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Several ordinances revised during recent Vandalia meeting

Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 11:59 am

City of Vandalia Attorney Amy Rost reads a proposed ordinance change during the July board meeting.

The City of Vandalia’s Board of Aldermen made several changes to its City Code during their July 11 meeting.
Their effort was to help match the city organization’s perception of roles and responsibilities as approved in the June 13 meeting.
Interim City Administrator Alan Winders noted that four ordinances presented represent discussions held by aldermen regarding roles and responsibilities.
The ordinances affected by the changes include Section 110.060 (regular meetings), Section 110.210 (special committees), Section 115.080 (vacancies), Section 120.01 (mayor how elected, etc.), Section 120.050 (other standing commissioners appointed), and Section 120.130 (personnel authority of the mayor and board of aldermen).
According to the meeting minutes, Street Superintendent Dave Hamby gave an update on the chip and seal street program.
An update on the railroad crossing project at Galloway Road was given as it was tabled a few months ago by Darren Berry.
Berry, the Chief Water Plant Operator, also gave an update on the water tower inspection that was just completed.
Interim City Administrator Winders told the group that the costs of the railroad crossing project have increased, and the benefits of the project may not be worth the cost.
He also added that he attended a MoDOT Commission meeting in Bowling Green recently. The roundabouts that were discussed at previous meetings have been approved and are in the State Transportation Improvement Program, and are in-line for funding. Proposed date for funding is 2020.
Minutes were approved for the June 13 meeting.
An Accounts Payable report was also approved during the July meeting held inside the Lange Building in Vandalia.