Council moves forward on police station

Gives approval to city staff to seek funding

By Tim Epperson - [email protected]

The Sedalia City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday to allow city staff to seek funding for the construction of a new police station.

This action lets city staff move forward in planning for a new police facility, as the Sedalia Police Department has outgrown its current facility at the Sedalia Municipal Building, according to SPD officials.

The resolution declares the official intent of the City of Sedalia to finance a new police station. According to information provided in the council meeting packet, this Resolution of Reimbursement was suggested and written by the city’s bonding attorney from the Gilmors-Bell firm; it was reviewed by Finance Director Kelvin Shaw.

This will also allow payment for related expenses incurred prior to the approval of the financing.

Mayor Stephen Galliher also recognized Sedalia Police Officer Ronald Miller for retiring after 29 years and two months of service.

Galliher will also presented awards to the June Yard of the Month Contest winners:

• First Ward: Bob and Beverly Morris, 2023 W. 14th St.

• Second Ward: Donald and Kendra Maples, 422 E. Fifth St.

• Third Ward: No participants.

• Fourth Ward/Grand Prize: Dallas Duncan, 3304 Plaza Circle.

During the meeting council also:

• Approved an ordinance approving and accepting an airport sublease agreement with Steven R. Garrett and RJD Group and Gemini Professionals LLC.

• Reviewed bids for the demolition of a structure located at 541 E. Fourth St. City staff recommends the low bid of $1,500 from Schultz Wrecking.

• Approved an ordinance approving and accepting a business associate agreement with New Directions Behavioral Health LLC for the renewal of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefits for city employees. According to the meeting packet, this ordinance is necessary since the city changed health insurance carriers. The city’s previous carrier had paid part of the EAP cost last year, but that is no longer the case, so the increased EAP cost under the new carrier is $1,950.85.
Gives approval to city staff to seek funding

By Tim Epperson

[email protected]

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