The City of Laddonia had a new mayor sworn into office during their April 13 Board of Aldermen meeting at City Hall.
Newly elected Monte Hanson took the Oath of Office administered by City Attorney Tom Ellis.
Also sworn in were Sabrina Hays, Clerk and Collector; Nicholas Parrish, Treasurer; along with aldermen Francis Hunn and Glenn Jensen.
Hunn was also elected as Mayor Pro-Tem for one year.
Now former Mayor Josh Deimeke was presented a plaque with gavel to recognize him for his service at the meeting.
Mayor Hanson talked about the roles of the mayor and the importance for citizens to be informed with fact on situations during some of his first remarks in the position.
“It’s time for this board to get to work,” Mayor Hanson said. “That’s what you’ve entrusted us to do.”
Mayor Hanson announced an agreement with Robert Brown, the owner of the land just west of the city lagoon, that will help solve the city’s ongoing wastewater discharge problems with the state of Missouri.
According to the meeting minutes, this agreement with Brown will let the city discharge its wastewater through an irrigation unit set up on his land. This project will greatly reduce the cost of this problem over the cost of the best option the city has been studying in the recent past. Even this project will still have to be approved by the state of Missouri.
A motion was made by Hunn to approve this overall plan to get a written contract signed with Brown including an easement to his property, and to get our engineering company started to work again and get this wastewater project approved by the state. Jensen seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
The monthly reports for March 2017 were approved.
Aldermen unanimously approved a measure to put a bid in the newspaper asking for bidders in the city’s attempt to sell the old City Hall building. Aldermen unanimously approved a measure to publish an ad in the newspaper to seek bids for a surveyor to survey the outer limits of the City of Laddonia.
Another measure was approved to put an ad in the newspaper to seek bids for this year’s street paving project. The street paving would be done between July 1 and September 30.
A work session meeting for aldermen will be held on the fourth Thursday of every month, focused on old business only. Discussion was tabled on the purchase of a water leak detector until next month in order to obtain more bids.
The meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.