Council to vote on animal shelter budget


The City of Sedalia will continue moving forward with operations of the Sedalia Animal Shelter as the Sedalia City Council votes on the shelter’s budget during tonight’s meeting.

Council will review an ordinance amending the budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16, which will be for animal shelter operations. The city took over operations of the shelter Wednesday, and is continuing to implement new policies and practices.

“For reasons such as ongoing financial problems and resulting concerns about being able to continue operation of the shelter, it is necessary for the city to assume operation of the Sedalia Animal Shelter. Consequently, the city’s operation budget must be amended to allow for this change,” City Administrator Gary Edwards wrote in the meeting packet.

During the meeting council will also review an ordinance approving and accepting sales agreements with Foley Equipment Co. for the leasing/purchasing of equipment: a skid steer for Water Pollution Control, a skid steer for the Sanitation Department and a wheel loader for WPC.

Service awards will be given to Peggy Bay, accounting technician in the Finance Department, for 15 years of service, and Sedalia Police Officer Aaron Devorss for 10 years of service.

Special awards will also be given to the winners in each ward for the June 2015 Yard of the Month Contest:

Ward 1: Jerry Ann Mayfield, 2003 W. Broadway Blvd.

Ward 2/Grand Prize: Elwanda Tanner and Darrell Dodson, 901 E. Broadway Blvd.

Ward 3: Erin Setzer, 1107 Ware.

Ward 4: Bob and Laura Heitmeyer, 3208 Buckingham Dr.

The Sedalia City Council pre-meeting will begin at 6:45 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.

Sedalia Democrat
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