Council to consider sewer rate increase

Democrat Staff

Democrat Staff

The Sedalia City Council will spend time discussing the city’s wastewater sewer project during today’s meeting, and the public is invited to attend a public hearing regarding an increase in sewer rates.

Council will hear a quarterly update on the project, due to be completed in early summer 2016, by Olsson Associates. A presentation on proposed sewer rates will also be given to council by Public Works Director Bill Beck, Finance Director Kelvin Shaw and Olsson Associates representatives.

A public hearing will be hosted at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers to consider increasing the city’s residential, commercial and industrial wastewater sewer rates to finance the costs to make continued improvements to the city’s wastewater sewer system.

The monthly base rate for all three categories are proposed to stay the same. The monthly volume rate per 1,000 gallons is proposed to increase from $3.95 to $4.65 for all three categories.

Council will then review an ordinance amending Section 60-219(d) of Article V of Chapter 60 of the Code of Ordinances relating to the sewer use charge system and incorporating said fees into the city’s fee schedule.

During the pre-council meeting, council will also hear a presentation regarding the audit results of Fiscal Year 2014-15 from Fred Korte, of Gerding, Korte & Chitwood. Council will make a motion and second to move the acceptance of Fiscal Year 2014-15 audit results as presented to the full council meeting.

Mayor Steve Galliher will present service awards to Traves Williams, pubic works equipment operator with the Street Department, for 10 years of service, and to Sedalia Police Department Officer Preston Hesselbacher for five years of service.

Galliher will also present awards to the winners of the August 2015 Yard of the Month Contest winners:

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

Second Ward: Judy Petrie, 915 E. Broadway Blvd.

Third Ward: Tom and Dyana Cunningham, 2300 S. Engineer Ave.

Fourth Ward/Grand Prize: Bobbie Dean Barker, 3000 Brandon Ave.

During the meeting council will also:

• Review an ordinance approving an agreement with the Pettis County Ambulance District regarding a proposed TIF district on undeveloped land near the intersection of West Main Street and U.S. Highway 50.

• Review an ordinance vacating an existing utility easement for Waterloo Industries Inc. for property located at 1500 Waterloo Road. According to information in the meeting packet, there are no city utilities in this easement, so it is no longer necessary.

• Review an ordinance amending Ordinance No. 10356 regarding a rezoning application by Connie L. Koering, trustee of the Janice Collins Trust, for property located at 704 S. Montgomery Ave. Council voted on this item at the Aug. 17 meeting, but, according to the packet, it must be voted on again due to an error as to the restriction imposed. The rezoning is limited to storage only and no other use.

• Review an ordinance granting a rezoning application by Sure Coat LLC for property located at 1505 N. Ohio Ave. This was unanimously approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission following a public hearing during its Sept. 2 meeting. The proposed ordinance would rezone it from R-1 and C-1 to M-1 Light Industrial.

• Review a bid for $5,463.40 from Otten Small Engine for the purchase of a new mower and bagger for use at a city cemetery.

• Review a records destruction request from the Personnel Department.

• Review a quote of $37,690 from Buyboard for the purchase of additional server storage.

• Review the new appointment of Ron Ditzfeld to the Tax Increment Financing Commission Board, with a term to expire July 2019.

The Sedalia City Council pre-meeting will begin at 6 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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