Council to hear update on sewer project


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The Sedalia City council will hear one of the last updates regarding the city’s sewer project during tonight’s meeting.

During the pre-council meeting, council will hear a quarterly update from Olsson Associates regarding the city’s sewer project, which is required to be completed in a few months by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Council to also consider two items related to the project:

• Review Change Order No. 7 from Spray Com Utilities Inc. for a deduction of $81,203.80 for the Collection System Rehabilitation Phase 1A Project, Base Bid-Bid Package No. 2. According to the meeting packet, this deduction brings the contract price to $1,262,525.50. It also extends the contract completion date by three days. This change order is necessary because of final quantity adjustments for point repairs, lining and service reconnects.

• Review Change Order No. 1 from Poort Excavating for a deduction of $8,597.28 for the Storm Drainage Improvements Project Areas 3, 9 and 26. According to the meeting packet, the new contract price is now $96,421.72.

When the council meeting begins at 7 p.m., there will be a public hearing for the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget. During that time, citizens may give comments regarding the budget. If not objections are presented, council will proceed with the adoption of the FY17 budget during the March 21 meeting.

During the meeting council will also:

• Review an application for a 2017 Hazardous Moving Grant through the Missouri Highway Safety Program between the Sedalia Police Department and the Missouri Department of Transportation, Traffic and Highway Safety Division. Requested grant amount is $9,629. According to information in the council meeting packet, Sedalia is ranked 22nd in Missouri in terms of total crashes in 2012-14, and this grant is expected to help address the problem.

• Review an application for a 2017 DWI Enforcement Grant between the Sedalia Police Department and the Missouri Department of Transportation, Traffic and Highway Safety Division. Requested grant amount is $5,796. According to the meeting packet, Sedalia ranks 25th statewide in the number of alcohol-related vehicle accidents.

• Review a resolution personally thanking and commending Ellen Cross for her time serving as Interim Public Works Director for the city.

• Review an ordinance approving and accepting a $58,471 state block grant agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for the rebuilding of a taxilane and parking ramp at the Sedalia Regional Airport. This grant requires no city match.

• Review an ordinance approving and accepting a contract amendment to the Supervised Work Release Program Agreement with the Missouri Department of Corrections, Division of Adult Institutions, Tipton Correctional Center. This extends the agreement for an additional year.

• Review an ordinance approving and accepting a master agreement and associated pricing schedules for switched Ethernet service, IP flexible reach and managed Internet service with AT&T relating to the purchase of telephone service for the city’s telephone system. The city will pay $6,014.55 per month for five years with an automatic 12-month extension.

• Review an ordinance amending Ordinance No. 9940 relating to deleting an existing classification and job description for collector/assistant to the finance director for the Finance Department and adding a classification and job description for an accounting technician for the Finance Department.

• Review bids for health insurance. According to the meeting packet, per the request of the City Benefits Committee, it was determined the city should seek bids for health insurance this year. The committee recommends the city change its health care coverage from Midwest Public Risk to United Health Care, which is offering the city a rate that would save more than $100,000.

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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