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SPD to get new radio repeater system; R-3 property annexed into city for apartments

May 8, 2014

in Local

Sedalia-SealBy Kyle Siegel
Staff writer

The Sedalia City Council met for a brief session this past Monday at the Municipal Building, where they passed three ordinances and reviewed bids for the Sedalia Police Department Radio Project.

The city council approved a quote from Motorolla and Commenco for the purchase of a repeater system, installation and associated hardware. The new equipment will replace the old repeater system currently used by the Sedalia Police Department.

Motorolla will be providing the repeater system while Commenco will provide the installation and associated hardware.

The cost of the new equipment came in at $63,677.83. The cost of the project was included in the 2015 Fiscal Year Budget. The budget allowed for $60,000. The remaining balance of $3,677.83 will be provided from drug seizure funds seized by the Sedalia Police Department.

Commander Matt Wirt with the Sedalia Police Department was asked how many years the older system has been in use.

“We leased it so I don’t know its age. This time we are actually purchasing the equipment and placing it around city owned locations. This will provide us more multiple locations to receive the signal for the walkies to give us better coverage throughout the city,” Commander Wirt said.

The Sedalia City Council approved an ordinance concerning the annexation of property near the intersection of 10th Street and Winchester Drive. The ordinance completed the second step of the proposed annexation. The property will be zoned R-3: Apartment House District. On April 21, a public hearing was held during the regular council meeting concerning the annexation of the Independent Living of Sedalia unincorporated area. No one came forth to speak against the annexation during the public hearing.

The council also approved a facilities use agreement between the City of Sedalia and the Missouri State Fair for the 2014 July 4th Fireworks display at the fairgrounds. Each year the City of Sedalia and the Missouri State Fair approve an agreement for the fireworks display.

In other council news, the council approved an ordinance for a Community Video agreement between the City of Sedalia and CGI Communications. The video that CGI Communication will produce, at no cost to the city, will be placed on the city webpage at www.CityofSedalia.com. It will be used to promote the City of Sedalia.

The program is endorsed by the National League of Cities and it is used throughout Missouri and the nation, according to information provided by city staff.

The council also approved a records destruction request from the Personnel Department. The records met the retention schedule set forth by the Secretary of State’s office. The records destroyed were applications and they were retained for six months.

Several appointments to a number of boards and commissions were approved by council on Monday. Jim Fischer was appointed as an alternate to the Board of Appeals. Former Sedalia Mayor Elaine Horn was appointed to a three year term on the Central Business & Cultural District Board. Dennis Henderson and Russell Driskell were appointed to the Citizens Traffic Advisory Commission.

City Councilman James Cunningham was appointed to the Planning and Zoning Commission as the city council representative. Rick Kell was appointed to a three year term on the Public Library Board. Mary Merritt was appointed to the Public Works Board. Merritt is replacing Councilman Don Meier and she will finish out his original appointment. She is then appointed to a four year term ending in June of 2018. Pete Sublett was appointed to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. His term expires in June of 2018.

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