At the Sedalia City Council meeting on Monday night (Nov.19), the council voted to once again delay a vote on the ordinance on mandatory inspections for buildings in downtown Sedalia. The delay came about as Ward 4 Councilman Larry Stevenson requested an amendment he had written be added to the ordinance. Three people came to the podium to protest the delay of the ordinance siting safety concerns.

Following the city council meeting, KSIS talked to Sedalia City Administrator Gary Edwards about the delay. Edwards said there will be two ordinances presented to the council at the next meeting. One of the ordinances will have the amendment that would prohibit inspectors from entering private living quarters or other private areas unless given permission by the owners.

Listen to our interview with Gary Edwards below.