The Sedalia City Council on Monday approved Phase 4 renovations of the Municipal Building at 2nd and Osage.

The vote was five yes, three absent at a special Council meeting held Monday night. Absent were Council members Andrew Dawson, Megan Page and Tom Oldham.

The breakdown of the $410,500 project is as follows:

$104,373 for the City Council Chambers
$110,173 for a Basement Dispatch
$64,889 for a Basement Locker Room, Lounge and Bathroom
$49,099 for the Utility Finance Department
$45,640 for the Court Clerk and Conference Area
$36,326 for a Second Floor Office

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

City Administrator Kelvin Shaw explained the reason for the updates.

“One of the big things we want to do is rehab the Council Chambers and the Courtroom,” he said. “It's really getting dated and the upholstery is getting worn out. Plus, we want to make it more flexible. So we're going to take out all the fixed seating and make it into flexible seating (tables and chairs).”

In addition, City Hall has absorbed the Water Department management. “So we need to make room for them here, so we're going to use up some of the space the police vacated. And we've had some additional growth over the years,” Shaw explained.

Central Dispatch will be located in the basement of the building, he noted.

Restricted funds will pay for the renovations, which was set aside when money for the new SPD was allocated.

Septagon Construction Company, Inc., is the general contractor for the project. Gaskin Hill Norcross of Missouri, Inc., (Springfield) is the architect for the project.

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