Willow Springs City Council Approves Grant Applications and Zero Turn Mowers
Willow Springs City Council met last night in executive session followed by regular session at city hall. The open session was also attended by some area boy scouts learning about how local government works.
City Council approved the consent agenda which included approval of minutes of the January meeting, paying bills, financial reports, and departmental reports. In old business, city council heard an update from City Administrator Beverly Hicks, on the closure and pavement in the area of Reservoir Road. The work would be a cost share program with the City of Willow Springs, MoDOT and BNSF Railroad.
Willow Springs Alderman Troy Yonkers read a proposed mission statement…
Council and Administrator Hicks also discussed the process that the city is going through in preparing for future DNR wastewater permitting.
In new business, city council recognized Sergeant Brian Hogan of the Willow Springs Police Department for 10 years of service.
City council also discussed on going negotiations for purchasing wholesale electricity and approved three council bills, 1 allowing Mayor Kim Weimer to enter into a lease agreement with M&M LLC for the old MoDOT District 9 building, the other 2 allow the police department to apply for grants for sobriety checkpoints and highway safety program. Willow Springs City council after much discussion approved purchasing two zero-turn mowers at a cost just under $10-thousand each. Council closed the meeting agreeing to leave the meeting time for the open session as is, at 5pm, but to adjust the time of the closed executive session as needed.