking here. [vc_row bg_style="stretch" video_bg_overlay="none" border_style="solid" margin_top="45px" margin_bottom="50px"][vc_column width="1/2" style="default" bg_style="stretch" border_style="solid" padding_right="10px"] Board of Alderman 2020 Board Packets 2020.01.14 Work Session Packet 2019 Board Packets 2019.01.08 Work Session Packet2019.01.22 Regular Session Packet2019.02.05 Work Session Packet2019.02.14 Special Executive Session2019.02.26 Regular Session Packet2018.02.26 Revised Regular Session Agenda2019.03.26 Regular Session Packet2019.04.11 Work Session Packet2019.04.23 Regular Session Packet2019.05.03 Special Executive Session2019.05.14 Work Session Packet2019.05.28 Regular Session Packet2019.06.04 Special Executive Session Agenda2019.06.04 REVISED Special Executive Session Agenda2019.06.18 Regular Session Packet2019.06.18 REVISED AGENDA Regular Session and Additional Packet Info2019.07.09 Work Session Packet2019.07.09 Work Session Amenda Agenda and Additional Info for Packet2019.07.17 Special Executive Session Agenda2019.07.23 Regular Session Packet2019.07.30 and…
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Bids/Audits/Reports

Documents / Forms Center
Below are Audits, Bid Packets, and Financial Report downloads .pdf format. If you are looking for other documents, forms, or years please visit the central forms and documents page by clicking here. Audits 2010-audit-city-of-bolivar2011-audit-city-of-bolivar2012-audit-city-of-bolivar2013-audit-city-of-bolivar2014-audit-city-of-bolivar2015 Audit City of Bolivar2016 Audit City of Bolivar2017 Audit City of Bolivar2018 Audit City of Bolivar Financial Reports 2017 City of Bolivar Budget LEGAL NOTICE 2015 COB CCR REPORT_MO50100852015 SOUTHTOWN CCR REPORT_MO5031408 Bid Packets 2020.01.21 Bid Notice for Pick Up Truck
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Developer Forms

Building Department, Community Development, Documents / Forms Center, Planning & Zoning
Below are downloads .pdf format. If you are looking for other documents, forms, or years please visit the central forms and documents page by clicking here. Business License Application: Business License Application Building Brochures Benefits of Building Permits Building Codes Building Green Living Better Flood-cleanup Mold Prevent Accidents Save Lives Safety First Disaster Preparedness Building Procedure Forms Appeal Procedure Construction Spec Manual Fee Chart Instructions for City Protest Petitions Preliminary and Final Plat Approval Procedures Special Use Procedure Subdivision Regulations Amendment Procedure Variance Procedure Zoning District Change Procedure Zoning Text Amendment Procedure Forms Application for Appeal Application for Final Plat Application for Lot Split Application-for Preliminary Plat Application for Rezoning Application for Special Use Application for Variance Code Enforcement Complaint Form Final Plat Checklist Preliminary Plat Checklist Wards Map bldg-perm-app_residential-2:Residential…
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History of Bolivar, Missouri

City Profile
Bolivar has existed as a city since Nov. 10, *1835, when proclaimed as such by the Polk County Court and designated as the county seat. Bolivar and Polk County in 1985 celebrated their sesquicentennial. Bolivar was organized as a fourth-class city Feb. 15, 1881. The settlement which was to become Bolivar developed along the trail used by the Overland Stage, hence the reason Bolivar's streets don't run true north and south, instead being offset about 22 degrees to the west. The location of Bolivar as a settlement was also directly related to Keeling Spring, located behind the Bolivar Post Office and next to the Bolivar Herald-Free Press office. That spring is now mostly covered by a concrete monument that commemorates the importance of the spring to the location of Bolivar.…
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