The Sedalia City Council spent a little bit of money Monday night during its regular meeting at the Municipal Building, 200 S. Osage.

The Public Safety Committee recommended a $173,355 bid from RS Technologies for installing an information technology infrastructure for the new Sedalia Police Department which is currently being built on the west side of the 200 block of S. Kentucky.

Out of the four potential vendors who responded to the City's request for proposal, one did not meet the necessary qualifications and was eliminated from consideration.

A line item was budgeted for  IT infrastructure at $130,000. But the chosen bidder's RFP came in at $173,355. The $43,355 difference can be made up by bringing other items, such as furniture and fixtures, under budget, staff said.

The Public Works Committe recommended spending nearly $40,000 on a one-ton, flatbed 4WD truck from Bryant Motor Company to replace an aging vehicle. The aging vehicle will now be placed in the vehicle maintenance department to become a secondary service vehicle for field maintenance work in the City's fleet, City Administrator Kelvin Shaw explained.

The Public Works Committee also recommended spending $4,650 with Norton and Schmidt Consulting Engineers for a survey and video produced by a structural engineer pertaining to the ongoing Streetscape project in downtown Sedalia. The survey will help prevent damage to existing old buildings during construction, it was noted.

Public Works also recommended spending $160,933.40 with Instuform Technologies USA for “cured-in-place-pipe” linings. The process feeds a liner into existing old serer main lines, pumps up to the walls of the old pipe and cures, or hardens the liner into place to form a permanent new pipe inside the old one, explained City Administrator Shaw. A total of $161,400 was originally budgeted for that project.

Public Works also recommended adding $120,000 of unused funds to carry over for repair of the City's aeration system at the Southeast Waste Water Treatment Plant. The money will be added to the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 in the Water Pollution Control enterprise fund.

Public Works also recommended spending $119,910 to change the City's water treatment system from chlorine gas to liquid chlorine at the Sedalia Water Department's treatment plant on Water Works Road. Smico Contracting was the low bidder for that job.

Public Works also recommended spending $35,132 for four sludge containers for the Water Pollution Control Department. The low bidder was Downing Sales and Service, Inc. Staff came up with a plan to replace aging dump trucks used to haul sewer sludge from each wastewater treatment plant to the composting facility with roll-off containers from Downing.

And finally, Public Works recommended soliciting grant funding for the construction of a rail spur for Nucor Steel Sedalia, LLC. Staff is now authorized to submit an application for a grant under the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) program.

The Finance and Administration Committee recommended approval of a contract with J.A. Lamy Manufacturing Company, (Stafford Swearingen) to spell out the details of what exactly will happen to the building at 100 W. Pacific after it was added to the Midtown Tax Increment Financing (TIF) redevelopment plan at a previous Council meeting. Swearingen attended the meeting, but did not speak publicly.

A records destruction request was granted for the Finance Department as a matter of normal housekeeping.

The Finance Committee recommended spending $21,850 with Trane, U.S., Inc., to upgrade software pertaining to the energy system that was installed at the Municipal Building, Convention Hall and the Street Department Building in 2006. A maintenance agreement signed at the time expired in 2013. Since that time, the operating systems that manage the geo-thermal heating and cooling systems became obsolete, creating problems with upkeep and management of the system. Therefore, an upgrade to the operating system was necessary.

And finally, the Finance Committee recommended approval of an agreement with Springstead Inc., for financial advisor services for financial analysis reference the recent amendment of the Midtown TIF plan.

Four liquor licenses were renewed during the 50-minute meeting Monday night, including for:

--Brad Wikstrom, dba Craft Beer Cellar, 700 S. Ohio, sidewalk liquor, $50.

--Fred R. Masterson, Jr., dba Loyal Order of the Moose #1494, 119 Winchester, liquor by the drink, $450

--Dianne Greene, dba Little Big Horn, 1629 W. Main, beer and wine, $75

--Charles Wansing, dba Chez When, 121 E. 3rd, liquor by the drink, $450

Mayor John Kehde was absent from Monday night's meeting to be with his son John Allen Kehde Jr., who is currently in a Denver hospital (Swedish Medical Center) after a serious fall on July 4, it was noted. Mayor Pro-Tem Don Meier was in charge of the meeting. Also, City Clerk Arlene Silvey was replaced Monday night by Deputy City Clerk Jason Myers.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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