Bonita Nash sworn in as Sedalia’s newest councilwoman

June 5, 2014

in Local

Sedalia-SealBy Kyle Siegel
Staff writer

This past Monday, the Sedalia City Council appointed and swore in a new councilperson for the Sedalia Second Ward. Council also approved several bids and change orders during the biweekly session.

The council approved the nomination from Mayor Steve Galliher for the appointment of Bonita Nash as the replacement for Wanda Monsees in the Sedalia Second Ward. Monsees resigned last month due to illness. Nash will finish the remainder of Monsees’ term that began this past April.

The council also reviewed and accepted a resolution which authorized the Sedalia Police Department to act as the agent for the City of Sedalia concerning the application process for the 2014 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Local Grant. The grant comes from the United States Bureau of Justice. The agreement allows for the distribution of potential funds from the grant.

The council approved a bid from Elliot Equipment Company in the amount of $129,694 for the purchase of a refuse truck to be used by the Sedalia Sanitation Department. The bid was the second lowest, but due to truck’s better hydraulic lift system the city staff recommended the equipment from Elliot Equipment Co.

Sedalia City Council also approved a bid from Bryant Motors for the purchase of a Crew Cab 4×4 1 ton pickup to be used by the Sedalia Street Department. The bid was approved in the amount of $34,982. This came in under the budgeted amount of $35,000.

The council also approved an ordinance related to a cooperative service agreement between the Sedalia Regional Airport and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and Wildlife Services for the completion of an airport wildlife hazard assessment. The assessment determines potential danger of deer on the airport runway.

The council approved a change order from Lehman Construction for adjustments to the Sanitary Sewer Project. The change order was in the amount of $4,074.50 and is for the final quantity adjustments. The change order will decrease the cost of the project to the amount of $205,571.55.

Council also approved change order in the amount of $7,750 from McClanahan Construction, Inc. The change order concerned the wastewater treatment plant improvements. The change order is for final contract adjustments. The final cost after adjustments came in at $3,627,750.


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