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In its first meeting since the April 5 municipal election, the Sedalia City Council will welcome one new member to its ranks and elect a mayor pro tem on Monday.

Earlier this month, Sedalia voters elected newcomer Becca La Strada to represent Ward 2 on the council and returned Ward 3 Councilman Bob Cross to office in the only two contested council races. Ward 1 Councilman Tony Arbisi and Ward 4 Councilman Ken Norton were both re-elected in uncontested races.

La Strada and the three returning council members will be sworn into office Monday for two-year terms on the council. Once seated, the new council will elect a mayor pro tem.

Prior to the swearing in ceremony and election of mayor pro tem, the current council is expected to consider an ordinance retaining Engineering Surveys and Services, of Sedalia, as the city’s consulting engineer for a cost not to exceed $50,000 during the city’s 2011-2012 fiscal year.

According to the meeting agenda, city staff members have been pleased with the engineering services the firm has provided in recent years and recommended approval of the agreement.

Council members are also scheduled to take up a proposal to annex a parcel of property at the Thompson Meadows Industrial Park.

The ordinance would annex a small portion of land along the western border of the industrial park that was acquired after its original annexation, according to the agenda. The measure would also zone the property as heavy industrial, which is the same zoning for the rest of the industrial park.

No objections to the annexation proposal were expressed during a public hearing April 4.

The council is scheduled to convene at 6:45 p.m. Monday for committee meetings in the mayor’s conference room. The regular meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, and there will be a reception honoring new and outgoing council members following the meeting.

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