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Cambridge Village to be annexed into City of Sedalia as of Jan. 1

November 25, 2013

in Local

By Kyle Siegel
Staff writer

The Sedalia City Council met this past Monday evening at the Municipal Building, where they approved several ordinances including the annexation of the Cambridge Village sub-division into the City of Sedalia.

The city council accepted and approved an ordinance which accepted the Cambridge Village sub-division into the City of Sedalia. Cambridge Village is adjacent to the current city limits of Sedalia. This decision came after a public hearing was held on Nov. 4, where no issues against the annexation were brought forth to the city council.

The annexation of Cambridge Village, with the exception of lots 1, 26, 27, 56, 57 and 58, will take place Jan. 1.

On the agenda for the evening was the discussion and possible decision over an ordinance which related to the Certificates of Inspection in conjunction with the Sedalia Downtown Commercial District. This legislation was tabled by council members until the Dec. 2 council session. This legislation was being reintroduced after a decision to make adjustments to the proposed ordinance was decided upon in the Oct. 28 city council meeting.

During the meeting, council also approved requests for the destruction of old records from the city’s Personnel Department and the Sedalia Municipal Court.

In other council news, the council approved an ordinance to repeal the previous Ordinance 7969. This now removes the 15 Minute parking restriction for as parking space on the south side of Sixth Street at the Ohio intersection.

The ordinance was proposed by the Sedalia Traffic Advisory Commission. The Sedalia Traffic Advisory Commission indicated that people park for longer than the allotted 15 minutes on a regular basis. Since the business, that was located in front of the parking space, has relocated there is now no need for the parking restriction.

The Sedalia City Council also reviewed and accepted an ordinance which established a mid-block crosswalk on West 9th Street, between South Kentucky and South Osage Avenues. The proposal for the cross walk was also submitted by the Sedalia Traffic Advisory Committee.

There currently exists a crosswalk in this location. It connects Broadway Presbyterian Church with its playground across the street. It was brought to the council’s attention that there was no current ordinance in place for this crosswalk, and the commission members wanted to be consistent with other ordinances.

The Sedalia City Council amended Ordinance 9940, which related to the adding of a new classification and job description for a Recreation Supervisor and Administrative Assistant for the Sedalia Parks Department. The proposal was approved by the Sedalia Park Board at their monthly board meeting on Nov. 12.

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