After its regular meeting Monday the Sedalia City Council celebrated Ken Norton and his 28 years as a Ward 4 councilman.
“Mr. Norton has given us 28 incredible years and did so many great and positive things for the community,” said Mayor Elaine Horn. “(As a councilman) he’s made many positive changes to keep Sedalia moving forward and we’d like to thank him for his years of service.”
Norton, who lost his seat to Larry Stevenson in the April municipal election, said he was still keeping abreast of council and city issues through the Democrat and local radio, noting, “council isn’t something you can just walk away from.”
“I’m obviously still interested in what’s going on with the city and the projects that are still ongoing,” he said. “It is nice to have my Monday nights back, but I enjoyed my time serving the community, and really, that’s what this is about, serving Sedalia.”
During the meeting council also:
• Approved a bid and contract with J.C. Myers Construction Co. to build a new 863-square-foot office for Crown Hill Cemetery for approximately $143,000. Funds for the project will come from the city’s Cemetery Fund which is used for cemetery repairs and maintenance.
• Approved a bid and five-year contract to World Fuel Services to be the fuel supplier for the Sedalia Regional Airport.
• Approved the purchase of a dump truck for the Water Pollution Control Department through the Missouri Cooperative Procurement Program; $125,000.
• Approved a bid to Hughesville-based H&M Trucking LLC for hauling trap rock, which is used in chip and seal street work; $28 per ton.
• Approved bids for demolition at 503 and 509 E. Walnut St. by Schultz Wrecking and 429 N. Summit Ave. by Morton Custom Contracting; $11,840 total.
• Approved an ordinance amending emergency snow routes.
• Approved an ordinance dealing with the sale and disposal of surplus city property.