Spring is here, but during its meeting on Monday the Sedalia City Council will focus on snow as it votes to approve several winter weather-related ordinances.
First on the agenda is a change in the city’s emergency snow routes, including adding the downtown area portion of Ohio Avenue as a designated route. In addition, council will vote to approve the purchase of a new dump truck with a snow plow and material spreader for $125,105 and review bids for rock salt at a cost of $61.54 per ton, a $2 decrease from last year’s price. Finally, council will vote on the purchase of a 10-foot snow plow blade for $150.
During the meeting, council will also:
• Swear in newly elected Ward 4 Councilman Larry Stevenson, who will replace Ken Norton, and Ward 1 Councilwoman Jo Lynn Turley, Ward 2 Councilwoman Becca La Strada and Ward 3 Councilman Bob Cross, who all ran unopposed.
• Hear presentations from the Citizens Committee for Smart Growth and Olsson Associates.
• Review a resolution accepting amendments to the Memorandum of Understanding between the city and Sedalia Firefighters Local 103 authorizing changes in sick leave procedures and accrual.
• Review an application for a driving while intoxicated grant between the Missouri Department of Transportation and the city.
• Review an ordinance accepting an agreement between the city and Missouri Department of
Corrections Division of Adult Institutions, Tipton Correctional Center. If approved, the ordinance will allow the city to use 10 worker offenders in its cemetery, airport and street departments. Council will also hear a presentation on using inmate labor during its pre-meeting.
• Review ordinances authorizing an agreement between the city and the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for a $246,354.75 infrastructure grant and a $20,992.30 non-infrastructure grant for the Horace Mann Elementary Safe Routes to School program, and a $23,967.30 non-infrastructure grant for the Parkview Elementary Safe Routes to School program.
• Review an ordinance accepting a three-year agreement between the city and Tim’s Tree Service LLC to use property to grind up material to be used in the city’s compost facility.
The Sedalia City Council pre-meeting will start at 5:45 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.