City of Hollister, MO
Taney County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Cross Reference — As to adoption of fire code, see ch. 206.

Section 205.010 Established.

[CC 1983 §70.010]
There is hereby established a Rural Fire Department under the direction of the Board of Aldermen and Mayor of the City of Hollister, Missouri, and also the City of Hollister Fire Department; which Rural Fire Department shall furnish to its members such protection from fires as such Rural Fire Department is able to provide from the equipment and manpower available.

Section 205.020 Fire Limits.

[CC 1983 §70.020]
The boundary and area of land to be included in the protection area is to be within a radius of ten (10) road miles from the City of Hollister, Missouri; and such boundary and area may be altered and changed from time to time; provided however, that there shall always be a boundary line established on a map so that the limits of such Rural Fire Department area are always known to the City Clerk of Hollister, Missouri, and the Fire Chief of the Hollister Fire Department.

Section 205.030 Membership Fees.

[Ord. No. 268 §70.030, 2-19-1987]
Those people desiring membership within such area for fire protection of residential and business properties shall pay annually membership dues as follows: For an initiation membership fee, there shall be paid the sum of five dollars ($5.00) by both business and residential property owners; and in addition thereto, there shall be an annual membership fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) per year for residential property owners and thirty dollars ($30.00) per year for business property owners, with membership year to begin on the first (1st) of November of each year starting with November 1, 1966, and terminating on the thirty-first (31st) day of October, of the following year. Such membership may not be transferred with the property in the event the property is sold from one person to another or no refunding of membership dues in the event of a sale of such property. Application of new membership fees will be pro-rated after the first (1st) day of May to the five dollar ($5.00) initiation fee and to ten dollars ($10.00) for residential and fifteen dollars ($15.00) for business.

Section 205.040 Rural Fire Assistance.

[CC 1983 §70.040]
Any member of such Rural Fire Department seeking assistance of fire protection shall make such request to the Chief of the Hollister Fire Department or other designated persons so named, and such protection shall only be afforded for residential and business properties and not for the fighting of grass and brush fires.

Section 205.050 Cooperative Firefighting Agreements.

[CC 1983 §70.050]
The Hollister Rural Fire Department shall have the authority and permission to enter into cooperative firefighting agreements with the Forsyth Rural Fire Department and the Branson Rural Fire Department; providing however, that such agreements must first be approved by the Hollister Board of Aldermen and Mayor.

Section 205.060 Service to Non-Members.

[CC 1983 §70.060]
The Hollister Rural Fire Department may answer all dispatched fire calls regardless of whether the call is to the property of a paid up member or not. For those fire calls answered to a non-paid up member, there shall be a charge of two hundred dollars ($200.00) for the first two (2) hours, and one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each additional hour or any part thereof made by the City of Hollister, Missouri. All records of memberships shall be kept in the office of the City Clerk of Hollister, Missouri, and also at the Fire Station under the control of the Hollister Fire Chief.

Section 205.070 Equipment.

[CC 1983 §70.070]
Only that firefighting equipment and trucks so designated to be used outside the City of Hollister, Missouri, shall be used by such Hollister Rural Fire Department.

Section 205.080 Provision of City Service Limited.

[CC 1983 §70.080]
All persons becoming members of such Hollister Rural Fire Department do so with the express understanding that the City of Hollister, Missouri, shall have no obligation to furnish fire protection to such members, but that the City of Hollister, Missouri, shall make available to such Hollister Rural Fire Department such firefighting equipment as the City has from time to time, with such equipment to be manned and operated by the members of such Hollister Rural Fire Department under the direction and control of the Hollister Fire Chief.

Section 205.090 Use of Membership Fees.

[CC 1983 §70.090]
All monies received by the City from the initiation fee and annual membership fee for dues of members of the Hollister Rural Fire Department shall be used by such Hollister Rural Fire Department for the repair and replacement of firefighting equipment and for the purchase of new firefighting equipment as needed.

Section 205.100 Agreement Established.

[Ord. No. 438 §70.100, 12-19-1991]
The City of Hollister, Missouri, hereby contracts with the Cities of Branson, Forsyth, College of the Ozark, Western and Central Taney County Fire Protection Districts, effective upon the passage and approval of a like ordinance by the Board of Aldermen of the Cities or the Governing Board of the Fire District, for the interchange of service of the Fire Department of the parties hereto upon the conditions and provisions hereinafter contained.

Section 205.110 Mutual Aid.

[Ord. No. 438 §70.110, 12-19-1991]
The Fire Department of the City of Hollister, Missouri, shall respond to fire alarms upon request in any part of the Cities of Branson, Forsyth, College of the Ozarks, and Western and Central Taney County Fire Protection District, and the Fire Departments of Branson, Forsyth, College of the Ozarks, and Western and Central Taney County Fire Protection Districts shall respond upon request in any part of the City of Hollister.

Section 205.120 Agreement Termination.

[Ord. No. 438 §70.120, 12-19-1991]
This contract may be terminated at any time during its term on the passage of an ordinance to that effect by the legislative body of either party and written notice thereof given to the other party hereto by serving on the City Clerk of such other municipality a certified copy of such ordinance terminating this agreement. The termination shall take effect sixty (60) days from the date of service of such written notice.

Section 205.130 Compensation for Rendered Services.

[Ord. No. 438 §70.130, 12-19-1991]
The consideration for the service of the Fire Department of each municipality shall be the service given for the protection of lives and property in such municipality by the service of the Fire Department of the other party hereto, and no compensation shall accrue or be paid by either party for the service of the Fire Department of the other party hereto.

Section 205.140 Liability, Negligence.

[Ord. No. 438 §70.140, 12-19-1991]
Neither party hereto shall be liable to the other party for failure to respond to any call by such party, or for the delay or negligence or mistake in receiving or responding to any call, nor shall this contract be interpreted as being an agreement for the benefit of any third (3rd) person.

Section 205.150 Liability, Negligence — Between Parties.

[Ord. No. 438 §70.150, 12-19-1991]
No party hereto shall be liable by reason of this contract to any fireman, official, or employee of the other, nor shall any fireman, official, or employee of either entity hereto be considered for any purpose a fireman, official, or employee of other entity other than the one (1) by which he/she is regularly employed unless he/she is employed by more than one (1) entity, in which case he/she shall be considered an employee of the entity with which he/she shall at the time in question be serving.

Section 205.160 Liability, Negligence — Loss or Damage of Equipment.

[Ord. No. 438 §70.160, 12-19-1991]
In case of loss or damage to the equipment or property of any party hereto while responding to fire alarms, such loss or damage shall be borne by the entity owning such equipment or property.

Section 205.170 Maintenance of Direct Telephone Lines.

[Ord. No. 438 §70.170, 12-19-1991]
In effectuating the purpose of this contract, the parties hereto may maintain direct telephone lines between the fire stations of each of them to be used exclusively for fire calls. In such event, the expense of such lines shall be shared equally by the parties hereto.