Council to consider compost facility upgrades

Democrat Staff

Democrat Staff

The City of Sedalia’s compost facility could see some upgrades in the near future if approved during today’s Sedalia City Council meeting.

According to information in the meeting packet, during the 2015-16 budget process, $100,000 was budgeted for the repair of a leachate leak at the city’s landfill that is in post-closure. A less expensive option was recommended by engineers and, with the approval of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the leachate repair has been set to not exceed $25,850.

If council approves an ordinance tonight amending the budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16, the city could utilize some of the remaining $74,150 to address three in-house projects “essential” to the compost facility:

• Moving the yard waste facility to the compost facility for an estimated $52,150.

• Site preparation for a household hazardous waste collection trailer to be placed at the compost facility for an estimated $7,000.

• Expand the pad at the compost facility with the installation of gravel for an estimated $15,000.

In addition to the proposed projects, council will consider authorizing three products produced at the compost facility to the city fee schedule: regular compost, various byproducts produced during the composting process and larger wood chips that cannot be used in the city’s compost.

During the pre-council meeting, council will hear an update from City Administrator Gary Edwards on the status of the strategic goals council created during its strategic planning meeting in January.

During the council meeting, Mayor Steve Galliher will present service awards to Sedalia Police Department Detective Stephanie Davis for 20 years of service, Chief Building Official Andy Burt in the Community Development Department for 10 years of service, SPD Animal Control Officer Tammy Smith for 10 years of service, Sedalia Fire Department Firefighter David Cummins for five years of service, SFD Firefighter Lucas Fowler for five years of service, and SFD Firefighter Josh Nelson for five years of service.

Special awards will be given to the September Yard of the Month contest winners:

• First Ward/Grand Prize: Heather Hunter, 1100 Wilkerson.

• Second Ward: Delores Cantwell, 3203 E. Broadway Blvd.

• Third Ward: John Rucker, 909 S. Arlington.

• Fourth Ward: Bob and Laura Heitmeyer, 3208 Buckingham Dr.

There will also be a special recognition of the Show-Me Master Gardeners and the Fair City Garden Club, both sponsors of the Yard of the Month contest.

During the meeting council will also:

• Review Change Order No. 1 from Smi-Co Construction Inc. for the Peak Flow Management Improvements Stormwater Equalization (EQ-1) project for $1,499.

• Review a proposal from Wilson & Co. for $3,000 for additional work added to the scope of the traffic analysis for the intersection of U.S. Highway 50 and Curry Drive.

• Review an ordinance amending the budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16 for the replacement of a pool car in the amount of $12,500. It was scheduled for replacement this year, but was missed in the final budgeting process.

• Review a recommendation from the IT Department to reject the bid opened Sept. 9 for telephone service. New bids were accepted and opened Sept. 17.

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.

Sedalia Democrat
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