New Sedalia City Council members to be sworn in


Council to vote on more than a dozen appointments

Democrat Staff



Council to vote on more than a dozen appointments

Democrat Staff

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The Sedalia City Council is in for a long meeting tonight, voting on a lengthy list of agenda items and more than a dozen board appointments, as well as swearing in the newly elected council members.

After the current council completes everything on the agenda, it will be time for the swearing in ceremony for four council members elected in the April 5 municipal election. Ward 2 Councilwoman Bonita Nash and Ward 3 Councilman Don Meier will be sworn in for their second terms, Ward 4 Councilman Tollie Rowe will be sworn in for his third term, and Jeff Leeman will be sworn in for his first term as Ward 1 councilman.

Council will then elect Mayor Pro-Tem, a position currently held by Ward 1 Councilwoman JoLynn Turley.

Council will also vote on a long list of appointments:

Dennis Henderson to the Police Personnel Board, completing Jeff Leeman’s term, expiring June 2020.

Thomas Brody Kempton, David Floyd and David Kuhlmann to the Bothwell Regional Health Center Board of Trustees, four-year terms expiring June 2020.

Donna Plummer to the Central Business and Cultural District Board of Directors, three-year term expiring June 2019.

Mickey Paul, Matt Moulton and Amanda Wasson Blackburn to the Citizen’s Committee for Smart Growth, three-year terms expiring June 2019.

Don Meyer to the Plumbers Examining Board, one-year term expiring June 2017.

Roberta Myers to the Sedalia Historic Commission, three-year term expiring June 2019.

Michelle Swords to the Tax Increment Financing Commission, four-year term expiring July 2020.

Cindy Kretzer and Billie Long to the Tree Board, three-year terms expiring June 2019.

Kevin Wade and Jim Fischer to the Zoning Board of Adjustment, five-year terms expiring June 2021.

Steve Bloess as an alternate to the Zoning Board of Adjustment, five-year terms expiring June 2021.

During the regular council meeting there will be a check presentation from Bob Hiller from the DARE Car Show.

Council will hear an annual report presentation from the Citizen’s Committee for Smart Growth and a monthly financial update from Finance Director Kelvin Shaw during the pre-council meeting.

During the meeting council will also:

• Review a recommendation for the purchase of 38 Panasonic body-worn cameras for the Sedalia Police Department from Turn Key Mobile for $47,051 through the State of Missouri Cooperative Procurement Program.

• Review an ordinance amending the budget for Fiscal Year 2016-17 regarding the SPD body-worn cameras project.

• Review a records destruction request from the SPD Administrative Services Bureau.

• Review bids and an ordinance approving and accepting an agreement with Chester Bross Construction Co. for the mill and overlay of various city streets.

• Review bids and an ordinance approving and accepting an agreement with Preferred Construction for the sidewalk project on Engineer Avenue from Broadway Boulevard to 16th Street.

• Review bids and an ordinance approving and accepting an agreement with Duke’s Root Control Inc. for the chemical root control of the city’s sanitary sewer collection system.

• Review bids and an ordinance approving and accepting an agreement with Poort Excavating LLC for storm drainage improvements.

• Review bids for trap rock.

• Review an ordinance approving and accepting Amendment 1 to an agreement with Cooperative Workshops Inc. for retrieval of recyclable materials and processing recyclable materials. According to information in the meeting packet, this amendment extends the current agreement for 90-days while the city reviews cost-saving options.

• Review an ordinance amending Ordinance 8307 by repealing Section 2 by removing the school zone designation on 24th Street from its intersection with Ingram Avenue to 250 feet east. This change was unanimously recommended by the Traffic Advisory Commission. The Sedalia Bible Church no longer needs the school zone.

• Review an ordinance amending Ordinance 9940 relating to amending an existing classification and job description for Plant Maintenance Mechanic for the Water Pollution Control Department (WPC) and adding a classification and job description for Assistant Plant Maintenance Mechanic.

• Review an ordinance amending Section 7.15(C) (controlled substance and alcohol testing policy — applicability) of the city’s Personnel Regulations Manual by adding the title of Assistant Plant Maintenance Mechanic to employee positions required to have a commercial driver’s license.

• Review a quote of $47,450.53 for the purchase of a Bobcat skid steer for the Street Department from Forklifts of Central Mo through the State of Missouri Cooperative Procurement Program.

• Review bids for an equipment hauling trailer for the Street Department.

• Review quotes for the emergency purchase of six Hach Flow Meters for WPC from Heartland Controls for $18,225. According to information from City Administrator Gary Edwards in the meeting packet, it is “urgent that the city acquire these flow meters immediately in order to have them placed at strategic locations in Sedalia in order to measure water flow. It has been determined that the old meters cannot be repaired and it is necessary for the city to accurately measure the amount of water being sent to our sewer plant from several locations.”

• Review an ordinance amending the budget for FY17 regarding the WPC flow meter emergency purchase.

The Sedalia City Council pre-meeting will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the mayor’s conference room with the regular meeting immediately following at 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Municipal Building, 200 S. Osage Ave.

There will be a reception after the meeting to recognize outgoing Ward 1 Councilman Jim Cunningham and the newly elected members.

For more information, call 827-3000.

Sedalia Democrat
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