Service Awards, Promotions Prevalent at Sedalia Council Meeting
Numerous service awards were presented at the start of Monday night's Sedalia City Council meeting.
The first went to City Counselor Anne Gardner for 25 years of service. Sedalia Mayor John Kehde presented her with a certificate.
The second went to Officer Neva Overstreet for 10 years of service to the Sedalia Police Department. Sedalia Police Chief Matt Wirt presented her with a certificate.
Officer Derek Peters was next in line to receive an award from Chief Wirt. Peters was promoted to the rank of corporal. Wirt noted that the department has not had a corporal in over 20 years.
Several other SPD officers were pinned by their significant others as part of the promotion to corporal, including A.J. Silvey, Kevin Klein, Daniel Benner and Bradley Arnold.
In other Council business, the name of Johnson Street in northern Sedalia will be changed to Dr. A. R. Maddox. effective from North Washington to North Missouri, and will be known as East Maddox and West Maddox in that area.
Council approved a resolution to formally start the process of the name change to honor the late Albert R. Maddox, a prominent doctor in Sedalia. The idea to rename the street came from Elder Noah Poole, who attended the meeting.
Council also approved a support agreement with VMware for software that allows for the management and sharing of computer hardware within various City departments.
The ESXi package is licensed and the annual renewal fee is $1,140.06.
Also, Council approved an agreement with Barr Engineering Co., for professional services for a review of local limits and related industrial wastewater pre-treatment support services for water quality control.
The project includes developing a new permit for NUCOR pre-treatment, as well as updating other local businesses.
Four temporary, two new and eight renewal liquor licenses were approved by Council Monday night as well.
Three of the temp licenses were for a June 22 event benefitting Open Door and involving Craft Beer Cellar. The other temp license is for “Casino Night,” a benefit for the Boys & Girls Club scheduled for Thursday, June 13 at The Venue in downtown Sedalia.