Council to vote on electric charging station

Democrat Staff

Democrat Staff

If approved during tonight’s Sedalia City Council meeting, the City of Sedalia could gain a new Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment station.

Council will review an ordinance approving and accepting a site license and consumption cost agreement with Kansas City Power & Light for the installation and operation of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment stations on city-owned property in the parking lot across from City Hall at Second Street and Osage Avenue.

According to information in the council meeting packet, the station will be operated by KCP&L for up to 24 hours a day and made available to the public.

Council will also review a resolution declaring a 90-day moratorium on demolition permits on Ohio Avenue between Main Street and Broadway Boulevard.

According information in the meeting packet, the moratorium allows the city enough time to produce the legislation needed to protect the area from demolitions that impact long-term strategic planning. The Certified Local Government Commission will be reviewing and forwarding their recommendations to council in the next 90 days.

“The demolition of buildings along Ohio Avenue may be detrimental to the integrity of the Sedalia Commercial Historic District and the historic character of he district should be retained and preserved,” the proposed resolution states.

Mayor Stephen Galliher will present service awards to Sedalia Fire Department Driver Hugo Twenter for 35 years of service, Sedalia Police Department Officer Joseph McCullough for 10 years of service and Water Pollution Control Department Senior Engineer Technician Matt Harris for five years of service.

Galliher will also present a special award to Earl D. Monteer, of the Sanitation Department, for retiring after 12 years, 11 months of service.

During the meeting council will also:

• Review seven ordinances relating to updating building codes in the Code of Ordinances. Council heard the first reading of these ordinances during the Nov. 2 meeting; they will hear the second reading tonight.

• Review an ordinance accepting a quit claim deed with associated easement for ingress, egress, public utility and right-of-way purposes from Thompson Hills Investment Corp., Sylvia G. Thompson Charitable Trust and CJ Sedalia LLC for Hobby Lobby Drive and Ninth Street, and accepting said streets for city maintenance.

• Review an ordinance approving and accepting an agreement with Timothy D. Ehlers and Angela M. Ehlers and Tim’s Tree Service LLC. According to information in the council meeting packet, this agreement allows the city to have access to the Ehlers’ property to grind up material to be used in city compost.

• Review a records destruction request from the Personnel Department.

• Review the appointments of Curt Williams, completing William Ferguson’s term expiring in June 2017, and Larry Bahr, completing Ron Ditzfeld’s term expiring in June 2019, both to the Sedalia Regional Airport Board.

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.

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