Council to review hiring financial firm

If approved, firm analyze feasibility of new police station, community center

Democrat Staff

The Sedalia City Council and the Sedalia Park Board have been discussing two major proposed construction projects for the city, and council will review a minor item related to those projects during tonight’s meeting.

Council heard a presentation regarding a proposed new Sedalia Police Station several meetings ago, and the Park Board has been discussing a proposed Sedalia Community Center for more than a year. The Park Board and Parks and Recreation Director Mark Hewett are scheduled to present the project proposal so far at the June 13 work session.

One of the biggest concerns has been the financial feasibility of these projects. During tonight’s meeting, council will review an ordinance approving and accepting an agreement for municipal advisor services with Springsted Inc. According to information in the packet, Springsted is being asked to provide financial analysis for the proposed Sedalia Police Station and proposed Community Center funding.

The regular council meeting will begin with a public hearing regarding the past performance by the City of Sedalia and the Center for Human Services/Cooperative Workshops Inc. in carrying out the public facility improvements at CHS, 1500 Ewing Dr., and to allow any public comments regarding the close-out of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) utilized to renovate the facility.

Mayor Stephen Galliher will present a service award to Cemetery Director Roger Waters for 30 years of service. Special awards will be presented to Sedalia Police Officer Bill Chapman for retiring after 36 years and 10 months of service and to James Rios, of the Cemetery Department, for retiring after 27 years and 10 months of service.

Special awards will also be presented to the May Yard of the Month Contest winners: Ward 1, Bob and Beverly Morris, 2023 W. 14th St.; Ward 2/Grand Prize, Judy Petrie, 915 E. Broadway Ave.; Ward 4, Richard Simon, 1704 Heck Ave.

Council will vote on one appointment: Patrick Daly to the Tax Increment Financing Commission for a four-year term expiring July 2020.

During the meeting council will also:

• Review a resolution authorizing the Sedalia Police Department to act as an agent for the City of Sedalia in the application process for the 2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Local Grant from the U.S. Bureau of Justice as well as authorizing an agreement with Pettis County for distribution and use of any awarded funds.

• Review a bid of $36,000 and an ordinance approving an accepting an agreement with Reese Equipment Co. LLC for the Yard Waste Grinding No. 7 Project.

• Review an ordinance granting a rezoning application by Lawrence J. Klein for property located at 1602 S. Harrison Ave., 1606 S. Harrison Ave. and 1618 S. Harrison Ave. The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously recommends approval. According to information in the meeting packet, if approved by council, this rezoning request would allow Klein to construct storage for his lawn-related equipment so it can be stored out of sight of neighbors and passersby.

• Review an ordinance readopting Section 2-833 of the Code of Ordinances, which establishes a procedure to disclose potential conflicts of interest and substantial interests for certain officials. This is a biannual requirement of the Missouri Ethics Commission.

• Review an ordinance approving and accepting an ILEC Plexar II Service Pricing Schedule with AT&T relating to renewal of telephone service for the city’s telephone system.

The Sedalia City Council pre-meeting will begin at 6:30 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. For more information, call 827-3000.
If approved, firm analyze feasibility of new police station, community center

Democrat Staff

Sedalia Democrat
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