During their meeting of February 6, 2017, the City Council approved Bill 6047, a parcel development agreement for the 60 West TIF District. The agreement will facilitate development of a Watami Sushi & Hibachi Steakhouse.
The City’s Rail-to-Trail Master Plan consultants were in attendance to present the final plan, which Council adopted. In a related measure, Council authorized the Mayor to execute an agreement with the Missouri Highways & Transportation Commission to obtain funding for construction of Phase I of the trail. Phase one begins at Scott St. and continues east to Main St.
Council also approved the 2017 Street & Drainage Improvement Plan. With an anticipated cost of $836,306, improvements are scheduled in each of the City’s wards. High priority projects include the milling and resurfacing Davis Boulevard and Ruth Street; concrete reconstruction of the Ruth Street at New Madrid intersection; and seal coating of Ables Road. DPW Director Jay Lancaster indicated the City will be seeking a hydrology study of the Anderson Street area to identify the cause(s) of continued flooding at that location, and determine what actions are needed to prevent future flooding.
A number of purchases for the Park Division were approved. They included the purchase of 6-sets of bleachers for $12,679.88; purchase of 2-John Deere 1550 Mowers for $34,250; and the purchase of a 2016 Kubota UTV with cargo box for $11,700. Two used Park Division mowers will be transferred to the LCRA mowing program, and of the 2-LCRA tractors (used for bush hogging operations) one will be transferred to the Airport and the other declared surplus and sold. (Council Resolution 17-02-01).
Council authorized DPS to purchase an outdoor warning system (tornado siren) for installation at the Business, Education & Technology Park on Highway ZZ. Estimated cost will be $26,724.
The first reading of Bill 6041, amending City Code 210.840 to bring it into compliance with state statute, was completed. Council also approved a 2017 Legislative Priority Statement.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Council will be conducting a public meeting to obtain input on residential solid waste services and future recycling programs. The public is invited to this February 16, 5 PM meeting being held at the Clinton Building, 501 Campanella.