The Sedalia City Council recognized Sedalia Police Department's Officer of the year with a plaque presentation at the start of the regular meeting Monday night at the Municipal Building 2nd and Osage.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

Officer Travis St. Cyr was given a plaque by Sedalia Police Chief John DeGonia and congratulated by Mayor Stephen J. Galliher while Council members applauded.

Three city employees were recognized for their service, none of whom attended Monday night's meeting. They included – Assistant Park Superintendent Jeff Mazzella for 25 years of service, Telecommunications Officer Mariana Limanskiy for five years of service with the SPD, and Maintenance Technician Michia Richardson for five years of service with the Parks Department.

During the meeting, Council approved an application for a Hazardous Moving Grant through the Missouri Highway Safety Program between the SPD and the Missouri Department of Transportation, Traffic and Highway Safety Division for $6,500.

Council also approved the purchase of Wastewater Treatment Plants UV Parts and Supplies from Trojan UV Technologies for $38,341.49.

Council approved a profesional services agreement by and between City of Sedalia and Alliance Water Resources, Inc., for operational oversight, maintenance and management services for Sedalia's Water Pollution Control Department.

Council also approved an agreement by and between City of Sedalia and Olsson Associates for professional services for the Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant air header improvements project.

Council also approved a plan, referred to as Chapter 100, for an industrial development project for a steel mill facility (Nucor). A public hearing held just prior to the regular 7 p.m. meeting drew no speakers for or against the project from the general public. However. EDSPC Executive Director Jessica Craig outlined to Council members what Nucor will mean for the City, touting the expected $16M payroll, and 250 jobs with an annual average salary of $65,000.

"This is the largest (economic) opportunity in 10 years in Missouri, and the largest ever for Sedalia," Craig said. She estimated that Nucor workers will likely be driving to Sedalia every day from a 60-mile radius one the plant is in operation. Nucor is expected to have a very low turnover rate, Craig added.

Council also approved an agreement by and between City of Sedalia and Info-Tech Research Group for IT research and advisory services for the City.

Council also authorized a grant application that will allow for completion of a Compost Pilot Project, including public outreach.

Under appointments, Tolbert Rowe was reappointed to the EDPSC board of director to a term expiring in December.

Under liquor licenses, Robert Edwards dba Grellner Sales and Service, 1510 W. Henry, was renewed for the sale of wholesale beer for $50.

The Council adjourned to closed session following the meeting.

During a work session prior to the regular meeting, Council heard presentations from City Administrator Kelvin Shaw (financial update) and also from Animal Shelter Manager Randi Battson (feral cat problem).

A work session concerning the City's budget is planned for Monday, March 12, followed by another closed-door meeting.

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