Sedalia ward lines to possibly be changed


Democrat Staff



Democrat Staff

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The City of Sedalia wards could be redistricted if the proposal is approved during tonight’s Sedalia City Council meeting.

According to information provided in the council meeting packet, the redistricting process has been worked on for about two years. After the first meeting of the Ward Adjustment Committee, it was discovered the census figures from the federal government were incorrect, and it took about a year to get the correct figures.

The goal of redistricting is to make the wards as similar in population size as possible.

During the pre-council meeting, council will hear a Public Works Board update and a monthly financial update from Finance Director Kelvin Shaw.

During the meeting council will also:

• Review an ordinance amending Ordinance No. 9940 relating to amending an existing classification and job description for Animal Care Attendant for the Sedalia Police Department. According to information provided in the council meeting packet, the part-time job description will be updated so it can be converted to a full-time position.

• Review an ordinance granting a rezoning application by Nathan and Rhonda Ahern for property located at 1227 w. Main St., 1301 W. Main St. and 1307 W. Main St. According to the packet, the property will be used for the family’s real estate business. The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved this request.

• Review an ordinance amending Section 16-2(e) of Chapter 16 of the Code of Ordinances by increasing the fees collected by the Sedalia Municipal Court from $2 to $4 for the purpose of providing operating expenses for shelters for battered persons and incorporating said fees into the city’s fee schedule.

• Vote on an appointment of Joyce Foster to the Bothwell Regional Health Center Board of Trustees, completing Mary Nell Strautman’s term expiring June 2017.

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. For more information call 827-3000.

Sedalia Democrat
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