While construction has yet to begin on the new Sedalia Animal Shelter, the Sedalia City Council will vote on several items pertaining to the project during its special meeting today.
Construction of the project was delayed after environmental hazards were found at the original site in fall 2014. A new site has been selected by Sue Heckart, who is funding the project. A new construction start date hasn’t been selected, but work is expected to begin soon.
Heckart had previously declined to confirm whether the city or a private entity would handle the shelter until the project was completed, but during today’s meeting council will vote on four items regarding services at the shelter:
• Review bids for veterinary services for the Sedalia Animal Shelter.
• Review an ordinance approving and accepting an agreement with The Spay & Neuter Clinic LLC for veterinary services at the Sedalia Animal Shelter.
• Review an ordinance approving and accepting an agreement with Thompson Hills Animal Clinic for veterinary services at the Sedalia Animal Shelter.
• Review an ordinance adding Section 8-181 to the City Fee Schedule establishing feline and canine adoption fees at the Sedalia Animal Shelter.
During the meeting, council will also review an ordinance authorizing a non-exclusive public bus shelter casement to Sedalia Bus Shelter LLC for property located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 50 and South Moniteau Avenue.
According to information in the meeting packet, SBS has entered into an agreement with the Community Transportation Partnership to provide riders with bus shelter structures. The information, which comes from SBS representative and local entrepreneur Jorge Guevara, states SBS will develop approximately 15 sites over the next five years, and three sites have been targeted to be developed in 2015, starting with Moniteau and U.S. 50.
Each structure will be a “solid concrete slab to which a metal structure (bus shelter) with roof and three sides, along with a bike rack, bench and light will be anchored to.”
Immediately following the meeting, council will take an informational tour of the Sedalia Police Department.
The Sedalia City Council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the mayor’s conference room at the Municipal Building, 200 S. Osage Ave. For more information call 827-3000.