By Kyle Siegel
The Sedalia City Council approved two lease agreements from local schools for the use of Jennie Jaynes Stadium for another season of football this upcoming fall. The new school district sports stadium is still under construction and not expected to be completed in time for the upcoming season.
The council approved a lease agreement between the City of Sedalia and the Sedalia School District #200 in the amount of one dollar for the use of Jennie Jaynes Stadium this fall football season. Although the lease cost will only be one dollar, Sedalia School District #200 will have to pay all utility costs associated with the use of the facility as well as any other operating costs.
Sedalia City Council also approved a similar lease agreement between the City of Sedalia and Sacred Heart School for the use of the stadium. Although Sacred Heart and the Sedalia School District #200 have a separate agreement for the use of its new facility, Sacred Heart will lease the use of Jennie Jaynes Stadium for one dollar while the new facility is completed. Sacred Heart will have to pay all utility costs it accrues during the fall football season, as well as any other operating costs.
Council approved an ordinance amending a current ordinance concerning parking on the west side of South Engineer between east 6th and 7th Streets. The new ordinance removes the no-parking restriction on that section of road. The Sedalia Traffic Advisory Commission made the recommendation after unanimous approval. Washington Elementary School Principal Lisa Volk brought the request to the Sedalia Traffic Advisory Commission.
The council also approved a no-parking restriction on the east side of South Engineer between East 6th and 7th Streets.
In other council news, council decided to reject bids concerning the Sanitary Sewer Collection System Improvements Phase 1A. Only two bids were received and the low bid came in $811,000 over the engineer’s estimate.
City Staff recommended that the project be divided into four smaller projects and be rebid. According to staff, this will cause an approximate delay of 60 days. The do not believe it will create problems with the $30 million sewer project.
The council also approved a date change for the second August council meeting. The date will change from Sept. 15 to Sept. 22 due to the Missouri Municipal League annual conference. Photo by Randy Kirby, Sedalia Weekly Observer.