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Board of Aldermen is considering annexing subdivision south of city

BOWLING GREEN—During its regular meeting June 17, the Bowling Green Board of Aldermen approved a contract for Town Web to revamp the city’s website.

After careful study, the city council approved a bid of $3,108 from Town Web to develop a new city website. According to City Clerk Linda Luebrecht, the contract with the current website provider does not expire until December this year. Town Web will be building the new site, but won’t charge the city until the current contract runs out. Luebrecht added that there won’t be a monthly maintenance fee for the site.

In addition to Mayor Don Hunter  and Luebrecht, present were aldermen Kim Luebrecht, Terry Burris, Mark Bair, and Diane Kirkpatrick. Also, in attendance was City Attorney Jim Burlison. Craig Burnett and Mike Pugh were absent.

In other City Council news, the May meeting minutes were reviewed and accepted with approved changes. Also, the monthly treasurer’s report was approved as presented.

An ordinance that allows the mayor and city clerk to enter into a contract for the sale of real estate and to purchase real estate was approved by unanimous vote of the town council’s aldermen.

An ordinance authorizing the mayor and city clerk to execute and enter into a contract with the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Bowling Green, Mo. Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, for administration of the Convention and Visitors Bureau as provided in Section 67.1000 RSMo., was approved.

According to Luebrecht, this bill just allows any money going to the Convention and Visitors Bureau to pass through the City Council and go on to the CVB.

The City Council discussed the possible annexation of Magnolia Estates. Troy and Darla Niemeyer, owners of Magnolia Estates were represented by Rodney Dolbeare. No action was taken during the meeting. But Lubrecht said the community, which is just off of 161 South beyond Fieldview Estates, wants to be annexed, and a discussion about it would take place at the next general committee meeting.

The city council did approve up to 85 percent of the Walmart sales tax revenue to be allocated to the Project Fund Account. This fund, derived from a sales tax, was approved to pay back Walmart for the cost to build the roundabout.

USA Management LLC was paid $9,604. Kim Luebrecht, asked Linda Luebrecht to check on how many payments were left.

They also approved a bid from Equipment Pros Inc., in the amount of $11,860 to replace an influent pump at the wastewater plant. Lubrecht said it should take about six weeks to replace the pump and there would not be any interruptions in service during this time.

The aldermen approved payment of $1,333.20 to Pike County Collector for property located at 204 W. Main St.

Discuss and approve payment to McClain Consulting LLC, in the amount of $4,162.50.

The group discussed hiring a new building inspector and code enforcement officer. Part-time and full-time positions were discussed, as well as the Bowling Green Police Department taking over some of the code enforcement duties. Lubrecht said the council is currently advertising for  the position, and would hire someone as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

Adam Puchta & Sons Wine Co. has applied for a liquor license. The council approved this move.

The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce also sought a liquor license for a one-day event. This, too, was approved.

Payment of  $31,233.96 to Dotson & Gibbs Inc. was paid of for work done on the ultra violet system to help disinfect the wastewater at the treatment facility.

Hunter apointed Travis Dixon to Park Board Advisory Committee for a term ending June 2020;  Kathy Moss was appointed to the Library Board for term ending July 2022; and Amber Grote was appointed to Pike County Tourism Committee for term ending July 2022.

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