Progress could also begin on new animal shelter

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The Sedalia City Council will possibly make a final decision on the proposed Broadway Boulevard front yard parking ordinance during its meeting today, along with starting the process to construct a new animal shelter.

The yard parking ordinance was discussed by council during a previous work session last month, and the Citizens for a Clean Sedalia Committee has been discussing the proposal since May. Council sent the proposal back to Clean Sedalia to make some changes. During the committee’s July 24 meeting, it was decided to allow those residences in the future that do not comply with the ordinance to apply for a special use permit to obtain permission to park in the front yard. Today council will discuss the changes made and decide if they will approve the proposal.

Coming soon after public comments were made during the July town hall meeting about Sedalia Animal Shelter needs, the council will also be reviewing an ordinance today that could begin the process for a new city animal shelter. It will review an ordinance approving the creation of a final plat for Animal Acres, a Pettis County subdivision, and dedicating public utility and roadway easements as shown on the plat for public use. This legislation authorizes the donation of Lot 1 of Animal Acres, by warranty deed, to the Heckart Family Foundation for the construction of an animal shelter and authorizing an agreement between the City of Sedalia and the Heckart Family Foundation.

Council will also recognize the following people with service awards: William Chapman, Sedalia Police Lieutenant, 35 years of service; Tammy Lewis, Street Department program specialist, 30 years of service; Roger Vieth, Street Department crew supervisor, 30 years of service; Brad Beard, Sedalia Police Sergeant, 25 years of service; Mark Dawson, Sanitation Department, senior equipment operator, 20 years of service; Eric Franken, Park Department maintenance tech III, 15 years of service; Phillip Kindle, Sanitation Department public works service worker, five years of service; James Zumwalt, WPC Department compost operator, five years of service.

During the meeting council will also:

• Approve a bid from Rhad A. Baker Construction LLC for $103,600 for the sidewalk project on 16th Street from Grand Avenue to Ohio Avenue. Since only $75,000 is budgeted for the project, a change order will be completed to reduce the scope of work.

• Approve a bid from Vance Brothers Inc. for $345,355 for the slurry seal of various streets.

• Approve a bid from Agricycle Inc. for $54,200 for the yard waste grinding No. 5 project. Only $40,000 is budgeted for the project, so a change order will be completed.

• Approve an agreement between the City of Sedalia and Wilson & Company Inc., Engineers and Architects, for on-call professional services.

• Reject a bid for a roof structure over the Salt Spreader for the Street Department.

• Approve a bid from Higgins Asphalt Paving Co. Inc. for $49,536 for the overlay of cemetery roads. A change order will be completed to reduce the scope of work to fit within the budgeted $44,000.

• Approve a resolution authorizing a lump sum payment of $19,431.63 to the Pettis County Fire Protection District for lost revenue associated with the annexation of the Cambridge Village Subdivision. By state law, cities must reimburse county fire districts if the district loses revenue producing land due to annexation.

• Review bids for a storm shelter at the cemetery workshop at Crown Hill Cemetery. City staff has recommended the council approve the low bid of $2,350 from Stewart Concrete Products.

• Review an ordinance amending the City of Sedalia’s Personnel Regulations Manual by adopting a social media policy for city employees. The IT Department and IT Committee have been working on a comprehensive policy for the past year, which provides guidelines, rules and protections for the City and city staff.

• Review a resolution supporting an application by D. Kim Lingle and MBL Development Co. for Missouri Housing Commission funding for Deer Brook Villas Phase II.

• Review a records destruction request from the Personnel Department.

The Sedalia City Council pre-meeting will begin at 6 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.

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