The Sedalia City Council met in regular session Monday night to approve a variety of issues.

One of those issues regarded changing the frequency of the city's trash collection. The Council approved the change and trash collection in Sedalia will be reduced to one time a week, beginning October 3, 2016.

According to Public Works Director, Brenda Ardrey, the amount of trash will be about the same or less because the trucks are only partially full on the second pickup day due to less waste being put out by citizens.

The Sedalia Council also approved adding a new curbside recycling service.

According to Ardrey, four of the city’s trucks will be cleaned and made usable to collect recycling.

The City of Sedalia will also begin collecting electronic waste at the Materials Management Site on state Route U.

The City Council approved an increase of the monthly residential fee by $2.00, which will become effective October 1, 2016. The new additional revenue will be used for a Sanitation Department vehicle replacement fund.

For more information, please contact the Public Works Department at 827-3000 ext. 158.

Other items that were approved include, an ordinance establishing a “no parking” restriction on both sides of Thompson Boulevard between West 16th Street and Broadway Boulevard. The Council also approved quotes for the purchase of two 2016 Ford F-150 trucks for the Community Development Department, from Rick Ball Ford. The cost would be $21,998 per truck, through the Missouri Cooperative Procurement Program.

Randy Kirby