Harrisonville BOA moves quickly through short agenda

bbashioum@demo-mo.comDecember 6, 2013 

The Harrisonville Board of Aldermen moved through a short list of agenda items during a brief regular meeting Dec. 2.

Ward 1 Alderman Stacey Dahlman and Ward 4 Alderman Bill Mollenhour were absent from the gathering.

The aldermen who were in attendance voted unanimously to approve an ordinance requested by business owner John Foster to rezone property east of the intersection of Oriole Street and Southland East from a local business district to a service business district.

Following passage, the BOA also unanimously approved a second ordinance to vacate and abandon a utility easement located along the south line of lot three in the Southland Addition plat.

During the time allotted time for aldermen reports, the following items were noted:

Ward 2 Alderman Morris Coburn thanked the police department for recently hosting a DARE graduation, along with the school district for hosting the senior adult Thanksgiving meal Nov. 25.

Ward 3 Alderman David Dickerson said he was able to meet with Del Dunmire’s son and daughter about details in regard to developments on the Harrisonville’s historic square.

Ward 3 Alderman Bret Reece made a comment about the BOA’s recent decision to change the rules on moving ordinances to a second reading in the same evening if they receive a majority vote during the first vote in addition to resolutions being approved unanimously.

Reece encouraged aldermen to use consideration when voting to approve an agenda item in the same meeting.

“I would like to see us let it roll to the second reading,” he said. “It gives the most time for people to see it, unless it is a very minor housekeeping item.”

City Administrator Keith Moody also made a comment to the board that the police department staff will not be able to move into their new building until late February/early March, not because of a delay in construction, but due to the timing of the city’s new 911 communication technology being installed.

Mayor Kevin Wood concluded the meeting by inviting the public to the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Marler-Wirt-Allen Park.

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