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City of Vandalia adds two new members to Zoning Board

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 10:47 am

City of Vandalia Mayor Ralph Kuda, left, and Interim City Administrator Debbie Hopke, right, during last week’s Board of Alderman meeting.

City of Vandalia Mayor Ralph Kuda, left, and Interim City Administrator Debbie Hopke, right, during last week’s Board of Alderman meeting.

City of Vandalia Mayor Ralph Kuda appointed new members to the Zoning Board of Adjustments during the Board of Alderman meeting held last Tuesday inside the Lange Building. Mayor Kuda recommended and aldermen unanimously approved the recommendation of Ronnie Greene, Sr. and Janyce Holt.
The two will join Kevin Wenzel, Jim Elzea, Terri Jungers and city representatives Aaron Rentfro and Mayor Kuda.

Resolution Approved
Aldermen approved a resolution to authorize the filing of an application with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Small Community Engineering Assistance Program (SCEAP) under the Missouri Clean Water Law. According to drafted city minutes, Interim City Administrator Debbie Hopke told the group that the engineering procurement documentation and agreement between the City of Vandalia and THHinc McClure Engineering Company has been reviewed and approved for participation in the SCEAP. The contract is for the development of a Sewer System Evaluation Study to identify sources of inflow and infiltration in the wastewater collection system.
Approval of this resolution was necessary to move forward with gaining final department approval for this grant.  Approval of the resolution  names the Interim City Administrator as the person authorized to sign the grant agreement, pay requests, and to make decisions for this project.
This now brings the city one step closer to the funding, although there is no guarantee of funding until notification from the program.
Based on the application, the project would cost $28,500, with 80% funding of $22,800, leaving the city’s portion at $5,700.
This project was part of the 2016-2017 budget which was approved in February.

Miscellaneous
February meeting minutes were approved as well as the Accounts Payable.
Alderman Bob Dunn voiced his concerns over uneven amounts being spent at local businesses. He also voiced concerns over payment for paint of the historical church, and why the Historical Society would be paying for that.  Discussion followed.
At this time, City Attorney Amy Rost told the group that they needed to stay with items on the agenda.
There was no action taken on informational items discussed.
No Executive Session was held.