The Sedalia City Council on Thursday approved a change order from Septagon Construction for $9,863.02 for parking lot fixtures for the new Sedalia Police Station at 3rd and Kentucky.

The building is now being occupied and according to City Administrator Kelvin Shaw, "We also noticed that once all the outside lighting was installed, there was a different look or color to the parking lot lights and the lights on (the) building, flag pole, and historic sidewalk entry. Therefore, staff proposes to change the parking lot light fixtures to white LED light so they will match all the other lighting in the area to include street lights," he said in his notes to Council.

The cost for the change is $5,641.02, which brings the change order total to $9,986.02, he added.

Shaw commended the builders and others on the change order totals to clock in at less then one percent of the total cost of the project.

In addition, a change order of $4,345 was approved for fine grading and landscaping. Shaw explained in his notes that it is common practice to make an allowance in the contract for such work, then the exact amount agreed upon is pulled into the contract through the change order process.

Two bids were awarded for a water main project along Broadway from Grand to Ohio, and from 2nd to 7th Street.

KAT Excavation, Inc, was awarded a $523,463.80 bid, while Hettinger Excavating, LLC, was awarded a $2,399,945 bid.

Also at the meeting, Robin Balke was appointed to the Police Personnel Board, completing Jeremy Fry's term that expires June 2022.

In addition, City Administrator Kelvin Shaw rotated off the Firefighters Retirement Board of Trustees, and Finance Director Peggy Bay was placed on the board.

One new liquor license was approved for Allen Whittall, dba Sedalia Elks 125, for a picnic license ($37.50) fir a wedding party on Jan. 26.

Two liquor licenses were renewed -- one for Amanda Goon dba Break Time, 2801 W. Broadway, for packaged liquor, $150; and one for Rebecca Erfurth dba Tiger Eagle Stop, 3415 E. Broadway, for packaged liquor with Sunday sales, $450.

During the good and welfare portion of Thursday's meeting, Councilman Bob Cross commended Public Works Director Brenda Ardrey and her crew for the "super great job" on snow removal during the recent snowstorm that hit Sedalia.

Councilwoman Bonita Nash thanked Mayor Kehde and Councilman Jeff Leeman for attending Monday's Martin Luther King, Jr., Day observance at Sacred Heart Church.

Three presentations were originally on the agenda for Thursday's meeting, but were postponed to make the meeting leaner and quicker. A financial update from Shaw, as well as updates from EDSPC Executive Director Jessica Craig and Base Community Council representative Karl Kramer will be held at a later date.

The Council adjourned to closed session following the regular meeting on advice from City Counselor Anne Gardner.

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